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It’s that time of year again — Time for the ever-coveted Sephora VIB Rouge & VIB 20% off sale!
I can’t think of a more exciting time of year for makeup lovers. Think about it, we’ve been drooling over the plethora of holiday releases from basically ever brand since August. Meanwhile, our wallets cower in fear in the depths of our handbags, hoping to be spared from the horrors.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit overly dramatic. But really, all this makeup is expensive. So what’s a girl to do?
Wait until the VIB sale and go nuts!
Now, I have to apologize to all the VIB Rouge’s out there. I know this post is coming at you a bit late, as early access is almost over. I just wasn’t expecting the sale to show up so early this year. Though I do hope this post is still of value to you. Forgive me?
A little about the Sephora VIB sale
You probably know all of this, but for those of you who don’t, this is what the Sephora VIB sale is all about.
Sephora very rarely has sales– twice per year to be exact, in April and November. The April sale offers a discount of 15% off, while the November sale offers 20% off. Clearly, there is a winner between the two.
As far as I know, (correct me if I am wrong,) the discount is only available to Sephora VIB and VIB Rouge members, and not to Beauty Insiders. So basically, you have to spend at least $350 per year just to get access to the elusive sales at all. To me, that’s a little crummy, but unfortunately that’s the way it is.
So what should I buy?
These are my recommendations for what you should spring for during this very special sale! Some of these products are personal to me any may not be to your taste, but hey, inspiration is inspiration, right?
On the other hand, there are some products that I think are just too good to miss. I’ll definitely point those out as we move along!
Let’s get started!
All the Holiday goodies!
Tarte Limited-Edition Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette // If you are in the market for a new blush, then you need this! Actually, even if you aren’t looking for a new blush right now, pick this up anyway. You get eight blushes and two highlighters in this compact palette. Take your blush collection traveling with you, or just have a blush for every day of the week right at home on your vanity.
Tarte Limited-Edition Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette >> SEPHORA
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set // I love the Amuse Bouche lipsticks, but they don’t come cheap! This little set comes with four mini lipsticks (adorable!) plus a handy tin that’s perfect for storing small items at home or on the go. And of course, the colors are actually wearable– no last season’s leftovers here!
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set >> SEPHORA
Sephora Favorites Superstars Everyday Must Haves // It’s not often that I spot an all-around set where I don’t dislike a single product in there. This year’s set is awesome! With each product, I either already know I love it, or I can honestly see myself reaching for it. For me, this is a great buy!
Sephora Favorites Superstars Everyday Must Haves >> SEPHORA
New products — The latest & greatest
Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eye Shadow Palette // Anastasia was quick to redeem themselves with the new Prism Palette after the Subculture debacle. The Prism palette reminds me of the Subculture palette in a way, but I look like it as a brighter, happier, and “Holiday-ified” version. I can’t wait to get my hands on those super shimmery shades!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eye Shadow Palette >> SEPHORA
ColourPop Polite AF Super Shock Shadow Collection // ColourPop has finally landed in Sephora! If you’re like me and haven’t bought any because you’d rather keep your credit card info to just a few select online retailers (paranoid, much?) then now is a great time to see what all the fuss is about. Expect to hear what I think of these super-hyped shadows very soon.
ColourPop Polite AF Super Shock Shadow Collection >> SEPHORA
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer // I already know I love the liquid version of this product. I am also perpetually on the hunt for new powder foundations that I can count on for flawless touchups throughout the day. Perhaps this will be my new favorite? Sephora VIB sale is my favorite time to venture into the product unknown. Like an expedition, but with makeup.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer >> SEPHORA
“Treat Yo Self” to the good stuff!
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick + Mineral Veil // Take advantage of the Sephora VIB sale discount and purchase those products that are just too expensive for everyday purchasing. The 20% off definitely takes the edge off this Hourglass stick foundation, not to mention you also received a Veil Mineral Primer along with it!
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick + Mineral Veil >> SEPHORA
Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette // Viseart is another one of those brands that I tend to shy away from on a daily basis. But come sale time, all bets are off. I absolutely love the color selection in this palette! As much as I love sprawling eyeshadow palettes with rainbows of colors, I find palettes with smaller color selections much more approachable. I love having them for days when I’m not feeling super creative.
Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette >> SEPHORA
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara // This is my favorite mascara of all time. While it isn’t all that expensive, there are so many good mascara options at the drugstore, I find it difficult to justify shelling out $23 every three months. I use drugstore mascara most of the year, but I treat myself to this during the Sephora VIB sale. I enjoy it during the holiday season, which makes this time of year just that more special.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara >> SEPHORA
Old favorites — Forever loves
Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation // Ever since I first tried this, my collection has never been without it! I highly recommend finding your go-to foundation and always keeping it on hand for when you just don’t know what to wear. I love this because I can spread it thin for a natural look, or build it up for more coverage. So versatile!
Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation >> SEPHORA
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder // Of course, you’re not surprised to see this, are you? This cult favorite setting powder is everywhere, and for good reason. It makes any imperfection under your eyes basically invisible. A real self-esteem booster, I tell you! It’s another product that I don’t use all the time, but that I wouldn’t want to be without!
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder >> SEPHORA
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain // Even after the matte liquid lipstick trend has passed, I still can’t get enough of these. Not sure why they are called a “Cream Lip Stain,” because they are definitely not a stain. You can’t go wrong with these for the price, the color selection, the scent, and the formula that doesn’t suck the life out of your lips. Stock up when they’re on sale and you won’t regret it.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain >> SEPHORA
Stocking up on the necessities…
BEAUTYBLENDER Blenders For All Seasons // Even with all the great dupes out there, there’s nothing like the feel of a good, old-fashioned BeautyBlender. But as we know, they’re rather expensive. If you aren’t picky about the variation of BeautyBlender you use, then this set of four BeautyBlenders plus a cute little stand for $65.00 is an awesome deal.
BEAUTYBLENDER Blenders For All Seasons >> SEPHORA
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer // Still my favorite concealer. Still go through it like I go through boxes of doughnuts. I purchase a tube or two during the Sephora VIB sale whether I need one or not. Trust me, I’ll need it soon enough!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer >> SEPHORA
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo // There are very few makeup products that we use every.single.day. This is one of those products. I’ve tried tons of different setting sprays, and none have come close to this one. I use it everyday, whether it is for setting makeup, priming my face, or foiling eyeshadows. Anytime I can get it on sale, I stock up, and I suggest you do the same with your favorites!
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo >> SEPHORA
That’s all for today!
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