Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Sephora 15% off Sale — Spring Makeup Madness!


V.I.B.s (Beauty Insiders who spend over $350 in a calendar year) can save 15% off their entire purchase from April 8th through the 19th with online code V48ML6. In order to save 15% in-store, you do need to have the coupon. I received mine via snail mail last weekend, and I don’t know if they’ll be sending one out via email as well.

Fine Print (for VIB): Select stores will have different event hours; check your local store for exact times. Online use promo code V48ML6. Valid April 8th through April 19th, 2010 at 11:59PM PST and may be used in Sephora stores and Sephora inside JCPenney stores during regular store hours and on (excluding Canadian checkout on Offer limited to Sephora V.I.B.’s only. Voucher must be presented at time of redemption when used in store. No minimum purchase required. May not be combined with any other offers. Not valid on prior purchases. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Not responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. Sephora reserves the right to change or rescind this offer at any time. Not valid for Sephora employees. Learn more about the V.I.B. program at any Sephora store or online at

B.I.s (Beauty Insiders–anyone is free to sign-up, it doesn’t cost anything!) save 15% off their entire purchase from April 12th through the 19th with online code BI15. As you can see, the image I have is quite small, so I can’t make out much of the fine print. Hopefully, I will have those details for you soon…

Are you shopping the sale? What’s on your list?

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84 thoughts on “Sephora 15% off Sale — Spring Makeup Madness!

  1. Wilcoa

    I really want to get that Dior Crush Glow palette after seeing your review – the palette ust looks so gorgeous.. So hopefully they’ll have that in stores when I stop by. Outside of that I’m wanting to pick up some MUFE aqua eyeliners, and anything else that catches my eye ;P

  2. Emily

    I got one in my e-mail so I’m sure other people will too! =)

  3. liz

    making a cart now!

  4. Ada

    guess i can stock up some more NARS stuff…maybe some marc jacobs frangrance ^^

  5. cady

    gah, i’m a VIB but never got the email, and i don’t currently live at home so i never got the physical voucher. Any idea how i could find it without having to shop online? i want to get matched for a Tarte Tinted moisturizer!

  6. Christine shen

    guerlain Rouge G gerdenia =)

  7. running low on my makeupforever HD full coverage foundation. gotta restock

  8. I wish the V.I.B. discount was higher since V.I.B.s are supposed to get “exclusive” deals.. They’re the same deal!! Anyways, Urban Decay is having their FF sale too.. 30% off. “1SFNF” so if you plan to buy lots of UD, just get it from their site!

  9. Nicole

    I hope Canadians get to delight in the 15% off too! :p

  10. Michelle

    My list so far:

    Urban Decay Summer of Love Shadow Palette
    Too Faced Lip Insurance
    Korres Peach Mango lipstick
    replacement Clarisonic brush head

  11. Gah.. I seriously cannot decide if I want to get the Guerlain Meteorites or not… or which one!

  12. Hi Christine!
    Do you know whether the Beautiy Insider sale is available to Canada as well?

  13. Michelle


    Mines was waiting for me in my mailbox when I got home.

  14. Kim L

    Korres blush on sale if the sale is still on. Probably Dior eye shadows too!

  15. Sixx

    I wonder if UD planned their F&F sale to compete with this? I love competition. =)

  16. A;ice

    OMG I LOVE THIS SALE! I really like the UD F&F sale, but other than UDPP, I really don’t use any UD products.

    Can anyone recommend a foundation for acne prone combination skintone? I’m looking into the YSL one and Nars sheer glow since everyone raves about them. I’ve been using Khiel’s tinted moisturizer for the longest time because I hate the feeling of heavy foundation… but i feel like it’s time for me to perfect (or hide) my skin again! Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Thanks!

    • Nana

      shiseido sheer matifying compact.

      i have very oily/combination skin with acne/acne scars. i was using mineral foundation for couple years now, but my dermatologist told me mineral fd can cause breakout for some ppl. so i switched to shiseido, and i’m loving this soo much. it sucks up the oil, covers well, and my acne calmed down. highly recommended!

    • Wenny

      I too have acne prone skin and have alot of hyperpigmentation from acne. I was given a sample of Korres Ginger and Vitamin Lightweight foundation at one of the Sephora stores and fell in love with it. It is water-based foundation, very hydrating.

      I heard great things about MUFE matte foundation, and will ask for a sample next time I stop by Sephora stores.

