Sephora VIB Sale – Haul!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the long-awaited Sephora VIB sale. Sephora only does these sales two times a year so it’s wise to get while the gettin’ is good.

After attempting to clean out my makeup storage just last week (and promptly giving up after 20 minutes), I tried to be a little more judicious this year than usual. Here are my very carefully chosen top picks from the Sephora VIB sale.

1. Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
TARTE Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

I need another warm-toned eyeshadow palette like I need a hole in the head but I couldn’t resist this one. I already own and love the Tartelette Original and Tartelette in Bloom palettes so I know I love the formulas. The colors in this one are perfect for this time of year and sort of remind me of my favorite shades from the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette which has been a favorite of mine for the last few months.

2. Ouai Texturizing Hairspray
Ouai Texturizing Hairspray

I got a mini sample of this last time I went to Sephora just to test it out. I’m usually pretty devoted to my Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray but it’s soooo expensive and I used up my last spritz over a month ago. I really like how this Ouai one has a fresh minty scent and I decided to give it a go for the upcoming holiday season.

3. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Bow  Arrow and Lolita II

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick

Lolita II

Okay, so you guys know I’m obsessed with the shade “Sanctuary” from Kat Von D.  It’s a great autumnal, 90s cool-toned brown. But what I really fell in love with was the formula of these babies. I actually thought I wasn’t a liquid lipstick person until I found these. (I had to return the Anastasia ones because they were so difficult to apply and dried up on my lips.) So I decided to pick up two more neutral shades, Bow N Arrow is a best-seller and Lolita II. I own the original Lolita in the now-discontinued Studded Kiss formula and love the shade. This slightly tawnier version seemed perfect for an everyday winter lip color.

4. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask

With cooler weather comes dryer, more irritated skin. I saw that this mask was given 5 stars on Beautypedia so I decided to give it a go. I would have loved to buy a ton of new skincare products but I’m still on a bit of a skincare detox (check out my how-to) and I wanted to keep it simple for awhile. Yay, sensitive skin.

5. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red

Mysterious Red

Mysterious Red

I love a matte lip. I really wanted to get a new matte red for the holidays (the unofficial red lip season) and it seemed like a lot of the lipstick formulas at Sephora had some sort of shine to them. I used to love, and I mean, LOVE the Nars Cruella lip pencil from this line so when I realized that there was a red shade in that same formula that I hadn’t tried yet, I knew I had to have it. I love the name (so mysterious) and the color itself was described as a “crimson” on Sephora’s website. While I plan to break out my rediscovered and much beloved “Cruella” this year, I’m pretty stoked to test out a new shade of this super matte formula.

That’s all, folks! Very restrained for me…

Anyone else partaking in the Sephora VIB Sale this year? Let me know what you bought below!


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