21 Products From Sephora That Actually Do What They Say They Will
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Clarins' Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream is just what your skin needs during hot weather! With its SPF 15 and thirst-quenching formula, you'll be reaching for this every time you're in the sun.
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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
Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow has become a cult favorite due to the ease of application and the blinding color payoff.
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!" — Amanda
Price: $24 (available in seven shades)
Promising review: "Obsessed! For me, this cream does everything it says. My skin feels smoother than ever and I do feel like the cream has tightened my legs. Love love love!" — kebrown722
Price: $45 (available in two sizes)
Benefit's The POREfessional Face Primer glides over pores, minimizing their appearance with or without makeup over it!
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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
$32 (available in three sizes).
Tatcha's Water Cream is a cruelty-free, oil-free moisturizer packed with Japanese wild rose and leopard lily to help reduce pore size and oil production.
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)
Ouai's Rose Hair & Body Oil adds moisture to your hair and skin. When you tell people what your luxurious secret is they'll say, "No Ouai!"
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
Beautyblender applies your makeup effortlessly and makes your coverage look professional and airbrushed.
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
Nars' Radiant Creamy Concealer is a non-greasy — but still moisturizing — option for smoothing out your under-eye in seconds.
Promising review: "Definitely one of the best concealers I have ever used. It is creamy, but not greasy. I have lines under my eyes so I wanted a concealer that doesn't crease but is still moisturizing and doesn't dry my skin out. This is the perfect one." — Aadh
Price: $30 (available in 30 shades)
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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)
Glow Recipe's Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask improves uneven skin texture and curbs excessive oil production with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs.
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)
LANEIGE's Lip Sleeping Mask works overnight to moisturize your lips. Its antioxidant and vitamin C formula zeroes in on any unwanted dryness.
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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!" — Nicole
Price: $22 (available in four scents)
Chanel's Chance Eau de Toilette lasts all day without being overly sweet or in your face. It'll become a staple for you day to day.
I personally use this and it is my go-to!! The scent is sophisticated but still youthful and bright. It's fresh, like you just stepped out of the shower but with a little something extra. You'll be obsessed!
Promising review: "Most favorite perfume ever! It’s fresh, and lasts all day, I get compliments for it every time, been using it for about two years. If you don’t like musky, or sweet perfumes, this is for you." — anmarod87
Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder is (IMHO) THE holy grail. It'll set your foundation all. dang. day. without looking like you dunked your face in powder!
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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)
Nars' Blush adds some bright and happy color to those cheeks of yours if you're looking for something with a bit of shimmer but still an overall natural look.
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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)
Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Wiz perfects your brow shape with no need to be a professional; the product does all the work for you so any newcomers out there will be just fine!
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)
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)
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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)
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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
Hourglass' Veil 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!
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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)
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)
Fenty Beauty's Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
is a cream-to-powder formula designed to light up your life even when the lights go down.
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)
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