Exactly What to Buy From Sephora's Spring Sale For Your Wedding
Spring has sprung—and with it comes one major shopping event you don't want to miss: the Sephora VIB sale. The event, which started for Rouge members on April 9, offers major discounts on all of Sephora's wedding makeup and skin care products. Similar to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this event opens up in waves, based on what level of customer you are. However, all Beauty Insiders will have access to this event and be able to enjoy the massive discounts offered.
Pick up everything you need to upgrade your at-home glam situation with this huge savings event. As we settle into this new normal, you'll want to have a stocked makeup and skin care lineup for all of your virtual pre-wedding events, downsized gatherings or minimonies. Given the discounts offered, now is the time to invest in the best beauty products out there. To help, we rounded up our favorite items in every category—from waterproof mascaras to gentle cleansers to time-saving hair tools.
When is the sephora sale?
Spoiler alert: The sale has already started for Sephora Rouge members (it began on 4/9 with 20% savings) and VIB members (who could start shopping 4/13 with 15% discounts). Sephora Insiders will gain access to the sale on Thursday, April 15, and enjoy a 10% discount on everything. So that expensive eyeshadow palette you've been lusting over for months? It'll be 10% off the original price (along with everything else you've been wanting to buy). To become a Sephora Insider, simply create an account online. The sale runs through Monday, 4/19.
In this article:
- Sephora Wedding Makeup on Sale
- Sephora Wedding Skin Care on Sale
- Sephora Wedding Hair Must-Haves
- Sephora Wedding Bath & Body Products
Sephora Wedding Makeup on Sale
Whether you're attending a virtual bachelorette party or a small, socially-distant wedding shower, make sure you're ready for the camera. See all of the best sephora wedding makeup items that will have you feeling your most confident—IRL or on Zoom.
Editor's Pick: Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Rihanna stunned the beauty community by releasing 50 shades of her velvety liquid foundation. The long-lasting formula will give you a flawless finish and will withstand all of your happy tears.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r soft matte longwear foundation, $35, Sephora.com
Huda Kattan is known for her cult-favorite foundations, so it's no surprise her newest release made our list. This stick foundation is easy to apply, offers stunning coverage, and leaves skin looking hydrated and happy.
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Skin Finish stick, $39, Sephora.com
Not into a full face moment? Pick up this best-selling CC cream, which gives you enough coverage to even out the skin tone while adding a fresh, dewy finish to your complexion.
IT Cosmetics CC+ cream with SPF 50+, $40, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
If you've kept up with our Beauty Awards, you likely recognize this product. Made by celebrity makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury, this matte lipstick comes in several stunning shades that will complement any outfit. The unique matte formula will stay on your lips all day without sinking into lines or flaking off.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick, $34, Sephora.com
Pat McGrath's lip products have a cult following because the formula is absolutely amazing. This matte lipstick glides across the lips and stays on through food, drinks and kisses. Plus, it won't leave you with a dried-out pout.
Pat McGrath Matte Trance lipstick, $38, Sephora.com
If you're searching for a high-quality clean lip product, look no further than Bite Beauty. Their unique crayon product feels velvety smooth upon application and well after the fact. Plus, the highly-pigmented, long-lasting formula is made with food-grade ingredients. This product is also great for makeup newbies, as the tip of the crayon doubles as a lip liner.
Bite Beauty Power Move creamy matte lip crayon, $24, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara
When it comes to your pre-wedding parties, you want a mascara that can do it all. Wander Beauty's Mile High Club formula pumps up the volume, adds incredible length, is water-resistant and flake-proof.
Wander Beauty Mile High Club mascara, $26, Sephora.com
If you think you might get emotional at your events (no shame), you'll want a waterproof formula. Shop this best-selling mascara by Lancome that will give you a false-lash effect and will withstand any waterworks.
Lancome Monsieur Big waterproof mascara, $25, Sephora.com
Calling all clean beauty-obsessed to-be-weds. Ilia's lengthening formula will give you doll-like lashes and will last all day (or night) long.
Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening mascara, $28, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer
When it comes to your brows, you want to set them and forget them. This waterproof pencil allows you to draw natural-looking, hair-like strokes that will last up to 12 hours (thanks to Benefit's smudge-proof formula).
