The time has come. The Sephora Fall 2021 sale is here.
If you’re unfamiliar, twice a year Sephora holds a sale. This is a perfect time to stock up on your holy grail skincare, haircare, body care, and makeup products.
This week the Sephora sale opens for Rouge members, offering them 20% off.
I personally think this sale is only worth it if you have Rouge status.
Dates to Remember:
The event is online, with code
YAYHOLIDAY , which saves you a different amount depending on your status at Sephora:
VIB Rouge November 5 - November 15 - 20% discount
VIB November 9 - November 15 - 15% discount
BeautyInsider November 11 - November 15 - 10% discount
A quick note:
Skin type: I have oily, combination acne-prone skin. I look for products that will leave my skin hydrated and soothing. I am in a constant cycle of hormonal acne and treating my hyperpigmentation, so I'm always looking to prevent/treat leftover pigmentation. I also suffer from eczema.
My hair type: is thick density, low-porosity fine strands.
Lastly, I encourage you all to shop intentionally and responsibly. While indulging in beauty can be great, I never want consumerism to be the main takeaway. This is just a resource to inform.
You don’t need to participate just because the sale is here. If you don’t need any restocks, or non-essentials aren’t in the budget right now, don’t feel pressured to buy something based on my recommendations. There is ALWAYS another sale around the corner.
Do what is right for you.
Now, let’s get into my recommendations.
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Sephora Sale Recommendations: Skincare
Youth to the People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser - I think this is a good everyday gel cleanser. It smells like lemon and apples to me. I found it hydrating, gentle and it did a great job at removing makeup. I’ve been buying minis of this for a while, but the full-size is worth it! I think this would be best for people with normal to oily skin.
Youth to the People Adaptogen Mist - a fine mist that can soothe and hydrate. This is one I reached for time and time again to help calm redness and use between my skincare steps. I also loved repurposing my glass bottle to decant other mists or use to propagate plants.
Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick - I love this stick! I prefer this to an eye cream because it just slides across on its own without having to use my fingers. I just warm it up on the back of my hand and It slides really easily, absorbs quickly but also feels hydrated while I sleep. This has encapsulated retinol and peptides. I loved how easy this was to add to my routine. I use it about 3x a week.
Youth to the People Dream Eye Cream - This is one of my favorite nighttime eye creams. It contains vitamin c to brighten, and hyaluronic acid and ceramides to hydrate and protect the skin area. It’s very thick so you only need a tiny bit to cover the eye area and enjoy the hydration.
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream - This is amazing if you overloaded on actives, over exfoliated, or have a compromised barrier from eczema. I use this after every retinal treatment and also as a body moisturizer. I have oily, combination acne-prone skin so while this is too much for an AM routine for me, it is PERFECT for overnight and does not feel heavy at all.
Youth To The People Deep Adaptogen Moisture Cream - This is lightweight, but gives such a lovely moisture bomb. My skin really felt bouncy and nourished after using this and the redness-reducing properties of this moisturizer are phenomenal. I believe it’s due to the functional mushroom and adaptogen Reishi and Ashwagandha. All skin types could benefit.
Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream - This is my fave summer time moisturizer! Packed with antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid, my skin feels balanced, without geeky too heavy. It has a beautiful light scent and it’s the perfect moisturizer for a skin like base for makeup. Ideal for oily combo skin.
All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 - one of the better physical sunscreens I've tried. It’s lightweight, easily blendable, and hydrating. Didn’t cause any breakouts for me which is a plus and although upon application it left a slight cast after 5 mins it went away. A wonderful base for makeup as well. Since it’s more hydrating, I’m unsure if most oily skin types would like this.
Sephora Sale Recommendations: Bath + Body:
Nécessaire The Body Lotion - no-frills body lotion that is fast-absorbing and leaves your skin hydrated with added vitamins. Not greasy or tacky at all. I kept reaching for this lotion due to its simplicity. I also love the packaging. The top has a little weight to it making it smell premium which I liked. If you have sensitive, eczema-prone skin I recommend this.
