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

It’s my favorite time of year… The Sephora Sale is here! 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.

  • Rouge: 20% off and free shipping (no minimum)
  • VIBVIB Preferred Access: 15% off and free shipping (no minimum)
  • InsidersInsiders: 10% off and free shipping (no minimum)

*Must use code YAYSAVE at checkout*

All Sephora Collection items are 30% off for Insider Members for the duration of the event 10/27-11/6

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

I created this makeup look with Sephora makeup!


First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma White Clay Acne Treatment Pads 2% Salicylic Acid – Gentle acne treatment? Yes please! These pads are my go to when I’m breaking out or right after I finish my DIY facial. They aren’t drying but they are super effective.

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide + Copper Peptides 1% Serum– I’m a huge fan of this serum! It really helps make you age backwards & it’s an antioxidant! I’ll swap between this and a vitamin C serum. *Don’t use it at the same time as Vit C because they’ll cancel each other out. Use Vit c in the AM and this In the PM if you want to use both.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads– These peel pads are the OG. They’re so good for evening out skin tone, reducing acne, smoothing texture, and keeping pores clear.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum– I love this Retinol. It’s gentle and easy to use unlike some that make you peel and dry/ itchy.

Murad Retinal ReSculpt Eye Treatment – This eye cream really helps life your eyes and soften fine lines.

Herbivore Pink Cloud Soft Moisture Cream– My skin loves this moisturizer. I use it AM and PM. Works well under makeup and is hydrating but not too heavy. *Clean*

Shani Darden Skin Care Triple Acid Signature Peel – Shani is a celebrity esthetician and this is the peel she uses before red carpet events. It doesn’t make you peel it just makes your skin look SO GOOD.

Murad Cellular Hydration Repair Mask – Dry skin or damaged skin barrier? This mask will help you so much! I sleep in it.

Tata Harper 5 Minute Facial for Megawatt Glow – My fave mini facial! It’s a two step facial that makes your skin look so glowy! *Clean*


Sephora Favorites Sets– Sephora’s gift sets are always a great way to test lots of new products! I always recommend starting the sale with these because they sell out quickly. The Sephora sale is especially a great time to buy gifts!

The best foundations at the Sephora sale


Primer: If you struggle with your makeup staying in place you should try a primer. It basically acts like a smoothing base layer for your foundation that blurs pores, wrinkles, and keeps everything on. It’s especially important if you are oily, combo, or dry!

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – This has been my go-to primer for 7 years. I’ve tried them all and I keep coming back to this. It makes my skin look SO smooth- but it isn’t mattifying so it still lets your natural glow shine through. It has zinc so it’s great for acne-prone skin and it’s just SO SO GOOD. I recommend this for combo, oily, or normal skin.

Caliray So Blown Blurring & Hydrating Primer – *Clean* I love this clean primer! It’s more hydrating than the hourglass and is great for when you’re feeling dry.

Foundation: If I had to pick one must-have makeup product it would be foundation. I LOVE FOUNDATION. I have way too many to list here so I had to really work to narrow it down for you.

Full coverage: On days when I need my makeup to not budge I reach for one of these two. They are a little mattifying so if you want glow you’ll need a highlighter on top. These create a super even base so you can hide any pigmentation from dark or redness and then you can add color on top.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Matte Foundation

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Medium Buildable Coverage: This is where I usually land. I like medium coverage foundations the most because they can be more sheer or more full depending on how much you apply.

HAUS LABS Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation – *Clean* This is my FAVORITE foundation right now! It is great coverage but still somehow looks natural. It has a glowy finish and makes your skin look beautiful.

Kosas Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation – *Clean* This foundation is a close runner-up to Haus Labs! I wear it on days when I’m running errands- it’s a little less coverage than HL.

bareMinerals COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and Mineral SPF 30 – *Clean* This is the most beautiful tinted moisturizer I’ve tried! It makes your skin look so great! Definitely lighter coverage but SO SO good!

MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick – *Clean* This is great for lazy makeup days where you want some light coverage but don’t have time to blend it in. I rub it all over and take a quick brush to blend. It makes your skin look even and great!

Concealer: Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer – This is hands down my favorite concealer. It’s full coverage yet lightweight. Beautiful finish.

Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Face and Under-Eye Concealer – *Clean* I was shocked when I saw this was a 1 on the EWG! It’s very lightweight and covers nicely!

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Longwear Concealer – This is *SUPER* full coverage. More of a matte finish. Used to be my go-to before I discovered the Dior. Similar coverage to Shape Tape but unlike Shape Tape this isn’t drying!

Setting Powder: After foundation, I ALWAYS apply setting powder. It helps my makeup stay in place and look flawless. I have tried way too many setting powders to count but I tossed many of my old ones because they had Talc. The two that I’m sharing below are Talc-free and give you the best finish!

ILIA Soft Focus Finishing Powder – *Clean* – This finishing powder is great at blurring fine lines/ pores and setting makeup. I love the travel-friendly case too.

bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Pressed Setting Powder – *Clean* – I love to use this one under my eyes because it really smooths everything out! I keep one of these in my purse at all times because its packaging is really convenient and it keeps my oily skin in check.

Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Setting Powder – *Clean* – I really enjoy this powder! It sets makeup nicely and also has a great travel-friendly case.

Sephora Sale Clean Favorites


ILIA NightLite Bronzer Powder – *Clean* This is a beautiful matte finish bronzer. I love the color range! This has become my daily go-to bronzer. I love how seamlessly it blends into my skin.

