Sighted instore: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Clarins, Lancome and Pola, as well as the usual fragrance brands. Sigh! Aside from Pola, which isn’t available country-wide, it was a disappointment to see a rehash of the brands we can easily find at any departmental store, not to mention neighbourhood beauty shops.
Take heart though, Sephora@Ngee Ann City will definitely be carrying Too Faced and Becca! I’m looking forward to testing Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance and the Becca cream blushes that I hear so much about.
The store will, of course, carry its eponymous makeup products – there is a big counter aka play-area filled with them – and its much loved train case (in silver). I cannot wait to see the latter in person, especially since I already own one of their black ones, which has served me well for years! Sturdy, stylish and easy to clean, this is a favourite for makeup storage.
Sadly, there will be no NARS. :( There is no confirmation as yet on Urban Decay, Laura Mercier, Cargo or Smashbox but we can still hope, yes?
PS: The store is aiming to open quietly on 17 December; 19 December being the date of the official launch. I won’t be able to be there on that day so if you’re in the vicinity, drop by and let me know all about it!