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Most Sephora promotions are online only. They are generally available with a $25-$50 purchase (depending on how great the promotion is). That is usually the only way to get pre-packaged samples as well, because you can select three free samples with every online purchase. There are rare times when Sephora has pre-packaged samples in stores and even less often when they have promotions in stores. Store promotions usually have the same rules as online promotion meaning a $35 online purchase would also require a $35 in-store purchase to redeem the promotion. Sephora released a promotion that requires a $35 purchase online, but it does not require a purchase in store. This is not even the first free in-store promotion this year.
VIBBARE is a VIB and Rouge code, so you must log into a VIB or Rouge account online to redeem it. Those who pick it up in person can only do so on a VIB or Rouge account. More free in-store redemptions could come in the future that include Beauty Insiders, so I wanted to point something out. If you look at this promotion, you will notice it does not say online only. Most codes say online only, as this UNMASKED code released yesterday does. It is right under the circle containing the code.
If you need the details for that code or any other code not listed in this article, visit my Sephora Deals Page. Now, back to this bareMinerals promotion.
The fine print on this code clearly states “No purchase required in stores.” This is probably because the fine print on previous codes was not as clear and many employees refused to give out the freebie without a purchase. Some people are already reporting that their store is refusing to give them this without a purchase. I would not have posted this article if I was not able to redeem, so it should work. Well, I sent my husband in with a copy of my email (your Beauty Insider info is at the bottom of these promo emails). He did not have any trouble redeeming it, and he did not make a purchase. My store even gave him a bonus fragrance sample. They never give me any bonus samples, so I should send him in more often.
If you have any trouble redeeming this without a purchase, show the employee the fine print. This should also apply to future offers with similar fine print. That is why I took a screenshot instead of copying and pasting. Whether you received the email or not, they should let you redeem it from a VIB or Rouge account. It is not targeted to some members within these tiers. Anyone who did not receive it probably should have. There is a possibility your store did not receive it or already ran out. Anything that is completely free tends to run out faster than other promotions.
VIBBARE is a bareMinerals set including: A 0.18oz Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black, a 0.02oz Golden Gate Blush, and a 0.06oz Gen Nude Liquid Matte Lipcolor in Infamous with a $35 purchase. No purchase is required for in-store redemptions.
The ingredients for all items are listed on the side of the box.
The liquid lipstick has a standard doe foot applicator. It is on the small side, but I usually prefer that.
The swatch is creamier than I expected, and it wiped away easier than most liquid lipsticks do. I am not familiar with this formula yet, but I am guessing it is not as drying as a traditional liquid lipstick. Infamous is a mid-tone pinky nude. I will edit in a picture and review once I wear this.
The blush is loose. It is in a small pan with a sifter, so a traditional blush brush will not fit inside. This sifter does help disperse the product and protects it from dispensing too much.
Golden Gate is a warm apricot. I definitely see a lot of peach in this pink. It has a touch of gold as well. Once I wear this, I will edit in a picture and review.
I definitely think this set is worth a trip to the store. When I saw that Sephora re-worded the fine print after the last offer, I decided it was finally time for me (or my husband) to get in there for a freebie. This is the first one I’ve ever redeemed from Sephora, because I’ve even purchased things when picking up my free birthday gift. If I think of any freebies I’ve redeemed later, I will come back and let you know.
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