Sephora Sale Picks: Spring 2020

Sephora Sale Picks: Spring 2020

by Andrea Pacini April 26, 2020

As a former beauty editor & blogger, I've been into products for as long as I can remember - hair, nails, skin, makeup, fragrance, I love it all. I believe that - like cooking, baking, crafting or any other form of creation, cosmetics are another extension of personal expression. Shading, contouring and blending truly are studies in art for me.

We do a lot of deep soul work around here, but skincare and make-up have been a lifelong passion for me and there's room for both! That said, I'm keeping things light this week with a fun post on my Sephora sale picks. I'm definitely not as product-crazed as I once was. As my life path has shifted and evolved, I now prefer higher-quality products that I know will work over the latest and greatest palette or highlighter.

These are a few of my must-haves - with emphasis on skincare. I use Sephora's twice-yearly 20% discount (20% off for Rouge, 15% for VIB, 10% for insiders) to stock up on my tried and trues.

clockwise from top:

If you're not feeling big box beauty stores, that's cool.

My top drugstore picks:

  • Aztec Healing Clay Mask: YEP! This does the trick and then some. My husband even notices a difference in my skin after using this - it does wonders to clarify and draw out impurities. The only drawback is you have to mix it yourself and it can be a bit messy and cumbersome - but it's pretty amazing when you get past that.
  • I love a good peel-off mask, they're so satisfying. This Unicorn Vitamin C mask is my favorite and definitely brightens.
  • I use a jade roller and gua sha tool religiously every morning - they do wonders do reduce puffiness, add lift and tone - this set is a great value!
  • This squalane oil is just as effective as comparable products that are double the cost.
  • I use Revlon's Colorstay lip liner (in raisin) regularly.
  • I like e.l.f. brushes for the price.
  • I love plain old aloe vera gel for moisture, but with the sanitizer shortage, it's currently a bit hard to find at a fair price.

What are your favorite Sephora and drugstore products?




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