Sephora’s Holiday Sale!

Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2023

Today is the day… the most wonderful time of the year, my favorite time to shop, and most importantly… the best best best time to stock up on all of your beauty favorites… the Sephora Sale.

Today I am sharing what I am buying, a BIG master list of all my Sephora favorites, and more! In my experience, the good stuff seems to sell out quickly (I am looking at you, Dr. Bader) and isn’t always replenished by the end of the sale so I recommend shopping today if you are able to. I feel very fortunate to have Rouge status and always make a point to shop early, on the first day.


Sale Details!

The sale will run from 10/27 – 11/6. If you have Rouge status, you can shop today, saving 20%. Use code TIMETOSAVE. A little reminder of the tiers.

  • ROUGE: 20% off from Friday, 10/27 – Monday, 11/6
  • VIB: 15% off from Tuesday, 10/31 – Monday, 11/6
  • INSIDER: 10% off from Tuesday, 10/31 – Monday, 11/6

The code is TIMETOSAVE.

My Shopping List for Today:

Dr. Bader Rich Cream which you know is my FAV. I am buying this set, as it is a great savings (it’s already $45 off before the sale).

More green clean cleansing balm… I am getting low! More of these peel pads as well.

My two most favorite masks: First, the Clarins Depuffing Mask. To say that it works is an understatement. It is truly one of the best products I’ve ever tried, nothing is better for getting rid of a puffy face. My other favorite is this Tata mask… I’m getting dangerously low!

My favorite Maison Louis Marie Candles (I always order 3 or 4 during this sale, they smell incredible (pretty much just like Le Labo’s Santal 26, but at a fraction of the price). Besides shopping for myself I like to pre-wrap a couple of of these to have on hand as gifts.

Necessaire Deodorant (Eucalyptus). SO effective. Also, more Necessaire Eucalyptus body wash. My boyfriend loves this too, I’ll get us both a couple bottles.

Another tube of the Haus concealer. I really, really like this product.

More NuFace priming gel. I go through this stuff wayyyy too quickly.

Another jar (the really big size!) of the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. My boyfriend is obsessed with the fragrance of this one. When I wear it (and the body spray!), people will actually stop me to ask what perfume I am wearing.

PS – If you shop the sale, tag me in your stories! I want to see what you get!

A few new additions to my favorites list…

This liquid lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury is a new favorite. I have always been a huge fan of the original Pillow Talk lipstick but the liquid version is even better!

This Ami Cole mascara has become a favorite for everyday. It leaves lashes pretty and glossy, and it doesn’t flake or feather.

This is one of the best hyaluronic acid serums I’ve tried and it’s only $35.

This vitamin C serum is really, really powerful. I’ve noticed such an improvement in dark spots and sun damage.

I forgot how much I love Clarins’ Double-Serum. This is one of those products that instantly makes a difference in my skin.. it’s immediately smoother, glowier, with fewer fine lines and bumpy spots.

A Favorite Makeup Brand…

Do not sleep on Haus Labs! It is Lady Gaga’s makeup brand, and while I was skeptical, I tried a few things and am really, really impressed with everything I tried so far. Below are a few favs. The foundation is especially excellent, and I love love love the new concealer. This post has a detailed review of every product I have tried from Haus!

Paula's Choice Brightening Eye Cream
Favorite Brightening Eye Cream!

For long lashes!

I always get a lot of eyelash questions in my DMs. I used Grande Lash every day for a year (starting last August) and it made a huuuuge difference in my lashes. You can read my full review of the product with before/after photos, but they got so much longer! Recently (really just out of curiosity), I switched to the Augustinus Bader lash and brow serum. I’m happy to report that I have seen no difference or lash fallout upon making the switch. I will do a longer review of this product eventually but wanted to share that here while the sale is going on!

Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2023
New Fav Lash Serum
Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2023

Pampering At Home!

This facial steamer is everything when it comes to creating an at home “spa experience.” It also ALWAYS sells out during this sale. I bought it for myself at the beginning of quarantine and it’s been such a treat. I like to wash my face and then use this before a deep cleansing mask to really let the treatment penetrate. This would be a GREAT gift.

