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Sephora Beauty Classes

It’s no secret our face is a reflection of who we are. We’re big believers of beauty coming from within, but sometimes the balance of exercise, water and 8 hours of beauty sleep simply isn’t enough. For our Feel Good Beauty issue, we’re sharing tips and tricks from beauty experts on how to look good and feel good. We head to beauty mecca—otherwise known as our local Sephora!—to boost our beauty IQ with their new skincare and makeup classes. G&F co-host, Candis Hickman, dishes with Allison Layman on three essential beauty topics; skincare & moisture basics, highlighting & contouring and adding that extra oomph to finish your look.

Let the experts at Sephora be your own personal glam squad with an array of beauty classes from basic techniques to what’s trending. Classes are free for Beauty Insiders and typically held Sunday mornings. Watch three beauty basics below to build a simple fresh face that, at its core, is all about the foundations for a beautiful you.


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As we prepare for winter, our skin needs a little more TLC to stay fresh and glowing. And just like our wardrobe, it’s important to update our skincare routine as the seasons change to fulfill its shifting needs. Begin with a daily cleanser for your skin type: get super squeaky clean with the Foreo Luna Mini to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores of makeup residue. Don’t forget to reboot and refresh with treatment-infused fiber masks from the Sephora Collection. The masks perfectly hug your facial contours for better interaction of the active ingredients with the skin, leaving you feeling bright and radiant.

As we enter the colder months, it’s important to pair up with a powerful moisturizer. Ole Henriksen’s Super Creme keeps skin and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and aging to keep skin looking plump and youthful. Watch the video on how to master the skincare basics to ensure a perfect beauty canvas.

G&F Feel Good Beauty_Sephora_skincareabove A: FRESH SOY FACE CLEANSER / B: FOREO LUNA MINI / C: SEPHORA COLLECTION FIBER MASKS / D: ALGENIST COMPLETE EYE RENEWAL BALM / OLE HENRIKSEN TRUTH REVEALED SUPER CREME

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We hear it all the time in the beauty sphere: how can the average woman contour like a pro without looking freshly caked with makeup? The right contouring technique allows you to accentuate and sculpt your features without anything drastic, or even changing the types of products you use. Marc Jacob’s Genius Gel builds easily from natural to full coverage, providing supreme hydration for a radiant finish. Pair your foundation with a highlighter, like the Givenchy Corrective Pen for a successful contouring duo. Watch and learn the power of a tapered foundation brush to shape your cheekbones, jawline and nose to let your natural beauty shine.

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above A: MARC JACOBS GENIUS GEL / B: KAT VON D EVERLASTING BLUSH / C: SEPHORA COLLECTION CLASSIC CREASE SHADOW BRUSH #73 / D. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO PRECISION CONCEALER BRUSH #45 / E. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO FOUNDATION BRUSH #47 / F. GIVENCHY MISTER LIGHT PEN

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Skincare: check. Contoured radiance: check.Time to add a little oomph to your beautiful visage. Deep hues and sparkle may seem intimidating, but it elevates a natural look to high wattage glamour. With the right products and expert tricks, a smokey eye is easy peasy in five steps—Prep. Prime. Line. Shadow and Shine!

The real secret to keeping smokey eyes smoldering all night? Prepping with Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm to decrease puffiness and soften fine lines. Follow with a primer like the Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Tawny for a neutral base. Watch the video to see how simple it is to build the perfect PM eye from prep to shine.

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above A. SEPHORA COLLECTION COLORFUL EYE SHADOW IN MORNING MOCHA / B. SEPHORA COLLECTION COLORFUL EYE SHADOW IN BLACK LACE / C. LAURA MERCIER EYE BASICS / D. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO TAPERED CREASE #19 / E. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO SHADOW BRUSH #14 / F. SEPHORA COLLECTION CONTOUR EYE PENCIL IN BLACK LACE / G. URBAN DECAY MOONDUST EYESHADOW IN INTERGALACTIC / H. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO SMUDGE BRUSH #11 / I. GIVENCHY NOIR COUTURE VOLUME MASCARA

Want more? Visit Sephora.com for more information on Sephora Beauty Classes.

TEXT BY ALAINA AFRICANO