Hello Lovies! Perks of being VIB ROUGE Include makeup classes, unlimited samples, free shipping through out the year. They also host a couple of events throughout the year which gives you a heads about what’s new and are fun to be a part of. A few weeks ago, I received an email inviting me to the Sephora VIB Rouge Event where I could get a first look at the Holiday First access products at this private shopping event! And of course, now that the schools have started and every morning is an early busy morning for me, I wasn’t really sure about waking up early even on a Saturday, but guess what? I did make it & am glad I did because i actually got to see and swatch the products first hand and form my own opinion. So now its easy for me to decide whats hot and whats not!!
So they opened the doors sharp at 8:30 and they asked my name to check me in, everyone seemed very welcoming which was nice to start with. The Sephora employees laid out some coffee, fruits, muffins, water for breakfast which was nice. The New Holiday Sets were very neatly stacked up on shelves. After grabbing a cup of coffee and a mini cupcake, I could not wait to start seeing the new goodies and start swatching.
I love Laura Mercier & the first thing i wanted to check out was her Illuminators Palette. Its a limited edition collection of four long-wearing, buildable, and versatile highlighting powders that provide a natural-looking, radiant glow.
The four Highlighters included in it are –
- Addiction (gilded gold highlight)
- Devotion (cool highlight)
- Seduction (soft bronze highlight)
- Indiscretion (warm rose gold highlight)
The texture of the highlighters felt very soft to the touch. Are very high quality pigmented highlighters. I love this Palette and feel if you don’t own any LM Highlighters then this would be the best way to start. I already own two of her highlighters in full size so I passed on this one…and also because I have something else that I had been eyeing for a while on my mind…keep reading to find out what it is!!??!!
I bought the Tarte Holiday Light of the Party 2015 Collector’s Makeup Case last year which I loved a lot. I love sequin & neutral eyeshadows and so that Palette looked like a dream to me. The same thing happened this year too the palette called my name again but his time I bought it as a gift for my mother. It has a collection of gorgeous eyeshadows and other makeup goodies for creating pretty looks. The shadows are nudes & basically neutrals, not overly pigmented ok for creating everyday neutral eye looks. If you are looking for very pigmented eyeshadows then I say pass on this one.
It also comes with a Blush, a Highlighter & two bronzer’s which seem very soft in texture. I particularly liked the soft pink blush and the highlighter in the Palette.
I love how Bite comes out with these mini sets each year, these BiTE mini’s are just delightful and so rich. I buy these little adorable tins every year. This set has two nude shades, a rosy pink, and a rich cognac brown. The names of the Lipsticks are-
- Fig a Nude rose
- Pepper a Dusty rose
- Honeycomb a Beige nude
- Nori Deep a brown-red
Here are the swatches of the four Lipsticks –
The decadent looking Chocolate Shop Palette Set it is a Sephora Exclusive. It includes 21 eye shadows, Luminizer highlighter, and a dazzling blush, a mini Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, a mini Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Milkshake (nude cocoa ink) & a mini Better Than Sex Mascara. Too Faced packaging is a girls best friend, just so adorable!! To die for!! They also make the best gift. I have in the past bought many holiday sets which I have loved but not used much then after. That is because of so much repetition, i really want to see something new & exciting from them.
I swatched the shadows in store and they were very pigmented & pretty but then again I did not find it to be anything unique. If you can resist the urge of buying this adorable set and many more coming up from them then good luck to you 😉
Here are some swatches of the limited-edition five-piece Le Marc Lip Crème lipstick collection with nudes, reds, and a plum—come in a hot pink Marc Jacobs case with a silky black tassel.
Here are the swatches of the five mini Le Marc Lip Crème in No Angel (apricot nude), Miss Scarlet (deep ruby), Scandal (intense plum), Slow Burn (creamy nude rose), OH Miley! (strawberry spice).
