Sephora Chadstone Opening

Sephora Chadstone Store

The Opening

On the 15th of October, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Sephora Chadstone store. The second Sephora store to open in Melbourne. I had never been to a Sephora store and I knew it would be like makeup heaven. When we arrived the queue was gigantic. I felt so bad skipping the queue. People had been lined up since 3am that morning, with their sleeping bags and everything.

We had been given access to the store a few hours before it officially opened. It was so exciting being in a makeup store that wasn’t crowded and most products fully stocked. My worst nightmare when I go shopping is, the crowds it always puts me off so it was really good to relax and enjoy looking at products.

I went in there with a figure of what I wanted to spend. But when they gave us a 20% media discount I knew I just couldn’t stick to that amount. I had planned a wish list on my phone of products I really wanted to purchase. Once I was in the store I was so overwhelmed and I completely forgot most items on my wish list. I will definitely be making a trip back to the store.


Here is what I got

  1. Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour powder in Mirage $72AU – This baby had been on my wish list for a long time due to the fact of how large it is I just had to have it.
    marc jacobs contour powder

    My favorite purchase of the day!

  2. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation in the shade 125 $67AU – We all know I love full coverage foundations so I definitely had to give this one a try.
  3. Zoeva Coral Spectrum blush palette $36 AU – I couldn’t believe the price of this palette for 4 blushes it was a bargain.
    zoeva coral spectrum palette

    The bargain of the day!

  4. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour highlighter $38AU – I had seen a few bloggers talking about this highlighter and how gorgeous it was that was the first thing I picked.
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Captivating $38 AUD– My favorite blushes are definitely Tarte. I had to add another to my growing collection
  6. Laura Mercier illuminating powder Indiscretion $50AUD – All I remember is my friend Amea May saying they had the indiscretion in stock and I freaked out. This highlighter had been on my wish list forever but I could never find it in stock.
  7. It Cosmetics CC Cream in Tan $58AU- This was a recommendation from the Sephora staff she said it had amazing coverage.
  8. Makeup Forever Pro Bronzer $60AUD – I think this was on my list because of Jaclyn Hill she used to always mention this bronzer.
  9. Benefit Watts Up Highlighter $53AU– Another highlighter surprise, surprise. This highlighter is nothing short of stunning.
  10. Cover FX highlighting drops $56AUD – I had completely forgotten about these until I seen them in thehanihani’s basket. Of cause, I added them into my basket.


Thank you

So there we have it, I probably spent way too much money. But I’m so happy with all my purchases. Thank you to Monica at One Day Dream PR for the invitation I had so much fun.

Please let me know if you would like a review on any of these products.




  • Elley Charles

    Now THAT’S a haul!! Holy guacamole woman, you have such great taste!

    Elley xx

  • Annalee Huntingford

    What a haul! Great purchases!

  • Ellie’s Bits of Beauty

    I bet it was so good being in the store before everyone else, I’m definitely the same when it comes to big crowds! Loved your post and it looks like you got some amazing products to try!

    Ellie x

    • Omg yes, it was so much easier to find what products we wanted and most the people in store were blogger friends 🙂 I haven’t even tried anything yet but I definitely need to xx

  • Il see what I can do. I need to find ways to use them. As a highlighter they would be so intense haha

  • Ooooo so many good products. 😀

  • HAHA I’m dangerous, don’t take me to go shopping with you.
    Love your haul! xx

  • Looks like a fab location! Love you picks. Def need more MJ!!

    • mymakeupdesk

      Ohh me too how luxe are there products x

  • Stacey White

    I love Zoeva and keep saying I’m going to pick up that blush palettes! I’m def getting it now ❤️

    Stacey White

    • Omg you definitely need one. They are gorgeous and I think super affordable xx

  • Love your picks! xx