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  1. LeGeeque
    May 18, 2011

    What a detailed review! I must say I love Soap & Glory’s hand cream. Love it so much I was going to buy a tube and distribute it like the Good News :P :P :P

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      I remembered you going on about the Soap & Glory handcream when I was there! LOL!! I’m not into handcreams but hey, if its good, and you say so, then I might give it a go if I want a bit of pick me up. After all, we can get it here now! *jig*

  2. Jenn
    May 18, 2011

    Thank you for the virtual walkthrough – it’s really helpful for us who don’t have it locally! Now excuse while i go sulk in a corner! XD
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    • Jenn
      May 18, 2011

      *excuse me
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      So glad you enjoyed it Jenn! And don’t sulk – make your wishlist so you can go crazy when you get here ;)

  3. Ee Von
    May 18, 2011

    this is an amazing write up, thank you! just reading your post is enough to make me feel like i’m IN the store :) now i feel sooooo excited and prepared, i might just write a wishlist right now! everything sounds perfect except for clarisonic’s price. and it would’ve been even more perfect if they’ve brought back YSL :(
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Glad its been of use Ee Von! :D I did think prices in general were good except for the Clarisonic. As for YSL I’m told its coming back in but gradually. So we will be seeing it in the coming months :D

  4. Hanny
    May 18, 2011

    It was a HIT!

    Maybe because I’m not that well-read in the world of beauty products but when I went there for the first time in Singapore I went bug-eyed, literally, after seeing the brands that we didn’t have here before ours came.

    But, when it was time to calculate the prices, I went… MEH in Singapore. Now that ours is here, I’d doubt that I’ll be in any Singaporean Sephora next time I’m across the border because the stuff there is as you said, either equal or more expensive than the ones we have here. ^.^

    And yes, I agree with you that the prices are rather reasonable!!

    (PB I think I’ll need to get me hands chopped off before I make another purchase… :P Those pictures are sooo enticing!!)
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Glad you enjoyed your visit! And it makes a heck lot more sense to blow our money here and encourage our economy eh? LOL!!

      • Hanny
        May 18, 2011

        Bwahahaha! It makes sense indeed! ^.^
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  5. Juan
    May 18, 2011

    I’ve tried the lip gloss from Sephora before. It was a gift from a friend who went to the UK. I thought the gloss was good, ie. Moisturising and doesn’t make my lips itch the way many lip lacquers do.
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Ooh thanks for the info! I think someone gave me a Sephora lipgloss too a long time ago… but I can’t remember if I ever tried it -_-

  6. Mrs Top Monkey
    May 18, 2011

    For years, I’d read about Sephora in Allure magazine and dreamt of visiting one. Ytdy I was in Pavilion area and guess what? I didn’t! I completely forgot! I only remembered when I saw this post today and Hubby said that I’m “…not with it, are you babe?” (whadjameanbydat…grumble, grumble…)

    Anyway, great timing Sephora! You arrive with all your goodies 3 weeks before we’re scheduled to leave! Looks an awesome store though, hope I can pop by before I go. At least I can tell people I’ve been to one.
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      HAHA at Mr. TM!! Now don’t go all boinkers when you get to Sephora eh? You will have a luggage limit won’t ya? Or perhaps you could pack it all into your container :P

      • Mrs Top Monkey
        May 20, 2011

        Craps! I forgot about that bit. Either I buy all sample-sized or pack it into storage and hope they all don’t wilt by the time it’s unpacked. Might be a few months before we move into our own place.
        Oh well. Boots it is then. Or Superdrug.
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      • ParisB
        May 20, 2011

        I’d trade you a Sephora for a proper Boots or Superdrug any day! It’s ok there’s online shopping and I can always carry stuff over when I visit ;)

    • japanibabe
      May 27, 2011

      mrs top monkey! how are you ? are you ok? i have not seen an update on yr blog so i was a bit worried about you and your family. hope all is well. do keep updating when you have a chance. I always look fwd to reading yr posts!

  7. PINKPheng
    May 18, 2011

    Thanks for the thorough review on Sephora Malaysia. I find it very informative and i am looking forward to visit the store soon (:

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Glad its been of assistance! :D

  8. Nikki
    May 18, 2011

    I can’t believe you guys have Sephora there, I can’t imagine how much the products are going to be if we’ll have Sephora down here! thanks for the tour PB!

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Now that Sephora’s come into Singapore and here, who knows! Maybe PH is next! :D Glad you enjoyed the virtual tour Nikki!

  9. xin
    May 18, 2011

    ah am i the last person in msia that haven’t been there? :P
    u know, i like the idea of seeing so many things at one go, but i usually end up with purchase with nothing at all simply because there are too many choices and there is nothing i really ‘want’.

