Monday, November 25, 2013

A Guide to Sephora's 2013 $10 Black Friday Deals

Sephora has officially released their $10 Black Friday deals! You can check out pictures on their Pinterest by clicking here. Although they haven't listed sizes on Pinterest, I think we can make a pretty safe assumption that the minis are the same size as the regular minis, travel-sizes, and sample sizes that these brands usually produce. For example, there is a set of Bite Beauty lipgloss minis. I have a Bite Beauty lip gloss mini. It is 0.1oz. It looks the same as the ones in the pictures on Pinterest. I feel comfortable, then, concluding that the lip glosses in the Bite Beauty $10 Black Friday deal are also 0.1oz and I'm making my statements of value based on that assertion. Additionally, many of the sizes are visible in the Sephora promo pictures. If I get shit wrong, my numbers will obviously be wrong. This is the best estimate that I have based on the information that is currently available. 

There are also some $10 deals that have no calculable equivalent. They are products that are not sold during the rest of the year. I am putting those deals first and I'm just going to talk about them. If you are only interested in the value sets, you may want to just scroll past this section. Finally, at the bottom, I'm going to state what I intend on purchasing on Black Friday and why.

Source: http://www.pinterest.com/sephora/black-friday-2013/
Sets that Do Not Have Calculable Values (Alphabetically):

Nails Inc. Crystaltastic Nails
Contains:
False Nail Set
Comments: I can find no other false nail sets on the Sephora website, so it's difficult to gauge whether or not this is actually a 'deal'. 

Sephora Collection Sparklers Brush Set
Contains:
A powder brush, a shadow brush, and a liner brush
Comments: I actually have this brush set from last year, when it was gold and called the "Gilded Trio Brush Set". The eyeshadow brush is awful, but I do use the eyeliner brush to fill in my brows and I use the powder brush for highlighting. This would be an okay purchase for someone who is really shy on brushes.

Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Palette (3 Colors)
Contains:
0.27oz Eyeshadow
Comments: These palettes are already available on the Sephora website. At $10 for 0.27oz, this product comes out to $37.04 per ounce, which is comparable to drugstore eyeshadow prices.

Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette
Contains:
0.33oz Convertible Colors
Comments: There is a non-zero chance that this is 0.11 oz TOTAL, as the eyeshadow palette is labeled 0.27 X 5 when it is clearly 0.27 total oz. If the website is correct, it is $30.30 per ounce. If it is incorrect, it is $90.91 per ounce.

Sets that Do Have Calculable Values (Organized from Worst to Best Value):

Lavanilla the Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit
Contains:
Travel Size Deodorant (0.9 oz), retail value $8
Total Value: $8

TokyoMilk Takeout
Contains:
Eau de Parfum Tainted Love #62 (0.16 oz), approximate retail value $3.39
Get Lucky Lip Tint, estimated retail value $7.00
Total Value:  $10.39

Living Proof The Full Collection
Contains:
Full Shampoo (1 fl oz), approximate retail value $3
Full Conditioner (1 fl oz), approximate retail value $3
Style Extendant (1 fl oz), approximate retail value $4
Full Thickening Cream (0.5 fl oz), approximate retail value $3.51
Total Value: $13.51

Tocca Florence Travel Fragrance Duo
Contains:
Hand Cream (2 fl oz), retail value $8.00
Tocca Perfume (0.14 fl oz), retail value $5.60
Total Value: $13.60

Ole Henriksen Clean Sweep Duo
Contains:
African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser (1.5 fl oz), retail value $9.00
Truth To Go Wipes (10 wipes), approximate retail value $5.00
Total Value: $14.00

Boscia Pore Perfection Set
Contains:
Luminizing Black Mask (1 fl oz), approximate retail value $12.14
Pore Purifying Black Strips (1), approximate retail value $2.33
Total Value: $14.47

Formula X ASAP Real Nail Lacquer Duo Pack
Contains:
2 Colors of Nail Strips, estimated retail value $15.00
Total Value: $15

Vita Liberata Rich Face + Mini Mitt Duo
Contains:
Self Tan Lotion for Body (2 fl oz), approximate retail value $11.09
Tanning Mitt, retail value $6
Total Value: $17.09

Bliss Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubble Bath
Contains:
Soapy Suds (16 fl oz), retail value $18
Total Value: $18

Clean Rollerball Set
Contains:
Rain, White Woods, and Skin (3 X 0.17 fl oz), retail value $18
Total Value: $18

Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers Set
Contains:
Bare Naked Nail Wipes (20 wipes), retail value $9.00
Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream (1 fl oz), approximate retail value $9.28
Total Value: $18.28

Buxom Havana Full-On Lipstick
Contains:
Full-On Lipstick, retail value $19
Total Value: $19

Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift Treatment
Contains:
Dermal Quench Liquid Lift (0.5 fl oz), approximate retail value $19
Total Value: $19

Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio
Contains:
Replenishing Moisture Shampoo (1.35 fl oz), approximate retail value $5.08
Replenishing Moisture Conditioner (1.35 fl oz), approximate retail value $5.08
Caviar CC Cream (1 fl oz), approximate retail value $10
Total Value: $20.16

Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Contains:
Facial Cleanser (12 fl oz), approximate retail value $20.50
Total Value: $20.50

Wei Pore Purifying & Brightening Collection
Contains:
1 Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pad, approximate retail value $11.33
Royal Ming Firming and Hydrating Cream Sample (estimated 0.025 fl oz), estimated retail value $1.44
2 Containers Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask, approximate retail value $10.50
Total Value: $23.27

The Art of Shaving: The Four Elements of the Perfect Shave
Contains:
Aftershave Balm (0.5 fl oz), approximate retail value $5.88
Pre-Shave Oil (0.5 fl oz), approximate retail value $8.00
Shaving Cream (1 oz), retail value $5.00
Trial Size Badger Shaving Brush, estimated retail value $5.00
Total Value: $23.88

LORAC Fan Favorite Duo
Contains:
Eyeshadow Single (0.06 oz), retail [sale] value: $6
Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil (0.02 oz), retail value $18
Total Value: $24

Tarte Little Miracles Best Selling Essentials
Contains:
Smooth Operator Finishing Powder (0.07 oz), approximate retail value $6.34
Maracuja Oil (0.24 fl oz), approximate retail value $6.49
Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara (0.16 oz), approximate retail value $12.67
Total Value: $25.50

Smashbox Heat Wave Lip Gloss Set
Contains:
4X Lip Enhancing Gloss (0.07 X 4), approximate retail value $26.60
Total Value: $26.60

Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set
Contains:
Better Than Sex Mascara (0.17 oz), approximate retail value $14.48
Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner (0.03 oz), approximate retail value $13.50
Total Value: $27.98

bareMinerals Enchanting Eyes
Contains:
Ready Eyeshadow in the Flashback, retail value $20
PrimeTime Primer (0.05 fl oz), approximate retail value $9
Total Value: $29

Buxom Curtain Call Set
Contains:
Buxom Lash (0.2 oz), retail value $10
Buxom Full-On Lip Stick (0.03 oz), retail value $19
Total Value: $29

Bite Lush Lip Trio
Contains:
3X Lip Glosses (0.1 fl oz X 3), approximate retail value $50.77
Total Value: $50.77

My Purchase List:

My top two purchases are the Art of Shaving kit, which looks like the perfect stocking stuffer for the gentleman in my life, and the BareMinerals Enchanting Eyes Set, which is an inexpensive way of trying out the BareMinerals pressed shadows.

9 comments:

  1. Have you ever used the bite beauty glosses? I like the lip pencils so much, I wonder if the glosses are any good.

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    1. I bought the 15 year anniversary Bite set which had 15 shades of their lush fruit glosses and I thoroughly enjoy them. They smell nice, arent terribly sticky, and a few of them have a nice pigment to them. I don't regret the purchase. I also love how Bite does a lot of minis.

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    2. They're fine, but I'm not sure they're anything special.

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    3. Despite loving the colour, I really disliked the texture of the Bite lip glosses - it was extraordinarily sticky, much more so than the average lip gloss.

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    1. *sigh* I meant to reply to Kathryn. Robyn, please delete these comments :(

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  3. Great comparison and analysis! I just want to say I love your blog and how much effort you put into it! I just found it a few days ago but I will be a regular reader now! Thanks for all your efforts and wonderful reviews!

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  4. Thank you for the analysis. Your blog is my favorite - all mathy and sciencey and stuff. Awesomeness. :)

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  5. Thank you! Your analyses are always incredibly useful! And I'm going to get the shaving set for my husband, which I would not have thought of if you hadn't mentioned it! For myself, I'm getting the Alterna Caviar set (I want to try & it's a decent value), and the Bare Minerals Enchanting Eyes bc I want to try those shadows too (and I'm on the hunt for a great primer that doesn't mummify my dry lids). Happy Thanksgiving!

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