Monday, April 13, 2015

Sephora Beauty Before Brunch VIB Rouge Event & Haul

Yesterday I attended the "Beauty Before Brunch" Sephora VIB Rouge event. Being a VIB Rouge means you've spent a certain shameful amount of money at Sephora and they reward you with fun little perks like early access to the VIB 15% off sale.

I'd never been to one of these events before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was greeted at the door by an employee with a clipboard who checked my name off the guest list and then directed me to the back of the store where they were serving coffee and refreshments. It was a closed-door event so it wasn't open to the public, which made it much more intimate without having to push through crowds.

Going into the event I knew I wanted to check out the skincare. My skin is getting insanely dry again and I wanted to test out some new moisturizers. While I was browsing, one of the skincare specialists approached me and let me know they were offering free mini facials, so I jumped at the chance. We discussed my skin concerns and she did a full application and tutorial for me. It was very relaxing and informative, what a treat!

Here's what I bought:

I got a backup of my beloved Rosebud Salve, as my current one is on it's last leg. I picked up another shade of YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #8 Fetish Pink. The color is a bright rosy pink, perfect for spring. Lastly, I wanted to try Urban Decay's new Naked Skin Concealer. It is supposed to be a full coverage concealer that is weightless on the skin. I'll let you know what I think as I test it out.

Another perk of attending the Beauty Before Brunch event was the goody bag! They gave everyone a foldover clutch filled with samples. I was most excited about getting a full size Formula X nail polish! The color is Paramount, a sage gray. I don't have any colors like this in my collection so I'm excited to try it out. The other standout was a deluxe sample of the Buxom Full on Lip Cream in Pink Lady. I have one of these glosses in the shade White Russian, it's a nice opaque lip gloss without any shimmer so I'm excited to try another color.

The skincare specialist that did my mini facial also sent me home with a sample of First Aid Beauty's Overnight Radiance Mask. I used it last night and it is amazing! It left my skin fully quenched and my dry skin showed such an improvement this morning when I woke up. I will be purchasing the full size for sure! I also cashed in some of my points and picked up the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. I haven't tried it yet but thought it would be great for Travel this summer and I threw it in my toiletry bag. 

Overall, I had a great experience at the Beauty Before Brunch event and came home with some great items. I didn't pull the trigger on any of the skincare items I tried because I wanted to read about them first. I do have a few in mind that I've added to my online shopping cart to purchase sometime this week. The 15% off sale is going on now for VIB Rouge Members (discount code is ROUGELOVE) through 4/21 and it starts 4/16 for VIB members. 

What's on your wish list for the spring VIB sale?

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