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Beauty Pet Peeves 2

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So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!

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@l8totheparty  yeah it was on the same order I ordered some secret Santa gifts and I remember telling myself to put it away before it got lost since it was so small and that was the last time I saw it. The thing is, i just moved in March and you would think I would have found it as I was packing and cleaning my house but I never did find it 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Oh no!  I bet it's safe and sound tucked inside something. 🤷🏼‍♀️ @gonerogue 

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@l8totheparty I have a feeling I left it in the Sephora box and then took out the contents for the Xmas exchange and dumped the box with the brush inside.... 😩

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@l8totheparty  That was me and my brand new bottle of DDG eye serum I’d just purchased last week. Nearly tore my bathroom apart looking for it. Found it the next morning while putting sunglasses in my tote bag. It was in my tote bag. I NEVER TOOK IT OUT OF MY BAG AFTER I BROUGHT IT HOME. And it’s in an orange box, so it’s not exactly easy to look inside a big black tote bag and not see it for 2 days—unless you’re me, I guess. Smiley Very Happy 

 

Even if you repurchased your Brow Whiz, I hope you find the original one you bought. Then you’ll have a backup. Smiley Happy 

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I juuuuuuuust found it. Lol. Already repurchased earlier this evening, of course. 

@WinglessOne 

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@l8totheparty  HATE when that happens! Same thing happened to me with a ABH brow brush. I remember getting it but I don't remember putting it away and I haven't seen it since. It's been about 8 months now so I'm going to just order a new one already and give it up Smiley Sad

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The worst! @gonerogue 

It's on sale on Amazon,  so I'll get it there. Again. Sigh. 

 

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*Walks into M.A.C., wow I like that Liquid Lipstick ON THE GIANT FLOATING LIPS OF THE POSTER ADVERTISING the Matte Liquid Lipstick, I wonder which one it is, i’ll Just go ask* 

 

—> Oh that’s not a liquid lipstick shade we carry, or even a lipstick shade we carry. 

 

* I’m staring at her like she’s speaking a foreign language 

—> It’s like computer generated, not real. 

 

*Pardon? 

 

—-> Yeah it’s not a colour we sell. It’s computer generated, for the ad. 

 

* It’s computer generated for the LIQUID LIPSTICK AD? 

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This exact thing happened to me.

@GG84, I'm 🤣 while reading this. The makeup world wants...

@GG84, I'm 🤣 while reading this. The makeup world wants so much of our 💰 and we want to spend it on an item we can physically 👀 and to find out that it's not even real!!!!!! 😡

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*head-desk*  MAC is known for offering a large variety of shades for all of their cosmetic products.  Which marketing exec thought it would be a great idea to use a computer-generated color instead of a real shade in production?  

 

You should have taken a photo of the poster and posted it here -- we would have had fun trying to dupe it.  Smiley Wink

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That's the perfect gif for this situation!  Whyyyyy would they not use one of their own colours??? At least use an existing colour. @GG84 

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@GG84  The humorously worst part of this: lipstick is the product MAC was originally best known for. Lipstick put them on the map. They continue to have many lines/finishes/shades of lipsticks. If ANYone can create a shade of tangible lipstick instead of tease folks with an imaginary digital shade, it’s MAC. So... 🤯 

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@GG84  That makes NO sense whatsoever! Advertising a lip shade that doesn't exist in a makeup store....okay? Oh the bright side, I learned something new today so thanks for sharing Smiley Happy

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omg @GG84 Why would they taunt you with a lipstick that doesn't exist in their advertisement!?

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@sprocketta Right?!? I just kept staring at her. And she kept repeating the computer generated bit like it was the most obvious answer. At the very least suggest something similar!!! I left and went to Sephora. 

Beauty Pet Peeves 2

I hate it when you've ordered online and waited to get your package but it never arrives but it's marked as delivered. I hate ontrac and have had this same issue previously with other orders. They marked a package as delivered but it never got to me. Wait 2 days for them to try to find it and deliver it. Then calling them to find out what happened all I get from them is a "sorry, we don't know what happened to it, call sephora for a refund." Ugh! I had a freaking rouge promo that's out of stock now, and now have to wait even longer for the re-order to arrive. Sephora can you please not use Ontrac? They may be cheap but they are unreliable on so many levels. *already been issued a refund on the order but truth be told I'd rather have my package*

Ontrac is absolutely horrible. I always go with the USPS...

Ontrac is absolutely horrible. I always go with the USPS option even though it takes a couple days longer, since I actually receive my orders that way.

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In-store shoppers seem to get the sh*t end of the stick. I prefer to shop in person so I can swatch and see in real life. My stores never have samples. All the good promos for Sephora and Ulta are online and you get samples with your online order. And then there is cash back for shopping online. Ebates sometimes offers cash back on at Sephora in-store, but VERY rarely and the in-store is less than the % online. I don't want to shop at the store and have to walk out and order online later. How can you be sure your eyeshadow palette won't arrive broken?  It just seems SO unfair.Screenshot_20190713-131112_Ebates.jpg

 

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@sprocketta   I understand your frustration.  You're trying to be a responsible shopper, and you don't get the goodies while doing it.  I kind of figured the online shoppers get better perks because the companies are making sales without having to pay the expenses of having a brick and mortar store in those cases.  I'm quite certain the workers at the stores don't like that either; they have quotas to make in a situation that is inferior to online shopping (except for seeing products in real life.)

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@sprocketta  Ulta has online order pickup now. I haven’t used it yet but you just reminded me to try it, mostly to make sure my Ebates cash back will apply correctly as an online order. 

 

I’m half surprised Sephora hasn’t started order pickup yet. I assume the pickup store location could pull in-store stock together for my order (unless I order something they don’t carry and must order themselves), just like Nordstrom does. I hope that’s what Ulta does. 

 

None of if this makes the in-store cash back situation better. But it might be a way to kinda count an in-store purchase as an online order.