Makeup addicts across NZ are lining up to check out the Sephora Beauty Bus as it crosses the country ahead of the first New Zealand store opening in Auckland later this month.
I love a good make up promo, but is it worth a visit?
The bus is stationed a major locations in some of NZ’s biggest cities for a couple of days between 12-4pm. Surprisingly this time frame has been adequate, with the lines not being nearly as long as anticipated. I’ve always been the kind of person that if I have to wait more than an hour, I often decide it’s not worth the hassle, so I was pleased not to have to turn around before I started.
The bus is two levels, the top has lip products and highlighters to try with selfie stations at each end, the bottom is about color matching skin products and eye shadow palettes. Sephora’s brand, Fenty, Kat Von D, Tarte and a little bit of Becca were the brands being demonstrated. On each level you could swatch the products or have a makeup artist apply them like any beauty counter. An ipad was also available to order products you liked off their online store.
Their sample they were handing out periodically was sample sachets of the Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipsticks. I quite liked the choice if sample as it let me try an range of colours, some that I might not normally try.
All up, it’s worth a visit if you are interested in the ranges and would like to try something before you buy it (for me that was Tarte’s foundation), or also like me, are just a bit nosy. But if you’re like the person behind me in the line that was in it for “the free shit” you’ll probably be disappointed.