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Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

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It’s that time of year, BIC! The holiday season is here, and we know many of you have some important shopping decisions to make. Whether you’re checking off gifts for your loved ones, or looking to treat yourself, we want to know: What beauty goodies are on your list this year? Got a solid strategy for getting the most out of the holiday sales and deals? Let Community know how you’re building your basket!

 

Click the “Reply” button below to share your holiday shopping list, post pics of your holiday hauls, or ask other members for gifting/product advice! 😊

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

i have sensitive skin that is combo, but is dry in cooler months and have had a good experience with Bare minerals complexion rescue tinted gel

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Watch skincare by hyram on YouTube 

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Origins GinZing Gel Moisturizer is amazing! I have dry skin and use it in the mornings to stay hydrated throughout the day—I’ve been using it forever 🙂 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hi @oliviaa711 ! I'll limit my suggestions to products Sephora sells. That's actually hard (for me) when it comes to moisturizers because honestly, there are better ones elsewhere—I mean, I'm dying to tell you to visit your local Target (if you're in the US) for low cost and truly effective dry skin moisturizers, but ANYway... 🙂 

 

Tinted moisturizer

Note: I picked shades I actually use but, obviously, your shade might be different. (We can't tag products without also choosing specific shades.) 

 

 

Gentle exfoliant 

 

 

Moisturizer for dry skin 

 

 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hi! I usually recommend the regular tinted moisturizer formula from laura mercier. If you want something with more coverage, go for the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Customizable Value Set ! (I included this one because it has a moisturizer great for dry skin as well) For a gentle exfoliant, i’d recommendKate Somerville ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash Mini 1.7 oz/ 50 mL for a gentle daily wash, AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Mini 0.7 oz/ 20 g for ever other day or every 3 days or First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads 28 Pads because it’s a toner/exfoliant in one and their brand is great for sensitive skin! They also have a great moisturizer which is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration 

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My favorite moisturizer for dry skin depends on how you build it up @oliviaa711. Without a few layers of hydration, I would go for Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides. That or Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer Rich

For gentle exfoliating, there are others far more experienced than I to recommend:) 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

I need a new bronzer and I’m going back and forth between Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar and Fenty Beauty. And with fenty beauty I don’t know if I should go with cream or powder. Thoughts??

 

 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

I heard that the fenty powders are great!

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Deff try the fenty beauty matchstix as a great base for your powder bronzer! or for a more natural look, you can wear it by itself because it’s a cream-to-powder formula. (you can also build up the color to the intensity you want) I’ve also tried the charlotte tilbury bronzers and they’re AMAZING! and also really big too, they’re about the same size as the marc jacob’s one if you’ve tried those, so it’ll last a while. I got shade 2, and for reference i’m a light/medium skin tone with yellow neutral undertones.

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hello! I’m struggling with large pores and blackheads. What is the product that has done the most significant difference for your clogged and enlarged pores?

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hi @xmarjooox ! Most products I want to recommend aren't sold at Sephora. (I use mostly Paula's Choice products for pore degunking and acne.) But here are a few they carry that should be able to help: 

 

  • The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% - attacks acne-causing bacteria much like salicylic acid does, plus it can help lift dark marks left behind by acne. My dermatologist convinced me to try this on my mostly-dry combo skin. It makes me itchy for a few minutes, but only where I apply it (you don't have to put it on your entire face). But it does work well for acne and it plays very nicely with my retinol serum. 
  • The INKEY List Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum - I haven't used this, but the ingredients look promising: 2% salicylic acid + zinc PCA for acne, sodium hyaluronate for hydration, and no unnecessary yucky stuff. 
  • The INKEY List Niacinamide Oil Control Serum - niacinamide is great for many reasons, including pore size management. It's probably already in some of your skincare products, but adding a dedicated serum isn't a bad thing. 
  • The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 1 oz/ 30 mL - another niacinamide serum option, and this one also includes zinc. 

 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Look at the ordinary! Prices are so affordable and it works!

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hi! I'm looking for a couple things...

 

-a great lip oil

-a (nonsticky or only lightly sticky) lip gloss

-a bright eyeshadow palette

-a pastel eyeshadow palette

-an awesome mascara

-and a warm-toned bronzer!

 

Sorry if this is a lot haha but if anyone has these products that they love, I'd appreciate it! For color reasons I have light skin with freckles and dark hair, eyes, and eyelashes. Thank you so much!

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

I loooove Clinique mascara (I’ve bought it like 5 times now) and KVD has a pastel hologram pallet on sale for 13 bucks right now. 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

I’m an eyelash fanatic, and I’m legit OBSESSED with the Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Stocking Stuffer: BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara 0.14 oz/ 4 g !! I have naturally long eyelashes, but this really takes them to another level without getting clumpy, and it holds its curl and effect all day long! I’ve tried a million but have used this one religiously since I first tried it, nothing compares 🙂

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Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hi!! I heard that the benefit roller lash was really good, and I personally love the fenty gloss bomb!!

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

- fenty bronzer is AMAZING my favourite!! I use Bajan girl but I’m medium toned so you should do some research for your colour but you will not be disappointed!! 
- as for lip gloss, I like the fenty lip balm, it has a nice glossiness while being super hydrating. It comes with the lip scrub I think? I got mine as a duo pack and I use the lip balm as lip gloss. It has a sheer pink tone! Buxom glosses are nice and gives a plumping effect but I feel that they’re a tad too sticky 

- huda beauty’s mascara is beautiful. It lengthens and volumizes (is this even a word lol) and is not clumpy! The benefit roller mascara is nice too. Has a nice curling effect 

- abh has really nice pallets. The norvina and norvina pro might have something you’re liking for. Abh’s pigment is just wow! My favourite pallet of their’s is soft glam 

Re: Holiday Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in your basket?

Hi! Mascara: Ubame mascara by MILK or Caution mascara by Hourglass. I love Hourglass’s Unreal lip gloss as well!