I Scoured Sephora’s Labor Day Sale for the Best Beauty Deals

I’ll be stocking up on Sunday Riley, Isle of Paradise, and Iconic London.

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Summer is over—it’s horrible, devastating, and worthy of shedding a tear. The silver lining, however, is that the end of the season brings about the best beauty deals of the season. Labor Day weekend (plus a few days before, and a few days after) ushers in crazy discounts across categories, making it the *ideal* time to restock on favorites, experiment with newness, and transition your beauty for fall. The best sale out there, surprise surprise, comes by way of Sephora. The retailer is offering—wait for it—up to 50 percent off select makeup, hair care, skincare, and more. The promo is running both online and in stores from Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4.

The question becomes: What should you shop for? I’ve spent hours combing through the sale section to find the best discounts, deals, and price slashes being offered over the holiday weekend. From half-off self-tanners that will extend your summer glow to skincare with high levels of hydration to keep you hydrated through the fall, here are the best items to shop during Sephora’s Labor Day sale. 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.