The most wonderful time of year is almost upon us!! And I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about the annual Sephora Beauty Insider sale that will take place November 10-13 (VIB Rouge gets an extra sale November 3-6). For those of you who are a Beauty Insider, you get 15% off your purchases, while VIB and VIB Rouge get 20% off. It’s a great time to buy products you’ve wanted to try, but couldn’t justify the price. It’s a great time to buy gifts for loved ones. It’s also a great time to repurchase or stock up on some of your go to products. I’ve compiled a list of items I think you’ll love to try out, or you’ll love to give as a gift to some lucky person in your life (sharing is caring).
Gifts For Beginners
I think this kit is full of great products to give someone who hasn’t really gotten into makeup or doesn’t know how to start. You’ve got cult classic products that they can test out and play with! It comes with a beautyblender, a YSL Touche Éclat, an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, and other great samples. I think this gift is the perfect introduction to makeup.
I’m obsessed with the idea of gifting these cream eyeshadow sticks to someone who may not be super comfortable with doing their own makeup. The eyeshadows are quite neutral, super easy to blend, and add such a pretty, subtle definition to your eyes. Your friend will easily be able to go from daytime to date night makeup look without being overwhelmed.
Gifts For Glow-getters
This is a wonderful palette for anyone who loves a healthy glow. It comes with 6 pans filled with finishing powders, blush, bronzer and a. highlight. What more can you ask for? Hourglass has alway made beautiful, high-end products and this palette is no exception. I’d be quite happy if I found this wrapped under my Christmas Tree.
This kit is such a good idea! I love Becca highlighting products and there’s no better way to get that extra pop than layering a powder highlight over a liquid highlight. HELLO GLOW. I also love that the liquid highlight comes with a doe foot applicator for optimal control when applying the product.
Gifts For Classic Beauties
This is a great gift for your friend who is always rocking a bold lip and winged liner. You know the one who looks good in everything and can pull anything off? Yeah, I know, it’s annoying, but you love her anyways. Well, get her this gift and she will love you forever and maybe even share (fingers crossed). The formula is excellent and these colors are to die for. 10/10 would recommend.
When I think of old Hollywood glam, I think of a classic red lip. It’s feminine, bold, and super flattering. When I think of an iconic lipstick, I think Tom Ford. It may be a splurge, but its such a pretty color, from such a renowned brand, that I think the splurge is worth it. It’s a classic. What more do you want?
Gifts For Skincare Junkies
If you know me, or at least have been reading the blog, you know I LOVE skincare. I’m basically addicted. Tatcha is a brand that I, along with many others, love. Their Kyoto cleanse is a routine that consists of their best-selling Camellia Oil and their exfoliating Rice Enzyme Powder. It’s a great kit to introduce someone to the brand and familiarize them with a daily or bi-weekly exfoliator.
Cuadalie is a brand that is newer to me, but quickly becoming a staple in my daily routine. Their French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm is so hydrating and provides the prettiest flush of color, while their Beauty Elixir is a cult classic product for many. It’s a natural, refreshing gift that your friend will love.
Gifts For Mom
La Mer is arguably the most luxurious skincare brand that Sephora carries. It is a favorite brand of celebrities and will put quite the hole in your wallet. But, it’s such a great gift for mom. Their products are hydrating, nourishing and energizing. All things I’m sure your mom would be thrilled about (I know mine would). The sample size products consist of products that would keep her skin looking flawless all winter long.
This perfume is a favorite of my mom’s (and mine). It’s warm and spicy, with notes of Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Patchouli. The scent is very pretty and honestly wearable during any season. Plus, this limited edition packaging is so stinkin’ cute!!
Gifts For You
This is an item I will personally be getting during the sale (I’ll do a full post about the goodies I buy). I’ve heard wonderful things about this spray and am always looking for a little extra hydration and glow, especially with the dry winter months ahead.
I’m usually not one to buy a full size perfume. I typically buy rollerballs because they are cheaper, last a while, and are easy to carry in your purse or clutch. But, this specific perfume doesn’t come in a rollerball and smells too good to pass up. Like it smells SO GOOD. I can’t wait to douse myself in this fragrance and brush up against all my friends until they tell me I smell like a dream. I’m not going to pretend like I can pick out specific notes in a fragrance so I’ll just tell you that the website says it contains Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine and Rose.
Gifts For The Man In Your Life
Men’s faces go through so much wear and tear. If they aren’t shaving every day, then they are grooming whatever facial hair they have. Give your dad, brother, boyfriend or husband a super hydrating moisturizer to help him combat a dry, hairy or razor burnt face. He’ll appreciate it.
The ‘Replica’ series by Maison Margiela is a favorite of mine. Smell has a way of invoking memories and these fragrances try to emulate specific places (barber, jazz club, beach). This is an especially great gift for dad because Maison Margiela has mimicked the smell of an old fashioned barber shop. A smell that will probably bring back childhood memories for your father. It’s a wonderful sentiment and a great fragrance .
And there you have it! My gift guide from Sephora’s Beauty Insider Sale. Let me know what goodies you get:)