I love using the Sephora Holiday Savings Event as an opportunity to splurge on higher-ticket items (and I know you guys do too!)
Below, you’ll find a list of my “luxury holy grails.” These are my splurge-worthy favorites for skincare and makeup that have a bit of a higher price point. (My complete Master List with items for all budgets can be found here!)
If you’re planning to shop, I hope you find this list helpful—and if you’re not in a financial position to spend right now—I completely hear you. (Please do not feel pressured to buy just because there’s a promo happening! There will always be more!)
When is the Sephora Holiday Savings Event for 2022?
Here’s the breakdown for this year’s holiday savings event:
- Rouge: 10/28 – 11/7 (20% off)
- VIB: 11/1 – 11/7 (15% off)
- INSIDERS: 11/3 – 11/7 (10% off)
- All Tiers: 30% off Sephora Collection (10/28 –11/7)
As is always the case, the sale is exclusive to Sephora’s three tiers of Beauty Insider Loyalty Program—Rouge, VIB, and Insider.
DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE “SAVINGS” AT CHECKOUT!
One more thing to note! Many of you know this already, but using my links when you shop is a great way to support me/my business. (I earn a small percentage of affiliate income based on anything you purchase after clicking something in this post!) I also have a long-term partnership with Sephora, and shopping through my links helps to ensure they will want to continue working with me 🙂
Now, without further ado, here are my top luxury recommendations to shop during the Sephora Holiday Savings Event.
LINDSAY’S HOLY GRAILS
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant
I feel like this should be presented without comment but maybe that’s not fair to people who are new around here.
When this “smells like a rich bitch” deodorant was rumored to be discontinued last year, I panicked and bought 12 of them because a life without the DK deo was not a life I was interested in knowing.
I have worn this for many many years and have only recently realized its cult status. People who are obsessed with it. are OBSESSED. WITH. IT.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peels
Whether you’re looking to improve your skin texture, reduce the appearance of acne scars and fine lines, or help prevent breakouts… the DDG peel pads have you covered. I always say that I credit them with changing my skin, virtually overnight.
La Mer Mini Soft Cream
Pro tip: if you’ve ever wanted to treat yourself to trying La Mer for the first time – get the mini jar! That’s what I bought for myself the first time I tried it. Only certain places seem to carry it, and Sephora is one of them.
I personally find Creme de la Mer a bit too thick, and much prefer the Moisturizing Soft Cream.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation
This was my very first “splurge” foundation and it truly taught me the power of high quality makeup products! I first learned about it when I had my makeup professionally done like 10 years ago. The makeup artist used it on me, and I immediately fell in love with the finish. I’ve been using it ever since!
You can read my detailed Armani Luminous Silk Perfect Glow foundation review here!
Sephora Collection Pro Foundation Brush #70
The Sephora brand “pro” collection brushes are literally better than every other (more expensive) brush I’ve tried, and they will be 30% off the entire Savings Event, no matter what tier you are.
I highly recommend the #70 foundation brush and the #96 blush brush.
Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Steamer
I’m a huge fan of everything Dr. Dennis Gross creates (peel pads for life!!) so it’s no surprise that I fell in love with this steamer. It uses micro-steam technology to hydrate and purify your skin…like a spa day, in the comfort of your home.
Lately I’ve been using it while I massage a cream cleanser into my skin and it feels like getting an at-home facial. I’ll wipe the excess cleanser off with a damp cloth, and then apply my skincare afterward.
Augustinus Bader Rich Cream
If you have you been tempted to try Augustinus Bader, get it during the Holiday Savings Event.
It 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 like The Rich Cream more than The Cream.)
Gucci Éclat Soleil Luminous Bronzer
I had been DYING to try this bronzer after seeing so many people rave about it, but I just couldn’t stomach the $64 price point. So I waited until the Spring Savings Event earlier this year (when I was able to get 20% off as a Rouge member) and finally pulled the trigger.
WOW. It is worth every single penny—and more. First of all, it’s SO pigmented that it will literally last forever. And secondly, the type of gorgeous bronze it gives me is unlike any other bronzer I’ve ever tried. It almost makes me look like I went away on vacation, came back with a tan, and then had my makeup professionally done. Try it… you’ll see what I mean. I wear shade 2.
Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette
Lately I’ve been dabbling with different perfumes, but the one I always go back to as my “signature” scent is this one by Narciso Rodriguez. It’s the sexiest musk. People always ask me what I’m wearing when I have it on.
Looking for more inspiration on things to add to your cart? Check out my “Ultimate Sephora Shopping List” here!
This post was created in partnership with Sephora. All opinions are my own!