Cyber Monday is here, and though most people shop for furniture or TVs, we’re keeping our eye on Sephora for the best deals on skin care, makeup, beauty tools, and holiday gift sets. So far, lots of products we’ve written about before, including Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara, which won our best clump-free mascara title, a very status-y BKR glass water bottle, Fenty Beauty liner Rio loves, and cult-y Sunday Riley Good Genes are on sale. But not for long. Bookmark this page, since we’ll be updating it as the deals start rolling in — and if last year is any indication, don’t dillydally: Some of these picks sell out fast. You can also follow us on Twitter for more timely sales coverage. The holidays are almost underway — we’re here to help.
If you’re in the market for a new lip gloss, Rio says this one “has a super-subtle sheen that highlights your natural lip while adding a bit of shimmer and volume.”
Sephora Collection collaborated with designer Karen Walker on this five-piece tortoise-shell brush collection — which features a powder brush, a large angled foundation brush, an angled brush, a shadow brush, and a crease brush. And it comes with a gold stand to keep your brushes flashily organized on your bathroom counter.
A trio of vibrant, long-lasting Marc Jacobs lip crayons in red, hot pink, and coral.
This five-piece Marc Jacobs brush set comes with a face, foundation, eye shadow, eye-shadow crease, and eyeliner brush.
We’ve written about clean, cruelty-free brand Milk Makeup many times before. This set comes with its cannabis oil-infused Kush mascara (a favorite of makeup artist Dillon Peña for its ability to “add volume and length quickly”), and its Kush lip balm, which is one of Rio’s favorites.
The best clump-proof mascara, according to a bevy of makeup artists we spoke to. “This one has all the elements needed to get lashes thick, long, and separated,” promises Amanda Shackleton. The mascara’s formula is designed to be buildable, but unlike other mascaras, it doesn’t clump as you add additional coats, she adds.
Lots of Tarte eye-shadow palettes are 50 percent off at Sephora right now, including this pretty matte-brown one (plus the wine-colored Tartelette in Bloom palette, the rosy Tartelette Toasted palette, the marine-themed High Tides & Good Vibes palette, the brightly colored Tarteist PRO Remix Amazonian Clay palette, the rosy Fall Feels Eye & Cheek palette, and the cool-toned SEA palette).
These hyperpigmented lipsticks from Fenty come in six, superbright shades, including hot pink, navy blue, aquamarine, red, and purple.
Unlike with a BeautyBlender, you don’t have to wet this sponge before use. And the curved shape allows you to easily maneuver it around difficult spots, like under your eyes.
This set of six different highly rated Benefit brow products (including Goof Proof, Precisely, My Brow, 24-Hour brow setter, Gimme Brow, Ka-Brow, and 3D Browtones) is valued at $144 — it’s currently available for less than $50.
Cheesy as it may be, buy this heart-shaped, rosy-colored palette now and save it to give to your beauty obsessive on Valentine’s Day.
For the curly haired frequent travelers, you could not go wrong with this set, which comes with four different frizz-preventing minis, including a heat spray, anti-humidity gel, shampoo, and conditioner.
The Fresh soy cleanser and rose face mask have somewhat of a cult following, and now you can get both together in one handy set along with a moisturizer, eye cream, and lip balm.
This wintry, frost-inspired highlighter palette is now 50 percent off.
To complete the metallic Fenty look: these frosted lipsticks.
A two-tone lipstick that promises to contour your lips and give them a fuller look. Plus $16 for Givenchy!
You get 24 different eye-shadow shades (including sparkly and matte), one mascara sample, an eyeliner sample, and an eye-shadow brush all in one palette.
We’ve written about the Amika Blowout Babe Thermal Brush before; this one, while similar, apparently gives a slightly sleeker, more polished look. And (obviously) today is the day to get it because it’s throwing in a hair dryer (!?), and some of its anti-humidity spray, dry shampoo, and dry conditioner.
A quartet of rose-scented Fresh products, including its moisturizer, sleeping mask, lip balm, and toner.
This six-piece set has some of Lancôme’s best-selling makeup and skin-care products, including their Monsieur Big mascara, which the Cut has put on its best mascaras roundup, and its Bi-Facil makeup remover, also Cut-approved. You also get its UV Expert SPF 50, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base, and Tonique Confort Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner.
Seven metallic, high-impact loose pigments from Fenty, all of which can be applied to your eyes, cheeks, and lips.
A very good gift for a K-beauty obsessive: this set from Amorepacific, the company that owns Laneige, Sulwhasoo, Innisfree, and Etude House. This includes its Youth Revolution Crème and Masque, Treatment Cleansing Foam, and the anti-aging Vintage Single Extract Essence.
We’ve written about Summer Fridays — a cult-y, Instagram-famous brand started by influencers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland — in the past (Rio glowingly reviewed their Jet Lag mask, as did a bevy of Cut writers). While Jet Lag is known for being intensely hydrating, R+R is meant to buff (and soften) your skin.
A lightweight, medium-coverage foundation with SPF 15 to even and protect your skin. It comes in 56 different shades and even has a matching concealer (also on sale) available in 40 tones.
This glitzy purple Pat McGrath — the industry-famous makeup artist known for her bold, sparkly makeup — lipstick is 50 percent off today.
One of our top-rated cleansing brushes is 30 percent off, and will come with a foundation brush that apparently gives you that difficult-to-achieve airbrushed look.
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