Nine Items to Buy at the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale

Sephora Beauty Insider Sale featured by top US beauty blogger Alicia Tenise; Image of a woman wearing polka dot top and jeans. | Sephora Spring Sale by popular D.C. beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of a woman wearing a polka dot top and cropped jeans and sitting next to a variety of Sephora beauty products.

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

The Sephora Spring Sale is running from now until April 29th. First things 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 4/23-27. If you’re a VIB Level (aka — if you’ve spent $350 at Sephora in the past calendar year), you’ll get 15% off from 4/21-29. If you’re the Rouge Level (spending $1000+/year), you’ll get a whopping 20% off your purchase from 4/17-5/1. Pretty cool, huh?

If you want to purchase new hair, makeup, or skincare items for summer, this is the perfect time to stock up. Here are nine of my favorite beauty items that I would recommend buying during this sale, and one thing that’s on my wishlist!
 
Sephora Beauty Insider Sale featured by top US beauty blogger Alicia Tenise | Sephora Spring Sale by popular D.C. beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of a Dry Bar The Brush Crush, Nars foundation, IT cosmetics makeup brushes, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum, Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, lipstick, Urban Decay makeup pallet, and Caudalie cream.

2020 Sephora Spring Sale

Some of my Go-To Skincare Products:

 

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum

I’ve heard incredible things about Drunk Elephant, and a couple of years ago, I finally got to try them out. I was sent a mailer of products to try from their PR team, and everything was incredible. Without a doubt, the best product I tried was their Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum. It’s $90, but man: it is the best serum I have ever used. 
 
Most of the serums I’ve tried are strictly anti-aging, which is great — but I still get hormonal acne, and my pores are huge. After using this serum for a week, I noticed results: most of my breakouts were kept at bay, and my pores were way less noticeable. I ran out of this serum and used another one for a few weeks, but the results just didn’t compare. Best night serum I’ve ever used!

 

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

I mentioned this product in my big sunscreen roundup last week, but this is easily one of the most exciting product launches of 2020. I’ve fallen in love with all of the Supergoop! products I’ve tried and this new sunscreen is no exception.

The best part about this sunscreen is that it has a mind-blowing technology that will minimize your pores and make your skin look visibly smoother, which is ideal for all of your upcoming Zoom and FaceTime calls. Plus, it will protect your skin against blue light, so it’s the perfect sunscreen to wear while you’re working from home and running errands out and about.

 

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

I’ve written about this product a million times on my blog already, but I haven’t left home without it for the past three years.

It’s a super gentle exfoliant that you can use daily. I usually put mine on at night, right after my cleanser. I love that this product reduces the size of my pores and prevent breakouts on nights where I’m not using a mask.

 
Sephora Beauty Insider Sale featured by top US beauty blogger Alicia Tenise | Sephora Spring Sale by popular D.C. beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of a Dry Bar The Brush Crush, Nars foundation, IT cosmetics makeup brushes, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum, Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, lipstick, Urban Decay makeup pallet, and Caudalie cream.

Some of my Go-To Hair Products:

 

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones

I absolutely adore this dry shampoo, and I’ve been using it for years. This product works wonders on both my textured hair or any human hair/extensions I might have installed. I love that its specially formulated for dark hair, and that it doesn’t leave my hair looking grey like some other dry shampoos have done in the past. Plus, it adds a ton of much-needed volume in addition to cleaning my hair!

P.S. — if you have lighter hair, Moroccanoil also has a dry shampoo for you as well.

 

Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

The Drybar Brush Crush is beyond amazing. I’ve raved about this product not once, but twice on the blog before, and it really is one of the best hair tools that I own. This is a product that works great on both my natural hair and any human hair wigs/extensions!

I’ve never seen this product go on sale, so if you want to try it, now’s your chance! It does a fantastic job of smoothing out my hair and making it super sleek and straight.

 
 
 
Sephora Beauty Insider Sale featured by top US beauty blogger Alicia Tenise | Sephora Spring Sale by popular D.C. beauty blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of a Dry Bar The Brush Crush, Nars foundation, IT cosmetics makeup brushes, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum, Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, lipstick, Urban Decay makeup pallet, and Caudalie cream.

Some of my Go-To Makeup Products:

 

IT Cosmetics Brushes

To be candid, Ulta has a far superior selection of IT Cosmetics Brushes, but since they’re on sale at Sephora, I’d snag one or two of them if you can this week. 90% of the makeup brushes I own are from IT Cosmetics.

I got a few of their brushes in a goodie bag at a conference a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked since. They’re incredibly high-quality, and help me apply my makeup flawlessly! This is one beauty investment that is 100% worth it.

 

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

This foundation makes my skin glow, even in the driest of climates! It’s full coverage with a natural finish, and it blends in flawlessly. It makes my skin look just dewy enough, a la J.Lo. 

I also love that this foundation comes in 34 different tones, and I was easily able to find the shade with the correct undertones (I’m not able to do that with all brands, unfortunately!) Kudos to NARS for their great range.

 

beautyblender® Besties Makeup Sponge and Cleanser Set

If you use beautyblenders anyway, now would be a great time to pick another one up while they’re on sale.

I love this set in particular because it includes both a beautyblender, a cleanser set, and an adorable travel/storage case for $20. The sponge on its own is $20, so you might as well scoop up this set and get the cleanser and case for the same price!

 

GrandeLASH™ – MD Lash Enhancing Serum

I keep coming back to this product year after year. My natural lashes are super, super curly, so they appear to be really short. I’ve done lash extensions off and on in the past, but the last set I had just wasn’t sticking at all, so I had to stop doing them permanently.

I’m trying hard to grow back my lashes, and I’ve used this lash serum in the past and have had great results. Just remember to use this product regularly to see results!

 

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

 

Photos by Tom McGovern