As beauty-obsessed as we are, we’re even more down to get the skinny on a good deal or get access to an exclusive item—Hello, Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour ($90)! We’ve made a list of insider tips; keep these handy for future shopping excursions and thank us later. Keep scrolling for five hacks every makeup lover should know before hitting up Sephora.
Sephora’s customer loyalty program is jam-packed with legit rewards that include beauty courses, early access to new products, birthday presents, shopping events, and VIP access to sales. October’s exclusive: Bite Lip Lab’s Trio. We’re obsessed with the Limited Release Crème Deluxe Lipstick ($36), so we might freak out if we get that, the lip gloss, and a mini mirror all for FREE. Oh, and Sephora's points don’t expire, so you don’t have to feel stressed about cashing them in.
Each store can create samples for you on the spot. Yep—for free. Treat yourself. Go ahead and ask for the pricey Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream ($158) you’ve wanted to try but couldn’t bring yourself to splurge on quite yet. Online shopper? You get to select three free samples out of a curated selection with every purchase. Not as good a deal, but still free.
The return policy at Sephora is incredibly customer-friendly. You have 60 days from the time of purchase to return any product, and up to 90 days for store credit. You’ll need to hang on to the original packaging and receipt, but it’s worth it if you aren’t totally in love with something.
The Beauty Deals page is your online spot for all weekly specials, including limited-time markdown items, fragrance deals, and even more free samples. It’s worth scoping out before setting up your basket.
Sephora stores have sales on the regular, oddly with practically zero signage. We get it, sale signs can be ugly, but we still want the deal! Skip the middle of the store; sale merch is typically at the end of the aisles or along the perimeter of the store. Their cases often resemble the containers holding the travel-size products you see as you queue for the register, but at much more reasonable prices. Happy shopping!
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