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10 Summer Beauty Favorites From a Sephora Beauty Advisor

Sephora is a beauty product haven for any product junky. There are aisles and aisles of products to roam through, with no counter clerk pressure.  You are free to peruse around the store and try on as many products as you want for as long as your little heart desires.

A couple of years ago Sephora promoted a select few of their employees to come on as Beauty Advisors for their stores. Their job is to give clients that extra bit of attention we all need when shopping for new products. You can book a consultation with a beauty advisor  (with a minimum $125 purchase) for an updated look, along with notes to take home and practice on yourself.  They can also show you something as simple as the proper way to fill in your brows. Whatever your beauty needs, the advisors are there to help out.

I met Robert Nunez, a Sephora Beauty Advisor, several years ago when we bonded over Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in the aisles of Sephora. Robert is one of the most talented makeup artists I know, not to mention one of the sweetest most genuine people I have ever met. We have stayed friends through the years and I have watched him flourish as a makeup artist. I can always count on him to freshen up my look when I’m in a beauty rut. I asked Robert to share 10 personal summer beauty favorites and a pro tip on how to use each one.  When you’re done reading this you are going to start applying your makeup like a pro. Check out Robert’s website.  It is full of his incredible work.

Click through the slide show for  Roberts 10 Summer Beauty Favorites.

  • Beauty Blender 1 of 10
    beauty blender
    Beauty Blender: amazing for applying foundation leaving a natural airbrush looking finish.
    Pro Tip: wet sponge and squeeze out all remaining water leaving it lightly damp. Then apply foundation with a bouncy pressing motion.
    Get it at Sephora $19.95
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencil 2 of 10
    nars lip
    NARS satin lip pencil: long wearing pencil that gives lips instant saturation of vivid color.
    Pro Tip: apply a light layer over the entire lip to create a stain effect.
    Get it at Sephora $25
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara 3 of 10
    smash box
    Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara: for the girl who wants long and voluminous lashes with the deepest black.
    Pro Tip: apply product beginning at the roots of your lashes and then work up towards the ends for a fuller looking lash. 
    Get it at Sephora $19.50
  • NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner 4 of 10
    nars liner
    NARS larger than life eyeliner: longest wearing, highly pigmented waterproof pencil that glides on smoothly. 
    Pro Tip: use eyeliner along the base line of the lashes and in the waterline for a defined eye or all over eyelid as a waterproof cream shadow.
    Get it at Sephora $24
  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage 5 of 10
    Laura Mercier concealer
    Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage: this oil free, long wearing concealer is great for any concern on the face like redness, scars, pimples and more. 
    Pro Tip: start by selecting the larger color and mix into the second color to create your perfect match.
    Get it at Sephora $30.00
  • Guerlain Bronzer 6 of 10
    guerlain
    Guerlain Bronzers: this hydrating, satin finish powder bronzer comes in 8 shades to match any skin tone.

    Pro Tip: select bronzer by matching the color of your declaté and shoulders for a natural and even tone.

    Get it at Sephora $51.00

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush 7 of 10
    Tarte blush
    Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush- a nutrient rich blush that has strong color payoff and is fade free. 
    Pro Tip: for more dimension, put a natural tone all over cheek bones and then put a pop of color on the apples of the cheek.
    Get it at Sephora $26.00
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks 8 of 10
    LM caviar stick
    Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks: these waterproof cream shadows are easy to apply and contain many dimensions of color in one application.
    Pro Tip: great for using as a shadow base or as a simple liner.
    Get it at Sephora $24.00
  • Bobbi Brown Correctors 9 of 10
    bobbi brown
    Bobbi Brown Correctors: designed to be used under your eye concealer, these highly pigmented cream corrector cancels out any discoloration under the eyes.
    Pro Tip: if you are producing a lot of brown or blue under your eyes, select shades in the peach category. If you are producing green or red, then select shades in the bisque category.
    Get it at Sephora $23.00
  • Dior BB Creme 10 of 10
    Dior BB Creme
    Dior BB Creme:  this multi tasker provides skin with a light weight, medium coverage, dewy finish that is infused with antioxidants.
    Pro Tip: use BB creme during the day and layer on foundation over it in the evening for a girls night out finish.
    Get it at Sephora $44.00

 

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