I left my apartment to run errands this morning, and it seems like most of the city is shut down, as people practice social distancing to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus. It's already impacting businesses around the country and world, and the makeup community isn't immune.
Earlier this week, I saw my regular makeup artists and salons introduce new policies for cancellations, and Sephora recently sent out an email to Beauty Insider members explaining their plans moving forward. I know I'm glazing over these emails lately (since it seems like every company that's ever had my email address is sending me one), so here's the gist for any of you who didn't open or read yours yet.
Like most other retail companies, Sephora promises to sanitize surfaces within their stores more often. They're also planning to disinfect their display testers throughout the day, although I'm not sure if I'd recommend trying out those products for the time being. If you absolutely need to swatch something, Sephora recommends you "test it on your arm and use a disposable applicator." You can always ask for help, too.
Now here's where things might really impact your experience at Sephora. I know a lot of special events are being cancelled, but if the show must go on, you might need to find alternate plans for your makeup. Sephora is "suspending all paid and free in-store services, makeup and skincare applications and classes until further notice." If you have a booking set up soon, Sephora will reach out to let you know how to proceed.
Most malls across Canada are still open, but I don't blame you if you'd rather shop from home. And if you need makeup, skincare, hair products or fragrances, you can score FREE home delivery from Sephora with no minimum spend! Just enter the promo code FREESHIP when you check out online.