makeup for special occasions

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for makeup for special occasions.

If you're looking for a way to look your best, whether it's for a wedding, a party, or just another day at the office, there are plenty of products that can help. From foundation to lipstick to eye shadow, there are plenty of options for making yourself look great. Here are some makeup products for special occasions.

Iconic LondonLiquid Brow Silk Max Hold Gel

Size: 0.1 fl oz / 3 mL·ITEM: 2577062

Color: Clear

46 Reviews


Great formula and strong hold but I only use for special occasions or going out! Small tube though. ...This had become a new essential for me in my makeup bag!

What it is: A formula for fluffed, lifted, finished, and fixed brows that will wow all day.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin Peptides: Contain thickening, strengthening, and growth-supporting benefits.
- Moroccan Argan Oil: Provides nourishing, restoring, and conditioning benefits.
- Texturizing Polymer: Enhances natural volume for fuller effect.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

HourglassUnlocked Satin Creme Lipstick- Red 0

Size: 14 oz / 4 g·ITEM: 2637718

Color: Red 0 - red

24 Reviews


I will be using this for all of my special occasion outings....The lip color stays put without smudging or fading for hours, making it a great choice for special occasions or long events. The lipstick also has a semi-matte finish that doesn't dry out the lips.

What it is: A 100 percent vegan red lipstick formulated with an exclusive replacement for carmine, the industry's standard red pigment.
Formulation Type:

Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vegan Waxes: Innovative blend that mimic beeswax to nurture lips.
- High-Impact Pigments: Provide full coverage that glide on seamlessly and melt into lips.
- Hydrating Ingredients: Infused with mango seed butter, avocado oil, and argan oil to retain moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Clinical Results: Based on a US consumer evaluation study of 31 women:
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MAKE UP FOR EVERStar Lit Diamond Powder

Size: 1.8 g /0.06 oz·ITEM: 2150696

Color: 107 - bronze

55 Reviews


Somehow MUA is able to combine sparkle with shimmer very wonderfully without looking garish or line enhancing I always get compliments when I wear this, and they want to know what it is. It works for special occasions and whenever I want a little extra glitter and it never looks overdone. ...Makeup Magic Absolute Must-have...I wear this at least once a week and just love the effect it has, like casting spells of makeup magic.

What it is:
An ultrafine, sparkling powder for radiant brilliance on the face and body.

What it does:
This multipurpose powder can be used for both the face and body. The buildable, blendable, light-reflective formula delivers 100-pure pure mother-of-pearl shimmer.

Westman AtelierMini Petite Lit Up Cream Highlighter Stick

Size: 0.09 oz / 2.5 g·ITEM: 2594331

Color: Nectar - glassy golden peach

165 Reviews


I really do love this product but I cannot justify the price, Its very pretty on, but there’s nothing inherently special about this product that makes it worth that much....I would recommend against as a splurge/special occasion choice.

What it is: A clean, multitasking highlighter with a translucent, balm-like formula that imparts skin with radiant clarity in a petite, portable, travel-ready size.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitus Vita Fruit Extract: Visibly firms and boosts moisture.
- Special Effect Pigment: Creates a lustrous, opalescent effect.
- Ayurvedic Oil Blend: Soothes, cushions, and supports skin’s moisture barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Get that "just had a facial glow" in one swipe. This formula’s light-catching undertones and moisture-boostin

Wander BeautyFlash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9.07 g·ITEM: 1813971

Color: Tan

111 Reviews


New Favorite Foundation for Any Occasion! Wears & Photographs Beautifully!...There is something very special about the formula that makes my face look more radiant and youthful.

✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

✔ Radiant

What it is:
A hydrating foundation stick enriched with a special blend of skin care ingredients that glide effortlessly onto skin.

What it does:
The Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick glides easily onto the skin for a flawless, smooth finish. Perfect for all skin types, the buildable, lightweight formula calms redness and reduces discoloration. Portable and precise, it is easy to apply on-the-go. Versatile enough to deliver sheer, medium or full coverage that looks natural, this creamy formula can be used for spot treating imperfections or all-over coverage from day to night.

CLINIQUEPop Plush™ Creamy Lip Gloss

Size: 0.11 oz / 3.4 mL·ITEM: 2602001

Color: Airkiss Pop - pink pearl

414 Reviews


I’ll keep this around for special evening occasions when I want a glossy-lip look. ...It’s a lovely gloss that can be used for anyone occasion. I just wish it would stay on longer. If they had a lip tint for this and you pair it with the gloss it would be magical

What it is:An ultra-cushiony, super buttery gloss that hugs lips with plush shine and all-day hydration.

Formulation Type:
Lip Gloss

Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Aloe Butter, Avocado Butter, and Shea Butter: Help condition lips.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps lock in moisture for lips that look plump with hydration.

What Else You Need to Know: This buttery formula coats lips with plush shine and soothing hydration, all while delivering a juicy pop of color. It is formulated with nourishing super butters to help condition lips and with hyaluronic acid to help lock in moisture and leave lips looking plump with hydration.


IDK bc i just love the way this looks by itself (my skin is far from perfect-i get break outs on occasion but i dont care) i dont want anything covering the sexy glow of this primer...I’d keep this as a primer for evenings out or occasions since the weight of it is too much for every day with my sunscreen and moisturizer.

What it is: Natasha's lightweight primer serum has a dewy finish, infusing skin with up to 72hrs of continuous moisture while balancing oil for an instant glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:

- SYMCONTROL: Balances excess oil to reduce shine & reinforces skin barrier function.

- HYDROVITON: Supply of hydration & improvement of skin’s own water management system.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Too FacedMini Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara

ITEM: 2260727

Size: 0.20 oz/ 5.9 mL

276 Reviews


It dried out fast, and didn’t do anything special. Save your money...It has been a part of my makeup routine for years now. Love the travel size.

What it is: A high intensity mascara for shocking volume, dramatic lift and curl, and 24-hour wear—can you handle it?

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Whipped Melting Waxes: Melt into each other to create one weightless super-layer.
- Lash Suspension Polymer: Lifts and locks-in curl.
- Hydrophilic Black: Creates shamelessly-rich, black lashes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Innovative polymers keep lashes flexible while lifting, lengthening, and locking in up to 24 hours of smudge-and-flake-resistant curl.


So if you’re acne prone I myself would recommend to use it on problem areas for special occasions but maybe not the best for every day! ...Im trying not to use it everyday coz pricey. Will use it on special occassion with tinted moisturizer.

What it is: A weightless liquid primer that cocoons skin from pollutants and makeup while helping your look go on better and last longer.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Thin Layers of Silk (Fibroin, Sericin, and Silk Powder): Diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup.

GlossierCloud Paint Gel Cream Blush

Size: 0.33 oz / 10 mL·ITEM: 2649366

Color: Dusk - brownish nude

659 Reviews


Because they are cream the colours mix well together when you buy multiple to create custom shades for every occasion (I love puff and storm the most). A tiny tiny tiny dab on your fingers, dabbed on your cheeks is enough to last all day so tough the container is small, it lasts!...Perfect for “no makeupmakeup look !...Perfect for my “no makeupmakeup look! I am on maternity leave and little one keeps me busy all day!

What it is: A sheer, easy-to-use, buildable gel-cream blush contains blurring pigments for natural, seamless, streak-free, dewy cheek color and a lit-from-within glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Soluble Collagen: Helps retain water and leaves cheeks looking fresh and dewy.
- Smooth-Gel System: Has a lightweight gel-cream texture for silky, even application.
- Blurring Powder Pigments: Give a soft, diffused, seamless finish with no streakiness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban

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