The Sephora store is a beauty addict’s paradise with over 200 makeup brands to choose from and an entire wall of fragrance options. Since a Sephora shopping spree can quickly empty your wallet, here are some insider tips that can help save you money.
Sign up for emails to get exclusive sales and coupons
Sephora sends out regular promotional emails with great deals on minis, free samples, and gifts with purchase. And if you sign up for the Beauty Insider program, you’ll get even more perks like birthday discounts and free classes.
Shop for samples
A lot of people just go straight to the department store beauty counters and purchase what they need. That’s the easy way, but you might as well open up your wallet and hand it over to Sephora because those prices are high! Plus, you’ll feel like a big spender on a small budget. Instead, go straight to the free sample station, where you can try out everything that interests you without paying a cent. And remember, if it’s not for sale, it doesn’t count as spending!
Join the Sephora Beauty Insider Program
The Beauty Insider program is an incentive program at Sephora where customers are rewarded for their purchases. It’s broken down into three tiers – Insider, VIB and Rouge. Each tier comes with its own perks like free shipping, exclusive access to products and beauty events, samples, gifts with purchase (GWP), early access to sales and more.
If you love the Sephora store so much that you’re shopping there all the time, join the VIB Rouge program. It’s for Sephora die-hards who spend nearly $1,000 a year at the store. With VIB Rouge status, you get special perks like 15 percent off your entire purchase and free same-day makeovers.
Consider applying for the Sephora Credit Card
If you’re really serious about saving at Sephora, apply for the store’s credit card. You’ll get 25% Off your first purchase using the Sephora Credit Card, plus 4% back in rewards when you shop at Sephora.
Don’t be shy about asking for help
You can always ask a Sephora employee if you’re not sure what to purchase—and it doesn’t hurt to ask for samples first. If a particular item has run out, don’t be afraid to politely ask for another sample of something similar. Sephora employees are under strict orders not to leave customers empty-handed, so don’t hesitate to ask! And Sephora reps love giving recommendations based on the products they use themselves.