Attention, beauty shoppers: Sephora is having a massive sale. The Holiday Savings Event officially kicked off on October 28 and will run until November 7, which means that you'll be able to snag some of their favorite luxury beauty products at a discounted price ahead of the holidays.
Here’s the deal: All Sephora Rouge members will be able to access the sale for the entire time, from October 28 until November 7. Members with Rouge status will earn a 20 percent discount. All Sephora VIB members will be able to access the sale starting November 1, and they'll receive a 15 percent discount; Beauty Insider-tier members will be able to access the sale on November 3, and will receive 10 percent off until November 7.
Plus, Sephora’s own in-house beauty brand, Sephora Collection, will be running a separate 30 percent discount across their entire range of top-rated products—including lipsticks, scented candles, and more—both online and in-store. You’ll be able to shop Sephora Collection’s products for less for the entire duration of the sale, so everyone can shop from October 28 until November 7.
The sale prices, on both Sephora Collection products and the specific tiered discounts, will be accessible both in-store and online with the discount code “SAVINGS.” Oh—and everyone, no matter their member status, will receive free shipping with no minimum spend, no discount code required. With that in mind, keep scrolling to shop a few of team Marie Claire’s favorite picks from Sephora’s massive Holiday Savings Event, including liquid blushes from Charlotte Tilbury, lip glosses, eyebrow pencils, and more.
Shop Editors' Picks From The Sephora Savings Event
"I know Pinkgasm gets most of the hype, but I am a die hard Spotlight fan. It works with every makeup look, shows up more skin tone or champagne rather than a true gold, and gives the most stunning, shimmery, disco ball-esque glow. That said, this handy little duo is the best of both worlds. While I typically keep application to my cheekbones, I will occasionally dab Pinkgasm on my cheeks too if I want to look extra dewy." — Samantha Holender, Beauty Editor
"When I desperately need a break but don’t quite have the time, I light this candle. I’m not sure if it’s the mix of amber and sandalwood that does it for me, or the mash-up of pink berry and vanilla, but the refreshing aroma instantly takes off the edge." — Deena Campbell, Beauty Director
"As a girl with lips very much on the small side, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm obsessed with lip plumpers—I've tried just about every one on the market. This Sephora Collection pick stands up just as well as some of the more expensive products I've tried. This lip gloss gives me a nice plump without making my lips painfully tingly, but the best part is just how moisturizing it is. Sometimes, lip glosses can leave my lips feeling dry after it wears off, but this Sephora plumper leaves them nice and soft. Plus, I love the subtle minty taste!" — Brooke Knappenberger, Editorial Fellow
"I'm truly never not looking for my next best eyebrow pencil—something with the effortless precision and staying power of Benefit or Anastasia Beverly Hills, but with a drugstore price tag. With this eyebrow pencil, I think I might have found it. The waxy finish goes on smoothly and lasts until you wipe it off, and blends perfectly with the spoolie brush on the other side—the effect is a full, natural brow, but one that takes ten seconds to apply (the superfine brushes tend to take closer to a minute or two). Hot tip: Buy a couple of shades lighter than your brows, so that even if you overdo it, you can blend it out." — Jenny Hollander, Director of Content Strategy
"Not to be too dramatic (Who am I kidding? I love drama), but this eye cream has saved my life many a time. No matter how much I sleep or gallons of water I guzzle, my under-eyes are perpetually dark and baggy. What can I say? I'm cursed! But Kiehl's avocado eye cream, with its brightening and de-puffing formula, is the only product that's tackled this problem area of mine head-on. It's cooling and creamy—but never oily!—and my ultra-sensitive skin greatly appreciates that it's also a fragrance and parabens-free product." — Emma Childs, Style Editor
"No joke, this is my new favorite foundation. I have dry skin, so my foundations need to be able to resist breaking apart and flaking off in the winter. This one has surprisingly good coverage for a skin tint (as in, it covers all my redness from previous breakouts), and has a silky consistency that blends like a dream. I've found that I only need a pea-sized amount to cover my entire face, but it layers beautifully if I need extra coverage" — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Writer
"These lip stains are my go-to when I'm in a pinch. The product comes in just about every shade imaginable, goes on matte, and lasts for ages without smudging or fading. Plus, the price can't be beat." — Gabrielle Ulubay, E-Commerce Writer
"I was late to loving this concealer from Kosas but now that I've tried it, it's become one of my all-time favorites. It's creamy and has a dewy finish, which makes it great for brightening under my eyes. I have drier skin, so it makes my skin look hydrated. It's also a BeautyTok favorite for a reason!" — J.M
Best-Selling Products Under $50
This best-selling product is universally adored by beauty editors and insiders alike for its borderline magic perfecting powers on your hair. Winter hair often means lot of heat damage and breakage caused by scarves and hats, so this pre-shampoo product is necessary in your cold-weather hair routine. It's made with patented, proven technology that actually repairs your strands from the inside out.
