For all you beauty addicts, #SephoraBangalore is finally a reality – they have opened their first store in Bangalore at the Forum Mall, Koramangala and a second store is opening soon at Orion Mall! If you like makeup at all, then you will know that Sephora is a French label and chain of cosmetic stores that houses several international beauty brands that are hard to come by in India along with their own in-house products that include makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrances.
I did this makeup[the one in the video] using the Sephora box that was sent to me.
I attended their pre-launch event, where I got an exclusive glimpse of the exhaustive number of beauty brands that the store houses. I was overwhelmed to say the least! The store includes a few legendary beauty names like Makeup Forever, Benefit Cosmetics, NYX Cosmetics, Dior, Lancome, Boscia, Soap and Glory, Clinique, Forest Essentials, Shiseido and Clarins to name a few[yes there are more. Many more].
What took me by surprise though was the Sephora makeup, skincare and haircare range itself. Their makeup includes an extensive collection of lipsticks, eyeliners, eye shadows, primers, foundations…. essentially every makeup item that you can think of. Their skincare and haircare are carefully formulated to suit the most sensitive and most of them are Paraben’s free[yes, I went through the ingredients list of a few of them. I can never buy skincare without doing that]. Their colorful sheet mask display caught my eyes immediately and I instantly knew I had to horde some. Each sheet masks is formulated to target different concerns of the skin.
I was most excited to find Benefit Cosmetics among the brands – their fabled bene-tints, high beam illuminators, erase pastes and POREfessional primers have always been on my wish list. You can also never go wrong with the Makeup forever water proof concealers and foundations. Lancome hypnotize mascara has caught my fancy since the time Michele Phan was their spokes person, no doubt I was excited to see the brand here. The Shiseido and Clarins skincare range were another feature of the store that excited me the most. The Boscia toners and moisturizing sunscreens with their promising online reviews are definitely going to make it into my skincare essentials.
With all these luxury brands suddenly available in Bangalore under one roof and with their staff being super friendly and helpful, you can bet that I am going to be a regular at their store and my bank balance might not thank me for that. But, you live only once right? At least that’s what I told myself when I walked out of their store with a promise to return soon.
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