Ah, Sephora, my happy place!
I noticed so many new and really cool things over at Sephora! They had several new brands (well… new to Kuwait at least) such as Ouai (Hair Care) and Origins (Skincare) and Cover FX and Black Up and even Zoeva! Heck, they even had an entire section featuring Korean Skincare (I die!) from brands such as Skinfood and Dr. Jart+ and Starskin and Erborian! They also had a bunch of new releases on display from the Sephora Collection and from other brands as well. I didn’t get a chance to take as many photos as I would’ve liked (because they caught me and straight up asked me to stop), but I managed to snap a few pics beforehand ^_~
Face Masks – Charcoal Collection – Hair Sleeping Masks (KD 2/250)
Eye Masks (KD 2/000) – Nose Strips & Lip Masks (KD 1/500) – Hand Balms & Scrubs (KD 2/750) – Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk – Dry Shampoo
Clay Masks (KD 3/250) – Hand & Foot Masks 2/000 – Lip Balms & Scrub (KD 2/750) – Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes (KD 2/750)
Pearl (light pink packaging)
Lychee (peach packaging)
Rose (fuchsia packaging)
Lavender (violet packaging)
Orchid (purple packaging)
Pomegranate (red packaging)
Algae (blue packaging)
Aloe Vera (teal packaging)
Green Tea (bright green packaging)
Avocado (khaki green packaging)
Pineapple (yellow packaging)
Yuzu (bright yellow packaging)
Coconut (light grey packaging)
Charcoal (dark grey packaging)
I remember purchasing a bunch of the Sephora Face Masks and Sephora Eye Masks around early 2015 (or was it 2016?) so they’re not exactly new, per say. However, the other stuff (Hair Mask and Dry Shampoo and Micellar Water and the entire Charcoal Collection) seem to be a newer addition to the range. If I happen to be mistaken, then I apologize. They might’ve been around the whole time and I might’ve just never noticed the huge display… until now. As I said, I’ve purchased a few of those Face Masks and Eyes Masks ages ago and the Honey Lip Scrub more recently (haulage here). As such, I’m probably going to be repurchasing a few more of those Face Masks and Eye Masks down the line, possibly even one or two of those Lip Masks as well. Sadly, each Dry Shampoo I sniffed smelled worse than the one before, so I’m definitely going to be skipping those. Still undecided about the Sleeping Hair Mask (sounds messy), but everything seems to be at a pretty reasonable-ish price point (relatively inexpensive) so I just might give some of the other stuff a try too.
Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes (KD 2/750) – Hand Balms & Scrubs (KD 2/750)
I wonder if the products themselves (Top: Wipes – Bottom: Hand Cream) are new or if it’s the featured ingredients (Yuzu – Green Tea – Pomegranate)? Y’know what? I’m kinda’ feelin’ the Yuzu.
(Face Moisturizers – Face Serums – Body Moisturizers – Makeup Removers – Toner – Cotton Pads – Silicone Skincare Brush – Booster Drops – Face Masks – Body Scrubs – Self-Tan – Nail Polish Remover)
If you click on the close-up, you can see on the top row is the Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream (partially cut off in the photo) and next to that is the Sephora Intensive Instant Moisture+ Cream and next to that is Sephora Instant Moisture Water Gel. I’ve been having an issue with dry skin recently, so I wanted a really good moisturizer to combat that issue. According to the reviews online, one of these 3 moisturizers was awesome… except I kinda’ forgot which one. I really wanted to get the Gel except at this point, it’s less about what I want and more about what I actually need. So, after staring at all 3 for about ten minutes or so, I gave up (without picking any) and just walked away.
Awwww, we finally have Origins in Kuwait! It’s about time, I say. This Origins display really warms my heart, not unlike their Ginger Body Wash lawl (hauled here)! The prices are relatively decent (no insane mark-up) as well! However, I haven’t seen hide nor hair of my beloved GinZing Mascara (haulage here) anywhere just yet. Someone should really fix that, asap! Please? I beg!
