Sephora UK gift beauty kit: How to buy the gift set worth over £200

After it was announced last week that French beauty retailer Sephora would land in the UK today (October 17), the wait for beauty lovers is officially over.

Yes, that’s right, the beauty lover has finally made a comeback to the UK with an online store – after a 17-year hiatus – bringing with it an impressive range of brands, including those exclusive to Sephora, such as Kat Von D and Makeup by Mario. In our Sephora explainer, we’ve answered all your burning questions about the seminal launch.

Needless to say, as a very big fish in the beauty space, the retailer is always packed with makeup, haircare, skincare and wellness brands, including daily and top deals. of range. Perhaps the most exciting and seasonal right now is the set of beauty advent calendars for 2022 (all four), one of which is also among the cheapest we’ve seen this year.

If you are thinking of restocking your beauty cabinet, following the new launch, we have some very good news for you. Ringing in the UK retailer’s comeback is the Sephora is here beauty bag, which is free when you spend £120 on the Sephora UK site. Housing 17 beauty products and with a total value of over £200, the bag is packed with industry-leading brands such as Laura Mercier, Dr Dennis Gross, Milk Makeup and more.

The offer lasts until midnight October 19 or while supplies last, but with such buzz surrounding the launch and the coveted selection of products inside, we think it’s bound to sell out fast. Here, we’ve included links to full-size versions of some of the best products from the Sephora is here beauty bag.

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From one of the hottest brands in home hair care, Olaplex is on everyone’s radar for a reason. The brand’s best-selling product and hero for damaged hair is the no3 hair perfector. Designed to be used before applying shampoo, the formula works by strengthening and repairing the bonds in your hair. In our exam from the Opalex range, our reviewer said it “worked wonders” on their split ends and made hair “visibly shinier.” Inside Sephora’s beauty bag, you’ll find a 20ml version of the product.

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The Dermalogica skincare brand is known for its professional-grade formulas, and the special cleansing gel is one of its bestsellers. The formula is soap-free and, like all Dermalogica products, PETA certified cruelty-free. The stripped cleanser was the top performer in our review of the best face washes for men, in which our tester said it “lathers up nicely.” Plus, “a little goes a long way and it left our skin soft and supple.”

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(Milk Makeup)

Known for its vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free products, you’ll also find “clean” beauty brand Milk Makeup in Sephora’s beauty bag. In a smaller format, the brand’s Rise Deluxe mascara is ideal for storing in your bag. Perfecting your flutter on the go, the formula is said to create a weightless lift and natural look by lengthening and accentuating the curvature of your lashes.

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Dipping your toe into the world of retinols? Murad Retinol Youth Replenishing Serum landed a spot in our review of the best retinols for beginners. Home to ingredients to make skin look younger, with an immediate and long-lasting dose of retinol, the formula claims to minimize irritation while providing long-term reduction in the signs of aging. “It leaves skin feeling more supple and smooth and improves the appearance of imperfections, such as fine lines and scars,” our tester said.

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Dr Dennis Gross extra strength daily peels, 30 applications: £89,

(Dr. Dennis Gross)

Give your skin a fast-acting TLC treatment with this two-step treatment from Dr. Dennis Gross. Claiming to improve radiance and clarify pores while tackling breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles – making it perfect for combination or oily skin – each application comes in two sachets, which should be used in two steps . You’ll find three peel applications inside Sephora’s beauty bag.

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(Laura Mercier)

In the ginger shade, bring a pop of color to your cheeks with Laura Mercier’s sheer, buildable powder blush. Claiming to last up to 10 hours for makeup that stays put, the compact is perfect for soft, super-pigmented looks.

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Michael N. Clark