    • Ophelia

      try the neutragena skin makeup thing that everyone is talking about! in my opinion, it is a good dupe for nars sheet glow AND it says that helps blemishes! it’s a bit more affordable too =)

  17. meghan

    waiting on my email!

  18. LNU

    I’m so jealous VIBs get it early. Hope the stuff I want isn’t sold out, sigh.

  19. Daphnee

    I’m hoping I get this coupon via regular mail or email (maybe they’ll send it out later this week) because it is an opportunity to save on the more expensive makeup (e.g., NARS and MUFE).

  20. I’m in Canada and I got an email! Yay! It’s in store only-but Yay!

  21. i’m a beauty insider, how come i didn’t get an email :(

  22. Lisa K

    Hi Christine, I wanted to make a request of you, if you get the chance to read this comment. I really enjoy your website and the classy way you do things here, what with the LimeCrime drama and just in how you take the time to answer comments, even though I’m sure you are swamped with them. It really seems like you put a lot of love into this website!

    Was just curious if you’d ever swatch all the MAC your-lips-but-better pinky nude lipstick colors side by side, like Blankety, Hue, Modesty, Brave, Kinda Sexy, etc. I’m trying to buy a color sight unseen because we don’t have a MAC counter in my town, and just going off the descriptions to see which one has enough mauve/brown tones to be flattering on cool fair skin. It’d be a lot easier with side by side swatches, though! If you get the chance, or feel like doing a swatch post of lipsticks, I’d really appreciate the pinks grouped together like that. At any rate, I love your blog and will continue reading to see the reviews of high end products (love your lancome and bobbi brown reviews especially!!) and see what’s new in terms of product launches. Thank you for all that you to do make make up shopping more fun! :)

    Kind regards,

  23. victoria

    i just got mine thrugh email as well but what i really want are chanel’s rouge coco lipsticks :(

  24. I’m totally hauling! Haven’t decided exactly what yet, but I have $65 in gift cards from my birthday and I’m definitely getting the Shu Uemura Face Architect Foundation. We’ll see!

  25. I just got my discount coupon via e-mail. I didn’t get mine in the mail like you did. I sure hope no one swiped my coupon in the mail and plans on using it. If someone gets a hold of my coupon card in the mail and uses it, will that void out my coupon e-mailed to me?

  26. Emily

    Thank you thank you for posting this info up! I have been holding out on picking up the MUFE Face and Body Foundation, waiting for a coupon. If you didn’t post this up, I would’ve waltzed in there tomorrow and bought it because I am getting so tired of waiting!

  27. Irene

    Hi Christine,

    I can’t seem to sign up as beauty insider :( i think it’s only available for US resident. Do you think i can use the print out of the voucher to make an in-store purchase? i’m going to US ard next week.

  28. daphne

    I’m not actually entirely sure I need anything. Hm. But I might take the opportunity to get a backup of my Korres TM at a discount. I’m thiiinking about getting a Dior Skinshimmer Star, but I am so in love with Benefit High Beam right now that I’m not sure I’d ever use it.

  29. Anny

    Darn I wish I was at a VIB status there!

  30. Fari

    I’ve been waiting for one of these yet now that its here, I don’t even know what I want. Anyone have any suggestions? I think I’m in a makeup buying funk. lol.

  31. Reese

    Picked up a few of the Tokidoki eyeshadows and a Juicy tote :)

  32. Openexpression

    Hi Christine! Could you recommend a good moisturizer that is available at Sephora?

  33. Carrie

    Thanks for the heads up! I ordered some of the more expensive things on my wish list, a Mother’s Day gift, and some presents for my sister’s upcoming b-day. :)

  34. Alice

    I have several things on my list, but I need to wait until my next paycheck! Do you know if Sephora runs out of the goods during these sales usually?

  35. Peggy

    Hi, I wanted to know if there is going to be a Sephora friends and family coupon anytime this month because if I’m not wrong, didn’t Sephora have f&f event twice a year or is this V.I.B spring makeup madness 15% sale taking over it? thanks.

  36. yay! i just placed an order for the pink clarisonic mia & the harajuku lovers sunshine cuties love edt. can’t wait 😀

  37. Laura

    Sounds like I’m the only one who thinks 15 percent is NOT worth it!

    • Ellie

      Nah, I’m definitely skipping on this one, too. I have too much to save for, like MAC’s beach-themed and cat-themed collections.

