Tag Archive | Sephora

Drunk Elephant The Littles discovery set

I was curious about Drunk Elephant, so I bought The Littles discovery set.

The Littles

I’ve exchanged brief messages with founder Tiffany Masterson via Linkedin and found her very responsive and friendly. I haven’t tried all the products in the discovery set. Here are the ones I’ve tried:

  • Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
  • Lalo Retro Whipped Cream
  • T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum

Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser is the gentlest cleanser that I have used. I like to do a double cleanse with DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. Lalo Retro Whipped Cream is a very good moisturizer with a whipped consistency. While I had  no problem with the T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum the first time I used it, I experienced irritation the second time I used it. I skipped all treatment serums and used gentle creams to soothe the irritation the following day.

Of the three products, I’d be most inclined to buy Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. Fortunately, there is a sample in Sephora’s 2019 Birthday Gift!

Your burning #beauty questions answered

Apologies for the irrelevant images.  This seems to happen when I don’t post a picture of my own on Quora.  WordPress.com doesn’t allow embeds from Quora.  I had to share the answer on Quora via Twitter.

Sephora’s crummy rewards program

Glossy posted an article on Sephora’s “upgrade” to its Beauty Insider program.  Whatever, it’s still the crummy program where you accumulate points to obtain samples that you’d otherwise should get for free.Sephora versus Ulta

When Sephora, in its munificence, announced a limited time 10% off discount on products, beauty enthusiasts were indignant.   Just before that, Ulta had a 20% off sale, including prestige items.  Also, you earn cash back rewards with Ulta’s loyalty program.

On account of Ulta’s cash back rewards, I first visit Ulta to see if it carries a product.  If it doesn’t, then I go to Sephora.  Bonus: join Ebates for earning additional cash back points.  HT Marcia of Beauty Info Zone.

Sources:

[Screen grab from Glossy]. (n.d.). Retrieved August 22, 2018, from https://db.glossy.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/170330_Sephora_04-AZ.jpg
Sandler, E. (n.d.). Inside Sephora’s first major Beauty Insider upgrade in 5 years. Retrieved August 22, 2018, from https://www.glossy.co/ecommerce/inside-sephoras-first-major-beauty-insider-upgrade-in-5-years

5 stories from around the Web

Here are 5 articles about beauty that I found on the Web:

Oonagh suggests women in their 60s should add an extra layer of coverage along with a warmer shade of foundation

The Ordinary may be leaving Sephora for Ulta!

Early this year, I posted that Sephora was stocking The Ordinary.

Exciting news!  The insanely inexpensive skin care line The Ordinary is now available at sephora.com.  I hate using the term “disruptor,” as it has become an hackneyed term, but here it…

Allure reports that it appears that The Ordinary is jumping to Ulta. It may be leaving Sephora for Ulta and European retailer Douglas. According to Instagram, it appears that Deciem has some payment issues with Sephora.

Screenshot of Instagram

Sources:

Donahue, R. (2018, April 29). Deciem Is Reportedly Leaving Sephora to Join Ulta Online and In Stores. Retrieved April 30, 2018, from https://www.allure.com/story/deciem-leaving-sephora-for-ulta
The Ordinary skin care is now at sephora.com! (2018, January 11). Retrieved April 30, 2018, from https://thestylepagep2.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/the-ordinary-skin-care-is-now-at-sephora-com/

It Cosmetics secures shelf space at Sephora HT @globalcosmetics

It Cosmetics is going places! QVC initially sold It Cosmetics, and then Ulta picked up the line. I knew that It Cosmetics was going upscale when Beautylish  picked it up.  Now “It Cosmetics has secured a coveted spot on Sephora’s shelves.”

Confidence in a Cream

Sephora picks up It Cosmetics

My first introduction to It Cosmetics was its Bye Bye Pores HD Silk Micro-Powder, which I described as The Most God-awful product that I’ve tried.  Marcia at beautyinfozone.com loves Bye Bye Pores, which she applies with a fan brush to diffuse the powder.

I revisited It Cosmetics after Paula Begoun raved about its Hello Lashes mascara; however, I didn’t think that Hello Lashes was that great a mascara.

I really got turned onto It Cosmetics when I tried its YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+.  Its LE holiday Naturally Pretty eye shadow palette was terrific too.  I bought it through a private sale on It Cosmetics’ web site and it was helpfully discounted to $25.20 to qualify for free shipping (the threshold is $25).

My latest love is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Melting Balm: cleanser, makeup remover, and serum in one.  I like wiping it off with a warm damp Makeup Eraser plush cloth.

It Cosmetics has secured a coveted spot on Sephora’s shelves, according to a report published by WWD. The US Indie brand has been sold through QVC and Ulta to date, and is currently sold in Sephora’s Australian stores, but will be stocked by the US branch of the LVMH-owned perfumery from September.

Source: It Cosmetics secures shelf space at Sephora