    • plue
      May 18, 2011

      ah xin! you’re not the last to go, i haven’t gone there either!

      i’m just so happy that UD and TFSI is here, and with a good price tag too! Meh, I wonder when will they bring in the new packaging UD primer, as I really don’t like that doe foot applicator, too much product wastage >_< And as for TFSI, don't think it works as great as UD for me :(

      but I think i'll just wait a bit more before going, KL area isn't exactly the place i go often!
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      • Jenn
        May 18, 2011

        I will definitely be the last one there!! *wails*
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      • ParisB
        May 18, 2011

        I think TFSI and UDPP have their own fans and ne’er the twain shall meet! Those who like UDPP won’t like TFSI and vice versa. I’m just glad I don’t need either but I didn’t like the UDPP when I tried it. So maybe I’d prefer the Too Faced one HAHA!

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      No. Maybe just the last in KL *snigger* ;) I’m like you. Too much choice and I shut down and end up buying nothing. Bah.

  10. Honey
    May 18, 2011

    What a great write up PB! I was in Sephora Shanghai and that blew my mind. There were so, so many things to check out. Now that it is in our backyard, I’ll just wait and see, since I don’t go that way too often! But I love your little tour as it satisfy my curiousity somewhat. Thanks!

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Thank you Honey :) Its nice to have it in our backyard – we know its there when we need it and we don’t have to drool enviously at those in cities with Sephora now! :D

  11. giddy tigress
    May 18, 2011

    hmm…do you think we’d be able to order online at Sephora and have them deliver it to Malaysia soon? :)

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Haha I don’t think that’ll ever happen actually. Or if it does, the shipping will be killer!

  12. shuaddict
    May 18, 2011

    I’d like to nominate this for blog post of the year, please? :D That was an awesome virtual tour! Thank you very much for taking the time to take the pictures, prices and all other details.

    I haven’t made it there yet mostly because I have a paranoia about walking by or crossing roads (snatch thefts, crazy acid splashers etc). June is not too far off so I’m waiting until the KLCC one opens. Can you actually walk to the building through Starhill and Fahrenheit88 – or do you have to cross a road?

    The Sephora brand is pretty decent. I’ve only tried the eyeshadows but swatched the blushes/bronzers and they looked good too. Especially like the pricing on those here! :)

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      haha… awww… thank you Shuaddict! If you park inside Starhill Gallery, there are no roads to cross. The distance between the entrance to the main building and the entrance to Sephora is less than 10 steps so its pretty safe overall :) From Fahrenheit 88 you will have to cross a small road from Uniqlo. My suggestion is to park in Starhill :)

  13. Amanda
    May 18, 2011

    I want to get the Clarisonic badly…
    But my wallet doesn’t allow me to pick it up when I visit Sephora, and hell yeah, kinda overpriced compare to US, and drugstore.com have 20% last week, but still very expensive :(

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Yup! Its an expensive gadget to start with but the price really boggled my mind! (and the fact that people must have been buying!)

  14. Amex
    May 18, 2011

    Great overview. I have to agree about the size of the Sephora here. Was a bit meh when I went in. I thought I read it was meant to be 2 storeys? Couldn’t see where the second floor was.

    The Clarisonic is way overpriced. Even if you bought it from the US and have it shipped over, it would still be cheaper. I have the Mia and am loving it.

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      The stairs to the 2nd floor is by the entrance from Starhill Gallery (near the foundation end of the Sephora Color Wall) Its closed for now but there is a poster mentioning a SKII Standalone store. Very disappointing if that’s all there is there! Am going to get the Mia. Someday :)

  15. synical
    May 18, 2011

    Been there twice myself. Like I do at Sephora stores, I didn’t get anything. But I broke down and bought a Sephora branded nail polish on my second trip there.

    Tempted by the Sephora foundation and powder – the prices there are still cheaper than the usual department store brands. Fortunately, I’m not on the market for that right now.

    I wouldn’t buy the mainstream brands there too, but I don’t buy enough to worry about that :P

    Not only there’s no NARS (never knew, never used), there’s also no Stila (a Sephora staple in the States), which I’m fine with as there’s many other brands around.
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      How did you like the Sephora nail polish? I think reviews are that its not too bad. I’m not into polishes myself so I can’t judge LOL As for Stila, I think its a brand decision to withdraw and consolidate, before expanding again. They have started heading out to the UK again, so who knows. We might see them return to our part of the world in time to come :) But as you said, there are so many other brands and products around, we can enjoy those!

      • synical
        May 18, 2011

        The nail polish is not too bad (I don’t mind it) – RM21 for 5ml bottle. The rounded applicator is also a plus – can get right to the cuticle without too much smudging (?)

