It’s official, our favourite French beauty superstore has finally hit UK shores, and to say we are excited is an understatement. Since its debut in France over 50 years ago, Sephora has been a one-stop shop for everything from cult beauty buys to exclusive independent beauty brands, and more recently their own Sephora Collection. With carefully curated products from makeup to fragrance, skincare, haircare, and wellness, we guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed. For now, you can shop on sephora.co.uk followed by the first bricks-and-mortar store opening in London – one of many – in Spring 2023.

Sephora, which already has stores in 35 countries across the world, previously launched in the UK in 2000 for a brief time only and more recently acquired the online beauty giant feelunique.com, which on October 17th will be entirely replaced with sephora.co.uk.

Although there is a lot still to be revealed we expect there will be store exclusives amongst limited editions galore, with a stellar line up already confirmed, including Tarte Cosmetics, Ilia, GXVE by Gwen Stefani (yes, the musician) and Vegamour sat amongst all our existing favourites such as Pat McGrath Labs, Fenty Beauty, JVN, Rose Inc to name a few. It’s basically a beauty heaven on earth. Want to test out some of their best products? We’re giving away the Sephora Advent Calendar here

With every beauty product imaginable soon to be housed under one roof, it’s hard to know what to buy. So, here are five of the standout products to make a beeline for…

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 30 Foundation

This French beauty favourite brand is renowned for its hardworking bases. This featherweight tinted serum leaves a dewy finish, boosts moisture levels with squalene, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid and has a huge shade range (with an online shade tool to help you find your perfect match). Plus, great SPF protection too.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

Get prepped for the colder months ahead with this family favourite winter skincare buy.
With colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and allantoin (a plant extract that moisturises and soothes), that’s fast-absorbing and particularly kind on dry eczema-ridden skin. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cream that’s as universally loved as this.

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick

From Sephora’s own best-selling beauty range, this matte lipstick sells like hot cakes thanks to its affordable price tag and massive 70 shade range. Long-wearing, weightless and with colours that really do flatter every skin tone. Stock up fast!

GXVE by Gwen Stefani Line It Up Clean 24-Hr Gel Pencil Eyeliner

There’s no doubt (see what we did there!) that this creamy long-wearing eyeliner will get you noticed. Soft enough to create a smokey eye but with enough precision for a feline flick too. Waterproof and 24-hour wear, it ticks all your eyeliner boxes and more.

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