Must-Buys at Sephora’s Insider Sale

by | Nov 5, 2019 | Hair Care, Makeup, Skincare

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Christmas has come early for the Sephora faithful as the personal care giant is now into its Insider-slash-holiday sale. As with every Beauty Insider event, discounts are determined according to tier as follows:

Insiders, or those in the free level of the loyalty program just from having joined, get 10% off from November 7 to 11. VIBs, or those who made $350 worth of purchases in a year, get 15% off for the same period. Rouge members are already enjoying the Holiday Sale which kicked off for them November 1st. They also get the biggest discount at 20%, also until November 11.

All insiders from all tiers may avail their respective discounts as many times as they wish throughout the promo period. These are valid at all Sephora branches in Canada and the U.S., Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and at and Simply flash your Holiday Bonus in-store, or use the promo code HOLIDAYSAVE for online transactions.

Here are some of the items we think are well worth snagging during Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event Holiday Bonus.

1. Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

“Hi all! Every day, I add protein powder to my smoothie for muscle support. I wanted a different kind of moisturizer that would do the same for my collagen – help support, maintain, and possibly prevent the breakdown of existing. Protini was born. Jam-packed with crazy levels of amino acids, signal peptides, and safe, synthetic growth factors (the good kind), this dreamy cream melts right into your skin to make it hydrated, bouncy, and balanced. I’m hoping you’ll fall #drunkinlove!”— Tiffany Masterson, Founder of Drunk Elephant

With a proprietary formula featuring nine peptides, Drunk Elephant’s Protini combines an unprecedented lineup and concentration of actives that target dullness, dryness, loss of firmness and elasticity, and uneven texture. This protein-rich moisturizer replenishes and revives to produce stronger and younger-looking skin almost from initial application. Loaded with nutrients and developed at a pH level of four, it helps reduce lines, wrinkles and signs of sun damage, leaving only rejuvenated and refreshed skin.

Buyer’s Review: “I absolutely SWEAR by this cream as a moisturizer. I use it pretty much every day after the B-firma and C-hydra serums in the morning. Together they all make my skin so incredibly soft. My friends have told me that my pores look smaller and my skin looks more even. I personally don’t know much about that (save the pores, I stopped doing pore cleaning masks as often as I used to), but my skin has never felt softer. Definitely helps give you that soft baby skin touch that everyone is looking for if you stick to it. I ordered this in the summer and I’m not even a quarter through it yet.” – VIB brownkid

2. Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask

Infused with purifying tea tree oil long valued for its healing properties, this skin-calming clay mask helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and imperfections. It’s laced with squalene that weightlessly locks in essential moisture to keep skin soft and supple. It also features French green clay that draws out impurities from pores, and antioxidant-rich matcha green tea that soothes the complexion.

Buyer’s Review: “This is truly the most effective mask I have ever used! It is not as drying as all the other detox masks in the market and I truly see a difference in my skin in the 24 hours I use it which none of the other masks can do! I use it twice a week and my skin has never been clearer. I have recommended it to all my friends and one of them even uses it as a spot treatment! If you have acne prone skin, you need this!” – ROUGE cupcakesbrownie

3. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Our second Biossance product on the list, this lightweight yet luxurious face oil helps address dullness, dryness, uneven texture, and loss of firmness and elasticity. Aside from its resident ingredient squalene, the other star of this formula is tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a stable form of oil-soluble vitamin C. While the sugarcane-derived squalene provides weightless hydration, the oil-soluble vitamin C brightens and evens complexion. Add to that already magical combination nurturing and firming chios crystal oil as well as radiance-enhancing rose oil and you get a potent elixir for brighter and younger-looking skin.

Buyer’s Review: “I received a sample of this when I purchased some items online and this stuff is the HOLY GRAIL of oils. I ended up buying a bottle of this and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. I have super dry/sensitive/dull skin and this makes my skin feel like a baby’s bottom and it also makes my skin have a glowy youthful look. I’ve also noticed that it has helped with the fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes. I love the texture of this oil…it soaks right into my skin and reminds me of a dry oil.” – VIB AliKermode24

4. Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

Packed with a highly-concentrated blend of long and short-chain hyaluronic molecules, this refreshing and lightweight serum is designed to deliver potent hydration. Used regularly, it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles brought on by dehydration. Short-chain hyaluronic molecules get into the skin to replenish long-term moisture reserves, while long-chain molecules infuse intensive and immediate hydration to plump up skin’s surface layers. The result is a refreshed, radiant, and more youthful-looking complexion that lasts beyond immediately visible results.

