Thank goodness that the annual Sephora VIB Sale came immediately after the election. It’s like the chaser after the shot: a nice little pick-me-up of goodies to help soothe the broken feminist heart.
Today begins the 20% off VIB sale– not to be confused with the Sephora VIB Rouge sale that already happened for those who have the ability to spend far more money than I do. You all had your World Series, and did a lot of planning for that. But this is my World Series, and you can bet I came to play.
Holiday make-up season is my favorite time of year for cosmetics, as all of the pretty collections come out. I have a list of things I am planning on getting today, but that doesn’t stop me from making my ultimate wish list. The “If I had a zillion dollars” Wishlist, if you will.
Though I plan on doing a haul with swatches and reviews of the items I do end up buying, I thought it’d be fun to share what is on my ultimate wishlist before then. And for those playing along at home, comment on what you think I’ll actually being purchasing at this sale– and what you yourself would be purchasing. If you’re right, maybe I’ll give you a cookie or something. If I’m not too broke after the sale ends, that is.
This set contains 4 Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in the colors Fig, Pepper, Honeycomb, and Nori. I have heard amazing things about these lipsticks and am in love with their formulas after swatching them several times in-store. These colors are also right up my alley: rich, gorgeous neutrals in the form of two nudes, a rosey pink and a deep red-brown. I’m especially into the second shade and the last shade. These lipsticks are also made of yummy ingredients that excite me greatly.
This goes under the umbrella of “probably never ever” but if someone wants to buy me a hella expensive present, this would be it right here. This killer contains the 18 Matte Créme Lip Crayons in the shades Blanc, Amaretto, Brandy, Blood Orange, Aubergine, Fraise, Red Velvet, Pink Lady, Leche, Glace, Pastille, Tatin, Truffle, Cognac, Sucre, Peche, Framboise, and Rosehip– I got these names from the Sephora website, and have no idea if they are in the order as they pictured, but I’m going to assume not. And just like the first set, Bite Beauty is known for their awesome ingredients. Makes me truly want to sink my teeth into these crayons— get it? Huh? Huh?
I would do terrible, terrible things to get my hands on this collection but it is a whopping $275.00, and even after the 20% off, I still can’t
afford justify dropping that much money. But for those who are curious: after the discount it will be $220, which is roughly $12.50 per lip crayon, which is actually a really great deal if you have the cash upfront.
You can bet your sweet tushie that I am going to grab this monster. I love Peter Thomas Roth masks, and this is a phenomenal deal. I have been after the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask for awhile, and have heard really great things about the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask. Both have great reviews for acne-prone skin. The 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask is another cult favorite that I would love to try, so this set is more than worth it for me. I am a huge face mask user, and it’s become my usual routine to splurge for some great masks during these holiday sales. They usually end up lasting me all year as well, so it’s definitely worth it. For this 5-piece kit, it will be $12.00 per mask, which is a fabulous deal. I’m so excited and cannot wait to put these all over my face.
This one is truly a “wishlist” item as it is sold out on the Sephora website right now. I heard these have a very interesting formula: super pigmented like a liquid lipstick, but they are not matte and apply/feel more like a gloss. Much like the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche set, these colors are speaking to me on a spiritual level. I’ve also never owned any NARS products, so these seemed like a fun introduction to the brand. Too bad it’s not in stock, or else I can just image rubbing my face against these like I do with my cat. They’re so good looking you just want to mess them up, you know what I mean?
So you know the meme of the fat cat that has the phrase “*heavy breathing*” under it? That’s me with this palette. Thank god this is sold out or bad things would happen. I may not be willing to give up paying my cable bill for the NARS lip glides, but this one I would be willing to make some sacrifices for. Do you see those colors? That orange/tan in the bottom right hand corner and the glittery rose gold shade called “Trust Fund” are looking directly into my heart. They just want to be part of my life, I know it. Come to me, pretties. I’m your mother now.
Edited after this post went live: A Facebook group dedicated to make-up that I belong in actually talked a great deal about this palette today and it was the general consensus that is a disappointment. I have not tried this palette myself, but was informed by many people that it is lacking in pigmentation, is small in size, and many people who purchased are actually returning it. Just an FYI.
Believe it or not, that’s all I really want tomorrow. Just like a good few thousands dollars of make-up, ya know? Nothing major or too extravagant. I didn’t look into taking out a small loan or anything to make my wildest lipstick and glitter eyeshadow dreams come true. Definitely not.
Stay tuned for the actual Sephora VIB Sale haul that will be in the near future.
Did you shop the sale? What did you get? Do any of my wishlist items make you feel tingly inside? Let me know!