The Sephora sale section is a treasure trove for heavily discounted, cult-favorite beauty products. It’s where I’ve picked up some of my most beloved makeup-bag staples, like my Marc Jacobs Oh Miley! lipstick (which Jezebel editor Koa Beck deemed “the blue jeans of red lipsticks”) and my Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Amber (which Rihanna’s makeup artist Priscilla Ono called “the perfect cool-toned contour stick for fair skin”). Until January 1, Sephora’s sale section is becoming even more … on sale! With the code “MAJORSALE,” Sephora Insiders (meaning anyone who has a free Sephora account) can get an extra 20 percent off all sale items. Below, a list of some of the very best deals.
These smooth, velvety, matte lipsticks from Fenty are some of my favorites from the brand. These give more of a smudged, weightless look than their long-lasting liquid lipstick Stunna Lip Paint, but they’re a lot easier to apply — no precision necessary to get a lovely bright lip!
This bronzer compact from Marc Jacobs Beauty is enormous, so you can swirl a fluffy brush around it and pick up just the right amount of powder for a sun-kissed glow. The formula is also creamy and blendable — you won’t get that patchiness that bronzers can sometimes leave behind.
This body balm from Lord Jones is one of the brand’s most popular products. It uses a blend of oils, waxes, and CBD to deeply hydrate and calm dry skin or soothe muscle aches. Use it on your calves, legs, or arms after a workout, or anytime you want a relaxing, cooling effect.
Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo is a cult classic and Allure Best of Beauty Awards winner for a reason. It doesn’t just quickly mattify oily hair, it actually cleanses it — the dry shampoo’s formula soaks up sweat, excess oil, and odor, so you can comfortably go days without washing (which is important to someone like me, who is trying to maintain a faux-bleach blonde.) This set comes with a mini travel- or purse-friendly size as well as the big one to keep in your medicine cabinet.
These metallic dual shade palettes are ultracreamy and pigmented — perfect for adding a quick pop of color to your lids. These little palettes come in a few shades, all of which are special and vibrant. If you like warm, bright tones, you’ll love this Popsicle-esque duo “Mimosa Sunrise/Sangria Sunset.” If you’re into a frosty, twinkly palettes, you’ll prefer the mint and light-gold palette “Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito.”
This buildable, creamy, medium-coverage concealer is great for anyone with dry or dehydrated skin. It’s enough coverage to cover up an unexpected time-of-the-month zit, but it’s also light and seamless enough to quickly take the edge off of dark circles or redness. Plus, reviewers claim it’s an excellent dupe for Mac’s Paint Pot.
This trio skin-care set from Ole Henriksen includes some of the brand’s greatest hits: their glow facial mask (which uses kaolin clay, chia seed oil, and licorice root extract to exfoliate and brighten the skin without stripping it), their Dark Spot Toner (which uses a blend of AHAs to buff away dead skin cells and help eradicate hyperpigmentation left behind from breakouts), and their Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer (a lightweight ascorbic acid–infused moisturizer that helps add radiance and lock in moisture).
These sheeny, pearlescent liquid shadows from Stila are buildable and extremely easy to apply — just tap on the product with the wand and blend with your fingertips. Perfect for a simple holiday makeup look!
The Becca Cosmetics glow is one of the most buzzed about in the industry. Their powder highlighters are beloved by makeup artist Nikki Wolff (who has worked with Dua Lipa and Kendall Jenner, to name a few) as well as Zendaya’s makeup artist Allan Avendaño. This mini trio set was a collaboration between the brand and Euphoria’s Barbie Ferreira and includes three different tones: a rosy pink, a light gold, and a pale vanilla.
This lightweight, full coverage concealer from Marc Jacobs Beauty is an Allure Best of Beauty winner and, according to the reviews, is comparable to the coveted Cle De Peau concealer stick (beloved by celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo). It has a matte yet easy-to-blend finish that provides long-lasting coverage. This is great for quickly and easily touching up bad breakouts or tired eyes.