So I'm about $400 away from re-qualifying for Rouge. I commented earlier this year that my goal was actually not to re-qualify. I'm not sure I will make it, since the promos (they are the ones that get me- always!) are so good these days. Also, of course, the holidays are coming up along with the VIB/Rouge Sale(s). As I am ready to part ways with Rouge, here is the bittersweet rundown: Loves: I loved the free shipping you offered! I loved the awesome Rouge promos I got and were offered (even the ones that I didn't choose to get)- I loved them all I love access to the Rouge board and getting to see what my fellow Roug-ies have to say! Not so great: I didn't really get to partake in any events but in the past, VIB events seemed to last the whole day. So you could go in whenever and all SAs would be so great and giving (of samples) during those events. I could have purchased the shipping for a nominal fee of 20-25 dollars and it would have been just as nice. Actually, I don't remember placing any orders less than $35 anyways so it wouldn't have been that bad to meet the $50 minimum offered to everyone. I spend so much money on makeup and have so many dupes to last a few lifetimes over! (Although sometimes I would rather quickly swipe Tarte over my eyelids than UD- lol) Free Rouge Gift- I know Rouges have harped on this quite a bit throughout the year and I see action taken to make us happy, but that elusive gift just never came. I guess as a consumer I've started looking for the best deals and know that the biggest voice I have is with my wallet. Therefore, it is with both happiness and sadness that I let this status go. Like I said, I'm not sure where I'll end up at the end of the year, but I am OK with it either way.
From yahoo: "The set features deluxe size samples of MAKE UP FOR EVER's Smoky Extravagant mascara and Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N9." For the men: Sephora is offering its male Beauty Insiders a reason to celebrate with an exclusive gift from JACK BLACK. The deluxe-sized sample of JACK BLACK Performance Remedy™ Turbo Wash™ Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body contains rosemary, eucalyptus and juniper berry for a refreshing sensory boost any time of day.
I remember when I first joined BT about a year ago, there was a lot of scrambling for those traincases in the sale section. Well, it's that time of year. They're baaaaack!!!! http://www.sephora.com/strike-wild-traincase-P3878 17?skuId=1601236
I am crazy about advent calendars! (I have several wooden ones that I fill with my parents' and brother's favorite candies each December.) So last holiday season, when I learned that there were Beauty calendars, filled with skincare, makeup, body, and fragrance products, I flipped! Last year, there was a memorable Benefit advent calendar. (Let's not even talk about this year's over-priced version.) This year, there are even more advent calendars being offered, but most of them are exclusive to the U.K. I have seen U.K. bloggers post about Jo Malone, Body Shop, L'Occitane and Yankee Candle advent calendars--just to name a few. (You can google "best beauty advent calendars" to see all the awesome goodness.) I just bought the QVC version! I hope that the few advent calendars offered in the U.S. are really popular and are snapped up this year, so that retailers will understand the demand. Then hopefully, we will get more such beauty calendars available for U.S. customers in upcoming years. Who else is crazy about these? Jo Malone Advent (2014) L'Occitane Advent (2014) Body Shop Advent (2014) QVC Advent (2014) Selfridges (UK department store) Advent (2014)
I received this year's birthday gift back in January...The MUFE lipstick was just the right shade but I didn't keep track of what colour it was. Can anyone tell me what shade it was or were they all different colours?
