Sephora VIB Rouge Beauty Before Brunch Event

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Today I attended my very first VIB Rouge event! I spend an astonishing amount of money on makeup, and apparently this means that I get to attend special events every once in a while. Normally I skip the VIB Rouge events, but I finally decided to go and see what goes on – GREAT decision.

The event was held at every Sephora store in the US, and was from 9 am til 11 am. Basically VIB Rouges got their 15% discount early and there was a cute bag with a ton of samples up for grabs. I was excited to go early and get around the usual crowd – my store is always jam packed on a weekend. Surprisingly though, it was really crowded and even I got there around 9:30! There were all kinds of services you could get too, for example you could get contouring lessons, hair lessons (beach waves to up-dos), or skin care lessons. I was more focused on grabbing products and getting the sample bag so I skipped the free services, but next time I definitely plan on getting my hair or makeup done.


Stuff I bought

If there’s one thing I love, it’s free stuff; whether it’s a t-shirt, water bottle, or whatever I’m all in. And very conveniently, a Laura Mercier representative was there and told me that a special edition full size Caviar Stick was free with any LM foundation purchase! I was planning on getting a new foundation anyway, and I’ve read some fantastic reviews on the Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide so I grabbed it. The Caviar Sticks I got in a holiday set are so incredible and retail for $28 a pop, so the freebie was very much appreciated! It’s a very nice golden pearl color that is great all over the lid and even as a cheek highlight.

I’m in desperate need of a new cleanser and my favorite beauty bloggers Amelia Liana, Vivianna, and Lily always talk about how wonderful Clarins is as a brand, so I picked up their Gentle Foaming Cleanser. Also, I’ve hit major pan on my Ambient Lighting Palette in the Radiant Light shade so I picked up a full size of that. It’s probably my holy grail bronzer, it gives me the absolute perfect glow and I feel so pretty when I wear it! Definitely give it a swatch if you haven’t yet! I also grabbed the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and a little Sephora brand eye makeup remover. Finally, my store was out of the Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Duo in Color 2 so I went online and snagged that afterwards. It’s so gold and I…well, I honestly think I just bought it out of excitement from the event this morning but I’m still excited to try it anyway haha!



Ohhh the samples we got! I didn’t have a chance to talk to all of the brand representatives at the store, but I have a feeling I would’ve gotten a mountain of free stuff if I did. At least I know what to do next time! I got a lot of foil packets, but surprisingly I got a full sized Formula X nail polish in Ignition – a rich purple.

The one teeny negative about this event was the lack of sales associates to help you out. The reason why it’s only a minor negative to me is because my store was so crazy, that there’s no way I could necessarily fault the associates for being busy since they had to help so many people. I had to wait like 20 minutes for the Laura Mercier associate to help me, but truth be told I would’ve waited a lot longer for that free Caviar Stick! Other than that, bring a friend or family member with if you ever go to an event – it would be a really cool bonding experience to get makeovers and shop with someone!


30 thoughts on “Sephora VIB Rouge Beauty Before Brunch Event

  1. Arielle says:

    They held this event in Sephora shops in Canada as well! I went this morning and I got so many things… except the one I really needed – I completely forgot about it with all the samples, new products and brands representatives in the store!

  2. janandjot says:

    Ooooo looks like you got some great stuff! My nail polish was an ugly Green called Tornado I think 😩 it was free so I can’t complain but I don’t see myself using it ever Lololol

    • Colleen says:

      You know, at first I wasn’t the biggest fan of my color either! I saw other people post really pretty pastels or vampy colors and I got a wee bit jealous hahaha, but I googled the green you got and it might be nice for Fall time since it’s an earth-y tone!

  3. stephieestie says:

    I always love those memes, lol. I am thinking of purchasing the HG Ambient palette since I have heard so many good reviews on it. I absolutely love their blushes so I am hoping the same for their powders. I’m not a VIB Rouge but a VIB so I’ll have to wait until Thursday for the madness to start. Great items! 🙂

    • Colleen says:

      Fun fact: I love watching Maury! It’s to the point to where I can tell when episodes are re-runs or not hahaha! UGH I looooove that palette so much! I never really got the excitement over setting powders before I bought the Ambient Lighting Palette; every powder seemed to do the same thing. After I first used it though I could tell it made my skin look more even and radiant without a ton of glitter. And good, being a VIB means you have more will-power than I do!!

      • stephieestie says:

        I used to love watching it when I was younger, lol. Winter and Spring break meant I got to watch them (this of course was way before DVR existed). 🙂 Yeah I keep hearing about the HG palette so that is on my list of things to get. I was actually about $100 or so off from becoming a VIB Rougue last year but opted not too since I had heard it wasn’t overly special. We’ll see about this year.

      • Colleen says:

        I used to watch it over summer break and when I was home sick from school haha and being VIB Rouge is okay but nothing to go crazy about. The best parts are the free 2 day shipping and being able to buy products before they hit the shelves.

      • stephieestie says:

        I purchased the Flash Shipping and I love it! Only $10. I was one of the first to try it early last year for $25 and it came in handy so when I heard it was available for $10, I was over the moon.

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