Back in March, I requalified for a Sephora VIB Rouge status! And this year's VIB Rouge Welcome Kit couldn't be sweeter! :D
In case you don't know, Sephora VIB Rouge status is awarded to those who spend $1000 per calendar year. Once qualified, you'll stay Rouge until the end of next year. For example, I qualified in March 2015, I'll be a Rouge until 12/31/2016. :)
What's in the Welcome Kit!
- A shiny red VIB Rouge card
- A Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge (exclusive, limited-edition)
- A Beauty Studio All-Access Pass (not pictured)
Some of Rouge benefits
- Free shipping on all orders!
- Free 2-day Flash shipping (enroll here)
- Exclusive Rouge events
- A special birthday gift (and this year features NARS lip pencils!)
- First dibs on new products!
- Advanced access to annual sales (April and November)
- Unlimited access to the Beauty Studio
- VIB Rouge hotline (1.855.ROUGE.VIB)
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge
The VIB Rouge Welcome Kit 2015 features a deluxe sample of Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge which is a deep, vivid, true red that I think will look fantastic on most skin tones. It has a super creamy texture that completely glides on the lips leaving a fully opaque finish in one pass. It doesn't settle into lip lines, bleed, or feather on me but it does emphasize the texture of my lips just a tiny bit.
The bullet tip was designed in such a way that makes it easy to apply along the edges of the lips without having to use a lip liner (although it would make things a bit more polished if you do use one). In the photo below, I applied So Rouge on my bare lips (without a liner) and you can just see how smooth the finish is! It applies a satin initially but will dry down to a good matte that is fairly moisturizing.
It boasts “10 hours of luxurious wear” but on me, So Rouge doesn't last more than a few hours. It also transfers easily especially in the beginning of wear. At least I'm glad that when it fades, it leaves a bit of a soft red stain so my lips still have some color left. The formula doesn't have any scent or taste and comes in a Sephora-inspired red casing. I believe the VIB Rouge Renewal Kit also features the same gift as the Welcome Kit but don't quote me on that!
So Rouge is also available in full size on Sephora website (link below). Must be a VIB Rouge to buy!