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What to Buy at the Sephora Sale

Sephora is in the middle of their fall sale.

It’s an excellent opportunity to stock up on your favorite beauty staples and try some new things.

Similar to the Nordstrom Sale, your access is based on “status.”

I decided to wait until all of the levels were open.

Here’s how it works: if you have no status, you can sign up for their loyalty program and immediately get 10% off starting today.

The savings go up from there, .

Surprisingly, I’m only at VIP status (probably because I buy a lot on Amazon and Nordstrom, too).

Note to self, stay loyal to one place so you get the most savings next year.

Also, fun fact, not only is shipping free, but depending on where you live, you can get same day delivery.

The best way to get the most out of this sale is to pick up your splurges. I’m sharing ten that I love and use regularly.

What to Buy at the Sephora Sale

What to Buy at the Sephora Sale

Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

When I heard Anne Hathaway say she swears by these Shiseido Eye Masks I ordered them, because she is aging like a Goddess, and I am not so I’d like all the help I can get.

While a splurge, they are the best eye masks I’ve tried. They stay in place, hydrate and help with the crepey skin I’m seeing around the corners of my eyes.

They would make a great give for the holidays too, you can get a three pack for $20.

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Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

Shiseido

$20 – $70

Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Serum

I discovered the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Dew Drops from my 13 year old daughter, Ava and it is now one of my favorite beauty splurges. It leaves my skin clear and shiny after just one application.

Full disclosure, I go through this fast.

But what’s nice is that it’s dual acting so you can apply it under your moisturizer on a makeup free day and get a healthy glow OR apply as a last step before makeup and it acts like a primer.

I also really like their Plum Plump Refillable Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer as a final layer over the Dew Drops.

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Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Serum

Glow Recipe

$35.00

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum

Apparently, I’ve been living under a beauty rock because I had NO IDEA that the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum has been around since 1982.

And while that sounds like it was 10 years ago, it in fact, is not.

It’s 40 and has a legion of loyal fans.

Anyway, I just finished my first bottle and I think it’s a winner, specifically for minimizing the pores around my cheeks and nose, and it’s help reduce redness.

I apply at night after actives and before night cream.

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Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum

Estee Lauder

$125.00

MAKEUP BY MARIO SurrealSkin™ Awakening Concealer

I don’t understand the 3-Star reviews on this concealer because I think it’s awesome.

If you need a full coverage concealer, give the MAKEUP BY MARIO SurrealSkin™ Awakening Concealer a try.

You don’t need a lot, a little blends out beautifully.

I use it to cover a few stubborn age spots, and to even out my skin. Often, I just use this and then a setting powder (no foundation) so you can still see my freckles.

Available in 22 colors for any skin tone.

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SurrealSkin™ Awakening Concealer

MAKEUP BY MARIO

$39.00

MERIT Bronze Balm Sheer Sculpting Bronzer

Since turning 40 a few years ago, I’ve slowly transitioned into wearing mostly cream-based makeup, and I’m so happy with the results.

I like the MERIT Bronze Sheer Sculpting Bronzer to add a little warmth and dimension to my face. I use the color “Quince” for fair skin and swipe it just under my cheekbones, around my hairline, and right under my jaw.

It’s very subtle and natural, which is perfect since I’m not going for Kardashian contour.

For something more dramatic, I can’t say enough good things about the Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer. I apply this with a contour brush, it’s especially nice when I have a light spray tan.

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MERIT Bronze Balm Sheer Sculpting Bronzer

Sephora

$30.00

PATRICK TA Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo

Patrick Ta is one of the new, big names in beauty, and his products are STUNNING.

The quality is top-notch and demonstrates what the difference should be between drug store and high-end products.

His Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo is the best blush I’ve ever used. You get both a cream and powder blush in the same color.

I use the color She’s a Doll.

I apply a small amount of the cream right after my concealer; I’ll put some powder on top, and then, when the rest of my makeup is done, tap on a little bit of the powder blush.

You’ll look like you glow from within. It’s gorgeous.

His colors are so rich and pigmented all the way though and they show up perfectly on all skin tones.

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Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo

PATRICK TA

$36.00

Dior Lip Glow Oil

Spending $40 on a lip oil is stupid, but I seriously love Dior’s Lip Glow Oil.

It’s like a grown up Juicy Tube (if you know, you know).

You get incredible shine, it’s not sticky and the colors are gorgeous.

Featured below is “cherry” and it’s so beautiful.

Teenage girls will love it in their Christmas stockings.

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Dior Lip Glow Oil

Sephora

$40.00

Related: A Simple and Effective Morning Skincare Routine

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation

Ilia’s Skin Tint is my go-to skin base.

Technically it’s a foundation, but it’s light as air and hydrating.

You get light to medium coverage, it blends beautifully and the skin tone selection is perfection.

Start off with just a dab and add on as needed. For best results blend with a Beauty Blender.

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ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation

Sephora

$48.00

Armani Beauty Lip Power Long Lasting Lipstick

I only recently tried the Armani Beauty Lip Power Long Lasting Lipstick and wish I learned about it sooner.

It’s so lovely and long lasting without being dry.

I wear Desire, a medium, cool pink, and get complimented on it constantly.

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Lip Power Long Lasting Lipstick

Armani Beauty

$45.00

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Finally, the Rare Beauty Liquid Blush is divine. Maybe the best blush I’ve ever used.

And I only even know about it because of my daughters.

Available in a stunning collection of colors, you only need a tiny dab to look healthy and lite from within.

Highly recommend.

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Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Sephora

$23.00
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