Black Friday, Macy’s, Sephora, Sephora Inside JCP, ULTA

Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales 2018 (updated regularly, subject to change)

I’m doing this blog post in collaboration with my friend Nikki. Please visit Nikki’s site for info on Indie Brand sales and go follow her on Instagram for some amazing pictures & beauty content. Thank you Nikki for covering this event with me again this year. 

*Links may be affiliated*

Please note this is a rough draft and I will be updating throughout the week. I will also be posting to Instagram and on my linktree. Thank you so much for your support during this eventful shopping weekend and throughout the year.

ULTA & Sephora 

ULTA Coming Soon! FREE 8 Pc Deluxe Mystery Gift with any $50 online purchase (I’m not sure which date this will be active)

Ulta Thanksgiving sale 11/21-11/22 3pm CST

ULTA Black Friday ad page  Live on 11/22 at 5pm CST

ULTA Cyber Monday ad page Live on 11/25 at 7pm CST

ULTA Upcoming Beauty Break! FREE 6 Pc Philosophy Gift with any $50 online purchase  (not sure the active date on this one) Gift includes:

  • Travel Size Purity Made Simple 3-In-1 Cleanser (1.0 oz)
  • Travel Size The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash (1.0 oz)
  • Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere Mini (0.33 oz)
  • Purity Made Simple Moisturizer Sample (0.25 oz)
  • Purity Made Simple Eye Sample (0.1 oz)
  • Pink Cosmetics Bag (approx. 5″ H x 9″ L x 2-1/2″ W)

 

ULTA Upcoming GWP:  Receive a FREE Prada Candy Cracker Set w/any $40 online purchase. One per customer. Offer valid 11-28-18 or while quantities last. Gift includes:

  • Candy Kiss Eau De Parfum (0.24 oz)
  • Candy Eau De Parfum (0.24 oz)

Sephora:  $15 & under beauty sets. Live on 11/23 12 am EST

Sephora:  Cyber Week offers  11/20-11/26  Select items 50% off each day at the Daily Wow! deal link

Sephora: TONS of new things added to the sale page, including discounted Sephora Favorites kits

Direct Sites

Algenist 30% off site wide plus free shipping

Anastasia Beverly Hills   $90 vault Hall of Fame collection (Modern Renaissance, Soft Glam, Prism & Subculture eyeshadow palettes), $60 liquid lipstick collection (10 full size, 2 selections)

Ardency Inn 50% off with code BLACK50

Belk  Beauty Busters free shipping on all beauty

BareMinerals

  • The Stars Align: 20% Off $100+ Use code: SHINE. Valid 11/19-11/24 at bareMinerals.com.
  • BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE: Solar Spectrum 10-piece full-size face collection for only $49. A $183 value. While supplies last. Valid 11/22-11/23 at bareMinerals.com.
  • 1 DAY ONLY PRECIOUS METALS: Cream Metal Eyeshadow trio for only $25. A $51 value. While supplies last. Valid 11/24 at bareMinerals.com.
  • CYBER MONDAY EXCLUSIVE: Enjoy 25% off your purchase plus Free Standard Shipping on every order with promo code CYBER2018. Plus Receive a full-size bronzer & highlighter palette ($34 value) with $75 purchase. Valid 11/25-11/26 at bareMinerals.com

Bath & Body Works Buy 3 Get 3 Free entire store

Beautyblender  Foundation & Blender for $50

Beauty Kind 20% off plus free shipping with code SAVE

Becca Cosmetics 

  • 50% off select palettes
  • 50% off all blushes
  • 50% off all brushes
  • Glow on Trio Kit $15
  • Glamglow x Becca kit $16

Benefit Cosmetics   Take 25% OFF EVERYTHING, plus free shipping! Code: BENEBINGE

Bite Beauty 20% off site wide

Bloomingdale’s

Biossance Free Clean Beauty Mega Bag on orders $75+. Use code MEGA

Bon Ton 

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics  Get 25% off + free shipping on any order.  Plus, get a FREE FULL SIZE Black Friday giftwith any $75+ order. Use code BFGIFT at checkout.

Boscia 20% off with code WTHANKS20

Bumble & Bumble Take 25% off $50+ purchase, free Full Size Dryspun Finishing Spray with $75 purchase.

