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Beauty Talk: The Sephora Sale

Success on Stilettos; what to buy in the sephora sale

It’s that time of year, ya’ll! I’m so excited each year for the Sephora sale. The illusive 20% off is the perfect time to stock up on favorites as well as take home items you want but maybe didn’t want to pay full price for.

This year, I picked up quite a few things, and also came across a few

  1. Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray – I’ve been a HUGE fan of the UD makeup setting spray for a long time, and I happened to try this out in store a month or so ago, and was very impressed with how fine the mist was. I also have the illuminating version if you want a subtle glow, too.
  2. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Just 1-2 drops of these puppies into your foundation and your skin will glow like no other. I love this kit because you really can get whatever glow you’d like. Plus you can use it as an epic highlighter. too and they last quite a long time.
  3. Murad Pore Refining Scrub – Hands down, this is my favorite deep exfoliator. I use this 1-2x per week when I want a deep clean/scrub and I love how well it works. Plus, it has cinnamon so my pores shrink right up.
  4. Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base – I first heard about this glowy foundation from Hallie at Among Other Things   and knew I had to have it. Her skin looked SO glowy and perfect, it’s going to be great for days when you want subtle coverage and a glowy look.
  5. Make Up For Ever Mattifying Primer – This is my new holy grail primer. I recently switched over from the Cover FX Mattifying primer, which was more a gel consistency. When I use a primer, I want my makeup to genuinely stay all day, and this primer 100% does the trick. From day 1 I noticed my makeup staying put longer and longer – and that, my friends, is worth the money.
  6. Naked Skin Foundation – Another one of my holy grail products. I use this medium-coverage foundation for everyday wear and have really loved it. It’s lightweight, buildable and really doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your face!
  7. Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops – Though I don’t have these yet, but I’m so intrigued! Anything that makes my skin look more even, smooth and bright, I am here for.
  8. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation – Have your face look like a real-life snapchat filer? Yes please. Though a bunch of these are sold out online, I’ve heard nothing but good things and cannot wait to get my hands on a bottle.

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What will you be buying during this year’s sale? Do tell!

Run, don't walk! Sephora sale!

It’s that time of year, ya’ll. The Sephora sale AKA early Christmas. 20% off EVERYTHING on the site is no joke.

The sale is currently open to all VIB Rouge members through today (use code 20ROUGE) until 11/7 and open to all other VIB members from 11/11-11/14 (code 20VIB).


In light of the sale AND a conversation I had with my awesome brow magician (Hi, Wendy! – seriously, ya’ll she works wonders, go see her at Sia Spa) I wanted to share some of my tried and true beauty products from Sephora (in no particular order).


  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – I have this powder highlighter in two colors (Champagne Pop and Opal) and I use one EVERY day. Not only do they give an immediate glow, but it really lasts. I also have this liquid highlighter that I use a lot as well.
  • Laura Mercier Radiance Primer – I’ve blogged about this before, but I use this under my foundation (or mixed with my foundation) whenever I want my skin to really glow.
  • Sephora Collection Luxe False Lashes – I first purchased these lashes for my wedding (thanks, Shivalicious!) and I immediately became a believer. They price tag can be a little scary BUT they’re so worth it – I wore the same pair for almost a YEAR. They just recently wore out and I’m going to purchase my second pair.
  • IT Cosmetisc Superhero Mascara & Benefit Roller Lift Mascara– I use these two mascaras in combination (I apply IT Cosmetics first and then Benefit to lift) and I love what they do for my not-so-naturally lengthly lashes.


  • Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – I have UD’s lipsticks in a ton of colors, especially the mattes. They’re not dry, which is great for me because I seem to have perpetually dry lips.
  • UD 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil – I use this pencil to tight line my eyes every. single. day. and I cannot recommend it enough. They truly do glide on SO smoothly. It’s unlike any pencil liner I’ve ever used.
  • Sephora Collection Ink Gel – This cheek tint came in one of my Play! boxes and I haven’t looked back. I absolutely love it – I use it for everyday AND on days when I just throw it on over a BB cream.
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Probably my favorite lippie to wear. Perfectly matte, not over-drying at all. The colors are SO vivid. My personal favorite is ‘Armageddon’ which will make even the palest person (me) look bronze (ie here)
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Like the Kat Von D, I have this in quite a few colors and I love them. I especially love Cruella, Rikuguen and Never Say Never).


Happy shopping! 

Annie Signoff