Best Products to Pick up at Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale


For someone who wears the same neutral eye makeup every day, I’m quite the palette hoarder. Sephora holds a lot of treasures, but there’s nothing better than a brand new batch of shadows in a black-and-white striped bag.

I’d bought the Urban Decay palettes, collected the ones from Anastasia Beverly Hills and Too Faced. But there was one eyeshadow palette that always intrigued me. It was the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette and it was blowing up on social media. I was bombarded with the spectacular reviews, swatches of the fiery colours, and customers claiming it was worth the (hefty) price.

But it was a lot of money for some shadows — $162 to be exact — and every time I went to pick it up, I hesitated. But when the VIB sale—Sephora offers up discounts every year to loyal customers in their rewards program— came around last November, I knew that it was the perfect time to invest. I scored it for $130. After all, splurging feels so much better when your mind is focused on how much you’re saving.

Which is why I’m alerting you to Sephora’s 2018 Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale, which started on 24th August 2018. Whether you’re stocking up on skincare, replenishing your tried-and-trues, or simply want to check out the new arrivals, this is the perfect time to shop. Here, our top picks:

Sephora Sale Picks

C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème

($52, Ole Henriksen)

This brightening cream will have you smelling like summer all year long.

Sephora Sale Picks

MatteTrance™ Lipstick

($52, Pat McGrath Labs )

Sephora sales are the perfect time to invest in pricier items like these creamy Pat McGrath lipsticks.

Sephora Sale Picks


($31, Kate Somerville )

Use the sale to restock on essentials. This product is a must-have for your medicine cabinet. Pimples won’t stand a chance.

Sephora Sale Picks

Hyper Real Glow Palette

($48, Mac Cosmetics)

Mac Cosmetics recently landed at Sephora and these highlighting palettes are calling our name.

Sephora Sale Picks

Eye Color Quad

($105, Tom Ford )

Been eyeing these Tom Ford shadows but haven’t wanted to make the splurge? Get them while they’re discounted!BUY NOW

Sephora Sale Picks

Oh My Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Mini Set

($33, Stila)

Even if summer is only just finishing up, the holiday season will be here sooner than you think. And what better than these sparkly shadows by Stila for party season?BUY NOW

Sephora Sale Picks

Crushed Cabernet Scrub

($45, Caudalie)

The upcoming cooler months also mean dryer skin. Invest in a good scrub now while the sale is still on.BUY NOW

Sephora Sale Picks

Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

($36, Too Faced)

Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer may not be sold at Sephora, but this one from Too Faced is. From what we hear, they’re pretty dupe-worthy.

Sephora Sale Picks

Cocoa Woods

($98, Nest)

Nest perfumes are all beautiful to look at, but this warm and spicy scent is perfect for fall.

Sephora Sale Picks

Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette

($59, Urban Decay)

Though we’re sad about the discontinuation of Urban Decay’s original Naked palette, this one is a pretty stunning replacement.


Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale:

VIB Rouge: Sale starts Friday, August 24th. 20 percent off in stores and online with the code “YESROUGE”

VIB: Sale starts Thursday, August 30th. 15 percent off in stores and online with the code “YESVIB”

Beauty Insider: Sale starts Thursday, August 30th. 10 percent off in stores and online with the code “YESINSIDER”

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