Sephora VIB Rouge and VIB 20% Off Sale (November 2015) + Product Recommendations

Edited 11.13.15 – VIB gets 20% off on everything starting November 13th! More info down below! :)

Hooray for Sephora VIB Rogue members! The annual 20% off sale starts tomorrow, November 6th! Please read on for details and fine prints. I’ll also include product recommendations at the end of post to highlight some of the items that I think are worth checking out!

Sephora VIB Rouge First Access 20% Off Sale (November 2015)

Official information

VIB Rouge

When: Friday, November 6th to Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST

Code: ROUGE20 (in store: present the email/mailed invitation at the register; online: enter the code at checkout)

Special gift: A limited-edition Sephora tote (available in stores only; with merchandise purchase; one per client)


When: Friday, November 13th to Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST

Code: VIB20 (in store: present the email/mailed invitation at the register; online: enter the code at checkout)



  1. The 20% off offer applies to EVERYTHING (regular and sale items, everything included).
  2. Offer is valid in stores and online in the US and Canada as well as Sephora inside JCPenney stores.
  3. No minimum purchase required.
  4. The limited edition Sephora tote (11″ x 8″) is available in limited quantities in stores only with any merchandise purchase while supplies last. Must be a VIB Rouge to redeem. Limit of one per client.
  5. The coupon code can be used multiple times on multiple purchases throughout the sale event.
  6. If you don’t have the actual mailed invitation, check your email. Sephora usually emails it to you before the event starts and you can print it out or present the email on your mobile device at checkout.
  7. If you don’t have email access, the person at the register should be able to look up your account and apply the code for you.
  8. Offer is valid to US and Canadian orders only.

Fine prints

The 20% off is not valid on previous purchases, or purchases of eGift certificates, and gift cards. The offer may not be combined with any other offers. The offer may not be sold or otherwise transferred. Coupon has no cash value and may not be altered. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. This offer is subject to change, alteration or termination by Sephora at any time. Not valid for Sephora employees.

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Product recommendations & wish list

Foreo LUNA Holiday Cleansing Collection with Boscia for Sensitive/Normal SkinForeo LUNA Holiday Cleansing Collection with Boscia for Sensitive/Normal Skin
▶US$199 | Buy | Review

Hands down my favorite facial cleansing tool to date! Exfoliating and anti-aging in one device! Gentle and effective. The holiday kit comes with Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel, Tsubaki Beauty Oil, and Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask. Great value!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage ConcealerUrban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
▶US$28 | Buy | Review

Great coverage, smooth and easy to apply, lightweight with a demi-matte finish that is natural-looking and super long-lasting! I love it just as much as the MAC Pro Longwear concealer (review) but this one wins in the packaging department and ease of application!

Fresh Sugar Lip Party FavorsFresh Sugar Lip Party Favors
▶US$36 | Buy | Review 1 & 2

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are among my favorite daytime lip balms. I have already purchased this set which includes a Sugar Lip Polish and 4 Sugar Lip Treatments in Cherry, Berry, Fig, and Ruby. I already have Ruby and the Lip Polish so I might be giving them away. Stay tuned for my next giveaway! :)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal Glow On The GoBecca Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal Glow On The Go
▶US$20 | Buy | Review

Opal is a warm golden sand shade with plenty of refined pearly shimmer in the formula. I have the liquid version that I use often either alone or mixed in with my foundation. I purchased this set a while ago but haven’t had a chance to review it yet. So excited to be playing with the pressed powder version finally!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette featuring Champagne Pop x Jaclyn HillBecca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette featuring Champagne Pop x Jaclyn Hill
▶US$34 | Buy

I wish I hadn’t purchased the full-sized Champagne Pop! This one is a better value for me since I know I’ll never ever hit pan on any of my highlighters. I definitely recommend this palette if you’re interested in the Champagne Pop because you get two extra colors in Pearl and Blushed Copper, too!

Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye PaletteCiaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette
▶US$39 | Buy

This is the only eyeshadow palette I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks! It is that good! I can’t wait to tell you more about it in my review. The texture is very smooth and buttery and oh-so-blendable! Not to mention every single color is wearable and ideal for both daytime and nighttime wear. Highly recommend!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour PaletteKat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
▶US$46 | Buy

This is an excellent eye-contouring palette for those who love wearing neutral eyes. It has base shades, contouring shades, defining shades, and highlighting shades in neutral, cool, and warm tones. Absolutely versatile and worthy of investment. A must-have for every eye makeup wearer. I will have a review of it up soon! :)

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow PaletteUrban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
▶US$60 | Buy

Now for those who live for colorful eye makeup, this is one you probably shouldn’t miss! The palette has 20 bright and beautiful, never-before-seen shades that guarantee to make your eyes pop! It also comes with a double-ended shadow and crease brush and a coordinating bag. I’m definitely getting this one!