Butter London   Buy one Get one Free ENTIRE SITE use code BOGO18 thru 11/23 11:59pm PST.

Buxom Cosmetics   25% off with code BFW25

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Black Friday week new offers everyday, free fragrance with $100, $150, $200 purchase

Clinique

  • Friends & Family Event 25% off any purchase.* Free shipping for rewards members. CODE 25OFF

Crabtree & Evelyn 30% off $50+ purchase

Coverfx  25% Off w/ Code: THANKS25 + Full Size Custom Enhancer Drops w/ $50+ Order

Camera Ready Cosmetics  20% off with code CRCHOLIDAY20. Offer valid 11/19/18 through 11/23/18, or while supplies last. No rain checks. Not applicable on prior orders. Discount not valid on Samples, Makeup Kits, Makeup Cases, Lighting, Lashes in a Box, or Chairs.

Colourpop  30% off ALL LIPS, Element of Surprise palette $10, Free shipping.

DevaCurl

  • 11/20-11/22/18: B2G1 free all Stylers
  • 11/23-11/24/18: Free Travel Trio with $75+ orders

Dr Dennis Gross  30% off entire order

The Dry Bar   20% off site wide

Dermstore/BeautyFix 

Deborah Lippmann  50% off select products, free shipping with free account sign up

Dose of Colors  50% off Black Friday sets, 40% off site wide 11/23 12am PST — 11/26 11:59pm PST

Dr Brandt 

Essence 

Estée Lauder   25% off purchase with code BLACK18

elf Cosmetics 

Fenty Beauty

First Aid Beauty

Gerard Cosmetics

  • 11/23/18: 51% off sitewide Black Friday Sale + free US shipping on $35+ or free international shipping on $100+

Giorgio Armani Beauty

  • 11/19-11/28/18: 20% off sitewide + free shipping on $75 + with code ARMANI20
  • 11/19-11/28/18:  Free full-sized lipstick with $125+, free makeup palette with $200+

GLAMGLOW  30% off everything plus get a free Powdermud when you spend $79+

Hourglass Cosmetics 

Huda Beauty

  • 50% off lips & lashes
  • 40% off highlighter palettes
  • 30% off eyeshadow palettes excluding New Nude
  • 20% off complexion products

JC Penney

Josie Maran   25% off plus free shipping. Use code 25OFF.

June Jacobs  25% off plus free shipping, free gift set with $100 purchase

Juvias Place 45% off sitewide

Kat Von D 

  • 11/22 – 11/24: Black Friday Gift with Purchase: Get a free makeup bag, mini Tattoo Liner in “Trooper Black” and your choice of a FULL SIZE Everlasting Lipstick with $75 purchase.
  • No promo code necessary
  • Open to U.S. and international clients
  • 11/24 – 11/26: 20% Off Sitewide!
  • No promo code necessary
  • No exclusions
  • Open to U.S. and international clients
  • 11/25 – 11/26: Cyber Monday Gift with Purchase: Get a free makeup bag, compact mirror, mini Tattoo Liner in “Trooper Black”, mini Ink Liner in “Trooper Black” and mini Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Lolita” with $50 purchase.
  • No promo code necessary
  • Open to U.S. and international clients
  • 11/27: Giving Tuesday Gift with Purchase: Get your choice of free FULL SIZE Everlasting Lip Liner with the purchase of any Farm Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipstick or Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Project Chimps.”
  • No promo code necessary
  • Open to U.S. and international clients

Kate Somerville 25% off with code CYBER25 plus free full size Dermalquench with $150 purchase

Kohl’s 

Lancome  20% off plus free shipping with code FRIENDS

Laura Geller   35% off site wide code SALE35

Lime Crime 25% off plus free shipping

Lipstick Queen $10 off $40 free shipping

Loccitane Sets, Doorbusters and free gifts

Look Fantastic

LORAC 

Laura Mercier 

  • Receive Deluxe Sample Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara and a Full Size Baked Eye Colour Black Karat with ANY $75+ purchase until 11/25 or while supplies last.
  • Use code SMOKEY at checkout

LXMI 40% OFF + FREE SHIPPING (U.S. only) on orders of $40 or more.

