October 21, 2010

The Best Deals For Your Buck at Sephora’s Friend and Family Event 2010

Ahhh we wait for this day every year don’t we? 364 days we groan in agony at paying full price for everything at Sephora but for several days out of the year we get to over indulge our make up sweet tooth and shop till we drop without paying full price!

Yes, Sephora Friends and Family 2010 has started and you can get 20% off every single item, no exclusions, on Sephora’s website.

Thank you makeup gods above!

But, of course, the question remains what are the best deals to get?

Take a look below to see some of the best options that’ll get you the best bang for your buck.


Get in on the Gift Sets!
Be sure to grab up as many gift sets as you can because 1. they are already a great value and 2. they are a bigger value with 20% off your total purchase.

Let’s take a look at some of the break downs on sets you can save on.

  • Stila Lip Glaze Set

  • Tarte Good As Gold Lipgloss Collection

  • Lorac Tie Dye For Lip Gloss Collection

  • Urban Decay 24/7 JackPot Eyeliner Set

  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Really Good Lines

Monster Palette Mash!
Palettes, palettes, palettes! They are at their strongest during the Holiday Season and a great time to try something new, add to your collection, or just to get a heck of alot more makeup for a heck of alot less money. These palettes are already a great deal at their retail prices but with Sephora’s extra 20% off they are even a better deal! Have a look!

  • Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III

  • Tarte The Jewelry Box

  • Stila Travel Girl Palettes

  • Too Faced Glamourland Palette

  • Stila Color Wheel Palette

Expensive Skincare Products
If you’ve been lemming more expensive skincare products but couldn’t justify their high price tags now is a great time grab items you’ve wanted to try and enjoy that extra incentive of 20% off!

  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Set

Stock Up!
Got staple products that you use daily? Eye makeup remover? Moisturizer? Now is a good time to grab your staple products.

  • Lancome Bi-Facil Makeup Remover (My HG!)

Sale Items at a Discount!
Don’t forget to take advantage of items that are already on sale. These products are already discounted to a low, low, low price plus that extra 20% off tips them into the realms of awesome.

  • EDUN for Sephora Palette

  • Kat Von D Rock n Roll Eyeshadow Duos

The Sephora Friends and Family Event is ongoing now! So grab up the good stuff before it’s all gone and feel free to share which deals you think are the best.

Happy Shopping friends!

For full Sephora Friends and Family details see my original post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Erin

    Korres Vitamin E 10-Color Pencil Kit for 32.50!
    After discount 26.00!!!!
    That’s 2.60 per pencil :).

    • the Muse

      erin GREAT deal ;-D I think all the korres sets are awesome deals after the discount ;-D w0000t!

    • Wendy

      What the heck? It only posted part of my comment, lol… I said about the BOSIII being $43… so tempting and I have money! Darn you.

  • BuBu

    muse!!! if you were to choose three palettes to get…what would you get?
    -BOS III
    -Tarte Jewelry Box
    -Sephora BlockBuster
    -Lorac Box Office
    -Smashbox wish for the perfect palette
    -Ulta Blockbuster

    Im so undecisive!! UGHHH i wish i was a millionaire i would buy it all!
    out of these what would you choose? I love shimmer and glimmer..i hate matte…but im having trouble deciding!!! ugghh…or should i just save my money and use all my money on mac baked eyeshadows?

    • the Muse

      naa don’t use all your money on the mac shadows bubu!

      I’d go with BOS III, Lorac Box Office, and Tarte Jewelry box ;-D

  • Courtney

    Just submitted my order online! I decided to go with Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio, the Smashbox Instant Eyes palette, Smashbox liner in Starstruck (only $5!), MUFE Mat Velvet, Urban Decay loose pigment in Baked, and Philosophy Cinnamon Buns. I’ve never tried any of these before but I thought I’d give them all a go. I was super tempted by the LORAC Box Office too but I managed to restrain myself, though I may end up giving in and getting it anyway lol

      • Courtney

        Yeah, I’ll probably get it next go round. It’s just too tempting! Any idea how long the sale will last?

        • the Muse

          hi court deets on the front page of my site hun with the info for start and end dates ;-D

  • BuBu

    thanks Muse!!!! -hugs- somehow i want the sephora blockbuster too…ill pass on ulta blockbuster…smashbox…maybe around xmas.. =D thanks sooo soo much

    • the Muse

      go for it bubu ;-D Happy Shopping dear whatever you get ;-D My pleasure! xoxo!

  • BuBu

    another question muse…is the kat von d single shadows worth the 8 bucks? im probably like you..i love the shimmers and glitters…are they pigmented with a sponge tip applicator? if they are i should get all of them too! jeeze muse..the FF2010 is killing me!!! =(

          • BuBu

            okay muse! i ordered so much…that i think i wont be getting any xmas presents from my bf this year LOL! I got ALL of the tokidoki limited edition palettes + all the singles then i got ALL the kat von d duos…then I got the lorac palette…the BOS III…and the sephora gltz & glam set, and last but not least, the sephora blockbuser AND the tarte jewelry box..my piggy banks empty now…and i havent even started the mac tarte yet =( hic hic πŸ™

          • the Muse

            LOL bubu SHHHHHH don’t TELL him that! ;-D! OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG lol! AWESOME! Can I come over?!?!?!? DAMN girl you did great!

  • Michelle

    Please help me Muse!!!

    Is there a code for the friends and family? I forgot it!!!

    • the Muse

      michelle it’s posted right on the front page of my blog hun πŸ™‚ did you not see the post?

    • the Muse

      go ahead and do so laura ;-D I normally got back two or three times b/c I like to keep my order separate from gifts I purchase for friends and fam. there’s never been a limited to the amount of times you can use the code.

      • Laura

        Frickin’ Sweet – THANKS!

