It’s spring, which means birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and Sephora is having their huge online Spring Savings Event. If you were looking for an excuse to replace your dried out mascara, stock up on facial masks, or treat yourself to some new skincare essentials, now’s the time. The sale starts on April 17 for Rouge members (who get 20 percent off everything), on April 21 for VIB members (15 percent off), and April 23 for Insider members (10 percent off).
Because everything — yes, everything — is on sale, here are some of our favorite beauty products to save you some time and get you started. Start loading up your shopping cart now, and use code SPRINGSAVE at checkout to snag some great beauty deals.
Sometimes you just don’t have the energy, time, or desire to wash your hair every. single. day. That’s when dry shampoo comes to the rescue. The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo doesn’t just cover up dirty hair, it actually helps clean it. The powders soak up oil and sweat without leaving any residue behind, and there are odor neutralizers and a nice fragrance to give your hair a nice, clean scent. And it’s a huge timesaver — just spray your roots, brush your hair (fingers are okay), and be on your way with the rest of your good hair day.
One reviewer said, “Unfortunately, I have very greasy hair and had to wash everyday until I came across this product. Now I can skip a day or even two! This is the only dry shampoo that I find to be long-wearing without making my hair feel all gross with too much product. It also looks very natural, feels very lightweight, and smells amazing.”
Busy hands are usually dry hands. If yours are parched from weather or excessive washing, treat them to this L’Occitane Hand Cream, which is made of 20 percent shea butter to nourish and hydrate, and coconut oil, honey, and marshmallow root extracts to keep your hands soft and smooth. It’s also quick-absorbing, mildly fragrant, and doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel, because no one has time to clean up oily fingerprints afterward. The hand cream also comes in almond, cherry blossom, and lavender scents (the mini version also comes in rose). Use it in the morning, before bed, or whenever your hands need a pick-me-up.
One reviewer said, “This stuff is incredible! I use it every night before I go to bed and my hands are definitely softer and smoother after only like 3 weeks! You only need a little bit and it soaks in really fast! It’s definitely become a favorite part of my nightly routine.”
Make your daily moisturizer work harder for you. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream is infused with five percent liquid-soluble vitamin C to help hydrate and brighten your skin as well as protect against premature aging and environmental damage. It’s sulfate-, paraben-, fragrance-, and cruelty-free.
One happy reviewer said, “I absolutely love this product. I initially received this as a sample in a beauty box and instantly noticed my skin being much clearer. I am over thirty and have sun damaged skin concerns such as dryness and uneven skin tone, fine lines, but also the dreadful adult hormonal acne. I have not found this to be too greasy, though initially putting on it can feel slightly oily but quickly dissipates. It has not caused me to break out, in fact it’s improved and calmed my blemishes, I have less of them. It has a very faint citrus smell which is pleasant and then goes away after application. I use this every morning before my sunscreen. This is my second purchase of this item, it is a little pricey but definitely worth it.”
We could all use a little more TLC, and the Drunk Elephant Babyfacial provides plenty of it — it’s almost like having your own home facial. This lightweight mask has an AHA blend to exfoliate dead skin, chickpea flour to balance and brighten, and pumpkin ferment extract for protection from free radicals. It’s suitable for all skin types and can help with uneven complexions or dark spots, dullness, and fine lines. It’s also a clean beauty brand, so you don’t have to stress about putting any of its ingredients on your face.
One reviewer raved that they “Saw immediate results the very next day after just one use. I woke up to smoother texture, smaller pores, diminished hyperpigmentation and an all around great glow. Couldn’t love this stuff more if I tried!” And another reviewer said, “AMAZING!!!! I absolutely adore this mask. you feel like you got a chemical peel of some sort. brand new face after.”
Like the Sisterhood’s traveling pants, this Fenty Beauty shimmery lip gloss, from Rihanna’s super popular beauty brand, looks good on everyone. There are six different shades, ranging from clear to shimmering rich brown, all with a super shine to make your lips pop. It’s not sticky and also has shea butter to keep your pucker hydrated. Use it alone or with lipstick to give yourself the perfect “I totally have my sh*t together and have definitely showered in the last three days” look.
One reviewer said, “This product was super great, super glossy and juicy. It has a very subtle but good scent, and no taste. I use this on its own or with lipstick, and both look amazing. This lasts an okay amount of time, nothing to long but a good amount of time. This is my go to lip gloss and I would buy it a thousand times over.”
Despite the name, this cream isn’t just for your bum bum. This Brazilian all-body moisturizer is fast-absorbing and contains the caffeine-rich guaraná, a native Amazonian plant, nourishing cupuaçu butter, açaí, and coconut oil. Not only will this smoothing and tightening cream leave your skin feeling baby soft, but it also smells insanely good thanks to its pistachio and salted caramel fragrance.
One reviewer said, “Love this whole line. The smell is amazing and everyday makes you think of vacation. I find a little does go a long way w this cream. The coverage is great!! Keeps skin really smooth and smelling amazing all day!” And if you need another reason to believe in its delicious scent, another reviewer said, “This is by far my favourite hand cream that has ever graced my skin. The texture is smooth and doesn’t leave a sticky aftermath, the scent is incredible and I get constant compliments on how good I smell. If you’re looking for something new to obsess over, look no further!!”
The FOREA LUNA mini 2 is a handy little tool that will clean — like really clean — your face in one minute. The facial device is made of soft, hypoallergenic silicone and uses sonic technology to both deep clean and massage your face. There are eight adjustable massage intensities and it’s suitable for all skin types. The precision tip can be used for your t-zone, and there are both thicker and finer brushes depending on if you have oily or sensitive skin. It’s also waterproof and compact enough to travel with you, and it lasts up to five months on one charge.
One reviewer said, “I love this!! I have struggled with dryness, and occasional acne, and this has truly revolutionized my skincare routine! You can feel a difference when you wash your face with this, and I can’t go without it at night! The fact that it is waterproof really adds value, and the battery is great!! I would highly recommend this product!”
If you only have a few minutes for makeup before running out of the house, mascara will give you bang for your buck — a quick swipe can give your eyes that extra oomph and brighten up your whole face. The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is a intense black, long-lasting, smudge-proof mascara. It has an hourglass-shaped brush to help maximize coverage and add both volume and length to your lashes all day long. It’s also somewhat of a cult fave on Sephora, with over 7,000 five-star reviews and over 400K loves.
One reviewer raved, “Hands down best mascara I’ve ever used. I always end up going back to this after deciding to give something else a try. Amazing product!” Another fellow fan said, “LOVE! It’s the ONLY mascara I will use. Makes my lashes pop. Gives length and thickness. People are always asking me if my lashes are real and what mascara I use.”
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