Sephora VIB 2015 Recommendations

Well, it’s everyone’s favourite time of year again. No, not Christmas. It’s almost time for the Sephora VIB sale! That’s a whopping 20% off {ok, well if you’re here in Ontario, it’s a net of about 7% off after tax, but it’s somethin’} of everrrrryyyyything. Anything you want: 20% off. Want that super pricey GHD? 20% off. Want over-priced expensive shampoo? 20% off. Refill all of your products – for…you guessed it…20% off.

If you’re lucky enough, you were lucky enough to snag a Friends and Family discount coupon too {I came close this year, better luck next year. I’ll prepare early} and hit the sales twice. This post is sort of a yearly/all time faves and a ‘lil list of what I’ll be getting!   Since I’m anal For ease of shopping, I’ve divided the list into a few different categories. Leave your lists below in the comments and let me know if you want a haul in another month once I’ve made my purchases!


FACE

Too Faced Bronzer – this is a must have for me. You’ve seen my post comparing this with the Bourjois bronzer and {spoiler alert} they aren’t dupes. Get this. You won’t regret it.

NARS Laguna – another cult fave. I’ve just opened a new one, so I don’t know that I’ll need to purchase it, but if you don’t have it in your collection I’m sure it would be a much loved addition for many.

YSL Tiente Touche Eclat foundation – For the price of this stuff, I know what you’re thinking: “it’d better do my laundry and cooking for a year”. But hold the phone: a little goes a long way, so you can extend the life of this bottle. It gives such a healthy glow without a cakey look and it’s my go-to whenever I’ve got a night out or require flawless skin all day long.

NARS Blush in Orgasm – all of the NARS blushes have a great formula, but this cult fave is my absolute go-to and looks great on all of my clients regardless of their skin tone. I can darken it up with a heavier hand, or sheer it out as required. This is a must have {side note: it comes alongside a mini laguna in a little sampler/travel size. I keep this one in my purse for on the go touchups, but it would be a great way to give them both a try at half the price!}.

EYES

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – I’m not sure if I’ll go with black or brown, but I’ve heard a number of “gurus” {yes, that’s in quotes. I don’t think they’re real gurus, but it works for the purposes of describing their true beauty junkie status} rave about these eyeliners. I’ve been reluctant this past year to shell out the cash full price, so this’ll give me a good reason to try

Anastasia Brow Wiz – this is amazing stuff. It stays, it looks natural, and there’s a wide range of colours to choose from. I’ve got one in my purse and one in my daily rotation. I prefer the pencil to the pomade, but do have both. I’d recommend the pencil for a more natural, daily look. It’s what I use.

Tarte SmoulderEyes liners – I love these too, I really do. I use them in my waterline or smudged on top of the lash line and they don’t budge. If you’re looking for something similar, I’d grab any of the Marc Jacobs liners or Urban Decay 24/7 pencils

Urban Decay Primer Potion – I like to use just the plain transparent one, but any of the available shades will do. In terms of staying power, it’s un-paralleled {but I’ve not tried the NARS primer}, however, I tend to use paint pots or pencils when I need a colourful base.

LIPS

Fresh Sugar lip tints – I keep one in my purse, one at my desk, and one in my daily rotation. These give a perfect pop of colour and last awhile. You can use them alone or with a liner to give your lips a fuller look {how I like to do a low maintenance lip!}. They’re far better than the Dior Rose pot if you ask my {humble} opinion.

YSL Glossy Satins – high price. I get it. But they’re so luxe and soooooooo worth it! Just give one a shot and you won’t regret it. I have lots of shades {hello, junkie!} and they don’t dry lips while providing some seirous staying power.

YSL lipstick – have you guessed my fave high-end brand yet? These are creamy, fairly pigmented, and feel great on the lips. Again, a wide range of colours to suit lots of varied skin tones.

Buxom Lip Gloss – warning: these are designed to plump and will make your lips tingle! Personally, I love that. I actually think they work! Perhaps it’s the power of suggestion, but with my thin lips, I’ll take it. I keep White Russian in my purse – it is great over lots of lipsticks or on it’s own – and another in my daily rotation. Sometimes, I branch out and go with other shades, but White Russian is great for an intro to the line. I purchased the small sizes in a gift set a year or so ago; here’s hoping they bring them back.

GIFT SETS

Marc Jacobs The Skyeliner Petite High Liners – love these eyeliners. They stay, smudge before they set {if that’s the look you want}, and this gift set is at a great price point to try the variety of the line.

Too Faced Le Petit Tresor – 3 of the brand’s famed La Crème lipsticks. I’ve been dying to try these, and at $36, this puts each lipstick at just over $10 each. I think that’s reasonable versus their price individually. I’ll just have to be sure they’re full sized {even if they aren’t, I have enough lipstick to justify only a small sample, let’s be honest}.

Too Faced Beautifully Blushed and Bronzed – I love my Chocolate Soleil bronzer {case in point – above!}, so if you think you will too, grab this set instead of the full size to give it a try! I’ve also heard good things about the blushes. This set will surely be making it in to my cart.

What are you going to pick up?  Comment below and share! 

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