So remember when I told you that I was working hard on only using what’s currently in my collection for the time being? Well that went out of the window when I got the mail for the VIB sale. Sidenote: if you aren’t aware that there is a rewards program with Sephora, get into it! Especially if you frequently purchase from them, some of the benefits and perks are nice. Typically I don’t purchase often from Sephora since I have a pro account with most major brands or retailers that sell the brands that I like, but if I do it’s usually for HOT items that sell out fast or skin care.
I’ve maybe indulged a few times on this sale, but this sale is usually clutch when you’ve put a high ticket item on your wishlist and it’s been sitting there all lonely and whatnot or it’s been in and out of SOLD OUT status. BTW the sales are typically 15-20% off your entire purchase (this most recent sale was 20% off). Of course, I picked up some skincare items and stumbled upon a couple of other things that caught my eye. Check out my mini haul!
The bulk of my purchases were by brands that offer products that are more natural or vegan. First is an oldie but goodie, Bite Beauty. I’m not new to the brand, but thought it would be nice to see what’s new and I was pleasantly surprised.
One reason that I like this brand is that they primarily focus on lip products that are derived from natural sources (and I don’t mean just the fragrance). The products are also extremely pigmented, rich, and hydrating. Now they are a bit more price wise than your average tube of lipstick, but it’s worth it. I picked up The Multistick cheek and lip color and the holiday Amuse Bouche lipstick set.
I’m all for products that can be used for more than one thing so the Multistick is going to be awesome. This will also be nice product to use as a base on the eye for other colors to be layered or to wear alone, I’m all for monochromatic looks this season! I have always loved Bite Beauty lipsticks. My current collection consists of mainly matte and vibrant shades, so it would be nice to try their more muted shades in the mauve family. Plus this mini set is perfect for a gift and was only $25… one tube alone is $24!
A brand that I was recently introduced to by a Sephora cast member. I was in need of a more intense mask to use this winter. A lot of companies tend to formulate their skin care with harsh chemicals that can fix the concern, but I’m more into more natural alternatives lately.
I purchased their Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Mask along with their Brightening Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask. Also a more pricier brand, but hopefully the benefits will outweigh the cost. I’m anticipating an awesome experience with these products. I’ll report back once I’ve tried them a few times.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Breaking from the more natural products, I picked up the Master Palette by Mario x ABH. I think that this is the perfect palette for all skin tones and looks can easily be transitioned from day to night. The formula of each shadow is super smooth, which I assume will perform well on the eyes.
I was excited to try the 10 hour formula, unfortunately with the shades that they currently offer I am in between two shades and I’m not willing to purchase another shade to mix and make it work. The finish and medium coverage was impressive however.
I’m not looking to go back and forth exchanging shades, so I’ll try my Cover Fx custom color drops. This might slightly lighten and cool down the warm tone of the Walnut shade. My tan has finally decided to lift. I’m in this awkward phase so not a negative towards the product but still frustrating nonetheless.
Did you get to pick up any goodies at the Sephora VIB sale? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
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