Sephora V.I.B Sale: My Top Recommendations Plus My Own Wish List

Makeup junkies unite! It’s time to satisfy your cravings and I am here to enable you guilt-free, haha! You snooze you loose because The Great Sephora VIB Sale is happening on November 7-11, 2013. Yep, it’s five days only so If I were you, browse your must-have’s now and get ready to check out with code VIBTOPIA between those dates. Take note, this code works only if your are a registered VIB customer.

Let’s start with my recommendations. These are the products I would gladly repurchase over and over again!

Beautysets - Sephora V.I.B. Sale: Get It!

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If you have oily skin like me, you will love Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Foundation ($55). It’s my high-end holy grail foundation to date.  It dries to a matte powder finish, blurs pores, and the staying power is superb. A more thorough review can be found here

A great palette to play with this holiday season is the new Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette ($59). The eyeshadows are richly-pigmented. Whether you heart matte, lust over frost, or crazy with metallics, this palette has a bit of everything to glammify your world. You can see more pictures, swatches, and looks I have created here.

The best smudge-free eyeliner I have tried to date is Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon ($25). Available in 6 shades, I have reviewed Ro(cocoa) and Th(ink). It can also be used as an eyeshadow base, talk about multi-tasking!

I am big on lippies and if you are looking for semi-matte with the creamiest formula, you won’t go wrong with Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Colour Sensuously Matte Lipstick Limited Edition ($36). I have reviewed Rose D’ Exception, Violine Precieux, and Rouge D’Exception. The wear time is also commendable; I only have to retouch once, and that’s after a meal. 

If you’re the ever Ms. Neutral, a good palette to own is Urban Decay Naked 1 or 2 ($52). I have both, just because. You can go from subtle to vamp, simple to smokey, geez! the choices are endless with this palette.

Who doesn’t love NARS? I especially like the blush/bronzer duo ($41). I have hit pan so I am definitely repurchasing! You can find my review here

Now let’s go to my very own wish list. These beauties make me salivate like a hungry wolf!

Beautysets - Sephora VIB Sale: My Wish List!

I have also hit pan on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Dim Light) which I have reviewed here. I want to try other shades which are said to be universally flattering so I’m eyeing the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Limited Edition ($58).

I’m not going to buy lipsticks anymore….said no woman ever! Like how can I resist the temptation of Bite Beauty  Collector’s Edition Lip Layers Set (98)? It’s a set of 10 double-ended lipsticks (that makes it 20 then, woohoo!!) featuring fashion-forward shades. I have reviewed Pastille Lavender, can I just say I’m hooked?

Another set on my wish list is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper 7-Piece Holiday Set ($89). It has everything you need to get you started on Marc Jacobs trend!

You can never have too many palettes woman! Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette  ($56) looks like a great deal. It has 20 eyeshadows, 2 blush, 2 bronzer, lippy, mascara, and chevron print clutch.

I have read rave reviews on Laura Artist Palette for Eyes ($48). I know it’s another neutral palette but that’s exactly the reason why it’s on my wish list. Maybe someone will get it for me? haha!

Have you made your choices yet? What’s on your wish list?




  1. November 6, 2013 / 9:10 am

    I just bought the Hourglass trio and haven't opened it yet. I don't know what I'm waiting for! lol I'm eyeing that Too Faced palette too….

  2. November 6, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    I think I'm actually going to pass on the VIB sale. Shocking, I know! I got the Too Faced palette and Ocho Loco 2 during the Employee appreciation sale, and I got the other holiday sets that I wanted from Ulta during their 20% off sale. Since I've also made a couple of QVC purchases recently, I think I need to pass on Sephora.

    If I do cave and buy something, it would probably be the Hourglass palette or the Tarte Coral Crush palette.

    • November 6, 2013 / 10:30 pm

      Hmmm, my guess is…you won't pass on VIB! But I can relate w/ you, I had the employee sale discount not too long and made some purchases here and there,QVC included. My mind wants but my my wallet is cursing me now, haha!

  3. November 6, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    I still haven't found a good excuse to buy a Naked palette yet. (Am I the only Beauty Blogger without one of the two?) I just know of so many great dupes and also am in love with my Nude 'Tude palette from theBalm!

    • November 6, 2013 / 10:28 pm

      if only nudetude is sold at sephora, that would be my first choice too. i have it and i love it more than naked.

  4. November 6, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I am not a VIB so I will sit to the side and watch you big spenders haul. 😀

    • November 6, 2013 / 10:26 pm

      True that Shiela! It's supposed to be a fun experience but I'm having headaches, it's hard to decide!!!!

  5. November 6, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    I love your picks!

    • November 6, 2013 / 10:26 pm

      My mind wants it all but my wallet is complaining, haha!

    • November 6, 2013 / 10:25 pm

      LOL, because we are great enablers!!! and yours would be on my list too!

  6. November 6, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    My wish list is HUGE! You have some of the same items on your wish list as I do though!

  7. November 7, 2013 / 5:02 am

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one feels like one can never have too many palettes. I think I have four on my wishlist. 🙂

    • November 8, 2013 / 5:38 am

      Hi Ingrid, you have an enabler here, haha! Things like these…only a makeup junkie can understand!!xo

  8. November 7, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    It isn't like I need another neutral palette but that Laura Artist palette looks promising

  9. November 7, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I want the Laura Artist Palette. I need another neutral palette like I need another arm

    • November 8, 2013 / 5:39 am

      hahaha!!!! you crack me up!!!! we need more eyes so we can play with more palettes. mutation time!!!

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