Sephora 20% Off for VIBs Coming This November!

Beginning November 7th, Sephora is inviting VIBs for a Celebration of Giftopia, where VIBs will get 20% off from November 7th through November 11th.  Use the code VIBTOPIA to save 20% off all VIB purchases online.  Sephora states you should have received an invite by 11/5, but as long as your status shows as VIB/VIB Rouge, you should be eligible to use the discount code VIBTOPIA.

Canadian readers should be able to use the discount online and in-stores per Sephora’s Beauty Talk FAQ.

Note:  No official information yet on what will be available for BIs as Sephora provided this information officially just for VIBs and said to stay tuned for other upcoming promotions for BIs and VIBs.  When I have official information, you’ll see me post about it here. 🙂

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Woohoo! I’ve been waiting for one of you beauty bloggers to post this! I just hope they do the VIB and friend 20% again this year. I have a co-worker that wants me to share the VIB savings with. She’s got a 13 year old that just starting having interest in makeup.

Been waiting for official info straight from Sephora corporate so there’s no confusion 🙂 Just got it today with a go ahead to post!

I got the mailer a couple of days ago–there’s a 20% off VIB coupon and a 20% off for a friend coupon (the VIB has to be present as well, though)

Quick question… I have to present (with my VIB card) with my friend when she uses the VIB Friend’s code that I’ve given to her… Does any one know, does her purchase count towards my VIB points since I have to be present? The email that I received from Sephora (no mailer for me) also included a one-time use code that I can email to a friend, for an online purchase only, and in order to send the code I also have to include my VIB acct info. I’m going to give her the code regardless but just wondering if her purchases equal points for me as well. Any one know? This is my first year as a VIB 🙂

I read that on a post in specktra too. This person had VIB rouge but received the regular VIB 20% discount.

I hope that when rouge gets their discount that it will be more than the vib discount of 20%.

20% is a lot, but you would think that rouge would get more since it’s much much harder to get rouge status.

Hi there, if you don’t have a card, you can still participate in this promotion. When you are checking out in store , just tell them that you don’t have a card and they should ask for your email address. If you haven’t receive the email, I think your best bet is just shop online and just the code ‘VIBTOPIA’. I should work.

Christine, I need some advice/info and I’m hoping you can help. I just recently got into makeup this year and I have been saving up some money for the last few months. I have almost $500 saved up and I’m hoping to participate in the VIB sale. I’m only a BI because I heard that Sephora does this sale every November and a few months ago I decided to save up and wait for 20% off instead of spending full price for products. Would you say it’s easy to participate in the sale if you’re not a VIB? I’m honestly thinking of just showing up at Sephora and saying “Look, I have all this money I want to spend at your store, but I only want to do it if I get 20% off.” Any chance you think that would work? I don’t know anybody that shops at Sephora that could get me a code (if they do the VIB and friend). I’m seriously starting to stress out about this because I don’t want to miss out on this sale! Thanks for any insight you can offer.

Hey Alyssa,

They have been changing their November sales over the past couple of years. I went through my past posts, and I don’t think Sephora offered a % off for BIs during November of 2012 (they did this past April during Chic Week). You might find someone (a stranger) who may be willing to part with their friend code if you are there the first night of the sale (so you’d have a lot of people there) if they don’t have a friend with them (they have to be present for you to get the discount). As a heads up, depending on what brands you were purchasing, usually has a 20% off F&F sale in November as well (no info on that yet).

Wait for the 20%. They have it every yr even if you ain’t bi or vib. I am vib. If I get the friend code which I most likely will you can have it. Email me at [email protected]

You’ll find plenty of people here willing to share their code. Do not, do not pay full price.

Phyrra- I LOVED your review on KVD palette. The lighting you use is fantastic. I hate it when people review things with lighting so poor that everything looks yellow. I also love your hair color. 😀

oh thank you! I have a light kit with umbrellas and a ton of natural light in my bedroom. I sometimes still feel like it’s not enough light even with all my daylight bulbs!

