Haul: Sephora Holiday Preview 2017

sephora vib rouge haul

If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I recently attended the Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday preview party. I think I was pretty restrained, but I wanted to show what I ended up picking up. Funnily enough, only one thing was from the holiday launch and the other two were from badgalriri herself. 😉

Tata Harper Glow for It Kit

tata harper glow for it

I’ll start with the only thing I got (from the holiday launches). I’ve heard a lot of good things about Tata Harper, but I’ve never really looked into their products. I gravitated to one of the skin care kits, the Glow For It kit ($83 CAD) which contains the Regenerating Cleanser, Regenerating Mask, and Repairative Moisturizer. I’m excited to take these out for a spin!

Fenty Beauty

fenty beauty

I picked up two things from the heavily hyped Fenty Beauty line from Rihanna. I was unsure if I was actually going to pick anything up but the hype got the best of me. Packaging reminds me of the H&M line actually. Lots of use of hexagons and simple packaging. It’s definitely super cute! I decided to pick up the foundation (Pro Filt’r) in shade 130 and Match Stix trio in light.

fenty beauty foundation

So far the foundation is great. I’ve worn it a couple of times and it’s a perfect fit for my skin type (oily combination). I got a pretty light shade, but it does darken just a bit as it dries down. When I was first hearing reviews, I heard that people were recommending getting 2 shades lighter? I don’t think you have to go that far, but maybe a shade or two lighter will do! So far it’s definitely up there with my fav foundation, Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation.

fenty beauty match stix light

fenty beauty match stix light

I haven’t tried the match stix yet, but I have high hopes. They remind me somewhat of the Kim K stuff which I haven’t really tried or looked into. Let’s see!

Gift Bag

sephora holiday preview gift bag

The gift bag this time around wasn’t super impressive. This was for spending over $50 which is pretty easy to do at a Sephora Rouge event! The bag seemed so…empty. I actually really like the bag it came in so I’ll keep that for sure. The bag contained:

  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation and Primer Sample
  • Algenist Elevate Advanced Lift Contouring Cream
  • Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
  • Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipcolour
  • Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
  • Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  • Farmacy Honey Savior

Listing them all out here, there’s definitely some higher end samples in here, but I guess it just didn’t seem as ‘hearty’. Haha. I guess I should think quality over quantity.

And there’s what I picked up! Looking forward to trying it all out soon!

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!


  • I think the lip bag is so cute and you’re right, there are definitely more expensive brands inside it so that’s always nice to try them for free!

    • Thanks so much!! Definitely, I guess I should think quality over quantity!

  • That bag is so cute!

    • Right? Definitely one i’ll be keeping!

  • I’m desperately trying to stop myself from buying all the newest launches on Sephora – not until the VIB sale rolls around! It’s proving to be fairly difficult and I’m crossing my fingers I can last!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

    • Haha totally! You can do it! The sale is almost hereeee!

  • I really want the match Stix and can’t wait for my no-makeup ban to be over in September!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

    • I’m really impressed with them! They blend out so nice! Definitely the only contour sticks you’ll need!

  • Great haul! I’ve been on edge about the Fenty Beauty foundation. I’m waiting for a few more reviews to surface. Glad you’re liking it so far though! Can’t wait to hear what you think about the Match Stix!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • Thanks Nicole! Yeah I wasn’t sure when I first heard launch news. I’m still testing out the foundation to get a real good feel of it! So far so good on the match stix! Still want to play around with those too!