It all started innocently enough… I was at Sephora last weekend, buying my umpteenth tube of one of my favorite NARS lipsticks, Dolce Vita, a sheer red I’ve been wearing for years.
I’d finished my last tube about a month ago and was so excited to get the new one that I tore into the box as soon as I got home.
I brought the tube up to my lips but stopped when I saw something that looked a little off. Instead of a smooth finish, the tip had ridges and flakes (they looked like flakes of chapped skin) along the edges. Straight up — it looked used.
It may have come from NARS that way, but I’m guessing (no way to know for sure) it was just a return, and that somehow in all of the holiday craziness, a return found its way back to the shelf at the store.
Thank goodness for Sephora’s fantastic return policy because they took it back, no questions asked.
Has anything like this ever happened to you? Inquiring minds want to know!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,