Money-saving tips for shopping at Sephora

Sephora is a beauty lover’s playground. However, it might not be the happiest place to visit when it comes to your wallet! Here are my top tips for conquering the battlefield that is the beauty haven.

1. Sign up for PLAY! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora is Sephora’s beauty box subscription service. They send you six products each month, for about $10 a month, which means you can try out some of their best and new products at a low price. You also get a card for an extra 50 beauty points with a purchase each month, which helps you rack up points faster for beauty perks. A lot of times, I don’t use my beauty subscription products, but I usually use up all of the Play! products. Check out the box from July 2018.

2. Sign up for the Beauty Insider program

Are you shopping at Sephora? Then you should be a Beauty Insider! The program is free and enables you to earn points from your purchases, which you can redeem on samples and other gifts. Plus, it makes returns easier, as the Sephora employees can look up your past purchases when you’re a member. Did I mention you also get a free gift on your birthday? What a win!

3. Making a big purchase? Make a reservation for a Beauty Service!

Services at Sephora are one of my favorite secrets. Whenever I’m re-stocking my skincare or makeup products, I make a reservation for a service, such as a custom makeover, mini facial, mini makeover or Perk Hydrating Facial (I’ve still yet to try this one!). Each of these Beauty Services is either free with no minimum purchase, or free with a minimum purchase. For example, the Perk Hydrating Facial is free with a $75 purchase. So, it makes it an especially easy way to get the best bang for your buck.

4. Wait for the Beauty Inside Sale

Sometimes you need to replace those empties, but if you’re looking for an excuse to splurge or try out a new product, wait for Sephora’s seasonal sales.  As a Beauty Insider, there are times of the year where you can receive 10-20 percent off of all products in-store and online at Sephora, so it’s the perfect time to stock up or try some of my favorite lipsticks. Keep an eye on your email and mail to make sure you don’t miss these special sales!