I’ve Been a Beauty Editor for a Decade & This Is What I’m Buying from the Sephora Sale

Elizabeth Denton
I’ve Been a Beauty Editor for a Decade & This Is What I’m Buying from the Sephora Sale
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It’s not a secret that beauty editors and influencers receive a lot of products to test. It’s how we decide what’s worth talking about and what’s worth you spending your hard-earned money on. Some stand out as must-haves I would actually re-purchase with my own money during the big Sephora sale — others are just so-so. Below are my Sephora sale picks from makeup, skincare, haircare and even sex toys, my ride-or-dies you should add to cart now.

Here’s how the Sephora sale works. Rouge members (meaning you spent $1,000 in the calendar year), get 20 percent off now until November 7, VIB ($300 per calendar year) get 15 percent off November 1-7, and Insider (any amount spent) get 10 percent off from November 3-7. Plus, everyone gets 30 percent off Sephora Collection makeup, skincare and tools with code SAVINGS.

There are some limitations to remember: you can only grab one Dyson item and three Tarte Shape Tape Concealers per SKU per transaction. The Ordinary and MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM products are excluded.

Ready to shop? Grab my must-haves, below with their discounts if you’re Rouge status.

hyper skin


Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum

My hyperpigmentation could use some help. Luckily, there’s this vitamin C serum that brights and smoothes uneven texture.

ysl fragrance


Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum

Luxe perfume is a great buy during Sephora sales. To wit, this Dua Lipa-approved scent is more than $23 off.


rare beauty blush


Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush 3 Piece Set

If you haven’t tried this cult-fave liquid blush yet — or have but want to try some new colors — this set is a must-have. It contains mini sizes of Truth (a mauve maroon) and Happy (a cool pink), and a full-size Encourage (a soft neutral pink).

better not youngfer mask


Better Not Younger Hair Redemption Butter Masque

Not only does this hydrating mask leave hair feeling silky smooth, but it contains caffeine to stimulate hair follicles for healthy hair growth.

k18 mask


K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask

This leave-in, hair-repairing treatment has celeb fans like Kim Kardashian. If you get highlights, chemical treatments, or use hot tools, you have to try it.



Dame Products Aer Suction Toy

Did you know Sephora.com hawks sex toys from woman-owned brand Dame? Pick up this clitoral vibrator for less and you’ll see why it’s my top pick.

haus labs foundation


Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation with Fermented Arnica

This medium-coverage foundation is as good as everyone says it is. The silky smooth formula also comes in a whopping 51 shades.

dyson airwrap


Dyson Special Edition Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long

If you’ve been wanting to grab an Airwrap, now’s the time at almost $120 off.

kulfi concealer


Kulfi Main Match Crease-Proof Long-Wear Hydrating Concealer

I told you about this ultra-hydrating concealer back in August and I haven’t stopped using it since.

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