Sephora Singapore Beauty On The Fly Travel Essentials + A Sephora Giveaway

Sephora Beauty On The Fly Travel Size Beauty Wise

Whether you’re preparing for a getaway or have a weakness for petite products, you’re likely to find something to love from Sephora Singapore’s latest ‘travel size, beauty wise’ crop of offerings.

The beauty mecca has always stocked a healthy number of travel-friendly products. Now, in addition to them, it has introduced Beauty On The Fly – a brand-new merchandising fixture that presents more on-the-go options and choices galore from top beauty names to house-brand favourites.

I haven’t been to Sephora ION in quite a while, so I was pleasantly surprised while exploring the store recently to use a gift card Sephora had generously given to me – from TSA-compliant minis to handy palettes and comprehensive sets, I had a lot to choose from. ;)

Sephora Face Masks

As I forayed among the gondolas of goodies, I was greeted by these Sephora Therapy Masks – facial masks with different ingredients and a multitude of functions, distinguished by their individual hue. Flat and compact, these skincare perk-me-ups slip easily into your travel bags.

Nice Sephora Creams Creamy Body Wash Capsules

Not far from the colourful discs is this delicious display of Sephora Nice Creams. Adorably packaged like small scoops of ice cream, these creamy body wash capsules are convenient for getaway shower/bath needs.

Beauty On The Fly Shelves at Sephora Singapore ION

Conspicuously stretching along the cashier queue area is a staggering variety of travel delights ranging from accessories to makeup to skincare.

Beauty On The Fly Accessories at Sephora Singapore ION

If you prefer to decant your favourite products into containers, empty plastic receptacles—in individual pieces or in sets neatly packed in pouches—are available.

Beauty On The Fly Nail Essentials at Sephora Singapore ION

Another section houses a selection of nail necessities including cuticle care crèmes and express polish removers. If you’re looking for nourishment for your nails or something to spiff up your mani/pedi, this area holds several treasures.

Beautyblenders at Sephora Singapore ION

And then there’s the egg-citing display of Beautyblenders. ;) Almost all the variations of this famous washable latex-free sponge are available here. They’re mind-bogglingly pricey but I’ve several and they’ve served me well for some time.

If you prefer something more affordable, you could look to the elliptical version from the Sephora house brand. It’s stiffer than the BB but its pointed end is great for concealing work, defining brow arches and cleaning up makeup boo-boos.

Beauty On The Fly Skincare Essentials from Glamglow, Skin Inc, Clinique and Fresh at Sephora Singapore ION

I generally have my skincare faves that accompany me on my travels (usually deluxe-sized samples that I receive from purchasing products) but I couldn’t help but be occupied for a while browsing the store’s selection of travel skincare recommendations. Their substantial yet handy sizes not only make them suitable travel companions, they’re a great way to try something new.

Urban Decay, Tarte, Benefit and Stila Makeup Minis at Sephora Singapore ION

I’m a pack-rat when it comes to vacation makeup, so it was a joy to explore the travel makeup section. Here are some noteworthy makeup minis that I spotted:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – That iconic shadow primer to keep your eye makeup pristine. The now-revamped squeeze-tube packaging makes it so much easier to use—and preserve—now!
  • Tarte Cosmetics How Sweet It Is Deluxe Lip & Cheek Duo – Comprising Tarte Sweet Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush and Tarte Sweet Lipsurgence Lip Tint, this peach-pink pair will appeal to many ladies here.
  • Stila Cosmetics Floral Fixation Lip Glaze Trio – 3 dewy glosses to grace your lips, this sweet set of versatile cool tones is equally complementary with neutral and smokey eye looks.
  • Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Blot On The Spot! – An ‘instant oil-blotting stick’ to remove sebum and mattify your face.

