October Favorites: My Top 15 Sephora VIB Sale Picks and Wishlist.

Hello hello!2017 sephora VIB sale recommendations I howsweeteats.com

I have a huuuuuuge, loaded post for you today with all of my favorites!

Oooooh how I love this time of year with the VIB sale at Sephora. I haven’t seen exact dates for it yet, but it tends to be in the first week of November (which coincides so nicely with my birthday, hello) and runs for a few days. I think the friends and family sale is going on right now but you actually have to have friends and family who work there? With the VIB Sale, Sephora knows your status based on your account, so it’s unfortunately not a shareable coupon, but your account status will determine if you get to shop the VIBrouge or VIB sale days. Otherwise known as… do you spend a horribly outrageous amount on makeup or just a sort of terrible amount? Bahahaha.

Anyhoo! Since you guys ask me for my favorite recommendations every year, I made a huuuuge list! It’s not much different from that of last year because… I love what I love.

This was fairly difficult but I narrowed it down to 15 things that I talk about all the time and REALLY love and recommend. Then there are a few honorable mentions of things I also use and still love. And then my wishlist!

P.S. there is a sliiiiight chance that I might share some separate October beauty faves, but depending on the babe’s arrival, this might be October’s only beauty post.

As usual, I’d love to hear what you are loving below and what you want to grab at the sale. What things do you have your eye on? What holiday gift sets are you loving? Tell me, tell me!

My Top 15 Picks:

Fresh Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment. This is my most favorite lip balm ever. Eddie loves it too! I tend to keep this in my house since it’s pricier (and I lose everything in all of my purses) but always have a few on hand. Game changer for dry lips!

SK-II Facial Essence. This is a new one for me this year and holy cow, it’s the priciest skincare I’ve ever bought. But I have been in loooove with this since picking up a gift set at the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I swear it has made my skin tone more even, kept the dryness to a minimum and just makes my skin more glowly? I really love it.

Sunday Riley Good Genes. This is one of those products that I’ve RAVED about since getting it. I can absolutely tell a difference in my skin when I use it. Since my skin is dry, I only use this maybe twice or occasionally three times a week and I make sure to moisturize after. It’s one skin product that I find to be totally worth it.

Sunday Riley Luna Oil or Flora Oil. I love both of these oils and have used both consistently in the past. The Luna oil is a retinol so it’s something I cut out when I was trying to get pregnant/got pregnant and have been using the Flora oil ever since. Absolutely love both! As a dry skin girl, these are a must for me. I like both of these better than the Josie Maran Argan Oil. I haven’t tried the Drunk Elephant Marula Oil yet!

2017 sephora VIB sale recommendations I howsweeteats.com

Drunk Elephant LaLa Retro Cream. If you follow my beauty favorites regularly then you know that this is the cream I’ve been using daily. It works for me both night and day and it’s perfect. For the last year or two I also loved and used the Sunday Riley Tidal Cream, it’s just a bit lighter and my skin is a desert. I really like how both work under makeup for me.

Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Scrub. Every sale, I buy a new one of these scrubs. They are the best body scrub. It’s not like a spa experience or anything because it’s not really scented (I’m usually all over the vanilla stuff and what not) but it’s great for the body. I also buy the lotion and both Eddie and I use it. This is great if you ever get those little bumps on the back of your arms or legs!

Kate Somerville Exfolikate. This is another one of my favorite body and facial scrubs. I don’t use the one above on my face, but I do use this one on my face. This has AHA’s so it’s a little more like “skincare,” where as the above one I use more on my body, like backs of arms, legs, etc. If that makes sense!

Dr Jart Hydro Fuse Water Sleeping Mask. As if I need to continue to rant on about my dry skin, this is truly a savior for me. It goes on your face after everything else – so yes, even after super heavy moisturizer. I don’t use it every single night but I use it when I REALLY need moisture. And it works in one night. Sometimes two. Always, always have it on hand!

