No woman can resist the allure of a Sephora store! Curated displays of shiny new products and smiling store associates ready to solve your every beauty dilemma are hard to shy away from. While a bit of shopping at Sephora can act as the perfect retail therapy, it can also do some serious damage to your wallet. In an effort to be kinder to our wallets while exploring the luxury beauty aisles of Sephora stores, we’ve compiled a few tricks to decrease your bill. Here are our top tips for how to save money at Sephora.
Tip #1: Embrace Value Sets
Sephora is fantastic at curating limited edition value sets containing a mixture of items within a particular product category. Cosmetics within each Sephora Favorites set can range from trial size to full size and contain multiple colours, shades and/or formulas that will appeal to the broadest selection of customers, while still offering variety. Check the label on these Favorites Sets to reinforce just how much money you’re saving; it’s going to be a lot!
Tip #2: Try Before You Buy
Sephora is amazing at offering free samples of your favourite beauty and skincare items. Simply ask a store associate for some assistance and they’ll equip you with a sample to take home along with a print out of the product’s ingredients and usage instructions. If just one take-home sample size isn’t enough to give you a realistic impression of the product’s performance, return to the store for another sample. Quality cosmetics and skincare are not cheap. Don’t spend your money unless you know the item is right for you.
Tip #3: Shop Sephora Collection Items
The developers at Sephora really know their stuff! So much so that they take everything they’ve gathered about customer shopping behaviour and product preferences to create their very own beauty line. The Sephora Collection is expansive with over 500 unique items and offers everything from false lashes to night cream for half the price of neighbouring high-end cosmetics lines.
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Tip #4: Utilize In-Store Technology
The more knowledge you can have about a beauty item before you buy it, the less likely you are to waste your money! Being aware of your purchase’s ingredients and peer reviews on the spot will help you to make a smarter purchase. Bring the item you’re looking to purchase to the touch screen at the back of the store to scan its barcode and find out everything there is so know about that product before you splurge on it.
Tip #5: Keep Your Receipt
This Sephora shopping tip is a no brainer.! This beauty mecca offers a killer return policy just in case the item you’ve picked up just doesn’t work for you. Always save your receipt and return your items for a full refund within 30 days.