        BTW – Ulta just mailed out their 20% off coupon too, I got it in the mail yesterday

          • Laura

            It’s official – I have a unhealthy addiction to Buxom gloss….I think I own every minis and full size tube now

          • Laura

            Saw the Rock Star set – not impressed, and it’s colors I have.

            And I agree – they don’t look very rock star-ish

            The other one I got (a year ago) was the lip tint buxom glosses – flowers….oh they are awful.

          • the Muse

            oh I think those are on sale right now Laura πŸ˜› I liked the Rock Star set but def wished it was more rock-ish ;D

  • β˜†Lola A♏ β˜…

    I guess I should have waited on BOS III and TF Glamourland palette. I’ll wait next year. I did snag LORAC’s tie dye glosses in my F&F haul amongst other things.

  • HautePJ

    I bit the bullet and got: NARS Orgasm Lust Lip & Cheek set, Bare Escentuals Shimmer and Shine set, Smashbox Burlesque set, Fresh Sugar Plum Let it Glow and Smashbox Starstruck liner (was already on sale for $5). So with the discount it’s almost like I got the NARS set for free!!

  • Jane

    This makes me weep – sephora only accepts US issued cards *sniff* and the amazon.com/sephora doesn’t honor the FF sale code *bawling* πŸ™

  • Melissa

    um one of everything please and thank you. So I am buying a condo, closing in 1 month, and really can’t blow big bucks this year. i’m going for some skin care, a kat von d holiday set, and the buxom eye liners and i think that might be it until I figure out what the flooring and and appliances are gonna run me. there will be more sales …sigh

  • Ashley

    You forgot about the Benefit Stay Put Set! I had it in my basket all night but I just checked and it’s all sold out. SON OF A!

  • Jenniet2002

    hey muse. wanted to share my itty bitty baby haul. haha. i got the Benefit Some Beauty to Love set. It has a fullsize Coralista and fullsize EyeBright with a deluxe sample of BadGal Lash and a mini ThatGal primer-worth $76-price $29-got it for $23. Got a set from Clinique, the Even Better Corrector set, i have been wanting to try the Clinical Dark Spot Corrector for some time now, so why wait? Got the Blockbuster from Sephora for my sis -she wanted that one over the Tarte one!! (crazyyyy, i know)-Also grabbed a Tarte EmphasEyes liner pencil in blue, worth $18, on sale for $8- nabbed it for $6. Got a nice Kat Von D lipstick in Cathedral for free. I was going back and forth about getting the Urban Decay Professional size primer potion and the Laura Mercier Translucent powder….are they worth it in your opinion? Thanks!

  • allison1998

    I was able to be good yesterday. Only got Hanae Mori Butterfly perfume and Smashbox jet set (for $5 and its full sized) Oh, be still my heart…now off to plot my second purchase! Order has already shipped and is halfway here!!!!!!! Why cant all businesses follow Sephora in the shipping dept? πŸ˜€

    • the Muse

      allison nice hauling hun ;-D My order shipped too!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait!

  • Andrea

    Oh my Muse! How you tempt me!

    My Sephora shopping list just exploded after I saw this post. You know that song “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy? That’s exactly how I feel right now.

  • Lauren

    I already order the UD bos. What a great deal!! I already have another batch in my basket for my 2nd time around next week when I get paid, and half the stuff you mentions is in it!!!!

  • Laura


    I was going to me second haul – but needed to go to Sephora at our mall to test out the colors…


      • Laura

        Some crazy guy walked into a store, Game Sop. Said he had a bomb in his backpack and then lite the mall on fire. Because of the bomb scare the fire department let it burn for 3 hours!

        And it was the fancy mall, with Tiffanys and Louis Vitton!

    • Anna

      From Roseville huh? Its really so so sad- I’m from Sac. At least Arden Sephora is still standing even if its not as nice πŸ˜‰

  • Danielle F.

    I am so excited to get my orders! I had to split it up because the Stay Put set was OOS yesterday, but it’s back today ladies! I snagged that and the Kat Von D Vol 1 set which was FINALLY in stock! Yesterday I hauled the Sephora Glitz and Glam set, TheBalm Balbimi set, UDs new highlight cream in Wicked, and the Benefit Crescent Row Scent Coffret–which was too cute to pass up! I cannot wait for all of this to get here while I plot a possible third order for just the “basics”–20% is such a good deal, yesterday it was like getting TheBalm/Balmbini set for free!

    • the Muse

      the shadow one danielle?! i seen FINALLY and the TT shadow palette is in stock too yay! good hauling dude!

      • Danielle

        Happy day Muse! Yeah, the shadow one. I have been stalking it like nobody’s biz and it was finally there. I can’t wait to swatch the heck out of it and put it on my makeup desk and just gaze at it. I looked at the TT one and briefly had an “add this to my cart right now” feeling, but after looking at how many palettes I have bought this season, I decided to save the dough for something else, I know, frownie face. But I hope you get it so I can see how she looks πŸ™‚

  • tini

    Ughhh I got paid yesterday and it was lousy so i’m trying to resist πŸ™ Trying so hard! I want so much. I’m a selfish little girl who loves glittttter but a dollar something per gloss? I can’t NOT do it, I’ll have gloss for a lifetime. NO. Im gonna live vicariously through you guys πŸ™ happy shopping ladies!

  • Sara

    After getting the go-ahead from my husband (I’m not currently working, therefore don’t have income, and don’t really NEED any more makeup), this is what I got: UD BOS III, Tarte Jewelry Box, Stila Lip Glaze Set, and NARS pencil sharpener (the only thing I actually needed; my son broke the tip off my favorite NARS lip pencil, and it’s too fatty to fit in any of my other sharpeners). This should keep my jonesing for new makeup to a minimum for a while, I hope.