What I Bought At The Sephora VIB Sale: Fall 2018 🍂

A SALE? AT SEPHORA? Yes, you read that correctly. One of the greatest times of the year (in my opinion) is when Sephora does their annual Fall VIB (Very Important Beauty) insider sale which gives Sephora card members an opportunity to receive 15-20% off their entire purchase. While the discount may not seem much, as a student with limited funds, I will take any opportunity to save money on luxury beauty items. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to stock up on my favourite makeup, skin care and hair products as well as try out new and exciting makeup products that I have been eyeing for a while!

Below are some of the NEW and exciting products that I purchased and my first impressions!

Maison Martin Margiela: REPLICA By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette

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Price: CAD $155 • Sephora Rating: 4.4/5 • Size: 3.4 oz/100 mL

Now that it is official sweater weather (WOO!), it was time to purchase a scent that would reflect the season of fall. By The Fireplace is the epitome of fall as it encompasses the essence and desirability of this time of year. What makes this fragrance interesting is that it is classified as unisex because of its unique blend of warm, spicy and sweet undertones. With key notes of clove, chestnut and vanilla, this fragrance reflects the feeling and scents of a cold fall day while being surrounded by a crackling fireplace creating an overall sense of comfort.

My Thoughts and Impressions:

∗ Fragrance bottle is durable and uniquely shaped which makes it stand out compared to  other fragrances on the market

∗ Quite $$$, but it is an investment item as this fragrance is potent and high quality

∗ The description, undertones and aroma perfectly reflect the name of the scent

∗ The scent stays prominent for hours and fades nicely throughout the ☀️ or 🌙

NUDESTIX: Smokey Gold Eyes Mini Set 

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Price: CAD $28 • Sephora Rating: 3/5 • Size: 3 × 0.088 oz/2.5 g

This exclusive and limited edition Smokey Gold Eyes trio gives you the power to create both luminous and matte eyeshadow looks. The pencils can be used as an eyeshadow base, overall lid shade or as eyeliner. The three shades are easy to blend, water proof and last for hours. The three shades included in the set (Copper Foil – copper, Burnish – bronze and Chocolate – deep brown) will help create seamless, effortless and exquisite eyeshadow looks for any occasion.

My Thoughts and Impressions:

∗ Quick and easy application – perfect for early morning’s when I snooze my alarm too many times! 😴

∗ Colours work and blend seamlessly with one another – can create many beautiful and versatile looks

∗ Packaging tin includes mirror and jumbo sharpener which allows for simplicity and can be useful for busy days and travel

BITE BEAUTY: Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé

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Price: CAD $28 • Sephora Rating: 4.6/5 • Size: 0.05 oz/1.56 g 

These lip crayons provide high pigment colour and are offered in a variety of shades which means the perfect colour is waiting for you 😉. The matte formula is non-drying, water-resistant and keeps the lips smooth and hydrated. Wears well for hours and can be easily touched up without any fuss.

My Thoughts and Impressions:

∗ Application is simple, easy and precise

∗ Matte formula is not overly drying and feels weightless on the lips

∗ Wears well and fades gradually and evenly over time 🕒

Glacé is pigmented and the name perfectly describes the shade – a stunning dusty mauve

∗ Formulated and crafted at the brand’s facility in Toronto which means I am supporting a local Canadian business! 🇨🇦

Also, check out this informative video posted by NeatlyNailed which includes swatches of ALL the shades of the Matte Cremè Lip Crayons!

Did you purchase anything from the Sephora sale? Let me know in the comments! 

Until next time,

Lauren

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