This post will give you tips for shopping the spring Sephora Sale, and show you the best products to buy at up to 20% off for a limited time.
It’s that time of the year… the Sephora Beauty Insider Spring Savings Event is here!
Twice a year, Sephora offers a storewide (and sitewide) sale where you can save up to 20% off on your purchases, depending on your Beauty Insider Status. You do not want to miss this epic sale!
The sale has already started for Rouge status Beauty Insiders, and will run through April 11, 2023. Here’s how it works: Rouge members get 20% off from now through 4/11. VIBs get 15% off starting on Tuesday, 4/5, and Insiders get 10% off starting on Thursday, 4/7. If you’re shopping online, use the code SAVESPRING at checkout.
To become a Beauty Insider, all you have to do is sign up with your email on Sephora.com and you’ll instantly get access to the sale. As you continue to make purchases at Sephora using your Beauty Insider account, you will be able to accrue points and move up in Beauty Insider status, which will get you a higher discount.
This discount applies to almost everything at Sephora, with the exception of a couple of brands. This means that even big-ticket items like the Dyson Airwrap and T-3 curling iron are also on sale, making it the best time to splurge.
Tips for Shopping the Sephora Sale
Now before you start adding everything to your shopping cart (it’s tempting, I know), try to assess your beauty needs vs. wants.
Is your mascara drying up? Does your skincare routine need an upgrade? Think about what products you actually need (or need to re-stock), not just about the products you want.
Here are some more of my top tips for getting the most out of the Sephora sale:
- Make a game plan in advance. Products, especially popular or viral ones, often sell out quickly. Be prepared and know what colors, shades, etc. you’re looking for so that you don’t miss out on any items you really want. (See our makeup essentials list for ideas.)
- Buy gift sets for the biggest savings. Gift sets at Sephora often are worth a greater value than they are priced, and combined with the VIB discount, you’ll be saving money twice over.
- Think about any upcoming gifting you may have to do. Is your friend’s birthday coming up? Do you need to find your mom a Mother’s Day gift? The sale is a great time to grab any presents you’ll need to give soon; you may be able to swing a “nicer” gift that’s now in your price range thanks to the discount.
- If you’re planning on splurging on a big ticket item (like hair or skincare tools), try to wait until the sale to make your purchase!
- Don’t forget about fragrance. The sale is the perfect time to re-up on your signature scent, or find a new one. Perfumes are very personal (which is why I am not including them in this post), so I’d recommend going into a physical Sephora sale to try out different scents to find the one you like most.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get to the fun part: the shopping! Read on for my top picks in makeup, skincare, and hair that I recommend picking up during the Sephora Spring Sale 2023.
Best Makeup & Beauty Tools to Buy at the Sephora Sale
First on the list? Makeup, of course! Sephora’s makeup selection is vast, and can sometimes be overwhelming. These are the standout beauty items to check out during the Sephora Sale.
Rare Beauty Selena’s Faves 4 Piece Mini Set
As I mentioned, buying gift sets is a great strategy during the Sephora sale for two reasons: you’ll be saving extra money, and you get to try more products at one time.
This Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez set features four of Selena’s favorite mini beauty products: a mascara, a liquid luminizer, a matte lip cream, and a mini liquid blush (which quickly became a cult favorite because of its incredible pigmentation).
With this set, you’ll be able to create a quick, luminous makeup look. Also, the liquid blush is an amazing value — it’s going to last you a while because of how highly concentrated it is.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Do you want to look glowy and naturally lit from within? Then you need Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter.
This multi-tasking product can be worn by itself, as a primer before makeup, or mixed with your foundation for a radiant glow that is going to give you the “Clean Girl” look we’re loving. You can also use this as a highlighter on the high points of your face.
It’s ultra-lightweight and has a luxe vibe that is going to give you the Hollywood feel it’s named after.
BeautyBlender Makeup Sponge
Products and tools come and go, but BeautyBlender’s makeup sponge is a constant fixture in every beauty guru’s makeup routine. Now is the perfect time to grab a new one, especially since they aren’t meant to last for more than 3-6 months.
