As you’re probably aware, now is that oh so exciting time of the year when the beauty savings are unleashed during Sephora’s fall and winter event!!
Incase you missed the memo, here are the access dates for 2023:
October 27 to November 6
October 27 to November 6
October 31 to November 6
October 31 to November 6
Leading up to this event, I like to take stock of my inventory to asses which beauty products need to be replenished and/or replaced for the fall and winter season. Then I go through my wish list to view the items, that have been added since the last sale, to determine if any will make the shopping basket cut.
I particularly love this sale as it gives me the opportunity to cross off items on my Christmas shopping list. I try to get my Christmas shopping done before December and the fact that the savings event falls before Black Friday is a fabulous bonus !
Below I have shared and gone into a little deep dive in terms of the fall and winter beauty items that live in my wish list and/or shopping basket.
These items are more so essentials for the colder months of the year. For some of my holiday beauty favourites, you may want to check out my stocking stuffer roundup.
You will find everything listed and categorized under:
REMEMBER TO ENTER THE SAVINGS CODE AT CHECKOUT!!!
I have been using this purifying gel cleanser to help with my new and temporary acne situation (yay hormones!) and have been quite pleased with it. I think I’ll keep using it regardless.
For those drier days, sometimes I will switch things up with my oil based cleanser (recommended by my naturopath).
I keep this light exfoliation cleanser in the shower.
I also keep this deep exfoliating cleaner in the shower and also use it about 1-2 times a week.
If you are wondering on which peel pads you should try, look no further than these ones. A note that I only use them in fall and winter as I don’t like to mess with the intense sun exposure during the hotter months.
During the fall and winter months, toner is most definitely a beauty essential in my vanity. I apply it immediately after washing or exfoliating my face.
This plum serum is great should you ever need an extra boost of hydration.
Seconds after discovering lines on my forehead, within months of turning 30, I went on a retinol deep dive and started with this bakuchiol + peptides serum. It’s a lot less abrasive and would recommend as a first step if you have sensitive skin.
I have been using Caudalie’s retinol alternative and so far I am quite happy with it.
The Tatcha serum also looks like a great retinol alternative option.
I have been using Blume’s scar fading serum to treat annoying acne scars. It takes some time to work, but it definitely does.
My bestie is obsessed with her cream moisturizer from LaNeige and I am a bit curious to try it.
Because sometimes your face needs a little extra hydration. This, I find to be especially true throughout the fall and winter seasons.
I am just going to go ahead and add this moisture barrier strengthening mask to my basket.
Our faces require sun protection during the fall and winter months too, which makes this LANEIGE sunscreen a beauty essential in my books.
Your lips need to be exfoliated too… trust me they will thank you.
During the fall and winter months, for me, lip balm is a crucial beauty essential.
Amazing things have been said about the LANEIGE lip mask collection and I want to try the vanilla one. I know, shocker.
FALL & WINTER MAKEUP
I keep going back to the NARS (AFFOGATO) concealer for blemish coverage. It’s the best as far as I am concerned.
I may have gone through 5 failed liquid foundation tests last month. Between the shift in cold weather and my face abnormally breaking out, I was in need of a clean(ish) liquid foundation to give my face extra coverage and moisture. I ended up going back to the Too Faced (SWAN) foundation that I used in my early twenties.
Whether it’s the fall or spring savings event, you can pretty much guarantee that this eyebrow pencil (EBONY) will be in my basket.
My mom prefers the brow definer pencil, but honestly, they both are great.
I don’t wear eyeliner, as much as I used to, but when I do it must be water proof (ZERO).
setting powder & spray
My mom loves a matte NARS lip pencil, but I don’t think she has tried their new one (AMERICAN WOMEN -112) yet. Definitely a future gift possibility.
BATH & BODY
I recently bought Caudalie’s body cream to help counteract the cellulite that Barbie made very apparent in her movie. This cream is very underrated.
L’Occitane’s shea butter body cream is just as decadent as it is hydrating. Perfect for this time of year!
Confirming that this treatment mask is extensions and curly/wavy hair friendly.
My love for honey really wants me to add this honey infused one to my hair mask rotation.
I really appreciate this quick gloss rinse for days when I do not have time to apply a hair mask after washing my hair.
Effortlessly protect your hair from styling tools while adding a little extra shine.
FALL & WINTER FRAGRANCES
I love my Beautyblender! The sponge doesn’t absorb a terrible amount of makeup and the point makes it easier to blend concealer under my eyes.
Sephora’s angled sponge is also a great option. I have both.
basic makeup brushes
This liquid foundation brush (#64) helps get that airbrushed look.
I use this brush to apply my setting powder (50).
Because apparently gravity isn’t a friend of the face.
I think we can all agree that the Dyson hair dryer is pretty self-explanatory.
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This post has been updated for October 2023