Apparently, Sephora is finally revamping their Beauty Insider perks, and they’re starting it off by having a sale. This is big, considering Sephora is known to have store-wide sales only in April and November. Here are the details of the sale: starts August 24 to September 3 for Rouge members, who get 20% off with the code YESROUGE. VIB members get 15% (code YESVIB) and BI members get 10% (code YESINSIDER), and the sale for them runs from August 30 to September 3.
In addition to the sale, Sephora is also adding some other perks based on tiers. All of this is a step in the right direction, but I feel like they still have a ways until they get close to places like Shoppers Drug Mart and Ulta.
Anyways, my post today is mostly about the upcoming sale. While this surprise sale is very exciting, I’m going to try not to go too crazy. I’m going to Japan in September and I’m probably going to buy a lot there, so I’m trying not to go crazy. I always have a running list of things that I want from Sephora and I usually have a good idea of what I’ll actually pick up during the sale and what is staying on the wish list, but this time I’m undecided as to what I will actually purchase. Read on to see my list!
I’ve heard so much about these from Nova of Super Nova Beauty – they’re one of her favourite products. I’ve never been much of a gloss girl, so I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I keep eyeing these lately. In particular, I have my eye on Kristen, Parfait, Vintage, and St. Tropez.
Believe it or not, but once I finish the Urban Decay lipstick that’s currently in my Project Pan, I have very few nude lipsticks in a cream finish left in my collection. I want to buy my next nude cream lipstick from Bite Beauty. My top choices are Chai or Rhubarb (which runs more pink), or Toasted Cardamom from their LE Spice Things Up collection.
I’ve never really had the urge to own a YSL lipstick before, but I was looking at them recently and they are seriously appealing to me. I like how they have a really shiny finish – I know during the fall that people tend to go for the matte finish, but I’ve been feeling glossy lips as of late.
I know we’re headed into autumn and people tend to gravitate towards CC Creams during the summer because they are lighter, but right now I only own a heavier foundation and I want a lighter option. I’ve been wanting to try this CC cream for a while, but I’m just not sure if I want to buy this now or wait on it.
This is another product I’ve wanted to try for a long time, and now I’m more motivated since finding out that they have 3 limited-edition scents released. I’m so confused because I saw on Trendmood that they are available at Sephora (Grapefruit, Vanilla, and Apple Lime), and I did see them on the website the day it was announced, but I haven’t seen them since? Preferably it would be nice for Laneige to release a set of minis, because I want all of these scents!
Herbivore is a brand that I would like to try more products from, and a few of them are included in this kit. I also feel like the mini size of the Pink Cloud Rosewater Creme (I’m currently using the full size) would be perfect to bring along for my upcoming trips. HOWEVER, as much as I want to try these products, I feel like I already have too much skincare in my collection, and I don’t really need any new skincare in my life right now.
Drunk Elephant is another product I really want to try, and this set has a bunch of the products I’m interested in. However, like I said about the Herbivore kit, I don’t really need most of these items right now as I still have so many products I’m in the middle of using. I think I might save this to pick up during the November VIB sale instead.
I’m quite interested in this palette because I’m a huge purple lover, but I just don’t know if I’m quite ready to buy this yet, especially considering I’ve gotten so many new eyeshadow singles and palettes in the last few months. I swatched this in stores and it’s lovely, but I’m worried I won’t reach for this as much as I currently imagine that I will. It’s not likely I’m purchasing this during the sale, but I’ll keep it on my wish list for now.
Sheesh, I have a lot of ABH products on this list. I’ve had this palette on my wishlist since it came out in March. These shades really, really appeal to me, moreso than the Norvina palette. However, I really need another neutral palette…said no makeup collector ever. Seriously, I’m trying to pan the UD Naked Palette which I’ve owned for YEARS, on top of owning various other neutral palettes – I have no justification for buying this. Like the Norvina palette, I’m unlikely to buy this one, too.
That’s about it in terms of what I’m interested in! What are you planning to buy during the sale?