        I buy nail polish in small bottles because I don’t colour my nails enough to justify buying bigger ones. And I’ve been looking for a dark grey shade which I haven’t found for cheaper elsewhere in small volume. BTW, the shade I got is called “Money Maker”, LOL – a solid dark grey (no shimmer) colour. No, I don’t care that it’s not a summery colour, either :P
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      • ParisB
        May 18, 2011

        Eh little sizes for nail polish is good! How many people actually finish up nail polish anyway? So better to buy small sizes :D And the description of your colour is pretty! I like dark shades on nails when I do paint them. I’m not into following “trends” either else it’d be so boring right? :)

      • synical
        May 18, 2011

        I just looked it up on Sephora.com – “wet cement grey” is also pretty apt :P

        I’m surprised that it dries really fast, which is great for impatient people like myself.

        http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P266305
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  16. Rahainah
    May 18, 2011

    i held my breath when reading ur review on clarisonic and when i see the price, i scream! that’s the 1 and only thing i’m get now……i hope haha
    but it’s too pricey, i’ll wait for sephora klcc to open and save up in the mean time. maybe they’ll be stocking the mia too, by then? :D
    oh, great review, i really enjoy reading this

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Let’s hope they bring the Clarisonic Mia in… and at a reasonable price. That said, its about US$149 so I don’t know how much “cheaper” it can be :P Glad you enjoyed this virtual tour :)

  17. mrsdjones
    May 18, 2011

    yeaay! Thanks for sharing Paris! I wanted to visit Sephora last weekend but my schedule is too packed. Will try and visit the next time I visit my parents in KL. I really hope Penang will have one too. :p Jealous of you ladies in KL now.
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Well I don’t think Sephora is going anywhere any time soon so take your time to visit :) Maybe when you do, there’ll be more stuff to get and see! :D

  18. Cas
    May 18, 2011

    I’ve not personally stepped into Sephora, instead my hubby was kind enough to pick up Soap & Glory’s shower gel for me the other day. It’s a pretty awesome smelling shower cream. I think you mentioned the perfume, will definitely wanna go sniff it out soon :)
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      How sweet of your hubby :) I haven’t tried their shower gel (I tried their Flake Away and another shower gel and wasn’t impressed) There is a perfume now, but I can’t remember how it smells LOL!

  19. lynne
    May 18, 2011

    I live in Singapore (most of the time anyway) so I wont be visiting the KL Sephora anytime soon – but the Singapore Sephora offers some kind of promotion where you spend S$240 and you receive a (I think) $40 voucher that you can use for selected brands (ie their house brands and a few other Sephora exclusives). This is DANGEROUS for people who are easily taken in and easily tempted (ie yours truly) because the entire place is just filled with wants, you need A LOT of self restraint just to convince yourself not to spend that money for the voucher!

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Haha! They’re still new so there aren’t any promos here yet but I’m anticipating something similar soon and then I’ll be in trouble :P

  20. Sarah
    May 18, 2011

    I would say it’s a hit, I like the idea of so many brands under one roof as well as the concept of getting to play around with items (without a salesperson hovering in the background) before you decide to purchase them.

    And A++++ for another MUFE!

    Though, I was disappointed that they didn’t have any Soap and Glory skin care stuff, I’ve been wanting to try their Hot Cloth Cleanser for a while now.

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      I did see S&G skincare but only some of it and I agree yay for another MUFE! :D

  21. S
    May 18, 2011

    Thank you for sharing all these lovely photos, Paris! Why is it that good things come to KL when I’m not around? Boo hoo! =( By the way, do they only stock Mario Badescu’s acne range?
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      I only noticed the acne range but wasn’t paying too much attention. Guess you could visit when you come back :)

  22. Dorami
    May 18, 2011

    Hello Paris. Thanks for the post, been dying to go to Sephora but alas I am stuck in the North. Just wondering if you know does Sephora Malaysia carry the Beauty Insider card as well? Its their very own reward system. I have the Beauty Insider card from Sephora US (VIB in fact :p, that’s how much I shopped from just 2 trips to the States). Just wondering if they have the same thing here or better still, the US VIB card works here as well?

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      As far as I know they haven’t launched their rewards/loyalty programme but they will probably do so (gets more interest & business ;) ) but I don’t think they’re accepting the VIB card. Probably logistics reasons :) If I know of anything I’ll update.

  23. lyn
    May 18, 2011

    I was feeling a little overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time, if that makes sense. But I do like the store and love that we have more choices for “fun” makeup with brands like UD, TF and MUFE.

    You would know by now I am a huge fan of TFSI and plan to get their other finishes too. I’ve been using it everyday since purchasing it… love!
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    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      I know exactly how you feel! On the one hand, I was thinking “Ooh! Look at all those new brands!” and on the other hand I was thinking “Is that it?” Still, happy to have it right? :D Glad the TFSI is working for you – your post said it all LOL!

  24. Monstro
    May 18, 2011

    Thanks for the fantastic and thorough review–I can’t wait to go check it out!
    My husband bought me a Sephora body scrub few months ago from Sg and I quite like it. The granules are of the bigger kind, but it’s good for my back that requires more scrubbing :-)

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      I don’t remember seeing a lot of the bath and body stuff but then maybe I just wasn’t paying too much attention – my eyes were trying to be in 20 places at the same time! LOL! :D Hope you enjoy your visit when you do! :D

  25. Pearly
    May 18, 2011

    I spoke to the SA at Sephora KL 2 weeks ago.. She said, Nars will be coming soon.. Not sure the exact date.. Their Marketing is in the mist of planning the Sephora Beauty Insider.. I hope this will happen soon!!

    • ParisB
      May 18, 2011

      Thanks for the update. It’ll be good to have some sort of loyalty programme. We seem to love them lol!

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