I Just Got My Paycheck, and I'm Spending It on Sephora's Holiday Savings Event

I'll let you in on an insider tip. The best time to buy discounted beauty products is around the holidays. Every year, I use various holiday sales to stock up on my favorite products in anticipation of the year ahead. When it comes to deals, there's one event I always make sure to pay attention to, and that's Sephora's Holiday Savings Event.

This year, the event starts on Friday, October 28 , and will go through Monday, November 7. It's available for every tier of Beauty Insiders: Rouge members can access the sale 10/28 through 11/7 with 20% off, VIB members can access the sale 11/1 through 11/7 with 15% off, and Insider members can access the sale 11/3 through 11/7 with 10% off. I'm a Rouge member, so I'm adding everything I want to my cart right now—here's what I'm prioritizing. 

Sue me—I love La Mer. I recently extracted the very last drop from my jar of Crème de la Mer, and I can assure you it's very worth the investment. At $40 off, this is a major steal for a product that delivers real results (read: tons of deep moisture and firmer skin) and lasts a long time. 

Just imagine the looks you can create with this star-studded cheek palette. These limited-edition shades are designed to meld perfectly with all skin tones.

Tatcha face creams are unbelievably good. If you're already suffering from cold weather–related dryness and irritation, be sure to add one of these to your cart. The innovative serum-in-cream formula soothes irritation, helps repair the skin barrier, and balances your skin's microbiome, so you'll wake up with hydrated, even skin. 

I can't say enough good things about this lip oil. It's not sticky and has all of the reflective shine of a lip gloss while delivering the conditioning benefits of a lip oil. Plus, it's infused with color-reviver technology that creates a custom color based on your lip's moisture levels. 

Sephora is capping the number of Dyson products you can buy with the discount to one, so I would prioritize this Airwrap. As an Airwrap owner, I can tell you that it is worth every penny—I reach for mine nearly every time I style my hair. And yes, I even use it on dry hair! It takes the guesswork out of styling and makes it look like I just got a blowout at a salon.

I'm going to tell you a little secret. When celebrities (and their makeup artists) want flawless-looking skin but don't want to look like they're wearing makeup, this is the foundation they turn to. Not only does it have the ultimate glowy finish, but it also evens skin tone perfectly. 

Boy Smells is finally available at Sephora, just in time for the Holiday Savings Event. This earthy, herb-centric fragrance is the kind of candle you'll want to keep lit at all times. 

If you're in the market for holiday gifts that would please anyone, might I suggest this solid moisturizer from Kate McLeod? It leaves skin super soft. With yuzu and hinoki, this scent will transport you to a lush forest. 

Fenty has just dropped another limited-edition product for us to become obsessed with. The Butta Drop Whipped Cream is now available in four sizes (one in a super-chic gold-shimmer container) and delivers hydration using a blend of shea butter, luxurious oils, and glycerin.

If you've been in the market for a product that will help plump and hydrate your skin, you're in luck. This fast-absorbing and ultra-hydrating gel-serum locks in moisture while also strengthening skin's natural barrier with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramide. Use it wherever your dry skin needs to be rescued.

Crafted from a powerful blend of sea moss, Kakadu plum, and niacinamide, this body cream from Cay Skin will intensely moisturize, soothe, and brighten your skin. It's also extremely lightweight, non-sticky, and lightly scented with the brand's signature grapefruit and vanilla fragrance.

Get ready to receive endless compliments! Great for all skin types, Good Genes' lactic acid– and AHA-infused serum is clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also combating pesky dark spots, large pores, and hyperpigmentation. That's right—your post-inflammatory dark spots won't stand a chance against this serum.

Are you looking for a serum that does it all? Merit just dropped a lightweight bi-phased serum that will combat dull and uneven skin textures with hydrating and plumping ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and cacao-seed extract. It also absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it ready for anything.

This best-selling Herbivore Botanicals gel mask is 100% worth the hype. It uses skin-enriching ingredients like blue tansy oil, fruit enzymes, and white willow bark extract to keep your face looking hydrated and bright while also doing the work to keep it clean. 

Put the makeup wipes away and consider investing in this soothing face cleanser by Dior. It's a two-in-one product, removing makeup, oil, and impurities while also keeping your skin feeling and looking hydrated. The best part? It's completely free of alcohol, sulfates, and parabens.

Lately, I've been gravitating toward products that bring a natural glow to my skin and blur all the little imperfections that take away from a polished makeup look. This beloved palette features three versatile shades of soft-focus finishing powder that uses photoluminescent technology to combat harsh light and visibly refine your complexion.

Here's a highlighter you can count on to catch the light right where you need it. This gel-based luminizer is lightweight (it's made from 75% water) and contains ingredients like rosehip-seed oil and vitamin C that will visibly brighten and moisturize your skin for a fresh, dewy face.

If you, like me, are partial to foundations that give your skin light coverage and hydration, save space for this product in your basket. Pro tip: mix this serum foundation with a brush to activate the microencapsulated pigment spheres that will give your skin a hint of color and a radiant finish.