Another cute li’l Origins Gift Set (KD 7/500) display!
GlamGlow Let it Glow! Volcasmic Set retails for KD 23/750 and contains:
1 full size Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer
1 mini size DreamDuo Overnight Transforming Treatment
1 mini size GravityMud Clearing Treatment
GlamGlow Sexy YouthMud Gift Set retails for KD 30/000 and contains:
1 full size YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
1 mini ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment
1 mini SuperMud Clearing Treatment
Top Row: SuperMud Clearing Treatment (White) (KD 23/000)
Second Row: Waterburst Glow Moisturizer (Reflective Blue) (KD 18/000) – DreamDuo Overnight Transforming Treatment (Reflective Silver) (KD 23/000)
Third Row: GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer (Pink) (KD 16/500) – GlowSetter Makeup Setting Spray (Pink)
Bottom Row: Plumprageous Matte Lip Treatment (KD 10/000)- PoutMud Lip Exfoliating Treatment (KD 7/000) (haulage here)
Does it actually say “#Hello Helwa” (which roughly translates to “Hello Beautiful” from Arabic) or are my eyes playing tricks on me? Anyways, I’m kinda’ smitten with the Waterburst Glow Moisturizer! Heck, even the GlowStarter and GlowSetter are sounding pretty good to me right about now! Gosh, everything at GlamGlow just looks and sounds so fun! Also, with those prices, you know GlamGlow ‘aint playin.
All the GlamGlow products in this photo retails for KD 23/000 each
All the Dr. Jart+ products in this photo retail for KD 3/750 each
Top Row: GlitterMask GravityMud Firming Treatment (Multi-Colored)
Second Row: SuperMud Clearing Treatment (White) (haulage here and here)
Third Row: GravityMud Firming Treatment (Purple) (haulage here)
Fourth Row: ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment (Blue) (haulage here) – FlashMud Brightening Treatment (Orange) – PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment (Green)
Moist Lover soothes dry skin while moisturizing (Blue)
Bright Lover ultimately soothes & brightens skin (Yellow)
Firming Lover soothes & improves skin texture (Pink)
Top Row: 7-Second Morning Mask – 7-Second Overnight Mask
Middle Row: Lifting Lace Revamping Meltaway Lace Eye Masks (KD 4/250)
Bottom Row: Silk Mud Clay Anti-Aging Liftaway Mud Face Sheet Mask (KD 4/250)
BubbleSheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask (KD 5/250)
YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (KD 23/000) (review here)
Korean Skincare! OMG OMG OMG! Dreams do come true!
Middle: Too Cool For School
Granted we’re a little lacking in the Korean Beauty and Skincare department, but hey, it’s a start! If you’re interested, I stumbled upon Skinfood in the basement floor over at 360 Mall (where I was told that they were the ones actually supplying Sephora with Skinfood products). Obviously, the Skinfood store has way more stuff than what’s featured at Sephora.
Lemon Mask (KD 5/500)
Coconut Mask (KD 5/500)
Watermelon Mask (KD 5/500)
Top: Royal Honey Essential Toner (KD 11/000) – Royal Honey Essential Queen’s Cream (KD 14/500) – Black Sugar Honey Mask (KD 5/500)
Bottom: Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub (KD 9/250) – Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Cream (KD 9/250) – Black Sugar Honey Mask (KD 5/500)
Glow Cream illuminating face cream (KD 15/000)
BB Cream total sheer makeup care face cream (KD 15/00)
CC Cream high definition radiance face cream (KD 16/000)
More Dr. Jart+ and Too Cool For School!
Top: Good Night Vital Hydra Sleeping Mask (KD 8/500)
Middle: Good Night Firming Sleeping Mask (KD 8/500)
Bottom: DermaClear Micro Water +150ml gift (KD 10/000)
I’ve been dying to get my hands on the Hydra Sparkling Skincare range from Givenchy for what feels like forever now!
So I was super stoked when I spotted the Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Luminescence Moisturizing Bubbling Lotion! I’m probably gonna’ wait until November for the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition though, to get a better deal (‘cuz this stuff is price-y) and hopefully some skincare samples too!
