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Sephora’s much-anticipated sale is finally here. If you haven’t been stocking your cart in preparation, here’s a quick rundown of the sale details. It pays to be a big spender, and Sephora’s Rouge members have first access to the sale. Starting April 14, they’ll get 20 percent off all eligible products with code SAVENOW in stores and online. You’ll see those savings below.
Second access starts April 18. VIB members will get 15 percent off, and Insiders will get 10 percent off. If you’re not either of these, don’t worry: You can still sign up to be an Insider in time for the deals — just ask in store. Since navigating Sephora on a regular day can be overwhelming, we’ve rounded up a few tried-and-true products to start with. Happy shopping.
If there’s ever a time to buy this classic (and pretty expensive) moisturizer, it’s now. It’s regarded as one of the best foundations — and with good reason: It has an impressive color range, natural skin finish, and medium buildable coverage, and it’s oil free.
While you’re stocking up on lip oils, give this cult favorite a try. Recently expanded into three shades, the oil glides on, nourishing the lips and adding a super-gloss shine.
We love a luxury product, and Dior’s mascara is worth the splurge. It volumizes and lengthens even the most stubborn, stubby lashes without flakes or smudging at the end of the day.
Beloved by Cut editors, reviewers, and nearly everyone who has tried it, Rare Beauty’s liquid blush is worth adding to the cart for the pigment alone. A tiny dab from the applicator is enough for an all-day flush of color under and over makeup. There are many highly pigmented matte and radiant shades to choose from.
Sometimes your super-dewy natural glow needs a little boost. Saie’s multipurpose highlighter is your go-to for an all-over glow with or without makeup. You can add a few pumps to your moisturizer or foundation for a non-shimmery sheen or use it as a highlighter.
Best Skin Care
We’ve raved about this one again and again — consider the facial spray a quick fix for all your skin-care troubles. The spray (also in serum form) manages redness, inflammation, and irritation caused by breakouts and stress.
We have surveyed many, many dermatologists on their favorite skin-care products, vitamin-C serums included. If you can splurge on the cult favorite SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, consider this derm favorite from Drunk Elephant. You mix the ingredients when you buy it, so it stays active and actively targets hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and texture. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
For dry-skin girlies, this new and editor-approved cream has all the hydration you need. The intense hydrator helps nourish and plump the skin while boosting your skin barrier without clogging your pores.
Kosas’s latest is a glowy, skin-smoothing sunscreen. The lightly tinted mineral sunscreen features peptides and ceramides for moisturizing and smoothing skin. It goes on lightweight with a slight glow and no white cast.
Sephora Collection is 30 percent off during the sale, so be sure to grab something from its very underrated selection, including this long-wear, waterproof liner.
Best Hair Care
The viral hair-repair mask has expanded into a weightless oil we also love. A little bit of this goes a very long way. Just a few drops are perfect for heat styling, reducing frizz and damage for all hair types.
Warmer weather does a lot of damage to your hair, so if you need a little extra hydration, Ceremonia’s leave-in is for you. Besides smelling really good, it’s perfect for adding a bit of extra hydration, moisture, and shine to dry hair of all types.
Best Body and Fragrance
If you want to smell like a snack and look like one too, you’ve found it in this viral whipped body cream from Fenty. Made of a mix of nourishing oils, reviewers are obsessed with how well this lightly scented cream hydrates their skin.
This newer launch has already gotten a lot of buzz and good reviews online, and if you’ve smelled some of Ouai’s other scents, you know why. The body cream features notes of orange blossom and amber and nourishing ingredients including squalane and coconut oil.
Simply put, the perfume housed in this pretty pink bottle smells like a spring breeze. It features notes of honeysuckle, tuberose petals, and gardenia — basically everything you’d find in a bouquet.