Sephora VIB Rouge event

This month I attended the Sephora VIB Rouge event with my sister. I often go to these events because I enjoy receiving the free goodie bag that comes with the purchase. If you’re going to be buying something from Sephora, why not wait till the event? Not only are you splurging, but also receiving free samples.

The Experience:

The experience is usually always the same. Sephora closes the entire store for VIB Rouge members that have signed up to be there at that location. When entering the store there’s always someone checking people in. There is then a table with water bottles and chocolate that you can pick up when entering or leaving the store. It’s nothing fancy. It’s followed by your regular Sephora shopping experience, maybe with a little more attention from the staff if there aren’t too many people in the store at the time. I think that the later you go, the fewer people there are. The rush is usually at the very beginning. At the checkout when making your purchase, you get the goody bag with all the samples as long as you spend the minimum of $60.

What I bought:

Nars Lip Duo and Benefit Brow Zings

I got Benefit’s Brow Zings Tame and Shape kit to fill in my brows because the lovely person who waxed my brows at the Benefit brow bar used this product to fill them in the last time I was there, and I really liked how they looked. Since making the purchase, I have tried the product out and can say I’m impressed. I also got the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo Kit in Cruella and Dolce Vita.

The Goody Bag:

Sephora Goody Bag

My favourite thing to receive is Mascara samples. I have not bought my own mascara in years, because I get quite a few samples throughout the year. This time I got the Dior DIORSHOW Mascara as well as Hourglass’s CAUTION Mascara. I’m super excited to try them both out, and because they’re both good to use for 6 months I will not be needing any more mascaras this year.

I also received the Chloé eau de parfum mini rollerball. I already own this perfume so it’s great having a tiny rollerball that I can carry around on the go. Another product I received was Philosophy’s moisturizer Renewed hope in a jar. I’ve used this moisturizer in the past and do like it, I would not buy it again but I will definitely use it.

A product I am thrilled to have received is Living Proof’s Perfect hair Day night cap overnight protector. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to do to my hair but I’m excited to find out! I’ve used 2 of their other products and have loved them both, so I have high expectations for this product. Next, I got a LANEIGE Sleeping Care Lip mask. I’m excited to try it out and see if it works. Lastly I got a tiny sample sized beauty blender. I didn’t care to receive this just because of how tiny it is. I already use the beautyblender and love it.

The products always come in cute bags that are great to reuse as travel bags. This time the bag was a shimmery knitted bag. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what’s on your Sephora bucket list!

-Shazia xx


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