10 Signs Your Sephora Addiction Has Gone Too Far

Not every woman loves beauty products, but for those of us that do, it can become a real issue. If your trips to Sephora have pretty much taken over your life, you might relate to the following signs of obsession:

  1. It’s not even the end of January and you’ve already reached VIB Rouge status through 2017. You couldn’t help it — there were totally things you needed… or at the very least, things you really wanted to try and couldn’t stop yourself from buying.
  2. You have more than a dozen email alerts set-up for out of stock products you’re desperate to buy. Why is that shade of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick perpetually out of stock? What’s with everyone grabbing that NARS palette every time it comes back in stock? Ugh, you’re so impatient.
  3. You stop in for a new mascara and walk out with a bag full of products. All you needed was to pick up another Benefit Roller Lash, but then you see that the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector is in stock and now permanent, so you grab that… and you might as well pick up a spare face wash while you’re here, too…
  4. Your Christmas/birthday wishlist always includes Sephora gift cards. You don’t need money — you’re only going to spend it at Sephora, anyway.
  5. The sales assistants at your store know you by name. And she throws some extra samples in your bag every time you check out, too.
  6. There’s nothing a SA can recommend you that you don’t already know about through hours of research. She wants to show you those new Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders but you’ve already looked up swatches and know exactly which shades you want. Thanks for the suggestion, though!
  7. You know shopping online is the way to go. Free samples, flash shipping, and 8% cash back this week on eBates? Say no more!
  8. You know your Pantone Color IQ number by heart. I’m 2Y02, by the way.
  9. You’ve been hoarding your points, hoping that an excellent 1,000 point perk will come up again. Remember when that amazing Marc Jacobs lip duo VIB perk came up back in 2014 and was snatched up, like, within 24 hours? You don’t want to miss out on that again.
  10. Your arms are covered in rainbow swatches after every visit. You won’t know what else to add to your ‘loved’ list if you don’t try it, right?
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.