The Sephora Spring Sale Event is here — here's what you need to know before shopping

The Sephora Spring Sale offers the retailer's best discounts and deals of the season, and we're shamelessly hoarding everything

Sephora Spring Sale 2021
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The Sephora Spring Sale just kicked off, and we're here to break it all down so you can score the greatest discounts possible. There's never been a better time to indulge in a spring refresh, beauty style.

For basketball fans, there's March Madness and the Villanova Wildcats. For the football-obsessed, there's Superbowl Sunday, plus accompanying dips and cheeky (and poignant) ads. And for the beauty savants, there's the Sephora Spring Sale: the retailer's most highly-anticipated shopping event with discounts on best hair dryers, best foundations, and more — including new and old skincare, makeup, fragrance, and haircare products.

But before forging into the wild west with trepidation, you'll want a comprehensive overview on the sale, plus insights on top products worth backing. 

Breakdown of the Sephora Spring Sale

  • There are three tiers that correlate with how much you spend in a calendar year: Rogue ( at least $1,000 per year), VIB (at least $350 per year), and Insider (friendly reminder, membership is free). Rogue and VIP shoppers get more discounts and have earlier and longer access to the event. 
  • Rouge: 20% off from Friday, April 9 to Monday, April 19
  • VIB: 15% off from Tuesday, April 13 to Monday, April 19
  • Insider: 10% off from Thursday, April 15 to Monday, April 19
  • You can shop in-store or online with the code OMGSPRING applied at checkout. 
  • A generous portion of the Sephora Collection is 30% off between Friday, April 9, and Monday, April 19th for Beauty Insiders only (Tiered savings won't cross over into this specific promotion).
  • Shoppers can redeem discounts as often as they'd like during their designated tier-level time period, and you aren't held to a purchase minimum.
  • For U.S. shoppers, excluded products include: The Ordinary products and Nudestix Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel; one Dyson item is allowed per transaction.
  • For Canadian shoppers, excluded products include: MAC Viva Glam; five Morphe items are allowed per transaction.
  • This promotion cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Things that do not apply: Instacart, Instagram shopping, in-store services, previous purchases, and purchases of gift cards, gift wrapping, and packaging

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Best Makeup

Let's be real: It's time to swap your outdated, thick makeup for more lightweight (and undeniably enduring) formulas. And it certainly doesn't hurt to stock up on two-in-one products that'll eliminate the need for additional transactions. We know the search is overwhelming, so we've curated our top three makeup picks for your arsenal. You're welcome.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, $44 |Shades: | What It Is: | Key Ingredients: 

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, $44 |Shades: 12 | What It Is: A complexion booster with light coverage and a dewy finish | Key Ingredients: Cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and sulfate-free; porcelain flower extract, glossy oil, and finely milled powders

In the world of multipurpose makeup, Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter takes the helm, designed to be used as a tinted primer, a glow-from-within highlighter, and underneath or mixed with foundation. Its airy formula also delivers skincare benefits, nourishing and brightening the complexion for up to 24 hours.  

And while we're on the subject of Charlotte Tilbury, we cannot wax poetic enough about the Radiance Resurfacing Facial, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara and the brand's new nude lipstick

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, $38 Shades:  | What It Is: | Key Ingredients: 

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, $38 Shades: 11 | What It Is: An award-winning highlighter with a creamy, pressed-powder formula; ideal for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin | Key Ingredients: Cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and gluten-free

Becca Cosmetics is sadly closing its doors come September 2021, so it's imperative to squirrel away this legacy highlighter ASAP. The pressed highlighter offers medium coverage and imparts a radiant, glittery finish, with microscopic, multidimensional pearls that reflect and refract light. Its formula is buildable and blendable to your liking, allowing you to "hit pan" at your own pace. You'll never look too cakey or shiny.


Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint, $29.50 Shades: 25| What It Is: A lightweight skin tint that doubles as a tinted moisturizer and foundation | Key Benefits: Vegan and cruelty-free

Fenty Beauty's latest skin tint is one of our favorite new makeup releases and with good reason. Compared to the most exciting beauty launches of April and prior, this release is a standout for its lightweight and buildable formula that conceals redness, under-eyes, and hyperpigmentation. Since it's water-resistant, its coverage won't fade or streak with humidity. For $30, you can achieve your smoothest, most blurred glow yet.

