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Sephora Employees Reveal Awesome Shopping Hacks

Updated March 29, 2021 3.3k votes 696 voters 33.9k views16 items

List RulesAny day is a good day to go to Sephora. Which hacks will you be using on your next visit? Vote them up!

If you're a diehard makeup lover, then the chances are that you're always down to save money at Sephora. Here you'll find a list of tried and true shopping tricks and tales straight from employees that will help you score free items and get you the most value for your dollar each and every time you venture in for another shameless makeup binge. Whether you love shopping online or prefer experiencing the cosmetic wonderland live and in person, these Sephora hacks may just get you through your next purchase with money left over. 

You'll learn why you should never buy fragrance unless it's in a sampler pack and why there's no need to succumb to the temptation of travel sized impulse items as you wait in the checkout line. You'll also be armed with everything you need to know about Sephora's return policy and find out why it's not necessarily a bad thing if the item you're looking for is out of stock. 

Let the savings begin.

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  • 5. Get The Best Deal By Hitting Up The Value Sets

    Photo: Aldo Max / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY 3.0

    When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, look no further than Sephora's value sets. They usually feature products from either the same or mixed brands (such as the Sephora Favorites Set). Think of it as a sort of bundle deal that can save you up to 70% off.

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  • 6. Just Look Down

    Like many stores, Sephora tends to put their most expensive items at eye level. Look a little lower, however, and you may strike gold with cheaper items of comparable quality.

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  • 7. Take Advantage Of Delayed Discounts

    Ever bought a high priced item only to see it on sale the next day? Fear not! Just take it in for a price readjustment within the next two weeks.

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  • 8. Always Check The Beauty Deals Page Online

    Make sure you check out the Beauty Deals page at Sephora.com. Not only will you stay up to date on all the latest deals both in stores and online, you'll also get an extra free trial sized item in addition to the 3 free samples you receive with every order. Just select the one you like and type in the code when you're ready to check out.

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