The end of summer doesn’t have to be all bad…Sephora is having a VIB Summer Bonus event, and it’s an opportunity to stock up! So clear your calendar, fill your basket and get ready to shop because Summer Bonus is right around the corner!

The basics: Sephora’s Summer Bonus Event is open to Rouge and VIB Members. Rouge receives a 20% discount (code SUMMERSAVE) and first access starting on Monday, 8/19, both online and in-store. If you bring along a friend to shop in-store, your friend will also receive the discount. VIB Members receive a 15% discount (code SUMMERSAVE), and you can start shopping on Tuesday, 8/20. The discount offer can be used multiple times and is valid in both the US and Canada.

As always, preparation is key. In addition to today’s picks, check out the recommendations in my post on the Spring Beauty Insider Event.

I’m starting to get major Fall makeup vibes, so this is what I’ll be shopping at the Summer Bonus Event:


I usually switch from a light foundation to something more medium coverage for Fall. This Fenty Pro Filt’r Complexion Essentials set is a great buy. You get a full size Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer and Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110 for under $80.

Pat McGrath is out with new Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation and I want to give it a try. Anxious to see the finish and longevity.

One of my favorite setting powders is now available in a mini size! Grab the portable Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder for travel.



Of course I’ll be grabbing an eyeshadow palette (or two), because smoky eye season is almost upon us. Right now my top contenders are the Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal Eyeshadow Stack and the Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Double Indemnity.

I’ll definitely be picking up lipstick in deeper shades for Fall. Here’s what I have my eyes on:


Who doesn’t love a goodie bag?! Especially when it’s from First Aid Beauty! I’ll be ordering the FAB Goodie Bag, which has minis of the Ultra Repair Cream, Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (review here) and Facial Radiance Pads (love!). The limited-edition packaging is adorable!

A glow oil is so pretty, regardless of the season. I have the Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil in A Moment (review), and use it frequently. It’s not sticky, has a light floral scent and comes in a nice-sized bottle.

Need a Vitamin C Cream? I just reviewed the Fresh Vitamin C Glow Moisturizer (here) and love it!

You really can’t beat the Sephora Favorites Kits for their assortment or value. The Sephora Favorites Clean Skin and Hair Set is a must have…hair, skin care, SPF…11 products for $45. I have many of these products in full sizes, so this is a nice set for travel.


If you’re going to splurge on a hair dryer, this is the time to do it. I love this Dyson Blown-A-OUAI Noir set. This is one of the nicest Dyson dryer sets I’ve seen yet!

One of my current hair obsessions is the Kérastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum. Applied at night to dry hair, this serum penetrates, nurtures and nourishes each strand by morning. Plus, it smells great and doesn’t leave my fine hair flat. Best hair serum I’ve ever used; it is magic!

Moroccanoil is out with a Color Depositing Mask that I want to try. This type of mask is great at evening out color, or toning down brassiness. Now that we’re moving from summer, I want to bring out more of the rich brown shades in my hair, so I’ll be buying the Cocoa shade.

Save your hair with the Silk Slipsilk™ Scrunchies; a necessary indulgence. This boxed set also makes a great gift!

I always change up my fragrance with the seasons. The new Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum has just the warm floral notes I love for Fall…Moroccan orange blossom, lavendar and a musk base note. I can’t wait to try this!

The Sephora Summer Bonus Event ends on Tuesday, August 27th, but items usually sell out, so have your list ready. You are limited to one Dyson, 3 Drunk Elephant, 3 Tatcha and 5 Morphe items per SKU, and The Ordinary products are excluded from any discount. What will you be hauling from this event? Let me know in the comments!


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