Haul: Sephora VIB Rouge Spring Sale

 

Haul: Sephora VIB Rouge Spring Sale

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Hello all:) So this is a little different for me BUT I thought with the recent VIB/VIB Rouge sale I’d put together a haul. I purchased all of these items on Sephora.com and inside a JCPenney Sephora in my city with the 15% Spring discount for VIB Rouge members. Let me know in the comments below what you picked up or if there is anything you’d like a more in-depth review on!

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Benefit Cheek Parade:

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Price: $58 USD

What it is: The sequel to Benefit’s Cheekathon Palette, released last year. Cheek Parade contains 2 full-size bronzers and 3 full-size blushes. This includes: Hoola, Hoola Lite, Galifornia, Rockateur, and Dandelion. It also comes with a powder brush and a “how to” insert.

Where it’s at: Available for international online purchase at Sephora.com and Macys.com. Also available to the U.S. and Canada at Ulta.com. Available to U.S. only at Benefitcosmetics.com and HSN.com.

What I like: So, I think hands down this is the best value you can find if you want to try out some of Benefit’s face products. A single pan of blush or bronzer is $29 USD, so if there are two in this palette you were already planning on buying — I’d go ahead a spend a few extra dollars to get this baby. I already purchased the Cheekathon palette last year, but really wanted to try out Galifornia and Hoola Lite, so for me — decision made. I already know Hoola and Dandelion are great so it’s nice to have a back-up as well. I’m pretty excited about this one:)

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NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette:

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Price: $59 USD

What it is: Another warm neutral palette!! As if we all don’t have enough, right? I had trouble with this one for that very reason — so much so that I waited too long and it was sold out online when I went to make my purchase. Lucky for me (unlucky for my wallet), I happened to be browsing in my local Sephora and saw two of these left on a shelf. Low impulse control, combine with FOMO and I’ve added a new one to my collection. This is a 12-pan eyeshadow palette with a revamped “sensorial” eyeshadow formula. Not exactly sure what that means at the moment, but if you’d like a review I’ll be doing some research to find out.

Where it’s at: Available for international purchase at Narscosmetics.com, Nordstrom.com, and Sephora.com. It is also available for pre-order (shipping at the end of May) at Barneys.com and Saksfifthavenue.com.

What I like: Overall, I love NARS as brand. I think the formulas are usually very good, packaging is on point, and I feel like I am investing in something of quality. I think this (pending quality review) has the ability to be a stand-alone palette for travel and everyday looks. It combines matte, satin and shimmer finishes with staple neutral, wearable colors.

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Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ~ Celestial:

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Price: $42 USD

What it is: Liquid magic? Kindof. This is a highly-concentrated illuminator that you can add to foundation, CC or BB creams, moisturizer, or place it on bare skin. It is supposed to create a luminous glow when added in to products or can be used as a liquid highlight.  The shade ‘Celestial’ is described as a “glistening pearl” and is one of the more popular products in this line.

Where it’s at: This can be found for international purchase at Sephora.com, Beautylish.com. U.S. and Canada can also find it at Coverfx.com. U.S. residents also have the option of ordering from Ulta.com.

What I like: I love what Cover FX has done with the enhancer drops — honestly, they are so well done. I have their Custom Cover Drops, as well as the enhancer drops in Halo and Sunkissed. I find that they have MANY different uses and I have yet to regret one of my purchases from this company. I wanted to try out another illuminator (Halo is amazing, but not so much for every day) and Celestial is one that I keep hearing about. I’m just hoping it lives up to the hype.

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Due ~ Opal/Jam

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Price: $14 USD (on sale at Sephora.com for $10 USD)

What it is: Two (VERY) mini Amuse Bouche lipsticks in a dual ended tube. The darker of the two in ‘Jam’, is an opaque creamy formula, while ‘Opal’ is a pearlescent white topper. These are definitely tiny — like sample size small, but conveniently packaged for someone looking to try out a couple of shades from the line.

Where it’s at: These can only be found for international purchase in the sale section at Sephora.com.

