What is the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale?
Each spring, Sephora hosts a huge savings event with their different tiers of Beauty Insiders. Essentially, the sale is open to anyone who has an account with Sephora (click here to create one). The sale begins for Beauty Insiders based on their level of membership, with higher tiers enjoying more of a discount for a longer period of time. The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale runs for two weeks, starting today for Rouge level members, and runs through April 11.
For ease of planning, here are the dates that the sale becomes available for each level:
- Rouge Members – 20% off from 4/1/2022 – 4/11/2022
- VIB Members – 15% off from 4/5/2022 – 4/11/2022
- Insider Members – 10% off from 4/7/2022 – 4/11/2022
It is wroth noting, too, that there is a 30% off sale going on this whole time for all tiers on Sephora Collection products. No code is needed to take advantage of that discount between now and 4/11/2022. Read up on some of my favorite Sephora Collection products here!
My Picks from the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale
I love to use sales like this as a time to stock up on staple beauty products I use year-round. For me, I focus on foundations, primers, sunscreens, and the pricier skin care oils and moisturizers I like to use. Here, I’m sharing a number of my favorites from Sephora. This also includes some great sets and deals that will only be better with the sale!
Makeup Deals from the Beauty Insider Sale
Foundations, Concealers, & Powders
First and foremost, foundation is…well, foundational. That’s why I am planning on picking up another SC Microsmooth Baked Powder and ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint. These are two of my most-used beauty products for daily wear.
Beyond those, I am in the market for a new bronzer and blush set. I’m intrigued by the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter and Urban Decay Stay Naked Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter Palette. I’ve had both in the past. While I definitely need a new blush-bronzer more than a highlighter, the Bobbi Brown option seems to be a bit of a sparkly hybrid of the two. I might pop into a store and compare them ahead of the sale just in case.
Top Row: SC Microsmooth Baked Face Powder | NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder | ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation | tarte Mini SEA Power Vegan Concealer
Bottom Row: SC Matte Perfection Powder Foundation | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter | NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | SC Smooth + Blur Primer
Lips, Cheeks, and Sparkles
If you’re lookin for something extra fun from the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale, I highly recommend the Milk Makeup sticks. That is, the Glitter Sticks or Blur Sticks pictured above. The Milk Makeup Glitter Stick is just fun, and I always smile when I use it. The Blur stick is definitely the more subtle of the two. However, don’t discount it on that basis. It is also a great one-and-done option for a bit of cheek color and dimension.
Top Row: Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss | Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil | tarte SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm
Bottom Row: Milk Makeup Glitter Stick | Urban Decay Stay Naked Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter Palette | Milk Makeup Blur Stick
I’m finally wearing out some of my older eyeshadow palettes, so I have my eye (ha) on a new one from Urban Decay. The Mini Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette is a super versatile option, with a good mix of sparkle and matte. However, the Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette is really calling my name. That dark green, though! That’s my color!
Beyond eyeshadow, I am loving the SC 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner I tried in my recent Sephora Collection review. It adds a nice little polish without much extra effort. Same goes for the Anastasia Ombre Effect Brow Powder Duo. This is great for a more defined, dramatic brow, especially when paired with a nice curling mascara.
Top Row: SC 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner | Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette | Anastasia Beverly Hills Ombre Effect Brow Powder Duo | Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara
Bottom Row: Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil | Milk Makeup Kush High Volumizing Mascara | Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil | Urban Decay Mini Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
While you add some fun stuff to your cart, don’t forget to check out the many sunscreens Sephora sells. Summer is coming, and the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is a great chance to stock up on pricier products. In that category, I include the Supergoop! sunscreens I love. I have always been a fan of the Supergoop! Play sunscreen, and recently got a sample of the Unseen Sunscreen that I am loving. I’ll definitely be getting the full size of the latter when I am able to shop the sale.
Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Skin Care Finds
Facial Oils & Skin Treatments
Like with sunscreens above, I find that the spring Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is the perfect time to pick up luscious skin oils. These products can be kind of pricy. As such, it’s much easier to stomach the cost with a bit of a discount added. This time around, I am planning on picking up the Herbivore Phoenix Oil (pictured below) or the Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil. I’ve used both in the past and a little goes a long way. Therefore, the smaller sized bottles are currently on my mind.
Top Row: Herbivore Phoenix Face Oil | Mario Badescu Drying Lotion | Indie Lee I-Waken Eye Serum | Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller
Bottom Row: Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil | Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel | Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm | Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
Moisturizers & More
You might remember seeing my recent post about my favorite water based moisturizers. I’ve included a few of those favorites here. That being said, definitely check out my full water based moisturizers post because all of those are included in the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale. Besides the water options, I have also included a heavier moisturizer option here. This one is great for when you need a bit of extra hydration. The Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream is so creamy and luscious, and a little goes a long way!
Top Row: Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisturizer | belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Far Right: Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner
Bottom Row: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream | Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
Bath, Body, Hair, & Nails from the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale
Body Wash & Fragrances
Last but not least, I’ve pulled a handful of my favorite shower gels, lotions, hair care, and nail finds that I think you’ll love. The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel and L’Occitane Shower Oil are my top picks for shower gel and body wash. Both of these smell amazing and are oh so moisturizing. The latter is one of my favorite shaving oils; it’s great for sensitive skin.
While I’m not personally in the market for perfumes at this time, I thought the sampler sets Sephora offers are a great way to get some variety without shelling out a fortune. I’m intrigued by the Tropical Perfume Sampler Set specifically, since it sounds like it’d be perfect for summer!
Top Row: Floral Perfume Sampler Set | Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel | L’Occitane Hand Cream Minis | Tropical Perfume Sampler Set
Bottom Row: Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Jet Set | L’Occitane Shower Oil | Herbivore Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub
Hair & Nails
Nails and hair care are an often overlooked area of the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale. There are a number of adorable nail polish sets available, including this Nails Inc. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo. I love that brand’s Superfood Base Coat, which does a great job at preventing any staining on your natural nail.
As for hair care, I have purchased each of the three options pictured above after having tried them out as samples from previous Sephora purchases! The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Styling Treatment is one of my favorite leave-in styling treatments. On the other hand, the ALTERNA Haircare Replenishing Moisture Trio is a great deal for the size. I love how clean the set makes my hair feel with each use!
Top Row: Nails Inc. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo | Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish | Nails Inc. NAILKALE Superfood Base Coat
Bottom Row: ALTERNA Haircare Replenishing Moisture Trio | Briogeo Farewell Frizz™ Cream | Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Styling Treatment
What are you looking to pick up from this year’s Sephora Beauty Insider Sale?
Share your favorite finds in the comments below!
*This post was originally published on April 10, 2021. It was most recently updated on April 1, 2022.