Sephora VIB Sale | Recommendations | Holiday Gift Sets

One of the most exciting parts of this sale is that it occurs as the shelves are flooded with holiday sets. As a rule, I am not terribly drawn to holiday sets or limited edition items. However, Sephora is the exception to the rule. Each year, they produce several holiday gift sets that are a curated collection of items from various vendors. Often, the set focuses on a theme and includes the best selling products in the most commonly purchased colors or types. In addition to the Sephora Favorites, I always keep an eye out for things I am already planning to purchase but are available in gift set form with additional products thrown in at no (or minimal) additional cost. Sephora is also terrific about including the retail value of the items prorated at the quantities included. This makes it so much easier to determine if you are really getting a deal, or just getting sucked in by the packaging.

Sephora Favorites Superstars Everyday Must-Haves

This is the set to buy the makeup lover in your life. You will have their heart forever. These products are such cult classics that even if they already own them, they will be ecstatic to have a back-up! This would also be great for someone who is just beginning to invest in leveling up their makeup bag.

Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland

I would absolutely buy this set if I didn’t already own samples or full sizes of the products included. This is a great way to try out an array of pricier skincare products with committing to the full size.  The Foreo Luna Play alone retails for $39! (This is the travel-sized version of the tool I recommended here.) This one is a no-brainer.

Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep

This one has a little bit of everything. The theme here is definitely to update your nightly beauty routine and transform your skin and hair while you rest.

Sephora Favorites Glow For It

A multibranded sampler set of highlighters including seven deluxe everyday essentials. The intensity here ranges from subtle to seen from space.


Sephora Favorites Prime, Set, Go

A multibranded priming and setting kit that includes five deluxe essentials for priming and setting for a flawless look.

Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip

A multibranded mega lip set with 15 lipsticks to glosses to lip creams—including five full-size products and 10 lip colors in deluxe sizes. It features lip colors in bold shades that range from berries to red and soft nudes and mauves.

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip

For the less adventurous as it applies to lip color. (Raises hand.) This multibranded set includes a liquid lipstick, gloss, lipstick, and a lip plumper to help you find your perfect nude hue—including a full-size Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Moisturising Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Bold Lip

For the decidedly more adventures spirits, Sephora has compiled a bold version. This set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size bold lip essentials and features striking pinks, berries, and reds.

Sephora Favorites Lashstash

Mascara is not an area where I want to purchase multiple products in search of the perfect fit. This is a great opportunity to decide what you do – and don’t – like in a formula, wand, etc. A multibranded mascara set with seven deluxe-size mascaras—plus two full-size mascaras.

Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler

This deal is such a stand out that I am including despite the fact that I neither purchase nor wear perfume – ever. Inside this box, you’ll find 17 samples of some of their most sought-after women’s perfumes. Choose your favorite, and then take the included scent certificate to any Sephora store to redeem for a full-size bottle of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost. What? I know! If you love perfume, I say screw it and just buy it for yourself. You’re basically paying nothing after you redeem the certificate. You’re welcome.

Drunk Elephant Come C About Me

This is on my list! I was planning to buy the C Firma Serum anyway and for $8 more ($6.40 after my 20%!) I will get four other products with it. The 0.5 fl oz B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel alone is worth $15.

 Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit

This is another instance where purchasing the set is a better value (by 20%) than buying the items separately. And at this price, now is the time to do it!

Glamglow Let it Glow! Supermud Set

This stuff is magic…It is also stupid expensive. $69 for 1.7 oz of mask. But again, magic. I hoard this mask and only apply it to the portions of my face that are prone to congestion or are currently breaking out. Even then, I use the tiniest amount possible and leave it on for far longer than directed. There is no question – it absolutely works. I think this is something you should try once. And when better than when it comes with 3 additional masks. It’s going to set you back $69, but you’re getting $131 worth of product. This is not something you will use up quickly.

Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask

A sampler kit with six of Peter Thomas Roth’s most popular masks to detoxify, soothe, hydrate, and polish skin. I bought a larger version of this set last year and still have some left despite frequent masking. If you are new to masking – this is a great starter kit. The Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask are my favorites. If you have the budget for it, this Mask-A-Holic Kit has slightly different products and is a far better value.

I could go on forever, but this post seems to be getting exhaustively long. If you want to check out all of the sets available, click here. They have made it really easy to narrow your search with filters.

I would be remiss if I didn’t show some love to the Sephora Favorites Hair Care Sets. I left them out because there are sooo many and they are incredibly specific to hair type. They did an amazing job on these collections this year. Spend a couple of minutes checking them out here – it’s totally worth it. I can tell you I am planning to pick up the Sephora Favorites Dream Creams. I had been debating between a couple of products when I discovered they were all included!

Also, please don’t be deterred if some items are currently showing out of stock, they generally re-stock them online when the sale starts. Don’t hesitate to check your local store as well – and be sure to get free samples of the products you are interested in while you are there before you buy!

If you haven’t read it, take a moment and check out this post detailing the must-have info about the upcoming Sephora VIB Sale. As a refresher, the sale offers Rouge and VIB 20% off and Insiders 15% off. The dates are:

  • Rouge: Fri 11/3/2017 – Mon 11/6/2017 and Fri 11/10/2017 – Wed 11/15/2017
  • VIB: Fri 11/10/2017 – Wed 11/15/2017
  • Insiders: Fri 11/10/2017 – Wed 11/15/2017

Would you all prefer that I list all of the products included each set in the post or do you like to click through and view them for yourself? Let me know and I’ll be happy to accommodate moving forward! Please comment if you decide to buy any of these products – I would love to hear what you think!

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