Update 20 Oct: I apologize for the flurry of misinformation going on about this! I just found out from Twitter that the F&F sale is indeed a go. Instead of mailing out the promo codes, you can receive yours by entering your email here. The code can only be used once and on online purchases only. It will expire on November 2.
Update 21 Oct: This is rapidly turning into a "Breaking News" section. I wish there were an easier way to do this (actually there is, I distribute up-to-date information much more readily on Twitter). Apparently, this F&F sale wasn't intended for anyone other than friends and family of Sephora employees. You can read about the, um, "controversy" in full on Best Things in Beauty, who got the scoop from Sephora Customer Service. At any rate, I received my promo code using the link above and my order went through. I feel I should let you know that one of the Illamasqua blushes I was interested in went out of stock as I was editing my cart. If you still want to take advantage of the sale (remember, it lasts till November 2), I would suggest an order sooner rather than later to avoid certain heartbreak.