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 October 30 to November 9—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 Sephora's rewards program:
- Rouge Members get 20 percent off, and can shop between October 30-November 9.
- VIB Members get 15 percent off, and can shop between November 3-9.
- Beauty Insiders get 10 percent off, and can shop between November 5-9. (Not a member? Sign up here—it's free!)
To get the discount, enter the code HOLIDAYFUN at checkout. It's good for unlimited use!
Now, read on for the best products, tools and gift sets worth buying.
Sephora Holiday Sale Picks
Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner
Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner is an alcohol-free toner with two percent salicylic acid. Not only is it great for ensuring all traces of cleanser are removed from your skin, it also helps to deep-clean your pores and prevent breakouts. This has been a part of my daily routine ever since it launched earlier this year... I love it!
Foreo Bear Facial Toning Device
Foreo Bear Facial Toning Device is the newest microcurrent device on the market, and FYI—microcurrent is one of the few anti-aging technologies that really does firm the skin, if you use it consistently. Besides painlessly stimulating your facial muscles, this device also pulsates to increase the absorption of your serums.
Dr. Barbara Sturm The Winter Kit
Dr. Barbara Sturm The Winter Kit is a great way to try out one of the most sought-after skincare lines. It contains seven products and a complete routine to get you through the colder winter months. There's a cleanser, toner, hydrating serum, calming serum, moisturizer, lip balm and face mask. I bought a set from this brand last year, and I've liked every product!
Shani Darden Retinol Reform
Shani Darden Retinol Reform is, in my opinion, one of the best retinol treatments you can buy. As you may have heard, it was recently reformulated, but I can attest that the new version (with 2.2 percent encapsulated retinol and two percent lactic acid) is every bit as effective as the original.
BeautyBio Skincare’s Bestie
BeautyBio Skincare's Bestie gets you started with microneedling, which both stimulates skin repair and increases the penetration of your topical treatments. I like this roller in particular because it emits red light to further rejuvenate your skin. This kit contains the device itself with face and body attachments, plus a full-sized, sulfate-free cleanser.
Herbivore Cloud Nine 5-Piece Favorites Collection
Herbivore Cloud Nine 5-Piece Favorites Collection is a collection of all-natural face and body products for the green beauty lover. Included is a full-sized bottle of the brand's new gel-cream cleanser, plus travel sizes of exfoliating serum, clarifying mask, face oil and body scrub. At this price, this set is a no-brainer!
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 is ideal if you're looking for a little skin coverage along with sun protection. This serum-like foundation comes in 18 shades, and protects with 12 percent zinc oxide. I love that it also has two percent niacinamide and six percent squalane to hydrate and improve skin texture.
Dr. Dennis Gross All is Bright FaceWare Pro Set
Dr. Dennis Gross All is Bright FaceWare Pro Set gives you an LED light therapy mask along with a retinol-based serum, eye serum and five acid peels for no extra cost. With this device, you can do hands-free skin treatments with red and/or blue light in just three minutes.
Summer Fridays The Hydration Set
Summer Fridays The Hydration Set includes a full-sized bottle of the brand's brightening serum, which contains both vitamin C and niacinamide. (It's one of my personal favourites!) You also get a mini moisturizing mask and lip balm.
Sobel Skin Rx 15% Niacinamide Gel Serum
Sobel Skin Rx 15% Niacinamide Gel Serum contains one of the highest concentrations of niacinamide, 15 percent, 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.
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 then helps serums to penetrate deep into your skin. If you deal with clogged pores, this could be a game-changer!
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.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer is a creamy, medium-coverage concealer infused with skin-friendly ingredients like peptides, caffeine and arnica. I've been using it daily, and it's honestly just as good at covering dark circles as it is at camouflaging a pimple. It looks so natural on the skin, and lasts all day without creasing.
The Original MakeUp Eraser 7-Day MakeUp Eraser Set
The Original MakeUp Eraser 7-Day MakeUp Eraser Set includes a headband plus seven makeup-removing cloths, which take off even waterproof makeup using water alone. (It's true!) The best part is that they're re-useable, and can be machine-washed up to 1,000 times.
First Aid Beauty All That FAB
First Aid Beauty All That FAB is a five-piece set with four full-sized products, making it one of the best deals in the entire store. You get my favourite creamy cleanser, gentle AHA exfoliating pads, an intensive moisturizer, lip balm and the brand's new eye cream. Everything from this brand is made with sensitive skin in mind.
Dr. Zenovia Retinol Recovery Eye Cream
Dr. Zenovia Retinol Recovery Eye Cream deserves your consideration if you are looking to treat eye-area fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It's one of the few retinol-based eye creams, and also contains bakuchiol (a plant-derived retinol alternative), caffeine, green tea and an array of antioxidants.
Slip Beauty Sleep Collection Gift Set
Slip Beauty Sleep Collection Gift Set will upgrade your beauty sleep with a pure silk pillowcase and sleep mask. The pillowcase won't tug on your skin and hair like cotton does, so it can actually prevent sleep creases and bedhead. Meanwhile, the mask blocks out light and feels extra-plush on your eyes.
RMS Beauty Mini Kiss of Color Lip Balm Set
RMS Beauty Mini Kiss of Color Lip Balm Set will keep your lips hydrated and supple with all-natural ingredients and a kiss of colour. You get five mini tinted balms in here, including one shade that's only available in this set. I just invested in these, and they're perfect—not goopy or glossy, just creamy, semi-matte tints.
Biossance Uplifted & Bright Set
Biossance Uplifted & Bright Set is all about squalane, my favourite oil for all skin types. There's a full-sized oil treatment infused with rose extract and brightening vitamin C, as well as a travel-sized anti-aging serum with bakuchiol and niacinamide. You also get a travel-sized nourishing face cream to lock in hydration.
Nécessaire The Hand Cream
Nécessaire The Hand Cream is the latest launch from the coolest new personal care brand. This creamy hand lotion is completely fragrance-free, and nourishes dry skin with a silicone-free blend of glycerin, niacinamide, ceramides and marula oil.
Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Lipstick Set
Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Lipstick Set is a complete lipstick wardrobe, with eight products. Three of them (from Fenty, Patrick Ta and ILIA) are full-sized, while the other five are minis. The shades range from nudes to holiday reds, in a variety of different formulas and finishes.
Drunk Elephant Hair + Body Trunk 1.0
Drunk Elephant Hair + Body Trunk 1.0 treats you to seven of the brand's recently-launched hair and body products in mini sizes. There's a scalp scrub, shampoo, conditioner and detangler (developed with celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan) as well as a body wash, body lotion and deodorant. You also get a waterproof shower caddy, comb, hair elastics and body brush.
Are you shopping the Sephora holiday sale?
Which products are on your list?