The Sephora Glossy: The Great Cleanse

We get Senior Brand Strategist Jamie Anderson’s expert advice for a fresh face.

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Who says washing your face has to be boring? Rethink your cleanse with fun, benefit-packed cleansers at Sephora. “Cleansing your skin after a long day or a party can be a bit of a drag,” says Senior Brand Strategist Jamie Anderson. “This way it’s something to look forward to.” From makeup-melting formats to turbo-charging tricks, we get Anderson’s top tips to get your skin in tip-top shape. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Interview with Jeweler Alexis Bittar

We chat with the celebrated jeweler on his limited-edition collection with our very own SEPHORA COLLECTION.

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This holiday season, SEPHORA COLLECTION teams up with famed jeweler Alexis Bittar to present Liquid Gold: a decadent three-piece lineup of gilded keepsakes, featuring the Beauty Brush Set + Stand, Beauty Brush + Travel Wrap, and Compact Mirror. “I am personally a huge fan of Alexis Bittar—his designs are beautiful, unique, and often unexpected,” says Elizabeth Hayes, SEPHORA COLLECTION Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager. “This is one of the most elevated product offerings we have ever launched and it was an opportunity to surprise and delight our client with something exciting.” The Sephora Glossy caught up with the Brooklyn-born Bittar to learn more his love of jewelry and the Sephora-exclusive precious pieces. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen on Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume Oil

The Sephora Glossy gets the story on the sensorial new way to experience euphoria from the designer duo.

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From glow-inducing face elixirs to ultra-hydrating cleansing formats, oils have become a staple in the modern beauty routine. Now, inspired by their own love of luxurious oils, Elizabeth and James designers Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen introduce their very first perfume oils in the beloved Nirvana Black and Nirvana White scents. Whether you switch up the scent depending on your mood like Ashley or mix and layer the oils like Mary-Kate, incorporating oil into your fragrance wardrobe just got easier. We caught up with the trendsetting style icons to get the scoop straight from the source. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: My Burberry Eau de Parfum

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Discover the quintessentially British inspiration behind the brand’s latest scent.

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Burberry is practically synonymous with the trench coat. Patented by Thomas Burberry in 1912, the brand continues to be inspired by the classic coat intrinsically linked to the famed London rain. “My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand: in scent, in design, and in attitude,” says Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey. “[It’s] a fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way,” he says. Here, we dissect the dreamy perfume crafted after the timeless British staple. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Dry Shampoos

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Discover how to skip the suds in any situation you find yourself.

Whether you’re crunched for time, conserving water, or simply don’t feel like washing your hair (we’re not judging), dry shampoo is the perfect busy-girl solution to unwashed strands. Come clean with these water-free cleanse extenders that instantly refresh hair from the office to the gym—and beyond. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Pharrell Williams’s Debut Scent GIRL is Coming

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Meet the modern fragrance for girls and boys.

Created by the influential musician and the fragrance division of avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garçons, this bold eau de parfum featuring neroli, iris, and sandalwood captures the one-of-a-kind beat of music and fashion’s finest.

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The Sephora Glossy: Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Skills

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Find out how to up your eyeliner game with these insider tips and tricks.

This season, draw forth and conquer liner with confidence. Consider these five pro tips the liner notes for a fall filled with limitless looks. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Textured Hair Trends

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Bumble and bumble shows us four ways to wear fall’s most wanted, most wearable style.

Windblown waves may be the unofficial hairstyle of summer, but mermaid twists, beachy body, tousled ponytails, and more are moving into the fall, thanks to products that provide year-round texture. Check out these effortless tutorials straight from Bumble and bumble to amp up texture, no matter the season.  RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: The Geo-Ombre Manicure

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Learn how to create this dimensional look in 9 simple steps.

Refresh your ombré for fall with this Formula X nail tutorial featuring the Brushed Metallics collection of matte metallic lacquers and The System. In today’s post, we break down how to recreate this futuristic look by Parris Hodges of TopCoat Nail Studio in San Francisco. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Blush + Bronze Mini Makeover

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Glow above and beyond with this free Sephora service.

With a round face and a generous hand, I’ve never been able to master a healthy, just-off-the-beach complexion. Instead of a dewy, fresh face, I usually end up with a muddled mix of the holy trinity of glow-getters—highlighter, bronzer, and blush—clownishly splotched over my cheeks. So, I headed straight to my local Sephora store for a complimentary Mini Makeover at the Beauty Studio. I enlisted the help of Claudiavel, a bubbly beauty expert and bronzing guru, to help me decipher my coveted look. Read on to see how to get your own chiseled radiance at home—or pop into any Sephora store and ask for a Blush + Bronze Mini Makeover. RENEE TRILIVAS

STEP ONE: HIGHLIGHT
First, Claudiavel illuminated the high points of my face—the cheekbones, down the center of my nose, under my brows, and into the cupid’s bow—by tapping on Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight, a golden nude highlighter with the tapered tip of the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Precision Powder Brush #59 for a lit-from-within radiance.

STEP TWO: SCULPT
Next, she added definition to my round face, dusting Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium Matte Bronzer, a taupe, shimmer-free bronzer under my cheekbones, starting at the edge of the ear, moving toward the center of the face. Then, she swept the bronzer along the jawline with flat side of the same powder brush, diffusing the color down toward the neck.

STEP THREE: ENHANCE
Lastly, Claudiavel blended the highlight and contour shades together by adding a touch of color. With the flat side of the brush, she applied Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat, a shimmery poppy hue, to the outer apples of my cheeks, minimizing my full cheeks and bringing a lively warmth to the face. I loved the end result—a subtly sculpted contour that faked sky-high cheekbones with a pop of flattering color—so much so, that I bought the bronzer (and brush!) to recreate the natural glow at home.

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