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What to Buy From Sephora’s VIB Sale

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Sephora famously has its big VIB sale, officially called the “Sephora Holiday Bonus” sale, only once a year, and it’s starting tomorrow. The top-tier Rouge members were able to shop the sale last weekend, but now everyone — including Rouge again — can take advantage of the deal from November 10th through November 15th. The sale will be active online, in Sephora stores, and also at Sephora stores within J.C. Penney department stores. Here’s how it works:

If you have Rouge status (meaning you’ve spent $1,000 in a calendar year) you’ll get 20 percent off, and your code is 20FORROUGE. If you shop in stores, you’ll also get a free tote bag while supplies last.

If you have VIB status (meaning you’ve spent $350 in a calendar year) you’ll get 20 percent off, and your code is 20FORVIB.

If you’re a Beauty Insider (this is everyone who doesn’t fit into the other two categories and is signed up in the program) you’ll get 15 percent off, and your code is INSIDER15.

There are a few limitations and exclusions, though. You can’t use this discount for gift cards, Flash shipping, or Play! by Sephora subscriptions. You can’t combine it with any other offer, and you also can’t use it for customizable sets or for any of the new ColourPop products. You’ll only be allowed to purchase one Dyson dryer (and at $399, you definitely don’t need more than one) and up to five Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes ($125).

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Need help narrowing down what to buy? Here are five makeup ideas and five skincare ideas:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34): Why haven’t you tried the foundation that is trying to change the beauty industry yet?

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ($54): The latest in the Urban Decay Naked palette oeuvre, and it is shockingly flattering.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($20): This is a holy grail liquid liner that does not budge.

Nars Audacious Lipstick ($34): It’s a classy, perfect formula.

Sephora Collection LashCraft Length and Volume Mascara ($12): Mascara is one of those things you don’t need to splurge on. The basic brush and lush formula on this one are both perfect.

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm ($29.50): There’s nothing more satisfying than putting a comforting dollop of balm on your eyes and having all your makeup come off in one swoop.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatement With Avocado ($29): Looking for a good night eye cream? Found it.

Drunk Elephant Vol. 2: Come C About Me ($88): Just try Drunk Elephant already and stop talking about it.

Tatcha Water Cream ($68): Need a night cream but hate things that are too creamy? Try this gel cream instead.

Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask ($48): Herbivore is really killing it lately, and this acid mask is one reason why.