Real talk: is anyone else “doom scrolling” in anticipation of Election Day? If you want to take your mind off of things and have the means to treat yourself, here’s a sale that I look forward to each year!
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 Beauty Insider Sale is happening. It’s also a great time to try out some new products!
The Sephora Holiday Sale is running from now until November 9th. 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 11/5-9. 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 11/3-9. If you’re the Rouge Level (spending $1000+/year), you’ll get a whopping 20% off your purchase from 10/30-11/9. 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 would recommend buying during this sale, and one thing that’s on my wishlist!
2020 Sephora Beauty Insider Sale
Some of my Go-To Skincare Products:
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!
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. I’ve worn this sunscreen every day for the past few months, and I’ll likely transition to their Glow Screen once it gets colder out, and my skin is a bit drier.
I only used this product last year when I had a breakout, but this year, I started using this serum to prevent breakouts. I only use it on my t-zone, where I’m the most prone to breakouts, and I use it every morning. What’s also great about this line is that it prevents aging and makes this the ultimate product for adult acne. If you really want to combat acne, I’d highly recommend Dermalogica’s Clear + Brighten kit to test out a couple more products from the line!
Some of my Go-To Hair Products:
P.S. — if you have lighter hair, Moroccanoil also has a dry shampoo for you as well.
Short answer? YES. They’re worth every penny. So much so that I ordered the entire curling wand set with interchangeable barrels. What I love about this curling wand is that it heats up fast, and it also curls my hair quickly as well. The curls last for days as well! If you’re going to invest in any hair tool, this is a fantastic option.
Some of my Go-To Makeup Products:
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.
I love this tinted moisturizer because it is buildable, and it provides an impressive amount of coverage, all things considered. I also love throwing this on for Zoom meetings: it hides any blemishes I have, yet it isn’t a super heavy, cakey foundation. Since it’s lighter, it’s also an ideal option to wear with masks: when I wear this product, my pores tend to get clogged less, and I notice less makeup transfer onto my masks.
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!
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 beauty insider sale? Let me know in a comment below!
Photos by Tom McGovern