Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2019: Info + Recommendations

With the Sephora VIB Sale for spring 2019 coming up, I wanted to make a dedicated post for my fellow lovers of all things beauty!

I’ve enjoyed makeup since I was a preteen, but it wasn’t until 2014-2015 that I really developed a passion for it. Initially, my main source of knowledge was garnered from the subreddit r/makeupaddiction. The community was (and still is!) so helpful. It is comprised of fellow makeup enthusiasts who post reviews, recommendations, and constructive feedback. The only reason I stepped away was because it made me want to spend too much money at Sephora! However, I do still watch beauty-centric YouTube channels to stay up-to-date with new releases on occasion. (Shout out to some of my favorites: RawBeautyKristi, Jackie Aina, Kathleen Lights, Jaclyn Hill, Samantha Ravndahl, Desi Perkins, and Mariah Leonard!)

As many of you know, in addition to makeup, Sephora also has an amazing selection of skincare, hair care, tools and more. However, for the sake of this post’s length, I will focus on makeup. After buying and testing a ridiculous amount of products over the past 4-5 years, I’ve developed a solid list of recommendations for each category! For reference, I would describe my skin as fair/light with yellow undertones. I prefer satin, skin-like medium coverage finishes and warm colors. For skincare, I would classify my skin as mostly normal, but fluctuates toward oiliness during the summer and dryness during the winter.


  • VIB ROUGE (use code HEYROUGE for 20% off): April 26 – May 6
  • VIB (use code HEYVIB for 15% off): May 2 – May 6
  • Beauty Insider (use code HEYBI for 10% off): May 2 – May 6


Sephora holds only 2 storewide sales per year. While there are flash sales on specific items and discounts on seasonal/discontinued products, it is relatively rare to buy anything at a discount. Many people use this opportunity to stock up on favorites, try new things, or both!


  • Beauty Insider – All customers who sign up via email (whether in-store or online) are enrolled under the Beauty Insider membership tier. This membership status has no annual spending requirements. Perks include: 2 complimentary birthday gift choices, 10% off coupon for each biannual sale, 1 point accrued per $1 spent, and more.
  • VIB – This membership tier is reserved for customers who spend a minimum of $350 per calendar year. Perks include: early access to sales, 4 complimentary birthday gift choices, 15-20% off during each biannual sale, 1.25 points accrued per $1 spent, and more.
  • VIB Rouge – This membership tier is reserved for customers who spend a minimum of $1,000 per calendar year. Perks include: earliest access to sales, 4 complimentary birthday gift choices, 15-20% off during each biannual sale, 1.5 points accrued per $1 spent, free standard shipping, early access to products, exclusive events, and more.


Sephora VIB sale discount codes cannot be applied to: gift cards, flash shipping, or Sephora subscription boxes. Also, they cannot be used in conjunction with other promo codes.



  • Primers
    • Becca Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer  (Radiant, dewy finish)
    • Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (Combats oil)
    • Stila One Step Correct Primer (Moisturizes and evens skin tone)
    • Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer (Good for minimizing large pores)
    • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer (Increases eyeshadow longevity)

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  • Foundation
    • Recommendations for Dry/Normal Skin:
      • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
      • It Cosmetics CC+ Cream
      • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
      • Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

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    • Recommendations for Normal/Combination Skin:
      • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
      • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation
      • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
      • Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation

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    • Recommendations for Normal/Oily Skin:
      • NARS Sheer Glow
      • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation
      • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundatio

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  • Concealer
    • Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (Full coverage)
    • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Cult classic)
    • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (Long lasting)

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  • Powder
    • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Makes my foundation stay in place all day)
    • Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder (Makes my skin look poreless)

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  • Brows
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow (Perfect for those who need to fill in a lot)
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Good for precision and hair-like strokes)
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel (Will make your brows stay in place ALL day)
    • Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil (Softer formula for quicker application)

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  • Bronzer and Contour
    • Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick (I use amber to contour; it’s perfect for fair to medium skin tones)
    • Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan (Bougie but fantastic)
    • Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer (Cult classic)

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  • Highlight
    • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Compact Powder (OBSESSED as it offers a more subtle sheen to the skin)
    • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Cult classic for a reason; perfect for those who love a dramatic highlight)
    • Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight (My go-to for travel since it won’t crumble)

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  • Blush
    • Becca Mineral Blush (Flower Child is my favorite shade)
    • NARS Blush (The shade Orgasm is a cult classic)
    • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (The shade Exposed is the perfect dusty rose color)
    • Clinique Cheek Pop (The shade Melon Pop is my go-to summer blush shade)

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  • Eyeshadow
    • Urban Decay Born to Run Palette (Best colorful palette)
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (Best warm palette)
    • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (Best neutral palette)
    • Tarte Tartelette Tease Mini Palette (Good for travel since it’s small)
    • Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes (Relatively inexpensive and comes in 9 different color schemes)

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  • Eyeliner
    • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (BEST liquid eyeliner – make sure to get the kind with the brush tip)
    • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (Doesn’t tug and lasts all day)

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  • Mascara
    • Benefit Roller Lash (FAVORITE lengthening mascara of all time)
    • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara (Favorite voluminous mascara)

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  • Lip Products
    • Bullet Lipstick
      • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick (Shades Pepper, Cava, and Meringue are favorites)
      • NARS Audacious Lipstick (Love Raquel and Anita)
      • Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick (Sonic Truth and Slow Burn are gorgeous)
      • Urban Decay Vice Lipstick (Safe Word is my perfect nude lip)

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    • Liquid Lipstick
      • Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick (SO comfortable and affordable)
      • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (Aria, Dolce, and Bellissima are my favorite colors)
      • Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (Comfy formula – Bawse is my favorite shade of red!)

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    • Lip Gloss
      • Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss (White Russian is my favorite)
      • Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss (Sugar Sugar is a cult classic)
      • NARS Lipgloss (Love Chelsea Girls)

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  • Tools
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12 (PERFECT with ABH Dip Brow)
    • Sephora Collection Color Switch by Vera Mona Brush Cleaner (Allows you to clean off brushes without using water if you want to use the same brush for two different colors!)
    • Beautyblender sponge (Cult classic)

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7 thoughts on “Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2019: Info + Recommendations

  1. Omg I love make up and Sephora. Sephora literally has everything and I’m like a kid in a candy store! VIB

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