This Week’s Sales for September 26th, 2016

Lancome Luxury Products (Loreal USA)

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • Algenist30% off sitewide with code FF30, ends 9/29.
  • bareMinerals UKGet on the beauty list and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase, ends 1/26.
  • Beauty.com25% off sitewide, stacks with 18% off $88+ orders through this link, ends 9/30.
  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
  • Bergdorf GoodmanFree Shipping and Returns, every day, ends 10/01.
  • BH CosmeticsGet 10% off the Neutral Eyes Palette with code NEUEYES, ends 9/28.
  • BiothermEnjoy 25% OFF any 3 products or 35% OFF any 5 products with code PLUMP, ends 9/30.
  • BirchboxJoin Birchbox's email list and get 10% off your first purchase of $35+, ends 11/17.
  • Black Opal$10 off $40+ orders with code YES, ends 9/29.
  • Bobbi BrownPick Your Skincare Set + Free Shipping with your $75 order, ends 10/02. Enjoy 15% off your first purchase using code WELCOME15, ends 11/06.
  • Bumble and BumbleFree travel-size Thickening essential with your full-size purchase, ends 9/26.
  • City Color10% off with code TEMPTALIA, ends 12/31.
  • ClarisonicBuy any 2 devices and save 10% with code PAIRS, ends 1/01. Enjoy 10% off your next purchase when you sign up for email with Clarisonic, ends 1/01.
  • CliniqueReceive a Free 3-piece Bold & Bright Kit with any $45 purchase with code BOLD, ends 9/28. Try Clinique's New Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer Free with any $30 purchase with code EVEN, ends 9/28.
  • DermStore20% off all devices with code TECH, ends 10/02.
  • Drugstore.com20% off your first order through this link, ends 8/31.
  • Estee LauderChoose your free Skincare, Makeup, & more in deluxe travel sizes with a $45 purchase, ends 10/09.
  • Giorgio Armani BeautySign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • GlossierFREE TOTE BAG with purchase of Phase 1 Set, ends 1/12.
  • HSN$10 Off your next purchase of $50 or more with code 163965, ends 9/30.
  • Jo MaloneReceive Complimentary Standard Delivery and an exclusive sample offer of the English Pear & Freesia Cologne with code MELLOW, ends 10/03.
  • Kiehl's (Canada)Enjoy 20% OFF 3 Best-Selling products: Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner & Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado with code TOP3, ends 9/28.
  • La MerEnjoy $10 off your $50+ purchase, $15 off your $75+ purchase, $20 off your $100+ purchase, or $30 OFF your purchase of $150 or more with code SHOPSAVE, ends 9/27.
  • LancomeChoose one free L'Absolu Rouge lipstick with any purchase of $30 or more with code KISSANDTELL, ends 9/30.
  • Laura Geller50% off Get Gilded Palette. Reg. $42, Today Only $21, ends 9/26.
  • Laura MercierReceive samples of Face Polish and our holy grail Translucent Loose Setting Powder with $35 purchase with code 2MINIS, ends 9/30.
  • Marcelle10% off your 1st Korean cosmetics purchase with code 101SMILES, one time use only, ends 12/31.
  • Neiman MarcusEnjoy $50 off $200 or $100 off $400 with your qualifying Shoe or Handbag purchase , ends 10/03.
  • NordstromChoose from 80+ FREE Gifts with Beauty Purchase–up to $185 Value, ends 9/30.
  • OriginsFree 5-piece gift set with any $55 purchase with code FALL, ends 9/29.
  • Paula's Choice (Aus)$10 Off $75, $15 off $100, or $20 Off $125+ with code INDULGE16AU, ends 9/30. Free Travel Size Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream with your $100 purchase + Free Shipping on All Orders with code BRIGHTEYESAU, ends 10/11.
  • Paula's Choice (UK)15% Off Facial Exfoliants + Free Serum on orders £45+, ends 9/30.
  • REN10% off your first order, starts 10/31 and ends 12/31.
  • Saks
    • Receive up to $200 OFF your $400+ purchase* when you shop Women's or Men's Shoes and Bags with code BAGNSHOE, ends 9/29.
    • Receive this sample-filled tote bag with your $150 Beauty or Fragrance purchase with code TOTEBAG, ends 10/01.
    • Receive a sample-filled Signature Pouch* with any $125 NARS purchase. Includes Mini Laguna Bronzing Powder, Mini Lip Gloss in Chelsea Girls, Mini Multiple in Orgasm and Luminous Moisture Cream sample packette with code NARS82, ends 10/02.
