There’s no need to wait until Black Friday to score a deal on your most-wanted beauty products. As always, Sephora is giving you a head start on all your shopping, with its annual Holiday Savings Event.
This year, the sale runs from November 5 to 15—and virtually everything in the store is marked down. How much you can save, and when you’re eligible to shop, depends on your status in the rewards program:
- Rouge: Get 20% off from November 5-15.
- VIB: Get 15% off from November 9-15.
- Insider: Get 10% off from November 11-15. (Not a member? Sign up here—it’s free!)
At checkout, simply enter the code YAYHOLIDAY, which is good for unlimited use. All tiers also get 30% off Sephora Collection from November 5-15, no promo code required.
Now, read on for the best products, tools and gift sets worth buying—whether for yourself or someone else!
Sephora Holiday Sale Picks
Farmacy Clean Greens Duo
Farmacy Clean Greens Duo features a full-sized bottle of toner plus a mini cleanser, all for the price of the toner alone. This is one of the 2% salicylic acid treatments I love for gently exfoliating and clearing breakouts. The cleanser is a foaming gel-cream that deep-cleans without stripping.
Sephora Favorites Sparkly Clean Makeup Set
Sephora Favorites Sparkly Clean Makeup Set is a clean makeup kit with six bestselling products for a serious steal. The Tower 28 lip balm, MERIT blush and Milk Makeup powder pigment are all full-sized. You also get minis of an ILIA mascara, Saie highlighter and Tatcha primer.
Augustinus Bader The Cream with TFC8 Face Moisturizer
Augustinus Bader The Cream with TFC8 Face Moisturizer is one of the best lightweight moisturizers for your skin. Besides being silicone-free and fragrance-free, it’s chock-full of active ingredients like amino acids, vitamins and ceramides to support your skin barrier while it hydrates. It’s now available in a smaller, more affordable size, too.
Shani Darden Skin Care Age-Defying Retinol Set
Shani Darden Skin Care Age-Defying Retinol Set is a no-brainer if you’ve been thinking about trying Shani Darden’s famous retinol serum, which I always recommend. For the price of a full-sized bottle, you’re also getting a travel-sized cleansing serum and moisturizer. (Just note that the latter is silicone-based.)
SOBEL SKIN Rx 15% Niacinamide Gel Serum
SOBEL SKIN Rx 15% Niacinamide Gel Serum contains one of the highest concentrations of niacinamide, at 15%. So it’s a worthwhile investment if you’ve been dealing with large pores, dullness, redness or fine lines. It has a light, non-greasy gel texture and is oil-free, silicone-free and fragrance-free.
Dr. Barbara Sturm The SturmGlow Kit
Dr. Barbara Sturm The SturmGlow Kit is a four-piece routine for all skin types from one of the most sought-after brands. Start with the enzyme based cleanser, and then layer on the plumping hyaluronic acid serum. Lock in moisture with the face cream, and finish with the illuminating drops.
Westman Atelier Mini Petite Sticks Clean Glow Trio
Westman Atelier Mini Petite Sticks Clean Glow Trio includes three mini multi-purpose colour sticks from celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman’s clean cosmetics line. One is for contouring, one is for highlighting, and one is for blush, but you can also use them on your lips and lids.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Magic Kit
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Magic Kit is a trio of products for clean pores, bright skin and lightweight hydration. The main draw is the full-sized bottle of toner, which contains both PHAs and BHAs, and has a gorgeous, essence-like texture. There’s also a mini bottle of niacinamide drops and a clay-based face mask.
Nécessaire The Body Ritual
Nécessaire The Body Ritual is a four-piece kit of clean and chic bodycare essentials. The gentle body wash and exfoliating scrub are scented with eucalyptus, while the body serum and body lotion are both fragrance-free.
Saie Mini Bestsellers Set
Saie Mini Bestsellers Set is a trio of travel-sized products for a quick and easy “no-makeup makeup” look. There’s a dewy champagne highlighter (which also doubles as a primer), a black mascara and a peachy liquid lip balm, all made with clean ingredients.
Topicals Like Butter Mask for Dry, Sensitive & Eczema-Prone Skin
Topicals Like Butter Mask for Dry, Sensitive & Eczema-Prone Skin is the perfect mask to get your skin through the drying winter months. It features barrier-strengthening ceramides and niacinamide; soothing colloidal oatmeal and Centella Asiatica; and nourishing squalane and shea butter.
Peace Out Skin Champ Power Players
Peace Out Skin Champ Power Players is for anyone looking to treat the first signs of aging as well as breakouts. You get a full-sized tube of the new retinol eye treatment (which comes in a handy swipe-on stick), and a set of 10 acne dots (which contain 0.5% salicylic acid).
Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation
Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation is one of the best skin makeup launches this year: a hybrid foundation and tinted sunscreen with 12.6% zinc oxide. It comes in 14 shades, gives light to medium coverage, and is silicone-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free.
DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser
DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser is an innovative pore-perfecting gadget that has two settings. The extraction mode uses gentle vibration to remove dirt, oil and blackheads, while the infusion mode helps serums to penetrate deep into your skin. If you deal with clogged pores, this could be a game-changer.
Freck Beauty Best of Freck Duo Face Set
Freck Beauty Best of Freck Duo Face Set features two of the most unique makeup innovations. One is a multipurpose stain (in a limited-edition poppy shade), which you can use on both lips and cheeks for long-wearing colour. The other is the brand’s famous freckle pen, which I swear by for creating the most realistic-looking faux freckles ever.
Summer Fridays Skincare Regimen Set
Summer Fridays Skincare Regimen Set features a full-sized tube of the brand’s beloved mask for jet-lagged skin (which is packed with shea butter, niacinamide and ceramides). You also get a mini gel cleanser and exfoliating toner.
RMS Beauty Prime + Conceal Customizable Set
RMS Beauty Prime + Conceal Customizable Set is a great way to try the brand’s new silicone-free primer, along with the cult-favourite creamy concealer in the shade of your choice (I wear 00). The primer smooths, hydrates, balances oil and increases the longevity of your makeup, while the concealer gives dewy buildable coverage. Both are full-sized and made from all-clean ingredients.
Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum
Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum is a new option for treating dullness, dark spots and post-acne marks. Vitamin C, kojic acid, licorice and bearberry are the powerhouse ingredients in this lightweight serum, which also moisturizes with aloe and hyaluronic acid.
Amika High Tide Deep Waver Set
Amika High Tide Deep Waver Set is a must for getting that beachy Boho look for your hair. Trust me, no skills are required—this hot tool effortlessly creates waves without any harsh creases. For the price of the tool alone, you also get a full-sized texturizing spray and mini styling cream.
ROSE Ingleton MD Retexturizing Retinol Booster Serum
ROSE Ingleton MD Retexturizing Retinol Booster Serum is a new retinol on the block, and it promises to treat fine lines and rough texture without causing irritation. Created by a dermatologist, it contains hyaluronic acid and fruit acids in addition to the active ingredient, and is free of fragrance and silicones.
Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm Snack Pack Set
Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm Snack Pack Set gives you three full-sized lip balms to give away or keep for yourself. One is clear, one has a cool pink tint and one is warm beige. These are hydrating without feeling heavy on your lips, and I love that the finish is semi-matte (not glossy or goopy).
Herbivore Moment to Reflect Best-selling Serum Duo
Herbivore Moment to Reflect Best-selling Serum Duo includes two full-sized natural serums that you can use separately or layered together, day or night. One is for hydrating, and plumps with Tremella mushroom, which works similarly to hyaluronic acid. The other is for anti-aging, and is loaded with bakuchiol, an alternative to retinol.
ROSE INC Softlight Clean Dewy Hydrating Concealer
ROSE INC Softlight Clean Dewy Hydrating Concealer is a new silicone-free concealer to add to your arsenal. Created by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it delivers creamy, medium coverage along with skin-friendly ingredients like squalane, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. There are 20 shades to choose from.
Drunk Elephant Face Value Brightening Skincare Kit - The A.M. Routine
Drunk Elephant Face Value Brightening Skincare Kit - The A.M. Routine stars the brand’s recently reformulated vitamin C serum, which you now mix fresh for maximum potency and a longer shelf life. You also get travel sizes of the hydrating serum, moisturizer and eye cream.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Merry, Smooth & Bright
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Merry, Smooth & Bright gives you an LED light therapy mask along with a full-sized retinol face serum, eye serum and five acid peels for no extra cost. I like that this device allows you to do hands-free skin treatments with red and/or blue light in just three minutes.
MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick
MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick is one of my favourite new complexion products, which I’ve been using all year. It’s a cross between a concealer and a foundation, comes in a convenient stick format, and gives natural-looking medium coverage. There are 20 shades and I wear Linen.
Slip Dream Team Gift Set
Slip Dream Team Gift Set will upgrade your beauty sleep with a pure silk pillowcase and scrunchie. The silk won’t tug on your skin and hair, so it can actually prevent sleep creases, bedhead and breakage. Bonus: You also get a delicates bag to use when you machine-wash the pillowcase.
Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set
Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set is an introduction to Instagram’s hottest haircare brand, which harnesses the healing benefits of honey for stronger, healthier hair. The four-piece set features a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and hair oil, and is suitable for all hair types.
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