What to buy at the Sephora BI/VIB/Rouge Sale


What to buy at the Sephora BI/VIB/Rouge Sale


Sephora only runs two %-off sales each year and yup, it’s just about that time! They’re sending out their postcards and beauty forums are on fire talking about shopping lists, so here are the details:

  • Beauty Insiders – 10% off 4/20-2/23 (code BISPRING)
  • VIB – 15% off 4/19-4/24 (code VIBSPRING)
  • Rouge – 15% off 4/18-4/24 (code ROUGESPRING)

My thoughts on what to buy are short and sweet: buy whatever you were planning to get anyway.

I know that goes against the blogger gospel of writing huge elaborate guides for every sale and gift-giving occasion, but I just haven’t really been on the “BUY BUY BUY” train lately. I don’t necessarily feel like 10-15% off is enough to make me get something I’d skip otherwise unless it’s really expensive. There’s not anything super expensive I’ve got my eye on right now, so that leaves me with a pretty short shopping list. It consists of two kinds of things: staples I know I’ll need to restock anyway and stuff I want but don’t actually need (which let’s be honest, most makeup falls in this category). I mean, if I’m going to end up buying it I might as well get a little discount, right?

For the sake of inspiration, here’s my tentative shopping list for next week:

Sephora Micellar Water

Sephora Micellar Cleansing Milk ($7.50) – I tried this out in store after a foundation swatching session and it smells pretty nice. I’m running dangerously low on my Bioderma micellar water, so it’s time to restock makeup remover anyway. I’m also planning to visit a derma clinic for my monthly Medical Dermatology Treatment.

Armani Master Corrector

Armani Master Corrector, Pink ($40) – I bought the pink Sephora color corrector hoping it would be a less expensive alternative. Unfortunately the color, texture and applicator don’t even come close to the Armani version. My perma-eye-bags are begging me to repurchase this stuff.

Chosungah 22 Ink Jet Lip Tatt

Chosungah 22 Ink Jet Lip Tatt ($20) – I talked about this in my lazy day makeup a bit. I got the pink one a while ago and it seriously is the most low maintenance lip color I’ve ever used. I’m still REALLY feeling the low-effort makeup lately, so I kind of want this in both of the other colors.

Hourglass Immaculate Foundation

Hourglass Immaculate Foundation ($56) –  I’m a little on the fence about this because I’ve got a couple foundations I still need to use up, but I still say this stuff is the very best foundation for summer. Also I want to try it out with my fancy motorized brushes to see if they make blending it any easier. I think I’ll go in to re-match my color and we’ll see. At the very least I’ll get a new sample.

And yeah, that’s about it. Do you have any big plans for the spring sale? If you want recommendations on anything specific for you, leave a comment below! Also, be sure to check out my video on high end products I regret if you want some ideas on what to skip this time.



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