Sephora is always alluring. The bright lights, the sweet scents, and of course, the rows upon rows of beauty items. It's pure bliss! I've been trying to limit my visits to this high-end store (because even though I adore it....my wallet does not) but when a VIB Rouge event happens, it's hard to say no. Especially when there are a couple of items on my makeup wish list. So, I went. I saw. I purchased. Here is a peek at the items I added to my makeup collection - and a look inside the VIB Rouge gift bag.
What I Purchased: There was one specific item that I was after and one that I was hoping to take a look at. The item I absolutely had to have was the Alyssa Edwards eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. There are a couple of reasons for this. One: I adore RuPaul's Drag Race and Alyssa is one of my all-time favourite contestants. Two: I love makeup and have been trying to add more colourful shadows into my existing collection lately. Thankfully, I was able to get my hands on the last available palette in the store. Woo hoo!
The second item that I was interested in was the Neon Obsessions palette from Huda Beauty. There were three versions of the palette on display but only one left: the Neon Green palette. Though it wasn't the palette out of the three that I thought I would like best, it was. So it didn't matter that the others were sold out. If you want to know how these palettes perform, stay tuned. There will be full reviews (with swatches, makeup looks, and more) coming in the next couple of weeks.
What I Was Given: One of the perks of these VIB Rouge events is definitely the gift bag you get during checkout. There are always lots of high-end samples to test out and enjoy. So, what was inside this time? For starters, there was a black Sephora bag with a cute black puff on the zipper. Which in itself is super cute and will come in handy in future. Now for the beauty items. Here is a picture so you can take a look inside....
As you can see, there was an awful lot in there! And they were larger sized samples which was also a huge bonus. The VIB Rouge event gift bag included:
- Laura Mercier Rouge Essential Silky Creme Lipstick samples
- Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo
- Drunk Elephant Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
- Benefit the PoreFressional Pearl Primer
- YSL Mascara Volume Effect The Curler
- Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum
- Darphin Intral Cleansing Milk
- Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
All in all, it was a positive experience in Sephora. Quite frankly, any time I seem to stop in this makeup store....I leave happy. Makeup has a way of making that happen! The last time there was an event like this, I wound up purchasing the James Charles x Morphe palette. Given all the drama that happened a while back, I held off on posting my YouTube video using the makeup. That being said, the video is now live. Be sure to check it out if you've been wondering how the palette performs.
Have you tried any of these products? What is the last item you bought at Sephora?