Here’s what to splurge on at Sephora’s storewide sale

Words by Rachel Krasky

Illustration by Twylamae

Get ready to give your credit card a workout.

Sephora currently has 20 per cent off everything (yes, actually everything) in-store and online for Gold and Black members. For everyone else, you can enjoy 10 per cent off until May 12. Here are our top selections of what to pick up to make the most of the savings.

1. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
RRP: $50

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know all about Rihanna’s beauty line. If you haven’t had a chance to try it yet, we recommend starting with the foundation. It’s medium to full coverage, with a flawless matte finish that doesn’t dry the skin.

2. Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette
RRP: $245

Yep, I know what you are thinking. Ummmm $245 for an eyeshadow palette, are you kidding me? No, I am not kidding. Yes, the price is crazy, but these are shadows ARE THE BEST you will ever use. Creamy, pigmented, absolutely beautiful on the lid, you’ll never have experienced anything like them. The sale is the perfect time to pick this item up (or try any of Natasha Denona’s palettes if they’ve been on your radar). The problem is once you’ve tried them, nothing else will compare!

3. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
RRP: $80

This famous mask has received rave reviews. Formulated with Pumpkin enzyme for exfoliation, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) for peeling action, and Aluminium Oxide to polish skin, the formulation leaves your complexion looking smoother, brighter and super soft.

4. Ouai Hair Oil
RRP: $43

Created by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkins, the Ouai range has taken the world by storm. This hair oil is seriously beautiful.  It smoothes frizz and seals split ends for a high-gloss, silky finish. Used in conjunction with the brand’s dry shampoo, you get an amazing amount of volume and texture.

5. Guerlain L’OR Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold
RRP: $119

OK, don’t judge me here. This product is recommended by Youtube’s best (aka Tati and Jaclyn Hill) and is NO joke. This is my favourite primer by far, and if it wasn’t so damn expensive I would use it every day. In case you were wondering, yes, this does indeed feature 24-carat gold, but that’s not its best feature. It keeps your skin hydrated while also creating the perfect amount of tackiness for your foundation to stick to. It really does help with the longevity of your makeup, and keeps everything looking plump and hydrated.

6. Pixi Glow Tonic
RRP: $45 for 250ml

This cult favourite is seriously good! And it’s worth picking up the biggest bottle while it’s sale time. Pixi Glow Tonic removes dead skin cells to exfoliate and leave your complexion glowing. The hypoallergenic formula is made with botanical extracts, including aloe vera and ginseng, to soothe sensitive skin. I love using this before bed and waking up with fresh, radiant skin.

7. Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush
RRP: $62

This is the perfect time to invest in your blush collection. These blushes feature two shades so you can customise your look and get the level of flush and colour you desire. Marc Jacobs rarely steps a foot wrong when it comes to its beauty collection, and these blushes are honestly stunning. The blush is lightweight and leaves skin with a beautiful glow.

8. Tarte Tarteist™ PRO Amazonian Clay Palette
RRP: $83

If you think Natasha Denona prices are next level but still want to pick up a new palette, I recommend Tarte (any of the brand’s palettes actually). Tarte has great quality eyeshadows that are easy to blend, highly pigmented and is always clever in its use of colour combinations – allowing you to create so many looks. This palette features 16 matte shades and four shimmers.

9. beautyblender Original
RRP: $30

If you’ve been holding out on picking up a beautyblender, now’s your chance. Even though there’s millions of dupes for this product on the market, the OG beautyblender cannot be beaten. It seamlessly blends foundation, concealer, contour (any cream product really) seamlessly into the skin and never leaves your makeup looking cakey or heavy.

10. Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
RRP: $65

This product needs no introduction. Kat Von D absolutely nailed the formula with this power contour palette. It has six shades which mean’s its perfect for a variety of skin tones and both the contour and highlighting shades are so finely milled the product is easy to blend and doesn’t ever look muddy.

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