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Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Event Details and Recommendations

April 15, 2017

Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Recommendations | The Beauty Look Book

The Sephora Beauty Insider Event for spring is happening next week and I have a roundup of recommendations of my fav picks. As a beauty lover I’ve found a lot of things I really love so narrowing down my picks was quite the challenge but I managed to edit my list to current by category to help organize everything. Many of you are lipstick and lipgloss junkies like me but I know others prefer skin care or hair care instead so I tried to cover a little bit of everything. Shown above:

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First, a quick rundown on the Sephora sale dates and details along with the codes:

  • 4/18 to 4/24 VIB Rouge will receive 15% off, use code ROUGESPRING
  • 4/19 to 4/24 VIBs will receive 15% off, use code VIBSPRING
  • 4/20 to 4/23 BIs will receive 10% off, use code BISPRING

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Skincare Recommendations from Tatcha, Estee Lauder, Kate Somerville, La Mer and SK-II Sephora | The Beauty Look Book

Skin care recommendations

  • Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer is the perfect lightweight gel for normal/combo skin, I don’t typically like gels because they feel sticky or tacky but this one feels nice and wears well under makeup
  • Estee Lauder DayWear UV Base Advanced Anti-Oxidant and UV Defense SPF50 is a face sunscreen I’ve really been loving, I used it many years ago but don’t remember loving it, I’m not sure if this is a new formula or a classic, but it’s one of the best I’ve tried (sunscreen story is still coming I promise! I have two more formulas to test before I post the roundup)
  • Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash Cleanser is my favorite daily cleanser, it’s gentle, effective and I’ve lost count of how many bottles I’ve repurchased, her cleansers are my absolute favorite and I also love the Eradikate Cleanser and Exfolikate Cleanser to help clear up congested skin
  • La Mer Moisturizing Soft Lotion is one of my go-to’s for sensitive skin, it’s ridiculously expensive and I have never seen it go on sale, this is a great time to save a little and splurge
  • SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil current favorite cleansing oil, it has a cushiony soft silky feel, it has a decent amount of product in a bottle and comes with a really nice pump, with so many products that have wonky packaging, I really appreciate the brands that take care to design good packaging with pumps that function well (this is one of them!)

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Haircare Recommendations Dryers, Oils, Masks | The Beauty Look Book

Hair care recommendations

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Perfume Body Loves

Perfume and body loves

  • Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne – Sephora just started carrying Jo Malone!
  • Tom Ford Sole di Positano Eau de Parfum is the newest launch, I absolutely adore this one
  • Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum is probably my most-worn fragrance
  • L’Artisan Mure et Musc or La Chasse Aux Papillons are both classics for soft feminine scents, my husband likes this brand of perfume on me the most, they updated the bottles into a more masculine streamlined look
  • Fresh Sake Bath is the ultimate relaxation product for baths, I rediscovered late last year and it’s seriously addictive, it melts my stress away and I’m a little embarrassed to admit how many bottles I’ve gone through in the past few months, but it’s SO worth the splurge

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Lip Recommendations

Lip recommendations

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Eye Makeup Recommendations

Eye makeup recommendations

  • Make Up For Ever makes some seriously amazing shadows, I own several full-sized colors from the Artist Palette Volume 1 -Nudes, I wish I had just bought the palette instead, it has a really good mix of high quality neutrals in shimmers and mattes for a soft or smokey eye
  • Urban Decay Naked2 and Naked3 have been on my favorites list for years, I never tire of them, I find them to still be among the best for neutrals, swatches of both palettes here
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No 7 is another great quality eyeshadow palette, current favorites are The Lover (swatch here) or The Dreamer (swatches in this post here)
  • Burberry Eye Colour Contour Smoke Pen in Pale Copper is one of my favorite copper shimmer washes for the eye
  • Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Duos in Paradiso (swatch here) and Young Adonis (here) are the prettiest new launches for summer, if you don’t like glitter you may want to pass, although I don’t consider myself a glitter person by any means and the Tom Ford shadows are among the few that I actually like and feel like I can wear easily

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Mascara Brow Favorites

Mascara and brow picks

  • Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara is one I’ve repurchased a number of times since discovering it last July, it holds curl, volumizes, doesn’t smudge has a rich deep color and does everything I want it to!
  • Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof is one I’ve used for years (even when it was in the older style packaging), I love this one for no-smudging
  • YSL The Shock is probably my newest discovery, I like this for definition, volume and no-smudging
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash is one I used years ago, I repurchased so many times but haven’t in a while since I’ve been trying so many other formulas, still this one has been a solid go-to for the times I’ve owned it
  • Diorshow Browstyler in Universal Brown is hands down my go-to for easy natural looking brows

