The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you’re preparing to have a massive hole burned right through your wallet. But this year, you can avoid going in debt by doing your holiday shopping early at Sephora’s bi-annual VIB sale!
VIBs, you’ve got to head over to Sephora between Friday, November 13 (tomorrow!) and Monday, November 16 to get 20% your entire purchase. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some of your favorite products, or to stock up on gifts for your friends and family!
If you’re unsure about how to choose gifts at Sephora, I’ve composed an extensive holiday list to guide you through the store with ease. Happy shopping!
For the Makeup Novice
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
It’s important to start subtle with someone who just entered the beauty world. This compact, travel-friendly palette focuses on nudes, so the user can incorporate it into any look. It’ll quickly become a staple in their repertoire!
Check out Urban Decay’s Naked Basics Palette here.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
This palette is a slightly more advanced version of Urban Decay’s Naked Basics Palette. If you know someone who is a bit more experienced with the application of makeup, but still isn’t comfortable wearing bright shades, this is the product to gift them. This palette will give them the opportunity to learn about the different shades used to contour and give depth to eyes. They’ll surely love it!
Check out Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette here.
Urban Decay Vice 4
Perhaps some of you know makeup beginners who enjoy experimenting with colors, in which case the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette is the perfect gift! This palette incorporates both nude and colorful shades, so the user gets the best of both worlds.
Check out Urban Decay’s Vice 4 here.
Now here’s a staple product every budding and veteran makeup geek needs. This product is so important to the flawless application of foundation, so if you know someone who’s still using their hands or a brush to apply foundation, definitely consider picking up a Beauty Blender for them! This particular set is great because it includes a mini soap to clean the sponge, which is essential to keeping the Beauty Blender bacteria-free. Whoever you get this for will love you forever!
Check out the Beauty Blender here.
For the Makeup Lover
Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case
My boyfriend got this for me a couple of years ago, and I am still obsessed with it. This palette comes in handy for many different types of situations, both in everyday and costume makeup. The pigmentation of these colors is very strong, so you’ll hardly make a dent in this palette even if you use it consistently over a long period of time. This palette is especially useful for freelance makeup artists who like to experiment with a variety of looks on different skin complexions.
Check out Make Up For Ever’s 12 Flash Color Case here.
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
These have been all the rage in the makeup world lately, but at the steep price of $44, the makeup lover in your life may not be able to afford it. And yes, it isn’t always easy to purchase face products for others given the high margin of error in complexion, but it’s the thought that counts! Your makeup geek of a friend will still be so excited to open this gift. Sephora also has a fantastic exchange/return policy, so it’ll be a breeze for your friend to exchange this product for his or her correct shade.
Check out Cover FX’s Custom Cover Drops here.
Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette, featuring Champagne Pop
There’s a good chance that the makeup lover in your life is into beauty YouTube videos and Instagram accounts. There’s also a good chance that said makeup lover knows all about Becca’s new trio that features Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop highlighter. This trio is a makeup geek’s dream because it features two highlight shades that work well on most skin complexions, and one blush overlay that adds the perfect pop to your cheeks. It’s a must-have product for every makeup lover!
Check out Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette here.
Sephora Favorites Superstars
If you think your makeup geek of a friend has everything on the market, think again. This set comes with a wide variety of products, most of which your friend probably doesn’t already own. It’s the perfect gift if you’re not quite sure what your friend does and doesn’t already have!
Check out Sephora’s Favorites Superstars here.
For the Lipstick Lover
Stila Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set
Maybe you know someone who likes to focus on their lips. I myself have been drooling over this set ever since it came out. This is a fantastic gift for the lipstick lover because it includes a great range of matte colors, which are very trendy in the makeup world. This is a guaranteed hit this holiday season!
Check out Stila’s Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set here.
For the Skincare Lover
Boscia Luminizing Blask Mask
I’ve only heard great things about this product. Black masks are very popular in the beauty world, and your skincare loving friend would surely be happy to receive this as a gift! This is a great addition to anyone’s collection, but especially to the person who likes to take good care of their skin!
Check out Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask here.
Too Cool for School Egg Cream Sheet Mask
You’ve probably heard all the talk surrounding the Korean skincare craze. While it’s really great for your skin, it also comes at an extremely high price. Unfortunately, many of us skincare enthusiasts can’t afford to add Korean skincare to our regimen. However, during Sephora’s sale, you can make a skincare lover’s day by gifting them this sheet mask, which is a great, relatively inexpensive introduction to Korean skincare!
Check out Too Cool for School’s Egg Cream Sheet Mask here.
Sephora Favorites The Leading Man Cologne Sampler
Who says Sephora is only for women? If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a man in your life, this is the place to look! Men are notoriously picky, especially when it comes to their scent, so this sampler is the perfect gift for them! This set comes with 10 samples that can be tested over a long period of time before committing to one cologne. At the end of the testing period, he can bring the coupon included in this set to Sephora to receive a free full-size bottle of his favorite cologne sample. Fun fact: I bought this for my boyfriend a few years ago, and all of the samples lasted him about a year. He loved it!
Check out Sephora’s Favorites The Leading Man Cologne Sampler here.
GlamGlow GIFTSEXY Ultimate Anti-Aging Set
The man in your life is straight up lying if he insists he doesn’t like face masks. My own boyfriend has a hard time admitting to liking face masks, but he’s definitely addicted. This set is great because it focuses on fighting the effects of aging, which men low-key fear. He might not jump for joy after opening this gift, but I guarantee that internally, he will be so giddy that you got him this awesome set!
Check out GlamGlow’s GIFTSEXY Ultimate Anti-Aging Set here.
Sephora Favorites Lashstash
I definitely think this gift is a little excessive for just one person, so I would purchase this set and disperse the mascaras to different makeup lovers’ stockings.
Check out Sephora’s Favorites Lashstash here.
Sephora Favorites Draw the Line
Again, this may be excessive for just one person. Get this set and disperse the liners to different stockings this holiday season!
Check out Sephora’s Favorites Draw the Line here.
Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip
I think you understand what I’m trying to say about these types of sets by now…
Check out Sephora’s Favorites Give Me Some Lip here.
Sephora Collection Face Masks
This collection is relatively inexpensive and apparently works really well. Spread the love with some pampering face masks this season!
Check out Sephora’s Collection Face Masks here.
Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks
You can easily divide this set into three (one lip product and one blush per person) for a good mini-gift or stocking stuffer.
Check out Too Faced’s Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks here.
I hope this list helps in your gift search! And don’t forget to visit Sephora before the 16th!
Until next time,