My Picks for Sephora's VIB Sale

Sephora VIB

Time to get shopping—am I right? Six points? Pffft. (Warning: I'm an enabler.)

Who's excited about the upcoming Sephora VIB sale in November? (According to Musings of a Muse, it starts November 4 for VIB Rouge and November 5 for VIB.) Who's conveniently forgetting about their no-buy commitment during that timeframe? Anyone? (*Cough*)

I'm keeping it cool this year. I've added a somewhat embarrassing amount to my already overflowing collection this year, so my list is short—just a very few basics. Here it is:

1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12

So maybe spending $23 on a brow brush is a little silly, but I love the look of this brush for two reasons: a) The line is nice and fine. My current brow brush is splayed and gross, so I think a new one will give me cleaner lines. b) The spoolie on the end. I know, I know. I can just clean up and soften my brows with a separate spoolie on the cheap. But when I'm in a hurry in the morning, I don't want to hunt for a spoolie. Plus, my bathroom is tiny. So this brush will be a win! 

2) NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

I already have one of these beauties in Callisto, and I love it. It's soft, buttery, and beautiful. The depth of colour in the shimmer is gorgeous, and it packs a pigment wallop with no fallout. I also love that I can use it wet without wrecking the shadow. I'm thinking at least one more of these needs to come home with me—maybe Subra, a beautiful, deep eggplant. The price, $33 for one shadow, is painful. So the VIB sale is a perfect opportunity to justify the purchase, yes?

3) Bobbi Brown Mini Eye Palette

Seriously, WHY don't more cosmetic companies do things like this? We all know that I'll never, EVER go through all the eyeshadows I have. So getting a large amount of each individual colour really isn't a priority for me. I'm more about variety than quantity. So a smaller version of a typical Bobbi palette for a fraction of the price? Yes, please. Even though I already have way too many Bobbi palettes, the $42 price tag on this makes it hard to resist.

What are your picks for the upcoming VIB sale? Are you loading your basket ahead of time?