What I like: I think Bite Beauty has come up with an amazing formula for their Amuse Bouche line. I think they are creamy, long-wearing, and pigmented. I think their shade range is absolutely beautiful as well. Plus, I feel good knowing they are very ingredient conscious. I am a little disappointed in the size of these lipsticks; however, and given another opportunity I might have put that $10 towards a full-size lipstick.

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Jam (fully twisted up)


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Opal (fully twisted up)

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Beauty Gift Set:

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Price: $100 USD

What it is: A YSL gift set that includes: a 1.6 oz. Black Opium Eau De Parfum, a full-size Rouge Pur Couture in No. 10 Beige Tribute, and a deluxe-sized Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in No. 1 Black.

Where it’s at: Unfortunately, this exact set is sold out at Sephora. I debated about including it; however all of the individual pieces are still available for individual sale.

What I like: YSL Black Opium is one of my all-time favorite scents. It is dark and musky, but still feminine. I have so many minis and deluxe-sized bottles of this that when the set came up for sale, it just made sense. I have never tried a YSL lipstick, but I have the Volupte Tint-In-Oil and absolutely love it, so I am excited to have a full-sized pinky nude to test out. The mascara has decent reviews — I never get too pumped about mascara–but it’ll be nice to see how it compares to my all-time favorite, Buxom.

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belif – The True Cream Aqua Bomb:

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Price: $38 USD

What it is: One of the best moisturizers I have ever used. This has a gel-like consistency and sinks into the skin immediately. It is described as a gel-cream that is appropriate for dry, oily, and combination skin.

Where it’s at: This is available internationally on Sephora.com. The belif website has a list of individual retailers that it is sold at on an international basis. I also found it on The Face Shop Canada’s website (for sale only in Canada).

What I like: Well, first off let me say I have “problem skin”, like it has been a MAJOR problem. I feel like most experience this in their teen years, but for some reason mine started to become an issue when I turned 24 and hasn’t seemed to slow down since. After much trial and error, dermatologist visits, expensive medications…I have finally (!!) found a regime that has almost cleared my skin entirely. Unfortunately, it has also really dried things out. Enter the Aqua Bomb. I did not have a single breakout from this moisturizer and it is one of the only things that adds some buoyancy back into my skin. Can’t say enough good things about this one.

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Last but not least…

Dry Bar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse and The Morning After Shower Cap:

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Price: Southern Belle Mousse $26 USD + Shower Cap $16

What it is: Exactly what it’s described as — I needed a new mousse for some volume and a shower cap for those days when I don’t have time to blow-dry AND style my hair. The mousse is described as volumizing for ‘fine to medium hair’ while providing a ‘flexible’ hold. The shower cap has a thick exterior plastic and is lined with terry cloth.

Where it’s at: Both items are available for purchase at Sephora.com. The mousse has to be shipped ground; therefore, there are shipping restrictions outside of the continental U.S. They are also available to U.S. residents at thedrybar.com and Ulta.com.

What I like: I know this company has received some flack for private labeling some of their products — mainly hair tools and accessories– and then charging a higher price for these items essentially for name recognition and cuter packaging. I get it. However, I like what they put out there. I think the products are great and I love the way they look. I have yet to be disappointed by a Drybar styling product, so I will continue to purchase from this brand. I also love that they share their expertise by uploading styling videos on Youtube. I think it’s great, especially for those who don’t live in a big metropolitan area or those who don’t want to spend upwards of $50 to get their hair styled. I love my shower cap and am excited to start putting the mousse to the test.

The Wrap-Up: So that’s my haul from the VIB/VIB Rouge Spring sale. For those of you that have been calculating in your head this whole time (I know, I am one of you), the grand total was $349 + CA tax. With the 15% off I saved $52.35, so the grand total was $297 USD. Not bad for a sale that comes around twice a year. A lot of these are products that I’ve had my eye on or planned on buying at some point — so I add them to my loves list and wait for my coupon code. Again, let me know if there are any products you’d like a more in-depth review on! Thanks for stopping in:)

Stay tuned for a Viseart Theory Palette Review + Giveaway!

~XOXO

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