Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Recommendations for the Sephora VIB Sale...Now Through 4/21!

Above: My recommendations for the Sephora VIB Sale.
Happy Sunday, dear readers!  The Sephora VIB Sale is currently in full effect (now through 4/21); this hotly anticipated promotion enables: 
  • VIB Rouge members to access a 15% savings (with code: ROUGELOVE), which may be just enough incentive to justify a beauty splurge (from 4/12-4/21/14)
  • VIB members to receive 15% off (from 4/16-4/21/14) 
  • Beauty Insiders to receive 10% off (from  4/17-4/21/14)
For those of you who have decided to embrace said sale from the comfort of your computer, here are my recommendations in skincare/haircare/fragrance, base + face and, of course, lips:

Kindly scroll on for more details, images and a full list of recommendations as well as the Bottom Line...

Above: Wondering what to pick up at the Sephora VIB Sale?
My Recommendations...

Above: Skincare choices.
  • *SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (reviewed HERE and HERE): Undoubtedly a staple in my skincare routine, this fluid always improves my skin and I cannot imagine life without it!
  • *Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting Veil (reviewed HERE): This 100% physical sunscreen smooths and protects the skin and acts as a brilliant luminous base before foundation application to say nothing of the fact that it protects with a powerful, flashback-free SPF 30.
  • Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths (reviewed HERE): I have been a Spa Water loyalist for years; the way it gently cleans and balances my face is unprecedented.   Only recently have I tried the packaged version...they are just so darn convenient.  I have run through a 3 pack in a little less than 3 months...perfect for cleansing when on the go!
  • *SK-II Cellumination Aurabright (reviewed HERE): This lightweight brightening serum is excellent for adding an undeniable glow to the face; hydrating enough to act as an initial moisturizer, I use it anytime I need extra reinforcements in the radiance department.
  • *Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap: This innovative lotion is applied to dry hair at night and in the morning, hair appears silkier and bouncier, thereby extending the life of a single washing.  As one who washes her hair at night and tries to stick to an every-other-day schedule, this spray is massively appreciated.
  • Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee (reviewed HERE and HERE): I cannot get enough of this unique take on is all at once modern and timeless, fresh yet musky and entirely wearable on a daily basis.  This purse-sized atomizer has a permanent place in my Seth Wegter backpack!
Above: Base + Face recommendations.
Base + Face:
  • Guerlian Lingerie de Peau Powder (reviewed HERE): I am still wildly impressed with the performance of this foundation powder. I use it to set, touch up and perfect my base throughout the day and while it may not be receiving all sorts of Internet buzz, this quiet gem is well worth the investment...#3 Beige Natural is great for NC 23-27 skin.
  • CoverFX Custom Coverage Drops (reviewed HERE): This revolutionary liquid concentrate allows for endless mixing options to create a foundation formula with the perfect finish and level of coverage.  If you enjoy "foundation alchemy" as I do, it is definitely worth a peek.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation (all shades swatched and reviewed HERE): This sophisticated formula features medium coverage, anti-aging ingredients, an impressive spectrum of shade options and a beautiful, slightly luminous finish.  No time like the present to give this venerable formula a spin.
  • Dr. Jart BB Bounce Beauty Balm in Medium-Dark (reviewed HERE):  I enjoy the convenient compact and skincare-inspired formula that smooths onto skin, much like a hydrating moisturizer.  Possessing impressive coverage and lasting power, this is an excellent, casual summertime base option!
  • Lancome Le Duo Contour and Highlight Stick in Buff (reviewed HERE): This two sided wand allows for subtle shading and illuminating in mere seconds.  I love the creamy, blendable texture...totally portable, this creates a polished face with ease.
  • *Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light (reviewed HERE): The ultra-flattering ease of wear makes this latest release from Hourglass a total must.  Trust me. 
  • Estee Lauder X Courrages Iridescent Ball Highlighter (reviewed HERE): Ultra-light with a gossamer finish, this cream imparts the subtle glow one associates with healthy, hydrated skin.
  • Surratt Beauty Artistique Blushes--Aureole, Duchess and Guimauve shown in the Large Custom Palette Case (reviewed HERE and HERE): This formula, expertly created by Troy Surratt, boasts a finely-milled texture, intensely saturated pigmentation and a gorgeous blendabililty on the skin.  Exquisite offerings from an exquisite makeup artist.
Above: Base + Face closeup. 
Above: Lip color recommendations...peachy pink nudes represent!
Above: These shades are perennially in my purse.
Above: What contents comprise YOUR Sephora VIB Sale choices?
Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you found this collection of Sephora VIB Sale recommendations helpful and would love to know what you end up procuring!  Don't forget to use ROUGELOVE at checkout ; ) 

Good things ahead...foundations, skincare, new products and fresh FOTD's...cannot wait to finish it all    ; ) 

Have a blessed Sunday...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 
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  1. My code isn't activated until Thurs 16th, I think they must have different levels for VIBs.

    1. Yes, Lily...thanks for the comment...I updated to the post to reflect the dates of activation for each level!

      xx and happy shopping,

      --The Beauty Professor

  2. You're killing me with that hourglass bronzer! It isn't release in Australia yet and I'm a huge hourglass fan so I'm so excited!

    xx Tess Isabella Beauty

    1. It is so good...I so hope you get your hands on it soon!


      --The Beauty Professor

  3. Yay Sephora VIB Sale!! I picked up two on your list, the Cover FX (this sounds so interesting and innovative) and the Hourglass Bronzer in Luminous. I also added to cart numerous other items. Probably overboard, but nevermind. Cant wait to receive and have a play around x

    1. Indeed! Thrilled we were focused on some of the same products...enjoy your spoils!


      --The Beauty Professor

  4. Hi B.P thanks for the great recommendations. I'm heading to my local Sephora now. :) Again, your skin looks amazing. I know it us a testament to your skin care routine, but please do tell which foundation u might be wearing. Perhaps a new great find?!!! ;) xo

    1. Hello dear Lynn!

      My pleasure...I can't wait to hear what you chose from the sale. Thanks for your sweet words about my skin; I've definitely been diligent with skincare as of late and the foundation I am wearing in this post is a combination of the Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation in #3 and the MustaeV Skinny Tint in Bright Beige...both buffed on with a Beauty Blender! It's been a go-to combination lately and I love how long it lasts!


      --The Beauty Professor

  5. Hello,

    I'm a long time reader, first time commenter. I have fallen in love with the YSL lipstick you mentioned in this post (#22). It looks amazing in all your pictures. I cannot find it anywhere. Sephora does not have it online and the 2 physical stores in my area don't have it either. I've also checked Nordstrom and Saks and neither have it. I have bought #8 as a substitute but I'd love to get #22 too. If you have any idea where I can get it, please let me know.



    1. Hi Ana,

      Thanks for commenting...I am so glad you did! I just checked and it appears that Nude Indeed #22 is only currently available at Bloomingdale's. I linked to it in the post and here it is again for your convenience:

      Hope that helps...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor


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