If there’s one thing that we love, it’s free stuff! Check out these amazing Sephora birthday gifts for 2022 that you can claim absolutely free!
Sephora is a well-known one-stop shop for all things beauty, and it’s one of the most popular go-to places for people to get their beauty, skincare, fragrance, and haircare products. They carry the most highly-coveted beauty brands, ranging from luxury down to some drugstore options.
As part of the perks of their loyalty program, Sephora offers free birthday gift offerings for all their members; Insiders, VIBs and VIB rouge members can all get a beauty gift for absolutely free! Plus, this year, you can also claim your birthday gift at Kohl’s, both online and offline.
This year’s product lineup is looking extra good, with Laura Mercier, Amika, Tatcha and NARS being the 4 core brands on offer, and rotating birthday gifts coming from Charlotte Tilbury (for VIB and VIB rouge members), as well as Olaplex and ILIA (for Insiders).
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Without further ado, let’s jump into the highly anticipated 2022 Sephora birthday gifts guide!
2022 Sephora Birthday Gifts
1. Laura Mercier
First up on the list is Laura Mercier, one of Sephora’s top brands for 2022. The free gift is a 2-piece set containing the mini version of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (5g/0.17oz) and a mini version of the Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeshadow Stick in the shade Strapless (1g/0.03oz).
The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a cul-favorite that should be in every girl’s makeup kit. It works on all skin tones and it the perfect way to add a soft airbrushes look to your makeup, without setting in to any fine lines you may have on your face.
The Caviar Stick Eye Shadow in shade Straple is a golden taupe shimmer shade that looks flattering on all skin tones. This long-lasting, creamy eyeshadow stick glides on beautifully against your lids, creating a smooth and creaseless look with a rich color payoff.
If you’re looking for a cruelty-free brand, Amika offers the perfect birthday present. The beauty company is also cruelty-free and vegan, meaning all of its products are made without any animal ingredients or byproducts.
If you’ve ever wanted to try the Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo, Soulfood Nourishing Mask, or Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask, now is a great time, because you can claim the mini versions of all of them during your birthday month!
This three-piece Amika set is perfect for anyone who needs a little help with their hair. The dry shampoo will instantly fix oily hair and add volume and style, while the nourishing mask will leave your hair smooth, soft and shiny.
And if you’re in a rush or just want something to give your hair some extra hydration in 60 seconds or less, the Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask, formulated with amino acid complex, hydrolyzed flax seed, and red wine extract, is here to save the day!
Tatcha is a Japanese brand known for its skincare products that deliver what they promise. In this year’s lineup, you get minis of the Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser and the Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer, which are amazing additions to your winter skincare routine, as well as a sample of the Liquid Silk Canvas primer.
If you’re looking for a primer that feels like silk, look no further than Tatcha’s Liquid Silk Canvas – it’s the best foundation prep for your face. Its lightweight formula contains botanical extracts and helps prevent clogged pores.
The Tatcha Rice Wash Skin Cleanser, on the other hand, is a pH-neutral cleanser that washes away debris without stripping the skin. It’s based on a Japanese beauty ritual that leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated, and contains Japanese Algae, which has been used in Japanese medicine and beauty for centuries.
Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping and Hydrating Moisturizer is great for dry skin during the wintertime because of its ability to provide hydration while also being packed with vitamins and antioxidants from purple rice and Okinawan algae.
The fourth brand in this year’s core brand lineup is exclusively available at Sephora in Kohl’s shops, and online at Kohls.com.
The Nars gift set features two of NARS’ most popular products: Laguna Bronzer and Laguna Lip Balm. The mini bronzer is a matte powder that gives skin a natural-looking glow without being too shimmery or glittery, while the mini afterglow lip balm provides an extra dose of moisture to keep lips soft and supple.
It’s a great beauty set for any makeup junkie — but most especially yourself!
