It’s that time of the year again! If you haven’t heard, the Sephora VIB Rouge sale starts this weekend (November 6-9) and the VIB sale follows shortly thereafter (November 13-16). I saw the news on Instagram last night and I knew I had to start thinking about what I wanted to purchase.
Before I purchase either of these foundations I’m going to try and get samples of both beforehand. These are both pricey foundations so I don’t want to invest in one of them and then figure out they don’t work for me!
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – $49 CAD
I’ve heard so many good things about this foundation and because I just had a really good experience with the Too Faced Most Loved Set (review here), I’m kind of on a Too Faced kick now.
Makeup Forever Invisible Coverage Foundation – $50 CAD
I’ve heard such great things about this foundation as well. The shade selection is extensive (40 shades!) so it seems like finding the right one for my face won’t be an issue. I’m interested to see the differences between this and the Too Faced foundation in store.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Diffused Light) – $52 CAD
I’ve been wanting to try one of these highlighting powders for a while but the price just about kills me! Taking 20% off helps soften the blow; if only they all didn’t look so beautiful! I think I’d go with the Diffused Light shade given that its meant to conceal redness which is something I struggle with.
Bare Minerals Skin Rev-er Upper – $25 CAD
This is my favourite lightweight, every day moisturizer. I’m almost out, so I need a refill! It’s annoying that this doesn’t show up on the Canadian site, so I’m going to have to pick it up in-store. It’s got a very thin and watery consistency and it absorbs into my skin very quickly, which is key for me in the mornings!
Nars Blush (Sin/Deep Throat/Mata Hari) – $37.00
I’ve worn Nars Orgasm for years and I think it will always be one of my favourite blushes of all time. Because I’m such a fan of the formula, I want to add to my collection. Can’t decide between these three shades though!
Buxom Dolly’s Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette – $50
I spotted this palette back in the summer and it intrigued me, particularly that shimmery cranberry shade on the far right. The shades in this one all look really pretty but I’m trying to decide if it’d be more fun to create my own palette within this line for the same price.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – $55 CAD
Another highly raved about palette! These are all very neutral though which I think is kind of boring, but neutrals and nudes are typically what I reach for on a daily basis.
Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette – $48 CAD
I’ve been looking for a travel-friendly palette and this one looks like it would fit the bill! It contains eyeshadows, blush, bronzer and highlighter and the colours all look very neutral and warm but versatile!
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette – $59 CAD
The most expensive option of the bunch but probably the one I want most. The chocolate scent of this is what is pulling me in, not to mention the mix of brown and neutral shades, with the occasional pop of colour in there too.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – $30
I did a full review on the trail size of this here; I rarely buy high-end mascara but this one has me converted! My sample size has run out and I’m really missing this so I know I need the full size.
Living Proof Instant Texture Mist – $32 CAD
I just used up a trial size of this and I lurrrrrved it! It made my curls (via curling iron) last longer than anything I’ve used previously and it left zero residue behind. The cost of this physically hurts but because my hair is so tempermental I’m willing to cough up the change for it.
Marc Jacobs Decadence – $115 CAD
This might be my new fall/winter fragrance. First, I’m mesmerized by the bottle, how unique is it? And the scent is so lovely – a little woodsy, slightly musky but still feminine. I might try the rollerball to start and then request a full size spray for Christmas.
Bite Beauty Luminious Lip Creme (Mauvember) – $28 CAD
I’m not sure if you can use the discount on this product but I might just buy this anyway. It looks like a great shade, plus its limited edition and supports a great charity!
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask – $30 CAD
It’s only November and my lips are already so dry. I feel like I’m going to need something extra-strength to get me through the colder months, and this has been on my must-try list for a while. I’ve heard the packaging sucks on this but the product itself is really good.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (Melted Peony) – $25 CAD
I have Melted Fig in this line and I love it. All the other colours in this line look pretty intense and vibrant, but Melted Peony looks a little more muted and more my style.
So I’m obviously not going to buy all of these because I don’t have an unlimited bank account. Plus, once I’m in store, I tend to talk myself out of things or convince myself that I don’t really need this or that. Then I regret it after the sale is over and end up buying things at full price. #logic So this time I’m going to make sure that I’m thoughtful about what I purchase, why I’m purchasing and why I decide not to purchase something.
Have you tried any of these products? Have I made some good choices? Not so good choices? What have I missed? What are you buying at the VIB sale? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading!