While I am loyal to a number of indie and internet beauty brands (hello, Glossier!), I do still buy a lot of my skincare and beauty products at Sephora. So of course, I always take advantage of the great deals during their Insider Sale!

Before we get into the best deals and my favorite products, here’s the official discount breakdown:

  • VIB Rouge members can get 20% off all products online and in-store right now (with code YESROUGE).
  • VIB members have access to the sale starting August 30 and can get 15% off all items (with code YESVIB).
  • Beauty Insider members also have access starting August 30 and can get 10% off all items (with code YESINSIDER).

Travel-friendly skincare: This year’s sale happen to coincide perfectly with my vacation to Portugal. I took this opportunity to pick up mini versions of my full-size favorites.

Drunk Elephant is one of my go-to skincare brands (read my full review of the C-Firma Day Serum here), but I especially love that my fave serums come in the ultimate travel size option. I scooped up both Rise + Glow Duo (with B-Hydra serum and the C-Firma) and the NightBright Duo (with Framboos Glycolic serum and the Marula facial oil).

I also picked up this Belif mini set because I use the Eye Bomb and the Aqua Bomb every day. Combined with my D.E. serums, I’ll basically be able to keep up my normal skincare routine without interruption for my entire two-week trip. And if you’ve ever had skincare problems, you totally get the importance of maintaining a consistent regimen.

These Sephora brand sheet masks are a steal right now because of the “buy 3, get 1 free” promotion on top of the discount. These masks ended up at like $3 each and my plan is to use one as soon as I step off my overnight flight.

Laura Mercier makeup bag staples: a few of my ride or die makeup products that I just can’t live without. Probably time for me to start buying in bulk!

I’ve used this tinted moisturizer on and off for more than 10 years, but as I’ve been trying to rock a more “no makeup/natural makeup” look lately, it’s surprisingly become my everyday foundation. It’s light texture and sheer coverage blends beautifully, it’s oil-free, and it’s got SPF 20.

I’m on my third container of this translucent setting powder because it’s the perfect finishing product. Not too heavy, not too white, not too matte.

I love this caviar eyeshadow stick because it’s long-wearing, easy to apply, easy to blend, and one tube lasts FOR-EV-ER. Pick this up in Cocoa and you’ll always get a perfect smoky eye.

Beauty splurges: the VIB and VIB Rouge discounts can equal huge savings on some key designer items and it’s also a good opportunity to try a new product that’s all the rage.

I’m obsessed with this sleeping mask by Laneige. It goes on like a thick water gel, but absorbs quite quickly. In the morning, my skin is hydrated and so soft.

This Maison Margiela Fantasies: Flying scent is absolutely heavenly. With notes of neroli and bergamot it’s totally up my alley, but it is a bit pricey. My VIB Rouge discount would definitely soften the blow to my wallet though!

I’ve owned a few of the YSL Glossy Lip Stains over the years and it’s one of the few lip products that I will use until I’m literally scraping the sides of the tube for more. It’s not the cheapest lippie ever, but it’s oh so worth it.

Happy shopping!


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