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,