Cosmetics are expensive, no dubt about it. In fact, the average woman spends $100 annually on makeup.
If you know what brand and color you use, you can save money by shopping online and through sites that offer customer loyalty rewards. A few to consider.
Sephora — Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend, after you become a member of their BeautyInsider membership rewards program. When you get to 100 points, you can spend your points to receive 1 of 3 samples, which change weekly. Earn 500 points, and use them to get a free, limited-edition product. And, visit Sephora during the month of your birthday to receive a free gift!
Sephora also offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more, along with 3 free samples you select at checkout online.
You can also earn 4 percent cash back on all purchases through ShopAtHome or 3.5 percent through Ebates.com.
Ulta offers 2 membership reward plans:
- Ultimate Rewards is free to join, gives you coupons (up to 15 annually), earn bonus points with every dollar you spend.
- The Club at Ulta Rewards offers you rewards based on the amount you spend during a specific time period. There are 6 levels, at $50 increments, starting at $50 through $300.
You can also earn 5 percent cash back on all purchases through ShopAtHome or 4 percent through Ebates.com.
LovelySkin — Create a new account and you can choose 1 of 21 products to receive for free, no purchase necessary. I chose the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream, a $9.17 value. LovelySkin offers 3 free samples with every purchase. Here’s a bit more on their membership benefits from the LovelySkin website:
Every individual that registers on LovelySkin.com is a special and valued customer awarded with Silver Status and 2% back in rewards towards future purchases. Reach designated spending levels during a calendar year and you’ll be eligible for Gold ($1,000 in purchases per year), Platinum ($1,500 in purchases per year) or Diamond status ($2,500 in purchases per year) and receive even more rewards back. Receive 4% back in rewards points towards future purchases for Gold Status and 6% back for Platinum and Diamond along with other benefits (see below)! Learn more about our rewards program!
We take pride in our outstanding customer service and want to show our thanks for your patronage in as many ways as possible. Additionally, we truly appreciate your loyalty. That’s why if you spend $1,000 or more at LovelySkin.com, you’ll be eligible to receive exclusive discounts on every purchase, upgraded shipping offers, and hundreds of dollars’ worth of free gifts per year! We are also excited to add a new elite category, Diamond Status!
Amuse Big Fan Makeup Kit, from Cherry Culture $10.99
In searching for other makeup/cosmetic rewards programs, I also came across Cherry Culture. They are currently having a MEGA SALE! Lucky us!
- Amuse Eyeshadow palettes, $1.99-$19.99
- Lip gloss, $0.99
- SUPER CUTE! Amuse Big Fan Makeup Kit, $10.99 (Eyeshadow, Blusher, Lip Gloss, Press Powder, Mascara, Body Glitter, Glitter Dust, Eye Pencil and Lip Pencil)
- Lip pencil, $0.75, and eye liner, $0.99
- Nail polish, $1.49
And here’s a bit about their rewards program:
Cherry Culture Rewards Program was created as a way to bring extra value to our very best customers. It’s our way of saying thank you for shopping at CherryCulture.com.
Taking advantage of the Cherry Culture Rewards Program is easy. Shop at CherryCulture.com and earn 1 Point for each $1 spent on qualifying merchandise. Taxes, shipping charges, coupons and gift cards do not count towards earning Reward Points. Rewards are displayed on the invoice at the time of purchase.
Your Rewards are summarized on the Rewards Program page under My Account as well as on your purchasing invoice. The reward points are awarded when your order status is set to Completed.
Reward points are tracked automatically and when they reach 250 points, you may convert them towards a Cherry Culture Gift Card.
Smashbox — Smashbox’s Pretty Points rewards program: For every $1 you spend, you’ll earn 5 points. Once your account hits 500 earned* points, you’ll receive a $10 Rewards Certificate that can be used on your next purchase. (*Points become earned 30 days after your purchase ships); also choose a free sample with each order; and when you join the Pretty Points Loyalty Rewards Program, a free gift will be added automatically to your shopping cart when you checkout between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Earn 5 percent cashback from ShopAtHome or 4 percent from Ebates.com.