For the first time ever, French cosmetics giant Sephora is letting Kiwis get their hands on its coveted beauty products right here in New Zealand.

Following the acquisition of beauty website Luxola New Zealand, the brand has been transitioned to Sephora NZ and will begin shipping here from today.

While the procurement brings with it access to Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs, BECCA, and Benefit brands, it signals the end of supplying Maybelline and L'Oreal Paris products.

According to a statement released by the company, the offering has come much earlier than anticipated following high demand for an online store via social media and customer service requests.


Started in 1970 in France, Sephora currently operates approximately 1,900 stores in 29 countries worldwide.

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Five must-haves from Sephora NZ

1. For skin

Sephora brand sleeping face mask (green tea), $21. SHOP.

2. For nails

Deborah Lippmann mermaid collection, $38. SHOP.

3. For eyes

Kat Von D Interstellar eyeshadow palette, $68. SHOP.

4. For hair

Phil Smith coco-licious coconut oil conditioner, $23. SHOP.

5. For face

Anastasia contour kit, $69. SHOP.