About The Sephora Summer Bonus Event + a few holy grail products


I mentioned in Instagram Stories recently that one of the many reasons why I love wearing neutral tones in my outfits is that it gives me full and complete freedom over what I want to do with my makeup on any given day.

Like wearing blue eyeliner, for example.

The experimenting part of makeup has always excited me, and while I certainly love to have a “go-to” look that I can pretty much do on autopilot, pushing myself outside of the box to try something a little different can be a good reminder to try new things!

I’ve worn navy blue eyeliner plenty of times but I just recently put it in my makeup bag so I grab it much more often.

Sephora is celebrating the last few bits of summer with a Summer Bonus Event exclusively for Rouge and VIB members. In the past, you may have heard me mention other Sephora events that are open to all tiers, but this specific sale is a special reward for the top two-tiered members.

Here are a few details: it’s unlimited use in-store and online, and the code is “SUMMERSAVE” to enter at checkout. Rouge members will save 20%, and VIB members will save 15%! The event starts 8/19 for Rouge Members, then opens up to VIB on 8/20 and runs through 8/27.

If you are neither of these tiers but happen to have a friend that is a Rouge member, he or she can bring you in-store on 8/19 and you can also get 20% off your purchase!

If you aren’t signed up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider yet, it’s completely free to do so. You earn points and get access to special promotions, events, and more. You can sign up by clicking here!

I filmed a demonstration of this makeup look, with a focus on the navy blue eyeliner application. The smudge brush is key! It’s one of the few brushes that I never travel without and always have in my makeup bag.

More than ever I like my foundation to provide medium coverage instead of full coverage. I used to be a full coverage foundation wearer, but I’m loving the more natural look that allows my freckles to pop through. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is one of my holy grail foundations. The coverage is simply beautiful, looks natural, but provides evenness and glow to my skin. Second in line is NARS Sheer Glow, another beautiful sheer to medium coverage that looks very natural and is buildable in coverage.

The eyeliner I used in the video is by Marc Jacobs, and the shade is “Midnight in Paris”. And Caviar Eyeshadow Stick is in shade Cobblestone.

You may have noticed in the video that I had a few red spots and scars to cover on my chin area. The trick I want to share with you is to apply concealer to those areas and allow it to dry for a few seconds. Sometimes the hasty act of applying concealer and immediately blending it in can blend away too much of the product. So dot it on, move on to another area of the face to apply, then return back to the first area and blend it in. I prefer to use my finger so I can warm the concealer up a bit too!

This post was created in partnership with Sephora. A few details about the bonus event: Product exclusions: . Not valid on The Ordinary products . Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson item, three Drunk Elephant items, five Morphe items, and three Tatcha items per SKU per transaction

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  1. Amanda says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    Love this look! Sadly the links don’t work from Australia so l have no idea what the navy eyeshadow is!!??!!!

    • Kate says
      Posted August 19, 2019

      Oh sorry about that! The navy color comes through in eyeLINER not shadow, it’s the Highliner by Marc Jacbos in Midnight in Paris!

  2. Posted August 19, 2019

    This post makes me super excited that Sephora’s opening in Hong Kong soon! I can’t wait – they have so much good stuff! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Kate says
      Posted August 19, 2019

      that’s exciting!

  3. Leah F says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    Love the eyeliner, it looks great on you! Which blue is it? The link doesn’t go to a specific color. Thanks!

  4. Angie says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    What color of concealer do you use in the Nars? I’m 47 and starting to get dark and baggy under eyes! I’ve only used a light BB cream but need to add concealer!

    • Kate says
      Posted August 19, 2019

      I got the shade vanilla and found it to be a great match!

  5. Deb says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    What is the creme shadow used, please? Beautiful.

    • Kate says
      Posted August 19, 2019

      The shade is Cobblestone!

  6. Angela says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    That blue is so pretty! I’ve just now started experimenting with colour liners and it’s not as scary as I thought!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  7. Sheila says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    Do you use the NARS concealer under your eyes as well?

    • Kate says
      Posted August 19, 2019


  8. Posted August 19, 2019

    I have been waiting for this sale! I need to give the Armani foundation a try and find a good lip balm/gloss.

    What lipstick is your fave?

    Stephanie | a learning story blog

  9. Anna says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    Hi Kate! Do you recommend any particular products for “pool days?” Like a particular face sunscreen, or do you wear any waterproof makeup for days you’ll just be outside/in the pool?

  10. Candice says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    What is the shade of cream eyeshadow?

  11. Kari says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    Thanks for sharing! I’m definitely going to have to try the eyeliner!
    Would you have any recommendations on finding the best eyebrow color?? I am a natural strawberry blonde & when I’ve sought out help they always put me in a red color and to me it looks so weird. My eyebrows are blonde.
    Any advice would be so helpful!! Have a fabulous day 🙂

    • Kate says
      Posted August 19, 2019

      I’d go with a blonde or taupe option if I were you! I know you are strawberry blonde but you definitely don’t want your eyebrows to be too warm!

      • Kari says
        Posted August 19, 2019

        Thank you!

  12. Fran says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    What exact brush did you use for the cream eyeshadow? I have been using the Laura Mercer sticks awhile now. And really like them. No fallout-which is huge! Have always just used my finger to blend-mostly just patting and no rubbing. BUT. I think a brush might be handy actually. Thanks!!

  13. Courtney says
    Posted August 19, 2019

    What color was the Charlotte Tilbury blush fang you used?

  14. Sheila says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    Question I use NARS concealer under my eye but I’d like to try an eye brightening one. Suggestions? I used to use IT but have found it to be cakey now that I’m older.
    Also have you done a video on Melasma?

    • Kate says
      Posted August 20, 2019

      I would either try the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder to set the NARS radiant creamy concealer OR I would try Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer

  15. Lara Tuazon says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    What brush do you recommend for the Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer/ Glow duo?

  16. Danielle says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    What do you have on your lips here?

  17. Sarah Ackerman says
    Posted August 21, 2019

    I love your earrings! Where did you buy them?

    • Kate says
      Posted August 21, 2019

      They are from Madewell!

  18. Kacie M. says
    Posted August 21, 2019

    What color is the lip liner?

  19. Rhonda R Schwaiger says
    Posted August 21, 2019

    What lip product did you use?

  20. Lisa Berggren says
    Posted August 21, 2019

    What do you use or how do you apply your liquid concealer? I have always used powder concealer and would like to try one of the options you mentioned in this post!! Thanks!

  21. Sara says
    Posted August 23, 2019

    The earnings your wearing are so cute!! Where can I get some like that? I need to find more store with accessories like that
    Plus I love your makeup look

  22. Andie says
    Posted August 24, 2019

    I love all of your content. But was wondering if you have any recommendations for terrible dark circles. The brown coloring ones. I have tried everything!!!

  23. Kristen says
    Posted August 29, 2019

    Please do a tutorial on your gorgeous hair style!