Quarantine Beauty: Sephora Beauty Insider Sale 2020

As we all take this time to physically distance ourselves to stay safe from COVID-19, we might as well level up our beauty game. Personally, these bi-annual sales are my favourite and I TAKE ADVANTAGE, PEOPLE.

Now is the perfect time to hone our skincare regimens and discover new beauty with the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale. Sephora can be a tad overwhelming with its wealth of beauty goodies, so here is a round up of effective essentials that you should consider.

Sephora VIB Rouge members receive 20% off their purchases from now until May 1st. VIB members get 15% off starting today April 21st to April 29th, and Beauty Insider members get 10% off from April 23rd to April 27th. Simply use code SPRINGSAVE to get your discount.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Can you believe this was one of the first products I have ever bought from Sephora over 18 years ago? And I have been a loyal fan ever since.

This cult favourite toning mist makes skin radiant and dewy, while minimizing pores. It’s also a fantastic makeup setting spray.

Ole Henriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Moisturizer

Vitamin C-based products are a surefire way to make your skin bright and glowy, and this lightweight moisturizer delivers. Super hydrating and its Vitamin C content helps to smooth out fine lines.

I love to apply this moisturizer to my neck first thing in the morning after a shower (as my neck has been quite dry lately), and it improves my makeup application.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint – Unlocked

During a pre-COVID-19 Sephora trip, I tried the Unlocked Stunna Lip Paint and was blown away. One of the most fun vivid pink colours out there, and the ultra matte formula stays put and doesn’t change colour on lips throughout the day. It’s also universally flattering that simultaneously makes you look sultry and cute. Bonus: the matte formula isn’t drying.

Laneige Anything

From the uber hydrating Cica Sleeping Mask to their Lip Sleeping Masks which are some of the best lip treatments/balms on the market, this brand can do no wrong. Try them out. You will NOT be disappointed.

Tom Ford Lost Cherry

This wonderful black cherry perfume is so pleasing and lovely…and totally unlike anything I have ever had the pleasure of smelling. During my last trip to Chicago, I meant to scoop it up at the Tom Ford boutique but chickened out. The $405 pricetag is not for a fainthearted. Discounts make this liquid cherry gold a little easier to stomach.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk Collection

Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lipstick is a crowd favourite. It was so popular that it was perpetually sold out on both the Sephora and Charlotte Tilbury websites. This pale pink-brown lipstick is perfectly natural on fair skin, but a tad too light for us dark-skinned beauties.

The brand recently released two other shades that are suitable for dark skin tones: Pillow Talk Medium (a warm berry pink) and Pillow Talk Intense (a dark berry rose).

Tata Harper Revitalizing Anti-Aging Body Oil

This is liquid gold. Honestly – it smells like heaven and gives skin a soft, glistening sheen that makes you look goddess-like. Made with Evening Primrose and Camellia Oil, this helps to hydrate and even out skin’s texture from head to toe. Definitely a favourite body oil.

Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser

This jelly-like cleanser is very effective at removing make-up without leaving your skin feeling stripped. WARNING: a little goes a long way (it’s thick and requires a little effort to wash off). While this is formulated for all skin types, I think those with oily skin would really benefit from this product.

Personally, I loved it. Love that it is free of the “Suspicious 6”: essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes, and sodium laurel sulphate. I received a sample of this during my last trip to Sephora and happily purchased a full-sized tube.

Thankfully, Drunk Elephant got rid of the twist top packaging that never fully closed, which led to wasteful leaks (which is what I experienced with my sample size).

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