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Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018

Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018

Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018

The Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018 starts today if you’re a Rouge member!  Sephora updated their Beauty Insider program to improve it and make it better for Rouge. Here’s hoping that’s actually the case.

Some of the changes are – VIB members earn 1.25 points for every $1 spent. Rouge members earn 1.5 points for every dollar spent. Supposedly there will be more rewards including $100 Rouge Reward for Rouge and full size products for VIB and Rouge. You will also be able to choose between a birthday gift for brands and 250 bonus points on your account. You can check out Sephora’s FAQ for more information.

You can use your code once online and as many times as you want in stores.

  • Rouge Level – 20% off with the code YESROUGE, good August 24 through September 3.
  • VIB Level – 15% off with the code YESVIB, good August 30 through September 3.
  • BI Level – 10% off with the code YESINSIDER, good August 30 through September 3.

What I Purchased

I wanted to share what I just bought with you.

I bought the It Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleanser to use as a toner after cleansing. I rarely use toners but I’ve had several people recommend that I give it a try.

The Smashbox Super Fan Mascara made it into my cart because I bought a sample of it and loved my results with it. This is a vegan mascara.

I’m trying the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation in the shade 0.1 (which says it’s my Sephora Color IQ Match 1Y01, very fair with neutral undertone) to see how it works for my dry skin. It claims to be a comfortable natural-matte liquid foundation that hydrates, won’t settle into pores or fine lines, won’t oxidize or transfer for up to 24 hours. It’s also vegan.

I snagged the Smashbox Cover Shot palette in Punked because I love Prism and I adore purple purples. It’s described as a mix of cool, grunge-inspired grays, warm mauves, nudes, and punched-up purples in vixeny velvets and shimmers.

I picked up the Smashbox Under Eye Primer because I finished a tube of it a while ago and really liked it. It’s supposed to help soothe delicate under-eye skin and it has caffeine to combat puffiness.

Keep in mind, I’m constantly buying things throughout the year whenever I need them. I do try to time my purchases for sales whenever I can. Like I want to pick up the Dyson Blow Dryer but it was excluded from this sale, so I’ll be watching for a coupon to buy it from Ulta instead. I typically only buy big ticket items like that during a big sale.

PR + purchased by me.

What I Recommend

It’s always a good idea to stock up on staples whenever Sephora has a VIB Appreciation Sale. Things like your favorite mascaras, foundations, brush cleaners, skincare, etc. Whatever you know you will go through.



I also love Kopari, First Aid Beauty and Josie Maran skincare products.


These are my top mascaras right  now.

Setting Sprays

  • Smashbox Primer Water in So Chill Coconut – for most skin types. I’m using this all the time lately as a primer and a setting spray.
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Spray – for most skin types
  • Urban Decay Chill Spray – for super dry skin, also great on the back of the neck during the hot humid Summer months
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Spray – for super oily skin

Face Primers

  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer  – my holy grail, this works with almost all foundations primer
  • First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer – a hydrating primer for dry skin
  • Too Faced Hangover Primer – a hydrating primer for dry skin
  • Milk Makeup Blur Stick – I like to use this to fill in pores on  my nose and on the side of my face

Eye Primers

These are my favorite face and eye primers.

Light Coverage Foundations

Medium Coverage Foundations

Full Coverage Foundations


  • Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks – this is my all-time favorite lipstick formula. I’ve done tons of posts on UD lipsticks.
  • Too Faced Melted Matte-tallic Lipsticks – I love this liquid lipstick formula and I’ve bought over half the shades. It’s so good!
  • Too Faced Throwback Lipsticks – I bought Trampula and Hot Flash, which are both gorgeous.
  • Too Faced Peach Kiss Matte Lipsticks – I’m in love with Love is a Battlefield. It’s a gorgeous shade.
  • Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayons – I wish I owned them all! I have Flaming-oh!, Night Mauves and Send Nudes. Fram-bois!, Plum n Get It, Merlot Blow and Blacquer are on my wish list



  • Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes – I love these and wish they would expand the color range!
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes – I have Euphoric Fusion and love it! I would love to pick up Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure.


  • Urban Decay Pro Brushes – I love these to bits. They have the PERFECT handles for me.
  • Foreo – great for sensitive skin if you want an ultra sonic skin device.

Palette Recommendations

What are you going to pick up during the Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018?

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1 Comment

  • Hi Courtney, omg so many great products. Always interested in ND little Lila palette. I’m going to check out review. I just wanted to mention, I have Punked cover shot, I never saw it in person, had ordered online. I was kinda of disappointed. I don’t think it looks anything the photo. All colors are darker & the second & third colors almost could be the same, you blend very well , I am not that great it was muddy. You are getting Prism too ? I think they would complement each other. Smashbox is coming out with a few more CS palettes One is called Ultra Violet , its pretty. Love reading all your emails, I would love to know your thoughts on Punked when ur order comes . ( thanks for a great cat eye look for hooded eyes)

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