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    22 Cheap Things From Sephora You May Want To Buy ASAP

    A lip gloss that doesn't feel sticky = proof that magic exists.

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    1. The Inkey List eye cream that uses an impressive caffeine blend to de-puff your peepers and reduce pesky dark circles (despite the amount of beauty sleep you're getting)! Luxe eye creams such as this one usually cost around a trillion dollars, so finding a holy grail item like this for ~$10 is basically like striking gold. / Via @theinkeylist, Sephora

    Psst, this formula is also paraben- and cruelty-free and is great for normal, dry, combo, and oily complexions.

    Promising review: "Best. Eye cream. Ever. I have tried every eye cream under the sun: you name it, Ive tried it. This is the first eye cream that I’ve fallen in love with, instantly. Overnight, my eyes looked brighter. It depuffs really fast too. This will forever be a staple for me. Really surprised and impressed by something this cheap. Love it!!" —nycr23

    Price: $9.99

    2. A tinted Tower 28 jelly gloss formulated with some sort of sorcery, because get this: It's not sticky, plus apricot kernel and raspberry seed oils provide a hefty dose of moisture. Someone pinch me. / Via @tower28, Sephora

    Promising review: "I never feel the need to write reviews... ever. But THIS GLOSS RIGHT HERE??? It’s smooth, shiny, buttery, the perfect nude. There are NO cons. I’m going to buy the other three colors. I am a lipgloss fanatic and this has impressed me like no other!" —Sephora employee

    Price: $14 (available in four shades)

    3. A deep-cleansing Innisfree clay mask to hit the reset button on grease and blemishes (ta ta forever, oily T-zone) with an impressive blend of lactic acid and hardened volcanic lava from Jeju Island. ✨ Smoother skin ✨ is at your fingertips — just apply a face mask one or two times a week.

    the gray mask in a dark brown jar

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this mask for years and I’ve never found a more gentle yet effective clay mask. I used to live in a city in China where’s it was super polluted and sometimes I’d use this mask everyday and it never dried me out. I’m 29, with an occasional hormonal outbreaks and doing this two to three times a week has really helped keep my pores in check. One thing I like about this mask is its added AHA. So it clears and smooths the surface of my skin. Just always remember to hydrate you skin after a clay mask and don’t using too many active ingredients (like AHA, BHAs, vitamin C) all in the same routine." —autumnloving90

    Price: $15

    4. An illuminating primer from the new Rare Beauty collection by Selena Gomez. Simply shake then spritz this water-based gel formula onto your complexion. A blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily will sooth irritated skin while leaving behind an ~I drink a ton of water~ glow. / Via @rarebeauty

    Promising review: "This is the most STUNNING (literally stunning) primer! It’s moisturizing, and feels good on my skin. The illuminating shimmer is just right, not too much and not too little. I’m so proud of Selena’s mission for Rare Beauty and her genius attention to detail!" —sephoragirl03

    Price: $14+ (available in two sizes)

    5. A Glamglow deep cleanse mask for the ultimate ~gunk in pores~ detox. Aesthetics aside, a powerful trio of black bamboo charcoal, 3-D microbubbles, and green tea "Teaoxi" technology tackle dullness and buildup.

    model taking off foaming face mask

    Promising review: "This is a sheet mask I just keep buying. I love the way my skin feels and looks after using it. The bubbles/foaming action brings a nice feeling to the mask as well. So it's always something I feel I can splurge on." —Sarahaera

    Price: $10

    6. A Ritual foaming shower gel to turn the mundane activity of showering into something much more luxurious. Your cramped bathroom will be filled with the scent of cherry blossom while rice milk leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and moisturized.

    the white bottle with push-down cap

    Promising review: "My favorite body wash! SMELLS AMAZING. I have super dry skin and this body wash makes me feel so clean without stripping my skin!" —polinataran

    Price: $9.50

    7. A pack of Dr. Dennis Gross daily peels capable of ~peeling~ off dead skin cells with just one swipe. Salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids work in harmony to tackle all of the following skincare concerns: dullness, fine lines, dark spots, and uneven texture. All it takes is a few swipes.