  • Sephora
    • Receive a FREE ClarinsDouble Serum 7-day sampler as part of our August Skin Care Challenge with any $25 purchase with code AGEDEFYING, ends 9/28.
    • Choose 1 of 4 Eye mini deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code EYELOVEIT, ends 9/30.
    • A trio of mini Caudalie bestsellers with $35+ purchase with code VIBVINO (VIB/VIB Rouges only), ends 9/30.
    • Choose 1 of 3 The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder Skin Glowing Balm Makeup with Pink Peony deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code PEONYPOWER, while supplies last, ends 10/06.
    • Receive a Benefit Cosmetics Ready, Set, Brow! 24-Hour Setting Gel deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code TAKEABROW, ends 10/07.
    • Receive a FREE Drybar Deluxe Sample with any $35 purchase with code VIBDRYBAR, while supplies last or, ends 10/09.
    • Receive a FREE Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Brownie deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code BROWNIE, while supplies last, ends 10/09.
    • REceive a Dior Rouge Cream Lipstick in 999 with any $25 purchase with code RUNWAYRED, while supplies last, ends 10/11.
    • Choose a Fragrance deluxe sample bag with any $25 purchase with code INTHEAIR, ends 10/19.
    • Receive a Dior Dreamskin deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code SODREAMY, ends 10/19.
    • Choose 1 of 2 Scouted by Sephora deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code CURATED, ends 10/19.
    • Choose 2 Scouted by Sephora deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code VIBVINO (for VIB/VIB Rouge only), ends 10/19.
    • Receive a FREE Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Gel-to-Oil Overnight Repair mini with any $25 purchase with code GEL2OIL, ends 10/26.
    • New sale items, like UD Spectrum for $29, Smashbox Double Exposure for $29, select Sephora Contour Eye Pencils (and lots more), ends 7/30.
  • Sephora (Canada)Receive a First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads Sample Set, FREE with online purchase of $25 or more with code FABSKIN, ends 10/16.
  • ShiseidoComplimentary men’s skincare duo with purchase of 2 men’s skincare products plus, Free Shipping , ends 9/30.
  • shu uemuraReceive a FREE Travel Mirror Stand + FREE Shipping with orders $75+ with code PROMIRROR, ends 10/01.
  • Skinstore.com20% off sitewide with code BEAU20, ends 9/28.
  • SmashboxBuy any 2 Be Legendary Lipsticks, Get 1 Be Legendary Lipstick Free ($21 Value) with code SBXB2G1, ends 10/02.
  • Smashbox (UK)20% off when you spend £40 with code TREAT, ends 10/02.
  • TatchaReceive a complimentary Tatcha cosmetic pouch with your purchase of 3 travel-sized treasures, ends 3/31.
  • The Body Shop40% OFF Sitewide + Free Shipping with Any Purchase, ends 9/26. Buy 3 Get 3 or Buy 2 Get 1, ends 10/02.
  • Walgreens20% off regularly priced items sitewide with code CELEBRATE, ends 9/30.
  • YSL20% off $75+ orders with code INDULGEME, ends 9/26.
The product itself has to be high quality, and then it has to include mostly shades I’d use and enjoy using together. I know that I will not look for one palette and pick the one eyeshadow out of 20 in it to use with another set of eyeshadows, so being able to use the palette together (perhaps bringing in a brow bone shade, crease/transition shade, etc.) is part of what I like to see.
-- Christine

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Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Trio

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette ($69.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes three Shimmer Bricks, which are very shimmery powders. Each Shimmer Brick has five shades, so the color that you get can vary depending on where you concentrate your brush. All three shades have been released before, though only Bronze is part of the permanent range from what I could tell! It’s a powder highlight that features five colors, which are designed to be used together (though you can concentrate your brush in areas as well, or if you have an eye brush, you can use them individually) and applied to the face to highlight.

