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Sephora Birthday Gift 2023

Did you know that Sephora offers a free gift to its Beauty Insider members in the month of their birthday?

As a Sephora Beauty Insider, you can expect to receive some amazing rewards and deals for being a loyal customer, including a fun birthday gift.

Ilia Makeup Birthday Gift Set: Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, open with wand handheld, and Ilia Multi-Stick in the shade At Last.

Sephora has always been generous with its birthday gifts, and this year is no exception, with more choices than ever.

In this Sephora birthday gift 2023 post, we’ll take a look at each Beauty Insider birthday gift this year and exactly how you can get yours during your birthday month.

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Sephora Birthday Gift 2023

This year, Sephora is offering skincare, makeup, haircare, and fragrance selections that you can choose from for your free birthday gift.

Regardless of whether you are a Beauty Insider, VIB, or VIB Rouge Member, everyone gets a free birthday gift!

If you want an incentive to purchase more from Sephora throughout the year, VIB and VIB Rouge members get their own exclusive gifts. For more details on the rewards program and the different rewards levels, please see Sephora’s Beauty Insider program page.

Please note that the product sizes in birthday gift sets are mini and included in each set description.

Let’s start with birthday gifts available to all Beauty Insiders, VIB, and VIB Rouge members.

Ilia Makeup Birthday Gift Set

Ilia Beauty is a clean beauty brand offering some beautiful products that create a natural makeup look.

Ilia Makeup Birthday Gift Set features two best-seeling Ilia makeup products:

  • Limitless Lash Mascara in the shade After Midnight (0.1 oz./ 3g)
  • Multi-Stick in the shade At Last (0.08 oz/ 2.5g)

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara is an award-winning clean mascara that holds, lifts, lengthens, and separates your lashes.

The gift comes in the black shade After Midnight, the only shade that the mascara comes in.

An Allure magazine Best of Beauty winner, the mascara contains shea butter to condition lashes, arginine to fortify lashes, and beeswax to nourish lashes.

The dual-sided brush coats and separates each lash. The mascara is ophthalmologist-tested and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

This was the first clean mascara I tried, and it did not disappoint. The mascara gives me a more natural eye makeup look without the clumping and flaking that comes with some mascaras.

And it is not too difficult to remove with warm water, unlike some mascaras.

Related Post: How To Fix Dry Mascara

Ilia Multi-Stick in shade At Last is a true multi-tasker. It allows you to create buildable color on both your lips and cheeks.

The fragrance-free stick is enriched with creamy shea butter and avocado oil, which moisturizes with fatty acids. Orange peel wax protects and conditions your skin.

The stick twists to dispense the product, which makes application a breeze. Perfect for travel or when you’re on the go and want a quick one-swipe application of cheek and/or lip color.

Ilia Multi-Stick in the shade At Last, open and sampled on hand.

The shade At Last (shown above) is a mauve rose natural finish that creates a beautiful flush of color. It’s a universal shade that should work with most skin tones.

For more details on these products from Ilia Beauty, please see my Ilia review here.

Farmacy Clean Skincare Birthday Gift Set (online only)

Previously the Q1 2023 VIB and VIB Rouge Exclusive, Farmacy Clean Skincare Birthday Gift Set is now available to all Beauty Insiders.

The gift set contains the following:

  • Farmacy Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm mini (0.7 fl. oz./20 mL)
  • Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer mini (0.5 fl. oz./15 mL)
  • Farmacy Honey Potion Plus Ceramide Hydration Mask mini (mini: 0.32 oz./ 9g)

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm is a customer-favorite and award-winning face cleanser that removes makeup (including long-wear and eye makeup), dirt, oil, and sunscreen with its sorbet-like texture that transforms into a milky lather when mixed with water.

The balm cleanser contains sunflower and ginger root oils to melt away makeup, dirt, and other impurities without leaving your skin feeling dry, tight, or stripped.

Papaya enzymes gently exfoliate, and turmeric and moringa extract remove impurities, including sunscreen residue.

Please note that this cleansing balm contains added fragrance and essential oils.

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is a ceramide moisturizer formulated to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and plump your skin while helping to smooth the look of wrinkles and fine lines.

Buckwheat honey with a propolis and royal jelly blend is an antioxidant-rich combination that soothes, moisturizes, and hydrates your skin.

Fig fruit extract and osmolytes boost moisture levels, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Ceramide NP, also known as Ceramide 3, supports a healthy skin barrier by sealing in moisture and keeping out environmental pollutants while improving skin elasticity.

Farmacy Honey Potion Plus Ceramide Hydration Mask is a honey-infused warming face mask that provides intense hydration to parched, dry skin.

