It’s that time of year again! Sephora’s bi-annual Beauty Insider Savings Event is on, which means that their catalog of beauty products is on sale, from skincare and makeup to haircare and fragrance.
Today I’ll discuss all the details of the Sephora Beauty Insider sale, the dates and discount code required for the sale, plus my absolute favorite picks and recommendations.
Sephora Spring 2022 VIB Sale Dates
The Sephora Spring 2022 VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) Sale has just launched, and shopping dates are classified based on your Beauty Insider status:
20% OFF for Rouge Members: SHOP April 1st – April 11th
15% OFF for VIB Members: SHOP April 5th – April 11th
10% OFF for Beauty Insider Members: SHOP April 7th – April 11th
Plus, all Sephora Collection products are 30% OFF (no code needed) from April 1st – April 11th!
You may be wondering how these Beauty Insider statuses are determined. You become a Sephora Rouge Member when you spend $1,000 or more during the calendar year, a Sephora VIB Member when you spend at least $350 during the calendar year, and you can become a Sephora Beauty Insider simply by signing up!
Each level of rewards has its own perks. While all levels have access to a birthday gift and can shop Sephora’s Rewards Bazaar, VIBs and Sephora Rouge members receive special discounts and offers throughout the year.
The Sephora spring sale is not applicable on certain brands (unfortunately, The Ordinary is one of those brands), and there are purchase limitations on some products. See Sephora’s Spring Savings Event page for complete details.
The Sephora VIB Sale Discount Code
Let’s not forget one of the most important parts of the Sephora sale – the discount code!
The code for the spring saving event for ALL MEMBERS is:
NOTE: Some of these products are a bit pricey. In these uncertain times, if you don’t have the budget, I would wait to purchase because these events come around twice a year. So if something looks good, and you’re not sure, wait until the next sale!
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Now, onto the good stuff. While many of my favorite skincare products come from the drugstore, there are a few favorites that I purchase at Sephora. Since these items are a bit expensive, now is the time to take advantage of the discount.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment is one of my favorite beauty products. There is no other AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) product for my skin concerns that performs as well. It exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal fresh, radiant skin.
Plus, it can plump fine lines and wrinkles in as little as three minutes. I reluctantly splurge for this all-in-one retexturizer, skin brightening and skin smoother, and the Sephora sale is the best time to purchase it.
NOTE: I usually gravitate to drugstore skincare since there are some really great affordable and effective products available at drugstore prices. So, of course, I tried to find a drugstore alternative for Good Genes. You can read all about the results of that search here.
NuFACE – Trinity + Eye and Lip Enhancer Attachment Bundle
I received the NuFACE – Trinity + Eye and Lip Enhancer Attachment Bundle as a birthday gift. This microcurrent facial toning kit has been on my wishlist for a long time, and due to the price, I was hesitant to purchase it. The FDA-cleared device improves facial and neck contour and skin tone. The Eye and Lip Enhancer (ELE) attachment improves contour around the lips, eyes, and brows.
I see the best results when I use the ELE attachment around my eyes. NuFACE is an investment, but it is a device that really works as long as you are consistent and are willing to put in the time. I love the results – it just takes patience and dedication.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is a favorite of beauty editors and bloggers for a good reason: it works! I love cleansing balms, so it didn’t take long for me to give this one a try, and I see what all the fuss is about.
Take The Day Off removes makeup, sunscreen, grease, and dirt easily and melts into skin with its lightweight texture. Some cleansing balms are greasy, but not this one. It doesn’t irritate sensitive areas like eyes and rinses cleanly. It’s not the cheapest cleansing balm, so it’s good to take advantage of the discount during the sale.
Related Post: Drugstore Skincare: Cleansing Balms
If you didn’t already know, my content leans heavily toward skincare, but there are a handful of makeup products from Sephora that I just love:
Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer
To extend the wear of my makeup, I always reach for Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer. Tatcha products are heavenly, and this primer is no exception. The Silk Canvas is formulated with silk extracts to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and other imperfections. It’s the ideal base for makeup.
It allows your foundation and other products to be applied more evenly while preventing clogged pores which can lead to breakouts. Hadasei-3 (Japanese superfoods green tea, rice, and algae) rejuvenates the skin and improves luminosity.
A thin application of this primer provides that soft filter look while protecting your skin from environmental aggressors and supporting the skin barrier. This product is a bridge between your skin and makeup that supports a healthy complexion. From the scent to the gorgeous packaging, this luxe product is gorgeous.
