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#Post 1 of 14 OFFLINE   Smartparts120

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Hey Everyone, I've been reviewing all the great questions, advice and knowledge that everyone has and I thought it may be good to offer my expertise in the of skincare and everything related to Sephora. I've worked for Sephora and Sephora.com for almost 10 years and counting. I know the skinny on a lot of products, rules, BI/VIB program, loop holes, etc. I've also worked in some of the best spas in San Francisco & NYC so ask away :)



#Post 2 of 14 OFFLINE   Mommof2Teens

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:36 PM



#Post 3 of 14 OFFLINE   onthecontrary

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Do you get an email and 10% discount when you re-up your VIB status? This will be my second time, if that makes a difference. 



#Post 4 of 14 OFFLINE   Smartparts120

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Yes you will and should!!!! If you obtain that while in a Sephora store they should, if available, give you our new VIB gift sets. These are AWESOME btw and come with tons of cool stuff. You get the 10% off coupon, new VIB platinum card, VIB keepsake mirror, free 45 min beauty makeup application and a free shipping coupon for Sephora.com. So yeah that's what they'll give you in store if you qualify while in store. If you qualify online then you should receive the email but not all the other goodies. Anyways, hope this helps :)



#Post 5 of 14 OFFLINE   Kyuu

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:11 AM

Just an FYI, in case you weren't aware, MuT has this rule:

 

 

  1. Promoting or soliciting websites and/or products in which you profit from (including but not limited to Mary Kay, Avon, Mark, Artistry or any other similar company) is not allowed unless you are a current advertiser with Makeup Talk.

 

Technically, you're probably in a grey area since there are quite a few other Sephora/Ulta employees here, but right now you're promoting yourself as a rep for a company you profit from even though you technically aren't getting anything from doing this and most of us would buy from Sephora anyway. I'd probably ask a mod, if I were to be safe.

 

Also you posted this topic in the wrong place.



#Post 6 of 14 OFFLINE   Smartparts120

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Well being that I am a Certified Esthetician I have the ability and right to give my credentials and since I work for Sephora all I'm doing is clarifying specfic rules and regulations and answering people's questions. I'm not gaining anything by offering my advice nor luring people to shop only at Sephora. I freelance for several other companies and I'm not partial to any of them. ALSO, I already got a green light from Makeuptalk.com as my posts are being published!!! But thanks for your concern, lol :)



#Post 7 of 14 OFFLINE   Smartparts120

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

PS. I choose to post here because this is where most people's questions were so it's really preference as to where someone chooses to post and I choose to post here!!! Also, that rule you mentioned is one to be interpreted as members on this site including yourself have the ability to post their OWN BLOGS which many people profit from so just an FYI it's all left up to interpretation :) Thanks again for your concern.



#Post 8 of 14 OFFLINE   imelysa

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

I'm actually curious to hear about the sephora brand makeup. I've heard it's the same company who owns Louis Vuitton. Is it high quality make up just like all the name brands but labeled as sephora to target a more affordable market? I'm curious to know for more informational purposes :)

#Post 9 of 14 OFFLINE   tgooberbutt

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

Originally Posted by imelysa View Post

I'm actually curious to hear about the sephora brand makeup. I've heard it's the same company who owns Louis Vuitton. Is it high quality make up just like all the name brands but labeled as sephora to target a more affordable market?
I'm curious to know for more informational purposes

 

Sephora's owned by LVMH - Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. LVMH conglomerates high-end, luxury brands across fashion, alcohol, beauty and retail, and bought Sephora in the 90's. If you got to LVMH's site at:

 

http://www.lvmh.com/the-group/lvmh-companies-and-brands

 

you can see a fancy list of their brands...which include a lot of the brands that you see inside Sephora....

 

I would curious to see if the Sephora in-store brand includes proprietary brand versions of the luxury brands...but I doubt it does.


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#Post 10 of 14 OFFLINE   OiiO

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

I'm glad to hear that about fresh Lotus eye gel because I actually just bought it at Sephora a couple weeks ago as a present for my mom and the girl at the counter told me it was their most praised eye cream :)



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

Are the ItKits put out annually around the holidays? I'm new to Sephora this year, and absolutely loved mine. I ended up with three...

 

Also, I only get to an area with a Sephora store about once a year. I have a terrible time figuring out what shade of foundation to buy. So often here I've reads posts saying the reader is a certain foundation shade, MAC seems to be the most commonly used. If I come to a Sephora store with a bare face, is my foundation shade something a sales associate can tell me?



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Originally Posted by ramble View Post

Are the ItKits put out annually around the holidays? I'm new to Sephora this year, and absolutely loved mine. I ended up with three...

 

Also, I only get to an area with a Sephora store about once a year. I have a terrible time figuring out what shade of foundation to buy. So often here I've reads posts saying the reader is a certain foundation shade, MAC seems to be the most commonly used. If I come to a Sephora store with a bare face, is my foundation shade something a sales associate can tell me?


The itkits were promotional offers for this year, Sephora usually does different offers every year. I remember last year, there were four gift sets to choose from & they were inside satchels called the Prep Kits. The year before that, there was two different promotions at separate times, which was the Getaway Kit and the other was a free clutch w/ samples.



#Post 13 of 14 OFFLINE   ramble

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

Thanks, xlisaa!



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

Originally Posted by ramble View Post

Are the ItKits put out annually around the holidays? I'm new to Sephora this year, and absolutely loved mine. I ended up with three...

 

Also, I only get to an area with a Sephora store about once a year. I have a terrible time figuring out what shade of foundation to buy. So often here I've reads posts saying the reader is a certain foundation shade, MAC seems to be the most commonly used. If I come to a Sephora store with a bare face, is my foundation shade something a sales associate can tell me?

 

Any makeup counter that offers foundation should be able to match you. Sephora is a great place because they offer so many different brands. Or if you know what shade you are in a certain brand, you can always go in and ask the associate for something similar and try a sample or take one home to trial.