It’s here! The Sephora Savings Event is back and it’s a great time to save. Beauty Insiders can save 10%, but if you’re a Rouge member (like me), you’ll bag 20% off your entire purchase, and 30% off Sephora Collection items. Since I purchase almost all of my makeup and skincare products at Sephora, I like to stock up on all of my beauty essentials during these savings events. Discounts like this on top beauty brands are a little hard to find, so I’ve listed the Must Haves to save on during this semi-annual sale. And just for fun, I’ve included my favorite high- and low-priced options in all of the categories. All prices listed include the 20% discount. 


Eye Cream

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream ($52) and The INKEY List

Brighten-i Dark Circle Brightening Eye Cream ($10) are both solid options. And if you believe some beauty experts, eye cream is unnecessary, so you might as well try the $10 option!


La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizer ($160) and belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb Hydrating Moisturizer ($30) can both be used for day or night.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner ($58 for both) and Nécessaire The Shampoo and Conditioner ($45 for both). Both sets are well reviewed. I prefer Pureology for my color-treated hair.


Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation ($55) is my new favorite foundation. But a great option is a BB or CC cream. Also love this bareMinerals Tinted Moisturizer ($30).



ILIA Limitless Lash Lengthening Clean Mascara ($22) and Tower 28 Beauty MakeWaves Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara ($16). Both are winners of the Allure Beauty awards. Both are also available in mini size for less. 

Eye Palette

Colors are obviously highly subjective, but a good neutral palette can enhance any makeup bag. The Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($54) and the tarte Mini tartelette eyeshadow palette ($20) are both solid options. 


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($20) and Sephora Collection Satin Lipstick ($11) both have a variety of colors. 

Hair Styling

This is a great event to save on big ticket items like the Dyson Airwrap ($479), the Shark Multi-Styler ($239), or the t3 AireBrush ($120). Check out our review of the best blow dry brushes to help make your decision.