I also agree with you about the VIB Rouge thing not netting anything remarkable. I will be cutting WAY back this year b/c of our health care expenses, so Sephora will not be getting my standard crazy amount of purchasing anymore. Can’t wear makeup if I’m dead, yanno?

I’m personally not a VIB ROUGE member but even I feel you all (ROUGE members) should of received SOMETHING extra or special. Especially since Rouge members spend such a crazy amount of money. Hopefully something will pop up during the rest of the year?

I can definitely understand why it would be nice if VIB Rouge members would receive something extra – since it seems only fair.

However, as a BI only, I think it’s pretty lame that we get nothing – no discount at all.

This is why Ulta has been getting my money. Don’t feel it should be that hard to get a lousy 20% once or twice a year. Yet, if you are a VIB you can give a discount to a friend – even if they are not a regular Sephora customer (huh?)

I don’t like Sephora in how they do their business. There are items I would like to buy but won’t without a discount. Every customer helps to keep them in business so I think ALL customers should be rewarded somehow.

I called the 877-SEPHORA line and asked them if there will be any early access to the VIBTOPIA event (my tiny Nebraska Sephora doesn’t carry the high-end items) to beat the rush on highly popular brands.

Last year the system crashed, and I had to call my order in. Some of the items on my list were sold out before I got the order in.

The Sephora CSR checked with a supervisor who told her, “Well, VIB Rouges do get free makeovers, events where champagne and confections are served.”

Well, La-De-Da. I don’t consume sugar or alcohol of any kind under any circumstances, so Sephora can bite me.

I have to use them to get to my tried and true MUFE products and some of the LE releases that come through UD and other brands, but I’m tired of these games.

They should have told me I’ve earned VIB Rouge-colored Sucker status! 😡

Sorry for all the bitching, Christine. I know you have to read this whining from us every year, and I know it has nothing to do with you.

As always I appreciate you keeping me more informed than Sephora CSRs. <3 😀

Glad you posted about this!! I was waiting for you to! Do you know if I can use the coupon I get as a VIB member both online and in store? Like, is it a one time use coupon? (I plan to go to store the 7th, but then make one order for the things they don’t have in store…)

I’m really not sure – I haven’t received my card, and Sephora seemed to say it was individualized codes but readers are reporting a super generic code.

I saw this post while at work and just came home to find my 20% off cards in the mail. Super excited! You get two, one for you and one for a friend, as stated in the post. I already have my cart with items I have been meaning to purchase. I recently purchased the Hourglass Ambient palette, wish I would’ve waited, but I do have my eye on other goodies.

I hope I’ll get the coupon in the mail, cause somehow the emails I receive from Sephora seem to be “disconnected” from my rewards account (they always show me as a BI with 0 points, although I’m a VIB with 360 points in the bank…) despite the fact that I receive their newsletter on the same email I use for my VIB account.

This is the first time in years that I might not participate in 20% off sale. The only thing I would buy is the LORAC Pro palette but it’s been sold out for a few weeks now. Plus, I found a better deal at Ulta for $39 that includes eye primer and liquid liner.

Do you know if Ulta has a F&F sale or if they put out a coupon that includes prestige brands?

They recently had (maybe have?) a coupon going around that includes some prestige brands, but I think you had to receive an email or the actual card (it seemed like a one-time use code).

I’ve shopped in their store using the card but never signed up on their website until now. Bummer 🙁 Hopefully they have something for Black Friday!

I just qualified this past week. I’m kinda excited. I like how sephora actually gives perks to loyal customers and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. This is so exciting.

I have to admit I was kinda ashamed to achieve that status but you know what? I get incredible perks so it is kinda ok.

I’m so excited for this sale! It’s the first time that I’ve qualified…I’m not sure if that’s something to be proud of or not, lol. I plan to pick up:

1. Dior’s Golden Flower 5 color palette (Only if I hear good reviews before then. I’ve searched the internet and haven’t found much of anything on it.) Will you be reviewing this, Christine?

