The Ultimate Money-Saving Guide to Sephora's Beauty Insider Sale
Beauty lovers, it's your time to save: Sephora's Beauty Insiders savings event is finally here. Only available to those enrolled in the retailer's loyalty program, the annual sale makes it easy to shop for all your beauty needs and wants at a discount. Whether you're looking to restock your favorite products or try something new, we're here to give you the rundown on what's worth buying during the big sale. We're talking all the beauty, including skin care, hair care, makeup, body care, and more.
The Beauty Insiders savings event starts on Friday, Oct. 27, and runs through Nov. 6. Depending on your Sephora Beauty Insider membership status, you can get up to 20 percent off your purchase. The higher the tier you are, the better the discount, so yes, now is the time to buy your Rouge-membership friends a cup of coffee and get to shopping. Here's the breakdown.
How to Shop the 2023 Sephora Beauty Insiders Savings Event
The savings event is available for Sephora Beauty Insiders only and is based on your membership status. It's never too late to join the Beauty Insider Program if you want to get in on the savings (we recommend you do; it's free). To reap the savings, use code TIMETOSAVE at checkout. Here are the dates each tier of Beauty Insiders can shop and the percentage off they get:
- Sephora Rouge members get 20 percent off the entirety of the sale online and in-store from Oct. 27 through Nov. 6.
- Sephora VIB members receive 15 percent off and gain access to the sale online and in-store starting Oct. 31 through Nov. 6.
- Sephora Insiders receive 10 percent off and gain access to the sale online and in-store Oct. 31 through Nov. 6.
- All tiers get 30 percent off Sephora Collection items.
Can the Sephora Savings Event Discount Be Used More Than Once?
Yes, you can use the code multiple times throughout the sale.
Best Deals From the 2023 Sephora Beauty Insiders Savings Event
The Sephora Beauty Insiders savings event is a great opportunity to save on top-tier beauty products you've been eyeing. And we've cracked the code on how to shop the sale to get the most bang for your buck and shop smart (spoiler alert: it's girl math). To rack in the most amount of savings, we recommend shopping those value sets and gift sets. More often than not, you end up saving money replenishing products and sometimes even getting extra products essentially for free. It's also the ideal time to shop for splurge-worthy beauty tools and products, like the Shark FlexStyle, the NuFace microcurrent device, or a Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette. That way, you can splurge on something you've been eyeing with a price cut.
If you're a member who's looking for great items to shop for, you've come to the right place. We curated our favorite beauty products from Sephora ahead, including several POPSUGAR Beauty Award winners and editor-vetted picks. Take a look — it's the season for treating yourself.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Lip Oil
Lip oils are trending right now, and one of our favorites is the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil. It comes in eight shades with a gel-to-oil formula that leaves behind a light tint and hydrating finish. "It only took one layer of the applicator to get that soft wash of color that I enjoy from a sheer lip product, but I could also build the shade up on my lips if I wanted more opacity, without them feeling sticky," one of our editors says in her review of the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Microcurrent Device
Looking to up your antiaging regimen? Now is the time to invest in the NuFace Trinity+. The microcurrent tool helps target puffiness and lines to visibly tone the face. With consistent use, you'll notice a lifted appearance. This particular set comes with the eye and lip attachment, so you can target those areas specifically. It also comes with a hydrating gel primer and a creamy primer that will help the device glide along your skin. Check out this in-depth review of the NuFace Facial Toning Device to see it in action.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Palette
If you've been trying to achieve that radiant, glow-from-within look with your makeup, meet your new secret weapon: the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette. This complexion palette features five of the brand's bestselling shades and a new shade, including three blushes, one finishing powder, one bronzer, and one highlighter. With this all-inclusive complexion palette, you'll be able to add dimension and glow to your makeup for that diffused yet enhanced look. It comes in three shade variations as well.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Concealer
If you are in need of a new concealer or just want to stock up on a favorite, this one from Kosas is a great option for the undereye area. The formula has hyaluronic acid, peptides, arnica, and caffeine to brighten and plump up the area while concealing it at the same time. Available in 28 shades, it offers medium, buildable coverage with a radiant finish. One editor says the formula "covers darkness under my eyes, redness by my nose, and post-acne hyperpigmentation around my chin." Read the in-depth review of the Kosas Revealer Concealer.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal For Sensitive Skin
First Aid Beauty is one of our favorite skin-care brands for those with sensitive skin. This holiday gift set is the best way to stock up on the brand's bestsellers, since it comes with three full-size products: the glycolic- and lactic-acid-based Facial Radiance Pads, the moisturizing Ultra Repair Cream, and the Hydrating Eye Cream. You also get a sample size of the brand's gentle cleanser. Two of the three full-size products retail for $38 each, and getting all this for $49, plus the sale discount, is an incredible deal you don't want to miss out on.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Foundation