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil waterproof eyebrow definer, $24, Sephora.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills has always been a leader in eyebrow products, and their new brow definer is no exception. The unique triangle-shaped tip on this item allows you to expertly fill in your brows.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, $23, Sephora.com
If a pencil is a little bit too much work for you, consider an eyebrow gel instead. Milk's KUSH formula will add fullness, shape and definition without the dreaded crunch that accompanies other gel products. The secret? CBD oil, which conditions your eyebrow hair and helps fuse the fibers to your brows.
Milk Makeup KUSH Fiber eyebrow gel, $20, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Kosas The Sun Show Baked Bronzer
Want a bronzer that makes you look like you've just stepped off the plane from a tropical vacation? The Sun Show by Kosas is a unique hydrating formula that adds a sun-kissed sheen to your complexion without clinging to dry patches or looking muddy. Sweep it across your cheeks, nose and forehead for a lit-from-within glow.
Kosas The Sun Show baked bronzer, $34, Sephora.com
This cult-favorite bronzer is an absolute must when it comes to sephora's wedding makeup products. The oversized pan will last you through your pre-wedding parties and beyond. Plus, the white packaging is quite apropos, no? One color, Tan Tastic, has already sold out, but two other stunning shades are still in stock.
Mac Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan, $49,Sephora,com
If you'd prefer your bonzer to function as a contour, we recommend this cream stick made from Fenty. The undertone is cool enough to look like a shadow without looking too muddy. Swipe it right underneath your cheekbones (make a fish face and look for the divet in your cheeks) and blend out with a brush or sponge for a sculpted look.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick, $25, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze
Dewy, flushed skin is having a moment, so lean into the trend by picking up a cream blush. This best-selling stick formula comes in gorgeous nude, pink and coral shades. Simply swipe onto the skin and blend out (either with the attached brush or with your fingers), and you're good to go. Add it to your eyes and lips for an easy, chic monochromatic look.
Nudestix Nudies matte blush & bronze, $32, Sephora.com
You don't have to use a cream product to get a gorgeous flushed look. Case in point: this shimmery, silky-smooth formula. It's no surprise this cult-favorite blush made the list—it won our Beauty Awards for its long-lasting, glowy formula.
NARS blush, $30, Sephora.com
There's a new cream blush on the beauty scene, and we're obsessed. Tower28's tinted lip and cheek balm gives you a sheer wash of color that's perfect for a laid-back, minimalist look. Simply tap it onto your skin with your fingers and gently blend for a flushed look that will instantly up your Zoom game.
Tower28 BeachPlease tinted lip + cheek balm, $20,Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Silta Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Nobody wants smudged eyeliner at their pre-wedding parties. That's why we recommend picking up Stila's "Stay All Day" liner. The formula lives up to the name, withstanding happy tears (and tissues wiping away said tears). Plus, it comes in several fun colors, so you can show off your unique personality.
Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner, $22, Sephora.com
This liner won our Beauty Awards for a reason. The long-lasting, waterproof formula is seriously pigmented and glides on super easily (read: even the least-experienced can pull off a wing).
Too Faced Better Than Sex easy glide waterproof liquid eyeliner, $22, Sephora.com
This eyeliner was created to help anyone achieve a smooth, precise line. The matte formula will glide on easily, and it won't flake, bleed or fade throughout your events. Pair it with your favorite eyeshadow and mascara for a stunning, expert-level look.
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Linger waterproof liquid eyeliner, $22, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Pat McGrath Mothership VII Eyeshadow Palette in Divine Rose
Now is the time to splurge on a fancy eyeshadow palette! We suggest Pat McGrath's best-selling palette from the Divie Rose collection because it has an assortment of pretty neutrals that will work for any big event and your everyday look.
Pat McGrath Mothership VII eyeshadow palette in Divine Rose, $125, Sephora.com
The OG Naked palette is back and better than ever. Get the remixed, cult-favorite eyeshadow collection on sale this week. The selection of neutrals will give you endless combinations.
Urban Decay Naked reloaded palette, $44, Sephora.com
Not into complicated eye makeup? Pick up the 10-second eyeshadow by Kosas. It's a highly-pigmented, water-based formula that you can easily apply with your fingers.
Kosas 10-second liquid eyeshadow, $28, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Sephora Ready to Roll Brush Set
Given social distancing measures, it's a good time to invest in a set of brushes. They'll help you expertly apply your makeup so it looks like it was done by a pro.
Sephora Ready to Roll brush set, $72, Sephora.com
Spending extra time on your eye makeup can help you feel glam even with a mask on. This five-piece set will help you achieve a perfectly-blended smokey eye.
