Sephora VIB Sale Picks.

Sephora VIB Sale Picks

The Sephora VIB sale is in effect meaning that you can save up to 20% off sitewide (HUGE for beauty), depending on your status. I hadn’t planned on doing a post about this but several of you asked me for recs so I figured I’d throw together a little Sunday afternoon post for you! I actually can’t shop the sale because I’m only a VIB.. but when I do I am planning to buy another one of these masks, a bunch of these candles, and more of these eye masks as I just ran out! I’ll be sure to link back to this post once the sale opens to the rest of us but in the meantime wanted to share my picks now!

Here’s the scoop:

  • Early Access (Rouge Members) April 26 – May 1st. Take 20% off with code HEYROUGE
  • All Tiers (VIB and Insiders) May 2 – 6th. VIB Members take 15% off with code HEYVIB and Insiders take 10% off with code HEYINSIDER.

I literally went through my bathroom + makeup bag and wrote down all my current Sephora favs. There are so many!

Sephora VIB Sale Picks

Skincare Picks…

Tata Harper Everything! Duh. I am absolutely obsessed with this brand. If I had to pick just two items it would be the resurfacing mask (holy grail FAVORITE MASK EVER) and the cleansing oil (the best, most luxurious oil cleanser ever but it’s $$$ so get it during the sale!)

Sunday Riley is another brand where I just literally love every single product. Again though, if I were to pick two favorite products it would be Good Genes (currently out of rotation only bc I’m balancing a lot with Dr. Bader and Vitamin C and Retinol but I really love it) and my most favorite favorite retinol serum ever. I’ve tried and tested quite a few retinols and this is my absolute favorite.

Summer Fridays only has three products but I love them all. The Jet Lag mask is probably my all time favorites (full review here; it’s the perfect fix whenever my skin is really dry + dehydrated and I LOVE it on the plane), but I just started testing the R+R mask (review to come!) and love that as well.

Ole Henrickson Eye Cream. So I don’t always use a separate eye cream, especially when I use Dr. Bader, but on retinol/vitamin C nights (I don’t put those anywhere near my eyes) I will and I LOVE this one. It’s a high tech eye cream (really hydrating and also very brightening) for a very reasonable price (only $38!).

This sleeping mask (full review here). It’s a wonder product – leaves skin all plumped up and glowy and smells like a watermelon jolly rancher!

Makeup Picks…

Charlotte Tilbury always. If I could only have one cosmetic brand to shop for the rest of my life it would be CT. I love this highlighting primer and this magical face filter. And Pillowtalk lipstick is the only lipstick I own multiple tubes of (one at home, one in the gym bag, one in my purse) because it is the prettiest natural pink lipstick ever.

And Wander Beauty. My two holy grails from Wander are the foundation and the mascara. And of course the gold eye masks!

I’m also really into this Dior eye palette right now. All of the colors are SO pretty and it comes with a cream shadow primer.

My favorite bronzer ever. I’ve been using this since 2006 – it was one of the first luxury beauty products I ever bought!

This setting powder (and the brush!) I will be honest, I may like the brush even more than the powder but it’s such a pretty powder. It’s very very similar to the Chantecaille powder I always talk about but a better price. (I may actually like this more – still deciding).

The BeautyBlender. I’d be lost without mine. I use it for everything from blending my foundation and highlighter to fixing eye makeup mistakes.

You should also watch this video (Makeup for Idiots, ha!) …everything featured is available at Sephora!

Everything Else/Random…

You guys this body serum is LIFE. It’s another holy grail product. I use it all the time – if you watch my beauty empties series, you know that I go through tubes and tubes of it. But it leaves your skin so soft… it gently exfoliates while also moisturizing. I use it every single day. If my skin is extra dry I put body oil on over it.

This is my favorite candle in the world. I have talked about it on here over and over again. It smells a lot like Le Labo Santal 26 (a sexy fireplace) but it’s a lot less expensive. ($34) I also always buy a few sets of these eye patches. I love them for me but they also make a fun last minute gift for a girlfriend.

