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Don't see points from in-store purchase done today
How long does it take to post points to Beauty Insider rewards card from in store purchase? I bought something today and it is not posted but my online purchase was instant.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi RXArwa,   The points should show up in your account in 24 to 48 hours. If you still don't see your Beauty Insider point balance updated after 48 hours, please sen... see post
Step aside promos... Some positive vibes here
I'm sure just as many of you are, I'm grateful and happy to pick a nice promo along with my purchase when there's one I want and I qualify. Since the promos haven't sparked so much enthusiasm, I'm looking forward to what I think is coming up next... That's the pick 5 samples! Last year, sephora had an option to pick 5 luxe samples- a great way to try those luxe products before we buy! I'm hoping this year they will offer something similar.    After the pick 5 samples is Chic Week!!! So here's to good vibes and more shopping!!! There's still plenty of promo codes out there in the meantime and probab a few more to come. But here's to some other ways sephora keeps my skincare/makeup drawers ready for more!
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HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
they also had some good promo codes in March! I got a mini givenchy lippy last March! :) see post
Unicorn Wanted and Sightings
Hi everyone,    Since there are many LE items or discontinued items that we search for, I wanted to know if there is any interest in maintaining a thread to post any unicorns we stumble upon and list where it can be found so others can try to find these items that they are looking for. I thought this might be useful as I found a few items on my trip and also found it extremely helpful when a fellow BT member posted about the availability of Tom Ford's Nude Dip on Selfridges a couple of months ago so that a few of us could finally order this LE item.  I also thought that if there are LE items that people are looking for, they could PM me and I could add it to the main thread so that others would know what others may be looking for. I could update the Found Unicorns on the main post weekly. Looking for your thoughts, suggestions? This would be strictly for limited edition items and discontinued items. Please include location, date found, and price if it is selling for less or more than regular retail price. Thanks in advance!   Wanted Unicorns: Tom Ford Burnished Amber, Violet Dusk Eyeshadow Quads (KateLovesYSL)   MAC Proenza Schouler Ocean City Coral blush ( Mochapj, notcreative)   Tom Ford Blush Guilt Illuminating Cheek colour (sdbeautyjunkie1)   Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Stavros (minibux)   Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Alejandro (greenchilli)   Chanel Ombre Contraste Sculpting Veil in Notorious (minibux,KateLovesYSL)   Tom Ford She Wolf (lipstick4soul)   Tom Ford Blush in Narcissist (KateLovesYSL)   Unicorn Sightings:    Tom Ford Nude Dip eyeshadow quad: available at Selfridges online. (still available as of Jan 23 9:15 pm)   Chanel Camelia De Plumes available at Sak's at Bal Harbor Shops Miami on Collins Ave (Jan 3, 2015)   Tom Ford Emerald Lust, She Wolf eyeshadow quads available at the Cosmetic Company Outlet (Estee Lauder branded one) at Orlando International Mall for $52 and $42 (Jan 1, 2015)   T om Ford Bronzed Amber and Blush Guilt Illuminating Cheek colour   available at the Cosmetic Company Outlet (Estee Lauder branded one) at Orlando International Mall for $40.75 (Jan 1, 2015)  
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Store Event List
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   Dec 6-7 @ SiJCP -  Urban Decay Event, free FULL SIZE (1.18oz) Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm with any UD purchase!       Local Events   Los Angeles, CA   San Fransico, CA       Santa Monica, CA   Events in Canada   Eaton Centre   Yorkdale    Rideau Centre, Ottawa      
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HALL OF FAMER KateLovesYSL / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
March Ottawa and Toronto Events: see post
Foundation Help
I am  completely drawn between the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and the Tare 12 Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation.  I have medium skin. My nose and forehead break out a lot and I am looking for something that can cover some bumps and looks very natural. I also have some white scars on my cheeks from  Pityriasis  Alba. I just need something that can make me look like I have naturally perfect skin and can cover my whiteness and my little bit of acne.  I am also looking for a powder to put over the foundation. Something that will match the color almost exactly. It doesn't have to be high end it can be drugstore. So you can have an idea of my skin color. I am maybe about a 6.0 in the Urban Decay Naked Skin and I am not sure about my color in the Tarte Foundation.    Thank you so much!! 
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miclove01 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much!!  This definitely helped! Do you know of any brushes that are preferred for liquid foundation. I have been using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brus... see post
Getting points from my receipts
My mother recently went to a Sephora to pick me up a few things and now I am trying to redeem my beauty insider points from my receipts how do I do this?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lindsaygrz,   I can help you out with this! I'm going to send you a private message so I can assist you :) see post
Empties
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.