So, I was thinking we should start a list of known store events. This will be a list not just for Rouge events, but for any in store brand events, free gift promos, point promos, discount days, etc. Some events are nation wide and in Canada, some are only in certain markets. The main way I check for events is by using the store finder link and entering different zipcodes around me and by asking about any intel whenever I'm in store. Let's pool our intel! Please post anything you know or heard about below and I'll add it to the list. UPCOMING EVENTS NATIONWIDE - US Oct 25 - @ SiJCP Smashbox event with free gift. Shape does matter: Join us for a stunning Smashbox look tailored to your individual eye shape, learn how to play up your eyes, and take home a FREE gift. November ??? - @ Freestanding stores, VIB ROUGE event, rumored to be on a Wedneday evening. Update*- I asked the manager of the new Sephora near me where the event will be held and she said she wasn't allowed to tell me exactly when (why oh why, sephora??) but that it would be "early November". That means it's either the 5th or the 12th, but I'm thinking the 5th most likely…and will probably coincide with the 20% off sale like last year. Local Events Los Angeles, CA Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oct 18 - Hollywood & Highland store: Get a flawless complexion with Nude Miracle, Lancôme’s new lightweight foundation that blurs imperfections and blends seamlessly. Enjoy a one-on-one consultation and application from a Lancôme makeup artist. BONUS: Receive a deluxe sample of Génifique Eye with consultation, while supplies last. Oct 18 - Hollywood & Highland store: Get a flawless complexion with Nude Miracle, Lancôme’s new lightweight foundation that blurs imperfections and blends seamlessly. Enjoy a one-on-one consultation and application from a Lancôme makeup artist. BONUS: Receive a deluxe sample of Génifique Eye with consultation, while supplies last. San Fransico, CA Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oct 25 - Special Rouge only event, cost is 750 points for makeup lessons and deluxe sample bag for you and a guest…see image in the thread below for more details. Oct 25 - Special Rouge only event, cost is 750 points for makeup lessons and deluxe sample bag for you and a guest…see image in the thread below for more details. Santa Monica, CA Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oct 25 - Walk the red carpet to celebrate Laura Mercier’s new Flawless Fluide foundation. Our experts will match you with your perfect shade, and touch up your eyes and lips so you look glamorous for your close-up. BONUS: Take home a deluxe trio sample set of Laura Mercier products, while supplies last. Oct 25 - Walk the red carpet to celebrate Laura Mercier’s new Flawless Fluide foundation. Our experts will match you with your perfect shade, and touch up your eyes and lips so you look glamorous for your close-up. BONUS: Take home a deluxe trio sample set of Laura Mercier products, while supplies last. Events in Canada Eaton Centre Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oct 24-25 - Givenchy brand event. Brand rep will be present, but no free gifts mentioned. Oct 24-25 - Givenchy brand event. Brand rep will be present, but no free gifts mentioned. Yorkdale Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oct 24-25 - Givenchy brand event. Givenchy brand reps will be present, no mention of free gift. 11:30 - 6:30 Oct 24-25 - Givenchy brand event. Givenchy brand reps will be present, no mention of free gift. 11:30 - 6:30 Rideau Centre, Ottawa Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oct 24-25- Bite Beauty Lip Lab, watch as a custom lipstick is created for you! Oct 24-25- Bite Beauty Lip Lab, watch as a custom lipstick is created for you!
Many hearts and kudos to gingaaa for coming up with this brilliant idea! See her original post here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/All ure-s-Best-of-Beauty-I-disagree-We-need-a-Best-of- ... I've volunteered to create a web survey to collect all of your votes on the best products! We were looking to have something comparable to Allure's Best of Beauty, but rather than sponsored products we would have results from actual consumers. I've narrowed down the categories to what I've listed below under each main topic. Once the survey is created, you will be able to write in your top three favorite products for each category. You don't have to have three for each category, or even one. Please comment if this list is inclusive enough, or if I'm missing anything, or if you think something should be changed. Thanks! Overall Favorites Spoiler (Highlight to read) Best Cosmetic Brand Best up and coming beauty brand Best Skincare Brand Best New Product Best Item under $10 Brand you wished Sephora Carried Best Cosmetic BrandBest up and coming beauty brandBest Skincare BrandBest New ProductBest Item under $10Brand you wished Sephora Carried Facial Skin Care Spoiler (Highlight to read) Cleanser (normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive, acne, wipes) Moisturizer (normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive, anti-aging, acne, facial oil) Serum (dull skin, exfoliating, sensitive anti-aging, acne, dry skin, dark circles) Eye cream (depuffing, dark circles, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing) Acne treatment Facial sunscreen Facial scrub Toner (hydrating/calming, exfoliating, pads, spray) Mask (oily skin, dry skin, acne, dull skin, sensitive) Peel Overall makeup remover Eye makeup remover Cleanser (normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive, acne, wipes)Moisturizer (normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive, anti-aging, acne, facial oil)Serum (dull skin, exfoliating, sensitive anti-aging, acne, dry skin, dark circles)Eye cream (depuffing, dark circles, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing)Acne treatmentFacial sunscreenFacial scrubToner (hydrating/calming, exfoliating, pads, spray)Mask (oily skin, dry skin, acne, dull skin, sensitive)PeelOverall makeup removerEye makeup remover Face Makeup Spoiler (Highlight to read) Primer Foundation (light/medium matte, light/medium dewy, full matte, full dewy) Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream / CC cream Setting Powder Finishing Powder Undereye Concealer Concealer Facial Self-Tanner PrimerFoundation (light/medium matte, light/medium dewy, full matte, full dewy)Tinted MoisturizerBB Cream / CC creamSetting PowderFinishing PowderUndereye ConcealerConcealerFacial Self-Tanner Cheeks Spoiler (Highlight to read) Blush (Powder, cream) Highlighter Bronzer Contour Blush (Powder, cream)HighlighterBronzerContour Eyes Spoiler (Highlight to read) Eyeshadow primer Eyeshadow (cream) Eyeshadow (powder) Eyeshadow (pallet) Eyeliner Eyeliner (liquid) Eyeliner (gel) Mascara (non waterproof) Mascara (waterproof) Brow powder Brow Pencil Brow Cream Brow Gel Eyeshadow primerEyeshadow (cream)Eyeshadow (powder)Eyeshadow (pallet)EyelinerEyeliner (liquid)Eyeliner (gel)Mascara (non waterproof)Mascara (waterproof)Brow powderBrow PencilBrow CreamBrow Gel Lips Spoiler (Highlight to read) Lipstick (Classic Red, Overall, sheer, long-wearing) Lip Liner Lip gloss Lip stain Lip crayon Lip balm Lipstick (Classic Red, Overall, sheer, long-wearing)Lip LinerLip glossLip stainLip crayonLip balm Hair Spoiler (Highlight to read) Shampoo and conditioner (normal, fine, color treated, dry, frizzy, curly, coarse, damaged) Hair treatment mask Hair treatment oil Volumizer Detangler Defrizzer (coarse, fine) Curl definer (coarse, fine) Wave enhancer Texturizing spray Straightening product Hair spray Heat-protecting spray Shine booster Pomade Dry shampoo Shampoo and conditioner (normal, fine, color treated, dry, frizzy, curly, coarse, damaged)Hair treatment maskHair treatment oilVolumizerDetanglerDefrizzer (coarse, fine)Curl definer (coarse, fine)Wave enhancerTexturizing sprayStraightening productHair sprayHeat-protecting sprayShine boosterPomadeDry shampoo Bath and Body Spoiler (Highlight to read) Body wash (moisturizing, acne-fighting) Body scrub Body self-tanner Body bronzer Body lotion (light, rich) Body oil Bath product Hand cream Sunscreen Nail polish Cuticle Cream Body wash (moisturizing, acne-fighting)Body scrubBody self-tannerBody bronzerBody lotion (light, rich)Body oilBath productHand creamSunscreenNail polishCuticle Cream Fragrance Spoiler (Highlight to read) new classic spicy citrus floral sexy green fruity mens newclassicspicycitrusfloralsexygreenfruitymens Tools Spoiler (Highlight to read) Brushes (foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, powder, bronzer, sponge) Eyelash curler Blow dryer Flat iron Curling iron Brushes (foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, powder, bronzer, sponge)Eyelash curlerBlow dryerFlat ironCurling iron
Today i visited my local Sijcp store, to purchase Nars powder foundation. I generally purchase online, but i need this urgently, i picked the product, while checkout, i saw some liquid foundation marks on outer box, so i asked sales person to check whether it is unopened or not, she checked and said it's new completely, but after coming home, when i opened i was shocked to see the sponge/applicator in the product is used one, not new one, and powder spilled a bit on top of closed pack. How can see say lie to me, and i feel pity myself as i believed her and i didn't even check myself. This is not i expected from Sephora, and the women at check out is rude, and when i asked for sample, she responded rudely. I feel she is new to store, and she is the only one available in store, i generally see atleast 3 or 4 to help, but only 1 available, and the store is completely filled with people, so she is managing at the check out as well as helping others, she is not doing well. I think sephora should place atleast 3 or 4 members in store. I really hates to use my Nars powder now, after knowing some one used, who knows what skin problem the used person had? I need it immediately and i cant use. I know i can return, but i feel this as cheating.
