Sephora is basically a giant candy store, but with makeup instead of candy. Under the harsh, glaring lights you can play with testers of just about every major department store out there. Fragrances are on the walls (as is Clinique), hair and bath things are at the back to the right, and makeup is just everywhere. Equal opportunity whether you’re into Urban Decay (terrific selection) or Dior; also new and fun brands you’ve seen in Lucky Magazine, like Paul & Joe, Lola, and Tarte. Totally overwhelming on the weekend – try and come after work early in week, or on a weekday. Tissues, mirrors , cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol located on various end caps; for the love of all that’s hygienic, use them. Absolutely wipe off that lipstick before you try it, and never ever try a mascara, even if there’s a tester.