At this point, we’ve established that beauty products are my weakness, and I care about some of my makeup products like I’d care for my unborn children. However, I haven’t gotten into my obsession (addiction, as my mom would call it) with Sephora. It’s my third most-visited website, considered a “utility” on my bank statement (because there are so many charges), and I’m certain I’ll spend my last dime on a backup tube of my favorite mascara. I’m pretty much unable to walk past a Sephora without buying something, and I’m OK with it.
If you love Sephora as much as me, then your day is about to get a major upgrade. From April 26 to May 1, Sephora is having their Beauty Insider Spring Bonus Event.
This offer can be redeemed with unlimited use in-store and online (!!!)
Becoming a Sephora Beauty Insider is basically a requirement if you love beauty products. It’s free to sign up and allows you to accumulate points to redeem on trial-size products to try before you buy, services, and even Sephora gift cards. You also get a free birthday gift during the month of your birthday, free makeovers, free beauty classes, and various discounts and promotions throughout the year. If you love Sephora like I do, you’ll adore the “Loves List” function on their site. I use it as a wishlist, but you could also use it to keep track of all your faves to quickly reorder your go-tos. (Imagine trying to go a day without your moisturizer? A tragedy!!)
If you’re not signed up for the Sephora Beauty Insider program yet, sign up here to reap all the benefits and get shopping.
Now, grab a snack, your wallet, and maybe a drink because we’re going over our top recommendations — whether you’re looking to splurge (now’s the time!), stock up on the essentials, try something new, or pick up one of our editor’s favorites!
This is the ultimate makeup setting spray if you want dewy skin. Mario Dedivanovic (Kim K's makeup artist!) swears by this product for a dewy, healthy glow on the skin. Spray this after your makeup is done to set or throughout the day when you need a little oopmh.
The KVD liquid liner is a must-have in the makeup bags of many, but some days, you don't want to deal with the fuss of a liquid product. This pencil eyeliner has all the benefits of her liquid formula (waterproof, doesn't budge, pigmented color, and vegan!) without the stress of a liquid.
We know when Fenty released a bronzer it would be good, but we weren't expecting it to be SO good. It comes in eight different shades with various undertones to match more than simply "light," "medium," and "dark." This bronzer will actually make you look tan and never looks orange.
Lip liners aren't typically an area one feels they should splurge when it comes to makeup; however, these Charlotte Tilbury liners are next-level. They glide onto the lips and stay for hours, but they never get dry or cracked or settle into the lines of your lips. Whether you go for an every day shade (we recommend Pillow Talk or Iconic Nude!) or something fun for the warmer months. (Kiss 'N Tell is the perfect red!)
This powder is magic. It sets your makeup without looking like a typical matte, drying powder on the skin. It has a slight luminosity to it, but it doesn't contain any shimmer or glitter that would interfere with the rest of your face. You won't use other powders after trying this!
By now, most of us know the importance of using a Vitamin C in our skincare routines. This Drunk Elephant one is a great way to get tons of potent Vitamin C without a thick or goopy serum. This sits well under makeup (some Vitamin C serums can make your foundation look dry or even pill on the face AKA when a product comes off in bunches when you rub your skin!) and keeps your skin hydrated all day while the Vitamin C does its job.
If you're looking for a daily cleanser that won't strip your skin, won't interfere with any of your acids or exfoliating treatments, and takes off makeup and oil, this is your best bet. Sometimes, foaming cleansers have the bad rap of causing dryness, but this adds moisture back to your skin. It's the perfect foundation for all of your other skincare products!
If you want to add a little Vitamin C to the eye area, this eye cream is the best way to do it. This eye cream is rich enough to hydrate overnight, but it's also made specifically to wear under makeup. The yellow tint is also so helpful in combatting dark circles, meaning you can hit "next episode" at 1am and know you're covered in the morning.
