BEAUTY NEWS

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A place to talk about all beauty news.... upcoming launches, sneak peeks and anything else that doesn't have a specific thread.

 

Thanks to everyone who contributes to this thread!

 

BEAUTY NEWS AND THINGS TO COME (no dates)

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CURRENT FOUND IN THE WILD THREAD

(links to new products for purchase at Sephora)

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/2017-Spring-Summer-Found-in-the-Wild/td-p/2667580

 

CANADIAN PRODUCT THREAD

(links to new products for purchase at Sephora)

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-New-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948

 

Spoiler

 

UPCOMING RELEASES

 

SPRING 2017 RELEASES

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/SPRING-2017-RELEASES/m-p/2564670

 

SUMMER 2017 RELEASES

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/SUMMER-2017-RELEASES/m-p/2650683

 

FALL/WINTER & HOLIDAY 2017 RELEASES

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/FALL-WINTER-amp-HOLIDAY-2017-RELEASES/m-p/2739196

 

BRAND THREADS

Spoiler
ABH
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-Anastasia-Beverly-Hills-Thread/td-p/2516061
BECCA

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/%EF%B8%8FBecca-thread/td-p/2431704
BIOTHERM
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Biotherm-Thread/td-p/2439346
BITE

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Upcoming-BITE-Beauty-Releases/td-p/2025165
BOBBI BROWN
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Bobbi-Brown-Thread/td-p/2562428
BURBERRY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Burberry-Beauty-Updates/td-p/1983178
CHANEL
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Chanel-Updates/td-p/1940873
CHARLOTTE TILBURY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-talk-about-Charlotte-Tilbury/td-p/2005225
CIATE LONDON
http://community.sephora.com/t5/BeautyTalk-Feedback/All-about-Ciate-London/td-p/2464559
COLOURPOP

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/Any-ColourPop-Fans-Here/td-p/2156337
COVER FX
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Cover-Fx-Love/td-p/2675382
DECIEM
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/DECIEM-THREAD/m-p/2729996#M36359
DIOR
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/All-Things-Dior/td-p/2545923
DIPTYQUE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/Discussion-for-the-Diptyque-Crowd-please-join/td-...
ESTEE LAUDER
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Estee-Lauder-Thread-New-Releases/td-p/2552834
FARMACY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/New-brand-Farmacy-feedback-and-discussion/td-p/2153377
GIORGIO ARMANI
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Do-we-seriously-not-have-a-thread-dedicated-to-all-things/m-p...
GIVENCHY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/The-GIVENCHY-Thread/td-p/2565876
GUERLAIN

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/For-the-love-of-all-things-Guerlain/td-p/2180749
HOURGLASS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/HOURGLASS-THREAD/m-p/2419091
HUDA BEAUTY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-HUDA-BEAUTY-Thread/td-p/2729529
INDIE BRANDS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Indie-brands-and-other-not-so-talked-about-makeup-brands/td-p...
IT COSMETICS

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/IT-Cosmetics-Thread/td-p/2468298
KAT VON D
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-KVD-THREAD/m-p/2544212
KEVYN AUCOIN
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Kevyn-Aucoin-Thread/td-p/2437161
KIKO
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk-About-Kiko/td-p/2341265
LAURA MERCIER
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Laura-Mercier-Thread/td-p/2562421
MAC

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/MAC-Love-and-Releases-Thread/td-p/2109065
MAKE UP FOR EVER
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-MUFE-Make-Up-For-Ever-Thread/td-p/2406781
MARC JACOBS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Marc-Jacobs-Beauty-News-amp-Discussion/m-p/2301944
MILK
http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB-ROUGE/Is-this-an-early-April-Fool-s-joke-Milk-Makeup/td-p/235746...
NARS

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk-About-NARS/td-p/2099708
NATASHA DENONA
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Natasha-Denona/td-p/2090656
NUDE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/NUDE-Skincare-Thread/td-p/2507094
PAT McGRATH

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/PAT-McGRATH-LABS/td-p/2418816
RITUEL DE FILLE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Does-anyone-have-experience-with-Rituel-de-Fille/td-p/2059082
SEPHORA COLLECTION
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Sephora-collection-New-Releases-and-Discussion-thread/td-p/27...
STORYBOOK COSMETICS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Storybook-Cosmetics-Thread/td-p/2717768
SURRATT

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-talk-about-Surratt/td-p/2455924
TARTE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-TARTE-THREAD/td-p/2419298
TOM FORD
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Tom-Ford-Updates/td-p/1903440
TOO FACED
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Too-Faced-New-Releases-2016/td-p/2500873
URBAN DECAY

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Urban-Decay-Thread/td-p/2147187
VISEART
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-VISEART-THREAD/m-p/2396215
YSL
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/YSL-Love-Updates/td-p/2430645

 

~Updated May 10th 2017~

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I agree (and I also hold grudges like nobody's business Smiley Wink), though I did do a lot of shopping there last year. I hate their website but I dislike the store more, so. Basically I use them for the 20% coupons and reward points. I've definitely moved away from jumping at every GWP bag they have.

 

Shopping at Sephora is just so much more of a treat/little luxury for me, especially in the store. 

