Have you heard the news (today, oh boy)? Sephora now ship to the UK and this is HUGE news because it means us Brits now have easier access to some of the fabulous American brands that we struggle to get our beauty-loving mitts on. There are restrictions, for example, you can’t import nail polishes which is real shame as I’ve had a nose through the nail brands and there are some fabulous sets, but apart from that (from what I can tell) you can import the majority of everything else. The postage is set at a flat rate of £10 for orders over £75 and we’re likely to have to pay import charges on top of that, so all this needs to be considered when buying from Sephora. Here’s a quick list of some amazing products that might pique your interest in what Sephora has to offer:
Boscia The Art of Multi-Masking
This is a collection of four peel-off masks and an application brush. I absolutely love masks and they are arguably my favourite element of skincare, so this kit is right up my street. I’ve never heard of the brand Boscia, but I love the sound of it so I’d happily give this set a whirl. It’s $42 here – link.
Sephora Favorites: Skin Bender Volume 1
I think the Sephora Favorites collections are the sets I’m most jealous of not being able to access…until now! The sets are great little themed collection of minis and deluxe samples of things like perfume and skincare, and this Skin Bender set is just gorgeous, with a value of $115 for $48 here – link.
MUFE HD Complexion Starter Kit
Okay, I know we can get MUFE in the UK – albeit not with the greatest of ease – but I’m fairly confident this kit isn’t available and I do love me a good complexion kit. You get a primer, foundation, powder and brush and obviously you get to pick your skin colour match for the foundation out of the 25 shades available. The set has a value of $114 but costs $79 here – link.
Sephora Collection 5in1 Color Play
This ridiculous good value set reminds me a lot of Avon’s Mega Mix ‘n’ Go palette as posted about here but I’d actually say the format is better, the colour selection is preferable and it’s cheaper too! There are five different ‘looks’ each of which contains 10 eye shadows, 2 lip colour and a blush and each look is themed too. The value of the set is $150 but the price is just $29.50! Find it here – link.
Sephora Collection Prestige Luxe Brush Set
Last up is a final offering from the Sephora brand which is a set of amazing looking brushes that I desperately want! This is an investment set, meaning that it isn’t cheap and the brushes look pretty serious, but for those who want to completely modernise their kit or start a decent brush collection this sets appears to be ideal. It’s priced at $125 but it’s got a value of $325 here – link.
I was over the moon when your email came in last week to say that Sephora were now shipping to the UK.
I spent a long while looking at the brands they have that we can’t get here and chose Living Proof 5 in 1 styling treatment. Impossible to get here and so raved about. And, the Sephora price was a steal.
So, I hiked 3 of them into my basket and then was offered to choose 3 free samples which I had a good read of and then decided on the three.
I even joined up with their Rewards programme and took the time to fill out my details.
I was all ready to make the purchase after at least half an hour on the site and had gone to get my card to pay.
I clicked Checkout and was told “one or more of your items cannot be shipped to your location”.
It was the Living Proof Styling Treatment. I was gutted.
So mad with Sephora, so mad.
Nooooo way! That’s rubbish!! Apparently there are a few things that you can’t import but it’s all very unclear and quite unhelpful. Hopefully they’ll update with a more comprehensive guide soon xx
And, Sephora emailed me this evening to say don’t forget about the items in my basket…..haha
Ha ha 😀 That sounds about right! I get the impression it’s all a bit disorganised at the moment, so hopefully they’ll get themselves sorted soon xx