And here’s the reckoning. Truth time: I placed 3 orders online and made 1 in-store purchase. 😀
I requalified for VIB Rouge for next year again! But, not because of my own purchases, but my friends pooled their purchases with mine (I’d say the breakdown was 30% me, 70% them). At this rate, I’ll requalify for VIB Rouge every year! 😆 I’ll just showing the items I bought for myself, not ones for my friends.
• Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita
I’m a doofus and dinged the tip when I swiveled up the lipstick. You’d think I’ve never used a lipstick before in my life. Also, how did I not know that the cap of this is magnetic? 😮 Hours of fun await me.
• Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in Se Pomponner
It’s so bright, I can’t wait to slap this on my cheeks!
Shu Uemura Murakami x Shu Uemura Collection:
• Blossom Nova Eye Trio – Cosmikawaii
• Clarifying Cleansing Oil
I’d originally listed the Drawing Pencil in M Purple Black 04 but decided I didn’t “need” it right at this moment. That particular shade is available in Shu’s regular lineup. But gah, how cute is the packaging of these?
• Bésame Boudoir Long Hair Finishing Powder Brush
Yessss, I bought this! And it is delightful! I’m cuddling with this in bed.
Things I didn’t list / intend to purchase, but ended up in my basket:
• Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in 05 Banana Split and 10 Rolling in the Grass
These were on clearance. 😳 They’re not colours I’d wear regularly but I saw reviews online for these shades were positive so I decided to go bananas and roll with it! (see what I did there 😉 )
• Clinique Cheek Pop in Heather Pop
I blame my friend for this. She ordered the Pink Pop colour and it reminded me that I’ve wanted to redeem for Heather Pop at Shoppers Drug Mart during Optimum Points events but they don’t carry it. I also blame Shoppers then.
• Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (forgot to take a picture so here’s a stock image)
I’m so fed up with all of my current eyelid primers! The Prestige one I’ve been using is just getting old and separating in the tube. And all of the ones I’ve picked up recently are el sucko. I had a couple of deluxe samples of this Nars one ages ago and I loved it. But I swore to myself that I’d not buy this until they changed the packaging because if Urban Decay can finally change their iconic Primer Potion to a squeeze tube, surely Nars will too, one day? That day hasn’t come and I’m sick of waiting around. 😛
• Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep Set
I went into a physical Sephora store because I wanted to check out a new location that had recently opened (it wasn’t a net new location, it just moved up the street). And I wanted to see if they carried Surratt Beauty (I was on the hunt for the out of stock blush shade in Rougeur). The new location turned out to be just ok (it seemed smaller than the previous location) and they did not carry Surratt.
So instead, I wandered around the store looking for something – anything – to buy. I spotted this set tucked away near the entrance – I wanted this primarily for the Farmacy, Sunday Riley and Korres items. I bought just this one thing at the store – go me! And they gave me this tote:
I think I’ve got 5 or 6 of these Sephora totes now, collecting dust. Does anyone actually use these?
It was only after I’d placed all 3 of my online orders that I realized I didn’t choose any samples with any of the orders. I missed out on 9 samples in total! 😮 I was more concerned about remembering to use my ebates than anything else. I also noticed that ebates for Sephora was 8% in the days leading up to the VIB sale but on the day of, it dropped down to 4%. They must time these thing, huh! 😉
Is it me, or does it seem that a lot more people who are VIB Rouge lately? It’s as if the percentage of VIB Rouge members have doubled in the last 5 years:
I guess it makes sense since the prices of makeup are increasing every year, so it’s probably easier to attain VIB Rouge nowadays. Or are people just buying more makeup, and / or buying higher end makeup these days? I do wonder if one day Sephora would increase the limit to qualify for VIB Rouge in order to keep the perceived “prestige” level.
So, did you pick up anything from the Sephora VIB sale? Please link your haul post in the comments below if you did – I love reading them!