Love Makeup? 5 Tips for Sephora Shoppers

Here's why Sephoraholics swear by this retail giant...

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Sephora carries just about any type of makeup in virtually every color.

Did you know that a quick hop onto can give you free product try-ons of lip color and false eyelashes? And it’s a snap to view virtual tutorials for smoky eyes and easy application of eyeliner.

But why stop there? Experience all the perks Sephora offers and you’ll see why so many women in NJ and around the world make this retail giant their makeup go-to. Here are 5 top tips for saving time and money with Sephora:

1. Super-Fast Shipping

If you buy a lot of makeup and don’t have time to drive to the mall, join Sephora Flash. It’s well worth the $10 annual fee because you’ll get free, two-day shipping with no minimum purchase required. And if you’re having a makeup emergency, just count on your Sephora Flash membership to have it shipped overnight for a paltry $5.95.

2. Cheerful Returns — No Questions Asked

All products are returnable with a receipt. Considering that you can return a lipstick that’s the wrong shade, or return foundation that’s too powdery, this is a really great perk. Can’t find your Sephora receipt? Worry not. You can always get store credit for other goodies.

3. Product Test-Drives

Just ask a Sephora employee for help and you can try lots of product samples at home and also get free, in-store 15-minute mini makeovers…plus free 45-minute full-face makeovers whenever you spend $50 on a single purchase. Just be sure to specify whether you want a mini or full makeover. Walk-ins are welcome for mini makeovers, but it’s better to schedule an appointment for a full makeover.

4. Extra Goodies for Loyal Customers

Spend $350 within 12 months and qualify for Very Important Beauty Insider (VIB) status with treats like free birthday gifts, coupons and invitations to special events. If you’re a Sephora addict, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can spend $350 a year.

5. $1,000 Earns Elite Access

If you’re a Sephoraholic who doles out at least $1,000 a year in cosmetics, you qualify for VIB Rouge status. Rouge customers snag extra goodies like freebies, unlimited makeovers, free two-day shipping and exclusive access to store events that sometimes host Hollywood celebs. Who knows? You might find yourself rubbing elbows with your fave movie stars.

Sephora operates about 1,900 stores in 29 countries, with more than 360 stores across North America. New Jersey Sephora locations include Rockaway, Short Hills, Bridgewater, Wayne, Edison, Woodbridge, Paramus, East Brunswick, Jersey City, Trenton, Lawrenceville, Eatontown, Cherry Hill, Deptford and Mays Landing. So many stores, so little time…

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