This story was originally published on December 8, 2015. 

What’sUpNewp has learned that International beauty and cosmetic giant Sephora will open a store in Newport, RI in 2016.

The store will host a Grand Opening on Friday, May 20th at their new location at 49 Long Wharf Mall. Sephora will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Services that will be offered at Sephora’s new Newport location include beauty services, mini-makeover, beauty classes and other store events.

For their Newport location, Sephora is still hiring for Assistant Manager (Lead)CashierSkincare Advisor (Consultant)Make Up Advisor (Color Consultant)Make Up Advisor (Color Consultant) and Co-Manager (Specialist).

Sephora currently also operates stores in Rhode Island in Cranston, Warwick and Providence. The French Brand and chain of cosmetic stores currently has plans to open 100 stores over the next 24 months.

This story will be updated if more information is received.

About Sephora

Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970. Sephora’s unique, open-sell environment features an ever-increasing amount of classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, color, fragrance, body, smilecare, and haircare, in addition to Sephora’s own private label.

Today, Sephora is not only the leading chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, but also a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world.

To build the most knowledgeable and professional team of product consultants in the beauty industry, Sephora developed “Science of Sephora.” This program ensures that our team is skilled to identify skin types, have knowledge of skin physiology, the history of makeup, application techniques, the science of creating fragrances, and most importantly, how to interact with Sephora’s diverse clientele.

Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group, Sephora is highly regarded as a beauty trailblazer, thanks to its unparalleled assortment of prestige products, unbiased service from experts, interactive shopping environment, and innovation.

Brands that Sephora carries include: Acqua Di Parma • Algenist • ALTERNA • Amazing Cosmetics • Amika • AmorePacific • Anastasia • Anthony Logistics For Men • Aquolina • Azzaro • Balmshell • Bare Escentuals • beautyblender • Benefit Cosmetics • Bite • Blinc • Bliss • Boscia • Boucheron • The Body Shop • Bobbi Brown • Boyfriend • Brazilian Peel • Bumble and bumble • Burberry • Bvlgari • By Terry • Calvin Klein • Carolina Herrera • Carol’s Daughter • Cartier • Caudalie • CHANEL • Chloe • Clarins • Claro • Clarisonic • CLEAN • Clean Scene by Murad • Clinique • Cover FX • Couture Colour • D&G • DDF-Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula • Dermadoctor • Diamancel • Diesel • Dior • d.j.v. beautenizer • DKNY • Dolce & Gabbana • Donna Karan • Dr. Brandt Skincare • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare • Dr. Jart+ • DSquared2 • DUO • DuWop • Ed Hardy • Ermenegildo Zegna • Escada • Eshu • Evian • First Aid Beauty • Fresh • ghd • Giorgio Armani • Givenchy • GLO • GoClear • GoClear • Gucci • Guerlain • Hampton Sun • Hanae Mori • Harajuku Lovers • Hello Kitty • Hourglass • Hugo Boss • Illamasqua • Issey Miyake • Jack Black • Jean Paul Gaultier • Jennifer Aniston • John Varvatos • Josie Maran • Justin Bieber • Juice Beauty • Juicy Couture • Jurlique • Kat Von D • Kate Somerville • Kate Spade • Kenzo • KeratinPerfect • Klorane • Korres • Lab Series For Men • Lacoste • Lancome • Laura Mercier • LAVANILA • Lilly Pulitzer • Living Proof • L’Occitane • Lolita Lempicka • LORAC • MAKE UP FOR EVER • Marc Jacobs • Matte For Men • Michael Kors • Miracle Skin Transformer • Missoni • ModelCo • Ms. & Mrs. • Murad • Mustela • nails, inc.• Nanette Lepore • Narciso Rodriguez • NARS • Nina Ricci • Nude Skincare • Ojon • Ole Henriksen • Oscar Blandi • Ouidad • Pacifica • Paco Rabanne • Perfect Formula • Perfekt • Perricone MD • Peter Thomas Roth • Philosophy • Phyto • Prada • Prevage • Pucci • Ralph Lauren • REN • Rene Furterer • Robert Piguet • Rochas • Rosebud Perfume Co.• Sadick Dermatology Group • Salvatore Ferragamo • Sarah Jessica Parker • Sean John • SEPHORA by OPI • SEPHORA COLLECTION • Sephora Favorites • Sevin Nyne • Shaveworks • Shiseido • shu uemura • Silk’n • Skyn Iceland • Smashbox • St. Tropez Tanning Essentials • Stella McCartney • Stila • StriVectin • Sultra • Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone • Supergoop! • T3 • Talika • Tanda • TanTowel • Tarte • Tend Skin • tokidoki • The Art of Shaving • TheBalm • Thierry Mugler • Tocca Beauty • TOM FORD • Too Faced • Tricia Sawyer • True Religion • Tweezerman • Ultraflesh • Urban Decay • Vera Wang • Versace • Viktor & Rolf • Yu-Be • Yves Saint Laurent • Zirh

For more information about the brand, visit

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.

8 replies on “UPDATE: Sephora Will Open Store in Downtown Newport on May 20th”