I’ve decided not to write a general article for Sephora favorites sets in 2018. Any sets I purchase will get a dedicated article, including my purchase recommendation or advice to pass on it. Just view other Sephora Favorites articles, or use the search bar to see if I’ve reviewed the set you’re looking for. Though I did purchase a few sets in 2017, I did not blog much. Thus, I did not review any that were no longer available when I resumed. All of my 2015 and 2016 sets have reviews.
I track all Sephora offers. No one curates sets like Sephora. The Sephora Favorites sets always occupy at least three of my top five sets for the year, and I purchase a lot of sets from different retailers. This article will cover all Sephora Favorites sets for 2017 (other than the perfume and cologne sets). Those sets usually include a scent-certificate to redeem a freebie for the sample you liked most from the set, so it is a wonderful purchase for perfume or cologne lovers. There are a lot of great kits that exclusive to Sephora in JC Penney as well. As I rarely visit a SiJCP, I do not track its sets. They’re worth checking out if you shop there. If I ever happen upon a set from a SiJCP that I like enough to buy, I will write a separate article on it. At times, the SiJCP kits are smaller versions of one sold in Sephora. Other times, there are unique kits that are not available at Sephora at all.
How do I offer tips for getting the best deal at Sephora when it only hosts two real sales a year? Sephora is DisneyWorld for makeup lovers. As someone who probably loves Disney more than makeup, I do not say that lightly. Although I love a lot of beauty and makeup stores, I experience pure joy when visiting Sephora. My son calls it my store. He’s not wrong, because I love shopping there. Deal stacking at Sephora is not always possible, but there are times when it is. There are always new things to learn, so I will edit this if I discover something new. I’ve seen guides to getting the best deal at Sephora before, but they’re not usually comprehensive and miss many important tips. Details scare some people. If you’re scared of detail, click that little X and back out now. Do not say I did not warn you!
I have a really hard time passing on a Sephora favorites. When Give Me Some Nude Lip launched, I thought I would pass. Nudes are not really my thing. When I wear lip color, I generally want them bold. My bolder eye looks do pair better with nudes, so I keep some on hand. Lippies are a serious weakness. This is my third mini set. Although I missed the 2015 set, I did partake in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 and 2015, I also purchased the Give Me More Lip sets (which are a lot larger). You could quickly build your lip collection just by investing in these kits. This set has gone in and out of stock online. If it is out of stock again when you check, call your local stores to see if they have any. They can hold it for 24 hours if they do.
This was an open-door Rouge Event. Private, closed-door Rouge Events were canceled after the Points Promotion in August 2015, but they returned in June 2016 to launch new items from the Fall. The last VIB Rouge event took place 09/10/16.
Sephora has another VIB Rouge exclusive event. Some have reported that their store opened the event to non-Rouge members, but my store verified membership before I could partake. Like the earlier Face Mask Friday, Lip Boldly is also on Friday (January 29th). Hey, that’s today. I decided to write about the event after attending to see if it is worth your while. No appointments are necessary, so you can just head on over if this appeals to you. Events can vary from store to store, so there is no guarantee yours will be like mine. My store, Sephora Summerlin, usually does the bare minimum when it comes to events, so there is a good chance this event is better at other stores. The Face Mask Friday event launched for the first time a month before the annual November VIB event got canceled, so I hope this event does not mean we are not getting an event to kick off Chic week at the beginning of April (especially since this was not an exclusive event). It did not go over well when Sephora canceled the Fall event, so I look forward to seeing how they handle the spring sale. Continue reading →