Sephora VIB Rouge: A Special Place for People With a Serious Beauty Addiction


“A special place for people with a serious beauty addiction,” really says it all.  I am all about customer appreciation so if one person spends $1,000 a year or more in one store, it is nice to see extra perks.

Exclusive Rouge VIB Events:  Meet your fellow product junkies.  My friends are fabulous.  So fabulous that they even listen to me ramble on about beauty products that they have no interest in.  Even so, I’d love to talk shop with other junkies!

Free Shipping:  Every order, every time.  Um, YES.

Special Surprise Gifts.  One thing I’ve found lacking from the VIB program is in-store customer appreciation.  Can ya, toss a few samples this girl’s way?  Not only is it a nice “thank you” but it’s likely to get me to spend even more money.  Over the last two weeks, I’ve noticed my local Sephora staff upping their game at checkout.  I noticed the difference and truly appreciate it.

Access to the Beauty Studio:  Unlimited Services on the House.  I will totally be taking advantage of this.  My favorite SA is a phenomenal makeup artist.  I learn a ton from her and appreciate her attention to detail of my likes and dislikes.  I am a very hands on learner and can’t wait to book an appointment the next time I want to learn a few tricks to pull off a new look.

Do I think people should strive to reach this new Beauty Insider level?  Absolutely not.  But for the enthusiasts who already go above and beyond the VIB spending mark, VIB Rouge is a phenomenal way for Sephora to thank and treat their fans.

What are your thoughts on the new level of the Beauty Insider program?

  • Sarah S.

    haha, about time, right? when I was blogging more (and before I started to branch out to brands that -sadly- Sephora doesn’t carry), I would have totally appreciated these little extra perks for dropping so much of my paycheck at Sephora, LOL. Must admit, though, the past year I’ve spent more money at Ulta (because I really <3 their rewards program, so improved!), (because they always seem to have 20% off), and brand stores (because they carry more products in their line) so no way will I qualify this year. :( if you qualify, please follow up with a review of taking advantage of your rouge status!

    • Alison M

      I am at Rouge status and I’ll be sure to let you know what I think. I’m really curious to find out what the “gifts” are. Samples are always nice, but I don’t qualify them as “gifts” so we shall wait and see. I’m also happy about the free shipping but almost expect that at the VIB level. I don’t shop much at Ulta because I don’t prefer their rewards and my store never has anything in stock :( But I do prefer their 20% off discounts and the fact that they do 20% off an entire purchase more than once a year.

      • Sarah S.

        I agree about the 20% off more often… Sephora should get the memo! What rewards do you have at Ulta? I get $3 back per $100 which is nicer than deluxe samples sometimes, and they do 2x and I’ve seen up to 4x points periods (so about $12 back per $100 spent). I didn’t really like the program I was in before at Ulta where you mostly got Ulta brand products free, but I thought they got rid of that? Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing what the Rouge gifts are :)

        • Alison M

          The only rewards I can get at Ulta come out quarterly (major mistake) and are on Ulta brand items until either level 3 or 4. I’m “saving up” for a hair brush. But most of the higher end items I buy aren’t available at Ulta so getting to that level isn’t practical for me.

  • Kayla | Peace Love and Glitter

    I’m excited about it! The welcome kit has a free Bite Beauty lipstick!

    • Alison M

      I just picked up my kit today. Can’t wait to check out the lipstick!

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