Top 9 Items to Buy at the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale

Sephora Beauty Insider Sale favorites featured by top US Black beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise

Do you know what I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older? Beauty products add up. That’s why I always try to stock up on my favorites whenever the Sephora Savings Event (AKA the Sephora Sale) is happening. It’s also a great time to try out some new products!

The Sephora Savings Event is running from now until November 6th. First, you’ll need to register as a beauty insider to shop this sale (which is 100% free, and once you enroll, you’ll earn points for every Sephora purchase you make — I’ve been a member for about four years now!)

Beauty Insiders can get 10% off their entire purchase during the sale from 10/31 to 11/6. If you’re a VIB Level (aka — if you’ve spent $350 at Sephora in the past calendar year), you’ll get 15% off on those exact dates — 10/31 to 11/6. If you’re at the Rouge Level (spending $1000+/year), you’ll get a whopping 20% off your purchase from 10/27 to 11/6. Pretty cool, huh?

If you want to purchase new hair, makeup, or skincare items for the holiday season, this is the perfect time to stock up. Here are nine of my favorite beauty items that I recommend buying during this sale and one thing on my wishlist!
Sephora Beauty Insider Sale favorites featured by top US BIPOC beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise

2023 Sephora Savings Event – Sale Picks

Clarins V-Facial Instant Depuffing Face Mask

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This mask is my secret sauce whenever I’m sleep-deprived, traveling, or need some oomph. Full transparency — the Clarins team was kind enough to gift me this mask in a mailer earlier this year, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I also find that this mask helps me improve my skin texture. You will not regret snagging this mask!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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If you can save up to 20% off an item during this sale, why not go big? On my list for this year is the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. I have heard such incredible things about this dryer, and I’m a huge fan of Dyson — while I don’t own any of their beauty tool (yet!), I adore the air purifier and vacuum I snagged from them, and I think it’s a brand you can trust!

Kiehl’s Truly Targeted Acne-Clearing Pimple Patch with Salicylic Acid

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The folks at Kiehl’s were kind enough to gift me one of their new products a few months ago — the Truly Targeted Acne-Clearing Pimple Patch. Let me tell you — I can’t travel without this. I’ve tried a lot of spot treatments, but this one is incredible. You can apply it up to three times a day for those stubborn blemishes, but this pimple patch works wonders! This product is an absolute must if you have adult acne like I do.

MAKEUP BY MARIO Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

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This is, quite simply, the palette of my dreams. If you want to level up your eyeshadow game, this eyeshadow palette by MAKEUP BY MARIO is one of the best investments you can make. The wide range of warm, neutral shades and the immaculate pigmentation make this palette worth every penny!

T3 CurlWrap 1.25″ Automatic Rotating Curling Iron

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I picked up this curling iron by T3 a few weeks ago at a showroom, and I fell in love. I brought it with me on a recent trip to Europe, and one, yes, you can bring this tool abroad, but two, the technology made curling my hair a breeze!

This is an automatic curling iron so that the barrel will rotate on its own. Don’t worry — they’ve included a handy tutorial mode to practice using the automatic barrel without heat before you go to town. And you also don’t have to use the automatic curl feature — you can use this tool manually if that works best for you at the moment!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick- Pillow Talk

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Say hello to one of my favorite nude lipsticks of all time. Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk is an acclaimed lipstick, and if you haven’t tried it yet or need to stock up — now is the perfect chance.

I love that this lipstick has multiple nude shades and is incredibly soft on the lips. This is a shade you’ll reach for over and over again!

Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick

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One of my favorite beauty bloggers, Grace, recommended this product a couple of years ago, and I’ve been using it ever since. For every Sephora sale, both the spring and fall savings events, I will buy another of these eye sticks.

I love that this comes in a tube, so you don’t have to deal with messy cleanup. I also found that retinol has helped with dark circles. Lastly, this product is an absolute dream to travel with, and I pack this and take it around the world!

Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH – MD Lash Enhancing Serum

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I wore lash extensions regularly before the pandemic, which wreaked havoc on my natural lashes. I love this serum because it grew my lashes back to their original length post-extensions, and it also helped me increase lash volume naturally. Is this serum cheap? No. Is it worth it? 100%! Now is a great time to stock up.

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

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I know, I know — everyone and their mother raves about this lip mask, but for good reason. This product will give your lips a much-needed hydration boost, no matter how dry your lips are. I put this on every night before bed, but if I’m in an arid climate or if it’s winter, I’ll apply some in the morning to combat extra-dry lips. I also love putting this on before applying matte lipstick and letting it sink in.

Sephora Beauty Insider Sale favorites featured by top US BIPOC beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise

What products are you most excited about buying during the Sephora beauty insider sale? Let me know in a comment below!

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