The Procrastinator’s Guide To the Sephora Sale

Sephora Sale

Shopping something like the Sephora Sale can be a complete shitshow if you’re not prepared for it. How many of you are staring at a full cart of random products, but just haven’t pulled the trigger? I’m willing to bet it’s a LOT of you, myself included. As someone who does an excessive amount of research before buying, I feel you. Who has a random assortment of stuff you’re not sure about or that you’ve seen online but are still skeptical about in your cart right now? Or fucking WORSE: making off the cuff “retail therapy” purchases you end up never using, and being left with the looming credit card debt?

If you don’t strategize your spending around sales, you end up pulling the trigger on some random single palette you’ll likely never use or finish, and a couple of basics. As someone who’s put off my shopping cart until the last minute again this year, I’ve learned a few hacks on figuring out what’s most important. It starts with categorizing and ranking your products in order of importance for your NEEDS. So, put down the wine glass and settle in to learn and take control of your cart. My personal roadmap for the Sephora Sale awaits you below:

Evergreen Products

Are you wondering WTF evergreen means? It relates to the products you use every day. I personally spend the majority of my purchases on products I’ll use EVERY DAY throughout the year, stocking up at a discount. This goes for cleansers, pricier serums, and hair products. This makes up 75% of my cart. This is how I afford quality daily use items year-round. Take stock of how quickly you go through items like these, and stock up the exact amount you need between now and the next sale.


Accessory Products

Accessory products are investment pieces, like hairdryers and flat irons, and at-home medspa tools. I also loop in my statement home pieces and limited edition palettes. I’m talking about my Tom Ford makeup, YSL lip products, and Pat McGrath palettes. Less than 15% of my cart contains items like these. Spacing these types of purchases out will help you stay on budget long term during the year. Aim to only invest in 2 items like these per year max.


Unicorn Products

We all deserve to TREAT ourselves. Eyeing a crazy new lipstick? Ready to splurge on a killer device? I get it, and I salute you. This goes for ONE item in your cart. Minimizing the risk of return on your investments is key, and keeping it to one product helps. These are the products I KNOW will be the next big thing. Go get ’em fam! It’s the fucking Sephora Sale.


Products Everyone Should Own

Are you still deciding on whether or not you should jump on the bandwagon? For these products below, JUST DO IT. I’ve built a steady list of crucial products over the years. This curation is the backbones of my beauty routine. These include items that build long-lasting results and/or making my makeup look better. These products are universal, whether you’re a guy or girl. These are it:


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  1. May 6, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    This is such a great post!! I have no idea what to buy when it comes to makeup so this helped!

  2. May 6, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    I honestly got so overwhelmed I didn’t shop the sale at all, haha!

  3. Anna English
    May 6, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    I definitely took advantage of this sale to stock up on some of my favorites!

  4. May 6, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    Procrastinator here!! Thanks for sharing this guide for peeps like me that are late to the party! 🙂

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  5. Stephanie
    May 6, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    This is by far the best guide to this sale that I’ve seen so far. Firstly, it made me laugh. But also, you shared pretty much the exact same products I would suggest to anyone trying to navigate this sale. Great choices here. It’s too bad I’m on a no-spending spree, because my makeup/skincare caddy is getting seriously slim haha!

  6. May 6, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Love this sale! I have been eyeing that hair dryer, I really need to get one for myself!


  7. May 6, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    I definitely go for unicorn products during these sales!

  8. May 7, 2019 / 2:31 am

    I don’t buy from Sephora a lot but this is such a good guide! I’m definitely a procrastinator,

  9. ashley hargrove
    May 7, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    This is such an amazing roundup!! I Am SO bad with this sale so this definitely helped!

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