The three included in the palette all highlight the skin and add noticeable color on my light-medium complexion, so they be even more blush-like on fairer complexion and will likely show up on deeper skin tones with subtler tints. The texture of Gold and Bronze was smoother and more finely-milled with less overt sparkle, whereas Wild Rose was drier and seemed to have larger chunks of sparkle, which were more prone to emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. They were easy to apply, wore for about eight hours, and are well-worth a look for someone who likes a more intense, noticeable highlight. They’re the type of highlighter where a little can go a long way to adding luminosity, so they can definitely be too intense for some people’s preferences.

Gold is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones paired with a frosted, lightly metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that blended out easily on the skin. I did not find that it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, but it does have a strong sheen to its finish. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a softer, light-medium golden bronze shimmer. The pigmentation was rich, but the texture was soft and blendable, so it could easily be applied in sheerer layers or diffused for less intense coverage if desired–a little did go a long way, though, and I’d recommend using a lighter hand initially. On me, the powder lasted eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Candyman (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Do Not Disturb (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Palette (Holiday 2016) Bobbi to Glow
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Community Faves | September 18th through September 24th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! 🙂 Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. Bite Beauty Pepper

Pepper is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was rich and covered the lips with even, smooth color. Read full review.

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02. Bite Beauty Nori

Nori is a dark, reddish burgundy with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was glossiest of the four shades in this particular set. Read full review.

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03. MAC Dreaming of You

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep wine [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. Bite Beauty Pepper

Pepper is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was rich and covered the lips with even, smooth color. Read full review.

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02. Bite Beauty Nori

Nori is a dark, reddish burgundy with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was glossiest of the four shades in this particular set. Read full review.

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03. Clinique Pink Honey Pop

Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Coor Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) includes 10 blushes housed in a circular compact that opens and reveals five blushes on each side (there is no mirror as a result). Each pan is a decent size at 0.084 oz. a pop with a wide enough diameter that most blush brushes fit easily in them. The pans did not appear removable (I tried three pans with tweezers, and I didn’t feel any give). It would be a travel-friendly way to take so many blushes with you without taking up a lot of space.

The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. There’s a lot to like about Tarte’s formula, as it is softer (sometimes dusty), blendable, and fairly smooth with good pigmentation, but for me, I rarely get 12-hour wear–I do get between 8 and 10-hour wear, though. Overall, the quality was consistent with the full-sized Tarte blushes I’ve tried with only one shade having a firmer, stiffer texture. I think they could have varied the colors used in the palette a bit more, but at least there is some variety in undertones and finishes. If you have a few blush palettes from Tarte, you may find that there is a lot of overlap, even if shades are not exact dupes, as the brand is prone to repeating itself each holiday! I think this a wish list worthy option for someone who is a big fan of Tarte’s formula or needs to have an instant blush stash.

Crafty is a light peach with warm undertones and gold shimmer. This will work more as a highlighter than a blush for most skin tones, though it has a whiter base, so deeper skin tones may want to layer it over another cheek color. The texture was soft, blendable, and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture when applied. It wore well for eight and a half hours. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Goddess (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Concept is a muted, medium-dark rosy coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that was a bit thin and dusty, so it sheered out noticeably when applied to the cheeks. Luckily, it could be built up to greater intensity. This shade wore for nine hours before starting to fade on me. MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (P, $34.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Holiday 2016 Blush Palette Color Wheel
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Pre-order @ Saks

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection

As I was doing my morning stalking across retails for new products, I saw that Saks has all of the items from the Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection available for pre-order.  (Swatches are here.)  I don’t normally make multiple availability announcements, except when collections are selling out, which this one is (at least, some of the items).

Pre-Order at Saks