Tatcha recently introduced the sister product of The Silk Canvas, The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer, an oil-free liquid primer, which I like, too. Both of these primers boost my makeup’s staying power and protect my skin.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is a matte liquid foundation that controls oil and is heat resistant and waterproof. It is buildable and feels quite lightweight even though it covers so well. It is available in over 55 shades in cool, neutral, and warm undertones. I wear shade 2C3, Fresco, a Cool Rosy undertone, shown above.
When I first discovered Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, it was a revelation for me. I’d never used a foundation that stays put all day and is so long-wearing.
Perfect for oily skin, the foundation sets quickly, so I’ve learned to use tools like a foundation brush or damp makeup sponge to apply it. The extra effort is worth it for flawless oil-free full coverage.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Inspired by charmeuse silk, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation uses Armani’s Micro–fil technology for sculpting and brightening your skin. It is a buildable medium coverage foundation that has won InStyle’s Best Beauty Buy award-winner for “Best Liquid Foundation” for 13 years in a row.
I’ve seen Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation on InStyle’s best of beauty list for years. I finally decided to give it a try, and now I know why it has so many fans. This foundation provides the most beautiful natural finish of any foundation I’ve ever tried.
It’s not high coverage, but it is buildable if you prefer more coverage. This might just be my new favorite foundation.
If you are interested in this foundation but are reluctant due to the price, check out my review of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and an affordable drugstore alternative.
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15
Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 is one of the pricier lip balms I’ve tried, but it’s also one of the best. This award-winning lip balm is formulated with sugar, a humectant that prevents moisture loss, and meadowfoam, black currant, and grapeseed oils for moisture and softening.
Vitamin C and E are included for additional moisture, and beeswax protects the skin.
The balm comes in untinted and in various shades in satin and shimmer finishes. Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 Nude Tinted is one of my favorites and has a peachy beige shimmer tint. The shimmer is very minimal, and the color is a beautiful natural shade. Another favorite shade of this lip treatment is Rosé, a pretty flushed muted rose shade.
FOR THE HAIR and BODY
Olaplex Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Perfector
I love all Olaplex products, especially Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. They work together to re-link broken disulfide bonds in the hair caused by a variety of stressors, such as chemical, thermal and physical damage. They protect hair from split ends, frizz, and other damage. Breakage is reduced, and even flyways are improved. They are color-safe and suitable for all hair types.
You can add Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 to your hair care routine weekly as a concentrated treatment to address and strengthen damaged hair and improve hair health. Apply the Perfector for 10 minutes before washing and conditioning your hair. It’s an extra step but really works to strengthen hair.
Olaplex Bond Bond Maintenance System of products has been a favorite for the past few years and performs particularly well in warm, humid weather. You can read all about my results in this post on Frizz and Damage Repair for Your Hair: Olaplex Review.
Nécessaire The Body Wash
I recently discovered Nécessaire The Body Wash, and wow, do I love it, as you can tell from the empty bottle above! I have the Eucalyptus scent and look forward to using it every morning. Not only does it smell fresh and uplifting, but it is also formulated with one of my favorite ingredients: niacinamide.
Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 that offers a variety of skincare benefits, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and pores, fading hyperpigmentation, and improving skin elasticity. Niacinamide also helps to strengthen the delicate skin barrier, which is important for keeping moisture in and irritants out.
The body wash has a thin and lightweight consistency and washes away cleanly. It also comes in a Sandalwood fragrance and a fragrance-free version, perfect for sensitive skin.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is formulated with guaraná, a plant found in the Amazon, whose fruit is rich in caffeine (5x that of coffee!) to boost circulation and smooth skin, cupuaçu butter to improve elasticity, antioxidant açaí, and coconut oil to soften and moisturize the skin.
If you are looking for a body care product whose scent is strong enough to replace your daily fragrance, this one might be the one.
This body cream has a rich, addictive, warm, and spicy scent with salted caramel, pistachio, and vanilla notes. The moisturizing cream is rich and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin supremely soft.
Related Post: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Dupes
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
When the weather is cooler, I apply one of my favorite hand creams on repeat: L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. It is formulated with 20% shea butter, coconut oil, honey, and marshmallow root extracts for hydration and softness. L’Occitane offers a small 1 oz size of this hand cream, but the large 5 oz tube is the best value.
Related Post: The Best Drugstore and Luxury Hand Creams for Dry Skin
Final Thoughts on Sephora Spring 2022 VIB Sale
I hope these picks will give you a few ideas on Sephora products you can purchase at a discount for their Spring 2022 Savings Event. Many of these products are not cheap, so remember that Sephora currently has these events twice a year, so if you are a beauty lover, you will have another chance to get some great discounts later this year.
During this sale, I am looking forward to replenishing Nécessaire The Body Wash, some Olapex products, and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. What are your Sephora favorites and which products do you have your eye on for this sale?
Are you shopping or waiting for the next sale? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!