Benefit Gimme Brow. This is my go-to brow product and I always stock up at the VIB sale. One lasts me a few months, so I tend to buy a few. Love it!

NARS SmudgeProof Eye Primer. This is another product I’ve used for years and can’t live without. It’s the best eyeshadow base (I like it so much more than the Urban Decay Primer Potion) and will buy a few of these too!

The Beauty Blender. I haaaate to wear foundation so this is a must for me anytime I’m using it. But I use it nearly everyday for concealer too! And anytime thinks look too cakey. No other sponge works the same and I’ve tried a TON.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. This is what I use on my face every single day. Very very rarely do I use foundation – I always use this! It’s absolutely perfect and I adore the consistency.

Perfume!! This is the one thing I always try to grab at the sale because when does perfume ever go on sale?! IT NEVER DOES. It’s always excluded. So the fact that you can get it 15% or 20% here is huge. My favorites are Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme, Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon (and Black!), Philosophy Fresh Cream, Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom, Giorgio Armani Si and Commodity Gold.

Tarte Blush Bazaar Blush Palette. This might seem like a random one, but first, I adore Tarte blushes and second, I bought this last year (or maybe the year before) and it’s still something I use multiple times per week. I also love it for travel because there are so many shades! The version I have seems more pinkish, but I really like this one too.

Nest Candles and Reed Diffusers. These are my favorite candles, especially in the fall and holiday season! My go-to’s are pumpkin chai and birchwood pine. This is something else that you can rarely find on sale this time of year!

2017 sephora VIB sale recommendations I howsweeteats.com

Honorable mentions:

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This is such a huge, huge staple in our routines, and I say “our” because both Eddie and I use it! I adore it. I only bumped it from the list because I talk about it CONSTANTLY and really wanted to mention the Lala Retro Cream I’ve been using on my face!

Caudalie Moisturizing Toner. This is still the ONLY toner I use on my face. It’s not drying at all and just overall excellent. I have been alternating this with the SKII above to stretch the SKII longer. I love using this with exfoliating cotton rounds that I get at Target or Ulta. Perhaps the biggest bonus is that it has a pump.

Elizabeth and James Dry Shampoo. I don’t think it matters what scent you get – this stuff is great. On a regular basis I still use Batiste dry shampoo and love it, but this is like fancy perfume for your hair that actually WORKS! I just don’t use it daily because it’s pricier.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. I love these and still use them almost daily. I add them to tinted moisturizer or foundation or even just use on my skin alone! My daily shade is moonlight, though I love all the colors that I have.

Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum. When I’m not too lazy to use eye serum, this is still what I reach for. I love that they updated the packaging too. Some nights I just throw extra moisturizer on under my eyes, but I really love how this works under makeup too.

Tarte Maracuja Oil. I love buying the big bottles of these at the sale because I use this oil most on my body. It soaks in and works wonderfully when mixed with any other sort of lotion or cream.

Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream. I mean, could I talk about this stuff enough? It’s what I use all throughout the summer and it smells AMAZING. The cream is so moisturizing and thick. Something I buy over and over again.

2017 sephora VIB sale recommendations I howsweeteats.com

So what new things are on my wish list? Here’s a peek! 

Natasha Denona Lila Eyeshadow Palette. I have nooo idea why I want this crazy colored palette so badly! I mean, I adore the colors. I’ve wanted to try one of her palettes forever. I am just so drawn to this!

Marc Jacobs Wild One Eyeshadow Palette. Another palette that I reeeeeally don’t need but I love the colors and tend to love Marc Jacobs shadows.

Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Set. Believe it or not, I’ve never tried ANY of these masks! I’m super excited to grab this and be able to try them all.

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip. I actually have one of these and LOVE it. I want more in darker fall shades!

Fenty Beauty Cosmic Gloss. These remind me of MAC dazzleglass and I just want to try them so bad. The colors are gorgeous! I can’t stop with the glitter.

So let me know! What is on your list?!

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}