Now this might be MY favorite kind of gift guide… all things in the world of BEAUTY brought to you by the mega-makeup-marketplace that is Sephora. Every single year, they bring out the best of the best in everything beauty during their Sephora Holiday Bonus Event which kicks off today!
To keep it short, Rouge members save 20% off and has early access through 11/8 and then VIB joins in the fun on 11/9 to shop 15% off and finally Insider status level members grab 10% off from 11/11 to when the sale ends on 11/15… and for easy reference, you can check member levels and benefits here.
I’ll be sharing two gift guides this time around… the first, for the tried and true staples I use day in and day out [for hair, skin and makeup] and then after, I’ve got 20 gifts worth giving to those beauty-loving friends and family members you can shop NOW on sale!
1|pmd facial cleansing device | I’ve been using this favorite for 2 years now and I’m still obsessed. The BEST way to get all the dirt, grease and oil off your face every night and easy to clean since it’s all washable
2|charlotte tilbury airbrush flawless foundation | yep, the holy grail of all foundations… I use shade 6N which is a great neutral for medium-skin tones or ones that faux glow like me. just be cautious of coloring because it darkens a shade after application
3|dyson air wrap styler | go big or go home!! I grabbed this two sales ago and never looked back… yes, it’s a splurge but I can’t imagine NOT using this on my mane–super fast drying capability and low heat settings to ensure your hair is looking happy and healthy
4|cinema secrets makeup brush cleaner | if you know, you know! hands down the best AND easiest makeup brush cleaner I’ve ever used! It’s addictive and always a must during my self-care Sunday routine
5|hourglass mineral veil primer | hands down, THE best primer i’ve ever used and I doubt I’ll ever try anything else. when i shop this sale, i grab the jumbo size = more bang for your buck
6|benefit great brows basics set | [one set for everything brows… I use shade 2] I love that everything you need for knockout brows is found in this one kit. They make it foolproof with this trio I won’t leave home without
7|donna karan cashmere mist deodorant | the gamechange in deodorant… finally back in stock now!!! it lasts ALL day and the smell is divine
8|laura mercier tulip lip gloss | if you’re a pink pout lover like me, this is the colorway for you… the essential bright pink lip gloss with a tough of rose that’s perfect for year round wear
9|drunk elephant retinol cream | my go-to non-prescription retinol for overnight use. I apply after I cleanse my face 2 times a week and it’s perfect for erasing those fine lines and wrinkles and making everything tighter
10|pureology dry shampoo | if you’ve been around for awhile, you know i was a living proof dry shampoo girl, but that was until my stylist introduced me to this variety… easy to apply with a fine mist and the scent is subtle yet perfevt! great for removing day 2 or 3 oil so your mane can look its best
11|jo malone london poppy and barley cologne | my fav brand for scents, no doubt about it. a bit pricey, so i love when i can stock up on sale. this scent as well as the peony + blush suede are my two go-to options- not too floral or feminine, but not musky either…i ALWAYS get compliments on this
12|sol de janeiro brazilian bum bum cream | yes, it’s worth its weight in gold. not only will you smell like you just left the beach, but this moisturizer helps to keep your skin hydrated and FIRM
13|wander beauty under eye masks | you know i do these masks a few times each week and they never fail me. they depuff, take away the dark under eye circles and have you looking refreshed in just 15 minutes
14|laura mercier translucent light catching powder | just like the original, but better… their newest setting powder that catches the light with a bit of built in highlighting for good measure. be sure to get a new velour puff to apply
15|tan luxe the butter lotion | not one that wants a full on faux glow but a bit of gradual color?? this everyday lotion gives you a subtle glow that won’t leave you streaky
16|caudalie vinoperfect glycolic essence | i LOVE this essence for clarifying your skin after washing in the morning and at night… removes the excess dirt and oil and gives you a fresh face for your other skincare
17|glopro skin that glitters microneedling set | yep… at home microneedling is the #1 skin procedure that has transformed my face over the past few years. this set has everything you need to get it done properly and ensure all your serums, lotions and gels work their magic
18|it cosmetics superhero mascara | my #1 mascara… it’s just that simple. stays put all day with no running, great for amplifying length and fullness too
19|anastasia darkside waterproof liner | waterproof eyeliner = yep, it’s a must. i am not a liquid eyeliner kind of gal, but this one stays all day AND night and works like a charm. i love the easy gel pen application, too
20|t3 curl id 1.25″ curling iron | the updated and all new smart curling iron… i started with the straightener and then grabbed the curling iron a few months later. easy and effortless curls with personalized heat settings for your mane
gifts worth giving
Gift Ideas from the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale:
1|sol de janeiro galaxy gorgeous set | four favorites in one set, here you get the famous bum bum cream, a scrub, mist, and shower gel so you can achieve glowing, gorgeous skin in no time! it’s totally worth the hype!
