Sephora VIB Haul - Tarte Off The Cuff and Benefit Instant Brow Pencil and Brow Bar

The Sephora VIB sale happened about a week ago. Unfortunately IMATS Toronto 2013, happened at the same time and I had spent so much money at the show (See IMATS haul 2013), I really had to hold myself back at Sephora.

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil Tarte Off The Cuff Blush Sephora Haul VIB

Benefit - Instant Brow Pencil in Deep
Tarte - Off The Cuff Blush Palette


My friend Christine and I hit up the Sephora store at the Toronto Eaton Center, and it just so happened that Benefit cosmetics was having a pop up Brow Bar at this location. We decided to take the opportunity, and get our eyebrows done with the experts. For those not familiar with Benefit Brow Bars, they basically offer brow waxing, plucking, tinting, and related services, but what's different about them, is that their staff members are all specialized in the art of eyebrow shaping. I've been slowly changing the shape of my eyebrows, so I was curious to see if I've been doing it correctly, or if my shape is just totally off. Luckily for me, the esthetician said that, I already had 'benefit brows' so I didn't need to do any waxing or reshaping. She then very nicely walked me through how to find my proper shape (where your brows should start, arch, and end), and also showed me how to shade in my eyebrows (which is so awesome, because I really didn't know how to before). She used the Instant Brow Pencil in Deep, which has a wax and powder formulation, and I was pretty much sold.

For those interested in visiting a Benefit Brow Bar, I believe they have a permanent setups in Sephora locations at Yorkdale Shopping Center, and Sherway Gardens. They might also be in some Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

The other item I grabbed was the Tarte Off The Cuff blush palette! Ever since I saw pictures of this bad boy on instagram, twitter, and blogs, I just knew I had to have it. I absolutely can not wait to try these blushes because I've heard so much about them.


November and December is my favorite time of year to shop for makeup. You get amazing value for so many different brands that offer seasonal palettes and kits. Which amazing holiday palette or kit, available at Sephora or drugstores, are you most excited about?


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