Macy’s

MAC Cosmetics

25% off plus free shipping

Offer starts at on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 26, 2018. M·A·C Select members receive 25% off your purchase at maccosmetics.com and in MAC free-standing stores. To receive the offer on maccosmetics.com, customers must be logged into a valid MAC Select online account. Discount automatically applied in checkout. No code needed. Only one offer per order. Offer available to U.S. residents only. Quantities are limited and offer is subject to availability, while supplies last. Offer not valid in department store locations or websites or partner stores or websites. Offer may not be used in combination with any other offer or discount. Pro members and Estee Lauder Company employees are excluded. Offer not applicable to and applicable purchase amount does not include the purchase of eGift Cards; Gift Cards; Makeup Services; sales tax; shipping and handling; items noted as not eligible; items that are not in stock at the time of purchase; pending purchases or purchases made prior to the start of the offer or after the offer ends; select products including but not limited to VIVA GLAM; limited life collections; kits sold at a value; Custom Palette; select professional products; Goodbyes; select special deco-packaged products; select Patrick Starrr products, Mini Mac, kits sold at a value, lip duos, giftwrap, gift cards. Offer applies to authorized purchases only. Only authorized orders will be processed and shipped. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion at any time. Free items are not eligible for returns or exchanges. Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Mally Beauty 

Muse Beauty Pro  20% off site wide thru 11/29

Make Up For Ever 

Milani Cosmetics 30% off site wide, free gift with $45 purchase

Morphe Brushes

Marc Jacobs Beauty  Early Access to Leopard Frost Collection, plus free 3 pc gift plus bag with $75 purchase.

Nars  20% off your purchase with code TAKE20 thru 11/27

Natasha Denona 20-50% off select products

Neiman Marcus  $50 off $200 includes beauty. Use code THANKFUL.

NYX Cosmetics 

Nordstrom

  • 11/21-11/26/18: Up to 60% off select items + free shipping or free in-store pickup.
  • 11/23-12/24/18: Personal 10 Points Day for Nordy Club Rewards Members

The Ouai 

Ofra Cosmetics  11/18–50% off highlighters, 11/19–Skincare for $5, $10, $15, 11/20 BOGO free lipsticks, 11/21–Free Makeup Fixer spray with $10+ order, 11/22–Get a $10 gift card with $30+ purchase, 11/23–40% off entire site, 11/24–50% off entire winter heatwave collection, 11/25–50% off all signature palettes, 11/26 40% off entire site

Original Beauty Box 

Origins 

Ole Henriksen  20% Off Site Wide + Free Shipping! 11/23 – 11/26, FREE 5-Piece Gift with $75 Purchase! Use code CYBER1. 11/23 – 11/24

Pat McGrath Labs

Perricone MD  40% off select products with code BLACKFRIDAY18

Physician’s Formula  BOGO 50% Off With Code: BOGO50 + Free Gift On All Orders $30+

Quay Australia

  • 11/20-11/25/18: B1G1 free sitewide with code BOGO

QVC  Beauty Deals

Clarisonic Mia 2 with Tatcha Cleanser $89 (regularly from $133.50)

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette $14.50 (regularly from $29)

Sigma  30% off plus free shipping

Skinstore

  • 11/19-11/30/18: 40% off products at this link with code EARLY40
  • 11/19-11/22/18: 25% off tools & devices (including free FOREO Luna Play w/ purchase of Foreo Luna Mini 1) with code DEVICES

Smashbox 

Smith & Cult 

Stila Cosmetics   *Use Code 30BFSALE at checkout for 30% Off and Free Shipping.

Strivectin 30% off site wide. Use code BF30. Thru 11/27.

Sol de Janeiro 25% off plus free sample of new product with $75 purchase (excludes exclusives) thru 11/26

Space NK USA

  • PROMOTION: BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF
  • The promotion is valid from 00.00am PST November 21, 2018 through 11.59pm PST November 26, 2018. Offer subject to availability. Buy two items and get the cheapest half price. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Automatically applied to orders on the Shopping Bag page. Applies to selected full-price lines only, for a full list of excluded items please click here. Excludes shipping charges. This offer is only available at spacenk.com when shopping on the US site in $, and in Space NK stores located in the US. Delivery to US addresses only.

