Sephora VIB Sale Haul

As promised, here is part two of my recent beauty haul adventures! I had been counting down the days to the Sephora VIB sale since basically the last time it happened in November. Surprisingly, I held back and the damage wasn’t too great. 

Montreal beauty fashion lifestyle blog blogger Sephora VIB sale haul Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin swatch

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin

Unfortunately, due to my oily eyelids and heavy crease fold, I pretty much have to wear eye primer no matter what kind of eye makeup I do (eye shadow, eye liner, you name it). I am a big fan of the original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer potion but I had been eyeing the Sin version for a while. I love the idea of using it as a kind of cream eye shadow that needs no primer because it’s built into the product itself.

I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try and it is pretty much as expected. It gives my eyelids a subtle wash of metallic/shimmery taupe-y champagne colour and it lasts all day on me. I’ve only tried it once with shadow and it seems to perform more or less the same as a regular eye shadow primer. However, for me, I think I’ll be using it more as a standalone shadow to give my eyes an extra little something special on days when I don’t want to wear much makeup.

Montreal beauty fashion lifestyle blog blogger Sephora VIB sale haul Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Opal swatch

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Opal

I haven’t tried that many highlighters, but guys, I’m calling it. This is my favourite highlighter ever. I got the deluxe sample size to try about a year ago and I love it so much, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the full size, even though it’s almost $50! I would describe Opal as a pure champagne colour. It’s not too yellow or gold, and not too dark or light for my light to medium skin tone.

While I adore a lot of cream/liquid highlighters, this is the only powder formula/colour I’ve really fallen completely in love with. And since my sensitive skin can only tolerate using cream/liquid products sparingly, this is the only highlighter I know I could use every day and never get tired of.

Montreal beauty fashion lifestyle blog blogger Sephora VIB Sale haul Becca Backlight Filter Face Primer swatch

Becca Backlight Filter Face Primer

Speaking of Becca highlighters, since I’m on a real glowy, dewy skin kick and I am a big fan of their highlighters, I decided to pick up the mini version of their backlight filter primer to try. On days where I don’t wear a ton of makeup, I find using a straight-up powder highlighter can look a bit harsh and I was hoping this product could give me an appropriate all-over glow.

My favourite way to wear this is just to add a bit to the perimeter of my face, and then concealer to the centre of my face, since I tend to get oilier there. Since I’m not using it for its priming properties, I can’t really comment on how well it works for that, but it dries down completely without being tacky. I wish it gave off a tiny bit more sheen, but if you’re looking for a subtle glow, this is it.

Montreal beauty fashion lifestyle blog blogger Sephora VIB sale haul IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50 in Light swatch

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Light

I heard so many people talking about this product, so I bought the tiny travel version of this CC cream last year just to try. I have a holy grail foundation (Lancome Teint Idole Ultra) but I do find that the coverage is higher and more matte than what I want for certain occasions. This is a really nice sheer to medium coverage and gives a somewhat dewy finish. I have to be careful with product though. These days, I’m all about that dewy glow, but if I use this on days when I’m particularly oily, I’ll look like a slick mess within 30 minutes.

Montreal beauty fashion lifestyle blog blogger Sephora VIB Sale haul Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

This is a repurchase for me. I’ve talked about this product before. It’s my go-to facial moisturizer and quenches my dehydrated yet oily/combo skin like no other. I just love it! The last time I stocked up was during the last VIB sale in November and I already need to restock. I guess winter will do that to you!

Montreal fashion beauty lifestyle blogger blog Sephora VIB sale haul Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Light Becca Backlight

So what did you end up purchasing during Sephora’s spring sale? I’m actually really proud of myself and the fact that I didn’t get that much stuff. And while I was quite tempted to indulge in some unnecessary lipsticks, I held myself back. I mean, this deserves a trip to Sephora as a reward, right guys? Anyone?

xoxo

 

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