I love skincare and makeup and am always hunting for the best products and switching up my routine as I find new favorites. The Sephora sale is happening NOW, which means I’m stocking up on a few of my trusty must-haves and favorites, and I’m also ordering some new-to-me products. I love that the sale is happening right before summer truly hits because I love to refresh my skincare and makeup products for the summer season! I’m also shopping for a few Mother’s Day gifts during the sale!
First, how does the Sephora Sale work?
The Sephora sale has three discount tiers:
All of the membership levels use the same promo code: SAVENOW at checkout.
AND, all members get 30% off the entire Sephora Collection items, which are their branded products. It’s a great way to save on some beauty basics, like beauty tools, mini palettes, eye makeup, and even affordable skincare. I particularly like the Sephora brand makeup brushes so I’ll be snagging some new ones.
Be sure to note that each level of membership also has different shopping days. The sale opens to each level as outlined below:
Things don’t usually sell out, so I’m not too worried about shopping as soon as the sale opens for my level (VIB).
I’ve noted what I already own and love + what I’m eyeing below. If you need recommendations for anything specific, leave a comment and if I have a favorite brand for that type of product, I’ll let you know!
I got this serum in my Swan Beauty Box last year and really liked it. I have a few anti-aging serums that I alternate among and while I don’t currently own it, it is a great one if you’re in the market.
This is super pricey, so I would only get it while it’s sale. It’s an anti-aging moisturizer, that is incredibly hydrating without feeling heavy. I still prefer the Beautycounter Supreme Cream over this but I know lots of people find that too thick (that’s what I like about it though). If you need hydration without a heavy formula, you’ll like the Rich Cream.
This is a very thick lip treatment that I swear has helped plump my lips. I’ve even had people ask recently if I’ve had filler, but I haven’t. It does slightly exfoliate your lips so if you notice some flaky, just gentle rub your lips with a warm, wet cloth in the morning. I have a full review of ILIA products here.
I recently bought this illuminating tinted sunscreen and have really loved it. It is a chemical sunscreen, which isn’t quite as clean as a mineral sunscreen, but in general Supergoop does a good job with their ingredients. I really like the glow this gives me underneath my makeup and it absorbs more easily than zinc-based sunscreens.
I’ve heard a few bloggers talk about this on social media, and I want to try it out! It’s a serum that you can wear throughout the day to protect your neck from harmful light exposure and other factors that result in aging skin. I’m great at wearing sunscreen and other protective serums (like this vitamin C serum) on my face, but I tend to forget about my neck when it comes to skincare. (Y’all remember my sunburn from the Masters?) This brand has the prettiest packaging too.
I am OBSESSED with this lash primer. Mascara is one of those products that I’m always hunting for the very best one (I’m picky!), but this lash primer is non-negotiable. It goes under every brand of mascara I use. If you only buy one thing during the sale, make it this. You can also get this directly from Tarte for 15% off with code “terilyn15” so if you’re not a Rouge or VIB member, use my code on Tarte.com instead. 😉 Buy their Tartlette mascara and some Maracuja lip stuff while you’re at it and thank me later.
This is my very, VERY favorite mascara of the dozens I’ve tried. I have a full review here!
I LOVE this lightweight foundation.. almost more like a tinted moisturizer but with slightly more coverage. My skin looks flawless when it’s one but it also looks like I’m makeup free. It has SPF and makes skin glowy without ever looking greasy or shiny. I find many tinted moisturizers with SPF drying as I’ve gotten closer to 40, but not this Ilia one. There’s a photo of me wearing it in this post. (If you have normal or slightly oiler skin, you may like this tinted moisturizer better.)
I’ve used this in the past and loved it! It’s VERY natural looking, so if you like a no-makeup look but still want some major length, this is perfect!
A cult favorite for good reason. This is the perfect nude pink lipstick. I wore it in our family photos last fall and I wear it for almost all my blog photoshoots. It’s beautiful, hydrating and long lasting.
I’m obsessed with this stuff. I have one in every room of the house, in every purse, in my car and find them in jackets and jeans pockets too. It’s SO pretty, hydrating and you don’t need a mirror to apply. It’s shiny lip a lip gloss but not sticky and more hydrating. You can also get this directly from Tarte for 15% off with code “terilyn15” so again, if you’re not a Rouge or VIB member, use my code on Tarte.com instead. 😉
I got a travel size container of the Mauve shade in a Sephora order once and love it! It blends SO easily and has major staying power. It’s slightly more pigmented than my go-to Tarte blush palette so if you want a more pigmented blush, you’ll like this.
It’s rare when I find an eyeshadow palette where I’d use every shade. This one checks that box. Again, if you’re an Insider, you’ll get a better discount from Tarte with code “terilyn15” for 15% off.
This bronzer/blush situation is a cult favorite, and I’m dying to try it even though I already have three bronzers. The multi-shade palette would be easier to blend than a single-shade bronzer and look very natural for an all-over glow.
I love the Beautycounter and Chantecaille foundations, but I want one that is more full coverage. I got a sample of this in a Swan Box last year and really liked it! This one is also a cult favorite among beauty influencers.
Another foundation I’m considering. This price point is a little better than the foundation above but I’m hesitating because it’s matte and I tend to like a little glowiness.
I keep hearing about these! You just add them on top of foundation where you’d typically add bronzer. The color of the product looks very dark, but I’ve read it actually works with every skin tone.
I want to try this waterproof liner to see if it’s actually smudge proof (ALL liners come off on me!!). The one I’ve found that stays the best is Chantecaille but it’s not on sale.
I thought I was getting this bronzer with a set I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale lastyear, but it didn’t come with it! I’ve wanted to try this for months since I love the other Westman Atelier products I have. They’re so creamy and blend in beautifully without disappearing.
I love the Buxom lip stain, so I want to try this too!
Transfer free but NOT drying is always a tricky combo but I’m excited to try this! Those reviews are GOOD.
It’s out of stock when I’m adding this, but I’m hoping it may come back into stock! I LOVE mine (here’s how I use it).
My favorite curling iron! When I finally upgraded my curling iron from the $30 one I had, I regretted not doing it sooner. (Read my review of T3 curling irons here.)
Best hairdryer ever. The end. My review here.
I love a big round brush for sleek blow outs when my hair is shoulder length or shoulder… and I’m thinking of chopping it.
I use this scalp scrub once a week to help get any leftover product buildup out of my hair. It smells great and makes my hair feel so clean. If you use dry shampoo during the week, you definitely want to scrub your scalp at least once a week to get it clean. I love love love this and always get it during the Sephora Sale.
I’m including this because it has such a cult following, but I was underwhelmed when I bought it during the sale last year. What’s the hype??
I hear amazing things about this, so it’s time to finally buy.
This Nécessaire body set would be a PERFECT Mother’s Day gift.
I keep seeing people talking about this on social media and I’m dying to try it. My hair has been flat ever since I started keeping it closer to my true color (vs. very blond highlights), and I haven’t found a volumizer I love.
I hear this feels just like body lotion, which is always what I want from a sunscreen. I don’t want anything tacky or smelly.
Did I miss anything? I’d love to know if you have a Sephora favorite we should know about in the comments!
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