Everyone loves to hate on Sephora because their VIB Rouge membership isn’t all that and a bag of chips. Let’s face it, Ulta is better when it comes to their Platinum Membership because hello, cash back rewards! What’s not to love about that?
Recently, Sephora started offering five samples instead of three and all I could think to myself was, “Woop dee doo!” Ulta does, in fact, have a better loyalty program that’s for sure.
But when you narrow it down which do you prefer?
Sephora or Ulta?
Props to Ulta as I love the fact I can get drugstore beauty and mid to high end makeup, skincare, and beauty in one spot.
But when it comes down to the nitty gritty I’m a Sephora girl all the way!
Sephora has way more variety and they just recently started getting into niche fragrances which is a big plus for this perfume loving girl! I prefer mid to high-end makeup brands myself. Don’t get me wrong, drugstore beauty can be fun but many cases I’m spending tons of money on drugstore makeup and I end up liking one or two things.
Sephora also ships a lot faster (not that much faster, because even Flash shipping is still sometimes a problem) but it’s a lot faster than Ulta. They also package things better. Ulta kinda tosses stuff in a box and doesn’t bother with bubble wrap or even extra paper so things don’t break. I ordered a ton of NYX Spring last year and the eyeshadows and blushes I purchased arrived from Ulta all broke :-/
All in all, Sephora might not have the better royalty program but I’ll take it over Ulta any day.
How about you?