Here we go again. It’s almost time for everyone to lose their minds because it’s Sephora VIB sale! I managed to achieve VIB Rouge status last year on my No-Buy ( 😆 ) so I get early access and 20% off, starting November 4th until the 7th. Then the VIB level will have 20% off from Nov 11-14th. It’s the highest discount level that Sephora offers in the whole year, so it’s the best time to stock up!
I made a stop at Sephora recently to refamiliarize myself with that store… I feel like I’m drifting away from Sephora lately!
Some of these are residual items from the last VIB sale shopping list… it must mean something if I still have them on my mind. 😉
100% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Viseart Eyeshadiow Palette in 01 Neutral Matte – $100
If I pick up just ONE item from the sale, it will be this! I will be so mad if it’s out of stock online (it’s in stock now but come VIB sale, it’s always gone!)
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita or Vanessa – $39
I should just buy one and stop pining after it! 😛
Surratt Beauty Revelee Lash Curler – $33
The Surratt display at the Sephora store I visited doesn’t look like it’s getting much love, and I hate to say it, but I think its days are numbered. The brand would fare much better over at Nordstrom or even Saks. I feel like I have to get my hands on any Surratt items now if I want them (especially at 20% off!). The lash curler would be a back-up since I love it.
Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in Se Pomponner and / or Rougeur – $35
Oooh, just as Polished & Inspired advised, they added more colours to their blush line! Looks like there are double the colours now. I’d have to see the new shades in person – most of them look shimmery. I’ll likely just get Se Pomponner since Rougeur has been out of stock for ages.
Shu Uemura Murakami x Shu Uemura Collection:
Blossom Nova Eye Trio – Cosmikawaii – $39
Drawing Pencil in M Purple Black 04 – $28
Clarifying Cleansing Oil – $44 for 150ml
These are just too dang cute to pass up! The eye shadow trios rather than the large format palettes are more of my thing – I just love how Shu Uemura combines colours. Then the liner, well, you’ve seen how amazingly well the brown one wears – this purple will be a nice addition to my non-black liner collection. I’ve only ever tried the Shu Uemura cleansing oil in a sample size – and it was good but I don’t remember much about it since it was just a single use sample. I can’t call myself a cleansing oil junkie without getting a full size of it! 😉
50% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland or Beauty Unmasked set – $76 and $47
Everyone always go nuts over these sets. I bought one years ago and I liked about 60% of the items from the set… that’s not too bad. And since these are Sephora exclusives, I like to take advantage during VIB sales. Any recommendations for other sets that might be good (and in stock) to check out?
Lancome Grandiôse Bendable Liner in 02 Brun Mirifique – $40
Since my Guerlain died a horrible death, I’m thinking of trying this one out next. I’m just so psyched someone is offering a liquid liner in BROWN for once!
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in 4.5 Wheat – $36
This is totally Ingrid’s influence. I don’t have immediate need for a foundation but this is high on my list of new ones to try. I haven’t tested which colour match I would be so this is just a guess.
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar – $59
I’m getting this based on the recommendation of Kaily who advised that Too Faced is one of her favourites for eye shadows in terms of formula. I’ve been wanting this particular version rather than the original Chocolate Bar because of the shade Peanut Butter!
Bésame Boudoir Long Hair Finishing Powder Brush – $62
I want this out of sheer curiosity and novelty! Don’t judge me.
25% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Surratt Prismatique Eyes in Glamour Eyes – $45
I played with these at the store and this is SO PRETTY. I read the performance is pretty poor though, so likely I’ll just admire from afar.
Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette – $55
This has been on my wish list for ages. The packaging irks me but I want the glory of all those mattes. However, once I own the Viseart Neutral Matte palette, it may render this one moot.
Surratt Artistique Cheek Brush and Face Brush – $125 and $250 😮
Lately I’ve been thinking about getting the SUQQU Cheek Brush (aka that damn Lisa Eldridge brush!). According to my brush hero, Sonia G., the Surratt brushes also just as drool worthy. When Polished & Inspired was in town in May, we felt these up and both our eyes lit up – softer than kitten’s belly, I’m telling you! Price-wise, they’re on par to the SUQQU. Getting 20% off would be sweet.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Sake or Rhubarb – $30
I’ll probably wait until I go to their Lip Lab and make my own unique “Stashy” shade! 😉
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème in Light 7 – $34
I tested this in store and liked the coverage – general reviews seem positive about it. However, since I just bought the cult favourite Clé de Peau concealer, I really have no business looking at another concealer for a long, long while.
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in Sx07 – $58
I received a sample of this from Nordstrom and I’ve tried it a few times now. I do really like it and especially like the idea of taking this on trips since it’s so compact and portable. I’m still experimenting with various mixing medium with this. Also, is it a jerk move that I got a sample from Nordstrom but turn around and buy it elsewhere? 😕
Originally I thought about getting some skincare but I decided to focus my skincare efforts with recommendations from the esthetician instead. I don’t think I’m going to make Rouge this year and I’m totally ok with that! What a silly “perk”. 😛 What’s on your Sephora VIB sale wish list?