Ever since Olaplex became available at Sephora, we've gone crazy over their nourishing products for color-treated and chemically-treated hair. No. 6 is the newest to their line and is the first leave-in product with their incredible ingredients. This makes your hair look shiny (without any grease) and actually repairs damage over time rather than putting a band-aid over the issue.
We're always wearing our hair up, whether it's for working out, when we're in bed, or when we're doing our skincare. These take away the guilt of putting our hair up because the silk doesn't cause the breakage and damage of normal hair ties. Aside from functionality, they're also cute AF!
This is the equivalent to giving your hair a double cleanse. Formulated with apple cider vinegar, lavendar extract, and aloe vera, this hair cleanser removes build-up (all that dry shampoo can be tough to remove!) and oils on the scalp to reveal brighter, more voluminous, healthier hair.
This is a lash growth serum that ACTUALLY works. Unlike others on the market, this lash serum is vegan, cruelty-free, and tested and approved by ophthalmologists. Apply it at night like you would a liquid eyeliner (it's clear!), let the serum dry, and you're on your way to never applying false lashes again.
If there was a makeup awards show, this would win best foundation hands down. It has medium to full coverage, but it feels like nothing on your skin. It's a lightweight, liquid texture that goes on smooth and looks luminous all day without getting oily or needing touch-ups. This foundation will basically never steer you wrong and looks amazing on all skin types.
Microneedling is the best way to diminish scars, tighten the skin, and exfoliate at a deeper level. This set is the closest you can get to a microneedling appointment with your derm! The microneedling tool is high-quality and won't make micro-tears in the skin, which can cause irritation and break the skin barrier. If you're looking to splurge on a skincare tool during this event, this is our fave.
You've seen this gorgeous mask all over Instagram, but we promise it's more than a pretty package! This mask can be used as a thick moisturizing cream, a sleeping mask, or a regular hydrating wash-off mask. If you suffer from dryness or dull, textured skin, this might be your miracle.
Babyfacial is basically like an appointment with your esthetician in a bottle. This mask renews and softens the skin, getting rid of any texture or acne on the surface. Basically everyone in our office has become obsessed with this product over the past year!
This is an overnight cure for dry lips. Put this mask on before bed, and you'll wake up with soft, smooth lips that look and feel plumper. Your lips are seriously so hydrated that they look bigger! This product is a miracle worker. If you only own one lip product, make it this.
This mascara is life. changing. If you've always had issues with flaking, your lashes not holding a curl, or mascara smudges on your lower lash line, give this mascara a try. This mascara gives the look of lash extensions — if you're a little extra, it's great for every day, but you can also layer it for that va-va-voom night time look.
If you're not exfoliating your skin before you shave, you're missing a crucial step. In the summer more than other seasons, oil and dirt builds up on the surface of the skin, making it difficult to get to the root of the hair. This exfoliator moisturizes the skin while it gets rid of dead skin and texture. The Brazilian line also smells SO GOOD, and the scent lingers, so you'll be smelling yourself all day.
The internet went crazy for this body luminizer when it launched last summer, and it sold out almost immediately. Fenty brought it back for this summer, and we're here to say that the hype is real. This is the most natural-looking body radiance that gives the most Instagram-model skin ever. Add this to your legs, your shoulders, and décolletage for serious glow.
We're going to go ahead and assume you're all being good adults who apply sunscreen on the daily, so I'll skip the SPF spiel. However, not all SPFs are created equal. Many are heavy, oily, and leave a white-cast. This is none of those things, looks amazing underneath makeup, and actually makes you excited to put your sunscreen on for the day.
Most of us don't want a high-coverage foundation during the summer. This CC cream is lightweight while still covering imperfections. The illumination adds the perfect summer glow!
Offer valid for both US and CA. Not valid on purchases through Sephora’s Customer Service. Not valid on Google, The Ordinary, and MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM products. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson item, three Drunk Elephant items, three Tatcha items, and five Morphe items per SKU per transaction.
This post was in partnership with Sephora, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.