Even skin is happy skin, and this liquid toner from Paula's Choice will help you get it with a few swipes of a cotton pad. It contains 2% salicylic acid—a powerful tool against fighting acne, blackheads, and clogged pores—as well as green tea—an antioxidant that calms the skin. To apply it, pour a small amount onto a cotton round or your fingertips and swipe it across dry skin. Follow it with a moisturizer or the next step in your morning or evening skincare routines.
If you want a concealer that's full-coverage, lightweight, and creamy on the skin, the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is for you. Beloved by members of team Marie Claire and beauty experts alike, this best-in-class concealer can do it all. It’s available in thirty different shades (and just as many handy travel sizes!) and can even be used instead of foundation on lighter makeup days. It offers medium coverage, has a subtly radiant finish, and includes light-diffusing mineral powder in it for an even, perfected look.
Best-Selling Products Under $100
Hardcore makeup fans will know how good these Ambient Lighting Powders from Hourglass are, and this palette contains six stunning shades that will make your skin look naturally airbrushed. There are three different colorways to choose from on Sephora right now, so you can pick the one that suits your needs best. But if you’re all about blush in 2022, this one is for you. It contains both highlighters and powder blushes that give your cheeks a lit-from-within look instantly.
Dry-skinned beauty lovers, this moisturizer from Tatcha is here to save your day (and your face). Available in three sizes, it contains nutrient-packed ingredients like Japanese purple rice to help skin recover from stressors and hyaluronic acid to literally attract water and moisturizer to your skin in the colder months. Better yet, the formula is both cruelty-free, gluten-free, and light-feeling despite its richness. Skin appears plump and ewy (as the name might suggest) immediately upon application, and stays that way for hours.
There’s nothing like a quick at-home chemical peel to get really your skin glowing again during the winter months, and this best-selling product from Dr. Dennis Gross is one of the best that money can buy. $88 gets you 35 peels, so consider it a monthlong investment in your skin. It uses a combination of three different acids: glycolic acid (an AHA), salicylic acid (a BHA), and lactic acid—to rejuvenate the skin instantly. The formula is aso vegan and cruelty-free.
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This is one of the newest additions to Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' line of fragrances, and it's very much fall-and-winter-inspired. It contains notes of rose petal and pine needle to recall the smell of nature after it rains, as the name might suggest. It’s floral but also masculine-smelling thanks to the inclusion of the pine needles, leaving you with a unisex fragrance that just smells good rather than any one specific note. If you want to smell clean or if you love natural, woody, scents, this one is for you.
When was the last time you bought a new flat iron? If you’re like me, probably a while ago (like, not within the last five years.) This all-time classic one-inch flatiron from ghd is a go-to for many in the beauty industry because i consistently proves itself to be a winner. It’s pre-set to 365 degrees to keep extra heat damage at bay, and can be used to create either bouncy waves or an ultra-sleek look. Plus, it has over 200 five-star reviews on Sephora’s site.