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Foundation and Setting Recs

Base and setting recommendations

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Concealer Powder Recs

Concealer and powder picks

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Cheek highlighter recommendations | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least for the cheeks

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That wraps up my top picks for recommendations by category. I’m in the process of working on my own list. At the moment I have quite a bit of skincare that I’d like to either try or stock up on. I have some body and hair care products as well I need to replenish – I’ve run out of a lot of product! I do have a lot of Surratt eyeshadows I’ve had on my list that I may order. Also the new Hourglass bronzers are tempting but I just bought two of the NARS Sunwash Diffusing Bronzers. If you struggle with shopping lists you’re not alone!

Let me know what you have on your radar for the Sephora sale. I’d love to hear what’s on your list! If you have any other questions for recommendations leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer quickly before the sale starts. Quick recap, sale is for Sephora in stores and online:

4/18 to 4/24 VIB Rouge will receive 15% off, use code ROUGESPRING

4/19 to 4/24 VIBs will receive 15% off, use code VIBSPRING

4/20 to 4/23 BIs will receive 10% off, use code BISPRING

Happy shopping!

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  • anna

    bummed they downgraded from 20% off to 15% 🙁

    • Eileen

      Hi Anna,
      If memory serves me, I think it’s always been 20% in the fall and 15% in the spring. Looking at my shopping history, it appears it was 15% last spring. (BTW, I’m a VIBRouge so I always get the max discount.) But, be it 20% or 15%, I’m appreciative of Sephora offering us a discount. As I have several birthday presents to shop for during the spring, I’ll gladly take 15% 🙂

      • anna

        ah yeah 15 vs 20 is like…well i still want to buy one of everything they sell soooooo bye money, but with all the 20% sales from places like dermstore and b-glowing etc i woulda hoped for 20 🙂

        • Eileen

          Me, too. I’m a dermstore and skinstore habitué and love their 20-25% on skincare 🙂 Have a wonderful spring weekend.

        • msh111

          Agree Anna. It should be consistent with 20% each Biannual sale. Grateful for a discount at all? Sephora rarely discounts anything compared to other sites and continues to get plenty of business from us all year long.

  • aviva1

    you should have a tv show, and I should be your co-host

  • bisbee704

    I have a few things in my cart. Nothing of note…one of the
    YSL Lip Balms, Shiseido Cotton Squares (I keep a supply at the ready). I may get a tube of Lancer The Method Polish. And I’m sure I’ll think of something else… 😉

  • I seriously need to try the HG bronzers and blushes and the YSL lipsticks!
    xx

  • I try to talk myself out of buying anything, I have way too much makeup and skincare already. It works better with skincare, I tell myself once I finish this, I can buy that, but when do you ever finish makeup?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Yes – definitely easier for me to justify with skincare/haircare!

      • Hair care is even worse for me. I only wash my hair about twice a week, so dry shampoo is pretty much the only thing I need to repurchase very often.

  • Thanks Kayla! I’ve had my eye on Drunk Elephant for a while too, I have the baby facial on my wishlist.

  • Casey

    Also, people shouldn’t forget to use Ebates or MrRebates for cash back. Today Sephora is offering 4% cash back on both sites which makes your actual saving for VIBR 19%. I have my list ready when VIB rolls around on the 19th.

  • SaraS

    Hi Sabrina,
    As a fellow medium tan skin person, I’ve been super interested in the new stellar cosmetics line at sephora. Would you be reviewing that anytime? Please please do!! 🙂

  • Amazing post Sabrina!! Great recommendations and I love that you categorized them by type. I will definitely be checking out these products. Love the VIB Rouge sale!
    <3 Kristin | BlondeisBeauty.com

  • I love Nars products for a base. They are awesome

  • msh111

    I have purchased the Viseart Petit Pro, “Fresh” Lip Wand Conditioner, Nest fragrance rollerball Midnight Fleur, Dior Maximizer Eyelash primer (my HG), Dr Gross Alpha/Beta Daily Peel, & BB Solid brush cleaner so far and am awaiting delivery. I can’t wait to play with the Viseart!
    I may run back to Sephora for a Bobbi Brown Smokey mascara or maybe try your BB mascara req Eye Opener tomorrow before the VIB sale ends.
    Thanks for the reqs! I may check out the Hourglass Girl lipstick too.