Sephora in Singapore: Ion Orchard Store

July 22, 2009
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The largest Sephora store in Asia and only second in size to the biggest one in the world located in France’s Champs-Élysées, Sephora at Ion Orchard has an undeniably vast interior. Unfortunately, the brands it carries are neither extensive in range nor as impressive as its size, falling sadly short of expectations.

Forget about NARS – a reliable source has informed me that the brand will not be making its way to Sephora at all, having learnt of this directly from a store manager. However, I was told by one of the beauty advisors that the NARS and Urban Decay shipment was delayed, with no definite time of arrival (!). Another BA mentioned that Sephora intends to gather feedback regarding these brands and others like Philosophy before bringing them in.

I wish someone would verify this once and for all, just so we wouldn’t be kept in suspense. That said, the Clarins, Clinique, SKII and even MAC that I saw there revealed that the people in charge prefer to keep things safe – some would say boring – where beauty retail is concerned.

A quick sweep of the store reveals brands that are available at the Ngee Ann City store, as well as a few newcomers. Among others, we thankfully get to say hello to:

Burt’s Bees – So, so adorable and wonderful-smelling! I love Burt’s Bees products and always think of sweetness and babies when I use them. :) The Super Shiny Lip Gloss (S$13) and Lip Shimmer (S$12) smell particularly good; the former contains citrus scents while the latter has the peppermint tingle and scent characteristic of Burt’s Bees lipbalms.

Crazylibellule and the Poppies – An extensive range of intriguing scents that come in both liquid and solid forms, the colourful packaging captures the eye immediately.

Make Up For Ever – Not so new but more accessible, now that there’s no need to traipse all the way to the brand’s stand-alone store location at Stamford House.

Principessa – Cutesy pink products for the urban princess.

Skeen+ – A trendy, anti-ageing skincare brand from France for men.

Smashbox – It’s good to see this brand return to our shores. I remember when it was available at Bugis Junction…where Urban Decay could be found in the past as well (Sephora SG management, are you getting the hint? ;)). The primers feel absolutely smooth and I was especially pleased to see the line-filler in a wand, Filter with Dermaxyl™ Complex.

Talika – Not only does this brand make growth gels for lashes and brows, I discovered that it also has a bust serum in its range!

Here are more photos of my Sephora@Ion foray:


Space

And more space

(May it be filled with more unusual brands!)

A Sephora play area with Sephora brand products

The things required for makeup play

Sephora Bath & Body – always a visual treat!

Sephora Girls

Sephora hairbrushes

Sephora Prep & Fix – the brand’s primer line

Sephora Professional tools

Sephora Professional accessories

Some Sephora best-sellers, including Too Faced Insurance Policy (S$68)
that comes with a Too Faced Shadow Insurance and an eyeshadow palette

The MAC counter

The Bare Minerals display

Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer (S$33),
reminiscent of Too Faced Shadow Insurance

The Becca display

The MD Skincare and Peter Thomas Roth display

The Olivier & Co and Ole Henriksen display

The Pop Beauty display

The Too Faced display

The Too Faced Chocolate & Pearls display

The Too Faced Lockdown display


Here are the store’s contact details:

SEPHORA

Ion Orchard

2 Orchard Turn Unit

#01-05/06

Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 8255

Fax: +65 6509 9343


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236 Responses to Sephora in Singapore: Ion Orchard Store

  1. NiceY
    February 28, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Hihi, anyone knows the cost of Urban Decay Naked 2 and Book of Shadows VI and their availability in SGP?

    • makeupmag
      February 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

      Hi NiceY,

      DO call the store to check.

  2. zee
    March 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I saw naked and naked 2 palette at ngee ann city branch selling at S$80 on 17 March 2012 (sat). Naked 2 is limited to 2 palette per customer (:

    • makeupmag
      March 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Hi Zee,

      Thanks for the update! :)

  3. Ain
    April 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Hi there! Do you know if sephora ion sells colour concealer wheel? Can’t seem to find in sg stores! Thanks.. :)

    • makeupmag
      April 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Hi Ain,

      I haven’t seen it. You could call the store to check.

  4. Mafe
    May 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    How much are those Hair Brushes retailing for? It looks cute :)

    • makeupmag
      May 3, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Hi Mafe,

      I’ve no idea, sorry.

  5. May 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Hey there may I know is there a train case selling at sephora orchard ? If there may I know how much they sell it? And they come with what size and the
    Price is how much?

    • makeupmag
      May 15, 2012 at 1:52 am

      Hi Irah,

      The only traincases I saw were the metal ones, not the black ones. Do call the store to check.

  6. Helen Ashley
    July 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    How much to pay for Makeover at Sephora? Not an advise but real make overs. Ya got some real good beauty advisors. Do u need more advisors cos me super luv make overs beauty etc luv luv luv yeah. Thks. Cheers

    • makeupmag
      July 20, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Helen,

      I believe it’s free.

  7. Raisha
    September 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Is there any dior makeup in sephora ion singapore?

    • makeupmag
      September 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

      Hi Raisha,

      Yes, Dior is available there. :)

  8. skatergirl11
    September 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Do they sell Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck here?

    • makeupmag
      September 29, 2012 at 3:13 am

      Hi Skatergirl11,

      Yes, it’s available at Sephora! :)

  9. pwincesz
    October 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Do they sell the Hourglass brand products here?

    • makeupmag
      October 4, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Pwincesz,

      They used to. I’m not sure about now…

  10. hazel
    October 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    do u sell jack black line smoother face moisturizer?

