I know many have noticed lately that Sephora has fallen off the wagon in regards to samples. In a major way. Today I received yet another order without the samples I requested. So I wondered, exactly how bad has it gotten? Since Nov. 6th I have placed 12 orders. That's 36 requested samples. Of that 36 I have received 11. Sometimes the samples were substitutions. Other times there have been no samples at all. Now, Sephora can claim that they disclose that "substitutions will be made for out of stock samples". All very well and good, but I have been a customer for over a decade. This recent sample fiasco has caught my attention because up until now I have received the requested samples nearly 100% of the time. I am also not stupid enough to think Sephora didn't see/anticpate a problem with the samples and thus removed requested sample listings from the invoices. (This is fairly recent.) So Sephora, why are you still letting us think we get to pick our samples when in fact we do not? Why is a sample I requested not being delivered with my order but still showing up days later as an available sample? (* cough* Sephora Collection Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes *cough* Maison Margiela Lipstick On *cough) I realize a free sample isn't something to get my undies in a bundle about... Generally speaking anyway, which is why I haven't said much over the past few months. Some of us though, live in smaller areas where brands like Maison Margiela aren't in store and we place an order specifically for that sample. When we don't receive it, it's a disappointment. When it happens over and over and over again over a period of months... well one starts to think you're either lying or you really need to get your #%$@ together.
Does the Nurse Jamie Acellerator have universal voltage for travelling? I believe that it is not cordless and has to be plugged in for use. Also how does it compare with Nuface Trinity - same technology? just as effective?
Could anyone help me locate a good, reasonably priced dupe for Clinique's Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in the shade Bronze? My mom uses it, but it's been discontinued recently and she's trying to find a replacement for it. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!
Does anyone know a similar site? Reviews made by experts and with more brands? I feel that Paula's choice is not updated and there so many brands that are missing... Any ideas? I do love Paula's choice reviews, more o less they give you a professional overview of the product, and so much info about ingredients. Help! Have a great day everyone! XX
I have a $50.00 Gift Card (Canadian) and want to try to get a couple of things out of it. I am going to be asking a friend who is dropping in the City this weekend and I will be giving her an extra $20.00 so let's say $70.00 in total I have. The Sephora in the City which is like 2-3 hours away from me doesn't usually carry a lot of the stuff I want. Which is why I have to always create a list. I created a list of some stuff I want to get that I have been wanting to try in forever basically. But wondering if there is anything else worth spending money on... This is what I have so far: 1. ABH Brow Wiz 2. ABH Brow Gel 3. ABH Brush #20 (this is a maybe) 4. MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Pastel Blue 5. NARS Radiant Concealer Any other suggestions?
I have a MUFE Aqua XL eyeliner and whenever I try to sharpen it, the tip breaks off in the sharpener. 1) It's a new sharpener, so the blade isn't dull. 2) I've tried putting it in the freezer before sharpening and that didn't help. Does any one have ideas on how to prevent it from breaking off? Thanks!
Hi everyone! I am new to the BB cream world and am anxious to try them out! I first picked up the Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream, however, the shade was way to light! I went into Sephora and the lovely representative pointed me towards Cover Fx BB Gel mainly for its acne fighting properties. We then did a shade test and it ended up matching perfectly (I was so happy)! I am just wondering though, should I be applying a moisturizer underneath the Cover Fx BB Gel? I first assumed that I shouldn't be as BB creams/gels are supposed to be that 'all in one' product, which contains coverage, hydration, and beneficial skincare properties. But I am a bit confused with the Cover Fx; because it contains salicylic acid it seems as if it will be drying. The product claims to have hydration properties but I am just not sure! What do you think? Let me know! Thank you!
I am very allergic to formaldehyde and must try my best to avoid things that have formaldehyde in it, Are there any products on this website that are formaldehyde-free? I appreciate all replies. Thank you. Big Mans Gram
Hi, I saw that YSL launched a new product (a stick version of their tint in oil) on their website and on Nordstrom, but I wandered when (or if) it would be available on Sephora.com. Thanks for your help!
Hi, I am 21 years old. I don't have any wrinkles, but I am starting to get dark under eyes. I am debating between 2 eye creams and after reading some reviews, I still cannot decide. Has anyone tried any of these? http://www.sephora.com/total-truth-vitamin-c-eye-c reme-spf-15-P291520?skuId=1342666 http://www.sephora.com/all-about-eyes-rich-P174502 ?skuId=971473
I keep seeing photos of sheet lip masks on Instagram and I really want to try one. Anyone have any recommendations? I recently saw a picture of a Sephora brand sheet lip mask on Instagram but they aren't available at the Canadian stores. Anyone know where they are available? I love their sheet face masks so I'd love to try their lip ones.
It might sound dumb but I am tired of going online daily and seeing URBAN DECAY, MAC, ELF, and even the word "SALE" in my emails. I want to check out some indie makeup brands that most people do not know of, but sadly when I look online all I see is Colourpop, Dose of Colors, or Limecrime. Between you me and the four walls I do not refer to them as indie brands anymore since they're so popular and almost every beauty lover knows of the two brands. Kinda looking for hidden gems! If you'd like list the specific product too! Wasn't sure were to post this btw! OKAY this is a repost only because someone had a great answer and unlike a discussion I couldn't reply !
Just a heads up: I noticed many of y'all wanted the Sunday Riley Duo during the sale but it was OOS. As of right now (11-19-15, 4:51 a.m. EST), it's available. There are only a few left though, so if you want one go now and grab it before it's gone again!
Can anyone help me compare Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence and Belif Hungarian Water Essence? Has anyone used both? What was the difference in hydration and clarity to your skin? I use a low dose RX retinoid for my adult acne. It is working well, and I am not suffering from dryness perse, but when I wear foundation, it looks dry and a little ashy after a few hours. I was wondering which one of these essences would be better for hydration, to fix the textural issue with foundation, and also, if possible, help with the overall clarity of my skin ie not cause clogged pores. Thank you! http://www.sephora.com/cool-blue-hydration-essence -P387076?skuId=1613850 http://www.sephora.com/hungarian-water-essence-P39 4633?skuId=1686351
Hello everyone Around this time last year, I started getting into beauty, makeup, and skincare. Before then, I was using a tanning bed multiple times a week, if not everyday. I stopped last December after really considering how it was affecting my skin in the long run. I'm really missing having a beautiful tan, and though a nice 15 minute nap in a tanning bed sounds amazing, I know there's way better/healthier ways to get that glowy tan. How do you ladies self-tan? Do you get spray tans? Or do you strictly use at home products?
I was wondering if you could help me determine which products/brands satisfy the following conditions and would be best for the following purposes. Conditions (3) : Acne Fighting OR Not Cause Acne (I get acne very easily & have very sensitive skin) Dewy /Glow. NOT Matte. Long lasting (I do not want to have to reapply repeatedly over the day) Purposes (8) : Foundation = I tried Bareminerals and do not like it because it was messy, made my skin look dry, and was matte. I liked Tarte Amazonian Clay because it had lovely coverage and a golden glow, but I believe it caused my skin to break out. Cover FX did not cause acne, but it lacked the golden glow. Any ideas? Cover Up = I was thinking Maybelline Instant Age Rewind because of ImJenn's videos, but if you have a better idea please share Contouring = For this, I am referring to the darker shade I would use for shadow. I need a product that I can apply gradually. I don't ever get it right on the first time and I would like to be able to monitor how it looks slowly as I apply. Highlighter = for this I am referring to the lighter shade I would apply to the bridge of my nose, below my eyes, etc. I am not referring to the shine that Benefit’s Watts Up! does. Like the darker contouring in #3, this one also needs to be able to be applied gradually. Mascara = Optimally, I would like one that helps eyelashes grow. However, ultimately, I need one that does not damage my eyelashes since I do not have much. Lips = I need something that makes my lips look glossy, but lasts long, or at least longer than typical lip gloss. I have liked Sugar’s Lip Treatment in Rosé, but I was wondering if there were other options. Finishing / Setting Powder = I would like one that makes my overall face more refined/defined and dewy. I liked the Hourglass Ambien Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, but I was wondering if there were other options. Fake eyelashes ? = What are your guys’ thoughts? Waste of time/money? Do they damage your eyelashes? I know that a lot of the characteristics I seek in each product may be unattainable. I am looking for which product would be the closest to those characteristics. As you can probably tell, I am very new to makeup, but am starting to learn as much as I can about it so I can enjoy it during my break from school to recover from depression. I sincerely hope I didn’t say anything irritating, but if I did, please let me know so I can clarify or rectify
I just got a 1 oz LP Restore Mask and was excited to try it out. Opened the seal to find the tub was only 1/3 full, and the consistency was like a stiff hair paste—not easily spreadable at all. At the very bottom there was a thin layer of what looked like the correct formula, more of a lotion consistency. Is this correct or do I have defective product? Anyone else have this experience?
Hi guys, can anyone recommend a dupe for the Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod scent? I usually get the body wash, but find that it is a bit pricey and now that I am back in school funds are tighter than before and I can't afford that anymore. I enjoy the light spiciness that wakes me up in the morning when I had a long night of work. Edit: I have smelled the Spicebomb and I did not like it. It was too strong and bold in terms of spiciness. I like how the Pink Pepperpod is slightly floral and would prefer a floral, spiciness. Thanks!