Caudalie, Smith Rosebud Salve and Fresh Minis at Sephora Singapore ION

After tearing myself away from the makeup zone, I turned to some skincare quick-fixes. Here are a few lauded lovelies:

  • Caudalie Eau de Raisin/Grape Water – A refreshing mist enriched with botanicals, it is nourishing for the skin.
  • Smith’s Rosebud Perfume Co. Lip Balm in Mocha Rose – A slick of YLBB colour for the lips, this salve alleviates dryness too.
  • Caudalie Eau de Beauté/Beauty Elixir – A radiance-booster, this serum gives skin a nice glow.
  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser – A warming face wash, it cleans off light makeup too.

Clarins, Lancome, Biotherm and Clinique Skincare Travel Sets at Sephora Singapore ION

If you’re not one to mix and match, tailored skincare sets from department store brands, akin to those at travel retail, are available at Sephora too.

Makeup Palettes at Sephora Singapore

Of course, no makeup junkie can leave on a trip without palettes – the ideal way to bring more colour options with you. I already own most of the sets here but couldn’t help but gaze longingly at those I don’t have (yet!). >_<

More Beauty On The Fly recs here. These mini essentials and deluxe-sized items are perfect for staycations, and will meet your last-minute travel needs if you intend to go away this upcoming National Day weekend! :)

Sephora Singapore Beauty On The Fly Picks

Here are my travel picks from the store:

1. Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit (Benetint, High Beam, Sugarbomb Blush/Face Powder, Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Lipgloss and a Mini Powder Brush) – The ideal products for a polished, put-together look, the nude Sugarbomb tones are my favourite among the Benefit face/cheek best-sellers. I love that the kit includes Benetint and High Beam minis; not only are they complementary, they were my very first Benefit products in the past…it’s nice to play with them again!

2. Caudalie Eau de Raisin/Grape Water – I’m not fond of the scent but I like its soothing sensation, and the fact that it’s a “100 percent grape water toner enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts.” ;)

3. Caudalie Eau de Beauté/Beauty Elixir – A spritz of this offers a radiance boost. This serum not only preps the skin for moisturiser, it also sets makeup.

4. Fresh Life Eau de Parfum Roller Ball – I wasn’t sure if I should splurge on the full-sized bottle of this scent, so I decided to give it a go with its portable rollerball version. A refreshing perfume with citrus notes (which happen to sit wonderfully on my skin), it is perfect for cutting through the mugginess of our humid weather.

5. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser – The one in this photo is actually the full-sized one; I’d brought my travel-sized version to Bangkok while visiting my bestie and left it at her place for her to use. It has a nice warming effect and cleanses effectively.

6. Guerlain Météorites Compact in 02 Clair – A compressed rendition of those special spheres, this is one way to bring luxe beauty and joy with me on my travels…only that I needn’t fumble with balls of powder that might spill or roll away.

7 & 8. Living Proof Frizz No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner – This poo-and-dish pair consistently comes up tops in product ratings. I like that they’re available in a generous yet travel-friendly size.

9. Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray – A lightweight hair-styling primer, this is yet another best-seller from the brand.

10. Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Palette 2 – In addition to nude tones (see below), I like a shot of vibrancy in my eye colours when I travel. If you haven’t tried the reformulated MUFE Artist Shadows, this striking palette is an excellent way to get started. You’ll love the rich colour payoff.

11. Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational No Oil Oil – An ultralight product, this hair-softening serum is lovely on fine hair without feeling gunky or greasy.

12. Percy & Reed Session Hold Hairspray – I haven’t given this a go yet but I think my sometimes-limp hair could use a boost from this spray that purports to be humidity-resistant.

13. PureHeal’s Propolis 39 CC Cream SPF 50+/PA+++ – I haven’t opened this but I’ve been enjoying Korean base products with high SPF of late, so I have high hopes for this cream with a lightweight formula.

14. Sephora 3D Precision Sponge – As I mentioned earlier, this tool is good for definition and cleaning up makeup mistakes.

15. Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in N°06 Pale to Rich Taupe – Mostly made in France, Sephora colours have come a long way from their chalky beginnings. This pigmented palette holds a nice range of neutrals and is a well-edited ‘naked’ shadow compact.

16. Sephora Targeted Eye Remover Swabs – I couldn’t help but be drawn to these cleansing sticks with scored tips that dispense remover for fixing minor eye makeup mistakes. I haven’t opened them yet though, so I don’t know how efficacious they are.

17. Sephora Ultimate Oil-in-Gel Lipstick Remover – Another item I haven’t tried yet but I look forward to testing it out on my more tenacious lip products.

18. Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser – A comforting facial wash experience with its heated sensation, this feels warmer but foams up more gently than the Fresh version.

19. Soap & Glory Irresistibubble Gift Set (Sugar Crush Body Wash and Sugar Crush Body Buttercream) – I love the cheery catchphrases of this brand, not to mention the sweet yet uplifting whiff of the ice-cream soda scent.

20. Tarte Cosmetics The Brow Architect Brow Shaper, Liner and Definer – I didn’t remove the cartridge to display the concealer end but this nifty tool is really all you need for quick brow colour-ins/touch-ups, thanks to its 3-in-1 features.

Sephora Singapore Beauty On The Fly Travel Pouch

Beauty Wise Deals

Receive a complimentary Sephora Beauty on the Fly Pouch with any 3 travel-sized products purchased, and a complimentary backpack with every S$150 spent (S$120 for Sephora members), while stocks last.

Sephora Black Card Rewards Vending Machine at Sephora Singapore ION

If you’re a Sephora Black Card holder, do drop by the Sephora Black Card Rewards vending machine currently located at the central zone of Sephora ION to receive a complimentary beauty treat: If you have accrued a minimum of 100 points in your card (you could also spend S$100 on the spot), you will be given a token with which you can dispense a generous sample-sized product of your choice.

Take Your Pick from the Sephora Black Card Rewards Vending Machine at Sephora Singapore ION

Participating brands include Sephora, Algenist, Benefit Cosmetics, Fresh, Make Up For Ever, Skin Inc, Tarte Cosmetics and Urban Decay. Nifty treats include Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Fresh Black Tea Perfecting Mask and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush.‬

Sephora Brand Faves Giveaway August 2015

♥ Sephora Giveaway ♥

And just to get you started on your travel prep, here’s a little Sephora giveaway from my personal stash, comprising products that I enjoy.

To win this set of products:

Leave a comment under this post telling me about anything you love from or about Sephora.

I’ll pick a winner by next week and will notify the winner via email. Do note that this giveaway is open only to Singapore residents.

Good Luck!


  • Ruiting says:


  • Jennelle says:

    The smile of each and every staff at sephora and they never fail to help you. It defintely bring joy shopping at sephora.

  • Winnie says:

    I love Burt’s Bee products and is so glad when Sephora came to SG, which makes purchasing it so much more convenient. Through Sephora I have also discovered Urban Decay (its Naked palette being my everyday essential) and Laura Mercier (primer also my daily must-use). I love the travel/ sample size concept as it allows me to try new products at a lower cost first, before committing to a full sized product.

    I’ve not tried anything from the house brand and will be keen to give Sephora products a go!


    • makeupmag says:

      Congratulations, Winnie; you’ve won the Sephora set!

      You’ve mentioned some of my favourite brands from Sephora and I felt the same way about Burt’s Bees. :)

      Please email me with your mailing addy, thank you.

  • Alice says:

    I love the wide range of products from sephora. Especially their creamer stain that’s always OOS!

  • Anne says:

    I love it that sephora carry so many luxe USA brands that are not available elsewhere in retail, such as Marc Jacobs, Kate Sommervile ( lm in love with their toner and cleanser), Mario Badescu and GlamGlow’s supermud! What am I going to do without these products?!!!