The Wander Beauty gold eye gel masks are my favorite when I’m getting ready. (Also, a great gift!)

Clarins Depuffing Mask. I touched on this above but holy cow, this is amazing. I had seen a lot of other influencers rave and rave about it and they were not kidding. This really, really works. If you laid into the sodium the night before, if you have a big event, or if you are just feeling like your face is looking puffy, this mask will really help – especially around the jawline and under the eyes. I have been doing it before my photo shoots and notice a big difference.

If I could only pick one favorite face mask it would be this one from Tata Harper. It’s truly the best and leaves your skin SO glowy.

Dry brushing is one of the best things you can do for your skin and circulation (for a nice how-to, refer to this post!). This brush is amazing!

For a nice take on a micro-current facial at home (my personal favorite when getting a facial), the NuFace is KING! You need to do it every day to see a difference but for a lifted look, nothing is better. I also always stock up on the priming gel during this sale.

Skincare Favs!

Heavy Hitters…

For retinol, I have been really into the Peter Thomas Roth retinoid. It’s amazing for fighting off dullness and fine lines.

Strivectin is one of those brands that just really, really works. Science-based formulas with products designed for specific concerns. I have some deep lines in my neck and have been using their neck roller – I like the way that it firms and lifts the skin… though it’s temporary, it’s noticeable! I love the neck cream too – it has immediate tightening benefits. And you know my number one Strivectin FAV: the eye cream… I’ve talked about it a lot here but it’s one of the best I have tried! I use this every night.

My holy grail Tata Harper mask. It’s a powerful exfoliant and gets the skin super smooth but also leaves it noticeably brighter, glowy, and firm!

I always forget about this line reducing concentrate from Kiehl’s but it’s one of my FAVORITE products. It really makes a difference in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially on your forehead. Also from Kiehl’s: this hyaluronic acid serum. It’s incredible (I like it better than the much pricier Dr. Sturm one) and just $35!

Speaking of peels, these are my favorite peel pads. I try to use these every night, they leave skin so smooth and glowy.

Two favorite brands!

You know I love Biossance!

I will warn you that the Biossance sale is coming in November and the sale is 25% off (higher savings!) but wanted to share my picks anyway. I feel like I beat you over the head with this brand but I can’t help it, their products are amazing. In fact, I absolutely love their lactic acid. It’s become a holy grail for me as it makes SUCH a difference in your skin in just a night. Lastly, their newish plumping + hydrating serum and their toner (my favorite toner). Everything this brand makes is amazing (well in full honesty I don’t love the eye gel but the eye cream is great – thick and hydrating!). Oh and the body cream SO GOOD and only $28… before the sale!

Farmacy is my other fav for clean beauty favorite.

Their cleansing balm is one of my absolute favorite cleansers. I’ve tried so many cleansers (many of them being so much more expensive!!) but always come back to this – it takes off all my makeup while leaving the skin so soft. I am also a big fan of  this ultra gentle (honey scented) gel cleanser.

Grace Atwood Sephora favorites

Makeup Favs!

I always use this sale to stock up on my beloved BeautyBlender! I use this to apply my foundation and makeup but also to blend highlighter, blush, etc. It is meant to be used wet so I am a big fan of this color changing Blender (reminds me to wet it!). This colorful set is such a great value.

My absolute favorite blush – in Petal! (This – in Worth – might take over as my new favorite, though).

Saie Beauty makes so many of my absolute favorites. The Glowy Super Gel is one of my absolute favorite products – I like to apply it all over my face for that no makeup makeup GLOW. I am also VERY into their cream bronzer; my favorite bronzer – I recommend grabbing the brush too, it makes a difference.

Bobbi Brown Shadow Sticks forever and ever (I did a tutorial in my reels). My favorite colors are golden pink and golden bronze. This set would be great too – only $30 before the sale!

Glowscreen! Is it makeup? Is it skincare? It’s kind of both but I love it so much and wear it nearly every day.