This wash-off face mask gently warms to allow the actives in the mask to penetrate and replenish your skin.

A buckwheat honey blend soothes and nourishes and contains skin-protective antioxidants. Ceramide NP supports a healthy skin barrier. Panthenol, also known as pro-vitamin B-5, soothes and moisturizes.

Upcycled apple extract provides hydration and moisture while smoothing the skin.

Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B-3, brightens your skin and offers anti-aging benefits.

Centella asiastica extract helps improve skin elasticity while also soothing and hydrating your skin. Ginger root extract and allantoin calm your skin.

Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse. Your skin will feel soothed and incredibly hydrated.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Skincare Birthday Gift Set

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Skincare Birthday Gift Set contains a brightening duo for your skin:

  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops mini (0.5 fl. oz./15 mL)
  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner mini (0.84 fl. oz./ 25 mL)

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops is a brightening serum that helps reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and dullness.

The star ingredient in this serum is niacinamide. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that helps brighten the skin by inhibiting melanin production while minimizing the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.

Niacinamide also helps improve the overall texture and tone of your complexion.

The benefits of niacinamide don’t stop there. In addition to its brightening properties, niacinamide has anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, and skin barrier support benefits.

It also stimulates collagen production for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. It can even reduce the look of pores and balance sebum production in the skin.

The serum also contains other brightening ingredients like watermelon extract. Hyaluronic acid, in its salt form of sodium hyaluronate, hydrates, plumps, and draws moisture to your skin.

The serum has a lightweight gel texture for a dewy finish. This niacinamide serum is suitable for all skin types and can be applied before your moisturizer or as a primer or highlighter in your makeup routine.

Please note there is added fragrance in this serum.

For several budget-friendly alternatives to this brightening serum, see my post on alternatives to Glow Recipe Niacinamide Dew Drops.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner is a PHA and BHA-infused watermelon toner that unclogs your pores while hydrating your skin.

The toner contains polyhydroxy acid (PHA) gluconolactone, which gently exfoliates and brightens while also helping to strengthen the skin barrier.

Willow bark extract is a natural form of BHA (beta hydroxy acid) and is similar to salicylic acid, the BHA known for its ability to fight blemishes and breakouts. This extract has astringent and antiseptic properties.

Betaine salicylate combines moisturizing betaine with salicylic acid for an additional exfoliating effect.

The toner also contains watermelon extract, which is rich in antioxidants and amino acids. The sodium salt of hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin, while licorice root extract helps brighten your skin.

Please note there is added fragrance in this exfoliating toner.

Ouai “The Ouai of Life” Birthday Gift Set

Ouai “The Ouai of Life” Birthday Gift Set includes a selection of Ouai body care and hair care products plus a perfume mini:

  • Ouai Detox Shampoo mini (1 fl. oz./ 30 mL)
  • Ouai Leave-in Travel Conditioner mini (1.5 fl. oz./ 45 mL)
  • Ouai St. Bart’s Body Cleanser mini (1 fl. oz./ 30 mL)
  • Ouai Melrose Place Eau De Parfum mini (0.05 fl. oz./ 1.5 mL)

Ouai Detox Shampoo is a clarifying shampoo formulated with apple cider and keratin to remove dirt, oil, and impurities while strengthening your tresses.

The shampoo contains apple cider vinegar to exfoliate and remove residue, leaving your hair bright and shiny.

Hydrolyzed keratin smooths frizz while adding shine to your hair. Chelating agents reduce hard water deposits and other impurities.

The shampoo is color-safe and fragranced with Melrose, Ouai’s rose fragrance with notes of bergamot, lychee, cedarwood, and white musk.

Use the shampoo once a week to keep your hair and scalp looking healthy and refreshed.

Ouai Leave-in Conditioner helps detangle and soften your hair while providing hydration, protecting against heat damage up to 450°F/232°C, and fighting frizz.

This color-safe leave-in conditioner is formulated with Tamarind seed extract to hydrate your hair and panthenol and vitamin E to soften, condition, and detangle your hair.

Hydrolyzed proteins protect your hair against damage. Sodium hyaluronate helps reduce dryness.

The leave-in conditioner is fragranced with North Bondi, Ouai’s floral fragrance that contains notes of bergamot, violet, and white musk.

Ouai St. Bart’s Body Cleanser is a gentle body wash that transports you to your favorite tropical locale. The gentle cleanser contains ingredients that remove dirt without stripping your skin or leaving your skin dry.

Rosehip oil and vitamins A and C moisturize while brightening and replenishing your skin.

Jojojoba oil hydrates without leaving your skin feeling greasy.

