Sephora VIB Sale 2017 | What’s in my Basket.

I remember those days when the Sephora homepage was basically my most-visited site on the internet – it was by default, the first thing I checked in the morning and the last thing I looked at before I went to bed. To think of how much I spent in the last few years around this time still makes me shudder. The Sephora VIB sale only comes twice a year so it is the time that I stock up with some of my favourite products and drop some real hard cash!

With the holiday season almost upon us, I can’t wait to test out a few new products and get my hands on some value sets I’ve been good about not buying this year! So far I’ve spent $80 at Sephora so I’m hoping this holiday season will be a disciplined one for me…

With the sale just a few days away, I thought I’d share what my list looks like this year! I can’t wait to see yours! For those who haven’t received an email or notification about the sale, here are a few key dates to keep in mind:

  1. VIB Rouge: 20% off; early access is on Nov 3-6 and Rouge can join the sale between Nov 10-15 (Code: 20FORROUGE)
  2. VIB: 20% off; Nov 10-15 (Code: 20FORVIB)
  3. Beauty Insiders: 15% off; Nov 10-15 (Code: 15FORBI)

Happy shopping!

Sephora VIB Sale 2017 | What’s in my Basket.

Since I’m sure you’re all putting together your own wishlist for the upcoming Sephora sale, I thought I’d share with you what I’m shopping for this year! Here are a few pieces that I plan on buying this holiday season, split up between stocking up on a few old favourites, holiday value sets that are just out, as well as splurging on a few new bits and pieces of products!

In case you are looking for more inspiration for your upcoming trips, here are some of my previous wishlists:

This year I plan on shopping for a lot of my friends and family from the sale. I spotted a lot of really fantastic value-packed, money-saving sets. You know that my favourite things to do with these sets is often to break them up, and create a “custom” gift basket catered to the preferences and needs of each individual! You’ll see a number of my favourite products in value sets so you’ll know I’ll be shopping for a bunch of them!

Trying Out New Products/Launches

  1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation ($59, available here)
  2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Golden Hour Highlighting Powder ($19, available here)
  3. Marc Jacobs Fragrances Mod Noir ($110, available here)
  4. DOLCE&GABBANA Light Blue ($116, available here)
  5. STELLAR Limitless Foundation ($45, available here)
  6. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($42, available here)
  7. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($42, available here)
  8. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio ($67, available here)

Checking Out the New Holiday Sets!

  1. Sephora Favorites Superstar Set ($90, available here)
  2. Sephora Favorites Prime, Set, Go ($50, available here)
  3. Sephora Favorites Glow For It ($48, available here)
  4. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo ($48, available here)

Things I’m Still Debating About Getting


These are things everyone’s talking about this holiday season but my wallet is terrified of the damage.

  1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Volume 3 ($95, available here)
  2. Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette ($75, available here)
  3. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($85, available here)
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette ($55, available here)
  5. Make Up For Ever Jessie J Artist Face Color Trio Palette ($56, available here)

Splurging on a Few New Items

  1. Smashbox Drawn In. Decked Out. Shadow + Highlighting Palette Set ($48, available here)
  2. Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Trio Palette ($77, available here)
  3. Tarte Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set ($77, available here)
  4. Tarte Limited-Edition Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($57, available here)
  5. Tarte Limited-Edition Overexposed Highlighter Set ($18, available here)

Money-Saving Value Sets for Everyone

  1. Make Up For Ever PREP. COVER. SET. Water Blend Face & Body Foundation Set ($69, available here)
  2. Make Up For Ever PREP. COVER. SET. Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation Set ($69, available here)
  3. Make Up For Ever PREP. COVER. SET. Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation Set ($69, available here)
  4. Make Up For Ever PREP. COVER. SET. Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Set ($69, available here)
  5. Make Up For Ever Long Lasting Complexion Set ($44, available here)
  6. YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Duo ($65, available here)

Repurchasing Old Favourites

  1. Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation ($58, available here)
  2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Hair Sleeping Mask ($6, available here)
  3. CLINIQUE Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer ($35, available here)
  4. Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster ($19, available here)
  5. Shiseido Eyelash Curler ($24, available here)

So now it’s your turn – are you planning to shop the Sephora sale this year? What are you shopping for this year?

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  • i’m SO happy about vib rouge being able to join the regular vib/bi sale this year! i remember a lot of people getting frustrated over that. you have a ton on your wishlist! luckily i’m not one to really give holiday presents (meaning i usually don’t recieve them either) – i dunno, it’s the anti-consumerist in me haha. i’m only picking up a few things and they’re mostly repurchases – cocofloss (lol), nars radiant creamy concealer, eyelash glue, and the b&b thickening hairspray. a new thing i’m getting is the fresh rose hydration toner, i’ve been looking for a new one and there… doesn’t seem to be a lot of brands that have hydrating toners?

    it’s not a lot for me from sephora this year, but i’m picking up some more skincare from the kiehls sale that should come around later this month 😀

    becky @ star violet

    • I don’t understand that rationale last year (my last year being VIB Rouge lol!) it just didn’t make sense!! My family is like you – we don’t really give or receive gifts but my sisters started wanting them so who am I to deny lol 🙂 I’m such an enabler too which is terrible for my list!

  • I’m so excited for the sale! You need the Fenty highlighter, it’s literally life changing. I have the Tom Ford cream eyeshadow on my list, but even though it’s 20% off it’ll still be pricy so I wonder if it’s even worth getting.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • Ahhh!! Thank you for the heads up – I’m going to have to put that in my cart! I’ve been trying to minimize my wishlist this year but it’s not budging 😛

  • Stephanie you have to get the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette! I’ve seriously not regretted it once and everytime I wear it I get compliments!

    • Thanks Jaime – I’ve been on the fence about it (I returned it when i got it from the last VIB sale!) I love the colours so glad to hear your thumbs up!

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