In case you haven’t heard (and I’m sure you have), this week is Sephora’s semiannual VIB sale, where VIB members get to take a whopping 15% off their order. If that sentence sounds like it’s peppered with sarcasm, it’s because it is. In the grand scheme of all things makeup and luxury skincare, 15% off feels like pennies to me…but do I participate anyway? Absolutely. Because money saved is money saved, is it not? PS: Beauty Insiders can take 10% off as of yesterday, April 20th! Have at it, my friends.
After spending more than an hour scouring through pages upon pages of reviews, thinking about what I want vs. what I actually need, and discovering items I never even knew I needed but now desperately want, I narrowed it down to these three items. It's still a little more than I'd like to spend on a grad school budget, but I think it's okay to splurge on skincare and makeup bits every so often. Shop my favorites below:
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This is an old favorite of mine, but it fell off my radar a few years back. My friend Steph let me use hers when we were getting ready for a wedding last month and I fell in love with it all over again. It looks pretty dark in the pot, but don't be discouraged! A little goes a long way, and it'll last you awhile for sure.
I have two friends whom I refer to as the Messiahs of Makeup. I've been on the hunt for a good mascara, as drugstore brands have been seriously failing me lately. I texted our group chat, "what's your favorite mascara?" and within two seconds of each other, both of them recommended this one. I'm excited to try it out!
At 25 years old, I'm not all that worried about anti-aging and wrinkle treatments. Having said that, I think skincare is of utmost importance, and I've been wanting to incorporate something to target those fine lines on my forehead. This product says it helps with dullness, loss of firmness and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. While it only has a couple reviews right now, I'm excited to try!