Too Faced Mr. Right 5-piece eye shadow brush set, $45, Sephora.com
If you love a natural, flawless look, the BeautyBlender sponge is for you. Dubbed a "holy grail" product for several beauty editors and influencers, it'll blend anything—from foundation to blush to eyeshadow—seamlessly. This set is the best bang for your buck (plus you get an extra discount on it)!
BeautyBlender Rocket to Flawless Blend & Cleanse sponge set, $49, Sephora.com
Sephora Wedding Skin Care on Sale
Given the stress of the pandemic, self care is more important than ever. Prep your skin for any upcoming events (IRL or virtual) by investing in high-quality skin care products. Remember: don't overload your complexion with too many items. Instead, build a routine filled with the absolute (listed below).
Editor's Pick: Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
This top-rated clean cleanser is loved by influencers everywhere. It'll melt away your makeup and leave your skin feeling squeaky clean (but not overly dry), so you don't have to worry about pesky maskne before your events.
Fresh Soy makeup removing face wash, $38, Sephora.com
We're a fan of this cult-favorite cleanser because it's formulated specifically for sensitive skin. It's fragrance-free, non-stripping and pH-balanced—plus it has antioxidants to help gently clear skin and protect it from environmental aggressors.
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin face cleanser, $21, Sephora.com
This item is like cold-pressed green juice for your face. It will remove your makeup, prevent build-up in your pores and balance your skin's pH. Plus, the burst of antioxidants will instantly brighten up your complexion.
Youth to the People Superfood antioxidant cleanser, $36, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Winter is coming, which means your skin is going to need some serious hydration. This K-beauty gel-cream is a go-to for beauty editors and influencers alike because of its lightweight, noncomedogenic formula that delivers moisture instantly.
Belif The True Cream aqua bomb, $38, Sephora.com
If you have sensitive skin, this moisturizer is for you. The Ultra Repair cream is formulated with colloidal oatmeal, an FDA-designated skin protectant that relieves itching and irritation caused by eczema and other skin conditions.
First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream intense hydration, $34, Sephora.com
Dermatologists caution to-be-weds that facial oil can lead to more breakouts (especially if you're acne-prone or have oily skin). But if you want to give facial oil a try, 100% squalane oil likely won't clog your pores and will hydrate your skin.
Biossance sugarcane squalane oil, $32, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Olehenriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serum is essential to your pre-wedding skin care routine. This one is made with 15% vitamin C, gentle chemical exfoliants and hyaluronic acid to reveal glowing skin. Vitamin C not only protects your complexion from harmful UV rays, it also mitigates environmental damage, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, prevents acne and fades dark spots.
Olehenriksen Banana Bright vitamin C serum, $65, Sephora.com
Another dermatologist-recommended product in your line up? Retinol. It's a proven anti-aging ingredient that will help fade fine lines and wrinkles. Plus it'll help prevent acne and improve your skin's texture. Start by using it once a week and slowly build up to every day or every other day.
Shani Darden skin care retinol reform, $88, Sephora.com
These top-rated acne dots have technology that actually extracts the impurities from your skin and delivers healing ingredients to the breakout so you wake up with clear, soothed skin.
Peace Out Acne acne healing dots, $19, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
Formulated with hydrating plant-based ingredients, this lightweight eye cream delivers a long-lasting burst of moisture that helps to brighten the complexion and smooth fine lines.
Belif moisturizing eye bomb, $48, Sephora.com
This nourishing eye cream is made with pre and probiotics to help support the skin's natural microbiome. It also helps protect against environmental stressors and blue light.
Peter Thomas Roth Vital-E Microbiome Age Defense Eye Cream, $55, Sephora.com
These eye masks are made to help deliver the skin-loving ingredients into the skin with maximum impact. They'll help brighten and hydrate the undereye and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim eye masks, $25, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Innisfree Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask
This mask is formulated with absorbent Jeju Super Volcanic Clusters from Jeju Island, Korea. This unique ingredient helps clear pores while exfoliating the complexion to clearer, brighter skin.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Clusters pore clearing clay mask, $15, Sephora.com
Now is the perfect time to try out the Instagram-famous Jet Lag mask from Summer Fridays. It's a hydrating formula that'll help restore moisture to your stressed out skin.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask, $48, Sephora.com
Turn your home into a spa with this warming honey mask infused with vitamins and antioxidants to hydrate and smooth the skin. It rinses off easily, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Hydration mask, $56, Sephora.com
Sephora Wedding Hair Must-Haves
Due to COVID, you might be left to your own devices when it comes to your hair for the time being. To help, we rounded up all of the best hair products and tools so you can achieve Insta-worthy hair from home.
