Surprise Sephora VIB Sale Haul + SHOPPING TIPS

Sephora decided to surprise us with a beauty insider appreciation event/VIB sale and I wanted to show you my haul and tips for shopping the sale! Here are the details of the event:

Beauty Insider Appreciation Event

August 24th - September 3rd

Rouge Members: 8/24 20% off YESROUGE

VIB: 8/30 15% off YESVIB

INSIDER: 8/30 10% off YESINSIDER

 

WHAT I BOUGHT

BENEFIT PRECISELY MY BROW #5

HOURGLASS MINERAL VEIL PRIMER

TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY CONCEALER

SAPPHIRE BEAUTYBLENDER

ARTIST COUTURE DIAMOND GLOW POWDER “ILLUMINATI”

FENTY BEAUTY INVISIMATTE BLOTTING POWDER 

**NOT MENTIONED IN VIDEO BECAUSE I HAD TO BUY ONLINE:

KAT VON D SHADE + LIGHT REFILL “LYRIC”

VITAL PROTEINS BEAUTY COLLAGEN

 

SHOPPING Tips:

1. Stock Up on Essentials

Whether you are getting 10% off or 20% off, it's still something! We all know Sephora never has sales, and their "sale items" are few and far between. This is the perfect time to stock up on the products that you use every day! Here are a few of mine: 

2. Splurge on the Expensive Items

There are a TON of pretty expensive items that I am tempted by at Sephora between skin care and hair that I can never get myself to buy. But 20% off a $400 blow dryer? I can't pass that up, especially if I've been eyeing it for a while!

3. Add Products to Your Cart The Night Before

I usually recommend this for those of you who are not Rouge. Typically when the sale starts for VIB and Beauty Insiders, a lot of the good products are already sold out. If you add your favorite products to your cart the night before, all you have to do is wake up and check out, OR wait until midnight and get whatever is in your cart so you don't have to worry about missing out!

4. Gift's and Gift Sets

I believe this is just a surprise  beauty insider appreciation sale from Sephora, which means there will be another VIB sale sometime this year, but it never hurts to stock up on holiday gifts now! I usually enjoy the curated Sephora gift sets and these are always safe gifts for friends and family who are beauty lovers to experiment with new products! Here are some of my favorites:

5. Overnight Shipping

If you're shopping online for the sale, beware! Last sale, I stocked up on all of my favorite items just to have to wait 3 weeks to get them because I chose standard shipping. If you want them right away, go ahead and select the fastest shipping method. This may bring your total back up to the 10-20% discount you got, but if you are patient enough, you'll get them eventually!

 

Happy shopping!

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty <3

 

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Everyday Full Coverage Glam GRWM + PEACHY EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

I'm back loves with an everyday full coverage glam grwm! I took a couple weeks off of filming and it was SO tough for me but we all can use a break every now and then! In this video I talk a little bit about why I took a break, give you guys a few words of motivation and also show you this highly requested peachy eye makeup look. I wore this look in a few of my previous videos and you guys were loving it and I have good news for you all... it only takes 5 minutes! Check it out here:

EVERYDAY FULL COVERAGE GLAM GRWM + PEACHY EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

 

Hope this video gave you a bit of positive encouragement for your day! Let me know if it helps you :)

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3

 

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NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation Review

45 shades of the NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation? Is it worth it? I decided to give you all a full review and wear test of the new NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation and Primer.

NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP FOUNDATION REVIEW + WEAR TEST

NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP MATTE PRIMER: $14

PRO'S

  • Very mattifying like it claims to be

CON'S

  • Extremely heavy on the skin
  • Does not blend well, can leave pilling on the skin

MY THOUGHT'S

Definitely not my favorite primer in the world. I decided to purchase this primer a second time because I believed I got a bad first batch, but I was wrong. The primer is very heavy and you can't blend it into the skin without it balling up and you ending up with white pilling all over your face as you see in my video above.

The only reason I will use this primer is in my T-Zone as it does mattify the skin VERY well, however it is just too thick and too much of a hassle to attempt to use over my entire face every day as I'm not sure it even sticks to my skin with the amount that comes off my face as I blend it in.

NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP FOUNDATION: $15

PRO'S

  • Very matte, great for oily skin
  • 45 shades that vary from warm, cool, neutral and olive undertones
  • Long-wearing
  • Does not need to be set

CON'S

  • Difficult to blend/needs to be blended quickly because it dries down fast
  • Clings to dry patches
  • Drying on the skin
  • Shade's don't necessarily correlate to the names/numbers, they are confusing to decipher

MY THOUGHTS?

As an oily skin girl on the budget, this foundation is a miracle for me! It lasted me through a hot yoga session and sleeping in the foundation (as you saw in the video) so this is something I truly am in love with. I've been mixing it with a dewier foundation the past few days just to give my skin a bit more life and it has worked out tremendously. I do recommend going into a store like an Ulta to get color matched because it is difficult to pick out a shade online.

 

What are your thoughts? Will you be purchasing this foundation? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3

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NEW! Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Vault Collection Review

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No we do not have Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics just yet... but YES we have another Morphe x Jaclyn Hill collaboration!

In this video I break the entire collaboration for you including the palette details, packaging, price, and a review on the shadows themselves in all 4 palettes!

If you don't have time to watch the video, make time ;) but I also list the main details and my review down below. Check it out!

JACLYN HILL X MORPHE VAULT: $49

WHAT COMES IN THE VAULT

4 EYESHADOW PALETTES: 
You can purchase the entire vault for $49 or each individual palette for $15.

Launch: April 14th on Morphe.com.

INDIVIDUAL PALETTE REVIEWS

DARK MAGIC: A

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This palette still isn't my absolute favorite from the collection, clearly because I do not normally reach for green shadows. HOWEVER, this palette did perform WAY better than the last palette.

There was absolutely no fall out on my face, but there was a tiny bit of kick back in the pan from the matte shadows, but it was pretty much normal compared to other shadows. Overall, nice palette if you're looking for green tones like these.

BLING BOSS: A

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You can see how the colors performed with the last palette in my purple smokey eye tutorial, but overall I love this palette! I thought it performed ok with the last batch of palettes, yet this one of course was so much better.

The only complaint I had last time was that vibrant purple shade needed to be built up continuously for the color payoff, however this time around the shadow performed like a dream and was EXTRA pigmented from the get go. Love this!

RING THE ALARM: A

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By far my favorite palette of the collection. Not only is it those everyday, warm tone favorites that we all love, but the colors in this palette are some of the most perfect for all skin tones and for every day use.

This is the palette I chose to use in my latest tutorial and review of the collection, so if you want my thoughts on this one and to see how they actually performed, go ahead and check that out ;)

ARMED AND GORGEOUS: A

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I wouldn't normally reach for a palette like this but the yellow shadows in these are a dream! It's too bad summer is coming to an end because these colors are perfect for it.

I say I like this one the *second* least, compared to the dark magic palette as I don't see myself reaching for this palette often, but the shadows performed just as well as all the other palette's so if these colors speak to you, feel free to get it!

MY OPINIONS ON THE OVERALL COLLECTION

  • Very cute concept

  • The shadows feel the same as, if not better than the original Jaclyn Hill palette

  • There is close to no fallout in these palettes

  • The color selection is super diverse and very wearable but allows you to be creative as well

  • Packaging is EVERYTHING! Love the mirror, the names under the shadows and the revamped packing from the original. The outside is a glossy finish instead of matte like the original, which means the palette's won't stain on the outside or look dirty

Do you follow me on social? If so, you could have seen my mini reviews and small tutorials on my instagram stories before this blog went live ;) all my handles are listed below!

WOULD I BUY THIS?

I have to say... I am still on the fence! The shadows are amazing and the colors are great, however if you compare this to the original Jaclyn Hill palette, the shadows are very similar (of course) so it's really up to you if you believe it is worth it.

The original Jaclyn Hill is $38 and this is $49 for all 4 palettes, so if you already have the original, you may not be benefiting from this unless you are into supporting Jaclyn because she is awesome, you love collecting palettes, or you are truly looking for smaller palettes with mirrors with great quality shadows that you can travel easily with (woo that's a lot!)

Hope you enjoyed! Leave me a comment if you're coming from Youtube!

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3

 

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