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Savings Hack: Luxury Beauty Brands for Less with Sephora Minis

By: Abby Ruffier

Sephora Minis + Milk Makeup Cream Lip & Cheek Sticks

A trip to Sephora delights the senses but can quickly drain the wallet—especially if you fill your cart with high-end brands like NARS, Estée Lauder, and Bobbi Brown. Keeping up with Sephora sales—as well as becoming a Beauty Insider—can help cut down that order total, but Groupon Coupons has a savings hack that will really make a difference: Sephora minis. Read on to find out why shopping smaller is shopping smarter. 

What Are Sephora Minis?

Sephora minis are travel-size versions of your favorite products. They include makeup, skincare, and hair care products as well as perfumes and beauty tools. Here are just a few of their perks:

Affordable. Smaller product sizes mean cheaper prices. You can nab cult favorites like the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30, 0.22 oz.) in a 0.05 oz. size for just $13.

Convenient for travel. Minis are usually under 3 fl. oz. (the maximum limit for carry-on luggage), so you can travel with your favorite products without checking a bag.

Try before you commit. Heard good things about a product but not sure it’ll work on you? Try a mini first.

Less waste. Truth time: how many tubes of lipstick do you own that are past their expiration date? Buying smaller sizes not only cuts down on waste, but it also allows you to splurge on more shades to play with.

Our Favorite Travel-Friendly Sephora Minis

Take along these Sephora minis on your next vacation to look glam for less.

Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Urban Decay Mini All Nighter Setting Spray | $15

Don’t let them see you sweat! This setting spray keeps your makeup smudge-free and flawless for up to 16 hours.

ILIA Lash Lengthening Mascara

ILIA Mini Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara | $13

The two-sided brush lengthens, lifts, and curls lashes, while the moisturizing formula ensures a flake-free finish.

Milk Makeup Mini Lip & Cheek Cream Stick

MILK Makeup Mini Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick | $18

Save room in your cosmetics bag with this dual-purpose makeup stick. It has buildable coverage and a hydrating formula that will keep cheeks and lips looking dewy.

Sephora Mini Makeup Blender Sponges

SEPHORA COLLECTION Coconut Mini Makeup Sponge Set | $12

These sponges are designed to fit the contours of your face for easy make-up application. They also contain coconut powder to help hydrate and nourish the skin.

Bottle of Dry Shampoo

Together Beauty Dry Shampoo | $6

Dry shampoos help absorb oil so your hair looks and feels fresh in between washes. We love that this version from Together Beauty is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Shimmer Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Athr Beauty Mini Crystal Eyeshadow Palette | $14

Mix-and-match the shades in this eyeshadow palette to take your makeup from day to night. The shimmery hues draw on topaz to reflect light and illuminate the skin.

Be advised, clean or cruelty-free products are not necessarily vegan products. See our guide to vegan beauty products at Sephora to learn more. 

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