It's a real bummer that most all department stores have cut the beauty counters out of their friends and family promotions. Not all hope is lost if you're looking to save a bit on cosmetics. Starting Thursday. Sephora will give customers 20% off beauty products plus exclusive gifts. Just type the word GIFT when checking out online.
The promotion will begin Thursday, November 6 and run through Monday, November 10. The discount is available in stores and online at Sephora.com. VIB and Rouge members can begin shopping early using the codes GIFTVIB and GIFTROUGE, respectively.
If you haven't been keeping up with what's hot in beauty, you might want to point your attention to a few key trends. One hot trend is metallic eye shadow and the YSL shadow palette is a big winner. Red and berry eye shadows are hard to wear and not look bruised but it was all over the runway. Try experimenting with an Eurydice from Nars in electric aubergine/ graphite. If all else fails, you can always nourish your beauty impulse with a new lipgloss. Eye liner is big: Jet wings, cat eyes, and tri-lines are taking the spotlight. Marc Jacobs has a great five-piece eye kit that includes everything you need to draw the perfect line.