27 Under-$20 Beauty Products From Sephora That Are Actually Worth Your Money
Get a lil' extra beauty for your buck.
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Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer Mini keeps your skin hydrated and locks your (flawless!!) foundation on your face with a blend of hemp-derived cannabis seed and blue agave extracts.
Promising review: "In 1-2 pumps of this primer, I can cover my whole face. It easily spreads with my fingers. It is colorless on and drys quickly to form a priming layer that makes your skin glow. It feels cooling and amazing on the skin! On top of that, it really works fantastic as a primer! Since it is so hydrating, I recommend it for all dry skin types and combination. With no breakouts or flareups, I recommend to oily skin too. Plus, it’s only $15! It will last you a while." — sapphirekisses
Sephora #Eyestories Eyeshadow Palette comes packed full of shades with a perfectly subtle shine and easy-to-blend blend formula — plus, it's super beginner-friendly, since it comes with a lil' guide for how to apply the colors on your lids.
Promising review: "Really nice array of colours. Great for someone like me, who likes a simple, more subtle look. if you are someone who is not wanting to spend a great deal of money on makeup, really good price for what you get. Would highly recommend!" — 09lizzie
Price: $10 (available in three styles)
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Mini will give you a chance to try it before committing to the full size, and is formulated with a mineral tone balancing powder to give the sensitive skin under your eyes full, undetectable coverage for those dark circles you earned terraforming your Animal Crossing island last night.
Promising review: "I purchased this mini concealer today and LOVE it!! I really like all NARS products, and this is no exception. It effortlessly glides on your skin and blends out perfectly. If you like to use a lot of concealer, I suggest investing in the bigger size, you won't regret it!" — cutecass
Price: $13 (available in 29 shades; full size available for $30)
Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner is versatile enough to apply as a thin line or smudge to *artist's kiss* perfection, and will stay put throughout the day no matter how many cute "puppies seeing snow for the first time" videos you cry through.
Promising review: "I’ve used many higher-end eyeliners and this one is pretty comparable. Once it sets it stays on very well. On the waterline it also stays well. It’s very pigmented. For the price it’s definitely worth it, especially if you go through eyeliners quickly." — misomeow
Price: $13 (available in 15 shades)
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick outlasts all your coffee drinking and toast-nibbling, and is made with avocado oil to keep your lips hydrated without ever giving them that sticky lipstick feeling.
Promising review: "I'm always looking for a long-lasting lip stain that doesn't dry up after a few uses and this one has exceeded all my expectations! It goes on nicely like a gloss but very quickly dries and stays put for HOURS. I love the matte versions, they are very bold. I got a ton of compliments and comments about how long my lipstain stayed on the first time I wore it. Better than all that crazy expensive stuff. LOVE." — jnikkijohnson
Price: $15 (available in 72 shades)
Sephora Beauty Magnet Brushes make all your other more expensive brushes look like they're napping on the job, equipped with soft synthetic bristles and a magnetic base to make them look oh-so-fancy on your vanity.
Promising review: "All time favorite blending brush! For the price its a steal! Performs as well or better then other more expensive blending brushes in my collection!" — angiefisher
Price: $7 each (originally $10-$12; available for Concealer, Foundation, and Blush)
Promising review: " This is my holy grail brow pencil! I’ve been trying so many brow products both drugstore and higher end and though some are good, this one took the cake! First off, the pigment is perfect and the texture of the pencil is not dry but not too creamy, it’s just right. And last but not least, it IS waterproof, sweat-proof and smudge-proof, and the end 'comb' is so unique and really brushes my brows and even adds some hair like strokes so it gives me the most natural yet defined brows. All I know is that every time I use this pencil I’ve never had issues with it and I love how affordable it is!" — AaliyahB
Price: $12 (available in 10 shades)
Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer just solved all your gloss woes by giving your lips the shine they deserve by gliding on and staying put, whether you're using it on a bare lip or on top of a favorite color.
Promising review: "It's so comfortable and flattering, I wear this nearly everyday. It lasts for a long time, fades evenly and leaves my lips feeling hydrated afterward. The amount of product you get for the price is wonderful as well." — Ememem1
Price: $19 (available in six shades)
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Mini amps up the volume on your lashes, giving you all the beauty drama of falsies without any of the life drama of getting glue in your eyeballs again. Plus, the mini size is ideal for anyone whose worried about taking the full-size plunge!
Promising review: "This mascara is everything. It’s so thickening and lengthening. It’s the best curling mascara I’ve ever tried. And it holds the curl. I especially love the trial size because by the time it’s expired I’ve used all of it or most of it so I’m not using bad mascara or wasting product by throwing it away." — chasetay
Price: $13 (full size available for $25)
Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask Packette rescues over-bleached hair or locks that have gotten a little too cozy with the hairdryer or straightener recently, with noticeable results from the very first use.
Promising review: "If you want shine and soft locks, this mask is for you! After the treatment my sister (without knowing I used the mask) told me my hair looked super soft and shiny. I love the smell! My hair is pretty dry from blow-drying and styling daily but this mask feels like it reverses the damage. I felt a difference for a few days after the treatment. Will definitely buy again as a treatment a few times a month." — MissMiraOK
Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager increases circulation for a healthier scalp *and* stronger hair of all types, and will basically make you feel like you just walked out of a salon where someone massaged your head from the comfort of your own shower.
Promising review: "This has helped so much with my scalp in just a few uses! I have a dry itchy scalp but my hair tends to get oily. I started using this in combination with a new shampoo and I swear my scalp is as calm as it’s ever been. Super impressed and worth the money, this is way better than the drugstore scalp massagers I’ve seen!" — hscharba
Verb Ghost Dry Conditioner Oil tackles frizz and lengthens the life of your blowouts by keeping hair conditioned and hydrated without weighing it down. What now, humidity??
Promising review: "My hair loves it, I live in the Caribbean my hair gets VERY VERY frizzy and out of control, but with this product it’s like magic spray, my hair looks amazing and feels silky smooth. Also it smells sooo good and product last forever!! LOVE IT!!" — marlyparty
Good Dye Young Semi-Permanent Hair Color that lasts four to six weeks, and is extremely here for the ~moment~ at-home hair-dyeing is having right now — all the fun of eye-popping colors and none of the hassle of dyeing it back.
Promising review: "I have used a lot of different brands of hair dye, from professional to 'over the counter' and this one by far lasted the longest and fadded the nicest. I constantly got asked "Did you re-dye your hair?" when I was WEEKS in to my last dye. Absolutely fantastic stuff." — KatVonSee
Price: $18 (available in seven shades)
Peace Out Acne Healing Dots use hydrocolloid polymer technology and aloe vera to stop acne in its tracks both by clearing your pores and soothing your skin, and are so beloved they have over 100,000 "likes" on Sephora's site.
Promising review: "THESE ARE WITCH CRAFT. It helps drain my cystic hormonal acne I've randomly developed this year. I sleep with them on usually for two nights and by the second time I've put a dot on the zit it's GONE. Hydrocolloid is what pulls out the puss since its used in wound care so don't be fooled and buy the other cheaper dots without it." — karinebean
Sephora Level Setter Razors take care of all those sensitive hairs on your face, like between your brows or your upper lip, and are also hecka handy for dermaplaning.
Promising review: "I almost spent a couple of hundred dollars to buy the dermaplane tool, but decided to try this before I did. I do not regret it! This works like magic. I use mine to shave my face every other night and it looks radiant. I’ve been receiving so many compliments and it’s worth it." — misacasim
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo in mini saves you from the constant cycle of shower-blow dry-grease??-shower-blow-dry by giving you *days* of fresh-looking locks in between washings, even on fine, oil-prone hair — plus, the mini size is perfect for stashing in smaller bathroom cabinets and vanities.
Promising review: "I love this dry shampoo! I used this product after a night out with friends and my hair smelled amazing, had perfect volume, and looked as clean as ever! It was super easy to use, it didn't flake or leave any powder residue like other brands do. A little goes a long way with this one — highly satisfied with this product! I will definitely purchase once more." — miramae
Price: $14 (full size available for $25)
Sephora and Olly Lustrous Hair gummies encourage hair growth and health with a mix of vitamin C, vitamin E, biotin, and keratin (plus a yummy ~grapefruit glam~ flavor, which is important in all gummies, both hair and non-hair-related).
Promising review: "Started taking these in November 2019 and my hair grew 3 inches! The best product hands down. It also tastes amazing. I actually look forward to taking them. You can’t beat the price either." — michaeling
Rosebud Perfume Co. Tropical Ambrosia Lip Balm rolls on smoothly to soothe and exfoliate dry lips, elbows, heels, and even tattoos, and has a mango and coconut flavor that will transport your newly-hydrated self straight to a tropical beach.
Promising review: "This just saved my life. My lips were so chapped and dry and crusty. I thought I’d have to exfoliate but nope, all I needed was this. Cheap and smells good and works like a charm." — ph14basic
Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen sets like a lightweight moisturizer and is formulated with green tea and sunflower seed oil, so it hydrates your skin to boot.
Promising review: " Absolutely love the price and the consistency! If goes on and feels like a regular moisturizer and NOT a sunscreen! That is always my biggest gripe with sunscreen so happy to say it’s lightweight and not greasy! I use it daily." — jep009
Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover not only easily dissolves waterproof eye makeup, but is designed with a lash-strengthening complex to keep your lashes long and healthy.
Promising review: "Great price, not oily, removes any type of makeup within seconds and it’s a good size considering the price! It usually lasts me months and I wear makeup on my eyes every single day!" — nmori97
Sephora Face Masks cover the general menagerie of your skin woes, with masks that hydrate, brighten, clear pores, or deal with blemishes.
You can choose from an
aloe vera mask that quenches and replenishes skin, a coconut mask that nourishes and soothes skin, a pearl face mask that brightens skin, a rose face mask that moisturizes skin, and a lychée mask that brightens skin — and right now, if you buy three face masks, you'll get one free! Promising review: "This was the first time I used the Sephora face mask and ohhh boy, I just loved it. It’s easy to use. It feels so nice and soothing on your face and there’s so much extra liquid that I use it on my neck as well. I kept it on until it dried completely and it was so moisturizing that I didn’t even need to use my night cream. And the best part, my pores were magically gone. The next day my skin was brighter, more suppled and poreless. It’s just amazing. And for this price it’s a total win.. It’s gonna be a new staple in my skincare regime." — pshahpatel
Price: $6 (available in five varieties)
Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Mini subtly brightens skin with a subtle tint and a matte finish, keeping your makeup fresh and giving you the kind of ~glo up~ no Instagram filter could ever compete with.
Promising review: "I’ve used a ton of setting powders, but I keep coming back to this one. First of all, it does its job. It gives a beautiful satin-matte finish, instead of that fake-looking drywall matte finish that comes from other brands. It does this while still providing decent oil control. The extra shield inside the packaging is a nice plus. I can store it sideways to fit in my makeup caddy on my bathroom counter. There’s no worry of product spilling out when I open it. Second of all, you get a LOT more product at this price. If this ever goes on sale, I’m going to buy it out, because I’ll be scared that Too Faced might have realized that they’re giving us a bargain!" — MakeupManda
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream reduces puffiness and hydrates the sensitive skin under your eye for those days when you're *mostly* awake, but the rest of your face needs to catch up real quick.
Promising review: " Great value — product that is lightweight, yet packs a powerful delivery to your under-eye area. Noticeable difference in bags and puffiness." — jodeez
Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad targets your pores with tiny bristles that exfoliate your skin and make sure you really get the bang for your face cleanser's buck.
Promising review: "I have oily, acne-prone skin and this really helps keep it decongested. With regular use, my pores look great and the gentle massage is a nice perk. Ironically, this $7 pad works far better than my $200 Clarisonic, which has since been shelved. I use this every evening to cleanse after I've removed my makeup. I hope it's never discontinued. Though, I just may stock up to be on the safe side." — ashbst
Philosophy Senorita Margarita Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath smells like a summertime beach vacation and lathers up beautifully in any sitch, whether you're taking a quick shower or lounging luxuriously in the tub.
Promising review: "This body wash has the most incredible scent. It’s a perfect balance of tangy citrus and sweetness, I couldn’t get enough of it. It's super easy to use and the bottle is really generous — you will get many uses out of it." — PHOEBEW3
Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash in mini not only easily dissolves makeup, but includes rosewater and cucumber extract to help tone and soothe skin so it's soft to the touch.
Promising review: "Guys this cleanser is unreal!! I used to spend $13 on eye makeup remover pads and $15 on face remover wipes every three weeks. This product in the long run has saved me money and leaves my skin with a nice glow without drying me out !! So awesome, highly recommend. I have super sensitive skin and this doesn’t irritate it at all!" — joclow20
Clinique Lash Building Primer amplifies your favorite mascara by conditioning your lashes for extra extension and volume that'll make your eyes *pop* with zero effort.
Promising review: "Hands-down the best lash primer out there and at an amazing price point! It’s not gummy and it works with pretty much every mascara I’ve ever tried it with. It doesn’t dry out after two months like every other one. I keep it until about four months due to germs and it going bad but I always feel terrible throwing it away because it’s still creamy. Love this!" — gillyknox
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