Skip To Content
    Updated on Aug 5, 2020. Posted on Aug 5, 2020

    19 Cult-Favorite Beauty Products From Sephora It Might Finally Be Time To Try

    Summer essentials, makeup faves, and skincare must-haves.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Fresh's lip treatment stick provides moisture (and SPF!) with a touch of sugary color to brighten your lips while it hydrates.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Feels amazing when you put it on, nourishing my lips immediately. It is my everyday, go-to for my lips. Great color without being too bold. Just the right amount of color to wear all day long." —mimthegreat

    Price: $24 (available in 15 shades and two finishes)

    2. Peace Out's Acne Healing Dots help to rid your skin of blemishes you definitely didn't invite to the party!

    Sephora

    Promising review: "These patches are amazing. I popped them on after my nighttime routine on any breakout I had and went to sleep. In the morning I gently peeled it off and the pimples are not only smaller but the patch absorbed any gunk without popping the pimple. It truly helps heal pimples." —Yes

    Price: $19 for 20 stickers (also available in a pack of 40)

    3. Fenty Beauty's Killawatt highlighter is a cream-to-powder formula designed to light up your life even when the lights go down!

    a model wearing the highlighter
    Sephora

    Just FYI: This is a Black-owned business! Check out my colleague's Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter review for more deets!

    Promising review: "I couldn't resist this after I used it for the first time. It pairs really well with any skin tone! I use this when I'm not tan and it's poppin'. I use it when I am tan and it's still poppin'. Every person should have one of these as a makeup staple!" —jessu369

    Price: $36 (available in nine shades)

    4. Tatcha's cruelty-free Water Cream – an oil-free moisturizer packed with Japanese wild rose and leopard lily to help reduce pore size and oil production.

    A model's hand with the cream on it
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I have used so many moisturizers and this has been the best for my skin concerns! I’ve found it to truly do what it says, the texture of my skin has felt even and smooth, and I have had no dryness since using! In my opinion, definitely worth the price." —Beck0219

    Price: $68 (also available in a mini size)

    5. Glow Recipe's watermelon sleeping mask formulated with watermelon and hyaluronic acid to help uneven skin texture and curb excessive oil production.

    The mask
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Oh. My. God. This product made a noticeable difference after just one use. I woke up in the morning with smooth, glowy skin. It’s a little pricey, but it is completely worth the money. You only need a little each night, and the results are almost immediate. I have been telling all of my friends about this."—Riley

    Price: $45 (also available in a mini size)

    6. Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star Volumizing Mascara lengthens and maximizes the volume of your lashes.

    A model wearing the mascara and showing elongated lashes
    Sephora

    Just FYI: This is a Black-owned business!

    Promising review: "I love this mascara! I only need one coat, and my lashes look longer and fuller with zero clumps. It feels like I’m not wearing anything. This is going to be a staple in my makeup routine." —etim98

    Price: $30 (available for preorder now and in stores 8/21)

    7. Hourglass' mineral primer creates an oil-free silky pillow for your makeup to rest upon. Plus with SPF 15 in its formula, you'll be extra primed for long days in the sun!

    the product showing its pump jar
    @hourglasscosmetics / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Feels like pearls on your skin. The product is so nice I almost don't care if it works, but it does. It controls shine but doesn't dry out your skin. It did not irritate my skin or cause any breakouts. Feels very light and luxurious. Your makeup will go on so nicely you will love it." —elliebenadi

    Price: $54 (available in three sizes)

    8. Fenty Beauty's cruelty-free soft matte foundation is hailed for its void-filling selection of 50 different shades so you're sure to find your perfect match.

    Sephora

    Just FYI: This is a Black-owned business!

    Promising review: "The best foundation I have ever owned! I have never tried a foundation that is full coverage buildable but it still looks like your 'skin'! And I finally found the exact match for my skin super easy and fast. With the variety of colors it comes in it's overwhelming!" —Maria

    Price: $35 (available in 50 shades)

    9. Beauty Blenders applies your makeup effortlessly and makes your coverage look professional and airbrushed.

    A before and after of the product after being prepped with water before use showing how it has expanded
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product. This is my go-to application when applying foundation. When I apply my foundation the outcome looks like my makeup was done by a pro — almost as if I were airbrushed." —samie

    Price: $20

    10. Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray is a staple in any beauty guru's arsenal. Ready set spray.

    The spray bottle
    @urbandecaycosmetics / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love this setting spray. It makes my foundation last so much longer and feels fresh all day. This is a must-have in my makeup routine! You can use it with both powder and liquid foundation. It prevents me from feeling oily throughout the day." —Courtnicole

    Price: $33 (available in three sizes)

    11. LANEIGE's Lip Sleeping Mask works overnight to moisturize your lips. Its antioxidant and vitamin C formula zero in on any unwanted dryness.

    The product in pink
    @laneige_us / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love this product! The scent is really nice and not overpowering and it works well to help my lips feel less dry. I love that I can put this on overnight and not worry about it while I sleep!"—Nicolee7

    Price: $22 (available in four scents)

    12. Benefit's The POREfessional Face Primer glides over pores, minimizing their appearance with or without makeup over it!

    three tubes of the primer in small and large sizes
    @benefitcosmetics / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Ugh why did it take this long for me to try this primer, I love it! Goes on smooth smells great but wow! My makeup stays on all day!" —virimer

    Get it from Sephora for $13+ (available in three sizes).

    13. Stila's liquid eyeshadow has become a cult favorite due to the ease of application and the blinding color pay off.

    A model wearing the product on their lid
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Honestly this product is so amazing! It's an instant eye look that's beautiful for day or night wear. It's so easy to apply and makes doing makeup quick! For work I'll put one of these all over my eye with some mascara. At night I'll just add some dark in the crease and some eyeliner. I highly recommend this product!" —AmandaAmore

    Price: $24 (available in seven shades)

    14. Ouai's Rose Hair & Body Oil adds moisture back into your hair and skin. When you tell people what your luxurious secret is they'll say, "No Ouai!"

    Spray bottle of the oil
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I try every new product under the sun to help tame my unruly hair. With OUAI I could immediately feel my hair becoming smooth as I used it because of the richness of the product. After just one use, my dry, kinky, wavy hair became shiny, healthy, and fully of body — even the nastiest grays that pop up relaxed. My hair actually feels so soft too. And, the bonus is the lovely fragrance of fresh flowers that feels like I’m walking through a garden. I love, love, love OUAI. I’d be extremely surprised if you didn’t too." —Sclancy

    Price: $32

    15. Nars' blush adds some bright and happy color to those cheeks of yours.

    The product in pink
    @narsissist / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "My favorite go-to blush! It has a shimmer to it that really makes your skin glow. It also has a natural look to it too and I really like that. If you don’t have this, you should!" —KBMcMahon

    Price: $30 (available in 18 shades)

    16. Eve Lom's Rescue Mask is a lot of people's holy grail when it comes to breakouts due to its award-winning formula.

    The mask
    Sephora

    Promising review: "This is so far the best cleansing mask I've used. (I've tried several of the most popular cleansing masks in the market.) I have combination skin. This mask cleanses out most of the whiteheads and blackheads on my nose without drying out my skin — and guess what — it helps to relieve cold symptoms as well. It contains camphor, which reduces coughing and makes you breath better. It's a great product. It does what it says, and comes with an extra function." —Ina1984

    Price: $85

    17. Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder – it's (IMHO) THE holy grail. It'll set your foundation all. dang. day. without looking like you dunked your face in powder!

    Three shades of the setting powder
    @lauramercier / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Huge fan of this product. I apply under my eyes and over concealer using a damp beauty blender and then a small amount all over using a powder brush. I used to get shiny halfway through the day but when I combine this product with setting spray, I stay matte!" —hannahh1

    Price: $39 (available in three shades)

    18. Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Wiz perfects your brow shape with no need to be a professional; the product does all the work for you!

    A before and after of a model wearing the product
    Sephora

    Promising review: "This was the first eyebrow product I've used for filling my eyebrows and will continue to be my go-to. It's easy to use and quite forgiving, especially if you're a beginner and don't exactly know how to fill and/or shape your brows just yet." —parkji

    Price: $23 (available in 10 shades)

    19. Clarin's silky moisturizing cream is just what your skin needs this summer! With its SPF 15 and thirst-quenching formula, you'll be reaching for this every time you're in the sun.

    the product at the beach
    @clarinsusa / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "This moisturizer is lightweight, hydrating, and anti-pollution. My skin feels so fresh and balanced after using any Clarins moisturizer, but I like to wear this one on my no-makeup days. It's very refreshing and has sun protection too!" —Maejune15

    Price: $48

    You looking at your cart.

    Nickleodeon

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

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a BuzzFeed.com post.
    *
    *
    *
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    *
    Upload up to 4 photos you took of the product and/or how you use it. (We love before & after photos!)
    View our photo guidelines with tips that increase your chance of getting featured.
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form