2|sephora total coverage makeup sponge set | works just like the beloved beauty blender for a fraction of the price, this set will last you months of makeup application!
3|drunk elephant littles night out set | if you’ve been looking see what all the rage about Drunk Elephant is, look no further! this little set is perfect to try out some of their top selling products and trust me, you’re sure to love them!
4|gucci bloom rollerball perfume set |yummiest scent in roller form, this is the best way to travel with two of Gucci’s best fragrances! Easy to throw in a purse for on the go too
5|benefit lashes all the way set |we all love lengthy lashes and this set will help you achieve just that at home and on the go with the full and mini sizes you can take anywhere
6|charlotte tilbury mini iconic lip wardrobe | who doesn’t love all things lippies?! this set is perfect for a lipstick lover to newbie and everyone in between featuring 4 versatile shades!
7|tarte best of blush set |bestselling blush beauties all together in one gift set – sign me up! complete with five colors perfect for any skin tone and their signature long wearing formula
8|laura mercier prime and set duo |pure magic in mini size, this set will become the new favorite of whoever you gift it to! truly the best powder on the market plus a primer so you’re makeup will last all night long
9|jo malone candle and travel set | get ready to swoon for all the sage and sea salt scents captures in this perfume plus a nectarine and honey candle to showcase in the home, a perfect pairing
10|slip pillowcase + eye mask gift | beauty sleep is one of the best gifts you can give, and with this set you’ll achieve just that. made to protect skin and hair while providing a soothing nights sleep and great for travel too
11|nubody skin toning device |bring the spa to their home by gifting this device that visibly firms and tones the skin to help with uneven texture and elasticity – sign me up!
12|ready set smooth dryer brush gift |the beloved dry bar blow dry brush plus all the essential products to achieve that salon quality blow out at home. any beauty lover is sure to love this set!
13|charlotte tilbury instant look palette | a complete face in one palette, all made up of the signature charlotte tilbury quality and colors. this would make the perfect gift for someone on the go or who loves a speedy makeup routine also ideal for travel
14|tatcha favs set |all the must haves wrapped up in one, this features the award-winning moisturizer, liquid primer, + the lip mask to get your face prepped and ready for a flawless makeup application
15|voluspa mini candle set | the perfect size for a stocking stuffer or hosting gift, this candle set is stacked with voluspa’s clean and elegant fragrances and are complete in the most beautifully designed tins that add the perfect touch to a nightstand or coffee table
16|viktor and rolf flowerbomb gift set | a signature scent wrapped up in the ultimate set. A travel spray plus two bottle sizes round out this trio
17|hourglass confession refillable red lipstick | every girl needs a signature red lip, and this one by Hourglass delivers a longwearing but comfortable formula in the most universal red hue anyone can rock
18|bumble and bumble hair hydration set |luscious locks are what we’re all striving for especially in the dry winters, so this hydration set from b&b is a game changer. The set works together to provide less frizz, more shine, and total hydration
19|sunday riley morning serum duo|two of the most raved about skincare products valued at $150 can be snagged for just $99 thanks to this set. the gift of skincare lasts a lifetime when you help someone find a product they love!
20|NEST mini diffuser gift |the signature smells of the holidays always bring smiles, so gifting this mini diffuser set from Nest is a no brainer. Birchwood Pine, Holiday, and Spiced Orange and Clove round out this stellar set