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My Sephora Savings Event Master List: Here’s Exactly What to Buy

sephora spring savings event

Trying out beauty and skincare products for a living is a treacherous job, but as they say… someone’s gotta do it. I volunteer as tribute.

Below, I have curated a list of my personally-vetted, all-time-favorite products to buy at Sephora. They are all things that I OWN, USE, and LOVE.

As you begin adding-to-cart for the Sephora Spring Savings Event, feel free to use this as your bible!

And as a quick refresher, here are some key dates to keep in mind:

  • Rouge: 4/1 – 4/11 (20% off)
  • VIB: 4/5 – 4/11 (15% off)
  • INSIDERS: 4/7 – 4/11 (10% off)
  • All Tiers: 30% off Sephora Collection (4/1 – 4/11)
    *note: some exclusions apply

DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE SAVESPRING AT CHECKOUT! And if you’re not already a Beauty Insider, I highly highly recommend signing up. IT’S FREEE!

Without further ado, here are my must-haves from Sephora.

Skincare

EYE CREAMS

  • The Ren Brightening Eye Cream counteracts dark circles (I notice the difference almost immediately) and it’s perfect for wearing under makeup

  • Big fan of the Dr. Dennis Gross correction eye serum. This is great if you’re looking to fill in fine lines and under-eye wrinkles. At night, you can also layer a thicker eye cream (like this Kiehl’s one) on top, which is SUPER nourishing and rich. Remember: nourished, hydrated under eyes are the best way to look more awake (without injectables.)

SERUMS & TREATMENTS

  • I exfoliate 2-3 times a week and many of you know that the Dr. Dennis Gross peel pads are what I swear by. They will change your skin overnight. I’ve converted SO MANY #SilbSquaders into peel pad die-hards.

  • The Biossance lactic acid is another great exfoliating option if you prefer a serum (rather than the peel pads mentioned above.)

  • Speaking of Biossance… their Rapid Plumping Serum was my best new skincare find of 2021. It does magical things to my face. Instant plumping and glow that lasts a LONG time.

  • Watermelon Glow Dew Drops = an amazing hydrating, brightening serum—initially saw it on TikTok and I was skeptical, but now I use it daily.

  • If you’re pregnant or looking for a plant-derived retinol alternative, Caudalie’s Resveratrol is phenomenal (and has an ingredient patented by Harvard researchers.)

  • This is technically an oil, not a serum, but Guerlain’s Youth Watery Oil is EVERYTHING. I use it on top of my night cream and sometimes mix a drop into my foundation for extra glow.

MOISTURIZERS

  • The Augustinus Bader Rich Cream honestly deserves to be in a category of its own because it’s truly unlike anything else I’ve tried on the market. It’s basically an entire skincare routine in one bottle, and it really makes a huge difference in my skin—but yes, you will pay a premium for it. (I much prefer The Rich Cream over The Cream.)

  • For luxury moisturizers/creams you obviously can’t go wrong with La Mer. It’s the moisturizer I currently have in my daytime routine. I much prefer the Moisturizing Soft Cream over the original Creme de la Mer (which feels too thick for me.) If you’re nervous about investing in such a pricey product, here’s a pro tip: buy the mini size. Most people don’t know that it’s an option (and under $100.)

  • Glow Screen is THE BEST sunscreen to wear under makeup if you want a glowy complexion.

CLEANSERS / ACNE TREATMENTS

  • If you like an exfoliating scrub, Exfolikate is the gold standard.

Makeup

it cosmetics cc+ cream before after
The ItCosmetics CC+ cream is pretty incredible. I wear shade light medium or medium neutral depending on the season.

