There's something about shopping at Sephora that makes us feel like kids at a candy store. Perhaps it's the fact that the famed beauty shop is lined with luxury beauty brands like Benefit Cosmetics, Drybar, and Stila Cosmetics. Or maybe it's the fact that it also has exciting new brands â€” like up-and-coming cosmetics line Saie â€” to explore. Either way, seeing those Sephora Rewards points stack up is oddly satisfying, and we could easily spend hours playing with all of the cool beauty products within Sephora's black-and-white walls.
What's even better is that Sephora also sells quite a few products that have earned ishonest Best of Beauty Awards over the years. In fact, there's a whole section of Sephora's website dedicated to showcasing every single one of this year's winners sold online. You can browse it fully knowing that if there's a product you're questioning, it's already been tested and approved by our team for you to enjoy.
Patrick Ta Major Sculpt Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo
Do you fancy a cream bronzer, or are you a powder person? Well, the Patrick TaMajor Sculpt Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo is giving you options to have either or, or you can combine both textures for a dramatically chiseled look. This mini bronzing and contouring palette, which is one of our favorite base makeup products, comes in three shades to choose from to define your cheekbones while adding warmth to your tone.
Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush
Selena Gomez's cosmetics line has got to be one of our favorite celebrity beauty brands for its low price and high quality. Exhibit A: Rare Beauty's Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush, a creamy blush made with ingredients like meadowfoam and sunflower oils to moisturize your skin while providing a budge- proof wash of color.
BareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation
With 30 shades to choose from, the BareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation has become a fan-favorite for its buildable medium-to-full coverage formula that looks just like skin. This foundation has a luminous finish that conceals blemishes while adding radiance to your complexion. The SPF 20-enhanced formula is also filled with skin-nurturing ingredients like redness-reducing peptides, hydrating squalane, and anti-inflammatory prickly pear extract.
Drybar Reserve Ultralight Anti-Frizz Blow-Dryer
Let the Drybar Reserve Ultralight Anti-Frizz Blow-Dryer blow you away with its ultra-lightweight feel and fast-acting drying power. This one-pounder hair tool is easy on your hands and wrists and plenty powerful, too. Drybar's Ionic Desiccant Technology helps reduce frizz for a smoother finish and also has an 1875-watt motor that speeds up drying time.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder
Don't expect an ultra-matte, flashback finish from this gorgeous setting powder. The Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder, which comes in 10 different shades, is meant to work with your skin tone to lock your makeup in place without creating an unflattering finish. This pressed setting powder creates a radiant, natural-looking glow on your complexion, making it a great pick for those of us who want to take a break from mattifying options.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Brighten & Correct Duo
The concealer you use to cover blemishes may not be the best shade for brightening your undereyes and vice versa. That's where the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Brighten & Correct Duo comes in. This dual-ended stick comes with a creamy, full-coverage concealer at each end, one for brightening and one for covering up any blemishes. The longwear formula also uses ingredients like hydrating squalane and illuminating pearl extract for a glowy finish.
GHD Unplugged Cordless Styler
Don't you wish you could bring a professional hairstylist with you wherever you go? Well, the GHD Unplugged Cordless Styler is the next best thing to a living, breathing on-the-go stylist. This cordless flatiron can be charged over and over again to use when you're out and about. It's tiny enough to stow in your tote bag, and the straightener can be used cordless for a full 20 minutes â€” just enough time for a quick touch-up. This stout straightener heats up to a temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit for optimum styling and includes high- gloss plates for smoothing over hair in minutes.
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara
Remember the original version of this mascara? Well, now the formula has been boosted with a magnetically charged formula and wand. The new-and-improved Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara was made to create a more defined lash curl while spreading the product up and beyond the tips of your lashes for length. The formula lasts up to 36 hours without smudging or flaking, so no need to whip out your compact mirror for retouches.
Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask
This beloved face mask is essential for tackling blemishes and balancing excess oil, and also comes in handy for weekly skin-pampering sessions. The Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask, which actually won an ishonest Best of Beauty Award in 2020 as well, is formulated with Amazonian white clay to absorb oil, dirt, and other acne-causing dirt and oil that's stuck in and around your pores. Topping off the formula is aloe for extra soothing.
Bite Beauty Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick in Mulberry
We all have that one lipstick that we use on a daily basis, and if your usual shade isn't made from Bite Beauty, then you may want to make a switch. The Bite Beauty Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick comes in 20 shades that feel light and hydrating on your lips, thanks to the addition of cocoa butter and tapioca pearls mixed with a fatty acid-based wax. Though we do love nearly every shade in this matte lipstick line, our number-one favorite hue is the muted cranberry shade Mulberry.
Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray
The Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray is, by far, one of our favorite hair products for creating a slightly tousled look on minimal hair-styling days. This texture spray uses hydrating glycerin, hair-smoothing vitamin B5, and oil-controlling seaweed and kelp extracts to act as a dry shampoo and styling product at the same time. It creates effortless body while it refreshes your scalp, plus it has a deliciously light grapefruit and oatmeal scent that'll definitely turn heads.
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Dual-Ended Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Liquid eyeliners are intimidating, but creating a sharp cat-eye is now a breeze with this nifty option. The Stila Stay All Day Dual Ended Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner uses the same beloved formula as the brand's original waterproof liquid liner, but this time it's upgraded with the addition of a micro-tip end for added precision and control in smaller areas like the inner corners of your eyes.
Kora Organics Turmeric Glow Moisturizer
This gorgeous jar looks like a masterpiece on its own, but it's what's on the inside that counts. The Kora Organics Turmeric Glow Moisturizer uses desert date oil and marine micro-algae to calm, smooth, and visibly plump your skin, plus brightening turmeric for a glowing complexion.