The Lipsticks are super creamy & smooth as all Marc Jacobs Lipsticks are, last ALL day and the hot pink clutch it comes in is freaking adorable!!! Great value for 5 lipsticks luxe lipsticks.
Another set that totally caught my eye is the Sephora FAVORITES Extravagant Eyes. A multibranded sampler set that’s perfect for creating a smoldering smoky eyes. Includes:
- Huda Beauty Lashes in Samantha #7
- Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Plum
- Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer
- Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Silent Disco
- NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Himalia
- Sephora Collection Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR Wear in Black Lace #01
- Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
- Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy
The set is such an incredible value!! I dont wear lashes but The Nars eyeshadow in Himalia, UD Midnight Cowboy Glitter and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Plum are reason enough to purchase. This is definitely one of the BEST sephora favorites I have come across in a long time. This one is not going to be around for a long time & I can vouch on that. Get it before it’s gone, you won’t regret it 🙂
The Stila Starlight, Starbright Illuminating Palette!! Yes please I need all the highlighters in the world!! The texture felt literally like satin silk to the touch, it almost reminded me of a beautiful champagne colored satin shirt i had in my college years that I loved…the girl helping me also raved about it she said she was wearing it and it did actually look very pretty on her! So smooth that you almost don’t want to stop touching it almost like butter :)) It almost feels cool & bouncy to the touch. The pink shade is called Transcendence (opalescent pink), Kitten (shimmering nude pink), Bronze (sunkissed radiance).
The highlighters have tiny sparkly shimmers in it, i however felt that they are not your super magically pigmented highlighters like Becca or even Makeup Revolution. These on the other hand are very lightweight & it did need some building up to show up well on the skin. If there is anything called Sheer Highligters then that’s what i would call these. Yes SHEER HIGHLIGHTERS! But very very pretty still!!
Bobbi Brown is a luxury brand with some amazing products. I own two of her Shimmer Bricks in Bronze and Beige and love them both. This Palette contains, to Glow Shimmer Brick in Gold, Wild Rose, Bronze. It felt very smooth and soft and if you are a highlighter crazy person then you will be dazzled by this Shimmer trio. The texture of the highlight is quite smooth and applies beautifully on the face without any kind of glitter or shimmer. Just a lovely luminous glow.
The idea of Bobbi Brown coming out with three shimmer bricks in one is fantastic!! I probably would have considered buying this but this year I have some gift that i need to buy for my family so to shell out $70 for this will have to wait…might consider this during the Sephora 20% off Sale.
Just one swipe at the back on my hand here you can see the swatches went on very smooth without any signs of glitter. Honestly, i am a bit unsure about the first almost too yellow highlight. But never say never, I will give it another go next time I am in store…
I mentioned earlier in this post why I passed on so many gorgeous highlighters that’s because I have had one on my list forever and I just had to buy it and that is the hese magically-metallic highlighters offer a celestial skin finish, are so versatile and every shade is absolutely beautiful. Can be used as a natural everyday highlight or built up for That fabulous intense GLOW. A little goes a long a way with these babies! Comes with four metallic powder highlighters in – Bronzed, Summer, Tourmaline, Moonstone! I love it!! If there is one Highlighter Kit you need it would be Sun dipped!!
It is the ultimate highlighting palette for those who crave a healthy bronzy, luminous glow. The four incredibly gorgeous powders are housed in a travel friendly, sleek compact. Unfortunately there is no mirror. The generous powders are shimmery, super pigmented, and long-lasting.
Free Sephora Bag filled with 8 deluxe size Samples with a $35.00 purchase
With my purchase, I received a cute Sephora Makeup Bag, with some goodies inside.
Finally, i ended up buying Tarte Pretty Paintbox , Abh Sundipped, Sephora Facial Mist, Dr. Jart Charcoal Sheet Mask, A Farmacy Honey Ginger Lip Balm & of course my little sample bag from Sephora.
I really enjoyed the Sephora VIB Rouge Event, met some like minded crazy obsessed makeup loving people who actually get you 😉 and now can’t wait for the next one!