T3 Micro 25% off site wide

Target

  • 11/22-11/24/18: BOGO 50% off all cosmetic, beauty, and personal care gift sets

Tarte

•11/21-11/22/18: 25% off sitewide with code VIP25

•11/23/18: 30% off sitewide with code FRIDAY30

•11/24-11/25/18: 25% off sitewide with code WEEKEND

Tatcha Reveal your offer. Your promo code will be emailed to you.
Play daily until 11/25 for a chance at additional gifts and offers.

Tocca Use promo code HOLIDAY35 during checkout to get 35% off your order. Free ground shipping on all U.S. orders over $75.

Too Faced

  • OFFER 1:
  • Offer: 30% off site wide + Free Shipping!
  • Promo Code: PINK30
  • Valid: 11/20/18 @ 11:45 pm PST – 11/24/18 @ 11:45 pm PST
  • Disclaimer: Excludes Sale items, Clover Collection, and Gift Wrap
  • OFFER 2:
  • Offer: Introducing the NEW Life’s a Peach Kit!
  • Valid: 11/22/18 @ 5 pm PST
  • Disclaimer: Includes Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette, Better Than Sex Mascara, & Shadow Insurance for $49 ($93 value).
  • OFFER 3:
  • Offer: 2 FREE Full Size Surprises with any purchase!
  • Valid: 11/22/18 @ 11:45 pm PST – 11/23/18 @ 11:45 pm PST
  • Disclaimer: No code needed. Excludes Gift Wrap.

The balm  Offers:

  1. Receive 50% off of the regular price of any product. Discount already reflected on website. Offer valid from 11/23/18 6:00am PST – 11/26/18 11:59pm PST.
  2. One Free Batter Up Eyeshadow Stick with all orders over $30.00 USD. Order total must be $30.00 USD or over before taxes and shipping fees. One free Batter Up Eyeshadow Stick shade will automatically apply once purchase requirements are met, no shade substitutions allowed. Offer valid from 11/23/18 6:00am PST – 11/26/18 11:59pm PST.
  3. Buy one (1) Design Your Palette, receive one (1) Design Your Palette for free. Consumer may purchase up to five (5) Design Your Palette(s) in their single order to receive up to five (5) Design Your Palette(s) free.Discount applies to the lowest priced Design Your Palette item(s) on the order. Offer valid from 11/24/18, between 10:00am – 10:59am PST.
  4. Buy one (1) foundation product, receive one (1) Blend a Hand foundation brush free. Consumer may purchase up to one (1) foundation product in their single order to received up to one (1) Blend a Hand foundation brush. Foundation products include Even Steven Whipped Foundation and BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer only. All other products are excluded. Offer valid on 11/24/18, between 7:00pm –7:59pm PST only.
  5. Buy two (2) lip products, receive two (2) lip products free. Consumer may purchase up to two (2) lip products in their single order to receive up to two (2) free lip products. Discount applies to the lowest priced lip items on the order. Kits and palettes that include lip products are excluded from this offer. Offer valid on 11/25/18, between 4:00am – 4:59am PST only.
  6. Buy one (1) blush product, receive one (1) Powder to the People brush free. Consumer may purchase up to one (1) blush product in their single order to received up to one (1) Powder to the People brush. Blush products include Balm Desert, Balm Springs, Balm Beach, Hot Mama, Cabana Boy, Frat Boy and Down Boy only. All other products are excluded. Offer valid on 11/25/18, between 7:00pm –7:59pm PST.

Urban Outfitters 

• 11/19-11/21/18 UO Rewards Members save 20% sitewide

• 11/21-11/23/18: BOGO 50% off sitewide

• 11/24/18: Extra 30% off all sale items

Urban Decay  Cyber Week, 10 Days, 10 Deals

  • 11/21 — 25% off plus spend $50 get a free stash bag with deluxe samples (excludes new, sale, value sets & vaults

Victoria’s Secret 

  • 11/13-11/22/18 6am EST: B3G3 free on Panties* with code B3G3
  • 11/19-11/21/18 9:50pm EST: Free Slippers with PJ set purchase with code PJBONUS
  • 11/20-11/26/18: BOGO free Accessories or Beauty Gifting Bundles* with code B1G1BEAUTY
  • 11/21 5pm EST-11/23/18: BOGO free all Sleepwear* with code FREESLEEP
  • 11/21-11/25/18: $50 off $250 with code SAVE50VS, free shipping on $50+ with code SHIP50

YSL Beauty   20% off $50+ for members, 15% off for non-members, use code HOLIDAY

Wet N Wild Beauty 

  • •11/19-11/22/18 30% off sitewide with exclusive code MAGICLINKSPF30 + free ship on $35+
  • •11/22-11/25/18: 40% off sitewide + free ship on $35+

Zoya  70% off ALL Holiday Gifts Sets. Use code GIFT.  Shipping Fees apply. No Limit. End Saturday 11/24 at 11:59 pm EST.

