The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale: Suzy’s Recommendations

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell

If you’re an in-the-know beauty bargain babe, then you know that the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale (aka VIB sale) is one you don’t want to miss! I always stock up on my favorite beauty buys during this sale, and today I’m sharing my sale recommendations with you! Beauty products don’t go on sale very often, so I think the deals in this sale are ones you should consider!

The sale actually started last Friday, October 28, for the biggest ($1000+) Sephora spenders, but I’m sharing this post today, because it starts tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, for most of us more modest beauty spenders.😄

Sephora’s Rewards Program

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Beauty Insider is the Sephora Rewards program. It’s free to join, and upon joining, you immediately achieve “Insider” status, granting you access to many of Sephora’s special shopping events throughout the year. As a member, you earn one point for every $1 spent as well as coupons, free shipping, and free birthday gifts. Beyond that, if you spend $350 in a year you advance to VIB status. If you spend $1,000, you become a Rouge member, which is the highest level with the most perks.

What is the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale?

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Sephora’s Beauty Insider Sale occurs a few times throughout the year, typically in April, August, and November. This year, the Holiday Savings Event takes place from October 28-November 7. Starting last Friday, October 28, Rouge members got 20% off; starting Tuesday, November 1, VIB members get 15% off; and starting Thursday, November 3, Insiders get 10% off. These are sitewide discounts (with a few exceptions). Use the promo code SAVINGS to get your discount.

My Sephora Beauty Insider Recommendations

As I said earlier, unless you buy the majority of your beauty items from Sephora, you are probably not a Rouge member ($1000+ spend to achieve that status)! Most of us are either VIB or Insider members. (I’m VIB.) For most of us, the Beauty Insider Sale starts Tuesday, November 1. Like any other big brand sitewide sale, things can sell out quickly. I’m publishing this today so you can go in and add items to your cart in advance of your sale day! That way, you can quickly place your order as soon as your savings day arrives!

Suzy’s Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Recommendations

1. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel – This buildable, water-resistant, and long-wearing brow gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to your skin and brow hairs to create natural-looking volume. The brush is shaped like a tiny mascara wand with a few extra bristles on the end. I’ve used this product for years!
Suzy’s Pro Tip: The colors are darker than they appear, so opt for a shade below the one you think.

2. Grande Lash MD Lash Enhancing Serum – This award-winning lash booster serum is the best-selling lash serum in the world! It’s full of vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids to promote the appearance of longer, thicker lashes in four to six weeks. Expect to see maximum improvement in about three months.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: I also use this on my brows to promote growth.

3. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydrating Serum – This hydrating formula contains ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid in a lightweight water-based serum. It’s formulated with low, medium, and high molecular-weight hyaluronic acid for multi-depth hydration to multiple layers of skin. The B5 enhances hydration at the outer layers, resulting in smoother, plumper skin. This product has been the buzzy beauty product of the year! It’s an Allure Beauty Award Winner.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Layer this under your Unseen Sunscreen and daily moisturizer for maximum hydration benefits. Since I started using it, I’ve been amazed that the dry, tight feeling my face used to get every afternoon is gone! It’s helping my moisturizer work better!

4. GrandeLASH LIFT Heated Lash Curler – It may not give you the equivalent of a professional Lash Lift, but this rechargeable, heated lash curler will apply the ideal amount of gentle heat to lift them without pinching or lash loss. It has a grooved safety-slot design so there’s no danger to the eye or the skin near the eye.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: This product is from Grande Lash, the brand behind MD Lash Enhancing Serum, and was developed as a way to help customers with longer lashes (as a result of using their Lash Enhancing Serum) get a natural, longer-lasting curl. (Many complained that their new, longer lashes were too heavy to hold a curl provided by a traditional lash curler!)

5. Dior’s Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss – I’ll be honest! I’m not 100% sure about the plumping, but I must tell you that I adore the color! This particular shade (called “Raspberry”) gives the most perfect sheer wash of pink. It works on every skin tone because it’s sheer, letting your pretty natural pink shade shine through, enhancing it just the perfect amount.

6. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – This lip mask is full of antioxidants and moisturizers to maximize your lip volume and health while you sleep.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Available in 4 “flavors.” My favorite is Vanilla!

7. Supergoop Play Sunscreen – If you’ve wanted to try this sunscreen that I rave about, this mini-size is perfect! Stash it in your purse, car, or suitcase when you travel. It’s hydrating, absorbs quickly, and it’s water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: See if you can get your guy to try it too! Bob loves the non-greasy finish, and the fact that it doesn’t smell like coconuts 😂! It’s all he’ll use now!

8. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 – This is the best-selling facial sunscreen in the world, for good reason! It’s invisible and goes on with a velvety, weightless finish that is completely scentless. I use it on my face, neck, and decolletage every day!
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Supergoop markets it as a makeup primer, but I found my foundation went on more smoothly if I used my normal primer on top and then applied foundation. ***BTW, my beloved

9. TWEEZERMAN Pink Perfection Slant Tweezer – This Allure Best of Beauty award winner is a professional-grade tweezer with hand-filed tips that close evenly and firmly to remove even the tiniest hairs. It has a 25-degree slanted tip, which I think is perfect.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Tweezerman will sharpen their tweezers FREE for life with no shipping and handling and no processing fees. 🎉💃🤸‍♀️

10. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight – Like a giant highlighting crayon (!), this creamy highlighting stick is long-wearing and oil-free. It has light-reflecting pigments that illuminate the face, but won’t leave you looking shimmery or over-highlighted like JLo. (Bless her heart.😬)
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Use it on the top of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the bow of your upper lip, and the tip of your chin for a natural highlight.

11. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour – This easy-to-hold creamy contour stick helps you create visual depth, letting your best features stand out.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Use it at the hollow of the cheeks, along the jawline, and other areas. For more on how to highlight and contour your face, see THIS post.

12. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – This is my everyday primer. It has SPF 15 and is another great product you might want to try at a discount in the Beauty Insider Sale. Well-known Dallas makeup artist Bebe Tran told me that Veil Mineral Primer is the only primer she uses on her makeup clients!

13. Supergoop (Re)Setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40 – You can use sunscreen in the morning, but we all know that it needs to be refreshed throughout the day to maintain its effectiveness. This refreshing, weightless makeup setting spray has SPF 40 to help you reapply your UV protection throughout the day without messing up your makeup!
Suzy’s Pro Tip: I keep my (Re)Setting Spray with my purse and keys by the door, so I remember to spray it on before going out in the afternoon.

14. Beauty Bio GloPRO® Facial Microneedling Discovery Set – This is the award-winning micro-needling tool that you’ve heard so much about. It only takes 60 seconds a day to use! It’s a minimally-invasive treatment that maximizes your skincare product absorption by using super tiny needles to lightly puncture the outer layers of the skin. These tiny punctures trigger the skin’s injury response, boosting collagen production. (Increased collagen production improves skin texture and firmer skin with less-visible fine lines and pores.)
Suzy’s Pro Tip: While not the most comfortable thing in the world😳, this at-home microneedling device doesn’t hurt. If you’re paying good money for your skincare products, this device will ensure the ingredients are doing the most good. Don’t buy into cheap imitators—this is the original! It’s not cheap, so the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is the time to buy!

What I’m Stocking Up on in the Sephora Sale

As I said above, I recommend placing your order as soon as possible. If it is not yet your day to shop, I’d recommend adding your items to your cart, so you can check out quickly on the day your savings begin. (Don’t forget to use the promo code SAVINGS.) Here’s what I’m buying this year.

I hope you feel prepared to shop the Sephora Beauty Insider Holiday Sale after reading this post! If you have any questions about the products I recommended or if you have your own recommendations, please share them in the comments below.

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