Editor's Pick: Dyson Airwrap Styler
Experts agree: Hot tools can do a lot of damage to your hair. Invest in the Dyson Airwrap styler (which quickly styles your tresses with air instead of heat) to keep your hair healthy and happy.
Dyson Airwrap Styler, $549, Sephora.com
Get stunning loose waves with this curling iron (peep its near-perfect rating). It delivers personalized heat settings with a smart-touch interface and nine different heat settings so you can minimize any damage.
T3 Curl ID 1.25 smart curling iron with interactive touch interface, $235, Sephora.com
Prefer straight styles? Pick up this award-winning tool that is engineered to minimize damage while delivering sleek, frizz-free looks. It has one heat setting, so it takes all the guesswork out of doing your hair.
Ghd classic 1 inch styler, $149, Sephora.com
We know, we know—$400 for a hairdryer? But hear us out: this tool will dry your hair in half the time of any other device and do it quietly. Plus, you can get a discount on it thanks to the holiday sale.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, $399, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Bread Beauty Hair Oil Everyday Gloss
This hair oil is one of the buzziest beauty products of the year. It's a silicone-free oil enriched with kakadu plums for soft, glossy hair.
Bread Beauty Hair Iil Everyday Gloss, $24, Sephora.com
When it comes to styliging your own tresses, hair spray is an absolute must. Invest in this top-rated product that will hold your styles without any crunchiness.
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray medium hold, $24, Sephora.com
This creamy, rich styler is packed with honey, silk amino acids and shea butter. It'll detangle your curls and leave your strands shiny and silky smooth.
Adwoa Beauty Baomint moisturizing curl defining cream, $32, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Briogeo Detox Restore Kit
Want to give your hair the full treatment? Shop this duo, which includes a soothing scalp scrub and a nourishing deep conditioning mask.
Briogeo Detox Restore Kit, $49, Sephora.com
Specifically made for dry, textured hair, this deep conditioning treatment penetrates into the hair shaft to moisturize and condition strands.
Adwoa Beauty Baomint deep conditioning treatment, $36, Sephora.com
Looking for a lightweight leave-in treatment? Pick up this spray, which detangles, repairs damages, treats dryness and protects against heat.
Mizani 25 Miracle leave-in conditioner, $22, Sephora.com
Sephora Wedding Bath & Body Products
Skin care doesn't just stop at your neck. Take care of the rest of your body with these picks, including self tanner, bath and shower products and supplements.
Editor's Pick: Tarte Brazilliance PLUS+ Self Tanner + Mitt
New to self tanner? Get this set, which includes Tarte's top-rated formula and a mitt for application.
Tarte Brazilliance PLUS+ self tanner + mitt, $39, Sephora.com
You can't go wrong with Isle of Paradise self-tanning drops. They're the best-selling self tanner product at Sephora and they're highly rated.
Isle of Paradise self tanning drops, $29, Sephora.com
If you don't enjoy using self tanners that are mousses or lotions, consider trying this innovative product by TanLuxe. Simply spray the water onto your body, blend and wait for the color to develop.
TanLuxe The Water Hydrating Self Tan, $47, Sephora.com
Bath & Shower
Editor's Pick: L'Occitane Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil
Make your daily shower a moment of self care with this cleanser. It's infused with almond oil, which leaves skin feeling silky-smooth.
L'Occitane Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil, $25, Sephora.com
The key to smooth, soft skin? A gentle body scrub. This one is made with nourishing ingredients to ensure your skin doesn't feel dried out (plus it smells amazing).
Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub, $42, Sephora.com
This luxurious body lotion is a top-rated bestseller, so you know it's good. It's infused with shea butter and natural oils to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
Philosophy Pure Grace Perfumed Body Lotion, $60, Sephora.com
Editor's Pick: Golde Cacao Turmeric Latte Blend
Golde is an Instagram-famous brand that creates delicious latte blends. This cacao turmeric flavor is formulated to help skin glow and help you de-stress (much needed in 2020).
Golde Cacao Turmeric Latte Blend, $29, Sephora.com
The Beauty Chef SLEEP inner beauty powder, $60, Sephora.com
Here's a secret: The stress from this year may be causing your hair to thin (or even fall out). Help combat it with Moon Juice's hair supplement. It uses plant-based adaptogens to promote healthier, thicker hair.
Moon Juice SuperHair Daily Hair Nutrition, $60, Sephora.com