Yesterday was a very happy day when everything I’d ordered from Sephora.fr arrived (Mr BBB works in France so they went to his address). In the end, I didn’t order the make-up; instead, I got a Karl doll, a make-up bag (lined in white satin with mini Karls printed all over it) and of course, the snowglobe. Well, two snowglobes, actually. Well, what if one broke?
Everything is surprisingly good quality – I’m thrilled with all of it and of course, am about to order the make-up, too. I’ve got to admit though I am very surprised at how quiet Sephora have kept this range.. there is no shout out about it at all; when Mr BBB went into the flag ship store in Paris pre-launch, they’d never heard of it and it isn’t flagged on the home page of the site. You have to know it is there to even do a search. I can’t quite work out why. It’s also not available in the States which is Sephora’s biggest market and there must be a reason for that, too. Either it is in such limited quantities that there isn’t enough to distribute out to other countries, or the range is being ‘buried’ for reasons unknown. When you think of the hysteria there would be if KL did a range for, let’s say, H&M, there would be trampling underfoot. There is nothing approaching even excitement for the KL make-up range. It’s bizarre.
Sephora also have a KL fragrance: it’s pretty vile. Bland, dull and just smells like any other generic *sleb* fragrance. Avoid like the plague.
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Gutted. When I saw this post I was hoping that you had bought some of the make up so I could find out what it was like.
I was on the sephora.fr website this morning debating whether to get the eyeshadow palette for my best friend’s christmas (and one for myself while I was at it!), but can’t find any reviews or swatches online at all! I would prefer to know a little bit more about the product before shelling out for the international shipping.
I totally agree with you – there seems to be almost zero hype about the range. Highly unusual.
Weird – I thought I was on top of stuff like this but I hadn’t seen anything about it.
That snowglobe though would look perfect in my apartment. I think a trip to Paris is in order before it sells out.
I totally agree on the near silence. When my fren was in Barcelona in early Nov(around the supposedly release date), she went into a Sephora there and asked for me coz I bugged her abt it.
The Sephora staff gave her the “I have no idea what u are talking abt, mam” and asked her to go to Chanel for Karl Lagerfeld. !!
Really bad product prep/training for their stuff regarding this one.
And quite frankly, in Asia, I am super surprised that only Singapore and Europe Sephora has managed to get it. Granted Sephora Sg will not get the full range, but still! I would have honestly tot it would be launched in HK vs Singapore as with almost all major cosmetic/fashion brands as the HK market is so much more savvy abt these things.
And judging from the queries on Sephora Sg and the auction/ebay tidings, methinks there will be some entrpreneurs who are in Paris/Europe for hols, buy almost the entire KL collection and promptly ebay it.
Anyhow, am popping to town today to hassle Sephora abt makeup palettes and snow globes. U have a tweet!
I absolutely love the snowglobe. I agree with yout about how odd it is that it’s being kept quiet.
The collection is not available in Spain either… 🙁
Your purchases are so cute! x
How cold you not place an order and not get that snow globe – it is so totally chic!
Just wanted to thank you for the advance notice about his collection. I managed to get a friend to gets his friend’s friend who lives in Paris to buy me the entire collection! I’m waiting for it to arrive in the post – fingers crossed the snowglobe arrives intact as I didn’t think to order a back-up – a clever idea on your part! 🙂 x
I actually LOL earlier when I saw the way you’d positioned the dolls in your Twitter pics. Hilarious!