Ilia is definitely another big favorite brand. A few standouts are this eye palette (in warm) – I apply with a wet brush and the finish is perfection), their mascara, these sticks (in “in the mood”), this highlighter (in starstruck), and their eyeliner (best gel eyeliner!)

The KOSAS lipstick in Rosewater. This is one of my absolute favorite everyday products. It is the color of my lips but just a little better. Also on the lipstick front is this liquid lipstick from Fenty Beauty. I love love love “C-Suite,” the perfect rosy nude.

And to keep it all on, this setting spray. I am obsessed.

Hair Products:

I do just love Briogeo’s products. The scalp scrub is heavenly. I have talked about it at length but it’s just the best. Smells so good (like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie!), feels so good, and gets your scalp ultra clean. I love the newer anti-dandruff shampoo. The shampoo and conditioner are from the Don’t Despair Repair line are two favs… they leave my hair soft and silky and frizz free. And this treatment mask is fantastic when my hair is feeling dry and needs a little extra hydrating love.

The Dyson Airwrap, of course! This is the absolute best ever. It’s made blowing out my hair so much easier. I have tutorials in my reels for both longer and shorter hair. A true game changer. I like it so much that I gave my blow dryer to my cousin.

Body Products:

You know how much I love Necessaire. They’re pretty much my go-to body brand. The Eucalyptus Body Wash, the Body Lotion, and the Acid Deodorant are everyday favorites. I love their scrub too.

I am not monogamous with my body creams but my absolute favorite body lotion (if forced to pick) is this one from Sol de Janeiro. It smells like salted caramel, and it does a great job firming and toning the skin.

Also on the body creams front, this one from Biossance is very very good, especially if you are looking for something firming. (What can I say, I have a lot of body creams!)

I need to talk more about Necessaire’s acid deodorant because I love it so much. I like it a lot more than their other deodorant (which was creamier, but messier). This glides right on, feels like nothing (makes no mess – it’s totally clear) and WORKS… all day. It’s currently my favorite deodorant. Acid deodorants are no joke (I will say this is fine for sensitive skin, despite being an acid – besides the acids it has ingredients that soothe and moisturize).

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  1. Jan Huffman:

    Thank you so much for this epic list! I added to cart almost all of your choices. I am sure this was a time consuming monster to prepare, but so worth it and so appreciated!!

    10.27.23 Reply
  2. Jan Huffman:

    Thank you so much for this epic list! I added to cart almost all of your choices. I am sure this was a time consuming monster to prepare, but so worth it and so appreciated!! Love The Stripe.

    10.27.23 Reply
  3. Cait:

    Thanks Grace!!

    Here is what I ended with: Rare Beauty blush miniature size, the Dr Dennis Gross pads, Rare Beauty highlighter, Charlotte Tilbury setting spray, Isle of Paradise body wash, Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Bitch Perfect, Sephora lipstick in Classic Beige, Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk mascara, andddd a Biossance set. I would have held off on the Biossance set if I knew their sale was coming but oh well.

    Happy shopping to all and to all a good night! 😉

    10.27.23 Reply
    • ahhhhh thanks so much for sharing! yeah — not sure when the biossance is happening!!! Bitch Perfect is a good one!

      10.27.23 Reply
  4. Julie:

    Thank you for this, Grace! I finally pulled the trigger on the facial steamer!

    10.27.23 Reply
  5. Leah:

    This is the BEST product guide ever !!!

    10.27.23 Reply
  6. Martha:

    Doing the lords work here THANK YOU!

    10.27.23 Reply
  7. Phoebe:

    I am SO GLAD you posted about Sobel face lotion. It was my go to because of your recommendation and then they stopped selling it for a while. It looks like they rebranded it slightly but I’m pumped they’ve brought it back!

    Also, your lists are just the best.

    10.28.23 Reply
  8. Kathryn:

    Hi! Coming to this post a little late, but can you share where you got your beautiful malachite-print robe in the Makeup photo? I love it! Thanks 🙂

    11.8.23 Reply