2. Hourglass ambient lighting powder palette. (I have mood light and it’s fantastic.)

3. Caudalie’s Vinosource SOS serum. It’s super pricey at $48 but it’s lasted a solid 6 months, and I have about 1/8 of the container left.

Thanks Christine for the heads up. Not that I’m not grateful for the 20% off but did the sale just have to coincide with IMATS Toronto November 9-10. This is the 1st year that I planned on going (sad that the closest IMATS requires me to leave the country but that’s another story) All my sad sad wallet can say is why Sephora …why?!

I hate that it coincides with the Holidays, LOL! I have others to shop for this time of year, so I never actually benefit from the sale. I wish they’d move the sale closer to Summer…

The Sephora VIB discounts are typically around the same time each year. One in April and one in November. Usually the first weekend of November. IMATS Toronto is also usually in November, sad part is that this year it coincides with Giftopia. My suggestion (and what I’m planning on doing), hit up Sephora after IMATS for the things you weren’t able to purchase at IMATS. Especially since the lines and crowds get hectic, it might actually be to your benefit to stop by. Granted, that’s if you don’t end up using your whole budget.

It’s so weird. I have almost a thousand points and still am not titled VIB. It’s not points from last year either because I barely started a account at the end of last year. It’s confusing.

I emailed and she said that all points have been added if I bought from a sephora, or sephora online. Where else would be getting my sephora only sets from. I don’t do eBay or amazon. Ugh. Like I know I bought things from sephora, and they aren’t on my purchase history. Thank you writing back. If I don’t get the code, it’s less money spent at sephora anyway. 🙂

Sweet! I’ve got some stocking up to do.
NARS lip pencils, Buxom lipsticks, UD lipsticks, YSL glossy stains, Ole Henriksen skin stuff.
I can tell already I need to reign myself in and not lose my mind & wallet!

I have to spend $90 dollars to become a VIB. do you think if I spend $90 during the sale that I will become a VIB and get the discount on that purchase?

It’s pretty disappointing that they haven’t included anything for regular BI members. I’m a BI, but I’m lucky enough to have a VIB friend who’s offered to share her friend code with me 🙂 Not everyone can do that though, and it would be nice to have a 15% IB code that I could use online for online only items

I agree with you. Sephora is starting to become worse and worse every year. I mean first they changed the ff sale to only include bloggers,butt kissers and friends of employees. We all know friends and family of people who work at sephora use their discount all year round so that sucked and now no word on anything for the BI. Ugh.

Yeah, I’m starting to feel pretty grumpy about it. As a VIB Rouge, I’ve seen no real benefit except I get free shipping no matter how much I spend — $5 or $49.99.

To take advantage of that, I split my orders up into 2 or 3 to take advantage of promos that I would benefit from, like premium samples of certain products, or sale items that are wicked cheap. At least I know I’m costing them more in shipping and samples, but there’s nothing special about the $1,000+ I’ve spent.

I can assure you I will not reach VIB Rouge status again and will pay attention to sites like Ulta and who tend to have better sales more frequently. Who cares about 3 samples and “points” when you never spend them because the 500 point gifts they offer generally suck? I was SO mad when I missed that Bobbi Brown palette. It was gone in hours! @[email protected]

I hope they have some decent 500-point VIB specials. I have over 3,500 points to burn and want something decent and usable!

I feel bad to split orders up, I recycle the boxes
and packaging, I just feel bad to waste more
than I need to so I try to consolidate orders.Y’know?

Well hey, the more packages you order, the more money you give shipping companies, which in turn boosts the economy! The shipping companies employ the people to ship the products who in turn go out and spend their money to boost the economy, and the shipping companies buy the shipping materials from suppliers, or trucks to deliver, which also create more jobs. It’s endless!

Our country needs us! Spend, spend, spend!

But yes, be conscious of your environment and recycle! 🙂

I am a VIB Rouge and just got my Giftopia coupon in the mail. I am a little disappointed that VIB Rouge’s didn’t get something extra, maybe to shop earlier or longer. Makes me wonder what the difference in perks are between VIBs and VIB Rouge’s.

