My Sephora VIB Sale cards arrived in the mail recently and I’ve since been hopelessly filling my online shopping cart. I always try to go the practical route and use the 20% off to stock up on essentials and while I’ve already culled quite a bit of my list, something’s got to give. Here’s where I’m at so far:
Boscia Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens – Yes, 3 packs. They’re half the cost of the regular ones before taking my 20% off. (Please don’t buy them all before I get some!)
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Mini in Icon – This. It’s just beautiful! The swatches I’ve seen so far look similar to those I’ve seen of Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Creme in Port which I bought recently to use as my holiday lip color this year. Do I need both? Do I skip Hourglass? (Seriously…did I just ask that?) Do I return Port for something else?
Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head Twin-Pack in Normal – This is my perfect density brush. I’ve tried Sensitive and even using it twice a day didn’t clear up my textural issues. Next I tried the Deep Pore brush and it was almost perfect. My pores were clear, my forehead smooth, but my skin was ever so slightly dry. I’ve since started using the Normal brush and I’m loving it. I can use it twice a day if I feel like it and I don’t get dried out. It’s a clear winner.
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black – I far prefer the Too Faced formula over Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Pencils. Too Faced stays on my waterline much better and the Perfect Black color is something I prefer to Urban Decay’s Zero and Perversion. I’m almost out of my Zero pencil so this one is a must-buy for me.
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Espresso – I also own Perfect Brown which is sometimes too light. I’m low on Urban Decay Demolition which is also a great shade, but again I have better wear-time with Too Faced.
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder – The pressed powder has been in my possession since the release and it is fantastic. The unique formula requires a very dense brush for application and while the compact is convenient on the go, I’m just a loose powder kind of girl. Wondering which you’d prefer? Cindy Rodriguez of NARS 413 BLKR suggests loose powder which will give a smoother finish than pressed because it is lighter. Can’t argue with that logic!
Beauty Blender PRO Double Blenders – How long have I been meaning to try these?? The only reason I haven’t yet is because sponges stain. And I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to applicator cleanliness. What do you think…do I go for it? Any favorite cleaning methods?
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli – Still one of my best foundation matches ever, I love Stromboli. I’m on the fence because I currently have three open foundations and three open tinted moisturizers (maybe more?). Ridiculous, I know, but there’s this irrational fear inside me that I will manage to finish them and then I’ll have lost out on saving money for Sheer Glow. (Do ya feel me, junkies?)
Urban Essentials by Urban Decay 500-Point Perk – Okay. So I really want the b6 spray, mainly for a wedding I’m doing makeup for this Friday and also out of curiosity. This set has a .5 oz bottle. I recently purchased a 1oz of All Nighter for $14.00 because it is travel-sized and excellent for makeup artist gigs. I might pick this one up early which leads me to…
Holly Jolly Nourishment Sample Bag with 8 Samples – Again, a .5 oz b6 spray. See, I can leave one with my friend and keep the other this way. And it’s like $14.00 in free spray. I’m also interested in trying the Too Faced BB cream and the Living Proof product. Plus it comes in a makeup bag and while they are never high quality, I always hope the next one will be different. (What is wrong with me?) But to get this one, I can’t use my 20% off code as well so I need to make a $25.00 order separate from the VIB Sale that starts Friday. (Seriously, what is wrong with me?)
Such first world problems.
On another note, I’m severely disappointed in the VIB Rouge program. Sephora made a big deal about extra perks and gifts. I haven’t seen anything yet. I don’t mean to sound spoiled, but don’t advertise something and then not hold up to your end of the bargain. Don’t get me wrong…unlimited free access to the Beauty Studio is nice to have, but how often will I actually use that? I haven’t yet. Keep trying Sephora. You can do better.
Am I missing anything in my cart? Is there a complete miss on this list? Tell me what you think and let me know what’s on your list!