August 31, 2016

Sephora Holiday 2016 First Access Appreciation Event September 10th

Sephora Holiday 2016 First Access Appreciation Event

The Sephora Holiday 2016 First Access VIB Rouge Appreciation Event is on for September 10th and gets you an early preview of the Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case, Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette, Too Faced the Chocolate Shop, and many other Holiday 2016 Makeup Palettes and Sets! As of today, the items are also available at for early purchase if you are a Rouge Member!

The Sephora Fall 2016 First Access Event was apparently not that great but the Sephora Holiday 2015 First Access looks promising!

Photos below of sets that will be available!

sephora holiday 2016 makeup preview

Head on over to to RSVP for you and a guest! Simply pop in the zip code for your local store to see if they are having an event and you’ll reserve your spot. Remember the Sephora Holiday 2016 First Access Event is for VIB Rouge Members only so, if you aren’t a Rouge Member you won’t be able to attend.

It looks like there’s a lot of goodies that will be available including Holiday 2016 Sneak Peeks from Tarte, Drunk Elephant, Marc Jacobs, Bite Beauty, Too Faced, and more! I took a screenshot of the e-mail RSVP invite I got so, you can see what’s available just in case you didn’t get it.

A lot of reader’s had reported the Fall Event didn’t have a lot of offerings and it was a little disappointing but the Holiday ones does look promising to me. However, you aren’t getting too much of an early access since I believe Tarte Holiday 2016 is launching as soon as September 10th from my understanding! You’re going to see Holiday Makeup Collections start launching as soon as this weekend is over so, brace yourself pumpkin spice and Holiday makeup everything is coming!

You also get to take home a makeup bag with any $35 purchase.

Will you be attending?

I RSVPed but not sure if I’ll have a chance to get to Sephora as I have some plans the weekend of the event but we shall see!

Are you excited about the event?

Do share!

The fine print:
* Select Sephora stores will have different hours and event dates. Sephora inside JCPenney locations will be hosting events in select doors only; product substitutions may apply, first access assortment is available while supplies last and event hours at these locations will vary. Check the RSVP Site for participating stores with exact dates and times.

** Qualified VIB Rouge will earn quadruple points, VIBs will earn triple points and Beauty Insiders will earn double points on merchandise purchases made Saturday, September 10, 2016 through Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT. Bonus points will be automatically credited to your BI Accounts the same day of purchase. Points not earned on sales tax, shipping, Sephora gift cards, eGift cards and prior purchases. Not valid on previous purchases or purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. Sephora and SiJCP employees are not eligible for offers. This offer is subject to change, alternation or termination by Sephora in its discretion at any time.

*** The Sephora Cosmetic Bag with samples is available to VIB Rouge members in select Sephora stores on 9/10/2016, with any pre-tax merchandise purchase of $35 USD or more. Limit one per VIB Rouge client. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Guests of VIB Rouge that are Beauty Insiders are also eligible to redeem the Sephora Cosmetic Bag with samples with any pre-tax merchandise purchase of $35 USD or more, limit one per client. Valid while supplies last, quantities are limited. Sample bag assortment may vary. No returns or exchanges. Not valid on previous purchases or purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. Sephora and SiJCP employees are not eligible for offers. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time.

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    • Isabella Muse

      works fine for me. are you viewing via mobile? That might be it!

  • Kara

    If I remember correctly, those invited to the Fall event were able to shop the special items online if you couldn’t make it to the store. I’m REALLY hoping that that’s the case this time as well since there are a few things that I’m dying to get my hands on and of course I’m busy that day.

    • Isabella Muse

      I believe those items offered, like the Clinique Blur Moisturizer was offered online after the event but I think it was a few days later. But I could be wrong!

  • Susan

    Looks like some cool things, but alas, I have no Sephora anywhere close to me. Nearest one is about a four-hour drive. 🙁

    But wait, you said, “… brace yourself pumpkin spice and Holiday makeup everything is coming!” Pumpkin spice??? What do you know that I don’t know? Do tell, please!

    • Isabella Muse

      just a general statement about Fall, pumpkins, etc…nothing to tell about pumpkin spice makeup! Was just trying to be funny about Fall being on the way plus Holiday Collections 🙂

      • Susan

        OK, thanks! I’m a sucker for pumpkin spice anything and thought maybe you’d heard of perhaps a makeup palette in that vein for fall. 😀 I think I’ll use the Anastasia Modern Renaissance a lot this fall, and I’m looking forward to Too Faced’s “coffee shop” collection.

        • Isabella Muse

          oh sorry! 🙂 Was just being silly! Sugar Pill had a pumpkin spice single eyeshadow last year, dunno if that’s around or if not maybe it’ll come back! I really like the Modern Ren palette too 😀

          • Susan

            Don’t be sorry! Btw, I read Starbucks is starting their Pumpkin Spice Lattes today….. 😉

          • Isabella Muse

            🙂 It’s a good idea for a post right? PSL everything makeup haha! INDEED! I don’t drink coffee personally but I do so love the smell of PSLs 😀

  • Lo

    If this event is for VIB Rouge only, why does the fine print say that VIB’s get 3x points? (I am a VIB and would love to know, thanks!)