Glad to have the coupon though. Now to fill up my cart 🙂

I think my purchases were too scattered this year to achieve Sephora’s VIB status, unfortunately, but happy purchasing to those who did! 🙂

Hey Sara,

Physical mailers have been sent out and are being received by VIBs, but I don’t think the e-mails will go out until much closer to the launch date.

It’s so frustrating as a loyal Canadian consumer to only have the VIB events in-store. Half of my wishlist is always online only (brands like Sunday Riley, D&G that aren’t available in Canada) with the anticipation that the current year will be the first time they offer online discounts to us Canucks.

I’m thinking this is going to be another year of “womp womp”!

I saved up when I heard about the sale but I’m not a vib member. If anyone has an extra friend’s code could you please send it to me? marfranco9
thank you 🙂

Thank you for posting! I was starting to worry I was going to miss it. My friend got her coupons in the mail this weekend and I haven’t received anything yet. Of course there is the slight chance my husband threw it away so I wouldn’t go shopping lol! I’ve got a wish list I’ve been keeping just for this occasion!

Sephora -better- have an online code for Canadian VIB’s or I’m gonna be so upset! Their family & friends sale was in store only & that was a huuuuge disappointment for me since I’m physically incredibly far away from a Sephora store!! And I mean really far, as in 1500 kilometers/ 932 miles!

I am a VIB rouge but I have not gotten my card or email yet. However when I do I will be more than happy to give my “friend” one away if anyone wants it. Although they are saying the VIB has to be there, which is ridiculous to me. Anyway if anybody wants it , it’s theirs. I did this last year with a random girl and it worked out nicely.

Just putting my question out there if anyone can answer:

I am currently just a BI, but does this discount work if I shop enough to qualify me as a VIB and then enter the code at the checkout? (Probably wont lol)


Look man, you can’t accompany someone online. So if someone gives you their friend code then you can use it online.
Vib you can use the 20% as often as they want during the nov7-11 time. Cos they have the vib attached to their vib email account. But they won’t give you the 20 percent off by default, so either in person or online (online is the all caps vibtopia), you have to tell them explicitly that you want your 20 percent off. Non vibs can’t type the all caps vibtopia online and get the discount cos they don’t have the vib status attached to their account.
The non vibs who use the friend code, can use the shared code only once , only once. If you do it online use the code that has been shared, if you’re doing on person then you have to be accompanied, you can’t read off the funky code and expect the discount in person.

For the vibs it says explicitly on the card they was snail mailed to you, “all vib purchases”.

C’mon peeps let’s share our friend code with people here.

Happy shopping.
Please Someone review the smashbox full exposure eyeshadow thing before next week. I got my eye on it but don’t wanna buy without review.

I would be si grateful to anyone who can share their code with me….I too have a list a mile long and was waiting all this year for this sale….and no one but my “online makeup community” understands my makeup addiction…like noy having yhr coupon is putting me in severe withdrawal but I dont want rehab!!!! I want yo score makeup!!!!

Same here. I emailed Sephora, and they said they send postcards to a “random sample” of VIB members and everyone would get emails. That sounded fishy, so I called. On the phone they said they sent the postcards out in “waves,” and that I must be in the last batch. They assured me I’d receive the postcard “by November 7” and an email “before the sale.” When I pointed out my concern that things might sell out before I even got my code, they told me I could call back the day before the sale (so, today) to get a promo code over the phone. Frankly, I think they mean well but I don’t think anyone I’ve heard from knows what they’re talking about.

This is the first year I’ve gotten my postcard in time.

If I were you, Sallie, I would ride them hard. Call in and don’t give up until you get a code over the phone.

I agree with you in that I don’t think they do it deliberately; I think it’s the latter (one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing).

The anticipation is so much fun but not so much when you’re hoping to get your code in time so you can get your top picks.

