Escentual Sale – The Staff Picks

Staff Sale Picks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not making a reference to Christmas in July –  we’re talking about the big Escentual sale! Until August 14th we’re offering up to 65% off RRP across the website, which means there’s a treasure trove of fantastic buys to be snapped up.

Naturally, we’re busy planning our sale buys at Escentual HQ,  (particularly whether or not we really need doubles and triples of our favourite products…), so to give you some inspiration for your own sale shopping, we’ve banded together to present the definitive edit of #EscentualSale star buys.

Happy shopping!



RichardRichard, Product Management

“I hate to admit it, but I’m actually pretty frugal when it comes to spending money! It has to be a real bargain for me to open my wallet, or something I feel is an absolute must-have. This means I am always on the look out for a quality sale items or reductions, so my sale picks are a mix of treats for myself and some fantastic, can’t-miss offers.”


Richard’s sale picks:

Valentino Uomo Eau de Toilette Gift Set
RRP £75.00, sale price £60.00
“This beautiful fragrance with added Shower Gel enables the exciting Uomo experience to last all day and night!

Lab Series Treat Pro LS All in One Face Treatment
RRP £23.00, sale price £18.40
Protect and illuminate your face with this awesome can’t-live-without moisturiser. I was sceptical about a tinted moisturiser but on those days when the you feel the need for a facial pick-me-up, this is perfect!.”

Comme des Garcons Blue Santal Eau de Parfum
RRP £75.00, Sale price £60.00
This woody-spicy fragrance has dashes of warmth blended with cool blue. It’s such an exciting scent.




EmmaEmma, Editor

When it comes to shopping, I’m a bit of a minimalist. Like so many beauty lovers I’ve spent an unthinkable amount of time looking around for the perfect mascara/base/shampoo, so when I find something that really does the trick, I stick to it with fierce loyalty. My sale picks are all firm favourites – well-tested and well-loved with a big, shiny seal of approval.”


Emma’s sale picks:

Etat Libre d’Orange Antiheros Eau de Parfum
RRP £59.50, sale price £39.67
“Antiheros is the perfect suits-all-situations fragrance. It’s a bit of an attention-grabber despite its central note of lavender, which sometimes elicits a bit of a groan from those who malign the flower’s elderly connotations. I just love it, and at 1/3rd off RRP, I’ll be buying a backup.”

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Repair Protect Treatment
RRP £13.25, sale price £5.25
“Probably my most re-purchased product of all time. When my long hair’s on the brink (which it often is with all that I put it through), a week’s intensive use of this transforms my hair completely. It has a huge 60% off RRP at the moment, so I’ve bought 8 to tide me over. Don’t judge me…”

Michael Kors Sport Bronzer Powder in Glow
RRP £34.00, Sale price £27.20
“I discovered this oversized bronzer earlier this year. I needed something to give me a natural, healthy glow without shimmer, and picked this up on an (uncharacteristic) whim. I absolutely love it – the pan is huge so you get so much product, and it gives me instant cheekbones.”




KayleighKayleigh, Content Assistant

I have a bit of a problem when it comes to beauty shopping… in that I can’t seem to stop! It seems that I’m always on the hunt for my next holy grail product which translates into a bulging bathroom shelf. My sale picks are all things I need want to add to my collection, which all whisper promises of great things in my obliging ears….”


Kayleigh’s sale picks:

DHC Mascara Perfect Pro
RRP £14.50, Sale price £11.60
The primary reason I’ve been coveting this mascara is because of Emma’s love for it! Her lashes always look great and evoke some serious mascara envy in me. Now that the sale’s begun I think this little beauty will find its way into my basket… sorry Em, your secret’s out!

Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette
RRP from £38.50, Sale price £30.79
“Since sniffing this fruity-floral concoction a few weeks back, I can’t get it out of my head! I love light, soft fragrances (think Marc Jacobs Daisy, Chloe See etc) and this one ticks all the boxes. Plus, the chic bottle will look beautiful on my dressing table!

Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Trio
RRP £19.50, Sale price £15.60
“I have quite thick hair, but it’s dull, lifeless and a bit boring. This exciting new range from Bumble & Bumble promises to transform hair, leaving it silky-smooth, shiny and healthier. Glossy, strong and supple hair is always a winner in my book, plus you can’t go wrong with Bumble & Bumble products.”




PatPat, Customer Services

I have spent a lot of money over the years hoping to find my Perfect Beauty Buys! I’m not a fussy person, but I was fed up with wasting my money … that is until I started work at the awesome Here I discovered the fantastic Eucerin Range which is everything that I have been looking for. I can’t praise this highly enough.”


Pat’s sale picks:

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Spray
RRP from £3.50, sale price from £2.80
“What can I say about this amazingly hydrating spray water? It’s never far from my side, I use it to cool down,  to make my moisturiser last even longer, before I apply make up and after I’ve taken my make up off.  Try putting it in the fridge for a fabulous freshen up spritz!”

Eucerin Even Brighter Night Cream
RRP £23.50, sale price £18.79
“Fast becoming my favourite ever cream. I have had pigmentation issues for years and this cream is working its magic and my skin is looking less pigmented and so very hydrated.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum
RRP from £45.00, Sale price £36.00
I’ve just found the perfume of my dreams in  Givenchy Dahlia Divin… treat yourself and make everyday a beautiful day.”




JamesJames, Goods-In Controller

“Sale time is always a very busy period for me in particular, so it is nice to buy a few things for myself as a treat as well as helping with other people’s orders. I have already bought a couple of things but I’m always looking at more! Here’s my pick of the sale, including a couple of repurchases and something I’ve had my eye on for a little while…”


James’s sale picks:

Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser
RRP £10.50, sale price £8.39
“Gentle for after shaving with a light foam – and it lasts ages! This product is pretty much the only ‘beauty’ product I purchase for myself but it is excellent. It is light and fragrance free so brilliant for sensitive skin. It lathers nicely and cleans well. After use skin feels much better and I feel more awake after I use it.

YSL L’Homme
RRP from £40.00, sale price from £32.00
“A fragrance I have been thinking about picking up for a while. While I am fairly certain that nothing could beat my favourite. Dior Fahrenheit, I have had my eye on the YSL L’Homme for a while and now that it is on sale I may indulge myself. It is a fairly light woody scent which is perfect for a more summery feel than the heavier scent of my usual fragrance. I find that it has a slight hint of sherbet about it, a sweet happiness that makes me smile.

Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume
RRP £14.50, sale price £11.60
“An excellent balm that excels at combating the dry skin on my hands from opening and shifting boxes all day. A little bit goes a long way as well.”




NikkiNikki, Customer Service

Well I don’t often get a chance to go out about shopping so I do most of my shopping online. I’m a full coverage but as natural looking as possible kind of girl. I started using the Dermablend because I needed a full coverage for my freckles and natural flush. I use the Limon Verde as its really spritzy and refreshing in this heat and you can layer it up all day. The Nuxe After Sun Lotion I had to have because of the smell firstly… and because I burn to a crisp in the sun!

Nikki’s sale picks:

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde Eau de Toilette
RRP £42.00, sale price £37.80
“Love, love, LOVEEEE this so much! It’s so refreshing, like a body spritzer!”

Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion
RRP £15.00, sale price £12.00
It just smells so amazing I want to eat it!

Vichy Dermablend Face Fluid in Opal
RRP £17.00, sale price £13.60
I just love the coverage it gives me.”


Ready to shop the sale? Let’s go!

The Escentual Summer Sale ends on 14/08/2014. All prices are correct at time of publishing


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