Skinfix Resurface+ Glycolic Renewing Body Scrub - I love a good dual physical/chemical exfoliant and this one is so good. It smells like fresh lime, a perfect fit for spring. The granulars is coarse and does a good job of making tough bumpy skin super soft. I always see a difference in how my moisturizer performs when I use this. It also lasts a long time, it took me about 3 months to empty this. I used it about 2x a week on both wet and dry skin.
Skinfix Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash - gentle and soothing body wash for sensitive skin or eczema-prone skin. No scent at all, low foam and leaves your skin soft and hydrated. If you are currently experiencing an eczema breakout I would give this a try.
Sephora Sale Recommendations: Haircare
Deep Conditioner and Hair Masks:
Hair Mask Creamy Deep Conditioner - a lightweight, almost mousse-like deep conditioner. Made with Australian Kakadu Plum, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Starflower Oil. Every time I use this in my hair, it’s pure joy. Loved how easy my hair was to detangle with the DC and it smells like sweet cake batter.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask - Only product I’ve ever tried from Briogeo and it’s a winner. It’s the best of both worlds with moisturizing and protein-rich ingredients. It makes my curly hair super bouncy and strong yet soft. Your tangles will melt off. Won’t weigh your hair down. If your hair is damaged, I’d highly recommend this.
Verb Curl Cream - If you want hold and softness that extends your typical washday this is the curl cream for you. This will easily give me 8-day hair! A little goes a long way and eliminates frizz. I think people with wavy hair would also love this product. I’ve tried this on a twist-out as well and really loved it.
Hair Oil Everyday Gloss - It comes in this chic, heavy glass bottle. It reminds me of the perfume. At first, I thought it smelled like the sweetest cherries but I found out it’s actually the Australian Kakadu plum oil in its formulation. My hair loves this oil. Keeps my hair shiny and is also a fabulous scalp oil too.
Aquis Prime Rapid-Dry Hair Turban - If you “plop” your hair this is a must. I own 3 of them I love them SO much. I apply all my products, wear the towel for about 15 hours to a full 24 hours. I have low-porosity hair and most days I like to air dry. But you can use this to set your hair before you diffuse as well so you don’t have soaking wet hair down your back.
SlipSilk Scrunchies - these are my FAVE. I love that they come in colors black, beige and pink. I like using these on the days where bun is life. They are soft and preserve my curls without making them look wonky or stretched out the next day.
Sephora Sale Recommendations: Makeup
I get most of my makeup from Target or Ulta but here are a few recommendations.
Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara - It curls, lengthens and gives lovely volume and fullness to my lashes. It lasts all day which I love and rarely experience with mascaras. It also doesn’t flake which is a huge plus.
Shiseido Eyelash Curler - BEST EYELASH CURLER EVER! I know it’s expensive but so worth it. I have straight lashes that go down if I don’t curl them. This curler has the perfect shape to capture even the littlest lashes and fits my eye shape perfectly. Total game changer.
Danessa Myricks Colorfix Eye+Cheek+Lip - as a member of the oily eyelid crew I’m really impressed with the wear of these cream pigments. They are a quick dry formula that is very buildable. The Rose Dream set is a perfect value. I also love playing with the Neons. My fave color is Jellybean, but she has such a wonderful array of colors to check out.
Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palette - my favorite palettes are Sunset, Glam & Nude. They are so pigmented which I love and very wearable. I typically just do a sweep of color as eyeshadow but you can absolutely do full glam looks with the mattes and shimmer colors.
BareMinerals Mineralist Lip Gloss Balm Duo - unexpected favorites for me this year. Perfect flush of color and very hydrating and non sticky. Pick these up with their Lip Masks and your lips will not only look good but feel good too.
I hope you found this list helpful. Let me know down below what you‘ll be getting in the sale. Happy Shopping.