I hope you get your code and everything on your wish list! 😀

Unforunately I am also one of the many people that are only at the BI status and I have 2 daughters that want a lot of make-up for Christmas I was wondering if anyone would have an extra Friend Code that I could use online. My email is [email protected]….i would appreciate it so very much!!! thanks!!

Hi all, I am from Singapore and the prices of the same items in our Sephora is severely marked up :(. I usually try to buy direct from the Sephora USA website to save myself some money.

Was wondering if any kind fellow Temptalia readers here is so kind to share your friend code with me please? It will really help me a lot and I will be so super grateful. My e-mail is celine_chanks [at] hotmail. [dot] com.

Many thanks in advance, all!!

Hi, would really really appreciate someone sharing their friend code with me..ive been holding off buying for months coz i thought us bi’s would atleast 15% code..super disappointed i need some good skincare 🙁 .. my email is: ..tia!

Hey can someone answer my question? I have two account and if I combined the points on them
I would have enough to be VIB can sephora combine my points ??? I really hope so because I guess that’s my only chance on getting into this sale . If anyone knows the answer let me know ! Thanks ! Have a blessed day !

I am dreading this sale, I went NUTS last year. It’s exciting
and scary all at once haha. Our wallets will be on fire.
Can’t decide on the Vice 2 or not, I don’t care for the black
or pink shades, I really like some of them others not so much.
I can’t decide I love the purple box though! Will be getting
some staples for sure, NARS foundation, cleanser etc.

I have been editing my cart for 2 weeks now, but I think I have narrowed it down to”

Tarte LipSurgence Collector’s set
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (though I’m a tad on the fence because of how dark Radiant Light is/)
Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadows (after reading your recommendation I had to try these tonight in-store and loved them!)
Guerlain Météorites Pearls in Teint Rose 01
Fresh Crème Ancienne® Tradition Anti-Aging Skincare Set (Holiday gift for my mom!)

I will probably pick up some brushes too, and of course since this lasts a few days I might also try another foundation lol as if I need more! I bought so much with the F&F sale as well argh! Your reviews of all these products have been SO helpful though, I can’t thank you enough!

I did not know that members need to hoard points in order to reach Vib/vib rouge! I happily exchanged my points for beauty samples! I should have been a vib rouge by now. Now i cant even get a 20% off. Bummer!

Ayen, you don’t need to hoard the points, you just need to spend at least $350 in a year, your account should let you know how much more you need to spend to reach the next status

Does anyone have an extra friend code?
I am one of the many who would appreciate 20% off code. If anyone has one to spare I would greatly appreciate it!!! My roommate and I both want to buy the Clarisonic Mia 2 and would love to get a discount. I know this is a lot to ask of a stranger! Thank you in advance!!!!
[email protected]

Any Sephora BI members looking to make a”trade?”
I will send my VIB Friend 20% Discount email to you now if you will send your BI Friend Discount to me when your sale starts. Many of my wish list items are sold out, so I’m hoping they will be in stock by the time the BI sale starts.
Email: [email protected]

I’m so glad that Canadians finally get to participate in the sale online as well. I had two separate orders planned. One online and one in-store. My online order had items that are not available in store as well as items I was worried may sell out in store before I could get there. So today I placed an order for:

beautyblender double blender set in black (never tried these yet!)
Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in Bonne Aventure 986
Laura Mercier Artist palette
Sunday Riley Start Over Active eye cream
Hourglass ambient lighting palette
Givenchy Le Rouge Intense matte lipsticks in Violine Precieux 312, Rose Precieux 311 and Rose D’Exception 206.