    Promising review: "I’ve never written a review for ANYTHING in my life but these peel pads are incredible. I have super sensitive skin and have to be really careful about everything that touches my face. These don’t make my rosacea flare up. If anything, they help! I live in a small mountain town in Idaho and these really help with dry, dull skin. I am so happy I found these pads." —loveitallskin

    Price: $17 (for five treatments)

    8. A Laneige sleeping mask you can apply before bed and voilà! Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C will have you hitting snooze with a nourished pout that has effectively ~bid adieu~ to flakes. That drying matte lipstick formula will basically glide on like butter.

    the pink jar

    Promising review: "Hands-down the most effective mask I have tried thus far! For someone who gets dry lips, it really does over-night wonders." —AnjellycaD

    Price: $22 (available in five scents)

    9. A Nudestix set with a $62 value that you can get for *le gasp* only $25. Treat yourself to a matte blush, shimmer shadow, and gel two-in-one balm collection — all stored in a compact tin complete with a sharpener.

    the black tin with three multi-use sticks and a black sharpener

    Promising review: "I can’t even begin to explain how much I love this Nudestix set! It’s so versatile and when I say the shade babe is literally my favorite lip color EVER! Even though these are smaller-sized products it will last a long time! Beyond obsessed!' —tballantine

    Price: $25

    10. A daily Dermalogica powder exfoliant to help reduce fine lines, fight acne, shrink pores, and brighten your complexion one scrub at a time. Papain, salicylic acid, and rice actives are released when combined with water; green tea and colloidal oatmeal calm down redness in a jiffy.


    Promising review: "My crops are flourishing, my grades are high, and, most importantly, my skin has NEVER been so clear! I have tried everything Sephora has to fix my acne and nothing worked until now! I've been using this for about a month and the difference is incredible! My skin is zit-free, my pores have shrunk, my skin is brighter, and my face hasn't been this soft since I was a CHILD. The price was a bit of a turnoff for me at first, but now I know its a really good deal for what you're getting!" —Jurban

    Price: $15+ (available in two sizes)

    11. A bottle of The Ordinary hyaluronic acid that lets you try a holy grail ingredient for cheap. With just a few taps, this vegan formula will be able to prevent excess oil production, add hydration, and give your skin a boost of brightness — and for less than $7, to boot.

    the clear bottle with clear liquid inside and white dropper top / Via @deciem

    Promising review: "So affordable with great results. I’ve used it every day and night after washing my face for the past month and I’ve seen a great difference in how hydrated my skin is. Worth every penny!" —reedlapage

    Price: $6.80 (available in two sizes)

    12. A Sephora Collection scrub to deep cleanse your scalp and get rid of the built-up gunk in your roots, because your hair shouldn't feel greasy a mere three hours after shampooing. And FYI: It has a peppermint scent that will totally wake you up on mornings when even three cups of coffee aren't doing the trick.

    green packaging labeled "Sephora peppermint hair cleansing scrub" / Via @sephoracollection

    Use a pea-sized amount of this vegan and cruelty-free product starting from your scalp and working it in through the ends of your hair.

    Promising review: "I have a SUPER dry scalp and only wash my hair once a week, so this is a game-changer for my routine. I use this on my scalp first, and then shampoo and condition as normal. Huge reduction in flakes and I can go longer without my hair being as greasy. Also, great price point!!! I have also tried other (expensive) scalp scrubs and this one is the clear winner." –rg29

    Price: $7

    13. The Inkey List apple cider vinegar peel, because you've heard about the benefits of ACV but detest the taste. No worries! Add it to your skincare routine with this bottle of 10% glycolic acid and fruit enzymes, which gently reduce redness and dark spots to reveal a glowing (and non-irritated) complexion.


    Promising review: "I have a very serious skincare regimen, and use a retinol daily which tends to cause some dryness. When I use this, it keeps the flakes at bay from my retinol. My skin looks bright and fresh without being overly tight or sensitive. This is a fabulous product for the price point on their line. It's not a peel that you're going to see a massive difference with — that takes an esthetician. For just keeping freshened-up, this will do the trick at a way lower price than some high-end competition!" —Lacey84

    Price: $14.99

    14. A vegan and cruelty-free Ghost shampoo capable of cutting down on grease *without* being too harsh on your mane. A mix of moringa oil, quinoa protein, and sunflower seed extract works together to repair damage and strengthen your hair...all while stopping dryness and brassiness in their tracks.

    hand holding white bottle with black cap labeled "verb ghost shampoo" / Via @verbproducts

    Promising review: "This is the best shampoo I’ve ever used! I have long, fine, highlighted hair that I can’t wash my hair every day, so my shampoo has to cut through a somewhat greasy scalp and still be gentle since my hair is super fine. With this, my hair doesn’t look oily on the second day and it’s manageable until I wash it every other day. It’s by far the best shampoo I’ve ever used." —lochall

    Price: $16

    15. A Milk Makeup gel pencil that's basically a dual-ended pencil: One side holds matte color and the other houses a built-in spoolie brush. This easy-to-use product is fab because it guarantees natural-looking brows that won't transfer and actually stay put all 👏 day 👏 long 👏.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have very light eyebrows. So light that sometimes they don't even show up in pictures and it looks like they've been shaved off. Tired of looking like the victim of a frat-party prank, I've turned to Milk's Gel Brow for eyebrows that can be seen by both a camera and the human eye.

