Cosmetic shops in Paris – Sephora: what to buy

Cosmetic shops in Paris - Sephora: what to buy

When I think about which beauty shops in Paris are worth visiting, I think back to Sephora.

One of the most favorite places not only for tourists, but also for Parisians. True, few know what to expect from a visit to Sephora. What hopes will be justified and what will not?

If you’ve seen enough pictures of American Sephora on the Internet, forget it! In Paris, not even half of the range that is presented in the United States.

Cosmetic shops in Paris - Sephora: what to buy

Here you will not see such famous decorative brands as:

  • Anastasia beverly hills
  • Anna sui
  • Beautyblender
  • Burberry
  • Illamasqua
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  • Stila
  • Hourglass
  • Tangle teezer
  • Tweezerman and many others.

And the next question begs itself.

Cosmetic shops in Paris - Sephora: what to buy

Of course, no less famous, which are still not in Russia:

  • bareMinerals
  • Marc jacobs beauty
  • Nars
  • Smashbox
  • Too faced
  • Urban decay

Do you agree that sounds very modest for the European Sephora? I do not take into account the brands that we have: Dior, Lancome, Chanel, Estee Lauder, etc.

Why to love cosmetic stores in Paris

Cosmetic shops in Paris - Sephora: what to buy

  • For the lucrative sets that became the face of Sefora, where the bestsellers are collected
  • Fresh novelties, here they appear literally right after the start of sales
  • Nice staff

I have a little history about the latter. Standing at the stand with cosmetics, a girl approached me with a question-statement:


Before I could answer, she applied bronzer to me. Satisfied with her result, no doubt in her voice, she said:


What surprised me most was the confidence with which they work here!

However, when we left the store, my husband could not help smiling – the powder was applied in a thick layer, and my cheekbones “slid” to my chin. It looked really funny.

Now let’s discuss the issue of the price of cosmetic products in Sephora

Which is more profitable: “Buy online or offline?”

My first thought: “Of course offline!” And I thought so until I compared the prices of cosmetics in Paris and in the British online stores, where I buy most of the products.

Take the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette for example. In the online store, it costs £ 20 = 1.188 rubles, and in Sephora 26 € = 1.292 rubles.

Despite the small difference, it is more profitable to buy from an online store! Of course, if the euro does not fall, which is unlikely to happen.

Therefore, if you know what you want to buy and are confident in the product you have chosen, then do not hesitate to shop online.

The only pity is that impressions cannot be bought online, for them you still have to go to Paris!)