Sephora Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume WaterproofSephora Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Waterproof
▶US$12 | Buy | Review

I’m surprised at the low rating of this mascara because for me, it’s definitely one of the very best mascaras I’ve tried! It stays on without budging even in heat and humidity. More importantly, the formula holds curls like crazy and never weighs down my thin lashes! I guess you just have to try it to see it for yourself! :)

Brett Freedman Beauty Brett Brow Pro PodBrett Freedman Beauty Brett Brow Pro Pod
▶US$49 | Buy

This one just screams value! It’s created for professional makeup artists but seeing all the color options makes me want one for myself! It has five duo-shade powders in Pale Blonde, Medium Blonde, Redhead, Medium Brunette, and Dark Brunette. Has anyone tried it? Please let me know your thoughts!

Kat Von D Five Fearless Years Limited Edition Tattoo LinerKat Von D Five Fearless Years Limited Edition Tattoo Liner
▶US$36 | Buy | Review

This is what I always recommend when am asked about a liquid eyeliner that is precise, jet black, easy to apply, waterproof, doesn’t dry out too quickly, has a smooth ink flow, and stays put! (Still easy to remove, though!) I can honestly say that this is my most favorite eyeliner pen formula to date. :)

Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment OilHourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil
▶US$45 | Buy

I have read so many positive reviews on the N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil but have only been tempted to buy it when the brand released a red-tinted version called Icon! The formula is supposed to condition your lips with 14 essential oils while giving lips a flush of healthy color. I might just splurge on this one! :)

NARS Steven Klein Collaboration One Shocking Moment Cheek PaletteNARS Steven Klein Collaboration One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette
▶US$69 | Buy | Review (Paloma)

Well, it would have been nice without a Laguna bronzer included but I think we’ve come to know NARS. They are notorious for including Laguna in (almost) all their palettes! ;) Other colors include Robotic, Blaspemy, Luster, Dolce Vita, Paloma I, and Paloma II. I personally love Paloma for contouring!

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume IIKevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II
▶US$65 | Buy | Review (Volume I)

For those missed out on the Volume I, be happy! Because in my opinion, this Volume II looks even better! Bigger pans, better color options, and has both cream and powder formulas! Kevyn Aucoin’s Sculpting Powder and Celestial Powder are a must-have and I highly recommend them.

Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush PaletteTarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
▶US$44 | Buy | Review (Dollface)

This is a great palette to have for those starting with Tarte blushes. You get 5 happy and beautiful colors (Fetching, Dollface, Prim, Smashing, Beaming) for a very reasonable price. I find their formula to be well-pigmented, vibrant, and super long-lasting!

Beautyblender Makeup's Best FriendBeautyblender Makeup’s Best Friend
▶US$40 | Buy | Review (

My favorite tool for applying foundation as of late is the Beautyblender sponge! For this set, you get the Beautyblender sponges in Original, Pro, and and a kit-exclusive Rea.activate rehydrator and makeup-refinishing spray. I recommend it if you haven’t tried their sponges before! :)

Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet CheeksToo Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks
▶US$36 | Buy | Review (Melted)

I haven’t bought anything from Too Faced for a while so I might just add this one to my cart because it seems like a great value! Plus, I have had my eyes on the Love Flush blushes since their release and there are 3 included in the set! This would make a great gift as well as stocking stuffers!

Bite Beauty Discovery SetBite Beauty Discovery Set
▶US$55 | Buy | Review 1 & 2 & 3

I’m SO tempted to get this one! I’m only hesitating because I have a full-size of almost all the items here. If you haven’t tried anything from Bite Beauty before, this is a must-have! Bite Agave Lips Mask is my all-time favorite lip balm and Pomegranate is such a bright and bold but gorgeous red!

Bite Beauty Best Bite RewindBite Beauty Best Bite Rewind
▶US$25 | Buy

I have just received this set in the mail and let me tell you, it’s worth every penny! Every single color is so beautiful and wearable! Shades included are Café (peachy-brown nude), Torte (brown-toned rose), Coulis (raspberry red), Aubergine (eggplant). The formula is top-notch and super long-lasting! Plus, you get a cute, reusable tin, too!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting EditHourglass Ambient Lighting Edit
▶US$80 | Buy | Review 1 & 2 & 3

Call me crazy but I had to have this palette is my possession! I already have Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure, and Dim Light but I still purchased it. Simply because I’m a true collector when it comes to Hourglass palettes. ^_^ The other 3 shades are Iridescent Strobe Light, Luminous Bronze Light, and Diffused Light.

Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip ColourChristian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour
▶US$90 | Buy

Not sure if I will ever want to spend $90 on a lipstick but my willpower is getting weaker and weaker as we speak! The more I look at it (and read so many good reviews on it), the more I want it! Doesn’t it look like a piece of art rather than makeup? Formula sounds like a winner, too. Have you tried it?

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme PowderTatcha Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder
▶US$65 | Buy

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder is my current morning cleanser. I have all 4 formulas on rotation but my favorite is this Indigo one. I find it to exfoliate the skin well without being harsh on my acne-prone skin. It leaves my face soft and squeaky clean every time after use. You can use it alone or mix it with your favorite cleanser, too.