The luxe fragrance in the body wash contains notes of dragon fruit, orange blossom, tuberose, and Baltic amber.

The body wash has a generous lather that rinses cleanly.

Ouai Melrose Place Eau De Parfum is a pretty floral fragrance with notes of bergamot, lychee, cedarwood, and white musk.

If you like the scent, you can also find it in the following:

  • Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub
  • Ouai Treatment Masque
  • Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil
  • Ouai Volumizing Hair Spray

Related Post: Ouai vs Olaplex

Dior Fragrance Birthday Gift Set

If the skincare, makeup, or haircare gifts aren’t up your alley, you can always choose this Dior fragrance duo for men and women.

Dior Fragrance Birthday Gift Set contains:

  • Miss Dior Eau De Parfum mini (5 mL/0.17 fl. oz.)
  • Dior Sauvage Eau De Parfum mini (10 mL/0.34 fl. oz.)

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum is a floral fragrance that contains notes of centifolia rose, fresh lily of the valley, spicy peony, and powdery iris.

Miss Dior perfume bottle has a beautiful handwoven bow made from 346 colorful threads, an extension of the luxe Dior craftsmanship.

Dior Sauvage Eau De Parfum is an earthy and woody men’s cologne that contains sensual and spicy notes of Calabrian bergamot and nutmeg enveloped in smoky hints of vanilla absolute.

The magic hour of twilight in the desert is the inspiration for this woody citrusy cologne.

VIB & VIB Rouge Exclusive

If you are a VIB or VIB Rouge Beauty Insider and none of the other birthday gifts appeal to you, you have another option: currently, it’s a VIB and VIB Rouge Exclusive Birthday Gift from NEST.

Please note that VIB and VIB Rouge gifts change throughout the year as Sephora rotates out the birthday gift options (usually quarterly), so check back for updates!

Best of NEST Birthday Gift Set

NEST Best of NEST Birthday Gift Set features a selection of three of their fragrances in perfume, perfume oil, and candle formats:

  • Wild Poppy Eau De Parfum mini (0.2 fl. oz./ 6 mL)
  • Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil mini (0.1 fl. oz./ 3 mL)
  • Wild Mint and Eucalyptus Candle mini (0.95 oz./ 27g)

NEST Wild Poppy Eau De Parfum is a floral and fruity eau de parfum. It contains a blend of rose de Grasse, with hints of Himalayan jasmine, mixed with the mouthwatering scents of pear, raspberry, and apricot.

The sweet floral fragrance is long-lasting.

NEST Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil is a warm and spice perfume oil enriched with baobab oil, a natural emollient that nourishes the skin.

This fragrance contains the essence of vanilla bean, the subtle floral scent of vanilla orchid, and just a touch of coconut. The fragrance is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

NEST Wild Mint and Eucalyptus Candle blends wild mint essence and eucalyptus with basil and Thai ginger. This fresh aromatic blend combines earthy greens with herbs to create a bright, uplifting scent.

The candle is crafted with NEST’s proprietary premium wax for a clean and even burn.

I chose the NEST birthday set last year as my free gift for my birthday and really enjoyed it. The votive was mouthwatering (Grapefruit), and the fragrances were so delicate and unique.

Birthday Gift 250 Bonus Points

Of course, if the options above don’t work for you, you can always choose to receive 250 Bonus Points Birthday Gift on your Sephora Beauty Insider account.

Use the points toward Sephora Rewards Bazaar purchases or Beauty Insider Cash.

How To Get Your Sephora Birthday Gift

If you want to get your Sephora birthday gift, you must be a Beauty Insider member. You can sign up for the Beauty Insider program and update your profile with your birth date to be sure you get your gift.

You can sign up here!

You can redeem your gift two weeks before your birthday, two weeks after your birthday, or any time during your birthday month.

Please note that substitutions may occur, and the gifts listed in this post are current as of the time of writing this post. All applicable Beauty Insider program terms apply.

You can choose from available birthday gifts at,, or in person from any participating Sephora store in the US or Canada, in Sephora at Kohl’s stores, and on

If you want to order your free birthday gift online, an additional merchandise purchase is required.

Sephora notes that these birthday gifts are available while supplies last, and the selection may vary depending on availability.

More details about the program are available on the Beauty Insiders page and the Beauty Insiders Frequently Asked Questions page.

Your Sephora Birthday Gift 2023

The Bottom Line: Don’t miss your Sephora birthday freebie this year! From skincare to makeup and more, there is something for everyone this year at Sephora, as the selection is more extensive than ever.

While we’re on the topic of freebies, don’t miss your birthday gift from Ulta Beauty! For all the details, see my Ulta Birthday Gifts post.

Thanks for reading!