It’s gifting season, which means it’s time to invest in a luxury candle for that special someone on your list. Jo Malone’s entire range of either single-note or double-note candles is to die for, but this grapefruit-scented option is great to burn on those days when you want your entire to feel instantly fresher and brighter-smelling. I personally prefer to burn it in the kitchen after I’ve finished cleaning up for that very reason. Or, it’s great for someone who misses summer scents during the chilly winter months.
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Softer, better-smelling in the winter? Sign me up, please! Sol de Janeiro’s cult-favorite Bum Bum cream is back in a major way this season thanks to this massive limited-edition 12-piece gift set from the brand, so add this to your shopping list for your bodycare-obsessed friend. It includes best-sellers like the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream, the Bum Bum Body Scrub, and the Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter, so you can feel free to take the scent with you on the go this winter.
If you’re interested in trying out microneedling at home, check out this device from BeautyBio. It contains two tools for the face and eye areas, plus a soothing balm that will help restore the skin afterwards. Microneedling promises to give you a brighter, more awake-looking eye area over time, so this is definitely the kind of device that will take a minute to work—but it’s worth it, I promise. Prepare to see glowier skin and fewer enlarged pores after you use it.
Celebrity makeup artists, skincare experts, and beauty editors alike have all raved about this moisturizer from La Mer. Yes, it's expensive, but it truly gives you the most perfect even base for makeup. It contains La Mer's signature Miracle Broth, which soothes redness and irritation as well as fight the signs of aging.
Best-Selling Products Under $400
There’s no denying that Dr. Barbara Sturm’s serums are some of the best, most-effective serums on the market right now. This set from the brand—which makes an amazing gift for someone you love or as an act of self-care—includes four of her best-sellers that target a plethora of skin concerns, such as the Calming Serum, the Brightening Serum, and the Hyaluronic Serum. Each of them promises to hydrate and firm the skin instantly, and offer antioxidant protection to keep your skin looking its best.
Need some R&R? Meet one of the best facial massage devices on the market. This handheld device from celebrity esthetician Sani Darden (who has worked with the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Jessica Alba, and more), is worth the splurge. It works using sound wave technology to treat the look of jowls, fine lines and wrinkles, and nasolabial lines. Plus, it comes complete with a gel so that it works best on your skin—but it’s great for every skin type, from dry to oily.
All of Tom Ford's fragrances are pricey, but this best-selling option from the range is a fan favorite despite the price. It's a deep, woody, sultry scent with notes of musk and saffron. "Imaging being wrapped in your favourite cashmere blanket and laying in front of a roaring fire on a chilly day. Or your favorite leather handbag but wrapped in a soft layer of vanilla to soften the “leathery” scent. Or a new pair of designer leather shoes. Soft and sensual and very warm," wrote one glowing reviewer.
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If you haven't bought a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer yet, this brand-new purple edition was practically made for you.This special version of the classic hair tool includes five magnetic dryer attachments for every type of styling. It also has three speed settings and four heat settings, and stays cool as you use it. Plus, it constantly regulates the heat it emits to make sure that your hair isn’t exposed to as much damage (although we always recommend using a heat protectant product to ensure that your hair looks its best.)
If it’s a lifted, sculpted look that you’re after this winter (especially during holiday party season), you need to pick up one of the best microcurrent devices on the market. This device from NuFACE is great because it’s larger than other, similar, devices, so that you can target larger areas of your face faster. It’s even been called the “five-minute facial”—that’s how good it is. This set comes with two heads and a microcurrent gel so you can get the most out of your device.
This product from Dr. Dennis Gross is one of Marie Claire's best LED light therapy masks for a reason. It’s FDA-approved, for one, and mimics the exact same kinds of light that aestheticians use. It uses a combination of both red (which diminishes the signs of aging) and blue light (which kills the type of bacteria that causes acne). Great for all skin types, this single masks lets you target all of your skin issues in one fell swoop—and in under three minutes. Better yet, the device automatically shuts off after that time, so you won’t leave it on for too long by accident.
Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.
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