Oh happy day! It’s Christmas in April!
Once again, we’ve come across the Sephora’s semi-annual monumental moment: the 15% off everything sale. I’ve put together a list of some tried and true products, as well as some splurges that you should consider picking up at a discounted rate. If you have any questions, please leave them down below so that we can discuss your favorite products or to decide which product would be right for you! We’re gonna go shoppingggg!!!
Facts about the sale:
Sephora VIB Rouge Sale: 15% off entire purchase from April 13-16 and April 20-23. This is the top tier of the sale, resulting in the longest date range of sale dates.
Sephora VIB Sale: 15% off entire purchase from April 20 – April 23. This is the mid-level tier of the sale.
Sephora Beauty Insiders: 10% entire purchase from April 20-23. As long as you’re a member of Sephora’s reward system – as anyone should be, since it’s free – you will be able to reap these rewards!
It’s not mattifying, it’s not nourishing, it’s just amazing, and perfect for every skin type. It gives you the most flawless, seamless finish to the skin, no matter what foundation you use. It helps with texture, uneven tone, and aids in just generally making you feel like a million bucks – as it should, since it’s a pretty pricey item. At $54, it’s not a typical everyday primer, but when you can pick it up at 15% off… it’s time.
What a beautiful, natural palette. I mean, just look at it. 14 shades, including mattes and shimmers. You can create any look, whether that be something more work appropriate or a mild smoky eye. I haven’t seen such a wearable palette in quite some time, and this one contains three of Anastasia’s most purchased eyeshadows, including transition shades and crease-building shades.
To a new end, this is not a mild highlighter by any means. This reminds me so much of the ever-so-loved and ever-so-missed Estee Lauder Heat Wave highlighter that unfortunately isn’t available anymore. While this highlighter isn’t chunky or heavy, it still packs such a punch that it can be seen from the Heavens. And with its delicate gold sheen, it would be perfect to brighten up those beautiful bronzy summer looks!
The cult favorite foundation that will always be loved and appreciated in the beauty community. Whether it’s Jaclyn Hill or Desi Perkins, you will not search “best summer foundation” and not see this one pop up. With its medium coverage and lightweight feel, it provides just enough coverage but with a nice summer weight. (Not to mention, it gives you the most flawless finish you’ve ever seen.) Even if you’re not ready to drop the dough on this luxury foundation, I suggest picking up a sample just to test it out!
I will never stop buying this mascara. I never thought I would steer away from Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara, but my goodness, this amps up my little sad, droopy lashes without getting spidery, clumpy, or flakey. There are a lot of mascara sample kits that allow you to test this mascara along with a few others, but just take my word, you’ll love this one the most. 😉
While it’s thick and, for me, can’t be used alone, I will never get away from this concealer now. It provides such a seamless, bright under-eye, which is a movement that I am (still) very much here for. When used in moderation, it provides a very radiant (no pun intended) and flawless finish. It can get cakey when overused, though, so be careful. (They do have a mini size on the site and in most stores, so if you’re curious, check it out!)
And here, we have a concealer that (1) you don’t have to be careful with, and (2) provides skincare benefits to the under-eye area. For easy, everyday coverage, finish, and feel, I love this concealer. The hydrating serum within the concealer is so silky, and provides my overly dry under-eyes a wonderfully supple and youthful impression.
I have raved about this before, and I’m raving about this again. This is the most intensive, long-lasting moisturizer that I have ever used. It seeps into your pores, and especially when used as an overnight moisturizer, provides the ultimate rejuvenated feel. It contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, and peptides which smooth fine lines and texture and provides super intense hydration, which everyone needs. (There is also a smaller size of this on the site for your testing pleasure.)
This was a recent purchase for me, but it has been the first perfume that I’ve bought in a long time that I can’t stop raving about. This is the perfect beach-inspired, yet still floral, scent for the spring and summer months. While it’s a bit pricey, the scent lasts for so long, and especially when bought at a discount, it’s worth it.
If you’re not up for buying one scent right now, one of the biggest deals at Sephora are their perfume and cologne samplers. They give you over 10 sample-sized scents to try, and when you decide on your favorite, you take the voucher to a Sephora store for a full size of that scent. I mean come on, $65 bucks, and you get 10+ scents, plus a full-size of your favorite, which probably is valued at above $65…you can’t beat that.
The holy grail of dry shampoos here. It provides so much volume, soaks up all oil, without any build-up. (Okay, maybe a little build up after a little while, but way better than Batiste or Pssst.) It smells like baby powder, but that’s something I am beyond willing to give up for it’s long lasting effects. (They also have a tester size, you know I’m looking out for ya!)
These are my favorite lip products right now for work. They are so easy, because they’re an all-in-one product. You can line your lips and fill them in with this oversized pencil in less than 2 seconds. The staying power is just long enough, and it’s a very comfortable matte finish. My favorite color right now is “hush hush,” but for the warmer months, I’m going to be picking up “stealth” and “restricted” a whole lot more often. And the peachy tint to “confidential…” *adds to cart*
I hope you guys enjoyed this quick shopping list and that I wasn’t too much of a burden to your wallet this evening. Please let me know what you plan to pick up at this year’s Sale, and if you have any questions about the products mentioned above, please let me know!