The night before the Sephora VIB Rouge Event September 2016 Holiday Preview we were scrambling to figure out which store near us was having this event and if we would be able to attend last minute. Like many others, when the invite for the event first went out we had issues accessing the link and it wasn’t listed under any store’s events. I took a shot and called one of the stores we visit on the regular and even though they were full, they still let us in, banking on that not everyone would show….not that we’re super fucking awesome or anything.

We made sure to get there on the early side of the event, which I’m glad I did since they ran out of one of the items we nabbed.

Sephora VIB Rouge Event September 2016 Holiday Preview

Items available in the holiday preview are limited edition collections:

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case – $59
Dunk Elephant AHA Moment – $96
Bite Beauty, The Perfect Bite Set – $25
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Wild – $90
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio – $36
Caudalie Premier Cru Ultimate Anti-Aging Set – $99
Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink Liquid Lip Set – $40
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette – $69
The Estee Edit Guest Editor Skincare Picks Go Glow – $42
Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy Mini Full-On Lip Polish Set – $32
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette – $39
Smashbox Light It Up 3 Mini Palette Set: Eyes, Contour, Lips – $52
Ole Henriksen Love It All Blockbuster Skincare Set – $69
Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection – $58
Drybar Merry Mini Must-Haves Blowout Extending Essentials To Go – $29 (online only)
Too Faced The Chocolate Shop – $58
First Aid Beauty FAB Beautique- $48
Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Lip Crème Collection – $49

Along with offering these items up for early purchase, other benefits included 4X points and a gift bag with purchases $35 and over. Here is what came in our bags:


We picked up the Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy, Too Faced Chocolate Shop, and the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio. Reviews of these to come!



Confession: I went to Ulta after too. I had a return! I swear! But we all know how that goes. And then they had an Urban Decay Day so it was all downhill from there. Most notable though they had the same Buxom lip set already available for the same price in store and online. So if you didn’t make it to the event or were not able to pick up this item, it is available there now!