  • W.L.Chua says:

    I like the layout of Sephora…don’t shop there often but the stores are always simple, bright and neat. They also stock quite a number of products, and is quite a one-stop shop to go to for any beauty needs (particularly for UD products for me!)

  • stacey says:

    I love that every visit to sephora is like entering into makeup heaven! The staff are always friendly and helpful, which makes it a very inviting place to check out new products on the market.

  • Tracy Ong says:

    Sephora is any makeup junkie’s makeup heaven. I live in the West, there’s a small Sephora near where i live and that is the place where i pick up my essentials. BUT the Sephora in ION, i make it a point to visit that place at least once a month so as to curb my makeup cravings.

  • angel says:

    Sephora Nice Creams. so cute, looks like ice cream,creamy body wash capsules that’s fuss free & convenient for travel, can just open it up & a one time use instead of bringing small bottles, just pack like 8 capsules for 8 Days holidays. packaging makes me feel happy using it somemore.

  • Celine Pang says:

    I enjoy the shopping experiences at Sephora stores everytime because of their great customer service. Staff were really helpful & knowledgeable whenever i shop at Sephora. Sephora also offers a good range of beauty and skincare products. I love products from exclusive brands like Caudalie, Fresh & Too Faced & Urban Decay. :)

  • Jo ann says:

    I love that almost all of the skincare and makeup brands, I can find them in Sephora!☺️

  • Yanyi says:

    I love Sephora for the extensive range of products they offer from the different brands. I could spend hours just walking around the store and trying to convince myself NOT to buy another product, be it for the face, lip, eye, brows and even hair. I just end up walking out with a new item EVERYTIME I visit the shop because everything is so irresistible.

  • Tan Chuan says:

    I love that sephora is located everywhere and has many brands under one shop. Which make it easy to purchase anything that I need. I would love to win this giveaway as my best friend and I would be going overseas in 2 weeks time to Taipei and this is a great opportunity for her and I to try and use the products that you enjoy. Thanks you for the giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  • Felicia Ang says:

    I love shopping in Sephora because it houses alot of brands under one roof, mixture of its house brands, drugstore brands, high street and even luxury brands! Always spoilt for choices when I’m at Sephora, particularly Ion’s branch! The latest launch of Beauty on the Fly makes me irresistable not to grab quite a few products from the racks for my upcoming trip(s)! A convenient, 1 stop to beauty and Skincare, awesome!

  • Hajjar says:

    I love it when i get an email with 20% private sale and will start gathering my friends and after work we head to ION branch cos everything is there. Just the mention of Sephora excites me!

  • Zafirah Binte Kader Maideen says:

    There’s so many things to love about Sephora! But one thing that I really love about Sephora is that they are very good with their Advertising & Promotion of their stores and products. I have to say they are also very pro-active in involving their loyal customers (both Black Card and White Card members) through various ways such as hosting a UD makeup preview and even having a vending machine from which members can pick what they want (I’ve taken my pick: UD lipstick :) ) Really hope to win this pleaseee!

  • Marilyn says:

    Mini travel size items of all the brands in sephora are just so tempting. Each time when you are going to make a payment, one or 2 of the travel sized item will definitely end up in your shopping basket. And sephora carries a wide range of products from the brands, make it convenient to shop compare. Sale persons are really friendly and they would able to identify what are the product that you are looking for or which prodect suits you more.

  • Clara A says:

    i really like sephora, eventhough my wallet doesnt. hahaha. definitely have every girls need ;)

  • Jiayun Zheng says:

    I love that Sephora does 20% off private sales annually. Allows me to justify to splurge on beauty products!! :)

  • Eliza says:

    I love the mind-boggling variety of beauty products that Sephora has! Whatever my needs and budget, I’m usually pleasantly surprised that I can find something suitable there. The friendly beauty consultants there are also well-trained and informed about any promotions or products that they have, while at the same time giving you ample space to decide what you want to get.