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
  here we are with februarys empties!!       loves  these are products i wouldn’t hesitate to repurchase! in fact…i already have!!! ~ brow whiz (soft brown):   ... see post
I didnot get a birthday email to get my birthday samples, what can i do to get my birthday sample?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nickyg10,   If you are within the two-week time frame before or after your birthday, you should be prompted to include the gift in any online order you make. If y... see post
Marc Jacobs Reward
The 100 pt Marc Jacobs highliner in black was listed under the rewards boutique recently, but now it's no longer there. Does anyone have the link for it?
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BEAUTY MASTER poornima / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have the old link bookmarked (and kept checking back very so often- it was still showing the mini blacquer highliner- as out of stock- earlier this month), and it's no... see post
500-Point Bumble & Bumble VIB Salon Event
Today: Sunday Feb 22, Sephora held an exclusive VIB event for 500 points (you had to reserve a spot). The event in Phoenix was held at Mane Attraction Salon (which is licensed to exclusively use and sell B&B products) between two times 10a-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Were there other cities that did this too?   This was different than the in-store Sephora event held in freestanding stores Saturday. There were raffles for botox, Smashbox, Custom Makeovers (Sephora), and B&B products. Mimosa's flowed and there were lots of snacks. Every guest got their hair styled and a product consultation, as well as a quick Smashbox makeover. Then at the end, everybody got a free B&B tote bag with about $100 worth of stuff including a Sephora gift card!   (You can look at the hashtags in the bottom picture for more pictures from the event from other guests. All in all, this is how you do 500 points. :-)      
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BEAUTY MAVEN sister13 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
They did this last year at a B&B salon in Denver and it was so worth it!  For 500 points, we could bring a friend, and we both got a similar swag bag, plus the $10 Sepho... see post
Lost VIB Card - Wasn't Linked to Online Account
List Your Foundation Shades
So, I thought this would be a really useful thread. Only in the past year have I started wearing foundation every day and am looking to expand my collection, but sometimes color matching is really difficult, especially since certain brands are sold in certain stores which are difficult to get to in-person. I thought everyone could list the foundations they have found that match their skintone, which can help others who are in the same shade range as them. Also, if you see someone posts with the similar shades to what you wear, you can suggest more colors that could also work for them!   I have found good matches with: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation - 00 Alabaster Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer - Terre Neuve Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation - 1 Perfect Ivory MUFE Mat Velvet + No.15 Jane Iredale Amazing Base - Ivory Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm Slightly too yellow for me: Jouer Matte Moisture Tint - Porcelain Bourjois Healthy Mix - 51 Tarte 2-in-1 Foundcealer - Fair NARS All Day Luminous - Siberia Slightly too dark for me: NARS Sheer Glow - Mont Blanc Dior Star Fluid Foundation - 001 Ivory
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love that stuff!  Unfortunately it was put on me in a makeover when I just bought a CoverFX, foundation which I also really love but I'm thinking of switching to thus ... see post
paraben free electric eyeshadow?
UD's Electric palette is not suitable "for immediate use around the eye area" despite being paraben free.  Any good, bold colors out there that aren't pumped full o' crap?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good info shared, KB! I was just about to mention OCC too!     see post
Upcoming DISCOUNTS
Hi there - does anyone know if there are any % off discounts coming any time soon?  I used my 10% off one and now I have a whole bunch of stuff I want to buy but I was hoping there would be a promo code coming soon or something.
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BEAUTY MASTER AmyC / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Not a problem, happy to help! see post
VIB Points Help
The points on my VIB card don't match the points on my online account. Is there a way that I can combine them?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's possible you may have two accounts or even that your point balance may not be up to ate to reflect points earned from recent purchases (it can take at least 48 hour... see post
Makeup Contest - Any Interest?
Last year, we stopped doing the makeup contests. I tried hosting the last one, but there weren't enough entries.    In case you're not familiar, every month there is a theme, and you have to create a look based on that theme. It'll be judged by a variety of factors by an anonymous judge panel on BT and by how much the community likes your look.   Is there enough interest in doing monthly makeup contests if I restart them? We'd need at least 6 entries per month to really make it worthwhile.    There will be a prize at the end of the year
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BEAUTY PRO keepra / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think I'd be down :D Sounds like so much fun! see post
VIB Status and Points Disappeared?