St. Tropez x Ashley Graham Ultimate Glow Mousse Kit
Get your (sunless) tan on with the St. Tropez x Ashley Graham Ultimate Glow Mousse Kit. This kit, produced in collaboration with supermodel Ashley Graham, comes with a whipped-texture self-tan mousse that glides on effortlessly with the included applicator mitt to create an even, streak-free finish. This self- tanner formula uses dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a common sugar-based pigment used in self-tanner formulas, for long-lasting color while hyaluronic acid and rosehip oil keep skin hydrated.
Color Wow x Chris Appleton Money Masque
If your hair looks lackluster, then slather this hydrating mask on it during your next shower. The Color Wow x Chris Appleton Money Masque is basically an intensive salon treatment without the actual salon, nor the expensive price. It's formulated with blue sea kelp which binds with your hair's damaged keratin to improve strength and elasticity, while a Mediterranean sea kelp and algae blend provides a surge of hydration. This mask also contains a hydrolyzed vegetable protein complex to strengthen and smooth your hair's cuticle.
Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil
It's no surprise that this Sephora-exclusive lip oil landed up on our Best of Beauty winners' list. Each of the nine Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil shades delivers a hint of color while providing a hydrated, non-sticky feel. Your lips will stay hydrated all day long when you swipe this lovely lip oil on, thanks to the inclusion of moisturizing cherry oil.
Nest Seville Orange Perfume Oil
If you're a fan of citrusy scents, then do yourself a favor and grab a bottle of the zesty Nest Seville Orange Perfume Oil. As you may have already guessed, the star note in this fragrance is orange (orange zest and mandarin, to be exact), which works in harmony with tart pink grapefruit, floral neroli, and cedarwood to create a balanced, well-rounded scent.
Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer
We love a good tinted moisturizer, and currently, this one is at the top of our makeup checklist. Saie's Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer comes in 10 shades that are flexible enough to work across a variety of skin tones. Its longwear, budge-free formula also contains broad-spectrum SPF 35, brightening licorice, moisturizing jojoba esters, and hyaluronic acid-rich pansy flower.
Make Up For Ever Hydra Booster Step 1 Primer
Think of your makeup primer as the canvas-creating base for the rest of your complexion products. So if your skin is on the drier, flakier side, then you're going to want to opt for a primer that hydrates and keeps your foundation from seeping into every little fine line â€” like the Make Up For Ever Hydra Booster Step 1 Primer. Its creamy formula creates a smooth base layer for all of your makeup while hydrating the skin underneath with glycerin and glycols. Also included in this formula is ginseng, which works to brighten your complexion and address uneven skin texture.
Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
If you're craving a cocktail of skin-care ingredients that actually perform, give Drunk Elephant's Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum a try. This serum is packed with 10 percent exfoliating lactic acid and moisturizing peptides to visibly improve your skin's texture, tone, and radiance.
Gucci Beauty Stylo Contour Des Yeux Khol Eyeliner
No, it's not just hype. Gucci Beauty's Stylo Contour Des Yeux Khol Eyeliner is actually so impressive that it received a Best of Beauty Award for its ultra- fine tip, smooth glide, and intense color payoff. Whether you're creating a quick cat-eye or mixing and matching the six shades for a cosmic look, you'll definitely have fun with these liners in your makeup bag.
Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm
Cream blushes are having a well-deserved moment, so enjoy the dewy cheek movement with this tinted lip-and-cheek balm. Tower 28's BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm has a hydrating balmy formula â€” a nourishing blend of calming green tea extract and hydrating aloe vera â€” which comes in six shades to choose from. Each hue leaves a natural wash of color with a satin, radiant finish.
The Inkey List Retinol Serum
Retinol for $10? At Sephora? Your eyes don't deceive you: The Inkey List Retinol Serum is one of the most bargain-friendly skin-care products out there, and it seriously performs. This creamy serum uses two different types of retinols to reduce the look of fine lines, dark spots, breakouts, and uneven texture. But don't expect the tingle you feel with other retinol-based products because this serum is also formulated with squalane to keep your skin hydrated, too.
Summer Fridays Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion
Here's a sign that you need to upgrade your body lotion game â€” or at least start using one. The Summer Fridays Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion features a blend of moisture-retaining ceramides, cocoa, and shea butters paired with grapeseed, argan, linseed, and rosehip oils to moisturize and nourish your skin. Its hydration-focused formula feels (and smells) like an indulgent vanilla treat for your skin, so be prepared to continually sniff yourself throughout the day.
Sephora Collection Pro Blush Brush #96
Makeup brushes and tools aren't given enough attention, yet they're nearly as important as makeup itself. That doesn't mean you have to shell out the big bucks for a high-performing brush, because Sephora has its very own collection of brushes at affordable prices â€” some as low as $8.
The Sephora Collection Pro Blush Brush #96 may be on the pricier end of the retailer's makeup tools collection, but its soft bristles and nifty dome-shaped end make it worth every penny. This brush uses synthetic bristles that are tapered for precise application on the apple of your cheeks, leaving behind just the right amount of blush.
Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau De Parfum
The Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau De Parfum is a bolder, sexier take on cherries, thanks to a blend of bitter almond and sweet cherry liqueur. You'll also notice hints of tonka bean, Turkish rose, and jasmine flower that give this fragrance its bold, seductive vibe.
Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub
If you need a head-to-toe exfoliation session, then grab the Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub. This gritty exfoliator is made with sugar crystals to slough away your roughest areas (as well as your scalp) without over-exfoliating or drying hair out. Coconut oil also adds moisture and glide for velvety-smooth skin straight out of the shower.
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