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Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

Here's the thing: I work for a beauty company, so I tend to get stuff for free. This is not a boast (that would be totally rude), I'm telling you this to let you know that when I DO spend my money on beauty products (which I still do...A LOT), it's to buy things that I truly love. And after working at Sephora for a while, I find myself buying the same things over and over. Let's call them my Sweet 15 (sound familiar? Smiley Happy).


Today's Beauty Challenge is a doozy: What are YOUR Sweet 15 products? It seems like a high number, but I actually had to cut some things off of my list! So beauty junkies like yourself should have no problem. I broke mine up into my top 3 categories: Color, Skincare and Nail. You can organize yours however you'd like.


Show & Tell in the comments (I'm super excited about this one)!



Color: NARS Concealer, Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion


Skincare: Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster, Boscia Luminizing Black Mask, Koh Gen Do Spa Water, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, Clarisonic Skincare Brush


Nail: Julep Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat, Sephora by OPI Nail Colour Drying Drops,Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover, JinSoon Nail Lacquer, Butter London Nail Foundation™ Flawless Basecoat

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

What a fun post! There are so many great products that Sephora's difficult to choose! Right now my top favorites (in no particular order) are probably:


1. Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

2. Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

3. NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

4. Nails inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat

5. Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Liner

6. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

7. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

8. Stila Convertible Color

9. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

10. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Cream

11. OCC Lip Tar

12. Urban Decay Naked Palette (I haven't tried the Lorac Pro Palette yet, though, and I have a sneaky feeling that it might end up surpassing UD as my go-to when I finally do!)

13. Cover FX Matte Setting Powder

14. Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray

15. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy (at least for Summer, this is my fav fragrance!)

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

@colorobsession +1 for the Naked Palette! It would have ended up on this list but I've only had to buy it once. Smiley Happy

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

Of the items that I just love, 15 would be a small number. If this is 15 of the items that sephora carries this I would still be a hard task....just not as hard as favorite products overall.

1. Clinique Even better liquid foundation

2. Clinique even better dark spot corrector

3. Stila lip glaze in guava, blush, and dark berry

4. Bite beauty lipstick

5. Bite beauty manuka honey lip glosses

6. Illamasqua's cream blushes in brazen, betray, and libido

7. Guerlain lipstick

8. Josie maran coconut gel blushes in pink paradise and honey

9. Stila eyeliner in periwinkle

10. Clarasonic Mia 

11. Nars eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte

12. Nars lip gloss in scandal and Angelika

13. Guerlain light sheer terracotta bronzing powder

14. OCC lip tar


15. Occ concealer




Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

@ashhay - The new Josie Maran gel blushes already made it in the top 15? Are they awesome? Dying to try.

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

You know, I was considering putting the Josie Maran blush on my list, but since I've owned it less than a month I thought maybe it was too soon lol. It really is wonderful though! It's the perfect blush for spring and summer in my humble opinion. @candacebt, you definitely have to try it out at some point!

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I'm more of a skincare junkie so, non-skincare, let's see.....

  1. Hourglass no.28 primer serum
  2. Clinique Stay Matte powder
  3. Fresh Sugar lip treatment SPF15
  4. Alterna Kendi Bamboo oil for hair
  5. Ouidad Bay Leaf exfoliating scalp/hair treatment


Skincare's gonna be hard to narrow down:

  1. Koh Gen Do cleansing water
  2. Clarins Gentle Foaming cleanser
  3. Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion
  4. Philosophy microdelivery dual phase
  5. Origins Charcoal mask
  6. Fresh Rose mask
  7. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
  8. Origins No Puffery eye mask
  9. Caudalie beauty elixir
  10. Jack Black lip SPF25

There's more skincare, but I shall refrain from writing out 50+ items. =)

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

Oh, no! The server ate my first attempt at this.  Here goes:



1. First Aid Beauty Shave Cream

2. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist Eye Cream

3. Shiseido Benefiance Eye Retinol Masks

4. Shiseido Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener

5. Shiseido Benefiance Day Emulsion

6. Shiseido Benefiance Night Cream



7. Diorshow Lash Plumper

8. NARS Creamy Concealer- Chantilly

9. Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer- Alabaster

10. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner- Mainline

11. Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks (Steel, Rosegold)

12. Either: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #13 or Buxom Stay There Shadow- Collie (both shimmery nude cream shadows)

13. MUFE Aqua Eyes #0L- Mat Black

14. Dior Addict Lip Glow



15. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

@colorobsession - fine, pull my leg why don't you. Smiley Happy


@beautytester - Yes to Origins Charcoal mask & Caudalie Beauty Elixir! (Among other things on that list.) Talk to me about the Origins No Puffery eye it great?


@starletta8 - like Shiseido, huh? Smiley Wink And Diorshow Lash Plumper is another great one that almost made my list!

Re: Beauty Challenge: Your Sweet 15 (Favorite Products)!

I love it! It may take a while to sink in completely if you apply lots, but once it does it completely disappears so you will need an eye cream over it. Rose/chamomile/rosemary water are the primary ingredients so it's great even for sensitive eyes or even if you smear it all over liberally. If you have dry eyes, or lives in a dry environment, you know those times when your eyes/eye area is so dry it feels uncomfortable to blink or your eyeballs feel more like prunes? I take it out of the fridge and it feels soo refreshing. You can also put it on as eye mask while you are using a facial mask, or dab a bit on before your eye cream for an extra dose of hydrating. If you want an eye cream or don't have dry eyes, this probably is not a good choice. Otherwise, I love it. =D

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