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@DaintyDiva  I agree - They had awful service in the past!  It has gotten 1,000 percent better at my local stores over the past year.  I suspect the current CEO made a lot of changes....

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In Canada we have Sephora, and I'm guessing Shoppers would be the closest thing to 
Ulta as it does a small amount of high end and also drug store. If Canada had Ulta I'd move much of my purchasing there away from Sephora - simply because of the fab rewards system they have

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This is a very interesting article!  Thanks for sharing!  @pixiedust2

 

I found the line about Ulta staff being "super approachable"quite interesting as most feedback I've seen here and other sites has actually been opposite of that.  In my experience, I have found that their in store CS has gotten 1,000 times better in the last year.  I've had some pretty awful experiences in the past (I'm talking "cashier so busy texting that she totally ignored the ever growing line at the check-out" level awful and CS agents on the floor who didn't even know what brands they carried or who were too busy chatting to help me), but lately, the experience has done a full 180.

 

I don't shop at Ulta exclusively for brands (except Skyn Iceland) because I can get everything else at other places I shop.  I shop at Ulta for the Rewards, the plethora of GWPs, the BOGO deals (especially on Paul Mitchell!) and the 20% off coupons.  I often get more for my money there.

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tamara76.  I love that the twenty percent coupons come out often enough that I don't have to wait long for a sale,  and the plethora of GWPs does t hurt either. ;-)

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I haven't been in their stores in the past couple of months because their bad customer service has turned me off but your words give me hope!

 

I would be interested in their version of an online community. Always interesting to see the other side so to speak. 

 

As @txcatx said. The ones with five makeup brushes lol. 

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I just had another thought:  What would happen if Ulta introduced a community forum like BT?

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I wonder if that community would be full of the average customer who owns two flatirons and five makeup brushes? 

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LOL!  Good point!  We wouldn't fit in! Oh well... 😊  @txcatx

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LMAO @txcatx

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I was just thinking... it's no wonder Ulta has been climbing... I feel like Sephora has been going downhill. I know I sound like a broken record but BT is a gold mine of info... anyone in marketing should recognize it's value. Any company would love this perma focus group. Just a few things I've noticed over the last few years or so... might be more but this is what comes to mind.

 

Not living up to Rouge promises
No real difference between VIB and Rouge
Changed the return policy
Point perks increased in points
Lack of promos
Lack of Rouge promos
Lack of Rouge event in the US
Lack of stock in Canada
No sale on sale
No more BI/VIB/Rouge cards
Concentration on the app
Inconsistent CS
Point perks that you can get for free (makeover)
 
It's no wonder people are frustrated and shopping elsewhere.

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I hide my rouge card in my jewelry box so I don't ever lose it.  I know everything is digital now but the red card is so pretty.  

 

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I feel like I'm in an abusive relationship because I hear all your points and it makes sense but I can't walk away lol 

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@veronika23 All valid points and don't get me started on the app. I HATE shopping on apps. I prefer desktop versions because they're visually easier to navigate. I like being able to see a long list of products at once. Not piecemeal in tiny boxes. I just refuse to shop their app unless there's a bonus to do it. AND I want my ebates, topcashback, shopathome rewards. I can't do that on an app!

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@pixiedust2  all valid points for the app too! My thing is that not everyone has the app. It's not available for all phones and some people don't have a smart phone/tablet... Rouge should be the ones who get the goodies Smiley Wink

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I would like Ulta a lot more if I could filter search results to exclude the drugstore brands

 

There's 212 new makeup items, wonderful! Oh -- it's pages and pages of just low-end stuff

 

Not to get all hoity toity -- this aging skin needs the better performing products

 

If I select New Arrivals and try to select some brands within the results, there is an excruciating wait between brand selections because their search engine wants to produce results for one brand before it is possible to select another, and again and again

 

Maybe there is a better way...but I don't know it

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That drives me crazy too lol. The drugstore world scares me a bit because I just don't have experience with these brands. It's overwhelming! That's a great tip @JennBeth I'll be sure to try that on my next Ulta online safari. 

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This isn't a sure-fired way to do what you want, but if you organize by price from high to low, the drug-store brands tend to at least end up at the end of the search.  Not across the board, but it can help achieve what you want.

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@JennBeth Great suggestion! I do this too. But I admit I like seeing the low-end stuff. There's some decent finds from Catrice, Essence and Makeup Revolution. MR makes some great lipsticks and some are dupes for MAC. 

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Very interesting read. I know we often talk on BT about loving/wanting a rewards program where your dollars spent turn in to dollars you can redeem for anything, which has really enticed me to shop at Ulta. I'm pretty sure I would loose my mind if they started carrying indie brands like ColourPop. As it is, I hit Ulta once a month or two; I think I'd go weekly if that were the case! I know I'd also go more often if I could easily take the T to a store instead of needing to drive.

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"[T]ypical Ulta shoppers own an average of two flat irons, 11 lipsticks, and five makeup brushes."

 

Oops... this sentence just put my makeup addiction into perspective.  Maybe they meant "two flat iron, 11 pink matte lipsticks, and five bent eyeliner makeup brushes."  Or that's what I'll tell myself lol.