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  • Writer's picture Miryam Van Horn

It's Sephora VIB Spring Sale!

It's VIB Spring Sale!! I've been anxiously waiting for this sale to begin because, let's face it, when Sephora has a sale it's definitely an event. Therefore, a discount at this beauty store is a BIG event, is it not? With so many recent launches, here are some suggestions to get your spring haul started. If you are to the VIB Sale here is a little breakdown:

VIB Rouge - (when you spend $1,000 a year), shop 20% from 4/9-4/19

VIB - (spend $350 a year), shop 15% off from 4/13-4/19

Insider - (membership is free), shop 10% off from 4/15-4/19


If you are in need of a cleanser that makes your skin feel fresh and say "ahhh" you've got to try Youth to the People Super Food Cleanser. Not only does it thoroughly clean skin without over stripping, but your skin will breathe in all the fantastic blend of antioxidants from kale, spinach and green tea. Believe me, you will look forward to washing your skin.

A key to luminous and softer skin is to exfoliate at least once a week, but sometimes a regular scrub just doesn't do the job for me. Enter Saturday Skin Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel! This little pink tube must contain a form of magic simply because a one to two minute scrubbin' reveals silky smooth skin. While unclogging congested skin, aloe leaf assists in calming the skin as well, so you don't have to worry about irritation! It's a must-have in your arsenal!

If you are ingredient sassy, then you know that Niacinamide is an ingredient that's been on the skin care scene. Niacinamide is wonderful for brightening skin and addressing hyperpigmentation. That's why Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops has been formulated with this ingredient, to help address hyperpigmentation while adding a beautiful dewy, glow. NO glitter here! Just good, clean beauty at its best!

This pandemic has me staying away from visiting a spa, especially for facials! Anyone else? When you are dying for that relaxation time and want to give you skin some extra tlc, reach for Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial AHA + BHA Mask. This clean beauty brand's mask has all your skin needs to boost skin cell turnover to reveal clear, even-toned and youthful-looking appearance. The mask is formulated with a blend of citric , lactic and glycolic acids to help resurface skin and improve texture. The salicylic acid will also help unclog pores. You'll wonder why you needed to visit a spa after all!


With summer on the horizon, now is the time to shift your winter foundation game to a lighter and more sun protected combo. The makeup trend for summer 2021 is light, glowingly tinted and dewy. If you are up for a lighter and second skin approach to foundation try ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40. This Allure-winning foundation is genius! Not only is it a clean product, (Sephora stamped approval for a formulated product designed without 50 toxic ingredients) but it adjusts to your skin tone after the sunblock sets onto your skin. ILIA calls their shade range, "flexible shades" with a light coverage that also cares for skin with Squalane -improves elasticity, Hylauronic Acid -increases moisture and Niacinamide to smooth texture and and minimize pores and fine lines.

Equally intriguing is Fenty's newly released Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint which also aims for a natural, second-skin application but also helps to blur skin texture for a smoother, camera-ready finish. If you are wanting to add greater coverage, it partners great with the popular Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Powder Foundation.

Going straight to my online basket will be Rare Beauty's Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight. This soft highlight is perfect when you want your skin to have that touch of light as if you're glowing within. While not exactly a clean product, it still eliminates sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil and more.

Equally exciting is the new Danessa Myricks Beauty Illuminating Veil Liquid Highlighter. This high lighter is jam-packed in rich pigment which will create a strobing-like highlight and excellent to mix with your favorite body lotion to give your shoulders and décolleté a dewy appearance this spring and summer.

Speaking of summer, give your skin a sunkissed look by trying the new NARS Sunkissed Bronzer Cream which blends from a cream to a powder. Grab a synthetic blending brush or favorite blending sponge and pat your skin with the bronzer to create a natural tanned effect.

Cream blush is all the rage right now, if you want to up your blush game try Rare Beauty's Soft Pinch Liquid Blush for a soft flush of color that is quite easy to blend. Simply swipe the wand on the back of your hand and take a beauty sponge to pick up pigment. Tap out excess first on your hand and apply by bouncing on your cheeks. It will reveal a pinch-your-cheek flush of color. So, so pretty!!! Tower 28 also released a cream blush now available as a Power Lip + Cheek Duo set that includes their uber popular gloss in Cashew and cream blush in BeachPlease. The smooth gloss fills in fine lines for younger,

juicy lips while the monochromatic blush gives the skin a hint of color. Plus, at $26 for the set you'd be a fool to miss out on these two popular products.


Hands down, my favorite category...anyone else? Despite my huge collection of lip products I can't stay away from a gorgeous hue of lip gloss or lipstick. These recommendations will surely covert you to a lip addict if you're not already! Sales were created for trying something luxe like Dior's Lip Maximizer or Lip Glow. These products are divine and I can't express my love for them. While pricey, yes, what they do for your lips is simply heavenly. Dior Lip Maximizer has long been a Dior Diva Cult favorite. What was once a one-shade-go-to now has grown to 11 delicious shades. What's special about this collection is that it helps to increase lip volume without the stinging pain that other lip plumpers give. It also minimizes the look of fine lines for a smooth, youthful pout!

Equally stunning is Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Bath which infuses lips with skin care ingredients and moisture for a luscious, more plumped up lips. Consider Tilbury's products tend to be a bit on the pricey side, take advantage of the sale to grab your favorites!

If you are no-fuss, easy application lip girl, try Tarte's new Maracuja Juicy Lip in any one of their 8 balmy rich shades. Great pigment, comfortable, easy application leaves lips so juicy-looking you'll be grabbing for this all summer!

Rather a high shine? Grab the new Kaja Gloss Shot Hydrating Lip Gloss formulated with Squalane, Jojoba Seed oil and Rosehip Fruit oil for softer more nourished lips while offering a jewel shade in supremely high shine.

So, what 's on your list? While I could write a book on all my top favorites and must-try items, this is a sampling of what I'm looking forward to. Share your favorites and let me know what you are placing in your cart. Did any of my recommendations make it in your Sephora bag?


*Companies and products mentioned are not sponsors of this blog. The opinions described here in are the author's alone and were not influenced or compensated by any monetary means. Items mentioned are purchased and tested by the author.

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