The 12 MUST-HAVES From The Sephora Sale + $100 Giftcard GIVEAWAY!!

There is only 1 MORE DAY to shop the Sephora Sale! I have rounded up twelve of my favorite products that you won’t want to miss out on! I am mildly embarrassed that I have reached the VIB Insider this year because, “that’s a lot of makeup,” as my husband loves to say lol – but on the other hand, it means I have tried a TON of different products and these 12 made the MUST-HAVE list. So hopefully this post will save you some of the money and time of trying other items. Plus with the Sephora Sale going on you can buy all of this at 15%-20% OFF depending on your membership or feel free to register and sign up for it if you aren’t a member yet! It’s a free membership that starts adding up your points for you each time you shop!  You can use them for little gifts each month or when ever you want!

*Also we are giving away a $100 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Enter to WIN by Commenting here  & our Instagram @MerrittandStyle * 


1. FRESH : Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

I will start with what I use first in the morning! I apply this moisturizer after I wash my face and use my Kiehls Serum. I LOVE this Moisturizer! It smells amazing because of the rose exacts in it but I also feel like it has really helped sooth and pro-long the elasticity of my skin.


2. MAKE UP FOR EVER : Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer

I have tried quite a few primers now and this is the first one that I feel really helps my makeup go on smoother while also holding in moisture through out the day. I use the White Color: Nourishing Primer – For Constant Dryness. Strongly suggest trying! Here is a link for the Mini version!

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER : Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation

I have been using this for about 3 months now and am OBSESSED! Before this I had been using a Matte liquid foundation which I found out later was one of the leading causes for my dryness. This stick is just like a liquid foundation but comes in stick form making it super easy to use and travel with! It also has the same awesome coverage as a liquid foundation. You can use a beauty blender with it but I use this next product and it’s THE BEST! I use color 117=Y225.

4. SEPHORA COLLECTION : PRO Airbrush Perfector #51

Let me preface this product by saying that I am not a brush person. I know some people love all their different brushes for all different reasons but rarely can I tell that big of a difference when using them. BUT this brush is AMAZING. I have tried it on my sister,  girl friends, and my Mom and every person that has tried mine immediately went out and bought their own. I swear it’s that good and HELPFUL! It really does give your foundation an airbrushed effect!

5. IT COSMETICS : Bye Bye Under Eye™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

This under eye concealer is no joke! It has been one of my favorite finds. I love having a thicker coverage under my eyes and this one really helps keep your eyes bright! I set this usually for a couple minutes with this setting powder afterwards. I use color: “Light” in this concealer.

6. URBAN DECAY : Naked Skin Shapeshifter

I have used a ton of different contour sets but this one is by far my favorite! It has a cream side AND powder side so it really is the best of both worlds. I like to use the cream side to contour my nose and then I use the powder to contour the rest of my face. I know the darkest color on the left looks super dark but I promise its blends into an awesome true tan color!  I use the color: Light Medium Shift.


7. BAREMINERALS : BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder


I have been a huge fan of bareMinerals since high school. I love to keep this one with me for to help blend everything together and for touch ups when its hot outside! I use color: Golden Ivory 08.

8. TOO FACED : Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

I have used this palette longer than any other product. It is my go-to favorite of all time for eye shadows. They create a great bronzed look that you can use day or night. I have brown eyes but have used it for blue and green eyes as well! Such rich colors and golden shimmer for everyone!

9. TOO FACED : Better Than Sex Mascara

Scandalous name, I know…but I found out about this mascara from my sister-in-law, Chelsea, and I am SO grateful she let me in on this miracle worker! People ask me if have eye lash extensions when I wear it so trust me when I say it really works! I usually do 2-3 coats of it and my lashes are so full and long! If you are only going to try one product on this list I would definitely suggest you try this one!

10. YVES SAINT LAURENT: Glossy Stain Lip Color

Love this lip gloss! It has a super creamy and glossy finish that I love! My favorite color is 105 Corail Hold Up!

11. TARTE Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

I love this in color “Pillow Talk” and in “Low Key.” They are both great stains that will last you hours!

12. ST. TROPEZ TANNING ESSENTIALS : Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

I have used this self tanner for years! It is the BEST! I’m going to save you from brown hands and tell you to go ahead and spend the additional $6.50 on the applicator glove that goes with it. This self tanner is by far the most natural tan color you can get from a bottle. You can make it a light tan color by just doing one layer or you can build up on your tan by pumping more into the glove. I usually pump 3 times per body part and it last for about 1-2 weeks!


OLEHENRIKSEN Berry Nurturing Gel Mask 

I love this gel mask! I don’t know why but the last couple years I have really struggled with dry skin. It has been super frustrating at times but since using this 2-3 time a week I have really seen some hydration start coming back to my skin. Its recommended to keep on for about 20 minutes so I usually put it on before bedtime and go watch a Friends episode on Netflix 🙂

Comment to let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you have other favorites that you think we should try! We always love product recommendations! 



