Hundreds line the streets of downtown Brooklyn for Sephora grand opening

The line to get into the shop stretched from the corner of Joralemon Street the full length of the block on Court Street, and halfway down the block along Livingston Street as well. The first people in line had arrived at 1 a.m. Photo by Lore Croghan

Employees of Brooklyn's first Sephora cosmetics shop did a victory dance for the crowd before the store opened its doors. Photo by Lore

You can't have a store opening without a ribbon-cutting. Photo by Lore Croghan

The throng got down to the serious business of shopping. Photo by Lore Croghan

Fierce beauty. Photo by Lore Croghan

Put on a happy face .... somebody in this store won a $1,000 gift card. Photo by Lore Croghan

Sooo many nail polish colors to choose from. Photo by Lore Croghan

Shop till you drop ... it's a 7,000-square-foot store stuffed to the gills with goodies. Photo by Lore Croghan

The store's been open five minutes ... and my, is it busy. Photo by Lore Croghan