Up until a few years ago, those of us in the UK & Ireland could only dream about shopping in Sephora. Around 2015, they began shipping to the UK but there were restrictions on the brands that could be shipped. Since then, some of the previously U.S. only brands have hit our shores - Kat Von D, Too Faced and Anastasia Beverly Hills, to name a few, which means that there aren't very many brands that we can't get our hands on. That being said, there are still some brands that I think are worth placing a Sephora order for and with the Spring Sale returning this weekend, I thought I would share some of them with you today.
My preference when ordering from Sephora is to use MyMallBox as that way there are no U.S. only restrictions on brands and you can also take advantage of the free samples and point perks on offer. Anybody can sign up to become a Beauty Insider - it's free and you move up the levels, depending on how much you spend with varying benefits to each level. Due to my recent splurge in New York, I have renewed my Rouge level. In the Spring sale, the level of discount varies, depending on the status you have. Insiders get 10% off and VIB and Rouge members will receive 15% off orders from the 20th the 23rd of April so if you have thought about placing a Sephora order for a while, now is the time to do it!
Now on to my recommendations!
It will come as no surprise that my first recommendation is Natasha Denona. I have raved about her eyeshadow formula many, many times here on the blog because they simply cannot be beaten in terms of pigmentation, texture, longevity and blendability. There is no doubting that they are expensive so the best time to make a purchase is during the sale with regular prices ranging from $25 to an eye-watering $239!! I also highly recommend her foundations and highlighters.
The next brand recommendation is Pat McGrath Labs. Everything about this brand screams luxury and decadence! The lipstick packaging is the prettiest I have ever seen and her eyeshadows are right up there with Natasha Denona. There is nothing cheap about this brand but if you feel like treating yourself or someone special in your life, then why not take advantage of the discount?
Next up in Boscia, which is one of the few skincare brands that still eludes us on this side of the Atlantic. I have only tried a small number of products but all have been of really high quality without the crazy price tag.
The very best lip balm I've ever used is from Laneige - in fact, it's a lip mask and it saved my lips throughout the harsh weather. It's a product that I will never be without and I recommend to anybody who suffers from exceptionally dry lips!
Finally, although we can buy Too Faced here, the Peaches & Cream range has yet to be released and I highly recommend both the Comfort Matte foundation and Just Peachy Velvet Matte eyeshadow palette. Both have become favourites in my collection - read more here.
Does anything here catch your eye? Do you think you'll be shopping the sale or using MyMallBox?
Thanks for reading!
All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Opinion is always my own.