If you didn't know already, I'm thrifty as fuck. I'm also a huge Sephora-lover, which means I look forward to the Sephora Black Friday deals every goddamn year. Sephora is famous for doing their $13 dollar sets, which have since been rebranded a their '$20 & Under' Black Friday deals. Sephora compiles exclusive beauty products into adorable travel sized sets for amazing holiday stocking stuffers, perfect for travel and trying new things.
Each year, Sephora brings back some cult classic packages, while also introducing new favourites. This year, Sephora released 23 '$20 & Under' deals for you to choose from, including some kits that I definitely plan on buying in bulk.
One of the most valuable sets of the year is most definitely the Benefit 'Cosmetics Bestseller Blowout'. This is Benefit's first year creating a limited edition set for Sephora and make-up lovers should be thrilled. This set includes what appears to be a deluxe mini of They're Real! Mascara, a mini Hoola bronzer and a mini High Beam highlighter. This set has one of the highest retail values out of all the sets this year, not to mention it's full of cult-favourites.
Philosophy's purity is also a favourite by many, which returns to Sephora this year at an incredible price point. This versatile cleanser, body wash, eye-makeup remover and brush cleaner is a 10-year Allure Choice beauty winner packs a full 12oz of product, making it a steal for $15. Tarte's 'Precious Picks' set also makes a welcome come back, with famous favourites like their Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara and Amazonian Clay blush. The NEST fragrance sampler is also a handy buy for last minute gifts, as the fragrances can easily be split up between friends/family!
Just one of the Sephora Brand beauty blenders will set you back $12, so this set equipped with a full-size, two minis and a cleanser is a great deal. First Aid Beauty's special price on 12oz of their Ultra Repair Cream is also a steal for anyone who uses this highly-acclaimed moisturizer. The Becca 'Glow Travel Duo' is also a great sampling opportunity for anyone who's yet to try their Priming Filter Face primer. I'd personally pass on the Living Proof set, as you're not saving a ton of money and will most likely finish the products in a short time span.
Out of this set of deals, I'm most excited for the Alterna Haircair Caviar Moisture Kit. This shampoo, conditioner and leave-in set is the perfect combination of products to have in your overnight bag at a truly great price. The Make Up Forever Lip Duo also looks promising, as lip products tend to last longer than most make-up products. I'd pass on the Urban Decay highlight as the reviews seem to be mixed. The Clinique set is most likely not worth its price point given the size of the samples.
Sephora Collection offers a unique pamper set, equipped with a face mask, foot mask and a micellar water. The Tocca sampler also offers a fun, affordable gift option for friends. The Buxom Lip Set is the answer for anyone who can't afford Rihanna's new Stunna Liquid Lip and the Lancome Eye Duo is a need for any smokey-eye lovers.
Blush addicts will definitely want to scoop up Sephora's Winter Queen Palette at its amazing price point. The Ole Hendrikson 'Dashing Through The Glow' is the answer for tired holiday skin, with their cult-classic Truth Serum and Transforming Night Gel. The Atelier cologne sampler makes for a great gift for any holiday parties you may be hitting up and the Bite mini sticks are just the cutest colours ever!
This Caudalie sampler is a great buy if you want to try out the luxury skin-care brand. The lotion and lip-balm set looks to be a good buy, as the balm alone is valued at $14. These two cleansers, the Murad Clarifying Control and The Jack Black Glycolic, are both big brand favourites. I however would side with the Glycolic wash if you're looking for a new face wash, as it's reviews are crazy positive!