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    20 Things From Sephora Canada You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    Lipsticks, blushes, and pretty creams...."why, why, why did I wait this long?" you'll lament once you try these.

    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. Tatcha Japanese Blotting Papers whisk away the oil on your entire face with natural abaca leaf (which are highly absorbent) and 23-karat gold flakes (which give a subtle and flattering gleam). It's so opulent no one will be able to ~gold~ a candle to your fresh face after you use these! ✨

    The sheets

    The sheets are super soft and strong, doing their job without disturbing makeup or stripping skin of moisture. The use of abaca and gold in the sheets are steeped in history that goes back to the geisha and gold artisans of Kyoto. How cool is that?

    This is formulated without synthetic fragrances, powder, and mineral oil. It's also biodegradable and cruelty-free.

    Price: $16 for 30 sheets

    2. Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Sleeping Mask delivers some serious TLC to your skin, gently exfoliating, refining pores, moisturizing, and boosting your glow. With watermelon, hyaluronic acid and AHAs, it unveils fresh, lovely skin that'll feel so nice you won't be able to stop touching your face. Proof that watermelon isn't just for your tummy 🍉.

    @glowrecipe / Via, Sephora

    Watermelon will soothe, hyaluronic acid will hydrate, AHAs will exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, and peony root will brighten. This one's great especially for oily and combo types. It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Price: $29+ (available in two sizes)

    3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder serves as your personal Instagram filter: it's a universal finishing powder that plays with light to soften the look of skin and impart a beautifully subtle ✨glow✨. Whether you want to mimic the gleam of the moon upon your skin, a ray of morning light, or a gorgeous candlelit glow, this powder's got your back.

    @hourglasscosmetics / Via, Sephora

    You can use this powder all over (recommended), as a highlighter, on your lids, or even as a bronzer. So many ways! Plus, reviewers say the compact has so much product in it that it lasts them a super long time! And it's paraben- and cruelty-free.

    Price: $32+ (available in two sizes and six shades)

    4. Kaja Mochi Pop Blush tints your skin with a sweet ~pop~ of candy-like colour, using a unique powder-gel formula. If you run out of mochi at home, use this to get in the mood with cute ~mochi~ cheeks before heading out to buy some more!


    This is cruelty-free.

    Price: $26 (available in three shades)

    5. Verb Ghost Hair Oil saves your hair texture with a lightweight moringa oil and bamboo formula that strengthens, smooths frizz, detangles, and moisturizes. It's designed as a daily restorative oil, meaning it won't weigh hair down. Your dry, frizzy strands will become a ~ghost~ of the past.

    Before of a model with frizzy long hair and then an after of the same model with sleek, frizz-free hair after using the product

    I use this after showers and it always makes my hair easy to comb. It also makes my ends look nice! It's so lightweight that it pretty much vanishes as soon as I put it in my hair, so my hair isn't oily and there's no residue left behind (love that). It also has a light citrus scent that's so lovely you'll be sad when it disappears (I know I always am).

    This is free of parabens and mineral oil. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

    Price: $20

    6. Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream luxuriously hydrates for a supple, dewy, and clean complexion. It uses magical-sounding (and mineral-rich) ingredients like Alaska glacier water and Iceland moss to get you the best skin you've ever had. Where was this magic cream all your life?

    The cream and its whipped gel texture

    Price: $51

    7. Kaja Wing Eyeliner Stamp & Pen takes away all the stress of drawing your own wings — now you can treat yourself to a perfect cat eye every time. Just stamp and go; no more spending an hour trying to get them symmetrical! No more, I say! Your time is precious!


    This is a double-ended wing stamp pen that comes with an accompanying felt-tip liquid liner. It's also smudge-proof and waterproof! Shake it before use.

    This is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Price: $33

    8. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm moisturizes with ingredients like murumuru and shea butters, leaving you with tinted and tempting oh-so-kissable lips. It's also long-lasting so you don't have to keep reapplying. Flaky, chapped lips? Yeah, no thanks.

    All four balms together

    Price: $20 (available in five shades)

    9. Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow because life's too short not to sparkle and we all need some sparkle in our lives anyway.

    Model wearing a shimmery pink-gold shade

    Price: $32 (available in 14 shades).

    10. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop works overtime as a three-in-one scrub-balm fusion that'll leave you with lips so lovely your crush won't be able to resist them. Sorry, was that a little ~melon~-dramatic? It hydrates with watermelon, gently exfoliates with coconut flower sugar, moisturizes with coconut oil and flower-derived AHA, and tints in a flattering and universal shade of pink. So lovely!


    You can use this several ways: alone to boost the natural colour of your lips, over your fave lipstick or gloss to enhance the colour, as an everyday treatment to rid lips of flakes, as a daily lip balm for an immediate smoothing effect and kissable lip colour (apply several times to build up colour), or as an early prep and primer before your lipstick to keep your lips smooth and your colour fresh.

    This is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Price: $29

    11. Becca Cosmetics Pressed Highlighter makes you feel like a golden goddess — such is its heavenly, iridescent glow upon your cheeks. It's all buttery but not glittery 😉.

    Three models showing how flattering the shade is on different skin tones

    This is my holy grail highlighter and it really does last forever! It's so pigmented you only need a little to get any kind of highlight and if you wanna go full glam and not natural, just build it up!

    This is cruelty-free.

    Price: 29.50+ (available in two sizes and 11 shades)

    12. Benefit Cosmetics Cakeless Concealer diminishes everything from dark circles to blemishes with a full-coverage formula that won't crack or settle. Its algae-derived ingredients means it goes on smooth for 24-hour wear so if you stay up all night again swooning over your fave shows like I do, no one will be the wiser. And that pencil packaging is ~ah-dorable~.

    @benefitcosmetics / Via, Sephora

    Price: $30 (available in 14 shades)

    13. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush goes seamlessly onto your cheeks for a pretty, rosy flush. It uses Amazonian clay to control oil and provide moisture for long-staying power, meaning you'll look fresh and flushed all day.


    This is dermatologist-tested and mineral oil-, gluten-, and paraben-free.

    Price: $38 (available in 13 shades)

    14." target="_blank">Dr. Jart+ Water Hydra Solution Sheet Mask helps you achieve luminous dewy skin by hydrating with supercharged but gentle ingredients that prevent water loss and support collagen production. Welcome to your new go-to sheet mask for dryness!

    Model having taken off the sheet mask, revealing bright, dewy skin
    Dr Jart+

    This mask is paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free.

    Price: $8

    15. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Gel naturally volumizes your brows so well that from brow on, you'll only reach for this.

    Model showing before and after of brows with the product, with the product-less brow light and wispy and the brow with the product thick and dark

    Price: $19+ (available in three sizes and ten shades)

    16. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Longwear Foundation delivers a matte finish that leaves you just about ready for a much-deserved photoshoot — that's how good your skin will look! It flawlessly becomes part of your skin, offering coverage and a lightweight feel perf for every day.

    All the shades swatched on four different-toned arms

    This is cruelty-free. And FYI, it's a black-owned brand!

    Price: $45 (available in 50 shades)

    17. