The Best Sephora Hacks You NEED In Your Life Now!! 😀
Oh hey there dolls! Fancy meeting you here today, I hope you’re having a splendid Tuesday and going through the week slaying! 😉 This post is dedicated to all my beauty babes out there! Whether it be you, the awesome beauty blogger reading this (thanks for the support), the ever so fabulous beauty enthusiast or the stunning babe who needs to have that glow on a budget. We all know Sephora is like beauty and skincare heaven but we also know how expensive it can get in the blink of an eye 🙁 So here are some of the BEST Sephora hacks you NEED in your life today!
Let’s get that summer glow going shall we!
1. AVOID buying Travel Sizes!
I don’t think I can say this enough! Yes travel sizes are cheaper or sometimes seem too cheap to pass up but I assure you they aren’t economically worth it. If you love a product it is way more beneficial to purchase the full size of said product than frequent and multiple small sizes. If you don’t understand my point take the time to calculate the price per ounce of the product to see if it’s worth it.
Let’s use the ever so handy Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder to illustrate:
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Full Size: $38 for 1 oz
Travel Size: $23 for 0.33 oz, roughly $69 per ounce
Total Savings: 45%
In very FEW circumstances it may be worth the snatch…For example take the popular Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
Full Size: $42 for 1 oz
Travel Size: $15 for 0.5 oz, $30 per ounce
Total Savings: 29%
As you can see the prime point of this tip is to pay attention to price per ounce! Most of us have smart phones with a calculator so simply whip one out and take the time to do the maths! With all that being said, STAY AWAY FROM THE SEPHORA BEAUTY ON THE FLY SECTION! 😮
2. Maximize your purchases online with FOUR (4) FREE samples
I think this is one of the best Sephora hacks that speaks for itself…What better way to optimize your spending than redeeming them in a few FREE goodies of products you’ve been dying to try, especially to see if they’re worth the buy or the hype. Before checking out be sure to add you THREE (3) samples to the basket.
Remember my title says 4? Well I’m not sure many persons realize you can snag a fourth item but you can! Be sure to check out the Beauty Offers page and cash in on the Weekly Wow! Like right now with $25 purchases Beauty Insiders can use the coupon MYSHADE to snag a sample of Rihanna’s Fenty Foundation in your assumed shade or code WONDERSKIN to select a trial skincare regime from some of skincare’s finest!
3. Be sure to optimize in store purchases with nearly ANY sample of YOUR choice as well
Okay so the difference with online samples is they’re already pre-selected for you to choose, on the contrary, when in stores you can literally choose among ANY of the products to pick your beauty treat to sample. Ikr! It’s like a small slice of yummy chocolate devil’s cake; too much to handle! Best part is you don’t have to wait for someone to ask you, just go ahead and politely tell them your request.
If you frequent Sephora, I think there’s a reason this is ranked in the best Sephora hacks you need; this allows you to sample some of the beauty industry’s most expensive per ounce products! *mini squeal* That’s right Perricone MD, I see you 😉
4. Take advantage of becoming a Beauty Insider Today!
If you’ve been paying attention I mentioned this term earlier, this is basically an awesome loyalty program encouraged by Sephora. If you’re a frequent beauty guru of the brand then you’re more than likely a member already. This is one program where it pays to shop! Becoming an insider means you can get freebies on your birthday, accumulate points that are redeemable in products, get updates on the latest and BEST sales, become a part of the community and gain insight on everything Sephora and beauty related.
*SIDE NOTE: Let your points accumulate, they NEVER expire and can result is great 250 pt & 500 pt rewards!
5. Unlock and bask in the Fan Friday goodness on Facebook for FREE stuff!
This is where following/like Sephora’s page on Facebook comes in handy! You get a chance to participate in their Fan Friday Freebies and can snatch loads of random and fab goodies! You also get exclusive knowledge of any of their upcoming beauty events and offers coming. Also they’re quite responsive on this page if you ever stumble into any difficulties.
6.Use Sephora Prime!
Lol it’s not actually called that but it’s equivalent to Amazon Prime where insiders (except VIB Rouges, see tip 8, who get it free) can pay a small yearly fee of $10 for 2-Day Shipping on every purchase. Think of all the ways you can maximize on this *cough* splitting up purchases to get more freebies (see tip 2) *cough* You can sign up for this Sephora flash package anytime!
7. Buy VALUE sets and Makeup Palettes for the best deals!
Before doing anything online visit Sephora’s value sets page and look at all the great bundles for wicked deals! Some of the BEST Sephora hacks value sets come from Urban Decay, Tarte, Sephora, Bare Minerals and many other Sephora faves. Know what else are like value sets? Makeup palettes! You can get more for your buck with these! Why buy 2 seperate products costing $100 when you can buy a palette that combines the two for $55??
8. For those Beauty Krazers, splurge in JANUARY!
I know, I know, I used the word splurge so that’s already a clear indication that this isn’t budget friendly BUT hear me out! For those of you who CAN afford it, here’s why you should flash those credit cards or dinero at the beginning of the year. This tip especially comes in handy for beauticians and MUA who stock up at Sephora.
Remember that Beauty Insider membership? Well they’re different statuses to that title. If I remember correctly, spending $350 in a calendar year earns you VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) where you get loads of cool rewards and offers ESPECIALLY during their peak sale times. Okay, now here’s where the splurging comes in, if you spend a whooping $1000 in the month of January alone, your status amps up to VIB Rouge for the rest of that calendar year PLUS the next year! 😮
So I’m not saying to break the bank but if you can or you’re privileged to, it makes SUPER sense to cash in on this. You’ll get unlimited access to the beauty studio for FREE full face makeup applications, FREE shipping on ALL orders. Also I’m NOT encouraging this but returning products you don’t like in this $1000 purchase doesn’t take away your Rogue status.
OTHER Sepehora Hacks for the Beauty Kraze Diva in you!
- Look around the store if you have the time for some secret sales that aren’t necessarily broadcasted
- Stock up on your faves during Sephora’s peak sales in April and November, you can get sets sold for $35 year round at $10
- You can return half used products that disappointed you (with total ease) for store credit
- Get FREE shipping on any Sephora item not available at your point of in-store purchase.
- It’s best value to buy fragrances from perfume samplers as you can redeem it in a perfume certificate
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Until next time,