    • Isabella Muse

      during customer appreciate there are 3x and 4x points (2x for BI I think) on all purchases, the actual Holiday preview event is open to VIB Rouge Members.

  • Ashley

    I’m confused…Its basically an event for VIB Rouge only, and you get to shop the latest and greatest before everyone else?

    • Isabella Muse

      It’s a VIB Rouge Event that happens in store, you can some the Holiday 2016 pieces you see in this post.

  • Maria

    I like the Urban decay naked trio but I think I saw that it will be available on its website.

  • Robin

    I let my Rouge expire this year and That’s a good thing. Lol the Stila set, Naked set look very nice, but that Bite set, wow! I plan on buying the Buxom set at Ulta. It looks great. If anyone goes, please take pics and swatch like a mad person, okay?

  • Katherine T.

    OMG, I think I needs that BITE lip set for $25, I was already thinking of buying some in full size, but I love mini size (with mini-price) and I think I can even wear all the shades 🙂

  • madeleine russo

    Do you know if there is a specific time for the event? I have plans early on in the day and was wondering about this.

  • Dee

    The Too Face Chocolate Shop is one I must have! Can’t go that morning so hope these are available after.

  • Bya

    I got my invite yesterday, & would love to attend, but sadly I don’t have a Sephora anywhere close to me. I wish they offered this online as well!! For those that can attend, enjoy!! 🙂

  • Lisa C

    I will definitely be going to this one. Did you get a survey email from Ulta? Looks like they’re going to add a tier to their wonderful rewards program. The survey was showing different types of offers and asking what you’d be interested in the most.

  • Maddie

    Thank you for posting the link! I never received an email but was able to register now!

  • Kelly

    I tried to RVSP but the locations close to me are all no longer accepting any RVSP… What do I do now??

    • Steffa

      Yep, there are limited openings apparently, all the stores near me are fully booked up. I had asked a girl at the Sephora near where I work and they only let in so many people. I hope there will be something online as my email (Sephora canada) had some online only sets.

  • Carlena Schwab

    Just an FYI, all the Sephora stors within 100 miles of me showed up as “fully booked.” I called today and she put me and a friend down on the list (not the waitlist either)! She said online they have a limited number of spots but they will be letting in any Rouges that RSVP. Not sure if this is my location only, but calling them is worth a shot.
    So buying the Bobbi Brown set and possibly Tarte’s. I saw the Bobbi Brown set on Reddit in the summer and have had diabolical plans to acquire it for months now.

  • Letzii

    I hope that the Sephora Favorites Most Coveted set will be avaliable. Fingers crossed. ☺

  • Shelly

    I RSVPd but didn’t receive a confirmation of any sort. Did you experience the same thing?

  • Cheryl Sanders

    I made my appointment for Huntsville Alabama but however I’m having to leave Huntsville for Jacksonville Florida for a week! Can I switch my tickets from Huntsville to Jacksonville?

      • Cheryl Sanders

        Thank you. I went in and looked for a place that was not booked and changed my booking over to a closer area which is still far away but I do not want to miss my 1st event

  • Abeer

    So will the Laura Mercier Illuminating palette be available for beauty insiders as well just later on in be year like during the holiday season? Or are these products just available for VIB rouge? Thanks!

  • Christine

    This will be my first VIB event that I’ve gotten an opportunity to go to. Can’t wait. I have a wish list that I’m dipping into. IT’ll be nice to see what kind of holiday sets are coming out this year too.

  • Emily

    That Drunk Elephant set. . .I want, I need! I am so intrigued by the brand, and have gotten tiny sample packets of a few of their serums, but that’s not enough for a fair trial. I know they sell a “littles” set but that comes with things I don’t want, like their sunscreen and bar soaps. I really want to give their C serum and their glycolic serum a good trial period, and the B Hydra looks good too. Can’t wait!

  • Natasha

    I am just VIB not VIB Rouge… will I be able to shop the new items on the 10th once the store opens, assuming that they didn’t all sell out?

    • Isabella Muse

      No, unfortunately not. It’s an invite only event which you have to sign up for on Sephora’s website before attending. It’s for Rouge Members only.

      • Annie S.

        At the the close of the last event, my Sephora started to remove the preview items that were on display. So if your are not a VIBRouge, you won’t see them in the store until they officially come out or show up on the website.

      • Annie S.

        At the the close of the last event, my Sephora started to remove the preview items that were on display. So if you are not a VIBRouge, you won’t see them in the store until they officially come out or show up on the website.

  • Kathy Smith-Woodcock

    I was talking with sephora today and this is not available to canada at all not thre event or bonus points. I just dont get it what do they think they can treat us like 2nd class citizens, my $1000 is as good as anyones!!!!