Wet it, squeeze out the excess water, and use this tool to bounce and blend all of your makeup together for a totally seamless look.
Also keep an eye out for BeautyBlender’s Power Pocket Puff, which is currently sold out online, but you may be able to snag in-store. It does a great job of applying setting powder to your face, earning it its viral status.
Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder
Help your makeup stay in place longer with the Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder. It’s a Clean at Sephora product that is vegan, talc-free, and is “baked” with skincare ingredients that will minimize pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines, in addition to absorbing excess oil for a matte look.
This soft, sheer powder has become an instant favorite thanks to its unique, airy texture.
Pat McGrath Labs Bridgerton Eyeshadow Palette
Now for a “fun” product that you probably don’t need, but may want to splurge on. If you love Netflix’s Bridgerton and love makeup (check and check), meet the eyeshadow palette of your dreams!
Makeup artist extraordinaire Pat McGrath has created a limited-edition eyeshadow palette with hues inspired by Bridgerton called Bridgerton MTHRSHP: Diamond of the First Water Eyeshadow Palette.
This six-shade palette is going to help you “unleash your inner diamond of the ball” – sign me up!
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss
If you’re going to buy a luxury beauty product, why not save a bit on your splurge by waiting until the Sephora Sale? This iconic lip plumping gloss from Dior imparts a beautiful, glossy hue on your lips while hydrating them and giving them a plumper look.
Wear this alone or over your favorite lip liner for serious shine and volume. Guaranteed you’ll feel like a *material gworl* when using this gloss.
Best Skincare & Body Products at the Sephora Sale
Do you feel like your skincare routine is lacking and could use an upgrade? Now is the ultimate time to try a new skincare product, or re-purchase any products that are already working for you. Here are some of my top product suggestions:
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
You probably don’t need to hear me lecture you on the importance of wearing sunscreen daily, but it’s imperative that you do!
Supergoop! is the go-to brand for sunscreen that you’ll actually want to put on and incorporate into your daily skincare routine.
Their Unseen Sunscreen is SPF 40, weightless, scentless, and invisible – plus, it grips your makeup like a primer would for a super smooth base.
This product also helps protect your skin from blue light emitted by electronic devices and increases your skin’s hydration for a more even complexion.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops are a key product for achieving the “Clean Girl” aesthetic, or for anyone who wants their skin to look naturally glowy.
This facial serum is going to infuse moisture into your skin for a plumped, hydrated effect, along with reducing the look of hyperpigmentation and giving you a reflective glow (minus any shimmer or sparkle).
You can use these drops in multiple ways, including on their own and as a highlighter over your makeup, making this product multi-functional.
Tower 28 Beauty Save.Our.Skin Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Have you struggled with red, angry, breakout-prone skin? Give your skin relief with Tower 28 Beauty’s S.O.S. Facial Spray.
This simple three-ingredient spray can be used daily to calm and clarify stressed-out skin, and reduce redness. If you suffer from maskne, try using this spray each time before wearing your face mask. And since it comes in a spray bottle, you can also use this spray to combat any backne or body acne you may have, too.
Kopari Ultra Restore Body Butter
Indulge your skin with a luxuriously whipped body cream like Kopari’s Ultra Restore Body Butter with hyaluronic acid for mega hydration.
The unique, whipped texture of this body butter makes it a treat to apply and will make your post-shower routine feel more elevated. This is totally a product “that girl” would use – it’s not a necessity, but it adds a bit of luxury to your daily life.
Dry skin will be a thing of the past, and its sweet coconut milk scent is an added bonus.
Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis 5-Piece Mask Kit
Self-care is the best care, and nothing says self-care like a good ol’ face mask! But if you have a hard time picking one, why not snag a kit with five different masks?
This Peter Thomas Roth face mask kit contains five face masks that address different issues, from hydration to purification. You’ll have a mini mask to suit all your skincare needs, and be set for future spa nights at home.
Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub
Just like your face does, your body needs to be exfoliated, as well.
Not only will using a body scrub feel like an indulgence during your showers, but your skin will become smoother and rejuvenated. Additionally, using a scrub before shaving can help give you a closer shave with fewer ingrown hairs.
This body scrub from Fenty Skin smells deliciously tropical and features sugar, salt, super-fine sand, and nourishing oils to leave your skin silky smooth. It also contains antioxidants, fruit enzymes, and Vitamin C.
Best Hair Products to Buy at Sephora
Don’t forget to invest in quality hair products for healthy hair. Opt for nourishing ingredients that are going to work wonders on your strands and help you achieve luscious locks.
Olaplex Hair Repair Remedies Set
Olaplex is the GOAT when it comes to hair repair (IMO) so if you feel like your hair needs some serious help, you should check out this Olaplex Hair Repair Remedies set at the Sephora sale. It is an excellent value, especially with an additional 10, 15, or 20% off!
The set features two full-sized and two travel-sized versions of Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector and No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask.
You can count on No. 3 to strengthen strands and reduce breakage, while No. 8 infuses moisture and shine into your locks.
Gisou Honey Infused Heroes Hair Set
There’s a good chance you’re familiar with Negin Mirsalehi (and may be one of her 7 million Instagram followers), the influencer behind the Gisou brand. Made with sustainably sourced honey from her family’s bee garden, Gisou’s hair products hydrate and nourish hair.
In this set, you’ll get three mini-sized Gisou products: Honey Infused Hair Oil, Honey Infused Hair Perfume, and Honey Infused Hair Mask.
Not only will this value set replenish and strengthen your hair, but it will also make it smell amazing thanks to its Hair Perfume, with notes of honey and spring florals.
Plus, these items are begging for a #shelfie – how cute is the packaging?!
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
When you’re running short on time and need to refresh your hair, dry shampoo is the answer. Amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo is going to absorb oil, restore volume, and give your hair a “freshly washed” look, even if you’re way past your hair washing schedule.
It’s also talc-free and won’t leave that noticeable white cast on your scalp that many other dry shampoos do.
Ouai Detox Shampoo
Have you ever gone a few too many days without washing your hair or have overloaded on the hair products and can feel product buildup on your scalp? Ouai’s Detox Shampoo to the rescue!
This clarifying shampoo deeply cleanses your hair and scalp, ridding it from dirt, oil, and product buildup with the help of apple cider vinegar. It even works to remove hard water deposits and impurities, but won’t strip your hair or make it feel dried-out.
P.S. – it also smells so good!
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Anti-Frizz Hair Oil
If you know the struggle of frizzy hair, you know that it can be nearly impossible to tame! That’s where Sol De Janeiro’s Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Hair Oil comes in.
Not only does it smell AMAZING (maybe my favorite scent of all time), but it fights frizz, moisturizes your hair, and provides heat protection up to 450°F, which is important if you use hot tools like a curling iron or flat iron.
This hair oil is going to also add shine and improve the health and appearance of your hair, while also locking in your hairstyle.
Drybar Double Shot & Smoothing Collection Bundle
If you want to upgrade your drugstore hot air brush, consider Drybar’s Double Shot Blow Dryer Brush. This blow dryer brush will help you achieve a smooth, voluminous blowout that looks like you just left the salon.
With this set, you’ll also get three additional hair products that are going to give you sleek-looking hair. There is the Liquid Glass Miracle Smoothing Sealant which wraps an invisible shield around your strands to ward off frizz and give you a glossy finish (that lasts up to three weeks!), the Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler which detangles, nourishes, and protects hair from heat up to 450°F, and the Detox Dry Shampoo, which will help you extend your hairstyle longer by eliminating impurities.
This set is already an excellent value (worth an additional $100 above its price), and with the VIB promo code, you’ll be saving even more. Score!
What do you think of our Sephora Sale Guide?
Will you be shopping the Sephora Spring Sale? What products will you be picking up during the sale? Leave a comment and let us know!