I’ve been blogging Sephora Catalogs since my earliest days as a blogger. I kinda sorta love the idea that I have them all archived deep in my site so people can search them out, find them, and hopefully enjoy a look back at what Sephora was like a year ago or several years ago.
This year Sephora sent out two Holiday Catalogs, one for VIBers and one for BIs. The only difference between the two is one has a mirror finish and mirrored pages and the other does not. Basically, the VIB version is a little more fancier but the content is all the same.
It’s hard to say if you want to consider this a Holiday Catalog or a Winter one. Unlike years past this catalog isn’t themed…much of it revolves around products you can find in any brand’s general catalog. A few pages are dedicated to Holiday palettes but much of the items featured are a repromote of existing collections, palettes, or products. As a beauty junkie this definitely feels a little boring as we all know, own, and use most of the products featured. As someone new to beauty you might be enchanted and find some new products to love but as an experienced beauty collector and/or user you’ll kinda shrug your shoulders and meh your way through the pages.
The catalog does come across very luxurious and has some nice weight behind it thanks to the way it was bound. It resembles a catalog you’d get from Nordstrom or Neimans versus the floppy paged themed catalogs of yesteryear this definitely takes a more upscale route.
The looks they created between the pages are very sophisticated. They typically do a ton of shimmer and sparkle for the Holidays in their past catalogs but this year they concentrated on more classical, wearable looks like a smoky eye or a winged eye look with very minimal, natural cheeks and lips.
Hopefully by now you got your catalog in the mail.
What are your thoughts on it?
I admit I kinda miss their fun “themed” holiday catalogs but this is lovely none the less just wish they focused more on the Holiday LE products but I guess it’s nice that it features an overall abundance of beauty both new and old.
Enjoy some past catalog looks:
Sephora Holiday 2011 Catalog
Sephora Holiday 2010 Catalog
Sephora Spring 2011 Catalog
Sephora Summer 2011 Catalog
Sephora Holiday 2009 Catalog
Sephora Fall 2009 Catalog
Sephora Summer 2008 Catalog