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DB-263 @drbarbarasturm Hyaluronic Serum – 10ml List Available : #drbarbarasturm_hollalust Idr 1,300,000 . Super-charged with highly concentrated long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules, this serum provides intensive hydration. The long-chain hyaluronic molecules have an almost instant effect, providing immediate hydration to the surface layers of the skin to make it tangibly firmer, refreshed and radiant. As well as this immediate benefit, short-chain hyaluronic molecules are able to penetrate deeper into the skin, meaning that moisture reservoirs are replenished long-term. Plumping the skin and preventing dehydration, this serum is also a highly effective means of minimising the formation of wrinkles. Dr. Sturm’s key ‘super plant’ active purslane adds anti-inflammatory and antioxidative benefits, nourishing and protecting the skin and making this perfect for use before or after exposure to damaging environmental elements. How to use: Squeeze one full pipette into the palm of your hand and apply it evenly to your face before patting it in gently. The serum is suitable for all skin types. —————————————- Everything listed on is 100% authentic. —————————————- Any questions please feel free to ask —————————————- Thank you & Happy Shopping 🙂 #jualdrbarbarasturmhyaluronicserum #jualhyaluronicserum #jualdrbarbarasturmserum #drbarbarasturm_hollalust #drbarbarasturmhyaluronicserum #hyaluronicserum #drbarbarasturmserum

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Buyer’s Review: “This is a great hydrating serum that plumps parched skin and provides a smooth and supple canvas for makeup application. I do want to point out that hyaluronic acid is a humectant, you cannot rely on it alone to retain moisture; oil or cream needs to be applied after this serum. I finished a full bottle within 30 days since one full pipelet of serum is required per use for the whole face – a little does not go a long way, which makes this product extremely uneconomical. If you are willing to shell out $300 per month on a daytime serum, do make the purchase since it is still a great product.” – ROUGE JasminaC

5. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream

This skin-thirst-quenching moisturizer truly is magical with its blend of potent anti-aging ingredients. Of course it’s got hyaluronic acid to hydrate like no other, but it’s also laced with other good stuff like rosehip oil, camellia oil, and antioxidant vitamin E that brighten and soften while likewise hydrating skin. It also has BioNymph peptide complex that supports natural collagen and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated specifically for dry skin, this luxurious cream wages war on visible aging signs, doing battle on all fronts. It promotes healthy skin renewal and boosts natural hydration, cell energy, and elasticity.


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#Regram @triedandtestedblog Darlings, relax and unwind at the end of every day with my MAGIC NIGHT CREAM!! An overnight miracle cream, the luminous, DECADENT texture gives you the look of a re-texturised and super-smooth complexion! Watch my stories to discover the POWERHOUSE of youth-boosting ingredients inside 💫 Have a #MAGICMONDAY darlings! 💫 WHAT MAKES IT MAGIC? ❄️Winter Daphne Stem Cell Extract – Moisturises to leave skin feeling super-smooth! ✨Red Algae Marigel – Gives your skin a gorgeous, soft feel! 🌷Frangipani Flower Extract – Magical moisturising powers! ⏱Time-Release Retinol – Creates a smoother-looking complexion! 💫Vitamin C – Helps to brighten the complexion. 🤩Bionymph Peptide – Smooths the look of your skin! – – #CharlotteTilbury #MagicNightCream

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Buyers’ Reviews:

“This moisturizer is amazing. No hyperbole. It’s thick and emollient. I love how nourished my skin feels immediately after application. I finally upgraded from the mini to the 1 oz. Save your coins and buy it. You won’t be disappointed!” – VIB magnoliapeach

“Just buy it! Fantastic! Been using this since it debuted. Been through four jars, no matter the season, must-have for older women like myself. I take it down to the décolletage and smooth up to and all over the face.” – ROUGE megourd1967

1. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

Jet lag doesn’t only wreak havoc on one’s sleep patterns and body clock, but can also cause all sorts of problems to your skin, which is why it’s important to pay special attention to your regimen when you travel. This one-of-a-kind hydrating cream face mask has been especially developed to give your complexion much-needed support as you cross borders and time zones. A rich cocktail of ceramides, vitamins, antioxidants, gently exfoliating extracts, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this incredibly dewy formula soothes and combats tired, thirsty, puffy, swollen, stressed-out, and overworked skin to leave it refreshed and radiant after just one application.

