Cruelty-free Sephora VIB minihaul vol. 2

I’m sure it comes as no surprise to any of you that a few weeks ago Sephora held their annual 20% off sale for VIB members.  I tried not to go crazy, but did figure this was another good opportunity to:

  1. Stock up on holy grail-type products
  2. Try something new (and somewhat spendy)

So, I did just those things!

First up, I recently tried the Murad Anti-Aging Acne Starter Kit (from Ulta) and two of the products have been really stand out for me, so I thought I’d go ahead and get the full sizes on sale!

Murad anti-aging acne


You may recall this beauty being featured some time ago during my 10 days of cruelty-free faves series, my Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint.  A truly holy grail product that I was almost out of!

Hourglass Skin Tint in Shell


Next up, a lip product about which I’ve been reading raves.  Nudestix.  As I’m ever on the search for the perfect nude lip, I have been dying to try the combo stick that has the mauvey Mystic and the paler pink Whisper.

Nudestix Mystic and Whisper

It has a classic pencil design and comes in a handy little mirrored tin.  It also comes with a sharpening cap with which you can replace one of the regular caps for travel readiness.

Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil

Nudestix for travel

As you may have noticed, it’s marketed as both a lip and cheek product, so here’s a photo of the colors sheered out in case you’re interested.

Nudestix for lips and cheeks


And finally, my first foray into the world of Kat von D eye shadow palettes. I’m a huge fan of her Tattoo liner in Trooper, and when I swatched the shadows in Sephora they were, in a word, buttery.  I know the Shade & Light palette is all the rave, but I decided to go with Innerstellar.

Kat von D Innerstellar

Kat von D Innerstellar Eye Shadow swatches

This palette is filled with one-shadow wonders, and it’s also possible to do multiple multi-shadow looks.  I used the 3rd quad to create what I thought was a lovely, wearable, look.  I covered the whole lid with Lycan (matte cream above) to neutralize any lid discoloration, then used 3 a.m. (metallic taupe) on the outer half and Moonshine (metallic silver) on the inner half of the lid.  All this topped off with a wedge of Killing Moon (matte black) at the lash line.

Kat von D Innerstellar

Kat von D Innerstellar


Well, that sums it up for this minihaul.  I definitely tried to restrain myself 😉  What goodies did you pick up?

*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer.  I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional.  There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.

**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.

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