The Viral Sephora Hack That Gets You Two Free Birthday Gifts If You Have A Boyfriend

Sephora is the reigning ruler of free makeup (just ask them how to get their free makeovers). For those of you not in the know, besides free makeovers, Sephora also offers a program that might be one of the coolest rewards programs you can be a part of. It's called Beauty Insider. If you're not already signed up to be a member, we highly recommend giving it a go. It doesn't cost anything to join, plus it comes with a load of advantages that will make Sephora your one-stop makeup shop. Beauty Insiders gain access to Sephora's "points system" which allows you to save up points from purchases to later spend on those pricier products you've been eyeing. And, of course, there's everyone's favorite Insider perk: the free birthday gift you receive every year. The bday gifts are always something amazing, and there's a variety to choose from so you can pick up something you actually want.

That's all fine and dandy, but what if you're eyeing more than one of the birthday gifts they have lined up for the year? It can be a difficult decision to choose between your fave skincare brand and the scent you've been dying to try. What if we told you that you don't have to choose? There's an awesome hack you can use to pick up two free birthday gifts the next time you're at Sephora ... just make sure you bring your boyfriend along.

All it takes is an account under your boyfriend's name

You a're going to love this. First things first: make sure you're already signed up for Beauty Insider rewards by either visiting their website or heading to the store and asking an associate to help you sign up. That's how you get free birthday gift number one.

The next step is where your loyal boyfriend will have to step in. He'll need to sign up for the rewards program just as you did, but instead of entering his own birthday when prompted, make sure he enters yours instead. You see where this is going? Now when your birthday rolls around, make sure you go into Sephora during that month and pick up your free gifts. Your boyfriend will have to be the one to pick up the second gift since the membership is in his name. Plus, it might look a little weird if you both show up at the same time claiming to have the same birthday.

This hack works for all duos, provided that one half of your duo isn't at all interested in getting free cosmetics every year. So if you have a reliable person in your life who isn't already signed up for Sephora's Beauty Insider and isn't planning on doing so, ask them to do you this one tiny favor.

Why this hack is amazing

Everyone likes free stuff, but there seem to be very few hacks that get you high-quality cosmetics for free. We all know makeup is usually priced pretty high, so getting it for free is a dream come true. That's why we adore this easy hack that will let you get two free beauty products all with the help of a patient significant other.

Another reason why this hack is one of our faves is that it's actually a good way to get closer to the full-size product. Beauty Insider gifts are usually sample sizes, and that means there isn't much in there. The idea is to give you a test run of a cosmetic you've been wanting to get your hands on — sort of like makeup subscription boxes do — so you can come back and buy the bigger product later. But if you're the thrifty type, bringing bae along on your next Sephora trip can help you easily secure two of the same sample products, bringing you that much closer to having as much as the retail product. This is even better if you've already had the chance to try out your first birthday gift and know it gives great results.