From Olaplex to Anastasia Beverly Hills: The Best Buys to Score in Sephora’s AfterPay Day Sale

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Afterpay Day sales are officially here, and we can always rely on our friends at beauty giant Sephora to hook us up. Starting at 10pm on August 16 until midnight, Sunday, August 20, Beauty Pass Members can redeem 20 per cent off with a $120 minimum at Sephora online and in-store across makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance. If you’re on a time crunch and don’t have time to narrow down your best bargain buy (there are plenty of them), here’s what to buy from the Sephora Afterpay Day Sale.

Velour Lashes, Twice As Nice Vegan Luxe Lash Kit

Velour Lashes have brought some 2023 sophistication to the category with feathery, natural-looking vegan lashes that feature a handmade, black cotton band and can be worn up to 25 times.

In the Twice As Nice Vegan Luxe Lash Kit (now $40.60, was $58), you’ll find “Serendipity”, a lightweight lash with wispy layers and “Can’t Be Tamed”, an intense lash that features a siren shape and dense, criss-crossed clusters for Bratz-esque definition.

espressoh, Oh Sole Mio Tempera Colour Bronzer

@popsugarau We tried out the @espressoh Oh Sole Mio Bronzer on different skin tones. What do you think? It's available now on Sephora! Part 2 coming soon 😉 #gifted #BeautyProducts #Espressoh #Bronzer #SkinTones #Beautytrial #beautytok #productreview ♬ The Lazy Song – Galuh

We’ve given this one a go and it’s worth the investment. The espressoh Oh Sole Mio Tempera Colour Bronzer ($41) is an extremely buildable formula that blends smooth. It’s goes on subtle and keeps your cheekbones looking snatched.

If you want to fake a Euro summer glow, this is an easy fix without the harmful implications of tanning. And one of the best things about it, is that it works well on a number of skin tones — because it is a cream based bronzer, you can apply as little or as much as you like,.

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($80) contains 14 infinitely versatile shimmers and mattes that will take you from the office, to the club, to lunch with your in-laws. 

We are so obsessed with this palette — and so prone to needing to whip up a smokey eye on the train — that many of us also have the nifty eight-shade edition Anastasia Beverly Hills, Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($51), a tight edit that captures all of the luxurious practicality of the original. It won’t stop three-year-olds pointing at you on the train as you blend out your smokey eye, but nothing will.

Colour Wow, Dream Coat Supernatural Hair Styling Spray

Truly a supernatural product, Colour Wow, Dream Coat Supernatural Hair Styling Spray, ($64) has humidity-proofing technology that lasts 3-4 washes. It also smooths your hair to a truly glass-like finish, with heat-protectant polymers that do double duty: compressing, tightening and sealing each strand while you blow-dry and straighten. An absolute must add-to-cart.

Ultra Violette, Queen Screen Luminsing Sun Serum SPF50+

That’s right, the sun is peeping out and beauty writers and beauty influencers are at you about your sunscreen game. Apologies for joining the choir!

Sunscreen is your best protection against both cancer and the unpleasant side effects of the ageing process. Fortunately, sunscreen formulas have come a long way, and we can’t go past Ultra Violette’s Queen Screen ($47) layers perfectly under and over makeup for that lusted-after “glass skin” summer glow.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Makeup Setting Spray 

Milk Makeup reliably delivers innovative products, and their Hydro Grip Makeup Setting Spray ($62) is no exception. This dual-phase product is one part “grip” and one part “glow.”

Blue agave seals and sets your base, while green cannabis extract imparts a refreshed luminosity sans slippery finish. The product creates an invisible shield that protects your beat for up to 12 hours. 

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

Nothing jazzes up an outfit like a pop of colour, and Fenty’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($35) range has plenty of pops to choose from. The 10-shade collection runs from bright orange to cool lilac, and with a sheer base, these buildable formulas are morning-commute bus-jerking safe. 

Dior, Forever Skin Corrector Concealer

This budge-proof, crease-free concealer is perfect for high-humidity summer days. Full coverage, Dior’s Forever Skin Correct Concealer ($71) brightens and smooths dark circles while making short work of blemishes, pigmentation and redness. Consider all your bases covered. 


Did you know the secret to shiny hair is a smooth cuticle? That’s why going blonde often means sacrificing shine, as bleach shreds your cuticle. Enter Olaplex, a fast fix for fried hair with 6,000 reviews on the Sephora website.

Olaplex, No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment ($54) restores shine, strengthens the bonds in your hair and seals rough cuticles with technology so clever it’s patented. If you’re a stressed-out blondie in need of as much help as you can get, pair it with the 4P Blonde Enhancer™ Toner Shampoo ($54).

Pat McGrath, Mothership IX Huetopian Dream Artistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Beauty Sale Buys: Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream Palette

Why does our beauty editor own six Pat McGrath Labs Palettes? They are “un-dupeable”. Handcrafted in Italy, Pat McGrath’s duo and trio-chrome eyeshadows are entirely unique. When asked to recommend a Pat McGrath starter palette we always go with the Mothership IX Huetopian Dream Artistry Palette ($206). And we can thank AfterPay Day for allowing us to shave 20% off the $206 price tag.

Her most wearable colour story, the palette contains on-trend violet shimmer shades, which are flattering to all skin tones. Our favourite shadow in the palette is actually “Blitz Sextreme” – a satin-metallic burgundy brown with a black base and an emerald duo-chrome shift. One swipe will give you the perfect off-black smokey eye, a stunning liquid liner (all Pat metallics can be applied wet) or a sculpting shade.

Ole Henriksen, Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment

Ole Henriksen’s Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment ($90) combines 10% AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids) with 10% PHAs (gluconic acid) and hydrating ingredients like liquorice extract (fabulous for dark spots), aloe juice, Nordic birch sap and cotton water. Just make sure you grab your SPF50+ — exfoliants increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight, which is counter to our collagen-boosting, dark spot diminishing aims here.

Biossance, Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Sephora Sale Skincare Buys: Biossance Squalane +Vitamin C Rose Oil

Biossance is famous for its hydrating products containing vegan, sustainably sourced squalene, a skin-identical oil perfect for oily and dry complexions. While we’re a fan of their original pure squalane oil, the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil ($128) is supercharged with Damascus extract and oil-soluble vitamin C. This means brightening benefits and antioxidant protection, which is a deal you can’t go past.

Ouai, Scalp & Body Scrub

Sephora Sale Haircare Buys: Ouai Scalp + Body Scrub

Skin and scalp in need of a summer polish? Enter Ouai’s multi-purpose Scalp & Body Scrub ($67). Combining sugar crystals with hydrating ingredients, this scrub melts into the skin, forming a rich lather that provides a deep, hydrating and profoundly satisfying cleanse. 

Additional reporting has been added by Angeline Barion.

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