How can anyone resist a good 20% off Sephora sale?! I fell victim to this seasonal discount because some of these brands never go on sale and I just had to have these items, okay?! This is a great time to stock up on pricey skincare and repurchase those staples that you know you will use time and time again. Aside from the sheer thrill of new makeup, I always look forward to this promotion because Sephora usually brings out great seasonal value sets! As you will notice, I was able to get my greedy little paws on some great makeup, skincare and hair sets this year! I wanted to show you what I purchased, with a brief review on how that product has been performing for the brief week I have used it! Sometimes first impressions can tell a lot about a product, right?! I also wanted to help out if you’ve been eyeing some of these items for gifts and needed some help determining the overall value of these sets and whether or not buying individually is worth it!
Urban Decay, All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Duo, $39.00.
This is an awesome deal because only purchasing one of these bottles will cost you $31.00! The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a holy-grail item for me because it will make your makeup last all day, keep it from smearing or transferring and fading. It also lays all of your powder products down flat, so you won’t have a cakey or overly matte appearance. One bottle will last you a few months, so you can’t go wrong with purchasing the set of two and having a back up! Love this stuff, especially at such a great price for the two full-size versions!
MAKE UP FOR EVER, Pro Light Fusion Highlighter, “2 Golden,” $39.00.
I have been lusting after this gorgeous highlighter for months! Laura Geller Gilded Honey is my favorite highlight of all time, but I would have to say this one is a close second! The pigment is gorgeous and it is definitely not chunky or glittery. The shine is a wet-look, glossy, smooth finish that compliments any skin type! I can see this product layering beautifully with a cream highlight underneath since it is so evenly pigmented. The color is a true champagne-gold, but it is light enough to be wearable for fair skin tones. It also lasts incredibly long on the skin, which is just another bonus!
Benefit Cosmetics, Sassy Lassie “Chick Picks” Beauty Bestsellers Kit, $39.00.
This is an AMAZING deal if you love Benefit products! You get a full-size Roller Lash mascara, which is an amazing product if you struggle to keep your eyelashes curled throughout the day. You also will get a full-size Porefessional Primer, which is great for filling in pores and creating a smooth canvas for your face makeup to adhere to. A full-size Ka-Brow eyebrow pomade that I recently mentioned in my October favorites as being a must-have product! You also get a smaller sized version of their beloved Hoola bronzer as well! So much value in such a little box! I think this is a great gift for anyone, whether they’re a makeup expert or a beginner!
stila, Stay All Day Lip Liner, “Marsala,” $20.00.
This lip liner is always talked about by beauty influencers, so I decided to give it a whirl! The color “Marsala” is unique to any other lip liners in my collection because it is a warm-toned, peachy-brown color, that I think will compliment those no-lipstick days where I just want to line my lips and throw a chapstick or clear gloss over it. I love that it is a roll-up liner and not a sharpening one, because lets face it, those are an absolute pain to constantly have to maintain a sharp point!
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick – Holiday Kiss Collection, “Lolita II,” $21.00.
I own the original cult favorite shade, “Lolita” in both the lipstick and liquid lipstick version! The shade “Lolita II” is a warm, peach color in a matte finish. The formula of these lipsticks are super long-wearing, creamy, but with a soft matte finish. They have that wonderful, yummy, vanilla scent like M.A.C lipsticks too! I love this limited edition holiday packaging, which is more glamorous than the standard black studded tubes. I would recommend this shade to anyone because I think it’s neutral enough for different undertones and can be worn with dramatic and natural makeup looks.
MAKE UP FOR EVER, Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation, “118 = Y325,” $43.00.
I have heard so many amazing reviews about the formulation of this product that I just had to try it while I could get a mini discount during this sale! It’s a satin finish that is perfect for dry skin types, aka me during these Winter months! I LOVE this product so much, I’ve been testing it out for the past week and it’s long-lasting, creamy, full-coverage and somehow still natural looking! It blends out beautifully with a brush or beauty blender. It will not emphasize pores or cling to texture and dry areas. I’m so glad they have an expansive shade selection with a color for anyone! Plus, it makes it easier to sort by undertones, for example the Y in my shade “118 = Y325” stands for yellow undertone; genius!
Sephora Favorites, Hair Rescue Masks On The Go, $25.00.
I got this kit because I have always wanted to try high-end hair masks, but could never justify the price point! I am really excited to try all of these out because they are top-rated on the Sephora website and have received stellar reviews. Recently, I have been using a purple toning shampoo for my balayage hair, which unfortunately tends to dry out my ends more than usual! With that said, I can definitely see these sample products helping me out during the winter months!
Origins, Origins Bestsellers, $45.00.
If you know me, you know I swear by all Origins skincare! I love every single one of these items in this kit, so I could not pass up on buying! If you are looking for a good skincare brand that is all natural, but also really works, then look no further! Their Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash is an awesome cleanser that is perfect for sensitive skin! The Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is great if you have enlarged pores or blackheads. This is one of those masks that will literally pull dirt out of your face, which is both intriguing and disgusting. This will be my first time trying the, By All Green Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask, but I will surely keep you posted on whether or not it’s a winner! My holy-grail nighttime moisturizer is and always will be the High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream so I was so happy to see this in the kit! It smells like oranges and you will wake up with refreshed and hydrated skin! I love seeing a noticeable difference in the texture of my skin and I know this moisturizer has been the main reason it has improved over the last year! The GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer is a good day-time product that will hydrate and prime before makeup application. The GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream is an “eh” product, I’ve never really been a huge fan, although some people swear by this eye cream! It’s definitely not bad, just doesn’t do a whole lot for my dark circles.
CLINIQUE, Pep-Start Eye Cream, $26.50.
I decided to purchase the full-size of this eye cream after receiving a sample from Sephora! If you wake up with puffy eyes and can’t seem to find a good moisturizing cream to help, then you should really try this! You only need a tiny bit and it will take down any swelling, while also smoothing out those pesky fine lines and dry areas. It also will not cause your concealer or any makeup you apply over it to crease or settle underneath your eye, which can be the case with other hydrating eye products. I would highly recommend this and could see myself continually repurchasing!
LAVANILA, Sport Luxe Deodorant, $16.00.
I’m not going to lie, $16 for a deodorant sounds kind of ridiculous, but that’s why I decided to purchase it while it was slightly discounted! I have had such horrible lucky with finding an aluminum-free deodorant that really works! So far, so good with this product, but I haven’t used it for long enough to know if it is truly worth the money! It’s so hard finding a great, all-natural deodorant for some reason, so if this one continues to impress me, I probably will repurchase!
Thank you for taking the time to read about the products I purchased during the VIB sale at Sephora! Let me know your favorite products that you picked up during the sale!