What ELLE Editors Are Buying From Sephora’s Annual Spring Sale


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Few sales are as exciting and hotly-anticipated as Sephora's annual spring beauty sale. You've already compiled a laundry list of must-have products to buy and have spent the past few weeks debating your picks with your group chat. Now, the time is finally here.

Sephora's Beauty Insider Spring Sale is basically the beauty giant's way of giving back to its loyal customers. Only catch? The dates of the sale and discount percentage depend on what Beauty Insider tier you fall under. Using the code "SpringSave" at checkout, Rouge VIB members get 20 percent off and can shop the sale until May 1. VIB members get 15 percent off starting on April 21 to April 29 and Insiders are given 10 percent from April 23 to April 27. Plus, the codes can be used as many times as you want. Regardless of your membership, what better time is there to get your hands on a liquid eyeliner to perfect your wing or stock up on blue light-blocking sunscreens while we're sequestered at our humble abodes? Ahead, 15 products ELLE editors can't wait to add-to-cart.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 1 Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm Farmacy sephora.com $34.00 SHOP NOW

"Makeup removal has to be one of the most tedious steps in my nighttime routine but Farmacy's cleansing balm is the silver lining. This cleansing balm melts onto my skin immediately and removes all of my makeup so I don't have to over-cleanse or add any extra stress to my skin. I should know, I'm on my second bottle!" —Nerisha Penrose, ELLE.com Assistant Editor

2 Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Huda Beauty sephora.com $34.00 SHOP NOW

"The secret to achieving an airbrushed, soft matte makeup look is this setting powder by Huda Beauty. This setting powder is luxury in a bottle without the hefty price tag that comes along with the term. I bought the shade Kunafa because founder Huda Kattan said she was inspired to create the shade for darker women after watching an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. It's yellow color and golden undertone brightens my under eyes and keep my makeup in place, and I use the shade Cinnamon to set my entire face. For $34, this gem delivers on all its promises." — NP

3 The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer Kosas sephora.com $34.00 SHOP NOW

"Warm sand between my toes, a pomegranate margarita in hand and the sun bouncing off the Kosas Baked Bronzer on my skin is my ideal vacation. But since I'm home, this toasty, sunkissed bronzer is the closest I'll get to a sunbathed glow until outside exists again." — NP

4 Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 Supergoop! sephora.com $36.00 SHOP NOW

"This reflective, peach-toned sunscreen blends almost entirely into your skin, but is just perceptible enough to pass as stay-at-home makeup. I feel like it gives me a confidence boost: I just look like I have better skin. Plus, if you're near a window, you still need sun protection indoors anyway." —Katie Becker, ELLE Beauty & Health Director

5 Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 2.0 Amika sephora.com $120.00 SHOP NOW

"This hot brush, straightens curly and wavy bits by just passing it through your hair like a normal hair brush–you just need to brush it through slowly. It doesn't leave hair as stick straight as a regular flat iron, but it's what I need to look like I'm not completely losing it. And it's actually pretty fast: My bob length hair looks pretty good in less than 10 minutes." — KB

6 Limitless Lash Mascara ILIA sephora.com $13.00 SHOP NOW

"I'm not die-hard about a clean beauty routine–I just like to use whatever is impressive. This Ilia mascara gives me long, separated lashes that look inky black, but not thick like 90% of mascaras do. It's impressive regardless of its formula, but the clean formula–which is 99% natural–makes me pretty happy, too." — KB

7 Magic Cream Moisturizer Charlotte Tilbury sephora.com $29.00 SHOP NOW

"A little part of my soul dies every time I shell out $$$ for this moisturizer, but it’s immediately brought back to life once I see my hydrated and glowing skin. Charlotte Tilbury’s lauded formula has become essential to my skincare routine, (RIP my wallet) so I’ll take whatever discount I can get." — Ariana Yaptangco, ELLE.com Social Media Editor

8 Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna sephora.com $20.00 SHOP NOW