I was kinda’ overwhelmed by the new Hair Care stuff, especially from Ouai.
They had everything from Shampoo and Conditioner to Wave Spray and Hair Oil and even Rose Hair & Body Oil. Best of all, they had Dry Shampoo! Unfortunately, I couldn’t smell anything (was worried they might have a *shudder* floral scent), because my nose was burnt out at this point (from sniffing so many perfumes earlier).
Finally, a legit Makeup Brand for WOC in Kuwait (about time, I say)! I’ve never actually heard of Black Up before, but everything just looks so interesting! I can’t wait to play around with the Face Stuff, the Two-Way Cake, in particular!
I’m so glad to see that Zoeva finally made the jump to Kuwait. Everyone is always raving about their Brush Sets and Eyeshadow Palettes, in particular. I’ve never actually purchased anything from Zoeva before (I’d always fill up my online shopping cart, but opt out, at the last minute), so I can’t wait to start
hoarding buying stuff from them now! The price point seems pretty fair too!
Despite having a pitiful selection of shades (as per usual) the Sephora Nail Polishes came in really cute, tiny, egg-shaped packaging! Dunno’ how new these were, but they were mad cute!
I also spotted the Limited Edition Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water Juice Sprays (Sets + Refreshes).
So Chill Coconut (a relaxing blend of coconut and vanilla)
Centering Citrus (a balancing blood orange and grounding grapefruit)
Serene Greens (cooling cucumber and mellow melon)
I was planning on purchasing at least one of them, but the S.A. manning the Smashbox counter annoyed me so much that I had to walk away. Anyways, is it me or do the models in the promo shot look like they might be from Kuwait?
Tarte Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette retails for KD 18/750
Nothing about this particular Eyeshadow Palette (aside from the shade Bubbles) actually appeals to me. I absolutely despise the packaging! However, I thought some of you might find it interesting and might maybe even wanna’ purchase this thing.
Tarte Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set retails for KD 18/750
Ewww lol My poor eyes. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m pretty sure my younger self would have looked at this and thought “Wow! So pretty!”, but as we get older our tastes tend to grow and mature with us. As such, I find this particular Bush Set to be quite hideous. I just don’t do “rainbow vomit”. Maybe if the bristles were a bright blue or purple, as opposed to pink, I could probably stomach looking at these brushes and heck, maybe even using them. If that’s your thing though, hurry, hurry, before they run out!
Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom (KD 16/750)
Awwww! Not quite sure what it is, but I just wanna’ pet it and nuzzle it and cuddle it! For that price though, I’m definitely not buying it (sorry, RiRi, I lurrrve you though, always and forever).
Honestly, the reason why I was stalking Sephora was solely in anticipation of the Kat Von D Holographic Palette (dun-dun-duuun Illumaniti). It was love at first sight (when I saw someone swatch it on YouTube months before it’s actual release date), but by the time it finally got to Kuwait, I’d already accumulated several dupes from ColourPop. As such, I can’t justify purchasing this thing… or can I? Mwahaha No, but really, no.
Glitter Drops (KD 17/000)
Shimmer Veil (KD 11/000)
I didn’t even realize we had Cover FX in Kuwait! My. God. These things are so stinkin’ pretty! I just wanna… I dunno… eat them! Well… maybe not that. Maybe just bathe in them! Like, just douse myself in them! They’re so pretty that my heart actually aches just looking at them! ♥
Apparently, the Shimmer Veils are meant to be used as toppers over Eye Shadows, whereas the Glitter Drops are meant to be used everywhere else.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (KD 16/250)
I was so looking forward to picking up one or two of these, but alas, after swatching the entire range, none of them complimented my odd sallow skintone. I mean the S.A. was breathing down my neck the whole time (and shoving random products in my face), so maybe I need to give these another shot when nobody is around to distract me? LOL look at me trying to justify purchasing them. If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen. I shouldn’t force it.
Hope you enjoyed this post! ^_^