FOUNDATION / TINTED MOISTURIZER / CONCEALER

  • This color corrector from Dr. Jart+ went viral on TikTok last year and proceeded to sell out EVERYWHERE. No one could get their hands on it. It’s now regularly back in stock, and I’m obsessed with it. It counteracts redness and gives your skin the healthiest most natural glow. Great under makeup as a base, or you can wear it on it’s own!
  • I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again—Flawless Filter will change your makeup game. Use it under makeup as a glowy primer, over makeup as a highlighter, or use it alone for a sheer, filtered complexion. I use shade 3 or 4.
  • There’s a reason why every makeup artist is obsessed with Armani Luminous Silk foundation. It’s just that good. Truly the silkiest, most beautiful coverage that feels like you’re wearing nothing. (See below)
armani luminous silk foundation 5.75
  • For more coverage with SPF, the ItCosmetics CC+ Cream is a longtime favorite of mine. Just scroll up in this post and check out the before & after.
kosas concealer review
Here’s a Kosas Revealer concealer before & after

BRONZER / CONTOUR / BLUSH / HIGHLIGHTER

Wearing the Nudegasm palette here.
  • If you’re the kind of person who like one thing that does it ALL, enter: Nudegasm. I call this my desert island makeup pick because it has everything wrapped into one.
  • I truly can not rave about this Color & Light Duo (8th Muse) enough. If you love a creamy blush and a glowy highlighted cheekbone, you need it.

EYES

  • You’ve heard me extol the virtues of this eye shadow primer before. If you have crepey lids or your eye shadow just never seems to last, this primer is a must.
  • If you’re in search of an eyeliner that won’t budge or smudge EVER, Urban Decay’s 24/7 is the one. I’ve literally worn it in the pool and it still looked perfect.
  • Use this to get the most perfect winged eyeliner.

BRUSHES / SETTING SPRAY / PRIMER / SETTING POWDER

  • I absolutely love Sephora Collection brushes and I think they perform better than other pricier brushes I own. This brush set is 30% off (!) and has been out of stock forever. But it’s back, so grab one while you can.
  • The name “All Nighter” isn’t an exaggeration. I used to use this setting spray before going out until 4am and would come back with my makeup still looking perfect. I still use it to this day.
  • This Hydrogrip Primer is another “TikTok made me buy it” product that lived up to the hype and then some.

LIPS

  • This lip gloss is like the little black dress of the makeup world. It’s a must-have. I reach for mine constantly, and keep it in my “going out” bag because it makes my lips look gorgeous and sparkly in an instant.
  • Pillow Talk is iconic for a reason. If you’ve been hearing about it for years but haven’t tried, get the mini set, which comes with the liner and lip gloss too.
  • I wear this lip balm in the RUSH when I need a little color but don’t want to look like I’m wearing lipstick. It’s super hydrating thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid.

HAIR / BODY / TOOLS

  • Once you try Bum Bum, you probably won’t want to use another body lotion again. I buy the massive tub because I need to have it at all times. If you already love Bum Bum and want to try something new? Go for the Bom Dia Bright Body Cream. It’s SO GOOD. I can never decide which of the two I like more.
  • A perfume I’ve been wearing religiously for at least 10 years.
  • If you have damaged or color-treated hair that you’re trying to get healthy again, Olaplex is genuinely the best way to do it.
  • The Necessaire Body Exfoliator made me realize the importance of self-care. It truly transforms your shower into an indulgent, relaxing experience and is worth every penny.

Anything else you’d like a recommendation for that you don’t see here? Have questions about a specific product? Drop them in the comments below and I’ll try to answer as soon as possible 🙂

8 Comments

  • Kaitlin
    November 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Just placed my order! This guide was so helpful, thank you!

    Reply
  • Kim
    November 5, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    What about masks? My fave way to treat myself at home!

    Reply
  • Jessica
    November 6, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Thoughts on the NuFace?

    Reply
    • Lindsay Silberman
      January 29, 2022 at 10:03 pm

      It’s amazing and it 100% works but only if you’re committed to using it consistently 🙂

      Reply
  • Emily Manley
    November 6, 2021 at 2:07 am

    What about favorite dry shampoo?

    Reply
    • Lindsay Silberman
      January 29, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      My fave is actually Batiste (not from Sephora – I get it on amazon!) I also like the IGK one a lot!

      Reply

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