The VIB Sale is right around the corner, starting on April 14th for VIB members and going through April 24th.

And I have a cart full of items I’m just waiting to pick up!

I love shopping the Sephora VIB Sale because as a VIB Rouge member, I can save 20% off most products in the store, including perfumes and certain tools. That’s a huge cash savings. And even better, all Sephora products are 30% off for every member!

Not a member yet? Signing up is easy and free. You can do so in stores or online. And once you’re a Beauty Insider with Sephora, you’ll be able to enjoy 10% off the VIB sale as well as the 30% off all Sephora products as well!

For this shopping guide, I wanted to my top picks for just about every category that Sephora has to offer. While I’m more into luxury make up, I did want to make sure that I listed some of the affordable options that I love from Sephora too. So you’ll find a lot of options from Sephora collection on this guide as well.

Most everything on this guide are products that I’ve bought, tried and loved myself. Thought I did toss in a few products that have either come highly recommended or that I plan on trying myself. In cases where I have yet to test the product myself, I note that.

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Table of Content

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Save more with Rakuten

I talk about Rakuten all the time, but that’s because they really are the best way to easily get cash back while you shop! And anything that can help me save is a win in my book!

We have already gotten over $1,000 back in cash, making our regular and special purchases through Rakuten and excited to keep saving more with them.

Rakuten is a cash back app that allows you to automatically earn money back on purchases with some of your favorite brands. Just sign up, install the browser plug-in or app and open it up before you shop. Hundreds of your favorite retailers are on this app offering special deals and cash back with just 1 click.

Sephora almost always offers cash back with Rakuten— anywhere from 2%-6%, which will be a nice added savings on top of the 10%-30% you’ll be saving from the sale!

And new members to Rakuten can earn an additional $30 cash back with their first qualifying purchase!

If you haven’t signed up already, use this link here to save an additional $30 with your next qualifying purchase!

Skin Care

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Sephora Face Mask Sheets

The first thing that I’m going to be stocking up on are the Sheet Mask from Sephora. These will be 30% off across the board, so get them while you can!

These are decent quality masks that I love using for trips or a bit of me time at home. and for 30% off, you really can’t beat this price.

Tatcha Skin Care

I’m a big fan of Tatcha and pretty much recommend anything that they have to offer for skin care! But there are a few items in particular that I plan on picking up during the Sephora VIB sale.

The Deep Cleanse Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser has been a go-to of mine for years and has been the best product in helping me keep my chemo acne at bay.

The Texture Tonic AHA Liquid Exfoliating Treatment is also another product that I stay stocked up on and I use daily on my face. If you have more sensitive skin like me, you’ll only want to use this product once a day, but it leaves mt skin looking and feeling so slowly that I can’t go without it!

If I could only share one more Tatcha product recommendation with you to pick up during this sale, it would be the The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream. This is another product of theirs that I have been using for years at this point and I swear by it. This formula is very lightweight and has kept the skin around my eyes looking youthful and bright. Also, this product only requires a small amount to be effective so the product last for a long time.

Glow Recipe

Glow Recipe is a new brand for me, but I have been really enjoying their products. I also enjoy the fact that they are a clean beauty brand as well.

So far from them, I’ve really been enjoying the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Serum. It leaves me skin looking radiant from within and glassy.

I have also enjoyed trying the Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner and felt that it did a great job reducing the size of the pore around my nose.

Face Products


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My all time favorite foundation has got to be the Traceless Soft Matte Foundation from Tom Ford. This foundation is very expensive so I only buy it during the Sephora VIB sale along with getting cash back from Rakuten. But this foundation is also so worth it to me, especially in the summer time! And the bottles last a long time too, as much product isn’t needed. If you’re looking to treat yourself and splurge on a new foundation, then I highly recommend this.

While I haven’t tried the Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation from Rare Beauty yet, its a more affordable option that I’ve heard great reviews on. Plus there’s a wide range of shades–which I love to see! VIB Rouge members will be able to pick this foundation up for just under $25 during the Sephora VIB Sale.

I can’t forget to cover the Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint by Fenty Beauty! This is another foundation product that I use frequently and absolutely love! This is a skin tint so it give you a more fresh and light weight finish which I love in the spring/summer. This tint just looks and feels so natural and at $28 for VIB Rouge members during the VIB Sale, is another more affordable foundation option.


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I defiantly plan to pick up and try the Bright Future Gel Serum Under Eye Concealer from the Sephora Collection during this VIB sale! It has many positive reviews and is coming in at only $10.50 during the VIB Sale. If you’re looking for a back up concealer to keep around, this one may be worth it.

I also plan on repurchasing my favorite concealer here, the Dior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer. This is another luxury make up product and will be around $32.00 for VIB rouge members during the VIB sale. I really enjoy how light this concealers feels and just how easy it is to blend out. If it’s in your budget, this is another product worth splaguring on.


