The Sephora sale has started and this season’s code is SAVESPRING! If you missed my Top 10 Must Haves from the sale, give it a read too!
Rouge Members: 20% off 4/1-4/11
VIB: 15% off 4/5-4/11
Insiders: 10% off 4/7-4/11
I broke up this post into categories by request! You can scroll through each of the categories below and read my comments on each product. I caveated clean beauty products as well to help anyone who is on the hunt for safe or clean beauty! Not sure what that means? Read this post or watch the safe beauty highlights on my Instagram profile!
Some of my favorite hydrating products are in this category! This new recovery balm by REN is a must have for anyone with dry skin. Tip: it’s also awesome for reviving skin if you travel a lot in airplanes. If you’re looking for a lighter version for summer and live in a humid climate, the REN Day Cream is perfect. For those that have been following me awhile, you know the Fresh eye cream is at the top of my list when it comes to the 15+ that I’ve tried. You can read reviews of all eye creams here!
If you’re looking for budget friendly skincare with decent ingredients, I’d recommend trying anything by The Ordinary. I think it’s great for people in their early 20s or anyone on a budget looking to maintain.
If you do one thing in this sale, buy Westman Atelier. Any product but if you need me to force rank: foundation, blush, bronzer, lip compact, super loaded, eye pods, and highlighter. The highlighter is really subtle in the color Lit so I would opt for another color or Hourglass’s Flash Highlighting stick for a bold look (I LOVE). Don’t miss this concealer (new-ish rec which replaced my Shape Tape) and this setting powder. This double ended eyeliner is a must of you’re looking for precision or to do a winged look. I also love this Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Glow – it gives your face an instant tan without risking sun damage and it’s so good. It matches your skin tone with some kind of makeup magic! The Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Powders are also at the top of my list. SO MANY GOOD FINDS.
I love Briogeo. Period. I’m stocking up on so many of their products this sale because I’ve consistently been impressed and they’re a safe beauty brand! Their scalp repair products are also apparently amazing (so many of you have confirmed that) in case you struggle with scalp issues! This hair mask is a MUST for dry and damaged hair. My colorist just recommended to me last month and already it’s made such a difference in the health of my hair. I also love the Living Proof products – especially the Dry Shampoo and volumizing products.
I purchased the Dyson Airwrap in the last sale and I have to say, it’s worth the hype. Y’all noticed immediately how voluminous my hair was. It’s the only tool that can take your hair from wet to curled and it’s easier on your hair. The curl is a little more glamour than the beachy waves though (although that can be achieved by using the wands upside down) so keep that in mind.
The Hourglass brushes are stand out products for me! If you need to refresh your brush set, I’d recommend all of them! My most used are the foundation brush and this double ended powder/highlighter brush. And yes, the slip scrunchies are 100% worth the hype!
SUNSCREEN / TANNING
I haven’t tried the after sun or the sunscreen by COOLA but have been really impressed by their BB Cream which is amazing especially for oily skin! The tanner for body and face is also pretty good and relatively clean! Make sure to pick up a mitt if you’re applying at home especially with a mousse!
If you’re feeling dry on your body, I highly recommend this combo: this body cream mixed with this body oil. The Kopari coconut melt is also an option but it is oily so don’t plan on putting clothes on immediately after. For tanning, I also really like Isle of Paradise in dark (even though I’m pale, I just use less so it’s a better value).
This is my favorite savings tip for the sale! I always stock up on travel sized products to either use as travel sizes or as a way to sample new products without having to buy a full sized product. Here are some of my favorite minis that I am getting from the sale or have tried before. This is the best way to try before you buy!!
Do you have any favorites?
Michelle Samuels says
I use the Coola sunscreen and I LOVE it. My skin started having a reaction to normal chemical sunscreen 2 years back, but the Coola stuff doesnt cause any of the crazy itching while still going on clear on my naturally tan skin – no more purple tint from your standard mineral sunscreen. Best part is that some of the scents are reef-friendly, so I can use this stuff when vacationing in Cancun and visiting some of the parks in that area that require reef-friendly sunscreen.
Thanks for the informative blog!