I was a VIB for a few years.  I did not just happen to spend enough to qualify, I made sure I qualified and maintained my status by purchasing  all my beauty products at Sephora.  Two years ago I changed the email address associated with my account. The next time I made a purchase, I tried to use a promo code that was restricted to VIB's only.  It was rejected and I discovered that my VIB status and points had disappeared.  I called customer service and explained the problem.  I was told that they cold not confirm my previous status and they not could not find information on my previous email address.  The associate stated that the only way I could attain  VIB status would be to spend the required $350.00 again.   I was so disgusted that I stopped making all of my purchases at Sephora and didn't even bother to try to attain VIB status again.  Has anyone else had this problem?   If so, were you able to resolve it?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi evalu8tor,   I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. Changing your email should not affect your Beauty Insider status (or your purchase history, which can b... see post
I don't have a Beauty Insider card
I don't have a card, (I signed up online) so I didn't have a Beauty Insider card at the checkout. I still have the receipt - can I still get my points online?   [Edit] Sorry I think I explained it wrong - I didn't have a card at the store (not online) but I still have the paper receipt.
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MLJ327 / RISING STAR / replied
Sorry I think I explained it wrong - I didn't have a card at the store (not online) but I still have the paper receipt. see post
Can I get my BI point?
  I bought an item few days ago, but I didn't bring my BI Card again. Can I get my BI point? ;-(
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 00Mia00,   I can assist you with adding any points that might be missing from your account. I'll send you a private message requesting more details! Check your me... see post
Flash Shipping Back - Free for VIBR?
What's this?   http://www.sephora.com/sephora-flash-subscription- P379518?skuId=1530070&om_mmc=oth-bt-richlinks-2013 ...
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Baltimore! see post
Extra Point for Top Contributors
I am really impressed with all of those who give out such great advice.   All of your time an efforts has be come a great marketing tool for Sephora.  Apparently Sephora has already come up with a system to rate your level of activity on their message boards.  Perhaps when you get up there, they should give you extra points towards your VIB perks.   I would probably never get up there - but there are several ladies on who deserve a little something extra!!!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you!  Appreciate the people we/I meet here too much to really stop.  Just one of those frustrating moments! see post
No Points:
I made a purchase and only got 20 of the 60 something points
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi selinamarie1114,   I am sorry that you did not receive the correct amount of points for your recent purchase. I am going to send you a private message to assist y... see post
3x points on Fragrance.
I recently purchased the Gucci Guilty on Feb. 13 2015, which stated that I would receive 3x the points, and they have not shown up yet; today is Feb, 19 2015. Please advise. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BriaMjpg,   I am sorry that you are not seeing any additional Beauty Insider points added to your added for your recent Gucci Guilty purchase. I do not see this p... see post
2014 Sephora Birthday gift!!!
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.
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hern / FRESH FACE / replied
How do I sign up for free birthday gift?   see post
VIB complimentary makeover transfer?
My mom wants to give me her free VIB complimentary makeover, but she won't be with me for when I would like to use it. What do we have to do before I will be able to use it? Can I just bring the card in with me and how long is the free makeover for?   Thank you!
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MakeupLyfe18 / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you! Also do you know how I can check how long the card is good for? see post
Canadian Subscription Boxes
Canadian BTers who get subscription boxes, which are your favourites?   I want to jump on the bandwagon, but money is tight so if I'm going to only pick one, which should it be?   And while we're on the subject, I know Birchbox is now available in Canada... are there any other US ones you wish we could get?
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BEAUTY MAVEN merriboo / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I only recently unsubscribed from Topbox, but I started in December of 2011 (when they first started).   They had great products and everything was amazing! Up until t... see post
Points in my account are not updating?
I've noticed this before but just ignored it because I thought my account would automatically update but when I went onto my account today to check if my points have been updated because I made a purchase today using my Beauty Insider card, it hasn't updated. It's weird because when I use my email to make a purchase at the counter, my points are automatically updated, but when I give my Beauty Insider card, they aren't updated. Anyone know how I can update this? I would really like my points, thanks. 
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SCENE QUEEN Vikulyaaa / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi Anna Im having the same issue, please help out as well. Thank you! see post
Hall of Famer title when i can get? 400 hearts?
I just want to know, when one can be Hall of Famer? with 400 hearts?
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BEAUTY PRO keepra / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
OMG THAT'S SO FUNNY. Not that I mind because it's just a title but lol I am actually cackling at that.  see post
Sunday Riley's Good Genes
I am interesting in buying Sunday Riley's Good Genes. For people who tried it. Is it a good serum. I really need something to even out my skin tone and my skin texture softer.
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BEAUTY WHIZ scarletmaeve / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I like Algenist's Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum- its available at Sephora. I'm 42 and it has worked wonders for evening out my skin tone discolorations, fir... see post
2015 Sephora Birthday Gift?
Any ideas on what it could be? If it's a Bite Beauty product I am going to be sad I will have to wait until next October!
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BEAUTY PRO KATinCAROLINA / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm glad you asked that. I ruined my Nars eyeliner (and sharpner) by trying to sharpen it! I thought the lip pencils felt heavy enough to contain more product but I defi... see post