Sephora Sale Recommendations

The Sephora Spring Bonus Sale event kicks off a week early on April 13 for VIB Rouge members!

April 13-16

VIB Rouge / 15% off / online code: YAYROUGE

April 20-23

VIB Rouge / 15% off / online code: YAYROUGE

VIB / 15% off / online code: YAYVIB

Beauty Insider / 10% off / online code: YAYINSIDER

The exclusions are typical: not valid on gift cards or Play! subscriptions, and cannot be used with other promo codes. Interestingly, the discount is not valid on The Ordinary. Kind of a bummer, but who knows wtf is going on with Deciem anyway…

I had to skip the sale last year due to a very strict no-buy, which was a bummer. I was so ready to go nuts for this year’s sale, until I purchased a new MacBook Pro two weeks ago. I had been saving up for a MacBook, but I went for it early when there was a huge discount at Best Buy. So, I’ll be keeping it light for this year, trying to stick just to the gift cards I have.

It can be overwhelming to taper down the wishlist, so I’m sharing the products I really enjoy from Sephora. And, I should say, that my general strategy is to look for value sets, higher-end products, and brands that are not available at Ulta (where I can more frequently get a better discount).


Bite XO Bite: Prep, Line, and Color Lip Set – Bite has a ton of great sets right now, including this one. It has a primer, liner, and 3 mini liquid lipsticks. I love their liquid formula because it’s incredibly pigmented and comfortable! Their holiday liquid lip set is still available and on sale too, so you can get it for an even bigger discount!

Dior Addict Lip Glows – A few months ago, 6 new shades came out and I’m crazy about them. I have a review of all 10 shades up!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk – Totally worth the hype. The finish is absolutely gorgeous. It can cling to dry spots a little bit, but I just add a drop of oil in the winter to reduce this issue.

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls –  These really do a lot without doing much. I don’t go a day without using the pearls!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes – Hourglass makes some of the best powders out there. So silky smooth, no powdery finish. My go-to shade for my cool, fair skin is Diffused Heat. The bronzers are worth checking out as well – I’m obsessed with Nude Bronze Light!

Marc Jacobs Air Blushes – My personal wishlist is filled with products from Marc Jacobs. Everything I’ve tried from him has been amazing, but I really haven’t explored his line enough! The Air Blush in Flesh & Fantasy is one of my all-time favorite blushes.

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip Set – I recommend any Sephora Favorites set for the sale because they’re already a great deal. This one is filled with lippies, my fave!

Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen – Ridiculously expensive, but it’s totally worth it. I’ve reviewed this here before and absolutely recommend it. The perfect liquid liner.

Viseart Theory Palette – Their shadows are so amazing, but can go fast during the sale. If you have a chance, they are worth trying. I really like the Theory palettes for a more targeted, all-in-one look since they have both shimmers and mattes.


Drunk Elephant The Littles Set – I received this set via PR and it’s such a great way to try out products from the brand! I especially love the marula oil, cleanser, and night serum.

Farmacy The Mighties Kit – Definitely one of my favorite brands. The Honey Drop moisturizer was a miss for me, but all of the other products in this set are amazing (and maybe Honey Drop works better for you).

Fresh Skincare Matchmaker Customizable Set – This set is so cool! You get a cleanser and moisturizer, plus you choose which Fresh mask you want. I really enjoy the Vitamin Nectar mask – it’s really brightening!

LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt – I love this so much. It’s reparative, soothing, and super moisturizing. I use it as an overnight mask all over, or just in spots that are extra dry.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask – If you can get your hands on this, it’s worth it. I wasn’t sold at first, but I use it at night and wake up with bright, soft, hydrated skin. Really amazing.

Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo – Good Genes is one of my favorites for improving skin texture. I find it works especially well paired with retinol (like the Luna oil in this set).

Supergoop! But First, Sunscreen Kit – Travel-sized sunscreens for on-the-go. Perfect for making sure you’re covered this summer!


Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit – I bought this set during the November sale and loved it. It’s a great way to try the brand. My favorites are the Orris fragrance and Tea candle.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Gift Set – I love this fragrance, but for some reason I don’t have the full size. I’ve purchased the dry shampoo in the past, and it’s actually really good!

HUM Nutrition Clearly Besties set – I love HUM supplements, especially Daily Cleanse. I feel like it detoxifies my skin and body. This set comes with a bkr water bottle, which is amazing.

Sephora Favorites Instant Texture Dry Styling Spray Collection – My flat, straight hair needs all the texture it can get. This set looks so good!

Yuni SWEAT, REFRESH, GO Healthy, Portable Workout Essentials – So I’ve never tried this brand, but this set is on my wishlist. These travel sized for a quick refresh after hitting the gym. Genius!

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