Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sephora VIB Sale Picks

If any of you are avid makeup shoppers than you know that high-end makeup almost never goes on sale.  So when the VIB Sale at Sephora rolls around a few times a year it's the time to pick up all the things you have been dying for.  I didn't have a huge list of products I wanted to pick up but there were two that I knew I had to have.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders ($45) are beautiful powders that are designed to blur the imperfections of your skin like you are in certain lightings.  The one I chose was Diffused Light which is a "soft, warm yellow powder."  Its goal is to diffuse the redness in the skin, which is what attracted it to me the most.  It eliminated shine while still leaving a radiant glow to my complexion.  I put it to the test today and had it on for over 12 hours(!), while washing a car in 85 degree Los Angeles heat and running errands. It has kept my oil completely at bay.  I am very impressed not only with the beautiful finish it gave to my skin but the incredible wear time.  I will definitely be picking up more of these beauts and I think you should too!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is a purple lipgloss.  I've always wanted a Nars Larger Thank Life Lip Gloss ($26) but didn't want to get just another pinky nude, I have far too many already.  This new color called Annees Folles intrigued me and I decided to go for it.  The coverage is very sheer so it plays up your natural lip color while giving it a beautiful purple undertone.  It made my lips turn to a beautiful pale pinky lilac, it was very flattering.  In regards to the lip gloss formula, it is incredibly moisturizing but a little too sticky for my taste.  I don't think I will be shelling out twenty six bucks for another one of these lip glosses any time soon, but it is still a great piece to have in my makeup bag.

Did you score any great items in the VIB sale?


  1. What an interesting choice of color for a lip gloss. I like it :)

  2. Love the color of that Nars lipgloss! Need to try it!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  3. I just became a VIB a few months back and was looking forward to this sale but missed it! I would love to see some pictures of the Ambient Lighting powder in action!

    Great blog!!!

    -A | Mirror, Mirror

  4. I've been eyeing this purple Nars gloss for a while! So fun