Sephora Beauty Haul- VIB SALE 2013

The Sephora VIB Sale was from Nov 7-11, and provided their customers 20% off any item in the store. I purchased quite a few items and i’m in love with mostly everything!! There were a couple of items that didn’t meet my expectations which you’ll read about in my review below. The list of items that I purchased from the VIB Sale this year are:

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette- $58.00
  • Hourglass Ambient Powder-Luminous Light-$45.00
  • Hourglass Ambient Powder-Mood Light-$45.00
  • Marc Jacobs Gel Crayon HighLiner (blaquer)- $25.00
  • Marc Jacobs Gel Crayon HighLiner (ro cocoa)-$25.00
  • Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Vinyl Full (truth or dare)- $28.00
  • Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Vinyl Full (Gypsy)- $28.00
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick (1 Nude Beige)- $34.00
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick (12 Forbidden Burgundy)- $34.00
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche ECLAT Radiant Touch (3.5 Luminous Almond)- $40.00
  • Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation (Medium)- $26.00
  • Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Lip” Set- $25.00
  • Sephora Collection Intensive Instant Moisturizer-$22.00
  • Sephora Collection Age Defy Kit Trio-$19.00
  • Sephora Express NailPolish Remover- $8.00
  • Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer- $30.00
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Med. Deep Matte Bronzer- $30.00
  • Too Faced (A Few of my Favorite Things) Palette- $56.00
  • Urban Decay Black Market Pencil Set- $36.00
  • Urban Decay VICE 2 Palette- $59.00
  • Nars Bronzing Powder (Casino)- $36.00
  • Nars Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection-One Night Stand Cheek Palette- $65.00
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz (Ebony)- $21.00
  • Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser- $35.00
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Age Erase Moisture with Mega 10 Plus-$48.00
  • Formula X for Sephora (Obsessed)- $10.50
  • Formula X for Sephora (The Twenty Two)- $55.00
  • Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick (316 Incognito)- $31.00

So there you go! My huge haul list! I know its alot, but I thought i’d buy everything i’ve wanted to have in my makeup collection since the VIB Sale was offering 20% off. Total for the above products would be $974.50. With the 20% off, I paid $779.60. I am waiting to purchase my Makeupforever, Mac, Nars, Stila, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown Products because i’ve applied for pro discounts as a freelance makeup artist. The discounts vary for each company (i’ll do another blog post about that later)..but its definitely worth it and is better than the VIB Sale at Sephora.

Since there are so many items that I purchased, I’ll try and do separate blog posts on swatches for each item, and review them individually. In this post, i’ll go over the products that didn’t meet my expectations or have had issues brought up by many people.

Now when it comes to the products that didn’t win me over, those would include:

  • Sephora Express Nail Polish Remover- $8.00

This nail polish remover didn’t really do what I was hoping it would do… It did not remove my nail polish effortlessly. I literally had to rub it down like any other nail polish remover for my glitter nail polish. Other reviewers for this product have claimed on the Sephora website that the glitter just comes right off, for me it didn’t. It did work great on removing regular nail polish. However, this product was a definite return for me since a regular nail polish can do the job just as good.

  • Sephora Collection Intensive Instant Moisturizer-$22.00

My skin is very dry and I hoped that this moisturizer would do the trick on keeping my skin hydrated. It went on my skin very smoothly, but after 5 mins it would start drying up. Two days later I had 3 spots of dry patches on my face. At that point I knew this was another return for me.

  • Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Vinyl Full (truth or dare) & (gypsy)- $28.00

This product has amazing texture, color, and pigmentation. I loved how it wasn’t as sheer and could be worn alone. It also gives you a bit of tingle on the lips with a little mint flavor. I personally love lip glosses like this since they claim to plump your lip slightly. This product does just that! Many people have talked about this product being non-travel friendly. It has leaked into many women’s purses when carried with them. I personally have not had this issue yet. When opening the product though, it is a bit hard to get the stick/top out. If you did it too quickly you would probably get product on the walls. Overall, even though many people have had issues traveling with this product, its a win for me because of the opaque pigmentation and the texture it provides.

  • Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Lip” Set- $25.00

These products are just amazing. I love the variety it provided for my olive colored skin tone. But as other reviewers of this product have claimed, all the products in this kit does not go well on every skin tone. And I agree 100%. So for some, this kit might be a win and for some it just might not work. The value this kit offers us is a thumbs up in my book!

I hope you liked my first blog post here! There will be many more to come. 🙂Image


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2 responses to “Sephora Beauty Haul- VIB SALE 2013”

  1. Must Have Boxes says :

    Amazing haul!

    – KW

  2. marzbeautyandmakeup says :

    Thank You! I’ve never done such a huge haul before. 🙂

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