Well hello holiday gift guides!!! We are kicking things off in a BIG way for 2020 with the biggest beauty sale of them all!! It only happens a few times a year and Sephora doesn’t mess around when they let their beauty insider members save major moola on all things beauty, hair, skin and more. Ready to see all the specific parameters and when you can shop??? I’ve got you covered:
So, it’s basically your BEST time to grab those gorgeous holiday gift sets, refill your backstock of your best and most beloved beauty buys and maybe indulge in a few splurges since you’ve been OH SO GOOD this year [all things considering, right???] I’ve link out 20 of my favorites in makeup + beauty AND gift ideas so let’s get to saving:
First up, essentials I use on the daily… products I swear by and it’s the perfect time to save! It’s hard to narrow it down to my top 20 favorites [let’s not discuss how many beauty items I currently use] but I hope this helps streamline the things I cannot live without:
1 | Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream… my favorite non-prescription retinol for overnight use. I apply after I cleanse my face 2 times a week and my skin has never looked better.
3 | Dyson Airwrap Styler… go big or go home!! I grabbed this during the last Sephora sale and never looked back. I can’t imagine NOT using this on my mane–yes, it’s pricey, but absolutely worth it because of the fast drying capability and low heat settings to ensure your hair is looking happy and healthy.
4 | Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream… a for sure sell out, just trust me on this one. It works wonders and smells even better!!! A great thick moisturizer for your entire body that helps to firm and tighten, too.
5 | PMD Smart Facial Cleansing Device… I’ve been using this favorite for more than a year 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.
6 | 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.
7 | T3 SinglePass Curling Iron… you’ve seen me rave about this curling iron for years and I am still as faithful as ever! The extra long barrel makes it perfect for hair of all lengths and the curls last for days.
8 | Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Eyeliner | An all new formula for my go-to eyeliner, but still glides on easily, lasts all day and is waterproof as well.
9 | Benefit Cosmetics Great Brow 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.
10 | IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara… still my trusted favorite for long lashes that are thick but not bulky! Easy to apply and stays put while added lift and volume.
11 | Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush [color Love is the Drug]… a newer find for me, I love the dual colorway of this powder blush duo. It’s a great pop of posey pink that works well for my skin tone and doesn’t fade throughout the day.
12 | Tan Luxe Butter Illuminating Tanning Cream… looking for easy to apply faux glow that also doubles as your daily moisturizer?? The thing I love about this cream is that it doesn’t have that fake tan smell and goes on easily, while gradually developing color.
13 | Rouge Dior Lipstick [Color 787/Exuberant Matte]… my foolproof PINK lipstick everyone is always asking about! I’ve worn this shade for years and will never find a formula that beats it!
14 | Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Quartet… this 4-piece set of essential eyeshadow crayons was one of my best-selling items featured in the last Sephora sale. A GREAT price point with versatile colors for fall and winter that work on everyone.
15 | Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks [the jumbo set for just $45]… THE best eye masks for removing dark under eye circles and recharging your face for a full day, this time in a JUMBO set that’ll last longer.
16 | iT Cosmetics CC Cream [I use shade Medium]… another oldie but still a goodie–the end all of CC cream options that stays the day and helps hide blemishes, uneven skin tone, etc.
17 | Olaplex No. 3 Hair Protector… say yes to this magic moisturizer for your strands! if you color treat your hair or use lots of heat on it to style, this will recover and repair in just a few uses! A staple in my shower I use once each week.
18 | BeautyBio Complete GLO Set… the MEGA beauty set has finally arrived!! all sparkly and special in its own right, this set includes EVERY single attachment you need for at home microneedling…. you’ve been good all year, so you deserve it.
19 | 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!
20 | Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation… yep, the holy grail of all foundations… I use shade 7N 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!
Personal Favs I Love and Think You Will Too
Donna Karan Deodorant | Wander Catch the Light Highlighter | Jo Malone Poppy + Barley Cologne | Laura Mercier Tulip Lip Gloss |
Dior Lipstick in 999/Red | Pureology Dry Shampoo | Wander Under Eye Masks
Now let’s move onto the GIFT GIVING component of this roundup. Suffice to say gift giving is my love language and I always get so excited to spoil those I love most during the holidays… I know the holidays may look different than any other year before, but that won’t stop me from wrapping up some goodies for all my favorites, no matter what:
$20 and under + stocking stuffers
1 L’Occitane Almond Ornament 2 Voluspa Mini Candle Set 3 BeautyBlender Besties Set 4 Too Faced Lashes + Lip Set 5 Bumble and Bumble Post Sweat Set 6 Laneige Lip Dream Set 7 Mario Badescu Mini Mist Set 8 Benefit Thrills Set 9 SLIP Scrunchies Trio 10 Fresh Soft Lip Duo
for the ladies + teens + yourself
11 Tartelette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette Bundle [$270 value for $49] 12 Too Faced Liquid Lip Set 13 Pureology Mini Starter Kit 14 Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Advent Set 15 Flowerbomb Travel Duo Set 16 Sol de Janeiro Wild Kit 17 Fenty Mini Eye Kit 18 Peter Thomas Roth Made to Mask Set 19 Huda Beauty Wishful Brightening Set 20 Isle of Paradise Own Your Glow Kit