Holidays over 4 years ago by Liz Adams

My Winter Beauty Favorites + What to Buy from the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event

Just in time for holiday party season, the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event is here! Personally, I wear much more makeup in the fall and winter than I do in the summer. Between the Chicago humidity and constantly hanging by the pool with Charlie and Jack, a bare face is kind of my MO when the weather is warm. But this time of year seems to come with so many more excuses to mix up my makeup routine, and that’s fine by me! I love adding a little extra sparkle around my eyes or playing around with a bolder lip, especially when I’m heading out to a festive event. I wanted to share a few of my new favorite beauty finds to inspire your next holiday look, plus how you can take advantage of the Sephora Holiday Bonus event to get all the products for less!

What to Buy from the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event

When I was in New York City recently, I posted a few Instagram stories from my hotel room and got flooded with messages asking what products I was using to get that “glowy” look. This Ambient Lighting Face Palette is my secret! The best way I can describe it is a combo highlighter/bronzer that helps light diffuse on all the most flattering parts of your face. I use the powder brush from this brush set to place the rose blush along the apples of my cheeks and the bridge of my nose, and then I’ll use the fan brush to dust a little bit of the diffused light powder on top. It seriously works like a real-life Instagram filter! 

A few of my other, all-time favorite beauty brands are included in the bonus event, too, like my Dyson hairdryer and my T3 curling iron. One of my most frequently-asked questions is what size barrel I use for my curling iron—I usually stick with the 1.5-inch barrel for everyday curls because it gives you more of that “loose wave” look, but I’ll switch things up and use the .75-inch barrel to get a tighter curl for a more glam holiday look. Just gently brush the curls out using a paddle brush and set everything with hairspray (this one is my FAVORITE!) and you should be good to go!

I also love this Charlotte Tillbury eyeshadow palette in shimmer finish for making my eyes pop, and this mascara is the best of the best—I recently went back to it after trying a few other mascaras over the past year and I don’t know why I ever left. If you like a rosier shade of blush, this Cheek to Chic blush is such a good one. Just apply it using the angled brush blush from the brush set I mentioned above!

And then I know it’s on the earlier side to start thinking about Christmas gifts, but I found so many cute beauty sets that would make amazing stocking stuffers (not to mention they’re a really good deal). I personally would love to receive this Summer Fridays mask kit (the jet lag mask is luxurious) or La Mer Little Miracles gift set, and this Sephora Favorites box is full of all the best lip shades for day and nighttime wear! Make sure you use the code HOLIDAYSAVE to get 10% off your order for Sephora Beauty Insiders, 15% off for Sephora VIB members and 20% off for Sephora Rouge members through November 11. 

SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDERS: Get 10% off your order with the code HOLIDAYSAVE

SEPHORA VIB MEMBERS: Get 15% off your order with the code HOLIDAYSAVE

SEPHORA ROUGE MEMBERS: Get 20% off your order with the code HOLIDAYSAVE

And if you aren’t a Sephora Beauty Insider yet, it’s super easy to sign up—just head here for details and to get started! I’ll be talking about some products in my Instagram stories today, but you can also shop all of the products I mentioned above + a few more finds below: 

Do you typically switch up your makeup routine for a new season? What are your go-to looks for holiday parties?

A big thank you to Sephora for sponsoring this post!