Ah yes, the annual Sephora sale that only happens twice a year has come and gone. With that, I’ve purchased quite a few items that I thought I’d share with you. Some of these products are because I’ve been running out of the product and would like to try something new. Others are items that I’ve been eyeing for a while but could never bring myself to purchase them at full price. Nonetheless, let’s hammer it all out. (I’ll most likely be briefly speaking of each item and have more in depth reviews in the future)
- Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene, Marc Jacobs Beauty ($64 CAD/$49 USD, Sephora.ca)
I’ve always been eyeing the eyeshadow palettes from Marc Jacobs and when this was announced, I knew that it was definitely something that I’d want to get my hands on. The white packaging with rose gold details screams summer to me along with the shade selection, I’m really into the pink tones lately and definitely want to try the eyeshadows from them.
- Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, Anastasia Beverly Hills ($30 CAD/$23 USD, Sephora.ca)*
This was a repurchase for me, I had picked up the brow powder before my trip to Asia last year after discovering that I liked filling in my brows with powder instead of pencil. I had hit pan a while ago and needed a backup. (I ended up returning this for the Kat Von D)
- Brow Struck Dimension Powder in Dark Brown, Kat Von D ($24 CAD/$20 USD, Sephora.ca)
I was so excited when Kat Von D announced she’d be releasing an array of brow products. The packaging for all the products are so beautiful. I was pretty skeptical as the powder looked like it had some glitter/shimmer to it but it ended up not showing up on my brows. I’ll probably stick to this product as it’s cheaper than the ABH. Nonetheless, I’m a fan of both products and will probably pick up the powder brow brush from KVD later on.
- Cover Shot: Petal Metal Eyeshadow Palette, Smashbox + Vlada ($35 CAD/$29 USD, Sephora.ca)
I’ve been wanting to pick up one of the Smashbox eyeshadow palettes for a while since Ablaze was such a hit but could never bring myself to pick it up since I had some other palettes with similar shades. I’m a big fan of Vlada and was so excited when they announced a collaboration collection. The palette is so slim and also includes a mirror making it great for traveling!
- MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze Eyeshadow Palette, Pat McGrath Labs ($70 CAD/$55 USD, Sephora.ca)
I couldn’t bring myself to pay full price for this, it’s a pretty steep price for 6 eyeshadows but with the sale, I couldn’t resist! I’m in love with the packaging and the design that went into it. The palette itself is so pretty and the shades are stunning, I’m so excited to play with them.
- Volupté Liquid Color Balm in 12 Chase Me Nude, Yves Saint Laurent ($39 CAD/$32 USD, Sephora.ca)
I’ve been eyeing these YSL Color Balms since many influencers started posting them on their social media. I figured I had too many lip products and needed to stop but would spoil myself with only purchasing one out of all the shades available. I settled on a nude shade since I’ll most likely get the most use out of it.
- Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder, Becca ($46 CAD/$38 USD, Sephora.ca)
I was in need of a new setting powder and this powder came across my mind. It’s got really good reviews and provides a sort of cooling and hydrating effect. I figure it’ll be perfect for hot and humid summer days.
- Lemonaid Lip Treatment, Lano ($22 CAD, Sephora.ca)
I had been hearing and seeing a lot of things about the products from Lano and thought I’d give them a try. The Lemonaid lip treatment caught my eye, mostly because it was lemonade scented and flavoured. They’re packaging is pretty cute and I’m looking forward to trying out more of their products.
- blendercleanser solid, BeautyBlender ($22 CAD/$16 USD, Sephora.ca)
My usual go-to brush cleaner is the Sephora solid brush cleaner, but it seems that they discontinued it so I decided I’d give the BeautyBlender version a shot. What better way to test it out than to pick it up when it’s on sale?
- Protini Polypeptide Cream, Drunk Elephant ($84 CAD/$68 USD, Sephora.ca)
I’ve been in need of a new moisturizer and this product seemed to have really good reviews for someone with my Combo-Oily skin type. The price is a pretty steep but I’ve been enjoying products from Drunk Elephant so I thought I’d give this one a shot. I’m also a big fan of the packaging where it doesn’t get exposed to air so all you need to do is pump the product out.
- Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème, Herbivore ($60 CAD/$48 USD, Sephora.ca)
Reviews for the Drunk Elephant moisturizer were saying you run out really quick so I thought I’d pick up a backup moisturizer in case I run out before the next sale. Herbivore products have cute minimal packaging and this moisturizer has been receiving a lot of positive reviews, I thought I’d give this one a shot especially with summer arriving soon.
- Facial Cotton, Shiseido ($11 CAD/$10 USD, Sephora.ca)
I was originally skeptical about these cotton pads when I purchased my first pack but after using them, I’ve converted. They’re super soft and can easily be split up from 1 pad to 2. They’re a little on the pricier side of cotton pads but you can basically double the quantity of each pack if you split each cotton pad.
- Jet Lag Mask, Summer Fridays ($59 CAD/$48 USD, Sephora.ca)
I gave into the social media hype of this mask. It’s created by beauty influencers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland to help with the moisture of your skin from travelling or just from being super dry. It’s intensely moisturizing and gives the skin a mask without the goopy and drippy liquids that most masks come with. A lot of people have also begun using the mask as a moisturizer. I have yet to try it out but I’m super excited to see the results.
- Banana Bright Eye Crème, Ole Henriksen ($48 CAD/$38 USD, Sephora.ca)
I received a mini sample size of this and basically picked it up because Desi Perkins’ couldn’t stop raving about it. Compared to other eye creams that I’ve used, this one feels as if it’s actually moisturizing my eye area and brightening it up. A few previous eye creams caused some irritation from the fragrance which I don’t find this one doing. Hence, the purchase of the full size.
There you have it, a full list of everything I purchased from the Sephora VIB Sale. A little overdue but full of ideas on products to put on your list for future sales. I’m looking forward to trying all of these out or to further my use of some of the products I’ve already begun using, so be on the lookout for future reviews!
What did you pick up during the sale? What’s on your wish list for the next sale?