The Sephora VIB Sale just began and I am so excited to show you what I purchased! In my opinion, the best time to shop at Sephora is during their VIB sale. Make up costs can really add up! I love to use the VIB sale time to stock up on my favorites, replenish anything that I may need, grab some gifts for friends and family, and try some new to me products. It is also a great time to purchase those Christmas and holiday gifts for your loved ones too! Sephora doesn’t only sell make up… you can also find skincare, perfumes, hair care, and products for men too!
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Their Beauty Insider Holiday Savings event is based on the Insider Tier you have reached. I am a Rogue so I get 20% off.
Sephora runs their VIB Sale two times a year. Once in Spring and once for the Holiday Season around November.
The sale tiers and dates
Rogue – 20% off – 10/30 – 11/9
VIB 15% off – 11/3 – 11/9
Insider – 10% off 11/5 – 11/9
Throughout the year I add products to my online Sephora cart. I always make sure to be signed in when I do this so that it saves my cart. I normally leave items that I want to try out in there but don’t need ASAP. Then whenever there is a sale, I make sure to grab what is in my cart. I always look over to see that I haven’t added things twice or that I still need those particular items. This makes shopping the sale a lot easier for me.
Sephora Return Policy
One of the great things about purchasing from Sephora is that they have a great 30 day return policy, so if you try something and are not happy with it then you can go back for a full refund within 30 days. If you return within the 30-60 day period (but passed the 30 days) then you get a store credit for that amount.
How to save MORE
You can get 2% cash back from your shopping at the Sephora website (along with SO many other retailers) by shopping through Rakuten. They are currently running a special that if you sign up you earn $40 on your first $40 purchase! So you basically get $40 to spend for free. You also get the 2% cash back on the purchase too.
Sephora VIB Sale Favorites
Here’s my suggestions and some of the things I bought:
Before we begin, I think one of the best items and value for money is the following item:
Whether you are buying the Makeup Must Haves Gift Set for yourself or for a friend, you need this! Many of the products on my list are already included within this set and it is great value for money. It includes a favorite blush (Nars Orgasm), a favorite eyeliner (KVD Tattoo Liner), great brow liner (Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz), Urban Decay All Nighter Spray, Huda Beauty lipstick, Marc Jacobs Mascara and more!
This product is expensive, there’s no doubt about that, but I am all about value. If I know something is expensive but I’ll be using it a lot, then it’s worth it to me.
I’ve been so unsure of whether I need the Dyson Airwrap or not. I have 2 daughters and myself, all with long hair and so our hairdryers and hair products are generally very well used. In January I purchased the Dyson hairdryer and it works great and is used in constant rotation in my house. The Revlon hairdryer brush is awesome but because it has Boar Hairs on it, due to religious reasons I would prefer not to use it.
I received the Airwrap yesterday and I LOVE it. there is a learning curve and I definitely suggest watching a few videos to learn how to use the Dyson Airwrap once you get it. I can link to these videos in another blog post if you prefer.
The Dyson Airwrap is a very useful product that includes so many different brushes and curlers. I like that the Sephora limited edition version has is a travel bag! I know that the travel bag will be used A LOT. The Sephora version is also copper in color. If you missed the limited edition version (that includes a bag) don’t stress. They still have the normal edition with everything except the travel bag. Get it here.
I purchased the Dyson Hairdryer in January and it has been in constant use. We are three girls in our home so hairdryers are constantly used each week. I have a Parlux hairdryer (that I love too) but the Dyson is the one my girls grab first because it is lightweight and works well. Sephora has two limited edition gift sets: This gift set includes an extra brush and this gift set includes an extra bag.
I have the curling wand trio version and I have the clip trio version too. I am not an expert on curling my hair, but I am really careful on curling irons on my hair because I had a bad experience with a Hot Tools curling iron that actually burned off my hair while I was curling it. The T3 Curling Iron is currently on sale, then add on the Sephora VIB sale and you are actually saving 50% off the curling iron set. I have never seen the price this low and I highly recommend trying it out.
This is always one product I go back to. I change, swap, and try out different products but somehow always end up right back at Morrocan Oil. I use this in my hair as well as both of my daughters. We use it sometimes when our hair is wet. Other times we use it when our hair is dry and lacking shine or when our hair looks a little puffy. I bought the biggest bottle because it comes with a pump. I love the pump.
A few other products I purchased for the first time that I will be trying are the following:
I have tried a lot of lip products because I’ve always battled with dry lips. The Laneige lip sleeping mask is 100% worth the hype and as soon as this one runs out I always buy another. This is also wonderful when you are flying/traveling to keep and use on the airplane. I highly recommend this!
I went back to Sephora and purchased this and wow, it smells SO good. I use a lip balm each and every night so it’s nice to have an alternative to the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. This one is equally as good and I love that it is from the Clean at Sephora line!
I haven’t tried this before, but to battle my dry lips during pregnancy I am trying the Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub. I will use this once a week and the lip sleeping mask mentioned above every night.
I didn’t know what I was missing when it came to an eye primer until I tried the Fenty Eye Primer. Eye primer preps your eyelid and enhances the eyeshadow colors. It also makes your eyeshadow longer lasting.
Being a mom of 3 (with one more on the way), I don’t always get the best sleep. I sleep really lightly because my ears are always open for a night time cough or movement in my homecoming from my kid’s rooms. This Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector is used under eyes and takes away the appearance of dark circles. You would use this under your normal eye concealer. I took mine in the color medium.
I have found a new FAVORITE concealer and it is the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer. It is AMAZING. It doesn’t create undereye fine lines and is the perfect consistency! I took a lighter color to highlight and brighten.
This is one foundation I keep going back to and it’s for good reason. I love the coverage! I am a super busy mom of 3, there is no way I have time to do multiple make up steps in the morning. If I can find a way to combine SPF with foundation then that’s what I’m going to do. I love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream Foundation. One negative that I will say though is that if you live in a more humid environment or dab at your face a lot, the foundation will transfer. I have heard this does not happen as much with the Oil-free Matte version, but I have yet to try it. As I write this post, I think I may go ahead and purchase this too!
The Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Foundation was recommended to me by a Sephora sales assistant and I must say, I’m really happy with it. She did a great job matching my shade and the foundation isn’t transferring all over the place (hands, car, etc.). It has medium coverage that doesn’t look too much or too little. It’s a great everyday type of foundation.
Eyeliner and Eyebrows
I love the KVD Tatoo Liner because it is really easy to use. You do not have to be a make up or eyeliner pro to be able to get a beautiful winged eye or even to just apply your eyeliner without smudging. I have repurchased this so many times and it is a must have on my list.
My sales associate recommended the Sephora Eyeliner, which I used today. It seems like a dupe for the KVD Eyeliner and is cheaper.
I also just grabbed this new eyeliner to try out based on the rave reviews of countless YouTubers.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz has been my long time favorite for eyebrows. It’s foolproof and quick! It also makes a huge difference on what your make up looks like. It is a dual sided pen that comes with a brow brush and a brow pencil.
The Benefit Brow Pencil is just as wonderful as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz so you can choose either or. I don’t have a preference but love them both. It’s easy to use and the pencil design makes it convenient too.
If you have eyebrow hairs like mine that don’t want to stay in place, grab the Benefit Eyebrow Gel! It keeps those hairs in place and adds a little bit of color too.
This Mascara has rave reviews and I’ve used it over the year. It definitely works better than most Mascara’s at giving you volume and length.
I think the Hypnose Drama Mascara is as close as I’m going to get to finding a favorite Mascara. It isn’t perfect and the tube dries out within a few months, so make sure to use it. It does make a huge difference on my lashes. I find that pairing this mascara with
During the sales, I like trying out new mascara brands and products. I still haven’t found my holy grail mascara but the Marc Jacobs Lengthening Mascara comes highly recommended from bloggers around the web.
I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs eyelash primer and prepping my eyelashes for mascara application. It definitely makes a big difference to length and volume when applying Mascara with it.
I picked up The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, which is a palette filled with 2 face powders, a highlighter, a bronzer and, 2 blushes. This would be great for traveling to have everything together. I tried it out today and it’s wonderful! I also heard the smaller palette (the one that includes 4) is amazing too! Especially if your skin tone is a bit more tan.
The Laura Mercier Loose Powder can be used all over your face to ensure your makeup lasts throughout the day.
If you want your make up to last, grab an Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. It is a great setting spray and your make up will not move!
Beauty Blender for Applying Foundation
Once you try a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation and powder, there is no going back. It really helps apply your foundation more smoothly and without brush marks/creases. I buy a new one each year just because I have kids who seem to grab for my Beauty Blender sponge every single time they use my make up. Then I find pieces of the sponge bitten off or just dirty. I’m not sure why they are so drawn to it but, yep this is why I buy a new one every year!
This Beauty Blender cleanser works great to keep your sponge clean. Remember, when using a Beauty Blender sponge you are pressing this sponge against your skin all the time. I highly recommend keeping this clean and washing it often.
Now is also a great time to purchase some Eyeshadow Palettes. Here are some I recommend:
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palettes is a gorgeous palette that can transition from day to night. I took this one on our recent trip to Turks and Caicos and it was perfect. You can see what the colors are like on the picture above. It is the one on the right in the picture.
This Huda Beauty New Nude Palette is gorgeous with unique nude shades that I haven’t seen in other palettes. It has a mix of matte and shimmer shades too. It is also highly pigmented and blendable. It is the one pictured on the left. The one on the right is a brand new palette that just came out on November 1st from Huda Beauty. It is the Huda Beauty Naughty Eyeshadow Palette.
Lipsticks and Lip gloss
I bought the Huda Beauty Lip gloss in Sugar Mama.
Holiday Perfume Sampler
I buy the Holiday Perfume Sampler as gifts for friends. The perfume sampler comes with 13 mini size fragrance samples and a perfume certificate. Once you find a favorite perfume from the 13 fragrances you can use the perfume certificate to get a full-sized bottle of 1 of the fragrances. Many choose to get the Tom Ford Ombre Leather Perfume since it’s almost double the price of the actual Holiday Perfume Sampler. Plus the mini fragrances are great to keep in your handbags and purses! I have not smelled the Tom Ford perfume though, so make sure to spray the samples on your wrist to see how each perfume smells on you. I like the scent of the Valentino Donna Born In Roma. They have a men’s version too.