I feel like it was just last month that I was filling up my cart for the Sephora VIB sale. Needless to say, the sale came at the perfect time because I'm in need of some serious product refills. While I enjoy trying out new makeup, I also am a firm believer in sticking with what I love. If I'm reaching for a product refill, it's because it really is THAT good, and it's becoming a permanent part of my makeup routine.

Below, you'll also find a quick run down of the products I'm refilling and personally can't live without, along with some of the new products I'm trying out!

Shop the sale:
Use code YESROUGE for 20% off everything
Use code YESVIB for 15% off everything
Use code YESINSIDER for 10% off everything

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sephora vib sale

What I'm Refilling

+ I had been using Josie Maran's Argan Enlightenment Illuminzer in my routine forever and recently switched to the Becca liquid highlighter after I ran out. I have to say, I've tried so many liquid highlighters/illuminizers, and nothing is as good as this one! I mix it in my foundation for a lightweight, dewy finish.

+ Not refilling this quite yet but I couldn't go without mentioning it. Laura Mercier totally upped her game when she released the translucent setting powder in "Glow". Think setting powder meets highlighter - genius.


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+ I literally ran out of my last pump of Good Genes this AM. Check out this recent post to learn more about this life-changing lactic acid treatment.

+ I've talked a lot about my love for St. Tropez on my stories. Believe me when I say that I have tried every self tanner under the sun. This is by far my favorite (esp. for light skin). I've tried all of St. Tropez's shades, including the instant tan, and I've found the dark mousse to be the most effective and long-lasting.

+ Always stock up on Dr. Jart+ masks during the sale. My favorites are the water replenishment and the brightening.


+ I will never stop talking about Olaplex. Ever. This bond builder/damage reverser has completely changed the makeup of my hair. This is a must if you haven't tried it.

+ This product was on my "what I'm trying" list during the last sale and I have been using it ever since! If you're looking for a great dry shampoo, give Bumble + Bumble's Pret-a-Powder a try.

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sephora vib sale

What I'm Trying for the First Time

+ Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer - Have used lash primers in the past and really liked the results, so giving this highly-recommended one a try!

+ Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Mask - This just looks too fun not to try, and I know Dr. Jart's products deliver great results!

+ Fresh Vitamin C Glow Antioxidant Face Mist -  This mist delivers a fresh, dewy glow + a shield of antioxidant protection. Perfect for a midday refresh.

+ Hush Gunk Remover Kit - Last time Mal did my hair, she told me all about mineral build-up and how bad it is for your hair, which I had NEVER heard of. Now, it's all I think about! Saw this kit by Hush in Sephora's new arrivals and v excited to give it a try.

+ Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist - I've learned over the years how important heat protectants are + this one came highly recommended by Mal.

+ Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo + Conditioner - If this duo is anything like Olaplex No.3, it's going to be my new favorite shampoo/conditioner.

+ Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter - Will have to wait until after the sale for this one since it's not yet re-stocked but I borrowed this from Linds once on a girls trip and was suuuper impresses. Really loving Charlotte Tilbury lately!

+ Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil - One of the only products in the Herbivore skincare line I haven't tried yet, and I have nothing but good things to say about them, so giving this one a try!



What I Tried Last Time

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
    Loved, currently using, will refill

+Urban Decay Naked3 palette
   Liked, use occasionally, will not refill (no need)

+ Bumble + Bumble Pret-a-Powder Dry Shampoo
    Loved, currently using, will refill

+MoroccanOil Hydrating Restorative Treatment
   Liked, use occasionally, will not refill

+ NARS Multiple in Hot Sand
   Didn't like this particular shade (too dull), returned

+ Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops
   Didn't like (nothing special), returned

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32 responses to “What I’m Buying + Trying at the Sephora VIB Sale”

  1. Zoey says:

    LOVE Charlotte Tilbury ! Her lipsticks and palettes are stunning – literally use them every day!

    Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com

  2. Cathy says:

    So many good products! I love Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, I need to pick up new colors for fall!


  3. Sara says:

    I just bought the St. Tropez mousse and am so excited to try it!

  4. Oh man so many great beauty products! It must be hard to choose!

  5. Jessica says:

    So many amazing products! I always use this sale as an opportunity to stock up on Tata Harper!
    xo Jessica

  6. There was so many good sales! I have so much make up but I still bought more, you can never have too much!

  7. maggie says:

    What a lovely shade of color!

  8. Liz says:

    SO many great products! I’m going to put all of these on my wishlist 😉


  9. Great picks! I’m so sad that I missed out on this amazing sale!

  10. Em says:

    So many good products! I love the CT line & want to try some more of their stuff!

  11. Tuyet says:

    Omg I love Sephora. Thanks for the recommendation.

  12. Amanda says:

    Awesome list and beauty picks! This sale was SO tempting but my plan is to start using up some of the makeup and skincare I already have before I buy new.

    • Danielle says:

      Yes! I’ve been trying to cut down on the products I use too. It can all be very overwhelming with all the new constantly coming out. I’ve learned to stick to my faves and try a handful of new when sales hit!

  13. This was an amazing list! I actually didn’t need anything this year, which is half crazy right?! I will probably shop for the next VIB sale!

  14. Stephanie says:

    I wish I had a bit more wiggle room in my spending budget right now for some Sephora goodies! This sale is just such a good opportunity to stock up on all my go-to products!

  15. Lee says:

    Such great picks! I love the sephora sale and have already placed two orders. I didnt know though that you could buy Olaplex – I thought it was only available in salons! I am SO going and buying it!

  16. Torey says:

    You have the best list! I’m working on mine right now. The Dr Jart rubber masks are fun to do, just a little messy.

    I can’t waiiiiiit to try the Laura Mercier glow powder, I love the Lancôme one that is similar so I’m hoping it’s like that one.

    I’m so glad you love Olaplex, I’m trying it soon!

  17. Whitney says:

    I love the Sephora Sale! Its such a good sale to stock up on!

    xo, Whitney

  18. Taylor Aube says:

    I need to try the Charlotte Tilbury line! The packaging is so chic and the colors are so pretty!

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