  38. Amanda

    Just to confirm can the online code be used multiple times thoughout the promotion like the in-store coupon?

  39. Jazz

    I want some more urban decay eyeliners , but I feel that it would be cheaper to use the urban decay discount

  40. Kathryn

    Canadians only get 10% off and our prices are higher :(

    • Andrea

      It’s definitely 15% for us too!!! But yeah, our prices are higher :(

      • Nicole

        It’s ridiculous. Our dollar is almost equal to the US right now!! I’m planning on swatching a few things at Holt and the Bay, and then checking to see if I can buy for cheaper from Nordstrom/Neimans/etc online. I know Canadian orders can use the free shipping codes on from Neimans. It’s stupid how often we’re ripped off. :(

  41. julianne

    where do i print/how do i print out the coupon for the regular beauty insiders????
    I really wanna buy some things in my store!

  42. Beth

    Does anyone know if this is one-time use only? I went in today to stock up on cleanser/moisturizer, and was think about giving the Benefit velvet eyeshadows a try. One of the colors was not carried in-store, so I put a few things back and was going to just order the rest of the stuff with the online code. Well…got home and the other e/s I wanted is OOS online, but they had it in-store. So, can I go back and use my coupon again to get that one item?

    • I believe it’s the same code, soo, yes. If they didn’t take your physical coupon, then I’d also assume it was for repeat use.

      • Melissa

        has anyone gotten the coupon for regular beauty insiders in their email yet?

        • LNU

          NO! I’ve been checking my email often and nothing, my friend hasn’t gotten it yet either. :(
          I hope they send it in on time cause I don’t want my stuff to sell out.

          • LNU

            I just tried the BI15 code on the website and it seems to be working when you apply it to your bag before checkout!

    • Beth

      Well, I answered my own question today. I went back to Sephora and when I checked out this time, the girl rang up the coupon, and gave it back to me. She said “you can use this as many times as you like during the sale.” The store I was at yesterday kept my coupon. (I went to a different one, as I am ashamed that the girls at the store I normally go to know my name, and I was just there yesterday, LOL.)

      Anyway, I got Benefit velvet eyeshadows in Leggy, Buckle Bunny, and Nice Melons. (The first store didn’t carry Nice Melons, so now I don’t need to do an online order.)

      Yesterday I just stocked up on stuff I would normally buy, anyway, so even though the discount isn’t huge, it will save me $$ in the long run: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment; Clinique Moisture Surge; and Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel.

      Of course, now I can’t afford to buy a single thing, so I can save up for MAC’s beach-themed collection.

  43. Jenni

    When placing an order online, you can’t use both this 15% code and another promotional code for a deluxe sample etc.. right?

  44. Evelyn

    I can’t decide what to buy! I went into 2 sephoras and I walked out with nothing! I don’t see anything really exciting. :(

  45. Jen

    I used the coupon when I bought nars sheer glow foundation, a tarte lip stain, and a roll on perfume. I love all of the stuff that I got!

  46. Ada

    i’m hoping canada will have our own f&f sale soon ^^ going to get me some perfume

  47. rashmi

    hey christine hope u had nice weekend
    mine was great had gone to see a bollywood movie …
    u know i told u abt my purchase at sephore 2 days back…
    m still thinking to spoil myself a little bit ( m too greedy especially in the month of april) hahhaha
    pls tell me a good sunscream , affordable moisturizer , loose powder n anything else i can buy
    i dont have any of the MUFE products , i just bought # 23 lipstick that day … u have any sugg. for this particular brand???
    u know i loved ur 5 min look sooo much i sent the link to so many friends of mine…
    n the one in texas her name is ENA she is a big fan of urs honey , she was like hey send me the link for sephora discount m gonna order the same lip combo… u know seriouslly that was sooo tempting n desirable ohhh how could ur boyfriend resisted … pls let me know :)
    as soon as i get that i have so many ideas to show it off hahahha
    i tried girl abt town with pink poodle but it wasnt as preety as urs darling

    • Hi Rashmi,

      You should try their HD blushes — I think you’d like them! :) Very pretty and great in hot weather.

      For sunscreen, try Shiseido – love all of theirs. For a moisturizer, try Clinique Maximum Hydrator. For a loose powder, try Laura Mercier’s.

      Thank you!

  48. liz

    placed order :-)

    there are a few things i passed on til my bday next month but i have a healthy amount of stuff coming in 7 – 10 business days.