Sephora has become a beauty cult favourite, with a host of brands from high-end ones like La Mer, to more affordable ones like Urban Decay. It can become overwhelming with all the options that are available.
With so many options and makeup that is high quality, comes a price. I know whenever I shop there and stock up on essentials like mascara, face primer and under eye concealer, it ends up costing a small fortune.
First and foremost, if you want to save and reap the benefits at Sephora, you must join their loyalty program. The program is absolutely free to join and by doing so you get exclusive access to discounts, products you can buy with your points and offers. Check out the perks here
I've rounded up 11 ways you can save at Sephora!
11. Beauty Insider Appreciation Event
A few times a year, Sephora has their Beauty Insider Appreciation Event. If you shop at Sephora, then you probably already have their loyalty card (which is free to sign up)- that earns you points. The more you spend each year, the higher "status" you have. This event starts today and ends September 3rd. If you're VIB Rouge that means 20% your entire purchase, for VIB members that's 15% off your entire purchase and for Insider members that's 10% your entire purchase.
10. 15 Minute Free Makeup Service
I know when I have a party or an event that I have to attend, Sephora is the first place I go to to get that perfect smokey eye look. No need to book an appointment either, they have trained makeup artists on call available. That's right, you can go anytime and get your makeup done, for free, in under 15 minutes.
9. Shop at Sephora on your birthday
Why not celebrate yourself and get a free gift? When you join their loyalty program, you get a special gift on your birthday. During your birthday month make sure to head over to Sephora and snag your free gift. One year it was 2 different shades of lipstick from NARS- not quite full size but they definitely lasted me awhile.
8. Use a product, then return it
Sephora is all about pleasing their customers, so they have a really great return policy. If you buy a product and aren't totally satisfied with the result, you can return it, no questions asked and get fully refunded. Try out a product and you have 60 days to return it. I once bought a really expensive mascara and I wasn't pleased with the results, so I returned hassle free.
7. Samples, samples, samples
Want to try a really expensive moisturizer, but don't have time (or the money) to use it then return it? Why not ask for a sample?! Sephora is really great about letting their customers try various products in the form of samples, and as many as you like. When you order online you can even get free samples as well. I love the samples for testing out new products or even for travel (especially an expensive perfume).
6. Bundled products
Oftentimes I want to buy a few things from one brand- mascara, eyeshadow, and lipstick. But I often don't feel like spending a fortune. If you're like me, then look no further than their "gifts" section. This section is great because they're affordable products (you can search for items priced under $15, $25 or $50) and get various items (usually a bit smaller) for the price of one. If you don't believe me, check out this bundle of 5 nude lipsticks for $34- now that's a steal!
5. Shop their sale section
Every store has a "sale" section and when it comes to Sephora, it's no different. Check their sale section often, because you just never know the amazing products you'll find for way less than what they were normally priced. Most products are classics and sometimes up to 50%. Now who says you can't have it all?
4. Follow Sephora on Social Media
Not only do I love getting inspiration from their account, but when you follow Sephora on social media, you will also be the first to hear about deals and perks. Sometimes Sephora has contests- where you can win huge giveaways. Just keep your eyes peeled for these awesome opportunities.
3. Use Your Points for Free Stuff
Once you join their loyalty program, and spend money at Sephora (naturally), you will earn a bunch of points. What can those points get you ask? Whether you're in person or online, you get use your points to get free stuff- lipsticks, travel bags, moisturizers- the sky's the limit.
2. Take advantage of free shipping
Shopping online can be much more convenient than actually going to the store. So for all you online shoppers out there- this is for you. Depending on your loyalty status, if you're VIB Rouge for example- you get free shipping- all the time. That's right there's no minimum. Even for those who aren't, all you have to do is have minimum purchase of $50. Shop away!
1. Free Mini Facial
Why go to the spa when you can go to Sephora and get a free mini facial? That's right, try out their luxurious facial (like a deep cleansing mask) without the price tag. Reveal radiant skin and try out a new product simultaneously.