  • Kimberley Ng says:

    Love that Sephora is the best place to go shopping for gifts! I’m always able to find something for any of my girl friends.

  • Natassja zamani says:

    I love all the makeup brands that they bring in thats not found in the departmental stores! Also the store is so colorful and always enticing me to enter!

  • Lynn Kok says:

    I could never resist entering any Sephora when I pass one by and the most memorable one happened to be at Vivo city. I was carrying my 9months old baby girl while trying to explore on skincare and within seconds, a beauty advisor approached me offering to help me out. Her service was one that was sincere and honest, making sure my buys are value for money and is suitable for my skin type. As we chatted on, I realised she has a son who is about my daughter’s age and when she saw me shopping with a kid, she just wanted to make sure I purchase the right products so it will not be a wasted trip for me. She was extremely personable and she definitely went the extra mile. I have met so many awesome beauty advisors at different Sephora but naming all would have been a compo! It is hard not to love a store like Sephora.

  • Shaylene says:

    I love Sephora because they carry my all time favourite brand – Benefit Cosmetics and it’s only exclusive to Sephora <3

  • Andrea says:

    Sephora – (S)uch (e)pic (p)henomenal (h)ippy c(o)smetics (r)etail (a)ctivity

    It is a one-stop awesome place to get make-up essentials! Not to mention, their staff are friendly and loves to give beauty tips!


  • Apple says:

    Sephora is a place to source for the cult brands of beauty and makeup. Walking into sephora is walking into makeup heaven.

  • Sudeshna Basi says:

    Love Love love Sephora. They have so many good quality make up and skin care brands. Its a joy shopping at Sephora. I can’t live without You Sephora. And nothing gonna change my love for you.. The staff are very friendly and helpful & good looking too.

  • Arianne Boey says:

    I love that Sephora has a wide range of cosmetics and beauty products for us to choose from. It’s a one-stop shop for me as it’s ultra convenient to get what I need at a single place. I also love that they have their own brand of makeup and beauty products, and the quality is pretty good.

  • Joey Chee says:

    I love that there is so many different types of sample size products available in Sephora! This is super good for consumers as we are able to test the product before making purchase on the full size!!! Love this idea!

  • Michelle says:

    I love that Sephora consolidates all my favourite brands in one place! I was looking for a concealer to replace the one at home, and I love how the staff are able to give recommendations from various brands. Somehow, I was never able to leave the store empty handed.

  • Avery says:

    I love Sephora because it’s a skin care and beauty heaven for me! I can just spend hours inside Sephora browsing through the awesome products!

  • Shirley says:

    I love the fact that their beauty advisors are so friendly and helpful. These ladies are often very smiley and offer their assistance so willingly. It makes the shopping experience at Sephora much more enjoyable as compared to elsewhere where their SAs would rather talk amongst themselves even when the store is full of customers. Sephora’s excellent customer service makes you want to go back again.

  • Macy Tan says:

    Like any other ladies out there, I am in Love with Sephora! They have very good customer service and brilliant marketing strategy. I especially like when I see emails about products update and also the goodies they give away. The feeling of entering Sephora and leaving with their signature black and white paper bag is the biggest life booster in my opinion :)

  • Shili says:

    I love all makeupforever and benefit products from sephora as well as sephora sheet mask !

  • Xue Ling says:

    I love Sephora for their huge range of skincare + makeup products! Plus, they always have samples and makeup removers etc that allows you to try the different colors, textures etc. So fun to play around with, and even gives you the opportunity to touch up on your makeup before a dinner date ;)

    And they bring in some lesser-known brands that have become staples for me – one of which is Pureheals. The propolis 90 ampoule is very soothing and comforting for the skin, great when I need that extra boost of healing at the end of the day!

    Very kind of you to have this giveaway btw, thanks a lot!