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I have been using the Éclat Soleil Luminous Bronzer by Gucci for some time now and highly recommend it. I love the natural warmth that it adds to my skin and the packaging feel so luxe! Thought this is another expensive product and only something I’d buy if I’m looking to splurge and only during a sale like this. And I do have to caution that the color range here sucks, so its not an option for everyone.

While I have yet to try this product for myself, the Matte Cream Bronzer Stick by Milk is a much more affordable option for bronzer coming in at just under $20 for VIB Rouge members with a wider color range. I have seen demo’s and friends use this bronzer and love it so I figured it was a safe product to shout out!

The Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer by Fenty Beauty is also another beautiful bronzer worth giving a try if you’re in the market. This is a smooth cream bronzer that offer a lot of warmth to the skin and makes you look like you’ve just been kissed by the sun at the beach. This is a newer product for me that I’ve only used for the pst few months, but I have really been enjoying it.


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There are so many blush options these days that It can make your head spin! But the good news is that many of the blush products on the market seem solid.

One blush that I’ve been enjoying recently is the Soft Pinch Liquid Blush from Rare Beauty. While the applicator feels a little messy to me, the blush looks amazing on the skin! the only thing that I would caution here is to not use too much! a little goes a LONG way!

The Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush by Fenty Beauty has also been on repeat with my daily makeup routine. While I’m also not a fan of cream blushes in pans like this, the final result is amazing and looks so beautiful on my skin. And coming in at under $20 for VIB Rouge members during the Sephora VIB Sale, this is another product worth adding to cart.

Lastly here, I wanted to mention the NU Lip& Cheek Balmy Tint form YSL Beauty. I love a product that has multiple uses and that’s easy to travel with. This is again a cream blush and a little goes a LONG way with this product. But since I can apply this with my fingers or a brush, applying it to my face feels much more controlled. The only thing I wish is that they offered more shades. Coming in at just over $22 for VIB Rouge members during the VIB sale event, this is a really good option for someone wanting luxury on a budget.


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My all-time favorite highlighter available at Sephora has got to be the Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil from Fenty Beauty! This highlighter tends to be expensive, though you can often find it going on sale at Sephora outside of the VIB sale. But you get an insane amount that will last you a long time. This is more of a light glitter-y overlay than anything else that I love to use on my eyes and collar bone. If you’re looking for a subtle shine, then this is not the product for you.

I haven’t tried the Golden Hour Highlighter Duo from the Sephora Collection myself yet, but I did want to add them here as an affordable option. During the VIB sale, these highlighter will be just over $12 for VIB Rouge members. They come in 6 different color options and they have some great reviews on the Sephora site, so they might be worth the try for anyone looking for a back up highlighter or something to travel with.

When I saw that Smashbox and BECCA brought back one of my favorite highlighter, the Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed Highlighter, I knew I had to add it to this list! BECCA made some of the best highlighters in my option and they look so beautiful and flawless on the skin! I own these from BECCA in every shade and I think I’d have to say that Rose Quartz is my favorite for my skin. I’m not sure if this is a different formula form the original, but I think it’s worth going to the store to find out.

Eye Products

Eye Liner

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Eye liner is something that I generally don’t spend a lot of money on. So I love that Sephora Collection offers their Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil & the 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner. I have actually used these before in the past and they get the job done! I also love that thy offer a range of colors for way less than anyone else. During the Sephora VIB Sale, these eyeliners will be as little as $7.70 for VIB Rouge members, so if there are colors you want to play around with, now might be the time to stock up.

While pencil liners are great for the under eye, I normally prefer a felt-tip liner for my lids and the only one I’ve really been using for the past few years has been the Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner. I love how easy this eyeliner is to use. I love how long lasting this liner is. I love how easy gliding it is–I could go on! In all honesty, I’m sure there are other eyeliners out there that could be just as good. But this one does it for me.

Eye Shadow

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If you’re looking for single pan eyeshadows, the Sephora Colorful® Eyeshadows are a good place to start. I use to use these in college a lot and they’re not half bad! These are a great way to build up your makeup collection with fun colors that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

If you’re looking for something a bit more luxe, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette. This has been my go to palette as of late, as it comes with 8 shadows and a wonderful primer. I also really love how pigmented these powders are too. While this is an expensive palette, VIB Rouge members will save about $10 if they decide to pick it up during the Sephora VIB Sale.


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For many years, the Benefits They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara, was my go to, and it’s still one that I recommend. I really like the applicator on this one and feel like it does a great job fanning out my lashes. The product doesn’t dry out and get cake-y as you’re using it and it builds up nicely on your lashes.

I’m also a big fan of the Better Than Sex Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara from Too Faced for many of the same reasons as above. My lashes look almost like falsies when I use this mascara and with the applicator I can generally get a pretty smooth finish.

Lip Products


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If you’re looking for a good daily lipstick, then the Pillow Talk Collection, from Charlotte Tilbury is a great pick. They have 3 different shades in the range, though I personally prefer the Berry Rose intense color for my darker skin tone. these lipsticks will run about $28 for VIB Rouge members during the Sephora VIB Sale.

