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Sephora’s hidden sale section might not get all the attention it deserves, but smart shoppers know that there are always tons of amazing deals to take advantage of. Whether it’s date-night worthy makeup, everyday essential skincare, or even a dramatic set of falsies, chances are you’ll be able to score at least a few finds.
Take the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer for example. Normally retailing for $54, this lightweight moisturizer is currently on sale for just $38 — but don’t expect it to stay in stock for long.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $38 (originally $54)
What is it?
Originally included in the Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders set, this moisturizer quickly became a fan favourite thanks to its versatility. The Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer can be used as either a day or night moisturizer, it’s suitable for all ages and skin types.
This vegan, oil-free moisturizer weightlessly provides skin with a boost of hydration that won’t clog pores. Not only is it an ultra lightweight way to provide hydration to tired, thirsty skin, it also has a silky whipped texture that’s quickly absorbed.
Formulated with multi-fruit acids, plus liquorice and pea extracts, it’s a targeted formula that’s designed to gently refine uneven skin tone and texture. This silky, multitasking moisturizer is also the perfect prep step for makeup because it smooths and brightens for flawless foundation application.
‘Literally my holy grail’
So far this moisturizer has earned a 4.2-star rating from more than 2,800 customer reviews, as well as 89,000 “loves” from Sephora shoppers. Shoppers of all ages have been loving its lightweight texture, calling it their “holy grail.”
“I'm over 50, have pretty good skin, and have been using this moisturizer probably since it was first released. I love it. I apply it probably 5-6 nights per week. The best combination is with a facial oil. I mix a drop of oil with Sheer Transformation and the next day my skin is soft and smooth,” one reviewer noted. “I have tons of products, both skin care and cosmetics, but this is one of the few products I've finished and repurchased.”
“Literally my holy grail. I have yet to find another product to replace this moisturizer. It’s perfect for my combination sensitive skin. It’s moisturizing enough without making me oily throughout the day. My favorite moisturizer hands down,” added another.
Others have found the lightweight texture not moisturizing enough for their needs, so if you find yourself in need of intense hydration you may want to pass on this cream.
“Too light for me, but I have mature skin and live in the desert. If you're younger or live someplace with actual humidity, this would be great,” reads one review.
Since it’s on sale now, you’ll want to snag the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer while you can, along with more of Sephora’s sale beauty finds below.
This compact eye palette contains nine vibrant shades of highly pigmented eyeshadow that can be used to create endless day to night looks.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $18 (originally $36)
If you’re someone who is constantly on the hunt for bronzer, this mega-sized matte bronzing powder is a must-have addition to your collection.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $33 (originally $65)
Enriched with avocado extracts, these portable face masks offer skin an instant boost in just 60 seconds.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $10 (originally $17)
This limited-edition shade of Pat McGrath’s iconic MatteTrance lipstick nourishes lips with rich pigment, supreme hydration, and a blurring effect that hides imperfections.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $25 (originally $50)
The set of rose-infused brushes includes all the essentials to create a complete makeup look: powder brush, foundation brush, concealer brush, all-over shadow brush and crease brush.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $28 (originally $59)
With a buttery soft consistency that seamlessly melts into skin, these blendable powder to cream highlighters add a playful touch to your beauty routine.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $33 (originally $48)
This charcoal-powered peeling gel works as both a physical exfoliant and a chemical peel to help deeply cleanse pores.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $32 (originally $45)