Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017

This is my first time experiencing the Sephora VIB Sale and it was great and damaging. The Beauty world is hard and complex. The ideal would be to be able to purchase everything in the one place and get all the rewards, but the corporations don’t want you to be able to do that. So if you have to go Ulta, Sephora, and the individual brands’ websites to get all the goodies. It is very rarely that Sephora puts products on sale that are not from their own collection, meaning that this sale and the one during Fall must be huge selling seasons for them as any beauty lover knows, we only need a slight discount to justify all of our crazy purchases.

I did get a couple of bits, but I didn’t splurge on crazy expensive products, just products that I have been wanting for a while but didn’t want to commit and spend money on them. I also used it as an opportunity to try new things like fake eyelashes.


I think so far my absolute favorite product that I got on the sale was the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip (the exact one is not showing up on the website anymore). It retails for $28 and comes with five lipsticks and one lipliner. Four of the lipsticks are mini versions and then there’s one full sized product which in this case was the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte. I am a sucker for mini versions of products, and mini lipsticks are so cute. Also, most of my lipstick collection is made up of Colourpop products mainly because of how affordable they are, and this gives me a chance to try out multiple higher-end brands and formulas without committing to purchasing the full-sized product.

The other samples are, Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (officially the longest name in existence), Marc Jacobs BeautyLe Marc Lip Creme in 246 Slow Burn, Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb, Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian, and Estee Edit The Barest Contour Lip Liner in 05 In The Buff.

If you’re looking to try new lipsticks, I would highly recommend giving this a go!


In this haul, I also picked up Farsali’s Rose Gold Elixir. This became a beauty favorite really quick and I’ve been wanting to try it for a really long time. If you haven’t heard about this before, it’s “a fast-absorbing, dry oil that can be used as an effective daily moisturizer, or in conjunction with your makeup routine.” Others also use it in their makeup, on their beauty blenders to blend out makeup, and MUAs have found endless uses for it!


The third product is Hourglass Ambient Lightning Powder in Luminous Light. This was previously mentioned in my March Makeup Wishlist and I finally get to try it!! I swatched it before at the store and it’s such a light powder, so soft, and it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all. I tried it out today as a no makeup-makeup look and I am loving it so far. Another powder product is the NARS Blush in Orgasm. Again, another favorite and raved about product by the Beauty community, and I had never tried it before. First, let me say the NARS packaging is amazing. Even though it’s a small product, the packaging is sturdy and just so nice.

Those were the ones I was most excited about. I also got a replacement for my absolute favorite mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex, I compared it to others in my Battle of the Mascaras post. As I continue to write these I really want to try new things, both products, and makeup trends, which is why I picked up some eyelashes to give them a go. I’ve only worn fake eyelashes once before for a school fashion show and someone put them on for me. I went to Sephora on the last day of the sale and asked a Sales Associate to help me out and recommend natural looking lashes, glue, and anything else that might make my life easier. If you have any tips or advice for this fake eyelash virgin I would appreciate a comment below.

Did you get anything during the Sephora VIB Sale?? Let me know, I’m dying t know the products people bought during the sale. Don’t forget to like and let me know your thoughts in the comments!


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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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🍃 The Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer helps soften and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Also, includes antioxidants to help support healthy collagen. Even if you are young and don’t have visible wrinkles, it is super important to be preventive! I haven’t used this one yet, but it felt really nice on my hand and I can’t wait to use it.
🍃Also received the Firming DMAE Eye aloft. This cream lifts, firms, and tightens the delicate eye area. It has #hyaluronicacid which infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture. I have used this a couple of times and really like the way it feels. While it isn’t super heavy, it does feel really hydrating.
Thank you so much #dermaesocial 🙏🏼
Productos nuevos para probar de @dermae! Su hidratante que ayuda a suavizar y disminuir la apariencia de arrugas. Nunca es muy temprano para empezar a prevenir. Y el segundo producto es su crema para la ojos que hidrata, afirma, y levanta la delicada área de los ojos. El #contornodeojos ya lo he usado un par de veces y me ha gustado mucho lo hidrata que hace ver las ojeras.
  • It’s a new week and I am still dealing with my cold 🤦🏻‍♀️Maybe I’ll be cured before the end of the year 🤞🏼What is one thing makeup/skincare related that you struggle with? Something you can’t make look right. For example, for me it is concealer. I have tried so many different things (still testing some), but this is the one area of my face that looks the worst at end of the day. I also feel like it’s a very important one as I want to make sure I get those under eye circles covered, but don’t want it to look cakey. Let’s help each other out! Give me your concealer tips and I’ll try to help you! 👇🏼
Una nueva semana y yo todavía con gripa 🤦🏻‍♀️A lo mejor para el fin de año ya estoy mejor 🤞🏼Cuál es un paso en su rutina de maquillaje/cuidado de la piel con la que tienen dificultades? Que no logran que se vea bien? Por ejemplo, para mi es el corrector para tapar las ojeras. Siempre me parece que es lo peor que se ve al final del día. Quiero asegurarme de que estoy tapando las ojeras pero no quiero que el area se vea pesada. Denme sus tips y ayudémonos! 👇🏼
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  • Happy #Sunday! A little #throwback to the end of the summer when I had a fresh tan (that has now faded) and was playing with the @hourglasscosmetics #scatteredlight shadow in Smoke. Only used some bronzer and the #hourglass shadow to add a little something. Love how easy these were to use. I had no trouble with fallout throughout the day or longevity.
I hope you all had a very relaxing weekend ♥️
Feliz Domingo! Esto fue al final del verano cuando todavía estaba bronceadita y estrenaba la sombra de @hourglasscosmetics en el tono Smoke. Son súper fáciles de usar! Yo no tuve ningún problema durante el día, al final se veía igual que apenas la apliqué.
Espero todos hayan tenido un buen fin de semana ♥️
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Feliz Viernes! Espero se estén preparando para un fin de semana súper relajado. Estos son todos productos que he usado ya un tiempo y todos me encantan. Les súper recomiendo las sombras de #thrivecausemetics. La verdad que no se necesita más. Los polvos bronceadores de #marcbeauty son de los mejores que he usado.
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NEW - the @fur_you Silk Scrub (gifted). This is a gentle exfoliant to be used 2-3 times a week on your body. It can also be used as a mask, but I see myself using it after I shave. I’ve only tried it on my hand so far and I was very impressed by how gentle it was. It didn’t feel scratchy. And I LOVE the packaging. It is so practical and hygienic.
Productos para la piel! Para quitarme el maquillaje uso #GreenClean de @farmacybeauty seguido por el #soyfacecleanser de #freshbeauty. Una nueva adición es el exfoliante de #furyou para el cuerpo. Ya lea contaré qué tal!
@sephora @saturday_skin #sephora #saturdayskin #OctolyFamily
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What are your favorite drugstore makeup products?
Si no han escuchado de #colourpopcosmetics, esta marca es súper económica pero la calidad es súper buena y vale la pena. Además tienen una gran seleccion de productos. Otros productos de farmacia que son súper buenos, los polvos bronceadores de #physiciansformula.


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