So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post. If you know of any sales that Nikki and I have not mentioned, please comment and let us know.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products* featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored. (*Ofra products were gifted by the brand.)

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Sephora

Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event 2018 Recommendations

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The Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event 2018 starts tomorrow August 24, 2018 for Rouge members. See the end of the post for more info on the event.

Here’s some tips for shopping the sale:

  • I would focus on items that are exclusive to Sephora because, let’s be honest, we can get better discounts or rewards purchasing some brands from other retailers or from the brand’s own website. Those brands include: Kat Von D, Bite Beauty, Drunk Elephant, Fenty Beauty, Sephora Favorites, Sephora Collection, Hourglass Cosmetics, Fresh Beauty, etc. Also look for brands that are usually excluded from other retailers offers.
  • Check upcoming sales to see if any of the products you want to purchase will be on sale soon at another retailer.  Check out my ULTA 21 Days of Beauty post to see what will be included in their 50% off offers.
  • Since you can only use the code this year ONE TIME online, look for online exclusives or VIB/Rouge exclusives to purchase online.  Those can be found here. Plan to make the rest of your purchases in store where the discount can be used as many times as you’d like.
  • Apply the discount to items already on sale to maximize your discount.  Complete list of sale items found here.
  • Look for value sets such as the Sephora Favorites which offer a large value of items for a smaller price. Adding the discount on top just makes the sets better.

Personal Recommendations

These are the products I have used from Drunk Elephant. I think these are worth the money and highly recommend them.  For reference, I have sensitive, acne prone, combination skin. Using these products, my skin felt healthy and nourished without breakouts or irritation (note: you can only purchase 3 Drunk Elephant products per transaction).

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream $68

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream $60

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum $52

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil $40-$72

 

I’ve recently fallen in love with the Fresh Black Tea line and rediscovered my love for their cleanser.  After I use up all my cleansers (how many years will that take??) I plan to only purchase the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser $15-$42. My skin is happy and calm using this. Using the Black Tea products, I notice visible improvement in my skin after using them. And they are now available in minis!

Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask $35-$92

Fresh Black Tea Instant Hydrating Face Mask $35-$92

Fresh Age-Delay Beauty Must-Haves $28

 

I haven’t tried much from Fenty Beauty. The foundation doesn’t work for me, but I have discovered that I love the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters! I have Hu$tla Baby from the Bomb Baby set. I’ve put quite a dent in it this summer. I love the color of the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in the shade Freckle Fiesta.  It’s the perfect fall orange.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick $18

Fenty Beauty Two Lil Mattemoiselles $19

Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face set $23

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter $34 (I’d go for the duos to get more shades for your money)

I have a palette that has an ambient lighting powder, blush and bronzer in it that I purchase from a past Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I’ve been using it all summer and I’ve barely made a dent in it! These powders are beautiful, look natural on the skin, not makeup-y and are a great investment because they are lasting me a long time.  I would repurchase these in the future.  The full size products are a better value, but I am not anti mini size. Some times you don’t want to invest the money into a full size you won’t use up and minis are perfect for that.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder $22-$46

Hourglass Lighting Blush Collection $24-$38

Hourglass Lighting Bronzer $24-$50

Sephora Collection has some great underrated products.  I love the variety of shades and formulas offered in the Lipstories Collection and check out the price! These remind me of the NARS lipsticks which are more than 3 times the prices.  The foot mask has become an essential for me. Tip: the foot mask works much better if you have use a foot peel, then use the mask to maintain results.

Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick $8.00

Sephora Collection Foot Mask $5.00

One last recommendation:

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I was quite surprised at how much I ended up liking the Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow palettes, $27. I had purchased the original Rose Gold palette and returned it because I found it to be of poor quality. It didn’t last until lunch time on my eyes! I took a chance and purchased both the Smoky and the Coral and I love them.  I think the price is reasonable for 9 shades and I like the compact size.

So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

FAQ’s on the sale from Sephora’s announcement:

“What is the Beauty Insider Appreciation Event?

This is a special event to celebrate our Beauty Insiders and the recent changes to the Beauty Insider program. This promo is a great excuse to splurge, restock favorites, and start stocking up on fall newness.

What’s the offer?

Rouge gets 20% off, VIB gets 15% off and Insiders save 10%. Plus, Rouge (we see you!) gets to shop early before VIB and Insider.

What if I like to order online?

That’s cool. You can redeem the offer on both US and CA sites. Please note that online orders are one time use however you are welcome to shop as frequently as you’d like in-store.

Can I redeem the offer more than once?

Online you may redeem the offer one time but if you forget something the first time around, don’t even stress. The offer can be used as many times as you want in-store.

What’s my code to shop?

You can shop one time online with your code below based on your tier:

Rouge: YESROUGE

VIB: YESVIB

Insider: YESINSIDER

You can also bring your barcode into store to use as many times as you want. Check your email to get your store barcode!

Dates, please?

Rouge: Fri 8/24 – Mon 9/3

VIB and Insider: Thurs 8/30 – Mon 9/3

Wait, why are the dates split?

As a benefit of our top tier of membership, Rouge gets to shop the event early.

Is this offer available in Canada?

Yes! Some Canada stores may be closed on Mon 9/3 for Labor Day so be sure to call your store for holiday hours and closures.

What about Sephora inside JCPenney?

The offer is valid in Sephora inside JCPenney stores however, the offer is not valid on jcp.com.

Are there any exclusions?

In one word, yes. In lots of words: The offer cannot be applied to previous purchases, gift cards, Flash shipping or PLAY! by Sephora subscriptions, or combined with any other promotional offers. Not valid on purchases of Dyson, customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service. Clients are limited to three Drunk Elephant-branded items per transaction and three Tatcha-branded items per transaction. Merchandise quantities may be limited, see store for details.”

Sephora, Sephora Inside JCP, Swatches

NEW Sephora Favorites Good as NUDE Lip Sampler Review and Swatches

Today at Sephora inside J.C. Penney I purchased this new Sephora Favorites Good As Nude Lip Sampler set for $28.

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The set contains 1 full size product and 5 deluxe sized samples.

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The full size product is the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in the shade Wifey which is described as a delicate pinkish nude. This product by itself is $20 at Sephora.

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Next up is the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in the shade Whip which is described as a blushed beige.  The size is 0.07 oz which has a value of $6.72. This shade was included in the holiday lip set which is still available for $15.

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Next up is the Nars Lipstick in the shade Orgasm which is described as a peachy pink with shimmer.  The size is 0.05 oz which has a value of $11.67.

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Next up is the Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in the shade Exposed which is described as a rosy nude.  The size is 0.034 fl oz which has a value of $3.40.

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Next up is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in the shade Sugar Sugar which is described as a peachy-pink nude with gold shimmer.  The size is 0.05 fl oz which has a value of $8.75.

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And finally the BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in the shade Bo$$ which is described as a dirty pink beige. The size is 0.06 fl oz which has a value of $10.

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Here’s the swatches:

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Unfortunately it was a rainy day here in Ohio and I was unable to use natural light for these swatches which is what I prefer.  It appears to me that these swatches are coming off just slightly more brown/yellow than they appear in real life.

The box claims this is a $72 value but I’m only calculating $60.54. I’m wondering if these samples are available elsewhere for a higher price and that is how they are calculating a higher value.  I searched the site and used the prices of the full size products to calculate values if minis were not available.  I still think its a good value for the contents and most of us know how often we use up lip products (rarely). I only had 2 shades of the items included (the Marc Jacobs and BareMinerals) so this was an easy choice for me to go for the set.  And who could pass up the cute glittery lip shaped box.

This set is only available in stores at J.C. Penney and is not available online or in Sephora stores.  There is a similar set available online which contains the same Tarte and Nars shades.

So what do you think of this set?  Is it on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

 

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.