You've probably heard the rave reviews of the Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation on social media, and with its natural, skin-like finish, it's become a makeup artist and celebrity favorite. Although this is a pricier foundation option, take advantage of the sale and get this bestseller for less. It's available in 40 shades with a long-lasting wear and a lightweight feel.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Tinted Lip Balm
If you can't get enough of the Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, you don't have to during the insider savings event. Now's your chance to stock up on your favorite tints or try one you've been eyeing. The lip balm contains shea and murumuru seed butter, and it comes in seven flavors. Our editors put this viral favorite to the test, and one of them says, "Its applicator hugs my lips perfectly, and it applies like butter. . . . I love how plump and moisturized it makes my lips feel." Read more in her in-depth review of the Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Body Care
Nécessaire The Body Peel ($55)
From KP and ingrown hairs to dark spots, The Body Peel from Nécessaire is the serum your skin deserves. It's formulated with a 12 percent AHA/BHA/PHA blend for exfoliation, peeling peptide to help renew the skin and promote its ability to dissolve its own dead cells, and one percent resveratrol to soothe irritation. You can use this on specific areas or mix it in with a moisturizer for an all-over treatment.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Setting Powder
Setting your makeup is a must for that flawless, filter-like look that lasts all day and night long. We're loving the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder for all our complexion needs. It comes in nine shades that complement a wide range of skin tones and undertones.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Sunscreen
Innisfree's Daily UV Defense Sunscreen has one of the most elegant textures with a hydrating finish. Containing skin-calming ingredients like green tea, cica, and sunflower seed oil, it feels like a lightweight moisturizer with its water-based formula. Although it's an affordable option, there's no better time to stock up on a few of these or even consider adding the value size to your cart. It is a great option for all skin types and doesn't leave a white cast. Read our review of the Innisfree Daily UV Defense Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 36 Sunscreen.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Lip Gloss
If you're obsessed with Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb, you need to get your hands on this gift set. It contains three flattering shades, featuring one opaque cream, one shimmer, and one lip-plumping formula. There's also a set-exclusive shade, Pink Dragonfly, which is the prettiest sparkling pink.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Peel Pads
If the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Pads are a core part of your skin-care routine, you need to take advantage of getting The Holiday Peel Vault on sale. Let me explain via girl math. The Holiday Peel Vault contains 60 sets of the extra-strength peel pads, which is the value size, and 35 sets of the original peel pads, which is the standard size, making it a total of 95 peel pads for $153. Just the value size retails for the same price point, so it's like you're getting 35 peel pads for free, which retail for $92. And with your Beauty Insider discount, you'll be swimming in savings.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Setting Spray
Stocking up on setting spray is never a bad idea. This duo contains two full sizes of the bestselling setting spray. It promises to seal in makeup and diminish creasing for up to 16 hours. One usually retails for $36, so this duo is a steal.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Hair Tools
Shark's FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System is the all-in-one hair tool of your dreams. It transforms from a blow dryer to a curling iron with just a swap of an attachment. Plus, this one comes with a round brush attachment and a paddle brush attachment for the ideal blowout. One of our editors says, "It has a button that allows it to rotate from its blow-dryer shape back into a styling wand, and from there you can use one of its attachments to get your desired result. . . . It's powerful and fast, and it uses low heat to style my hair." Check out her review of the FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System for more.
This particular one has attachments ideal for those with straight and wavy hair types; if you have curly or coily hair, get the Shark FlexStyle Hair Blow Dryer & Multi-Styler For Curly & Coily Hair ($299), which comes with a diffuser instead of a paddle brush.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Blush
Available in 11 shades, the Patrick Ta Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo will give your complexion the flush of color it needs for a glowy, chiseled look. The duo contains a hydrating cream blush that has a dewy finish and a pigmented powder blush, making it a versatile option for your complexion needs. It's designed to be layered together, but you can wear each one individually as well.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on an LED Face Mask
If you've been vying for an LED face mask, this kit from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is worth the investment. The set comes with a hot-pink version of the DRx Spectralite FaceWare Pro as well as eight of the editor-backed retinol peel pads, a full size of the retinol intense wrinkle cream, and a sample of the retinol eye serum. The best part? This gift set costs as much as just the original DRx Spectralite FaceWare Pro, so you're basically getting the retinol products for free, and with the event code, you'll be saving even more.
