In the modern world, there is a holiday for everything–no lie, today is “National Trail Mix Day”–but when I was a child, Labor Day Weekend was as much of a shopping holiday as Black Friday. I used to see a lot of local ad air time on my cable TV for blow-out mattress sales and electronics; now, the ads for beauty products-especially from the Sephora “Oh Snap!” department-take over.You can spend and save during a ‘Sale’.
Exactly what is the catch? Since some discounts last only one day (and will eventually be replaced by new ones), you only have 24 hours to shop certain products. You can find great deals from now until September 18, so keep checking back for new deals (and remember to use the free shipping code FREESHIP when you check out).
There isn’t enough discussion of the fact that beauty products actually expire, and the reason for this is that bacteria on our faces contaminates whatever product we use on our skin. Well+Good’s Erin Williams previously said that the clock begins when you open an Erin’s Faces product. “Once an item is opened, the clock starts ticking to its expiration date regardless of how much or how little you actually use it.”
For example, some makeup products, like foundations, moisturizers, and eye shadows, last a year, but others, like mascaras or eye shadows, are only good for three to four months. It’s already time to do away with a product you opened on Memorial Day Weekend (yeah, when you dreamed of what summer held for you). Replace those products that are no longer useful with these perfect alternatives.
Sephora has an Oh Snap Sale
Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – $19.00 • BECCA Cosmetics
Now $19 instead of $38
Those sun-soaked summer days are fading, but their effects on your complexion don’t have to. There are no better highlighters than those made by Becca. In order to achieve a powder that allows skin to remain beautiful and hydrated without looking glittery, the creators combine pearl pigments with emollients. The closest thing you can find in a powder highlighter is a cream highlighter.
Oil Multi-Purpose, Sephora Collection – $5.00
Now $5 instead of $8
The best products for skin you can buy are available at the drugstore…and Sephora for less than $10. An oil that can be used as a skin care product, to blend out super-pigmented eyeshadows, absorb makeup, and help with split ends is my preference. You don’t need to drain your wallet for this one.
I adore OleHenriksen’s Night Transformation Gel – $27.00
$26.50 instead of $38
Some products promise to brighten your skin the next morning when you apply them at night. There are some products that are able to offer dramatic enhancements in skin appearance overnight. This is one of them. Alpha-hydroxy acids can reduce dark spots and even out skin tone and micro algae can soften skin overnight.
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick – $18
$17.50 now, was $25
This Rihanna highlighter comes from her own brand, and it’s one of the simplest options to use. You can then blend it out with a sponge or your fingertips on those parts you wish to highlight. It helps bounce light and make me appear more awake when I use Blonde on my lids and on my cheek bones.
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