The spring 2020 Sephora VIB Rouge Sale just started today for VIB Rouge members and I couldn’t be more excited to shop for new makeup and beauty products. I love trying new makeup products and skincare essentials. My skin is so sensitive, it can be tough to find new products I love, but once I do I just have to share! I typically wait until the Sephora Sale every April and November to make my big purchases or new items I want to try since I can save 20% as a VIB Rouge member!
I was going to feature my Sephora Sale tried and true favorites per usual, but today I wanted to share new items that I’m loving, a few that I’ve gone back to after a few years and some I’m buying for the first time! PS: VIB members can save 15% now until April 27th and Beauty Insiders can save 10% starting on April 23rd. I can guarantee I will be shopping until the sale ends since beauty products on sale is music to my ears! I look forward to sharing new favorites with you ASAP! 🙂
Eye Makeup Essentials For Women Of All Ages
I have long been a fan of everything Tom Ford! My sensitive skin just absolutely adores Tom Ford makeup and for that, I’m forever grateful. I wear TF brow gel, cream and powder eyeshadow, brow pencil, bronzer, lipstick and highlighter on the daily. I’d always wanted to try his eyeshadow quad palettes and decided to purchase one. They come in a multitude of color combos and have amazing reviews. PS: I ordered mine in the color “Double Indemnity.” I had a Chanel palette years ago with similar colors, so I thought I’d give it a try!
UPDATE: My Sephora order just arrived! I just tried the eyeshadow and it is the BEST palette I have ever used. The colors are so easy to apply and very buildable. This palette is perfect for every day or an evening out. You can make it as natural looking as you want or create a smokey eye. It’s blendable, not messy, doesn’t flake. It is the best ever! The hype is real my friends.
If you have sensitive eyes as I do, you know how difficult it is to find makeup that doesn’t irritate your eyes. A few months ago I featured a few great mascaras that are amazing for sensitive eyes. Today, I wanted to share YSL The Shock Mascara! I absolutely adore this mascara. It lengthens, volumizes and doesn’t clump. It’s buildable and one of my new favorites!
Skincare Items I love & A Few I Ordered For The First Time
I love accruing points at Sephora. I noticed that a sample size of Algenist Genius Collagen Calming Relief was available so I thought I’d give it a try. I really love it! It has vegan collagen, Alguronic acid, and calendula. This product calms my skin down quite a bit when it’s irritated. I decided to purchase a full size and use it every morning under my Fresh moisturizer. If my rosacea is really wreaking havoc I’ll wear it at night.
I recently started using Frownies patches on my 11 lines and forehead and LOVE them! I adore the patches so much that I have started shopping for eye patches. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra Gel Eye Patches have great reviews and are highly touted on social media, so I thought I’d give them a try. These best selling and beloved eye patches are perfect for every skin type including sensitive! According to the website they’re perfect for puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. I can’t wait to try them.
If you’ve followed the blog for a few years you know how much I love Creme Ancienne. It is my absolute favorite mask/face cream ever. Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it in stock since before Christmas. I’d heard great things about Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask on Instagram for quite some time so I thought I’d give it a try. I bought the trial size which is only $25. It worked so well that I decided to buy the full size. You can leave this mask on overnight, rinse it off and even use it as a makeup primer. I wear it every single night and absolutely love it! I don’t rinse it, and just splash my face in the morning with water before applying my moisturizer and makeup.
I LOVE Fresh skincare products and use them every single day. I used a great cleanser by a different brand for sensitive skin for years, but they changed the formula recently and my skin started breaking out. The Fresh Soy Cleanser has amazing reviews and is perfect for every skin type, so I am finally going to give it a try! According to the Sephora website “it’s made with amino acid-rich soy proteins, calming cucumber extract, and balancing rosewater.” The Fresh moisturizer I use has rosewater in it and love it, so I can only imagine how amazing this cleanser is! Have you tried it? I’d love to hear how you like it!
Sephora Sale Must Have Tinted Moisturizer, Contour Cream, and Blush
I used Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer for over 10 years and got my mom hooked on it at the same time. In 2015 I felt like I needed more coverage because my rosacea started getting worse. For a few years, Giorgio Armani was my go-to but over the last few months, I stopped wearing foundation because I felt like I needed a change, again. My mom told me a few days ago to give her Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer a try, and I’m so glad I did! It really covers up the redness and pustules I’ve been experiencing on my cheeks. My makeup looks great and lasts the entire day! It doesn’t feel cakey and looks natural. I don’t feel like I need to reapply and it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. My mom is 70 and uses it all the time. Her skin is amazing! PS: It has SPF 20. Sunscreen is so important, especially for rosacea sufferers! I’m ordering this tinted moisturizer in the color Bisque!
I am obsessed with the Tom Ford shade and illuminate cream palette! The palettes are available in three different colors. I use it as a contour, highlighter and really love it as a bronzer. The shade and illuminate brush is great, but I often find myself using a Beauty Blender or just my fingers! This product is fantastic and lasts forever. I simply adore it and highly recommend it. PS: It’s selling out like crazy! There is only one color left as of Friday, April 17th. VIB Rouge and VIB members make sure to order it ASAP if it’s on your wish list! It’s a rarity to find it on sale!
My skin is naturally on the red side, so I typically never wear blush. My mom, on the other hand, has olive complexion with yellow undertones and absolutely LOVES Benefit Benetint cheek stain. She has used it for well over a decade. It’s perfect for every skin type and looks great on every woman regardless of age. I’m going to buy her a new one for Mother’s Day since she loves it so much!
Gorgeous Lipglosses and Lip Balm At The Sephora Sale
As a huge fan of Rihanna’s music, I knew I had to try her makeup and beauty products when they were first released! I quickly became obsessed with her Fenty lipgloss when it was originally released. It’s absolutely amazing and affordable too. It’s under $20, is hydrating, looks amazing on. The problem I have is that my mom took mine! 😉 I just ordered two in the colors FU$$Y and in Fenty Glow.
Since I love Summer Fridays mask so much, I thought I would try their “vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free” lip butter balm mask! It’s a new product and has great reviews thus far! I’m a sucker for a great lip balm and can never get enough.
I have heard that blue light works wonders on acne and rosacea. I did my research and I’m really excited about the Lightstim for acne. I really hope that it works as well on my skin as it has on others! They also have one for wrinkles, which I’m thinking of getting too since it’s on sale! I’d love to try that one on the lines under my eyes.
These are just a few of my favorite products and a few that I’m buying for the first time! I’ll be sure to add to this list because I can almost guarantee I will be shopping a ton from now until the Sephora sale ends! What are you getting at the sale? Please let me know if there are any items you’d love to see on sale for VIB Rouge, VIB and Beauty Insiders!