Our editors love this LED face mask. "It perfectly conforms to your forehead, cheeks, and chin, and is secured with an adjustable strap behind the head so you can use it just as easily laying down as you can while walking around the house," one of our editors says. Read her in-depth review of the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro to learn more.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Glow Recipe
If you or a loved one is obsessed with Glow Recipe, this kit is worth every penny, especially during the sale. Whether you want hydration or exfoliation, this kit has everything you'll need for your skin-care concerns. It has full sizes of the brand's eight bestsellers, including the Watermelon Glow Dew Drops, the Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Cream, and the Strawberry Smooth Salicylic Acid Serum. Find out more about the best Glow Recipe products here.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on an Anti-Frizz Treatment
Stocking up on the bestselling Color Wow Dream Coat? Get this gift set instead, since it comes with a travel-size version of the anti-frizz treatment for the same price as the original. It acts as a mini keratin treatment in a bottle, creating smooth and frizz-free hair with a silky-soft, glass-like, high-shine finish, but it's heat activated, so you have to blow-dry your hair when using it. The anti-frizz treatment is an editor-backed pick; read our review of the Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Frizz Treatment, and see picture proof of how it works, along with options for all hair types.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Lip Balm
There's no better time to stock up on your favorite Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask flavors, or even try out a new one. The hydrating lip mask can revive even the driest lips overnight with ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter. One editor confessed her love for the brand's lip balm, saying, "it's a lusciously thick formula with a silky-soft texture and a glossy finish." Read her review of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask here.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on an Eyeshadow Palette
If there's one thing that's on our wish lists to splurge on, it's an eyeshadow palette from Pat McGrath Labs. This one has a gorgeous range of flattering warm-toned neutrals and pinks, with shimmers that are multidimensional. It has 10 pressed powder formulations that are so pigmented, you'll need a light hand to use this. There's no better time to treat yourself to this highly coveted palette, especially when you can snag it on sale.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on a Brightening Serum
Whether you have dark spots and hyperpigmentation or just need a boost of radiance, this Vinoperfect Ultimate Brightening Set has your back. It comes with the full-size Vinoperfect Radiance Serum that's formulated with grape-vine sap, which is said to have more brightening effects than vitamin C. It's a gentle formula that's perfect for those with sensitive skin. The set retails for the same amount as the serum, so you might as well go for this gift set and try out the other products in the line, too.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Hair Care
Need to stock up on shampoo and conditioner? Or just curious to try Dae? This Shine Bright Hair Set is a smart purchase that contains full sizes of the Signature Shampoo and Conditioner and the Stargloss Shine Hair Gloss Treatment, which is a prewash glossing treatment. All three of the products together retail for about $96, so with this gift set plus the additional Sephora Insider deal, you'll be getting these for an incredible bargain. This is perfect for those who want shiny, healthy-looking hair with minimal frizz and silky-smooth results.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Perfume
At first glance, the Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler Set may not be worth it, but hidden inside is a voucher for a full-size fragrance of your choice among the samples in the kit. The samples include coveted scents like Phlur Missing Person, Valentino Born in Roma, YSL Black Opium, Gucci Flora Gorgeous in Jasmine, and Carolina Herrera Good Girl (yes, the one shaped like a stiletto). Most of the scents in the sampler set retail for more than $85, and with the discount, you could be getting a full-size perfume for more than 20 percent off.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on Stylers
We're huge fans of Color Wow's Money Mask Deep Hydrating Hair Treatment; in fact, one of our editors put it to the test and says, "I was absolutely shocked at how soft my hair felt after using this mask." You can read more of her thoughts in this Color Wow Money Mask review. Rather than buy just the mask, which retails for $45, investing in this styling kit is the smarter choice. Not only are you getting the full-size Money Mask, but you also get minis of the Color Security Shampoo and Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer for your styling needs.
Best Sephora Beauty Insider Deal on an Illuminizer
Add a subtle glow to your everyday look with Drunk Elephant's B-Goldi Bright Illuminating Drops, which you've probably seen all over TikTok. You can mix a few drops into your favorite moisturizer or foundation for a glow-from-within look. You can also just apply this on its own for a subtle highlight. It's infused with niacinamide, which will help balance out the skin and diminish dark spots over time.