In-store purchases I will hopefully make today or tomorrow:

Urban Decay all nighter spray
Glamglow Gift Sexy
beautyblender solid sponge cleanser
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Dior Gel Coat
MUFE primer in pink
Dior Airflash CC primer
Givenchy Le Rouge in Grenat Initie 307

I had the Hourglass Ambient Powder palette in my cart and before I could check out, it sold out!!! Grrrrrr! My nearest Sephora store doesn’t carry Hourglass so I guess I won’t see it again online until after the sale. SMH

I’m planning to stock up on Smashbox Waterproof Kohl eyeliner in Raven, (Stays on my waterline better tan Bobbi Brown gel liner!) maybe try a Tarte Amazonian Clay blush, and try my very best NOT to buy any new eyeshadow palettes. (UD Vice 2 or one of the new UD Face Cases)

I had my basket all ready and then realized my online account doesn’t reflect my VIB status! Could someone please share their friend code with me?? It would mean a lot to me 🙂 Thanks a lot guys! I really appreciate it! [email protected]

Hi Sandie! I just filled out a form on Sephora’s website for you, you should be receiving an email with the code soon. Please reply to this comment to let me know that you got the email. Enjoy! 😀

I already sent out my friend discount email, but since I am constantly at the mall anyways…….
If anyone wants to make a purchase in-store (MOA or Southdale Mall only), then I’d be willing to be your VIB sponsor.
Email: [email protected]

I’ve been waiting for the Sephora sale to get presents for family & friends. I’ve been saving up to get some skincare products for myself as well. I wanted to treat myself to something for passing my nursing boards. I’m only a BI and I’m so disappointed that we aren’t eligible for this sale. If anyone has a friend coupon to spare, please let me know! I would be eternally grateful! My email is [email protected]

Hello! Any VIB’s have a spare friend code you don’t plan on giving out?! I’m a lowly BI, but would be very grateful to participate in the sale if anyone has a spare code! Here is my email: [email protected]. Thanks, fingers crossed!!

Hi (:
Im A VIB and I didnt get an email or anything in the mail and I was wanted to go buy something in the store. Any advice? Do I contact Sephora?

This is a shot in the dark since the sale already started but I didn’t realize I wasn’t a VIB this year! I was just waiting and waiting for my card in the mail and it never came so I logged in online and booooo about $45 shy. If anyone isn’t using their friend code I would be more than happy to use it to order my ever-growing Sephora list!! [email protected]

Hi Leigh!!!

I just filled out an online form for you so you should be getting an email anytime now with your coupon code. Enjoy your 20% from a “secret santa”!!! I think this makes me feel better than you do!! If you have any problems, you can email me at [email protected]


Hello everyone! I was so excited to hear about the sale but completed missed the part where you have to be a VIB lol My shopping cart is filled with lots of goodies but unfortunately, it has blown my budget!

I’ll be super duper grateful if one of you lovely ladies can send me the friends code to my email beautyandthing[at]

I was in a sephora store the other day and they told me if I place an order worth $350 during this sale, I will be qualified to use the coupon code … but it didn’t work when I tried online and when I called Sephora, they told me I could only use it if I was already a VIB member 🙁 I’m super bummed that I was misinformed 🙁 I would really really appreciate it if anyone has an extra friend code that they would share with me.

my email is [email protected]
Thank you in advance!!! 🙂

Does anyone have a friend code they could share? I was only $50 away from being a VIB this year :(. I would greatly appreciate it if someone shared their friend code with me . My email is [email protected] .Thank you!!

I don’t know if there are enough Friends Code to go around, but if anyone has a friends code they wouldn’t mind parting with my email is kimmy.nguyen07[at] Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

Hi ladies,

If any of you would be kind enough to share your friend code, I’d really appreciate it! I barely missed the cutoff the for VIB status this year… Also, when there’s a BI sale later this year and I get a friend code for that, I’d be happy to share that back with you!

Thank you in advance!!!

[email protected]

I would really appreciate it if anyone could share a friends’ code with me! Shopping for holiday season is really budget-consuming and I would love any savings if possible. Unfortunately I am only a BI, but when the BI sale starts I will make sure to spread the love around! Thank you in advance!
my email: [email protected]

I’m a beauty insider and i tried the VIBTOPIA code anyways at the end of my order and it worked!!!! I’m super happy!! You guys should try too 🙂

Any word if there will be a sale for BI members? I thought they had one previous years around the Holidays. I’ve been holding off purchasing certain items waiting till the sale. I’ll be sad if they don’t have one for us this year.

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