My concern is that it's not a blue color texture. The color is dull pastel green. Is that normal? I thought the eye cream was supposed to be blue. Can someone please tell me if the product has gone wrong?
I ordered a YSL Lipstick last week online. In the time it took for it to get to me, I happened to see it in a free-standing Sephora and realized the color was too pink. When I received it, I didn't even open it up. I knew I was going to return it. Since I used my JCP card, I went to the Sephora in the JCP store that is 2 minutes away from me. I wanted my card credited. That was not a problem. But the sales associate looked at me and said "Are you sure you want to return this here? You know we have to throw it away." I replied that I had not even opened the box and she said "Oh, that's not why. We don't carry YLS so we have to discard it." My chin almost hit the floor. She asked if I wouldn't prefer to return it at a free-standing Sephora where they could restock it, but I told her in that case they would not credit my JCP card and only give me a Sephora gift card, and I preferred to have my card credited. Plus the free-standing Sephora is a half hour away and not on my usual route. (I wasn't even going to think about returning it in the mail, as my last return took six weeks to get processed.) Honestly, is this how Sephora does it? She said they do it with any brands that are returned there that they don't sell at JCP - just toss them out. This was a brand new $35 lipstick!! I even suggested they keep all those items they don't sell and ship them back to the warehouse or something, but apparently that's not an option. It broke my heart to think of that poor YSL lippie being tossed out. (If she had thrown it out right then and there, I would have become a "dumpster diva" right then and there!) What a waste!
I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
I have to share this somewhere! My husband just asked what I had just placed an order for (eye cream). He then looked at me all confused and this is basically how it went: "What's that?!" "Ummmm cream for under your eye?" (even more confused look) "You need something special for that?!" ...I made him feel under my eye, and then the rest of my face. He kinda gets it but I still think he thinks I am insane. Don't get me started on how irritated he gets at how long of a process getting ready for bed is..
- DIOR J’Adore Eau de Parfum (0.17 fl. oz) - DIOR Addict Gloss in 643 Diablotine (0.06 fl. oz) - DIOR Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black (0.13 fl. oz) - DIOR Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil (0.5 fl. oz) What do you guys think? With the 150 pt reward from memory match, looks like I'm just getting this set for 350pts.
Allure's Best of Beauty used to be something I would look forward to every year and I would study each selection with renewed excitement for having possibly found 'the one'. As years past and I became more familiar with products, my anticipatory excitement evolved into a flatline feeling of doubt. I know most of the award winners and typically, don't really love or even like the product. According to the Allure website, they have two categories of winners: Reader Choice, which I tend to agree with more, and Best of Beauty, which is selected by the editors. Uh-oh, gorgeous! Yes, you know where I'm going and this is why I am posting. Benefit's They're Real Pushup Liner was given an Allure Best of Beauty Award. How is this possible? I feel like I've been told the Earth isn't round after all. We spent how many days discussing our disdain for this liner? I've done as much research as I can, but there isn't a lot out there. Allure states the ad department isn't involved in the selection, but as another thread recently mentions: can you really trust the editors? I'm just not feel'n it. Solution: Best of Beauty Talk Awards! This is where I find the real winners, every day. I would love if Sephora would organize an actual BT poll and post results. The sample size is smaller than Allure's base, but I don't think that would affect the quality. Perhaps, make the poll sitewide, with BT favorites? I'm getting ahead of myself... Thoughts?