Sephora is the candyland that I wish Australia had. The most similar equivalent would be Mecca, where select brands (read “select” as: I personally find only Nars and Eve Lom to be of worth) are housed. For 2-3 times the price as it is sold in the US. In the last year, the price tag of Nars Australia has improved but it’s still more expensive than US or Canada.
So whenever I’m in Sephora, I always get things that I’ve been eyeing while in Australia but couldn’t really get myself to get because I know it’s ridiculously cheaper somewhere else. I usually get my makeup fill online anyway but there’s still nothing better than cosmetics shopping IRL. (in real life)
So I did a modest but quality haul in Salt Lake City Sephora. I got my sister the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, and I also got for a friend a Kat Von D Neutrals palette (not in the picture). For myself, I got the Urban Decay Smoked Palette, and also Urban Decay’s Baked Bronzer.
I think I did very well with this haul–each of these products have excellent quality and are apparently best sellers. I didn’t know they were on the top 10 best selling products of Sephora. I just found out when a staff approached me , took a look at the stuff on my basket and asked if I was a “beauty insider” LOL.
The Sephora in Salt Lake City is one of the smaller ones I’d been to. But the advantage to that is it’s not as crowded as the ones in New York or LA. My least favourite Sephora would have to be in Dubai, where there’s just waaaay too much staff all hounding you to get a whiff of the latest perfume, or asking if you need anything. I know they’re just doing their job but nothing kills a shopping mood than being incessantly followed. Not just that, but I found the price in Sephora Dubai to be more expensive than the US.
Regardless, so long as Sephora still hasn’t landed in Australian shores, I’d take any Sephora any day.
Sephora Salt Lake City