Buyer’s Review: “This mask impressed me so much! I felt amazing while on the skin and it left my skin feeling so soft and moisturized!! A lot of mask often dry out my skin, but this one was perfect! My skin was noticeably clearer and brighter. I will definitely be adding this to my regular routine!!” – INSIDER Leshaeveon

2. Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask

For colored, dry, damaged, and breakage-prone tresses, this intensive treatment mask is loaded with nourishing ingredients that help restore locks to crowning glory status. It contains the rare and antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed oil which has deeply restorative properties and more antioxidant per mL than argan oil. It also has plant ceramides that restructure hair to make it stronger and shinier, as well as inula extracts that protect and revive its pigments.

Buyer’s Review: “It’s expensive and doesn’t smell good but I just rinse it out well enough, still have the incredible effects without a lingering smell. This makes such a difference after one use that there’s visible improvement in my hair silkiness and health that people have mentioned it to me. It’s a splurge for me, but I love the effect.” – ROUGE Emmahlee

3. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

If the price tag on Christophe Robin’s Regenerating Mask seems a bit steep, with Briogeo’s Deep Conditioning Mask, there’s no reason to despair. This Allure Reader’s Choice awardee is an intensive weekly treatment meant to restore essential hydration and boost hair strength and resilience.  Its innovative NOVA complex with 95% naturally-derived ingredients provides an optimal formula packed with transformative nutrients that includes rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen, B vitamins, and silk that work together to restore shine, health, and luster in as little as five minutes.

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Buyer’s Review: “Works amazing! I just got a balayage recently and my hair was super nappy, dry, and just overall horrible. It desperately needed some kind of hair mask. I tried this one and used it overnight. When I rinsed it off in the morning my hair was so soft and manageable! I couldn’t believe it; when it dried my hair wasn’t frizzy at all (which is something that I constantly struggle with.) I would totally recommend this.” – INSIDER LilSpicyNugget

4. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Portable Touchup Brush 130

While not an essential purchase, this magnetic blotting powder brush certainly is handy for touchups on the go and on the fly. Custom-made to go with the Invisimatte Blotting Powder, this retractable brush conveniently snaps by magnet to the bottom of the powder compact so you don’t have to bring a separate applicator or struggle to find one in your purse. Its bristles have a slanted design to provide extra surface area for applying the matching powder for quick, fuss-free fixes with an instant matte filter finish.

Must-Buys at Sephora's Insider Sale

Buyer’s Review: “I don’t see anything wrong with this brush other than it is a bit too expensive. It works just fine. I love that it connects with the blotting powder perfectly so I can touch up my makeup on the go. The silver part moves up and down so you can protect the brush hairs.” – INSIDER ayygianna

5. Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder

Another convenient item to have, this setting powder comes in a handy packaging that allows for one-handed application. Formulated with non-drying ingredients, this silky and super soft powder goes on sheer and smooth to give a flattering soft-focus matte finish that blurs fine lines and imperfections. But it’s more than just a finishing formula that sets makeup and leaves you looking perfectly flawless. This Invincible Setting Powder provides 100% mineral broad-spectrum UV protection in four inclusive shades to ensure every skin tone gets that polished and protected finish.

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Supergoop Invisible Setting Powder SPF 45 What it is: A powder that provides 100 percent mineral broad-spectrum UV protection with a flawless, satin finish, perfect for setting your makeup and re-applying SPF in just one step. Solutions for: – Dullness and uneven texture – Fine lines and wrinkles – Oiliness If you want to know more… Experience this new, next-level setting powder. The silky, super-soft powder goes on smooth and sheer to minimize oil and shine, while re-applying your SPF throughout the day. Formulated with non-drying ingredients, the application leaves you with a soft focus matte finish, blurring the look of fine lines and imperfections. With no flashback, it provides a flawless-looking complexion without clogging your pores and leaves you SPF protected all day. This re-imagined formula also comes in a broad shade range to ensure every skin tone gets a perfect finish. Meet your match with translucent (a universal shade everyone can use), light (perfect for fair skin tones), medium (perfect for medium skin with neutral undertones), or deep (deep skin with neutral to warm undertones). #supergoop #supergoopinvinciblesettingpowder #openpousa

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Buyer’s Review: “I work outside a lot. In the summers I get really sweaty fast and this helps keep the oil down on my face while offering sun protection. Applying it is hard to get used to but once you get the hang of it, it works really well. I apply it by leaning my head back and dabbing it lightly all over the face, then I face forward and brush it lightly around my face to even it out. Try not to get near your mouth because it is a bit gritty.” – VIB Chlo93

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