    The oily pencil gives brows a prominent, matte look that appears natural but bold. It's also super waterproof, so I can jump in the pool and come out without leaving my eyebrows in the water. The pencil comes in three colors: Pale Ale, Pilsner, and Dark Brew. I'm currently sipping on the lightest color, Pale Ale, but I might be brave and get the Pilsner shade next. I'm just so relieved to finally have natural-looking eyebrows that people can actually see. Applying takes only 30 seconds and it completely transforms my face. I really recommend this pencil for people who want to color in their brows once in the morning and then forget about them for the rest of day. It stays on so well!" —Rebecca O'Connell

    Price: $18 (available in three colors)

    16. A Caudalie grape water mist extracted from Bordeaux grapes, so consider this the expensive bottle of ~vino~ for the happy hour that is your nighttime skincare routine. A finishing spritz of this = a post-cleansing toner, a boost of hydration, reduced redness, and soothed rosacea.

    the white can

    Promising review: "This is ABSOLUTELY incredible. It comes out in an even, light spray. It atomizes incredibly well and feels nice against my skin. It doesn't make me feel wet, as my last facial spray did. It provides a nice cooling feeling. I was really just getting this because it was the best inexpensive facial spray that I could find, but I think that I've really found the one." —Sephora reviewer

    Price: $10

    17. An Innisfree cleansing foam formulated with Jeju green tea to get rid of all the icky impurities residing on your skin — looking at you, built-up gunk and tinted BB cream I applied this a.m. — without stripping it of moisture.

    model squeezing white cleanser from green tube onto hand

    Promising review: "I have used many face washes in my life, from drug store to high end. This face wash is the best I have ever used. It is SO GENTLE yet somehow it leaves your skin clean and free of all dirt and excess grease. I can't describe with words how great it makes my skin feel. My face just feels so soft and moisturized, yet so clean. A little goes a long way with this product so you will not need much at all." -omgitsdaisy

    Price: $10

    18. A mini-sized Benefit Cosmetics mascara for volume, volume, and did I mention volume? This 36-hour wear mascara has provitamin B5 to promote natural thickness and a slim, flexible applicator that caters to every lash while still managing to remain lightweight.

    before and after photo of model with short lashes on left and long and black lashes on right

    Promising review: "Makes my lashes full and long - it stays on all day and doesn't bother my eyes (contact lens wearer). I love that the wand is flexible and not rigid." —JAbeauty20

    Price: $13

    19. A cruelty-free Kaja eye pigment for a fantastic dose of ✨ sparkle ✨ that feels like luxury at first swipe. The formula itself applies like a gel and dries as a powder, comes in gorgeous hues, and feels completely weightless.

    the colored eyeshadows in clear tubes / Via @kajabeauty

    Promising review: "I got Mystical and it is EVERYTHING! Perfect amount of shimmer and pigment. I use it to throw as a one-and-done all-over eye color but it also looks awesome as an eyeshadow topper. It is quite shimmery as expected and not a metallic thing. Just amazing ethereal lavender realness that has people asking me what's on my eyes every. single. time." —Skreagan

    Price: $16 (available in eight colors)

    20. The Ordinary toning solution to fade dark spots and zits, improve radiance, and provide gentle exfoliation with just a few swipes of a cotton round (you can thank a formula of glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng, and Tasmanian pepperberry for that).

    clear plastic bottle with white nozzle labeled "the Ordinary" / Via @deciem

    Promising review: "I've used this a couple nights in a row now, and WOW. I have some pretty bad cystic acne that just won't go away. Within one use, the toner sucked the life out of them and significantly shrunk them. I have pretty oily skin so it didn't dry me out, but I'd be careful with dry skin and to follow up with a serum/moisturizer." —Jhyb

    Price: $8.70

    21. A Sephora Collection palette you'll surely *ahem* love a latte. Each pigmented hue is inspired by coffee, which means these six shades will provide all the warm neutral and smoky brown options your daily eyeshadow look could want.


    Promising review: "Really great neutral shades with some pink, and this palette is especially great for beginners as it includes helpful diagrams!" —Alex778

    Price: $10

    22. A Farmacy lip balm for long-lasting hydration that *won't* eventually dry out your lips even more. I know that you know what I'm talking about — and this 100% natural formula of beeswax, jojoba oil, honey, cupuaçu, and cocoa butters genuinely works.

    product in white packaging labeled "Farmacy honey butter" / Via @farmacybeauty

    Promising review: "I am a major anxious lip-picker and am constantly having issues. This lip balm has saved me and repaired my lips 100%. I honestly had no expectations and I am blown away. Truly amazing. I will never buy anything other than this again." —zoep123

    Price: $10

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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