LYS No Limits Cream Bronzer and Contour Stick – *Clean* I got this at last years sale and WOW. I have never liked cream products and this one has made me a believer. It blends so easily and works as a bronzer and a contour! You can’t beat the price point of $20!

Haus Labs Power Sculpt Velvet Bronzer with Fermented Arnica– *Clean* – Haus Labs continues to amaze me! I love this powder bronzer. It’s very pigmented and blendable.

KVD Beauty Shade + Light Refillable Powder Face Contour Palette – My FAVORITE contour palette. I use the light and medium shades on my nose and jawline then blend them out with a brush and sponge. It is so natural looking and very blendable! Super easy to use if you are new to contouring.


bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush – *Clean* my favorite glowy blushes! I use all 3 colors!

Saie Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Blush– *Clean* My girlfriends gave me this blush for my birthday and I’m glad they did! I love it! I never would have tried a cream blush otherwise. I love how easy to blend this is.

LAWLESS Make Me Blush Talc-Free Velvet Blush – *Clean* I love this matte blush. It gives you nice color without looking chalky like some matte products do.

Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – This makes your skin look like it’s naturally glowing- not like you just put glitter on. I use my face powder brush on all 3 colors and brush it all over my cheeks, forehead, and nose.

makeup bronzer

Mascara: ILIA Limitless Lash Lengthening Clean Mascara – *Clean* – Truly one of the best mascaras I’ve ever tried. Zero fall out. Zero clumps- just SO GOOD. Makes my lashes look so long!

Eyelash Curler – I’ve had this for years! It’s the best!

GrandeLASH – MD Lash Enhancing Serum -I tested this on one eye and tried LiLash’s Serum on the other. This made my lashes just as long!! It didn’t irritate my eyes and I love the textured tube applicator. Lash serums make such a difference- I recommend them to EVERYONE.

Sephora sale

Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner – This is the best lip liner ever. It doesn’t budge! I love Iconic Nude- it’s the perfect non-pink nude… and of course the cult classic Pillow Talk- the best pink nude out there!

bareMinerals Mineralist Lasting Lip Liner – *Clean* I have this in color Cherished Rose and at first I thought it was too dark but I tried it with a lighter lipstick and WOW it makes the most beautiful fall/ winter lip combo! Absolutely STUNNING. It isn’t as long-lasting as Charlotte but I like that it is clean.

Kosas Wet Stick Moisturizing Shiny Sheer Lipstick– *Clean* My favorite lipstick! It’s non drying and the colors are beautiful!

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss – *Clean* If you like glossy lips you will LOVE this! It’s clean so you can feel good about ingesting it (haha) and it makes your lips look great! It’s also not sticky and makes your lips feel hydrated.

tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump – *Clean* Makes my lips look so glossy! The plumping doesn’t sting like other plumping products.

bareMinerals Mineralist Lip Gloss Balm – *Clean* This lip gloss is one of the few I’ll wear! It isn’t sticky or tacky. It just makes your lips look SO GOOD.

Kosas LipFuel Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm – Clean* If you’re not a big lipstick person but still want some color I love this Kosas chapstick!

Bobbi Brown Lip Tint– If you REALLY don’t like any lip color on your lip but your lips are pale af you’ll love a lip tint! It is clear when you apply it and it changes colors based on the PH of your skin. It gives the prettiest flushed lip color and lasts for hours!

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Extreme Hold Laminated-Look Sculpting Wax– Nothing has made my brows stay in place until this! It’s amazing! I found a clean drugstore dupe HERE.


Sephora Sale Hair Favorites

amika Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo – *Clean* I love the smell and how it doesn’t feel gross in my hair.

K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Molecular Hair Repair – This is a great time to get the K18 mask on sale!! Full review here.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo – This is my all-time favorite. Comes in light and dark colors and feels like nothing!

IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray – This makes you look like you’ve gotten a Brazilian blowout and lasts for days!

COLOR WOW Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray – You can fake healthy hair with this stuff! It makes your hair look so shiny and beautiful!

Dyson Airwrap – It’s included in the sale this year! If you’re looking for volume this is easier than hot rollers!


.First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA– If you have KP (Chicken skin- those little red bumps/ dots) you need this! Steve has KP and it works so well.

TAN-LUXE Mini THE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops – These self tan drops are perfect for acne prone or regular skin! You simply apply them to your serum or moisturizer and rub into your face (wash your hands after!!). After a few hours you’ll have the loveliest glow. I especially love these when my acne or pigment is looking extra dark because they even out my skin tone.

The Ordinary Mini Glycolic Acid 7% Exfoliating Toner– You can also use this on your KP- a more affordable option! I love to use this on my armpits when I’m feeling stinky. I also use it on my feet/ calluses & it makes them so soft! I don’t recommend using it on your face because it is very strong.

I’ve switched almost all of my body products to clean and getting rid of fake fragrances was quite challenging. Many clean fragrances don’t really smell like perfume… I found a few brands that do! I like to purchase discovery sets instead of full-size bottles because I rarely wear perfume but it’s nice to have something when I want to.

Sephora Sale clean fragrance samplers

Henry Rose Perfume Discovery Set- *Clean* I bought the starter kit and absolutely love Windows Down and Jake’s House, WOW they smell so good!

By Rosie Jane Perfume Discovery Set – *Clean* I bought the starter kit last year and am so impressed with the fragrances!

Nécessaire The Deodorant Gel – With 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Niacinamide – *Clean* Aluminum free and feels like nothing! One of the best deodorants I’ve tried!

What are you shopping for at the Sephora sale? Spot any favorites? Let me know in the comments below!


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