You heard it here first: Sephora will be launching their semi-annual Beauty Pass Sale from today to 7 May, this time exclusively online at sephora.sg. If you’ve been saving up some coin from the past months during #circuitbreaker, now is the time of the year to splurge a little on yourself. Go ahead, get that eyeshadow palette that you’ve been dreaming of, or that new serum that’s calling out your name. Have we also mentioned that everything will be 20% off? There you have it — don’t walk, run!
But for those who’re still undecided on what to swipe your card on, you’ll have this shopping list to count on. The Sephora site stocks thousands of products from cult brands all around the world, so trust us when we say that we totally understand if things can get a little… much. We’ve taken the liberty to trawl through the beauty one-stop-shop to pick out the best beauty items — from skincare to tools — that are worth the checkout.
Ready to get shoppin’? Below, our top picks, categorised to the types of beauty junkies.
The Skincare Stasher
Eve Lom Rescue Toner, S$115
This gentle exfoliating toner is chockfull of botanical extracts, which while provides an intense hydrating effect to the skin (thanks to sugar beet), is also the source of AHAs. It sloughs away the day’s accumulation of dead skin cell build-up within the pores for more refined skin texture, and radiant complexion.
Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, S$126
Y’know, the daily news may be dull and grim, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to be, too. Take this sale as an opportunity to incorporate a best-selling brightening serum to your skin — this one has 15 per cent stable (that means it’s not going to evaporate upon contact with air), advanced vitamin C that brings radiance to your skin while targeting dark spots and discolouration.
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask, S$54
The one lip mask that’s earned its spot as Instagram royalty; first because of how enticingly yummy it looks, and second, how it intensely comforts and hydrates dry lips overnight (courtesy of Japanese peach extract in the non-sticky formula). Wake up a smooth and soft pout that’s ready to take on your favourite lippie of the day.
The Makeup Maven
Huda Beauty Pastels Obsession Eyeshadow Palette, S$55
If you’ve ever wanted to invest in a fun eyeshadow palette that doesn’t have your conventional neutral brown and peach colour story, these pastel offerings from Huda Beauty is a good one to snag during the sale. Nine pans make for a pocket-friendly addition to your collection (read: nothing overwhelming), and there are three trendy themes to pick from: Rose, Mint, Lilac (our personal favourite). Each palette also has a mix of mattes, metallic and shimmers.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Powder, S$46
From one makeup junkie to another — setting your makeup is an essential step to its longevity, which makes setting powders all the more important in our beauty bag. One of Pat McGrath’s newer launches is this undereye setting powder that checks all the boxes — blendable, weightless, and has a soft-focus effect. We’re gonna be relying heavily on this for smooth undereyes on our next Zoom meeting.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Face Palette, S$106
Don’t mind us while we stock up on all the colour variations of this beautiful complexion palette by luxury brand Hourglass. Each trio creates a signature “look” — if you’d like for a bronze-y glow, go for the Diffused Edit; for a shimmering, satin look, the Luminous Edit is your jam, and so on. Four variations to choose from, with silky, fine, melt-in-your-skin powder formulas.
The Haircare Hippie
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, S$53
Don’t forget to shower your hair with the same love you show your skin. This creamy hair mask has an impressive tried-and-tested record of taming frizz, and adding shine. We mean, what else can you expect from a hair-loving formula of vitamin B, rosehip and argan oils, collagen, and algae extract?
DrGL Cleanser Hair (Anti-Hairloss), from S$68
While its name does mention anti-hairloss, this shampoo does so much more than curb excessive hair fall. It prevents sebaceous build-up on the scalp for lighter, airier hair, and stimulates blood circulation to promotion hair growth. The shampoo is scent-free, and doesn’t lather — both great attributes to good scalp health. Results can be seen as quickly as in two weeks.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, S$40
This is a dry shampoo that’s been recommended by hairstylists, beauty editors, and everyday people all the time. The fine mist refreshes day-old hair, taking away excess sebum for a lifted root. Your hair will live to see another unwashed day, and no one will be the wiser.
The Tool Guru
Foreo Luna 3, S$299
It’s safe to say that the cleansing inventions by Foreo has truly changed our skincare game. Luna 3 is the brand’s latest launch from late last year, and it’s an upgrade from all the cleansing devices that the brand has on its repertoire. That means, softer bristles, app-connected (to customise intensity of the pulsations), and a new Firming Massage Mode that transforms the device into a facial massage tool.
Beautyblender Shadeshifter Wave, S$32
Soaking this new Beautyblender hot water changes its colour from lavender to a powder blue. No change in texture — it’s the same soft, squishy, cushion-y material — just a tad more fun. Now you’ll always remember to wash your BBs.
Jade Roller Beauty Jade Roller Spa, S$68
For those who’d like to take the skincare ~experience~ to the next level, perhaps it’s time for a jade roller. Roll away tension and blockages in the skin with the roller; it’s akin to giving your face a workout. Jade is also known to reduce inflammation and puffiness, and increases chi (energy) between meridian points.
Some points to note
Gold card members will get first-dibs access to the private Beauty Pass Sale today, and Black card members will join the sale on 6 May. White card members will enjoy a 15% discount site-wide from 6-7 May. This sale is only applicable online at sephora.sg.