There’s nothing more gratifying than finally having something that wasn’t in your control. I could be talking about finding love in a hopeless place (and that’s all well and good), but what I am referring to is having to see the Sephora store just right round the corner in my own city! Much to our delight, the French-born beauty chain opened its doors to beauty lovers in Bangalore on Friday, with well-loved international brands like Benefit, Make Up For Ever, NYX, Stila and Sephora’s own private label making their virgin foray at The Forum mall. No more sending shopping lists to your aunt who lives in Delhi/abroad, and what a relief that is!
The store itself is well thought out – most of it is dedicated to women, with Sephora’s collection divided according to its current nude makeup theme: Nude Matte, Nude Glowy and Nude Sculpted Finish; the men too get two entire racks dedicated to their skincare and fragrance, which I’m guessing, is quite a fresh breath of air for male vanity. The store is also peppered with classic luxury brands like Givenchy cosmetics, Dior, Estée Lauder and Lancôme, and in typical Sephora fashion, there are centrally-stationed mirrored tables where you can take your seat while the lovely resident makeup experts show you how it’s done.
A good two hours and about ten rounds of the store later, the back of my hand was one colourful, fragrant, happy cosmetic mess, and I walked out not just with shopping bag in tow but with the promise of future winning beauty buys that I sampled till satisfaction. I thought you might want to know these too, so here’s a list! Go have your own sweet Sephora experience.
All products available at Sephora, The Forum Mall, Bangalore.