Some things I just started testing but LOVE So Far…

Okay so this is a little hodge podge jumble of a few products that are new to me but I wanted to share as I love them so far. This glass skin serum is SO pretty right before makeup. I like it a lot – you could use it in place of primer, before primer, or without any makeup at all – it plumps up skin (hyaluronic acid) .

I also just started testing this vitamin C pineapple serum. You will either love or hate the packaging (it’s a pineapple!) but it leaves my skin really glowy and pretty the next day. It’s great for brightening and smoothing.

And I LOVE this Tatcha moisturizer. It’s SO hydrating for dryer skin types and it leaves your skin all bright and dewy. I like using this after retinol.

PSThis post talks all about my skincare routine and how I alternate Dr. Bader with retinol and Vitamin C. I know it can get a little confusing!

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  1. Nicole M. says 4.28.19

    I ordered the REN body serum last week based on your rec. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

  2. Holly says 4.28.19

    Love these recommendations. I ended up going with the Drunk Elephant Protini moisturizer over the Tatca Dewy since we are going into the warmer months.

  3. I’m so interested in trying out Tata Harper’s products now! I wish I could get them more easily in Hong Kong. So tempted! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  4. Stephanie S. says 4.29.19

    Have you ever tried The Ordinary products? Thoughts?

    • grace at the stripe says 4.29.19

      I have only tried a few! The products I have tried weren’t very blog-worthy – I know other people love them!

  5. Stephanie S. says 4.29.19

    Also already added the body serum to my cart for checkout on Thursday!

  6. dana mannarino says 4.29.19

    The LAST thing I need is to buy more products…but I WANT. I’ve been eyeing the Tata Harper cleaning oil!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit

  7. Laura says 4.29.19

    Great picks Grace!

    I’ve had Sunday Riley recommended to me so often – but I’ve not actually tried any of their products yet. Sounds like now is the perfect opportunity! I really want to try Pillowtalk by CT too – it’s such a gorgeous shade. 🙂

    Thanks for the product suggestions,

    – Laura |

  8. Kara says 4.29.19

    I’ve been avoiding a lot of Sephora sale shopping recs because I already have a laundry list of products I want to buy and need to stick to a budget; however, the Ren Body Serum sounds awesome. *adds to cart*

    Kara | Politics of Pretty

  9. Lisa Autumn says 4.30.19

    Oh I need to do an order asap!

    x Lisa |

  10. Ellie says 4.30.19

    This post came just in time! I have been waiting for the sale to make a few skincare routine updates and came straight to you for ideas. I would love for you to weigh in with a moisturizer rec (if you don’t mind).

    I’m 30, fair skinned, not sensitive, and normal skin. In the morning have been using Ole Hendriksen’s Vitamin C serum, but I am thinking I’d like to try the Kiehl’s one you’ve posted about. At night I have been using the Ole Hendriksen AHA serum but I am going to go back to using a retinol. Any thoughts? Thank you so much in advance!!

    • grace at the stripe says 4.30.19

      Well my holy grail is Dr. Bader which is not at Sephora but if you search my blog I have lots of recs. Otherwise, I love the Tatcha!

      The Kiehls serum is amazing – I haven’t tried the Ole so can’t compare the two though. I love Retinol but love the Sunday Riley one – I use that 2-3x a week. But all that info is linked in the post I referenced!

      • Ellie says 5.1.19

        Thanks so much Grace!! I appreciate you taking the time to weigh in :). I’ve heard so many good things about Dr Bader from you and Helena but I’m not in a spot currently to splurge quite that much. I’m leaning toward the Tatcha after seeing lots of great recs including here! 🙂

  11. Ellie says 4.30.19

    To follow up my other comment, please feel free to skip if I’m overstepping!!

  12. sarah kahn says 5.5.19

    hi grace! thank you for all the great recs. I had bought the Ren body serum from another post you did a while back. I don’t love the orange scent and was wondering if you had any alternative suggestions that were fragrance free or at at least not a citrus scent. If not, no worries

    • I can’t think of anything quite like it!! Sorry. 🙁 will keep thinking and let you know if I do.