Today is Part 2 of my Sephora VIB sale posts! As per usual during the VIB sale, today I want to share with you what’s on my own wish list/shopping. It’s funny, because since I only purchase from Sephora during the sales, I spend a lot of time creating my shopping list and looking forward to the all the things I’m going to buy during the sale. Then when it actually comes time to shop the sale, there’s very little that I actually want to spend my money on. I think I’m becoming more careful about buying what I need from Sephora instead of spending frivolously, especially considering the rewards system is not great. I’m really trying to focus on buying things I “need” this time (aka replacement items), which only consists of two things. Maybe I’ll buy one or two “fun” things – I haven’t completely decided yet. I just know it’s not going to be a massive haul of 20 items this time.
Although my current bottle of my trusty MAC Cleanse Off Oil should last me until the end of June or July, I thought the sale might be a good time for me to pick up a makeup remover as a backup for when I finish the cleanse off oil. I love cleansing oils, but I think I’m ready to try out a cleansing balm! I had a hard time choosing between this one from Farmacy and the Clinique Take the Day Off, but I’ve committed to buying this one.
I haven’t decided on a specific foundation to buy yet – I just know I need one to replace my current bottle of the Urban Decay Naked Weightless foundation which I’m almost out of. I asked for half a dozen samples of different foundations about two weeks ago and am now in the middle of testing all of them. So far, I’ve narrowed it down to the Too Faced Born This Way foundation, the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation, and the YSL Touche Eclat foundation, although there are pros and cons for all three. I probably won’t be picking a foundation up until the second week of the sale, just to allow myself more time to test and choose.
MAYBE PURCHASE (in order from most to least likely to purchase):
When this palette was first announced, I thought this palette looked so boring! Nudes and sandy shades, seriously? But the more swatches I saw of this palette, the more drawn to it I was. Not long after its release, I swatched it in stores and was blown away by how buttery the formula was. This would be in my “definitely purchase” list if it wasn’t for the fact that I already feel overwhelmed by the eyeshadow choices I have at home! I still need to sleep on this one…
I am currently running low on moisturizer and am in the market to try a new one, and I’ve had my eye on this moisturizer for a while now, so the sale would be a good time to pick it up. It’s only on my “maybe purchase” list because my husband had just bought a bottle of the Cetaphil moisturizer before it was neglected for the The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factor + HA, so I might just take the Cetaphil from him instead…
I am running dangerously low on the Jack Black lip balm sitting on my bedside table, so I need a replacement to use before bed. I’ve heard such good things about the Agave lip mask, but what’s stopping me is the packaging – I’ve seen multiple reviews saying that the other end of the tube had burst!
I do feel like I’m lacking an undereye setting powder in my life; I’ve been deciding between this one and the Laura Mercier Under Eye Brightening Powder, which has similar reviews to this one. Since I use the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder for all over the place, I kind of want to try something new.
LIKELY WILL NOT PURCHASE
Even though I’m pretty sure I won’t be picking these up during the sale, they’re still things that I want from Sephora. Maybe they’ll make it past checkout at some point in the next year or two!
This is one of those products that have been on my wish list for years but I keep putting it off in favour of other products (ahem, ABH Soft Glam). Unlike most palettes, where I use roughly 80-90% of the palette regularly, I know I would get use out of every single one of the shades in this palette. But again, this falls into the same category as the Soft Glam palette – do I really need another palette in my collection? Let’s be honest, this is probably going to remain on my wish list for YEARS!
Again, this is one of those products that will probably forever remain on my wish list. Marc Jacobs recently came out with a darker version of this highlighter, which is awesome for those with deeper skintones, but for my skin, the original is still the most fitting. This looks so beautiful, but the amount of highlighters sitting in my collection is not okay. I mean, you watch YouTubers doing highlighter declutters and they own like 80 of highlighters. I only own a small fraction of that, but still – ain’t nobody need 10 highlighters when you use so little of it at one time. Anyways, that’s my roundabout way of saying this will remain on my wish list for now.
I am caught between this moisturizer and the Herbivore, but I think I’m leaning towards the Herbivore, especially because that formula is thinner for summer. This is one of the few that have piqued my interest as of late, but ugh, Drunk Elephant is so expensive.
This is it for my wish list! What’s on YOUR wish list? What would you recommend that I pick up during the sale? Thanks for reading!