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème CollectionMarc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection
▶US$45 | Buy | Review (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)

I was so impressed with the color Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that I received as a deluxe sample that I want to purchase this set! The 5 colors included are Infamous, So Sofia, Dashing, Blow, and Boy Gorgeous. The formula has saturated color payoff and leaves a satin-matte finish that lasts a good few hours.

Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers DuoTatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers Duo
▶US$19 | Buy | Review

I know I said I wouldn’t repurchase these blotting papers due to the expensive price tag but I might just have to take my words back! These papers are so pretty and luxurious to look at (hello gold flakes!) but more than that, they work so well at absorbing excess oil from the skin without leaving it dry or cakey-looking!

Fresh Rose Face Mask 15th Anniversary Limited EditionFresh Rose Face Mask 15th Anniversary Limited Edition
▶US$62 | Buy

This has to be the most beautiful and best-smelling face mask I’ve ever used because it is a hydrating and toning mask infused with real rose petals! Pricey, yes, but a little bit goes a really long way. I find it super hydrating and gentle to the skin. I also love its gel-like texture and cooling sensation!

Burberry Cashmere ConcealerBurberry Cashmere Concealer
▶US$40 | Buy | Review

If you want to purchase one thing from Burberry, make it this concealer! It has medium-to-full coverage while being super lightweight and highly blendable. It leaves such a beautiful, soft cashmere matte finish on the skin. I purposely purchased the paler shade to use as a highlighter and I’m so happy that it’s never creased under my eyes!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover FoundationMake Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
▶US$43 | Buy | Review

A liquid foundation formulated specifically for Ultra HD 4K displays on digital devices! It’s said to leave an invisible finish while still covering imperfections and appearing natural-looking. What I love most about this foundation is how it makes my skin look exceptionally smooth and flawless in photos!

Velour Silk Lashes Holiday Edition Lash BookVelour Silk Lashes Holiday Edition Lash Book
▶US$250 | Buy

Wish I had unlimited funds because I’d definitely get my hands on these beautiful pairs of Velour lashes! This limited-edition, holiday-exclusive set contains 15 pairs of silk lashes to suit any makeup look and occasion. From barely-there look to full-on glam, the set has you covered!

I hope you enjoyed my picks! These are the items that I’m genuinely interested in and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. If you end up purchasing anything from the list, please let me know your experience with it! I’d love to hear your thoughts! :)


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  1. says: Agata

    I love your list of recommendations with these mini reviews. I am not a VIB Rouge unfortunately but looking forward to the sale anyways. Any chance you could share the review of the Ciate eyeshadow palette soon, before the sale ends? It looks beautiful but I haven’t seen it in store and haven’t really seen many pictures online! That would be great!

  2. says: Erin

    I can attest to my love for the Bite Rewind set. I’m wearing Coulis a lot! They wear like iron and stand up to meals much better than any other lip crayon for the price. I love the NARS pencils but these are giving them a run for their money.

    I had mixed results with the MUFE foundation but Christa from Perilously Pale swears the sample on the shelf must have been dried out.

    I’ve recently sampled the UD concealer and I like it. Fair Neutral is good match for me right now and it’s a little gentler to the under eye than NARS RCC. My husband says the matching foundation looks chalky and I agree with him. I like the coverage and the color match in Fair Cool, I’m not sure why it’s looking chalky on me though!

    1. says: Jaa

      I’ve been loving the Bite Rewind set so much, too! I LOVE every single color! They are all so beautiful and wearable. I also prefer the Urban Decay Naked Concealer over the NARS Radient Creamy Concealer myself. Much easier to blend especially under the eye area and over blemishes where you need to be extremely gentle.

  3. says: Kelly

    All good recs! You can’t go wrong with Becca or Fresh because they make excellent products. I own several Becca highlighters and there is not a dud in the bunch. I personally prefer Fresh’s Black Tea mask over the Rose Mask just because I find it a tad more soothing and it reduces redness like a boss. I will be purchasing the Foreo LUNA set because it’s a great value and I have been meaning to try it for like forever. I’m also going to get the tinted Hourglass lip oil because I am out of the original which I love. If I didn’t already have the first Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book I would definitely get the second one because it is an even better value. I have read that the two cream blushes are larger in size than what you can buy individually for less than the cost of both which is awesome. I have a ton of Hourglass Ambient things and I love them so the set is again a great value. I will also be getting the Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel, the Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist, Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream (tried it and loved it), and the Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum. Happy sale shopping :-)

    1. says: Jaa

      I’m planning to get my hands on the Fresh Black Tea mask ASAP! Did you end up buying the Foreo LUNA? How do you like it? Please share!

      Wow, you have so many interesting products on your list. I actually want to know how you get along with all of them. The Hourglass lip oil, the Kate Somerville retinol night cream, and especially the scar diminishing serum! Will you be reviewing them on your blog?

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