Sephora is a beauty lovers heaven , as we all know. To some beauty lovers, it can also be hell if they are overspending their wallet! For those that seem to fall into the latter category, there are so many ways you could be getting more bang for your buck. Here are some benefits you need to take advantage of and turn Sephora’s name back to the angelic hymn it was meant to be.
RETURN USED PRODUCTS WITH A RECEIPT
That foundation that didn’t sit well on your skin and also wasn’t as good of a matching shade as you thought. What about that lipstick that wasn’t as flattering as you thought after a evening out with the girls. As long as you saved your receipt you can get your money back, no questions asked! If you happened to lose your receipt, you will get store credit, which isn’t so bad either.
UNLIMITED FREE SAMPLES
Sure, you can return anything you don’t like–but you can also take a variety of products (foundation, perfume, lipsticks, eyeshadow, anything!) for a test-drive before you buy. Just ask an employee for help and they will package everything up, usually with a smile.
FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING WITH SEPHORA FLASH
Sephora Flash is pretty much the same thing as Amazon Prime. For only $10 a year you can get all the beauty products you desire delivered to your door free of charge usually within two days. If you need your products delivered overnight you can get it shipped for only $5.95 if you are a Sephora Flash member.
FREE MINI MAKEOVERS
Most people already know about this, and if you don’t, you probably aren’t as big a Sephora junkie as you think! Sephora offers complimentary 15-minute services to all customers, regardless of VIB or VIB Rouge status. The trick is to insert the word “mini” when you make your request. Besides, all you mostly need is a bold lip or eye and the rest will fall into place.
A $50 PURCHASE GETS YOU A FULL MAKEOVER AT NO EXTRA CHARGE
So if that “mini” makeover won’t fit the bill, call ahead and schedule a time foa CMA (Custom Makeup Application). This would be great if say if you have an event or a special occasion. All you have to do is make sure to spend $50 in the store that day. You’ll probably spend close to that for a new lipstick, anyway, so this will get the extra bang for your buck.
RECEIVE EXTRA DISCOUNTS AND GIFTS AFTER SPENDING $350 A YEAR
This quite simply might be something to really consider if you buy most of your makeup at Sephora. If you purchase and repurchase the same $23 mascara as well as, say, your $60 foundation a few times a year, plus anything else, you earn VIB (Very Important Beauty) status. This automatically grants you access to so many Sephora perks, such as discounted coupons, free birthday gifts as well as invites to cool events, such as makeup technique classes.
SPEND $1,000 A YEAR AND YOU ARE VIB ROUGE STATUS
That one time you couldn’t resist your urge to splurge, pushing you over the $1,000 mark. That’s great! This means that you’re not just VIB – you’re VIB Rouge, which means you get even more perks like free gifts, free two-day shipping, unlimited free makeovers as well as invites to primo in-store events! These events aren’t just any ol’ macaron and champagne shabang; they can be celebrity clad events, so it’s definitely worth it.
I’m sure many people are not aware of all of these amazing perks offered by Sephora! They are definately worth it and it gives you another reason to go grab some of your favorite products. So what are you waiting for? Go out there and get shopping!