Welcome to my September Sephora haul! This month it’s happening a little later than normal because there were a couple new drops that I wanted to include! Each month I partner with Sephora to select my favorite new releases and restocks (I get to pick & I purchase), try them out and then review my favorites in a post. I’m excited about this haul because it includes a Sephora Favorites set for under $50, two face masks that are great for detoxing your pores (hello mask related breakouts), a new to Sephora CC cream, hair treatment and more!
Sephora Beauty Insider Program
Before you buy anything, make sure you sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program so that your purchases earn you points, rewards and early access to sales! I have been a long-time member of their program and it comes in handy for savings if you are a beauty lover like myself! Now, let’s get to this month’s finds!
September Haul Picks
MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Lipstick // This ultra-pigmented, satin-finish lipstick boasts all-day color and up to 24 hours of hydration while smoothing lips. It is packed with amino acids for added hydration and camellia oil to soften. The creamy finish is more matte than shine and I found that it helps to blur and smooth your lips. I’m wearing “empowered beige” in this post and also love “brazen pink” and “vivid naked”. The “vivid naked” shade is very similar to Charlotte Tilbury’s “Kim K.W” and the “brazen pink” is a subtle mauve tint, perfect for fall!
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine™ Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser // If you suffer from dry skin, this might be your new favorite cleanser. It’s an oil-free, hypoallergenic, nourishing cleanser that completely dissolves dirt, oil, and waterproof makeup without stripping the skin‘s moisture barrier. I used it on a full face of makeup to see how it would cleanse. I will say you need to remove your eye makeup first but other than that, it removed virtually all traces of makeup and debris. It also left my face smooth thanks to ingredients of marine algae and hyaluronic acid. Typically with a cleanser that breaks down makeup, you don’t get the cleaning advantages. Or if you use something to clean your skin really well, it might not break down oils in the makeup. That is why double cleansing is so popular. I’m going to keep testing this out but just a few uses in, I’m a fan!
Summer Fridays Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution // This powerful, three-in-one solution packed with 16 percent AHAs and niacinamide to exfoliate and visibly brighten skin while reducing the appearance of pores. If you remember from our IG chats, niacinamide is vitamin B3 which works to clarify and refine the skin’s texture. This exfoliant also includes lactic acid to smooth fine lines and glycolic acid which gets down into the pores to break up oil and impurities. That means that it works well but also will sting a little and have a slight smell, as is the case with virtually any product containing acids. If you are looking for an AHA solution at Sephora, I would absolutely recommend this one. I have been very impressed with everything I have tried from Summer Fridays.
Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Hawaiian Sea Water & White Clay Face Mask // If you struggle with acne, I would recommend a weekly detox mask. I am so excited to see Sephora expand their selection of clay, charcoal and detoxing masks. This clay mask by Bobbi Brown thoroughly cleanses pores, removing impurities, pollutants, and excess oil without stripping skin. You can use it after dermaplaning, once a week during a bath or just whenever you are feeling like your skin needs a good deep clean. Hawaiian sea water and Amazonian White Clay help extract toxins and impurities while sea salt and Sea water help remove pore-clogging debris and excess oil from skin. I put this on and had to take a lengthy call where I wasn’t able to rinse it off immediately. Most clay masks would dry out to the point where they were almost painful and this one did not do that at all. Highly recommend this product!
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Liner – Walk of No Shame Collection // Fans of Charlotte Tilbury rejoice! Her new Walk of No Shame collection is now available at Sephora. I am not going to lie to you, this new collection is BOLD. If you are a fan of a bold lip and rosy hues then you need to check out this new creamy, matte, high-pigment eyeliner in a warm-russet shade. It is smudge-proof, waterproof, and lasts for up to 16 hours, meaning it can be used on the waterline.
Sephora Favorites Makeup Must Haves // All you need to hear from me on this Sephora Favorites set is that it is a STEAL and it will sell out! I love all of the Sephora Favorites collections and think they are an excellent way to discover new products from a trusted leader in the beauty space. This kit takes the cake though. It has eight best-selling makeup products including a full size NARS Orgasm Blush, Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown.
LANCER Skincare Clarifying Detox Mask with Green Tea + 3% Sulfur // LANCER is quickly becoming one of my favorite beauty brands. This fast-acting clay mask, with three-percent sulfur and a citrus refreshing scent, helps to clear up, decongest, and visibly improve the look of skin texture. Also, it smells exactly like a spa. I can’t explain it but just trust me. I also love that this mask contains green tea that helps reduce the appearance of redness.
Kérastase Blond Absolu Overnight Recovery Treatment for Lightened Hair // Remember that one time I didn’t read the fine print on a Rose Shampoo & Conditioner and thought that “rose” was because it had rosehip in it and not that it would ALSO turn my hair pink?!? Well, I had to shampoo about 10 times with dish soap and baking soda to get the pigment out. Since the infamous pink hair incident, I have been in need of some DEEP conditioning. Enter this overnight leave-in serum from Kérastase with hyaluronic acid and edelweiss flower to hydrate and recover hair. This Kérastase treatment is technically made for hair that is damaged from salon lightening but also works on the accidental lightening of colored tones. The serum hydrates, protects against breakages and didn’t leave my hair oily at all.
Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50 // I love Supergoop!’s line of sunscreens and used to wear their CC cream several years ago. This super-clean, oil-free, color-correcting cream is new to Sephora and is made with 100 percent mineral SPF 50 to provide complete care for your skin and natural, buildable coverage. I was impressed with the coverage and found it to be lighter in weight than my other CC creams!!