Sephora has been my go-to beauty store for more than a decade now. It’s where I “invested” in my first Urban Decay Naked eye-shadow palette as a teen, discovered the magic of a good AHA/BHA exfoliator, and where I continue to browse for new, buzzy brands. I almost always leave spending more than intended, which is why I stick to their sales. Their Cyber Monday deals are actually good, making it a great time to restock my empties, test things I’m curious about, and buy gifts for the other beauty obsessives in my life. And if you’re a Beauty Insider, you get free standard shipping with no minimum purchase required as an extra perk.
Every day this week, they’re dropping prices on products from different brands, from Makeup Forever and IT Cosmetics to Peter Thomas Roth and Fenty Beauty. We’ve prioritized the products we’ve written about before and have been recommended to us by makeup artists and dermatologists. We also included the biggest discounts on some of our favorite brands. And to make shopping even easier, we’ve broken this post up into categories: makeup, skin care, and hair care. We’ll be updating this post as deals start rolling in — and if last year was any indication, don’t dillydally: Lots of picks tend to sell out fast.
Today, you can snag Fenty Beauty products at a good discount, including this liquid lipstick that, according to Rio, “simply does not budge. I’ve eaten full meals with it on, worn masks, you name it. It doesn’t come off,” she says.
These cream-to-powder sticks can work as concealers, contours, highlighters, or even eye shadows. Stock is selling out, so if you see the shade you want, add it to your cart fast.
Another versatile product are these highlighters that can double as eyeshadow. Rio says they “wake up your eyes instantly — and I love that they can be applied easily with fingers!”
This “insanely full-coverage” concealer is “perfect for completely eradicating any pesky blemishes, dark circles, or hyperpigmentation.” Plus Rio says it “truly does not budge.”
This gel-based body luminizer adds a high-shine finish, and is nearly 50 percent off.
If you want more of a powder formula (or even more body glitter), the brand’s face and body highlighter is on sale in three shades.
We also found the brand’s standout nonsticky lip gloss in solid form on sale for just $13. Two of the shades are sold out, but you can still get it in Rio’s favorite nude shade: Fenty Glow.
While this skin tint was originally recommended to us as a foundation for teens, it’s excellent for anyone who wants to achieve “subtle coverage and a dewy glow without the need for a highlighter.” What’s better is that it’s made with coral-reef-safe broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.
As mentioned, Sephora does an excellent job at finding the best tried-and-tested and emerging brands, so you can trust that its curated sets are stocked with all-around goodies too. This one comes with minis of its best-selling clean products, including Rio’s favorite “rich yet nongreasy moisturizer” from Biossance, an acne-scar-reducing serum approved by a skin-care blogger, and a mascara that the Cut says is great for anyone with sensitive eyes.
For removing even the most stubborn waterproof makeup, look no further than Clinique’s effective, nonirritating formula. “It removes everything without irritating the eyes and does not leave a greasy residue,” one makeup artist told us.
The wipes, which use the same formula as the makeup remover above, are also on sale. These specific ones are also great for anyone taking Accutane, since they don’t require rinsing and actually impart moisture on the skin.
Peter Thomas Roth’s creamy hyaluronic-acid moisturizer is one of our favorites for oily skin. It locks in moisture with its oil-free, noncomedogenic formula, so “your skin will look plump and brightened, but not greasy.”
NuFACE’s microcurrent devices have been recommended to us by plenty of people — from dermatologists, celebrity aestheticians, and actresses — because it essentially stimulates collagen to help prevent sagging and fine lines. Right now, you can snag the standard-size device at a good discount.
This set is also on sale, which includes a mini-size of the toning device, the activator gel, the activator cream, and a handy applicator.
Drybar unsurprisingly makes our favorite blow-dryer brush. While that specific one isn’t on sale, we found this interchangeable blow dryer at a discount. It comes with three different heads — an oval brush, paddle brush, and concentrated blow dryer — so you get more bang for your buck.
Olaplex’s patented bond-building technology is recommended to us time and time again because it “rebuilds the bonds damaged through coloring, gradually transforming dry, broken, and brittle hair back to a healthier state.” We found this set, which includes the Hair Perfector and No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask each in two different sizes, for just $39.
Christophe Robin makes plenty of Rio-approved hair-care products, including this purifying scrub. She says it’s “a really excellent tool for a Sunday-night deep clean.”
Here’s a set that comes with a full size of the above scrub and travel sizes of their purifying shampoo and detangling conditioner.
If instead your scalp’s on the flaky side, the brand also sells a hydrating mask meant to help with dryness, breakage, and split ends.
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