Rotating Birthday Gifts
This year, a rotating gift is available to all members, including Beauty Insiders, VIBs and VIB Rouge members. These gifts are usually refreshed roughly every three months, so stay tuned – we’ll update the list as new gifts are released!
1. Olaplex (January to March)
The month of January is all about starting fresh, and Olaplex is here to help your hair get a fresh new beginning, too!
This particular set includes two products that will help keep your hair looking healthy while boosting its strength and shine. The mini Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector is a styling treatment that helps strengthen damaged hair with keratin protein and helps prevent further damage from heat styling tools and environmental factors. It also helps repair broken bonds in the hair’s cuticle layer so your locks look healthy, shiny and full of bounce!
The second product included in this set is a mini version of the Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, which gives your tresses an extra dose of hydration after applying heat to them when blow-drying or flat ironing them straight (including using curling irons).
2. Ilia (April To July)
If you’re after a natural, organic makeup brand that won’t break the bank or your skin out, look no further than ILIA. This brand offers a stunning selection of lipsticks and glosses with amazing color payoff, as well as skincare products designed to brighten and nourish your skin.
Ilia’s free gift set is perfect for the girl who knows what she wants. This gift set contains a sample of Ilia Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment, a mini of Fullest Volumizing Mascara, and a mini of Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil.
If you’re the kind of woman who likes her lips to look full and luscious all day (and night), the Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment is your newest go-to product. It gives your lips a deep conditioning treatment while you sleep, so they’ll be plump and soft when you wake up.
And if you want a little extra oomph in the morning, try using Fullest Volumizing Mascara! It’ll give your lashes an intense boost that will last through even the most demanding day—and it’s waterproof, too!
Finally, there’s the Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil, which is a great size to keep in your purse or car. The lip oil goes on smooth and silky, but it has just enough pigment to give your lips a beautiful tint without being too heavy or sticky.
3. Charlotte Tilbury (August Onward)
It’s no secret that Charlotte Tilbury is the makeup brand of the moment. This British makeup artist founded her namesake brand in 2013, and since then, it has grown to premium status, with many influencers and celebrities swearing by their products.
Sephora is offering VIB and VIB Rouge fans (and those who have yet to become fans) an opportunity to experience Charlotte Tilbury for themselves with August’s birthday gift set. In this set, you’ll get a sample of the Magic Cream Moisturizer, as well as mini versions of the Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes Mascara and Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick.
How To Redeem Your Sephora Birthday Gift
Redeeming your free Sephora birthday gift is easy: You can do it both in-store and online. However, there’s a different process between the two.
You won’t need to make a purchase if you claim your Sephora birthday gift in their physical stores. However, should you claim your gift on their website, then you will have to make a purchase in order to be able to get your birthday freebie.
For online redemption, shop at Sephora’s online store, app or Kohl’s, and make sure that you’re logged into your Insider account. Add some products to your shopping cart, and then choose your birthday freebies at checkout.
Beauty Insider members are eligible to get one free birthday gift on the month of their birthday, and the gifts must be redeemed in the two weeks before or after your birth date.
How To Become A VIB / VIB Rouge Member on Sephora
Becoming a VIB Rouge at Sephora is not just about buying the most makeup; it’s about being a part of something bigger. It’s about getting access to all kinds of exciting things, like special events, exclusive perks and discounts on products you love.
It all starts with the Sephora Beauty Insider status. If you haven’t already joined, now is the time to do so! It’s free and only takes a few minutes to sign up with your email address or Facebook account. Sign up here.
To reach VIB status, you’ll need to spend $350 in one calendar year on Sephora. As a VIB, you’ll receive even more exclusive perks like free shipping on all orders (including returns), early access to sales events, and more!
And if you spend $1,000+ per year on products and services, Sephora takes it one step further: you’ll become a VIB Rouge member! With this membership, you’ll get first access to exclusive discounts and savings on everything from skincare to makeup—plus brand point multiplier events and product launches.
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