Four Things to Buy in the Sephora Sale

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It’s always exciting when Sephora does a sale and this time, they surprised us all with a sale in August! If you’re a Rouge member, you can get 20% off August 24-September 3. VIB members take 15% off and Beauty Insiders get 10% off August 30th-September 3.

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1. Staple Products

Sales are a great time to stock up on those products you use every day. This Bare Minerals tinted gel is my favorite base product. It’s hydrating but doesn’t make my skin too oily. I also use this Laura Mercier powder and Hourglass powder daily. The Caudalie Grape Water is one of my favorite products, it’s so refreshing to use between skincare layers. 

2. That Fancy Hair Tool You’ve Had Your Eye On

A sale is a great time to get a hair tool, as you can end up saving a lot. I’ve heard great things about this Amika straightening brush. A new straightener or hair dryer is also a handy thing to grab when you’re getting 10% or more off. Don’t forget any styling products you might need, like heat protectant or gel. I love this Bumble & Bumble hair oil!

3. Fun Makeup Products You Don’t Want to Spend Full Price On

I love picking up something fun and new from the sale. Stocking up on practical products can get a bit boring! This time I’m planning on getting a travel size of this Hourglass blush. Other fun things to pick up would be one of these beautiful new Hourglass eye shadows or a bold lip color like this Fenty one.

4. Sephora Exclusive Products

Sephora carries a ton of exclusive brands, including of course their store brand, Sephora Collection. I’ve heard great things about the Cream Lip Stains, this concealer, and this moisturizer. Sephora also has some exclusive brands like BITE (I love the Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks) and Marc Jacobs (planning to pick up this mascara!). There are also great skincare value sets to try that are exclusive to the store. This set would be a great way to try some Herbivore products and this Youth to the People set comes with a full-size moisturizer!

Additional Tips for the Sale

If you want to try something, like a face cleanser or a foundation, you can pick up a sample at your nearest Sephora store. This is a great way to see if you like before dropping the money on it. For example, I got a sample of this Caudalie essence last week, and I’m excited to pick it up in the sale. If you’re going to shop the sale online, make sure you shop through Ebates and save even more money! Sephora usually has 4% back and it often doubles to 8%. If you don’t have an Ebates account yet, you can sign up through my link and we’ll both save! 

If you want more suggestions for the sale, check out my post from last April!

Are you planning to shop the sale?


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