Best Skin Products

Sunny skies warrant the winter-to-summer skincare transition: from dense creams to nourishing and weightless formulas. As expert beauty connoisseurs, we've scoured far and wide to find the best skin products, all of which are designed to maintain optimal skin health (even in the heat).

Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 30, $32 | Targeted Concerns: | Key Ingredients:

Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 30, $32 | Targeted Concerns: Dryness | Key Ingredients: Vegan, cruelty-free, reef-safe, and gluten-free; Sunflower Extract and rosemary leaf extract

Lightweight and hydrating, Supergoop's Everyday Lotion is formulated to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, and IRA rays. A far cry from dense options, this sunscreen is fast-absorbing and resists water and sweat. You'll enjoy long-lasting coverage throughout the day, sans sunburn. Not to mention, it's infused with natural extracts.

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops, $29 | Targeted Concerns: | Key Benefits:

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops, $29 | Targeted Concerns: Dark Spots, dryness, and dullness | Key Benefits: Vegan, cruelty-free, recyclable packaging, and certified clean at Sephora; Coconut Oil, avocado oil, and chia seeds

Achieve a coveted sun-kissed glow with these self-tanning drops, which offer rich hydration and natural ingredients. They work with a variety of skin types and tones to brighten, reduce redness, and even out the complexion. Post application, they won't streak, stain, or emit any lingering odors.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, $52 | Targeted Concerns: | Key Ingredients: 

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, $52 | Targeted Concerns: Redness, dryness, dullness, and uneven texture | Key Ingredients: SPF protection, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free; features a centella asiatica complex, herbs complex, minerals solution, and panthenol

A green-to-beige color-correcting treatment that conceals blemishes, neutralizes redness and brightens skin, all thanks to Tiger Grass - its main ingredient. Tiger Grass works to remedy inflammation, irritation, and discomfort, an especially thoughtful feature for sensitive skin types. Its cream-based formula applies beautifully without leaving behind a trail of residue.

Best Hair Products

Sephora has a treasure trove of haircare goodies, spanning from new releases to legacy holy grails for all types and textures. Amid this abyss, we've rounded up products for repairing and restoring winter-dried (and fried) strands. That being said, we'd be remiss if we excluded the Dyson Airwrap Styler Limited Edition Gift Set, which grants users with versatile styling and control over tresses. Cheers to the season of new beginnings and better hair days. 


Dyson Airwrap Styler Limited Edition Gift Set, $549 | Targeted Concerns: A versatile styling and drying hot tool with multiple attachments | Key Benefits: Includes Dyson-designed travel pouch, features intelligent heat control, Coanda effect, quick-release switch, and cool-touch tip; suitable for all hair types and textures

We're impartial to say that the Dyson Airwrap styler is a w&h favorite, earning a spot in our haircare routines for now and always. And through Sephora, you can score a special gift-edition option, which is propelled by the same beloved digital motor that enables users to curl, wave, smooth, and dry tresses with no extreme heat. If you need a companion, we also recommend adding the Dyson Corrale hair straightener to your cart.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, $28 | Targeted Concerns: | Key Ingredients: 

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, $28 | Targeted Concerns: Damaged and compromised hair; strengthens and protects hair structure | Key Ingredients: Paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free; certified clean at Sephora

From the leading brand in luxe haircare, the best-selling No. 3 Hair Perfector is an effective at-home treatment designed to repair structure from within — so you can attain optimal hair health whenever, wherever. Leveraging patented bond-building technology, this Olaplex perfector works for every hair type and texture; and you can now pair yours with the brand's new Nº.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, $36 | Targeted Concerns: | Key Ingredients:

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, $36 | Targeted Concerns: Dryness, frizz, damage, split ends, and breakage | Key Ingredients: Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, recyclable packaging, and certified clean at Sephora; rosehip oil, B vitamins, and algae extract

A cult-status favorite, Briogeo's Deep Conditioning Mask is a restorative treatment that revives brittle, compromised hair and helps to prevent future damage. Its antioxidant-rich formula nourishes strands from root to tip, all while enhancing shine, silkiness, and slip. 

Dominique McIntee

Dominique worked as a shopping writer at Woman & Home and while with the brand she covered products, sales and deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay.