Sephora Sale: What I Bought & First Impressions

The Sephora Vib Sale happened mid April and it was like the flood gates had opened up.  I hadn’t purchased much from Sephora since I’ve been trying to find really affordable stuff for you guys, but I’m sure you’re also interested in the fancier stuff.  I can’t lie, I am.  So here’s to getting VIB Rouge again in 2016, because $1,000 is easily justified by receiving a mini lipstick and an extra 5% off, of course.
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1  Dry Bar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray, $25.   I’m going to do a review of hair texturizers soon, so that’s where you’ll find a full review.  So far, I’ve liked the way it makes my hair feel when sprayed on after it’s dried.

2  Living Proof Instant Texture Volumizer, $24.  I haven’t used this yet, but I love my Living Proof Full Conditioner, so I have high hopes.

3  Formula X The Match Nail Polish Set in Medium to Deep, $16.  I love that they selected colors specifically for skin tone in these sets.  My hands are definitely more medium in the summertime, but I really liked these colors more than the set for light to medium.

4  Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation, $48.  I’ve been looking for an alternative to my MUFE HD Invisible Foundation, which is my all-time favorite but has fragrance in it.  It doesn’t bother me upon application, but I’m worried it’s not helping my rosacea.  I first bought the YSL Fusion Ink foundation without realizing it is loaded with fragrance.  Talk about from the frying pan into the fryer.  I returned it the next day and an associate suggested I try this one.  I have to say, I don’t really like it at all.  It didn’t build to medium coverage well on my face, instead it looked very layered.  I’m not into it right now.

5  Stila Here Comes the Sun Set, $44.  I really like sets like these because I can use a variety of products from a brand at a more affordable price.  I don’t mind the smaller sizes because I don’t always make it through full size products anyway, plus they’re great for travel.  This set came with a smudge stick, lip gloss, eyeshadow, bronzer, and liquid highlighter.  The eyeshadow (next to the bronzer) is really, really pretty.

6  Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score, $26.  I bought this the same day Sephora announced they were carrying it.  It’s definitely similar to Nars Orgasm blush, but not quite as pretty.

7  Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss in Quiver, $22.  The shade selection is awesome and Quiver is just gorgeous.  For fully opaque color, you’ll definitely need two coats and a base color.

8  Nars Multiple in Maui, $39.  I had been wanting this for a while and I’m so glad I finally bought it.  I like that you can use it on lips, cheeks, and eyes.  The formula is also really lightweight and unique.

9  Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in Scorpio, $20.  These shades, again, are incredible.  Urban Decay really knows color.  Most of the Moondust shadows have a shift to them which are really cool.

10  Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme, $44.  I’m not usually into full coverage, but this one has a really creamy and lightweight texture.  I haven’t tried it yet, but even if I don’t like it for myself, I’m sure it will be great for photoshoots.

I also bought both of Kevyn Aucoin’s books since I had been planning to buy them from Amazon anyway.  My boxing trainer used to train Kevyn Aucoin in the 80’s so it’s like I practically knew him anyway, but it doesn’t hurt to learn a few things from a legend.

I love reading about what people chose during this sale, since it only happens twice a year.  Let me know about some of your favorite new products in the comments!

All The Best,

E-SIG

17 thoughts on “Sephora Sale: What I Bought & First Impressions

  1. Wow, this was certainly a haul! I bought the Becca Foundation months ago and have only used it twice. I’m not a full coverage kind of gal either so it’s not something that I reach for often. Great post😊

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  2. I still don’t see the huge benefit between VIB Rouge and VIB – Rouges don’t get higher % off than VIB during the sale but they do get access to the sale earlier than everyone, I suppose.
    The items you got are fabulous (yes, we all want higher end stuff to supplement drugstore goodies!) I’m interested in that Becca foundation now!

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  3. Wow, so jealous of all the stuff you bought! Seen that NARS Foundation all over the blogosphere at the moment, I think I’ll have to give it a try myself soon πŸ™‚ xx

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  4. That’s a shame about the Nars foundation! I’m trying it now and I really like how it goes on at first, but throughout the day it starts to emphasize my dry spots and crease

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    1. I feel the same 😦 It’s such a shame, too, because I feel that Nars could do a really beautiful, luminous foundation potentially but I haven’t liked anything I’ve tried from them as far as foundations go 😦

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  5. Hello! Your blog is SO lovely and I am definitely going to have to try out some of these beautiful products! I just started a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog and would love if you would check it out! Kyra xx

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  6. I really need to try that new nars foundation. I absolutely love sheer glow and would love to try more from them.
    I also have my own beauty blog, I’d lobe if you checked it out! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love seeing your haul! I got some excellent stuff in the VIB Rouge sale myself, including the Nars Multiple (in Portofino), YSL lipstick, and some Fresh face cream that I adore πŸ™‚

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