"Rihanna, my queen! She’s done it again. After watching Beauty Director Chloe Hall try on Fenty Beauty’s new cream blush, I knew I had to get my hands on it. This strawberry shade is perfect for giving me that summery sunkissed glow, even when I’m stuck in my house during quarantine." — AP

9 Hyaluronic Acid Gel Moisturizer Tata Harper sephora.com $116.00 SHOP NOW

"I recently had to accept a hard truth: the random, free stuff I poach from our beauty closet will never get my skin to where I want it to be (nor is that an option WFH). I slowly weaned myself off questionable creams and serums and transitioned into only buying things that I know work for me. That meant biting the bullet and investing in three holy grail products: Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion, Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum (which I reviewed here), and this Tata Harper moisturizer. Despite having dry, bumpy skin, this lightweight formula makes my skin feel so juicy. Hyaluronic acid, its active ingredient, helps improve my skin’s texture: It is 33 percent of the reason why someone told me I have ‘dolphin skin.’ At twenty percent off the price, that’s a steal."— Justine Carreon, ELLE.com Senior Market Editor

10 B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil Briogeo sephora.com $26.00 SHOP NOW

"My worst haircare habit is constantly rocking a bun, which puts intense stress on my hairline. To rehab my thinning edges, I’ve been massaging this scentless castor oil into them every night. Over the past month and a half, I’ve noticed fine baby hair appearing in otherwise bare areas, which makes me excited to add another bottle to my cart." — Taylor Davis, ELLE Beauty Assistant

11 OpuLUST Lip Gloss PAT McGRATH LABS sephora.com $25.00 SHOP NOW

"I love glitter. I do not love lip gloss for the classic (sticky, too fragrant, smeary) reasons. This hyper-glitter gloss from The Mother is an exception. Yes, it’s very, very sparkly. But it also somehow manages to feel like a luxurious lip balm while it’s on—hydrating and silky." —Margaux Anbouba, ELLE Associate Beauty Editor

12 The Dewy Skin Cream Tatcha sephora.com $89.00 SHOP NOW

"This face cream somehow feels like it’s always been sitting in the fridge though it’s never left my medicine cabinet. The pastel purple cream has a wonderful light texture—and as you start to rub it in, there’s a water break—which means it feels like the cream transforms into a cooling wave of hydration." —MA

13 Vegan Milk Cleanser Milk Makeup sephora.com $15.00 SHOP NOW

"I left this cleanser on my desk right before work from home became the norm and I'm living in regret. A few of my favorite skincare bloggers and gurus have been using and loving this fragrance-free gentle cleanser and I am dying to give it a try for myself. I'm a sucker for a milk cleanser, plus it's vegan. Sign me up!" — Chloe Hall, ELLE.com Beauty Director

14 The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer Tatcha sephora.com $52.00 SHOP NOW

"I'm just going to get this out of the way. I am not a primer person at all. I love a full face beat like the next diva, but I always purposefully forget my primer. Tatcha's latest and greatest launch has convinced me otherwise. It works, people! The Liquid Silk Canvas primer is also a little different from the rest as it has nourishing ingredients (looking at you, green tea and silk) so its a hybrid betwen skincare and makeup."—CH

15 Tinted Face Oil Foundation Kosas sephora.com $42.00 SHOP NOW

"This is the only foundation I will be wearing for the foreseeable future. It's super lightweight so my skin feels like skin and the oil is hydrating but doesn't leave me looking shiny and gross. I love it and wear it for most of my Zoom meetings when I need to look a bit more pulled together. " —CH

Nerisha Penrose Assistant Editor Nerisha is the assistant editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty and fashion. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 18 Best Self Tanners for a Sun Damage-Free Glow The Best Facial Steamers for At-Home Use Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 25 Beauty Subscription Boxes for Beauty Obsessives This Cult-Favorite Serum Gave Me 'Dolphin Skin' Beauty Brands Form BeautyUnited to Support Workers Milk Makeup Is Donating Proceeds to COVID-19 Today Baby Foot Makes Self-Isolating Easy 22 Retinol Products to Add to Your Routine KKW Beauty Is Launching A New Fragrance MAC's Second Selena Quintanilla Collection

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