It's been a very long time. Just thought I'd put out a very short post about Sephora in Australia.
I had been to the Sydney Store a couple of times before the Melbourne one opened in November of 2015. My experience was ok. It's very busy of course and the staff quite friendly and open. Not super knowledgeable but then enough to know a little about almost everything.
As for the Melbourne store, having had a little more time to wander around I wasn't that impressed with the product range. It's a shame that we now have another competitor in Australia who isn't really able to compete in the Australian market properly. My initial reaction was great!, we have another large store in the marketplace to compete and finally give a decent price change for the Australian market. Everyone knows that here in Australia cosmetics are so hideously expensive that when news of Sephora coming was welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately we have been given another raw deal.
Yes Sephora provides us with products we normally wouldn't have access which is wonderful, but due to restrictions they are unable to compete on price with products that already exist in the Australian market place. Go figure!
All in all it's still worth a visit. Sephora provides a good range although restricted. The travel size items are excellent and make great stocking fillers! The Sephora brand range is very good and worth a try. Not too expensive and quite good for it's price point. I'm looking to try the new cushion foundation and will give a review on that as soon as I give it a try.
Until then take care of your skin and yourselves.