  • Yvonne Zheng says:

    I love that Sephora always has helpful MUAs, and they stock most brands that I would otherwise have to purchase blind off the online stores. :)

  • Cal S says:

    I remember when Sephora first opened in Singapore, i was simply amazed by the selection of products and brands which i have never heard of. Now, they still amaze me with their constant expansion and introduction of new brands. Walking into Sephora never fails to make me feel like a little kid in a candy shop. It is even sweeter now that they have so many new stores popping up around me.

    Thanks for organizing this contest. Xx

  • Jaynie says:

    I love Sephora because they have great skincare stuff and make up items that I have been meaning to try especially those youtubers usually mentions.
    Most of time they are only available in Sephora.

    And i love sephora’s concept like you can try all the items because they are displayed so “open” so you dont really feel shy. you can just swatch by yourself without any pressure from the sales staff unless those beauty counters.I will always go there and try out stuff and when I feel like treating myself, I would buy the product I really like! :)

  • Bei Shan says:

    Love that Sephora stocks the latest, trendiest products. What I want, and I can trust them to stock it up on their shelves. All the colours, all the brands, it almost feels like a Willy Wonka’s factory. Of course, this means I have to get dragged out by my friends every visit there, practically hypnotised haha. Love that they provide active updates via social media, love their workshops and promotions – it really helps that such service is provided to keep customers in the loop. Also, ideal shopping experience for students as well as professionals, wide range even for the budget-conscious. Love sephora, only thing hindering me is my empty purse.

  • charmaine lee says:

    I love how sephora has a wide variety of products to suit any skin type and any occasion. I love how it has all the fav products that we can’t purchase in any other store because they are foreign brands and it makes it so convenient for us. I love shopping at sephora ^^

  • Joey Chua says:

    Sephora is a comestic heaven! It is one of my favourite place to go and shop for cosmetics! They have a lot of my favourite brands such as Tarte, Benefit & Urban Decay! I love the variety of make-up brands and products available and I could spend my whole day there! Best part about it, is that some of their products come in sample size for us to try and see if we like it, before purchasing the full-size products. And like what you say, these sample size are great for travel as well!

  • Peijun says:

    I love Sephora because you get to try out different combination of products on the spot to see which colors / shade matches with the make up before deciding to commit on them! They prepared a make-up table and different kinds of brushes for you. It has wide range of make up and skincare for you to choose, though at times it makes your eyes goes @.@
    Love it when you walked in feeling like you entered into a woman’ dreamworld!

  • Amelia Ang says:

    I love it when I visit Sephora, I get to see a wide range of cosmetics that I know I will want to buy them sooner or later. (:P) And that sometimes this purchase(s) may even bring you more goodies, like the accumulation of points, the little free samples they give before you buy the actual product for use, and the little birthday gift they have! This year’s birthday present from Sephora was a Benefit’s Mascara and highlighter, travel-sized friendly and enough product for you to try out for a month or two. <3

  • Lissa says:

    Sephora is like heaven of make up to me…love much !

  • Pamela says:

    I love Sephora’s member privileges such as exclusive access to events, and the birthday treat for brow waxing at Sephora’s benefit counter!

  • KS says:

    I love the fact that I can browse at Sephora through all the brands without feeling harassed like in the dept store makeup counters!

  • Ella says:

    I love sephora because I can almost get everything from just one store. And it has brands that cannot be found in department store and drug store. :-)

  • Sabrina says:

    I loved the fact that Sephora carries brands that were previously inaccessible by singaporeans !
    My top pick will have to be benefit , naked and not forgetting their in house products at pocket friendly prices :)

  • yuliana says:

    I love make up. Sephora is a one stop shopping place for me. I love to go there to see any new items from diffrent brands. Swatches the eyeshadow, lipstick, pencil liner etc. It always bring up my mood when i go there. It’s like heaven for make up junkies. I just went there today and choose my free sample from the vending machine. It’s awesome!!!

  • Azza says:

    I love Sephora’s masks, Im currently using greentea, great for oily skin.

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