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Sephora Friends & Family 2013 and Upcoming Beauty Insider Sale Shopping List Idea

October 23, 2013

Every year around this time of year, Sephora will have a Friends & Family Event followed by a Beauty Insider Sale.  In fact, the F&F sale has already begun on October 17, 2013 and it's running till the 30th.

If you're one of the luckier ones who have friends or family working at Sephora, you might want to take advantage of the 20% off discount to stock up some of your essential products.  (To get the F&F discount you actually need to know someone who work there and provide you with a code, so ask around to see if someone you know has it.)

If you don't know anyone, fear not, the Beauty Insider should be coming up soon if they follow what they did before.  Last year it was a 15% off discount, which is great considering things that are sold at Sephora rarely go on sale.

I usually stock up on skincare products that I used before and liked, get some beauty products that I've eyeing on, and buy some holiday gifts in advance because a lot of them have already come out!  Here's some idea to get you started...

My Tried-It-Loved-It list:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
Loved the full size.  Perfect to get the glow.  Now it comes with 3 little ones for you to try multiple at once.
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Best.Primer.For.Oily.Skin.  Enough said...
REN Glycolic Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
A you-will-see-a-difference-right-away mask.  It's great for a day or two before an important event.
Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
Spray on the back of your hand and use a brush to apply.  It's a light foundation good for anyone who's always on the go.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Quickly became a cult-classic, the UD Naked 2 is a must have for any makeup lover.  It has most neutral shades you'll need for an everyday look.
Benefit Gimme Brow
If you want full looking eyebrows, Benefit Gimme Brow is your new friend.  It's quick and easy to use, and it looks natural when applied.
Lancôme Artliner 24H Bold Colour Precision Eyeliner in Black Diamond
An easy to use long wearing liquid liner.  It comes with a stiff felt-tip applicator that is a great for beginner to play with.
Per-fékt Lash Perfection Gel
A great mascara for everyday use.  It lengthens, volumizes, and define.  Great for those with less watery eyes.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
My favourite concealer at the moment.  
It is creamy enough for the under eye but it dries down to stay put.  It is also quite moisturizing for use on the face so you can use to hide for any imperfection

My Gift-It-But-Wanna-Keep-It list:

Formula X for Sephora Translucents
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes
Ciaté Mini Mani Month
Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things
Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch Collector Edition
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Gel in Lovemarc
Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation
GlamGlow Gift Sexy
Sephora Favourites Glitz & Glam

Until next time,

x Rica


  1. This is sooo hard! With IMATS & the Sephora VIB event so close together, I don't know how I'm gonna stretch my money! How are you handling it? lol

  2. i'm thinking the same thing lol. going prioritize and make lists..gotta say no to a few things right?

  3. all your picks are spot on! that hourglass palette is way up on the list for me i think :)

  4. I went to an event where BECCA was and they gave me samples of the primer..needless to say I've already bought it during the sale! ;)

  5. Definitely! I need to make them both work somehow lol

  6. haha... I don't know what to prioritize seriously... I think bigger discount comes first!? I still have yet to make the list. I still haven't seen your list Kelly. :P

  7. haha I'm glad! And yes, hourglass palette is on the top of the list (that's why it's the first one haha)

  8. I LOVE the BECCA primer! Great choice ^^. But I hated the foundation... It looked so cakey on me... I might not have the smoothest skin to work with. It dries down so fast, so I need to work on small area... I might give it a go again with a sample from Sephora...

  9. This post couldn't have come at a better time. I was waiting for their next sale because there are a few items I'm itching to get.

  10. I think it usually starts sometime in November. What are you looking to try out?

  11. Awesome post! I keep adding and taking away items from my basket, I just can't decide what I really need! :)


  12. Sorry for the late response! I plan on refilling some almost-empty products, but I've been meaning to try a YSL lipstick.

  13. no worries. that's what I'll do too... I've been meaning to swatch some of them in person to see if I like them :P

  14. I totally do the same! It's so hard to shop LOL

  15. wow!

    my favorite is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer