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    23 Products From Sephora With Such Good Reviews You May Want To Test Them Yourself

    A cult favorite hyaluronic acid for less than $7 = music to your ears and your wallet.

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    1. 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)

    2. A buildable Marc Jacobs mascara to lengthen and curl your lashes with a quick swipe. Biotin peptide, provitamin B5, and vegan plant waxes keep your lashes conditioned (hallelujah), plus the formula itself is flake- and smudge-resistant to prevent the dreaded panda effect.

    three models wearing no mascara on the left side of their face labeled "before"; the same models with visibly longer lashes to the right labeled "after"

    Promising review: "Holy moly this product is amazing. I combine this with Marc Jacobs lash primer and I get goddess lashes. I haven’t had any issue with this smearing during the hot summer days and there is no flaking. 10/10 mascara and I think I just found my new favorite!" —sydneyxelaine

    Price: $14+ (available in two sizes)

    3. A Korres cream-to-foam face wash that enlists the help of Greek yogurt, amaranth seed extract, and honeysuckle to cleanse skin without irritating it in the process. A soothing blend of pre- and probiotics mean this is totally safe for sensitive complexions.

    the white bottle labeled "Korres foaming cream cleanser"

    Promising review: "This may be the best cleanser I have EVER used. I’ve bought this four times and counting, and it’s something I will continue to purchase for a long tome. This cleanser is gentle but does an amazing job removing makeup and dirt. I use this with my Clarisonic but honestly I feel it does just as good a job by itself. I have oily/ acne prone skin and definitely notice my skin is more balanced when I use this regularly. The scent is wonderful, but there isn’t too much fragrance and it doesn’t dry out my skin like I’ve noticed with some cleansers. Definitely a holy grail for me." —AbiGreen

    Price: $15+ (available in three sizes)

    4. 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

    5. A Charlotte Tilbury matte lipstick available in 14 gorgeous hues, including the cult favorite ~Pillow Talk~ shade — a nude pink about to become your new go-to lip color. Throw in a square-angled tip for easy application and ding ding ding, you've got yourself a holy grail.

    model applying pink lipstick

    Promising review: "These are the absolute best lipsticks ever. Long-lasting and not at all drying. Every shade is extremely wearable. Very Victoria is stunning if you’re looking for a nude with a little depth. Worth every penny!" —CMatthew

    Price: $34 (available in 14 shades)

    6. A hydrating Summer Fridays cream face mask created to give tired, dull, stressed skin some serious pampering. Serious moisture and serious glow? Pass that marriage certificate because I seriously ~dew~.

    hand holding the blue product labeled "summer fridays" / Via @summerfridays

    This cult-favorite mask is packed with vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts to give you a dewy complexion that every ~no makeup makeup~ guru would envy.

    Reviewers have used this as an eye mask, a moisturizer, an overnight mask, and as a primer for makeup in the a.m.!

    Promising review: "This has been the most amazing face mask I have ever tried, and I suspect that it will replace all other masks in my collection. It is amazing for my sensitive skin! I love how it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, and it even seems to gently exfoliate my skin when I wipe it off. I have been taking this everywhere with me and I've been using it on an almost daily basis. This is a holy grail product!" —rayla311

    Price: $25+ (available in two sizes)

    7. A Dr. Jart SPF30 color-correcting treatment with a major superstar ingredient: tiger grass (centella asiatica). This green-to-beige product remedies redness, helps heal sensitive skin, and covers up pimples — no heavy, crease-y concealer necessary.


    Promising review: "I try to stay away from concealer and foundation because of my acne and sensitive skin, so I was excited to try this after a friend recommended it. Long story short, it exceeded my expectations. Covers redness AND reduces the appearance of blemishes, plus it doesn’t clog my pores." —ingridswim7

    Price: $18+ (available in two sizes)

    To learn more, check out "If You're Looking For An Everyday Sunscreen, Here Are 11 Glowing Recommendations" (#3).

    8. A Peter Thomas Roth treatment mask packed with sulfur, kaolin clay, and bentonite clay for a strong formula that follows through on its description of being "maximum strength." So let me break it down for you: This mask will quickly dry out your acne and tell excess oil to hit the road.

    the jar white white clay product inside

    Promising review: "My hormonal acne has been nonstop for the past three months. I was trying to find to anything that would help me. This has helped me SOOOOOO much since I’ve been using this for a couple weeks. Literally I have seen so much improvement with my acne on my cheeks and jawline. It has even helped the appearance of my pores on my chin." —StricklerEmma

    Price: $52

    9. A GlamGlow clarifying mask worth all the Instagram hype it's gotten. This combo of six exfoliating acids and activated charcoal is so effective at battling breakouts and blackheads, one reviewer went so far as to call it "pure magic."

    on left, model wearing the mask; on right, model holding up white jar of product

    This mask uses lactic, salicylic, glycolic, mandelic, tartaric, and pyruvic acids (as well as kaolin clay and activated charcoal) to unclog pores and effectively fight acne.

    Promising review: "Magic. Pure magic. Had been on the fence about wanting to spend the money on it, finally committed and boy do I wish I would have earlier. I couldn’t believe the results after one use!! I’ve tried pore strips, chemical exfoliants, toners, physical exfoliants, numerous cleansers and more...this is the first product I’ve used that has truly removed blackheads from my nose area. Take the leap, splurge and treat yourself!" —Hannahleigh222

    Price: $25+ (available in four sizes)

    10. A Grande Cosmetics enhancing serum that promotes thicker, longer lashes for anyone ready to throw out their mascara. This cruelty-free and ophthalmologist-tested formula contains vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids to help repair thinning and brittle lashes.

    before photo of model with short lashes; an after photo of same model with visibly longer lashes

    Promising review: "I noticed a difference about one month in. I’m in month three now and OMG, I’m so glad I kept up with the serum because my lashes are twice the length of when I started." —ngray625

    Price: $34 (six week supply)

    11. A Sunday Riley clarifying oil bordering on Harry Potter-grade magic. This medicated dry oil prevent blackheads, stubborn pimples, and fine lines whilst you sleep, plus it absorbs super quickly — no more waking up to grease stains on your pillowcase that you'll get around to washing...eventually.

    Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed, Sephora

    Ingredients like salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and black cumin seed oil treat blackheads and blemishes, hexylresorcinol and licorice help brighten the skin, milk thistle and cucumber seed oil are here to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and Chamomile and neroli make sure your skin feels soothed and nourished.

    Promising review: "I have been struggling with acne for years (in my mid-twenties now) and have tried so many products (both low and high end). I was skeptical about trying this because of the price tag, but it was worth it. I use this morning and night, and have found that it helps to prevent my hormonal acne around my chin, as well as speed up the process at which my hyper-pigmentation from acne goes away. I would recommend getting the smaller bottle to try it out. Love this one!" —nhartman

    Price: $40+ (available in two sizes)

    To learn more, check out "8 Products That Make Life Easier For Grown-Ass Adults With Acne" (#5).

    12. A Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette packed with all the pigments you'll even need. Ranging from matte to shimmer finishes and berry to taupe colors, these aloe vera and coconut oil-infused shades are perfect for day *and* night.

    the pink palette with 18 shades ranging from matte to sparkly

    Promising review: "I have been eyeing this palette since it came out and FINALLY got it. Let me tell you, the palette not only LOOKS pretty, but when you swatch it, HOLY it's a whole other story! The shimmers are STUNNING and have just the tiniest flecks of glitter in them to make them pop. The mattes; let me tell you, before this palette, I never knew light eyeshadows even showed up when you applied them... I thought they just didn't! But the lighter, even the FAIREST shades in this palette apply like a dream!! This was so worth the splurge." —Fayyyyyyyyyyyy

    Price: $65

    13. A daily Dermalogica powder exfoliant to 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)

    14. A bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Libre guaranteed to become your new go-to fragrance; a combination of French lavender essence, Moroccan orange blossom, and musk accord provide for a unique scent that feels all your own.

    BuzzFeed editor AnaMaria Glavan holding up clear gold bottle of perfume
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews, but this perfume is absolutely beautiful and it’s worth the price. The scent lasts all day and it makes me feel invincible when I wear it!" —MackZ2

    Price: $33+ (available in three sizes)

    15. An Amika straightening brush designed with impressive iRed technology so heat can more rapidly penetrate your hair. In English? This thing reduces straightening time by up to half (#bless), ion projectors and a ceramic base promise smoothness and shine, plus it doesn't give that "pin-straight" effect that basically ruins your chance at volume and body.

    On the left, BuzzFeed Writer Hannah Loewentheil with slightly wavy brown hair; in the middle, Hannah running a black brush through her hair; on the right, Hannah with straight hair labeled with the text "miracle brush"
    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "The Amika brush leaves my hair smooth and silky, but it still has some volume, which I like compared to the pin-straight results I get from my straightening iron. Also, the Amika felt much more gentle on my hair than my straightening iron, which can sometimes feel like it's burning my hair. All in all, I recommend it for people who want to straighten their hair while still maintaining volume, are searching for a new daily straightening appliance that holds up to its promises, and people who don't mind the price tag." —Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed writer

    Price: $120

    To learn more, check out "This Straightening Brush Has Totally Changed My Beauty Routine."

    16. A Milk clay mask that, in addition to calming, moisturizing, and balancing the oil on your complexion, is a summer breeze when it comes to application: simply remove the cap, swipe on some goodness, and rinse off after 10 minutes. No product wasted or smeared all over your hands. / Via @milkmakeup, Sephora

    Packed with quality ingredients like cannabis sativa oil, aloe, and kaolin clay, you'll truly fall in love with this product at first swipe.

    Promising review: "I have extremely combination, sensitive skin that has reactions to just about everything — I have adult acne, dry patches from eczema, and an extremely oily forehead. So finding products that work for all these issues without adding others is hard. After trying this out, I think I found my holy grail!! My skin has NEVER looked this clear and fresh in my entire life (I’m 30). I’ve used this it as a mask and spot treatment several times and it has yet to disappoint. I’m in love!" —AmandaBrookeLem

    Price: $26

    17. A Youth To The People superfood cleanser for giving your skin a hefty dose of vitamins every night: we're talking kale, spinach, and green tea all conveniently packed into this cold-pressed wash.

    three clear bottles with green liquid inside and white pump top / Via @youthtothepeople

    Promising review: "This cleanser is absolutely a life-saving product. Seriously I can’t use any other cleanser since I have very sensitive skin. This makes my skin feel extremely soft and prevents from acnes and redness. Normally, any other cleansers make my skin burn when I wash my face, but this one doesn't! Plus, you only need a tiny amount." —Patilo

    Price: $36

    18. A Pat McGrath MatteTrance lipstick so lightweight, it'll feel like you're wearing nothing (as if your lips are just naturally a bright fuchsia). And while that is all fine and dandy and grand, let me present you with the pièce de résistance of this product: the packaging. / Via @patmcgrathreal, / Via @patmcgrathreal

    This lipstick tube is probably the most beautiful thing I've ever laid my peepers on. Consider this the Gigi Hadid of your makeup vanity.

    Promising review: "This is pretty amazing and I don’t even care how much it costs anymore, lol. Just one swipe on my lips and you can see how pigmented it is. Plus, IT LITERALLY FEELS LIKE I HAVE NOTHING ON. That’s my favorite part! I hate feeling like my lips are suffocating or dry, but this formula is so lightweight." —Talia2011

    Price: $25+ (available in 28 shades)

    19. A bareMinerals tinted moisturizer that requires the max amount of effort you're willing to put into your beauty routine, which is exactly zero. Nix shadows and unevenness by way of light, creamy coverage you can slather on and not worry about blending.

    model with uneven skin labeled "before" and with even skin on the right labeled "after"

    Promising review: "This is my favorite tinted moisturizer/bb cream! It is light coverage, but enough to even out my skin tone and it works well with my dry skin. It is very difficult for me to find foundation that doesn’t dry out my skin, but this one does not. It goes on easy and wears well throughout the day." —Rissachu

    Price: $33 (available in 20 shades)

    20. A beautyblender sponge to condense your many brushes into just one product. This squishy BB can be used for everything from concealer to setting powder when damp, all while providing a natural finish that is (*IMPORTANT*) not blotchy. It truly blends everything to perfection so that you don't have spots of cake-y, oompa loompa orange scatted across your cheekbones.

    pink beautyblender without water on the left and with water on the right

    The limited-edition sponge featured above actually changes color when it comes in contact with water.

    Promising review: "This product is incredible. I had been avoiding spending this much money on a sponge for a long time and finally caved to see what all the hype was about. It was 100% worth it and I cannot go back. It is very lightweight, does not absorb too much product, and is the perfect shape. I would absolutely recommend trying this product if you are on the fence about it." —jluch

    Price: $20

    21. An SPF50 Coola sunscreen spray that provides protection sans aerosol and overwhelming scent. This non-greasy formula will remain intact despite sweat and water (so you *don't* have to reapply every .5 seconds), plus organic cucumber, algae, strawberry extracts, and red raspberry seed oil will actually nourish your skin.

    the blue bottle of sunscreen with a white nozzle top

    Promising review: "I have fair skin and have to be really careful about my SPF when out in the sun. I used this on vacation in Palm Springs when I spent a ton of time in the sun and this was perfect with no scent and I didn’t get any sunburn. Will be buying this for all my vacations!" —keckberg

    Price: $10+ (available in two sizes)

    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

    23. A First Aid Beauty priming moisturizer that enlists the help of coconut water and quinoa protein for a dewy canvas that allows for foundation to glide on like butter. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging, so repeat after me: success.


    Promising review: "I have to use this every time before makeup now. It leaves the most natural, dewy, plump glow. It does not look sparkly or shimmery in the slightest, and it also doesn't look greasy at all. It's got a slight pink tone which is flattering. It wears so lovely over skincare and under makeup, plus it doesn't pill with any of my products." —ChloeLJ

    Price: $29

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

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