  1. Danielle
    November 14, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I️ love the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara it is the only brand I️ will use. Also entered on Instagram @amoresalute

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:37 am

      isn’t it the best mascara?! We feel the same way about it! So glad you entered the giveaway! Good luck girl! XOXO- C+L

  2. Allison
    November 14, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    So glad to see Better Than Sex Mascara on here! It is amazing!!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Oh yes! Its is a game changer! So glad to hear you already are using it!

  3. Alyssa Machia
    November 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    So proud of you sisters! It has been so amazing to follow your journey! This blog was so helpful! Going to shop now!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:36 am

      YAY! You are soo sweet Alyssa! Thank you so much for your incredible support! If you have any questions about any of the products after you get them in let us know! Happy to tell you how we apply them! <3 C+L

  4. Rowda
    November 14, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Great picks! I love the MUFE primer. Check out the Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow palette! The colors are amazing and so creamy.


    Check my blog out if you get a chance. I just started <3.
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    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Ooooh! I am going to have to try those products! Thanks for telling us your favs! Can’t wait to check out your blog!

  5. Carmen
    November 14, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    That airbrush brush looks really cool!!! Also, I’ve wanted to find a good self tanner but have been super nervous. I’ll have to look into this one!!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:33 am

      Hey girl! No you will love that self tanner! If you end up getting it let me know and I can tell you how I apply it! I promise once you get comfortable with it, it is as easy as putting on lotion. Hope you are doing awesome girl! Loved your pictures from the Harry Potter party! XOXO- C

  6. BriAna C
    November 14, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Great list! Love the it eye concealer!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Isn’t it the best?! We are obsessed!

  7. Jessie wilson
    November 14, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Love these products!! My favorite is the Better than Sex mascara- THE BEST! So glad y’all are doing a blog- you both are beautiful inside and out!!!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:30 am

      You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words! Every time we see your name it makes us smile! Isn’t that mascara awesome! We love it! Hope you are doing well!

  8. Kinsey Dulaney
    November 14, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Ummm definitely adding several of these to my Christmas wish list! Loveeee so much!!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:29 am

      YAY! So glad to hear that! We will have to discuss what you think about them once you get them! I think you will love them girl! See you tonight at small group! XOXO- C

  9. Sarah G
    November 14, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    so tempted to buy all these now! I’ve heard great things about the rose moisturizer – putting it on my Christmas list!

    Entered on instagram also 🙂 (@sarahgerkins)

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Yay! So glad you entered the giveaway! And yes that moisturizer is a perfect stocking stuffer. You will love it!

  10. ChElsea GoDfrey
    November 15, 2017 / 5:53 am

    You have some great picks!! The colors in the Too Faced eyeshadow palette are just gorgeous and I love that the Urban Decay contouring kit has both power AND cream!!


    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:27 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by! We will definitely be checking our your page!

  11. Morgan kamerman
    November 15, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Ahh so glad i saw this! Just ran out of three of these products! Would love to win and finally try out st tropez!!!

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Yes! Perfect timing! You have to try the St. Tropez! It really is a great product! If you have any questions using it let me know! I don’t put it on my face, I just bronze it up more to make it match up! Loving all of BTG fall collections! XOXO- C

  12. Kaylee
    November 15, 2017 / 7:03 am

    That brush looks dreamy! ?

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:21 am

      It really is! If you ever are in the store you have to feel it! So soft!

  13. Shanna kay
    November 15, 2017 / 7:03 am

    The it cosmetics bye bye under eye is AMAZING!!! Anything It cosmetics is my favorite! I love their foundation! ❤

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:21 am

      Isn’t it! Its a miracle worker! I may have to try their foundation! I love their products!

  14. Marideth
    November 15, 2017 / 7:36 am

    I can’t wait to try some of these out. I’ve heard nothing but amazing reviews about the Better than Sex mascara.

    • clmerritt
      November 15, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Yes! You are going to love that mascara, girl! It really is AMAZING! XOXO- C

  15. Allyson w
    November 15, 2017 / 10:04 am

    You must try the highlighter from Becca Cosmetics! I had been searching for a good one forever and finally found this. A little pricier, but it it is a must for everyday wear and lasts for months! My favorite shade is champagne pop!
    P.S. Also a huge fan of the Bye-Bye Under Eye, it’s a life-saver!

  16. HS
    November 15, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I would love to try OLEHENRIKSEN Berry Nurturing Gel Mask .

  17. Emma
    November 15, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I love love love your Instagram account. I am really excited to be entering your contest. Please pick me!!!!! I love all of these makeup brands in this giveaway!! <3 🙂

  18. Danielle S
    November 15, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Lots of great info and product picks! I’ve been wanting to try IT bye bye under eye and now I’m convinced I need it! Xoxo

  19. Lori walker
    November 15, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    You sold me on number 9 girl! I will be trying that mascara. I currently use Chanel and I do love it but your description makes me wanna try it! ?

  20. Kaitlin Carr
    November 16, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Love this list! Great suggestions! I can’t live without the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, love that it has spf 🙂

  21. Rani
    November 16, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Truth: I’ve never used anything from Sephora. Help!!

  22. Emily
    November 16, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I want to try the

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