SEPHORA VIB SALE | Plan of Attack & Recommendations

If you’re a beauty fan, it’s one of the most magical times of year… Sephora sale time! 💁🏼💄


Typically Sephora has a spring and fall sale, but this is a special Beauty Insider Appreciation Event to celebrate changes to the Beauty Insider Program. (The sale is running from August 24th – September 3rd.)

Like always, Rouge members get first access, but all levels of membership save at some point during the sale. Here are the online codes for each level during the sale:

  • ROUGE 20% off, starting August 24th: YESROUGE
  • VIB 15% off, starting August 30th: YESVIB
  • Beauty Insider 10% off, starting August 30th: YESINSIDER

The discount applies to all purchases in-store and online (including Sephora inside JCPenney locations, but not JCP online). You may use the code online once, but in-store AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!! So if you forget something… go on back girl!

My biggest pieces of advice would be to aim for items that you need to replenish, that never go on sale, or that are sold only at Sephora. (If a brand has its own website or store, it may have a better discount during the upcoming holiday sales.)

Skincare is one of those items I 10000000% believe you should never that skimp on. It’s worth it to have a flawless base! Sales are the best time to try out that amazing product line you’ve been eyeing. Bonus, if you try a value set, you’ll get a feel for the brand and save on top of already present set savings!

I ordered the Tatcha Smooth, Poreless Skin Obento Box and am soooo excited to try this out. I’ve tried The Water Cream before and this includes a full size jar, plus I get a chance to try out a generous amount of The Silk Canvas primer which I’ve been eyeing since it launched.


My favorite serums for radiance are hands down the Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum and Vine[Activ] Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Serum. These really do make a difference in the luminosity of my skin and I notice when I haven’t used either in a while.

I ran out of the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash a few days before the sale, so it was perfect timing to stock up on one of my current favorite gentle, yet heavy duty grime removing face washes. This takes every last lick of makeup off without drying out my skin.


The holy grail of essence products on the market is by far the SK-II Essence. This stuff is priceyyyy but if you’ve ever wanted to give it a go, during the VIB sale is the time. It isn’t an overnight results product but for as long as I’ve been using it, my skin has been major blemish free and full of radiance.

Shiseido Facial Cotton are a must have. I talk about these all the time, and pick these up every sale, always. I’ve tried so many cotton squares/rounds for removing my eye makeup and such… and honestly, this face cotton is beyond comparison. Cotton rounds leave fibers in my eyelashes and if you’re like me with sensitive eyes, that’s killer! These are pure perfection.

I wore the Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is on my wedding day, that’s how much I love it! It truly looks like skin, is buildable, and yet even with a bit more coverage, still looks like skin.

Also, the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer is a staple that I use everyday, no matter what amount of coverage I’m going for. I adore this for spot concealing or fixing skin imperfections. It blends into the skin with such ease and Vanilla is a perfect shade match for my fair, neutral skin tone.

I am currently so in love with the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, and see myself sticking to this through a few repurchases. With all of the setting powders I try, that is saying A LOT! This is not ideal for baking, but use it to set the face in a light sweeping motion. Speaking of Hourglass powders, seriously just try all of their products. The ambient lighting powders, blushes, bronzers, stobe powders… ALL are amazing! They give such a subtle glow of sheen and color, perfect for all skin types.

If you’re looking for a less subtle, but still not into clown town territory type of blush, you have to try the Marc Jacobs Air Blushes. These are absolutely gorgeous, they blend out wonderfully and you can customize your perfect shade between the “stripes”. The shades ‘Kink & Kisses’ and ‘Flesh & Fantasy’ are my two fair skin favorites.

I know you guys all want to hear about eyeshadow palettes, and lately I’ve loved the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam PaletteTarte Toasted Palette and Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Palette. Take advantage of the sale to grab one of these, or other pricey palettes you’ve been coveting! Everyone has their own color story preference, but again, these are three recent pickups I’m loving.

Expensive lip balms are always painful to pull the trigger on, but if you follow my Instagram (@meegsdun) then you have seen me rave alllll about the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. I’ll just leave it linked here… it’ll change your lips life!

If you want to save a few coins and wait until the fall sale… the highly coveted brand Charlotte Tilbury will be arriving. Unfortunately it doesn’t launch at Sephora until after this sale (I’m sure that was planned), but you’d better believe I’ll be picking up a few additions to my CT collection next sale time. Charlotte Tilbury staples never seem to go on sale anywhere!!!

As always, I’d love to hear what you’re getting, so let me know. Be sure to subscribe and follow all of my fun social links around here, and please share if you loved this post!

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