For those looking for something more luxe, the Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm from YSL Beauty is also a great option to pick up during this sale. As the name implies, these are more of a lip balm, but they have a really nice color to them and feel super hydrating on the lips.These are also an expensive buy, so I like to get them during this sale where I can save about $9 as a VIB Rouge member from the original price.

I have yet to try these products, but I am very interested in trying the Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick from Rare Beauty and the Fenty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick by Fenty beauty. These have gotten a lot of popularity online so I’m really curios to see what they are like.

Lip Gloss

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The Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer from Fenty Beauty is an instant classic for many–myself included! This is a nice thick gloss that looks lovely on its own or layered on top of a pretty lipstick! The smaller size is also convenient for travel as well.

The Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss is also a good option to pick up during the Sephora VIB Sale. While I do prefer the non ‘lip injection’ formula, this gloss has a wide range of color options, isn’t sticky and looks amazing on its own.

I think my current favorite gloss right now thought would be the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss. I feel like I don’t have to apply these glosses as often and they have a nice thickness that’s not sticky. Again, since this is a more expensive item, I prefer to buy them during this VIB Sale where I can save about $8 off the regular retail price.

Lip Liner

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If you want a quality lip liner without breaking the bank, the Retractable Rouge Gel Lip Liner from the Sephora Collect is your girl. These liners come in a wide range of shades and glide on your lips with no effort. These are also reasonably priced as well compared to other brands as well and great to have around as back up.

The Lip Cheat Pillow Talk lip liners form Charlotte Tilbury are also a great buy for this time! I’ve pretty much replaced my favorite M.A.C lip liner with this one here. I purchased mine in the intense shade from the Pillow Talk collection, but Charlotte Tilbury offers a total of 15 lip liner shades to choose from. These are a more expensive lip liner though, but VIB Rouge members can pick these up for $20 during the Sephora VIB Sale.

The Kind Words Lip Liner from Rare Beauty is also a more affordable pick during the Sephora VIB Sale, coming in at $12 for VIB Rouge members. These liners are creamy with a decent color selection. The only issue I have with them is that they are always selling out! I plan on pick up a few darker shades as soon as the sale gets started.

Hair Products

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I really enjoy what Olaplex products do for my natural hair as well as wigs, but I only buy hair products from Sephora during the VIB Sale because the 20% off is worth the added saving! While Olaplex offers wide range of products, I personally recommend the No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment And No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector.


Ouai is another hair care brand that I really enjoy from Sephora! again since this brand is on the expensive side, I only purchase from them during the VIB sale to save some coins. But I love what this company has to offer. Particularly their Thick Hair Shampoo and Thick Hair Conditioner (you can buy a refill package and save more per/.oz), their Detangling and Frizz Fighting Leave in Conditioner and of course, their Hair Oil.

Living Proof

I was introduced to this brand from my roommate in college and I’ve loved them ever since! while they offer a range of product like the brands above, the stand out for me is the Prefect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo. First off, these smells AMAZING! But it also does a great job of absorbing all those oils out of your hair, leaving it feeling clean. While I don’t use this on my natural hair much ( Thought I have in the past and Its worked on coilly hair too), I do use it on my wigs between wash days. I have the mini size as well that I use for travel and it keeps my hair looking fresh every time.


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I have a post on designer perfume fragrances that you can pick up over here, but I wanted to talk real quick about a few other fragrance products that you might be interest in as well.

Hair Mist

Starting with the Miss Dior Hair Mist–a product that I can’t live without. Seriously–its become part of my fragrance profile! This hair mist boast notes of bergamot, rose and citrus. It translates very warm in scent and has amazing staying power in your hair. This bottle is expensive though and is now $75! So the added 20% goes a long ways here.


I’m a huge sucker for candles as well! Sephora is a convenient place for me to pick up small Jo Malone and VOLUSPA candles. While Sephora doesn’t offer larger sizes of these candles, I still like the throw of these smaller ones and the 20% off is a savings for VIB Rouge members I can’t ignore!


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At 30% for everyone, the Sephora Pro Collection brushes is an excellent buy for any beauty lover. Ranging from $14-$24 during the VIB Sale, you can stock up on some of your favorite brushes from Sephora here. I already have the Pro Highlight Brush #87 and really enjoy it. I’m personally looking to try out their Pro Bronzer Brush #80, Pro Powder Brush #50, Pro Foundation Brush #60 or the Pro Foundation Brush #70 and the Pro Concealer Brush #45.

Happy Shopping

Since I do the bulk of my shopping at Sephora during ring the VIB sale events, my shopping list tends to be LONG.

But I’m okay with that because I get to save 20-30% off my entire purchase while easily earning 2-6% cash back from Rakuten! Plus, I typically make these types of purchases on a credit card that will offer bonus rewards, so the savings keep stacking.

All together, I’m looking at saving a few hundred dollars off of purchases I was going to make anyways so why not take advantage of this sale?

If you’d like to see in real time what I ended up getting myself, be sure to follow me over on IG for Reels and Stories of my shopping trips!

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