Every year around the holidays, Sephora releases a lip set full of minis and full-sized products. It’s part of their Sephora Favorites collection which also includes skincare, eyeliner, perfume, and hair sets. They are all a great way to try new products and discover new brands for a great package price. I’ve bought a couple of the mixed makeup and smaller sets before and I’ve always thought about getting the big lip kit. This year I finally took the plunge and purchased Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip, which includes 15 products.
My September beauty routine consisted of lots of natural pink colors and products to make my complexion look nice and bright. I bought a new, very colorful eye shadow palette (review coming soon), so I wanted neutral cheeks and lips to pair the bright shadows with. I’ve had two of these products for awhile and one of them is a brand new one that arrived at the perfect time. My three September Beauty Favorites were Sephora’s Colorful Blush in 08 Rose Petal, BECCA’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector, and Buxom’s Full-Bodied Lipstick in Mistress.
Yesterday morning I attended Sephora’s VIB Rouge event, Beauty Before Brunch. Basically a kick-off to their annual Chic Week (during which Beauty Insiders get a special discount on everything) Beauty Before Brunch was a VIB Rouge-only private shopping event. I’ve been to a couple of Sephora’s VIB Rouge events before (read about my previous experiences here and here) and I’ve always had fun so I figured I would also attend this event.
Since I’m in the midst of a beauty low-buy, I’ve been trying to avoid making any unnecessary purchases. My biggest beauty weakness is lipstick (especially bright pink shades). Luckily for me, Sephora released a mini lipstick as one of their 100-point perks this month. I had quite a stash of points, so when I felt that lipstick craving, I stopped by my local store and grabbed a mini of Buxom’s Full-Bodied Lipstick in Dolly.
Every year on Valentine’s Day, Sephora releases a promo featuring three lip products to VIBs and VIB Rouges. The last few years have been trios of lip glosses but this year’s Sephora Valentine’s Day promo included two mini lipsticks and a gloss. I’m not a big fan of glosses but I really like lipsticks so I was happy to see this promo (plus I’d been waiting for a good promo code to buy a couple of new rollerballs).
I blogged last week about Sephora’s VIB Rouge Reception and the VIBParty bag. This week I stopped by my local Sephora Inside JC Penney store and got a different version of the bag. In my opinion, the bag from SiJCP is much better, and worth grabbing if you have a SiJCP nearby. This version contained deluxe samples of Philosophy’s Loveswept fragrance, First Aid Beauty’s Face Cleanser, Buxom’s Lash Mascara, BareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind, Formula X’s Nail Color in Harmonics, Benefit’s Stay Flawless Primer, Algenist’s Multi-Perfecting Skin Corrector Concentrate, and Sephora’s Instant Moisturizer. The samples are generous and I’m more excited about this bag than the freestanding Sephora one. The only overlap in products was the Buxom mascara. I’m most excited about the lipstick, nail polish, and primer, but the other products are also great and are good sizes for travel.