    • makeupmag
      October 15, 2012 at 1:16 am

      Hi Hazel,

      I haven’t seen that but do call to check.

  11. Güzel
    October 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    i wish more people would point out to Sephora on the dressing of sales people there…as much as they look all smart in black and all but somehow boring. If you look at the staffs at MAC counter, they’re more vibrant in a way as compared to Sephora’s ‘plain Jane’. i asked one of the staffs and was informed that it’s expected from them to look presentable and professional…nothing outrageous like striking hair colors like blondes, pinks, purple ( i get it with the pink and purples but the blondes is weird, i saw many retail girls with natural looking blondes), wearing knee high boots (like i saw one staff from MAC counter…love it btw) well all in all as a customer point of view, it’s just who would u approach for help in make up beauty store, a stylish vibrant looking staff or ordinary looking sales staff…i’d go for stylish…customers nowadays love the outrageous especially in a beauty make up store…it does screams and attract your attention doesn’t it. in Germany there was a time i went to a normal drugstore make up and next to it is Estee Lauder, despite me wanting to get my usual estee lauder…i can’t help but check out the normal drugstore cause the sales staffs are sooo stylish…maybe it can be a tip for Sephora to improve on sales hahaha :P

    • makeupmag
      January 30, 2013 at 2:09 am

      Hi Güzel,

      That’s good feedback for Sephora. I know where you’re coming from; seeing the MAs dressed up does bring vitality to the store.

  12. phyllis
    November 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Hi do anyone knw where to buy Peter Thomas Roth Mega -rich body wash Gel Bain.

    • makeupmag
      November 29, 2012 at 3:23 am

      Hi Phyllis,

      Sephora carries PTR but I’m not sure if this is available. Do call to check.

  13. Nur Farhana
    November 29, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Do you have the sephora brow kit with stencil available in sg store?

    • makeupmag
      November 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

      Hi Nur,

      I haven’t seen it but do call the store to check.

  14. queen
    December 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hi ! which branch of sephora here in SG can I find KAT VON D TATTOO CONCEALER ? thanks.

    • makeupmag
      December 12, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Hi Queen,

      I don’t think the brand’s concealer is available here. The last time I saw KvD products here was one Christmas and only the Christmas sets.

  15. Michelle
    December 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    do you still have this item in orchard? i saw it sephora online..how much?
    Color Daze Blockbuster
    ITEM # 1441302 SIZE 4.72 x 5.51 x 5.51″
    New

    • makeupmag
      January 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Please call Sephora to check. I’m not sure if I’ve seen this.

  16. Kikyo
    January 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Hi

    does anyone know sephora sell lorac?

    • makeupmag
      January 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Kikyo,

      Lorac is not available at Sephora Singapore.

  17. josephine
    January 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    hello the Sephora shop is inside the ION Orchard mall ? which floor ? can u explain it like near what shop the sephora’s so i can found it easily,, thank you

    • makeupmag
      January 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Hi Josephine,

      It’s on the 1st floor of Ion Orchard. There’s a Dior beauty boutique right next to it.

  18. Chels
    February 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Do they carry bobbi brown cosmetics?

    • makeupmag
      February 25, 2013 at 1:23 am

      Hi Chels,

      No, they don’t. Bobbi Brown has a boutique at Ion Orchard, though; as well as at Tangs Orchard which is a stone’s throw from Ion.

  19. Eden reyes
    March 19, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Do they carry nyx cosmetics?

    • makeupmag
      March 22, 2013 at 1:46 am

      Hi Eden,

      No, they don’t.

  20. cranberies
    April 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    hey i want to ask , is the ciate caviar nail polish and annick goutal parfume available at sephora sg ? and how about them price ? thankyou :)

    • makeupmag
      April 9, 2013 at 3:43 am

      Hi Craneberies,

      Ciate Caviar is available but Anick Goutal can only be found at Escentials (Tangs/Paragon/Marina Bay Sands Shoppes). Prices vary – you’ll have to call to check!

  21. Ida Rahayu
    April 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Hi, i was wondering. How much is the Instant Airbrush Sephora Foundation ? I went to http://www.sephora.com and i saw a $20 sales for that foundation. But i’m pretty sure its not from Singapore. So i was wondering if Singapore have the same SALE ? If yes/no, may i know how much is the foundation currently ? Thanks !!

    • makeupmag
      April 27, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Hi Ida, I am not sure. Do call the store to check.

  22. May 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    hey do they sell bath and body works stuff there??or at least the sweet pea body mist?? really need one for school.;)

    • makeupmag
      May 15, 2013 at 2:51 am

      Hi Angel,

      They don’t, unfortunately. You can find the brand at Changi Airport Terminal 2 (departure/transit area), though.

  23. Ana
    May 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hi, do they have Kat Von D Lock it tattoo concealer there in Ion orchard?

    • makeupmag
      June 13, 2013 at 4:01 am

      Hi Ana,

      I haven’t seen it there.

  24. sharon
    August 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Hi, can you please tell me if Sephora in Singapore sells Kat Von D tattoo concealer? Many thanks.

    Sharon

    • makeupmag
      August 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Hi Sharon,

      Sephora doesn’t carry KvD concealer. KvD products did come in one holiday season, so who knows, it might come in one day? By the way, KvD is made by Sephora, if I recall correctly. Perhaps you might want to take a look at Sephora’s concealers?

  25. Alisa
    December 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Do they sell Urban Decay now?

    • makeupmag
      December 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Hi Alisa,

      Yes, they do. :) 2 gondolas filled with UD goodness! And NAKED 3 is out too!

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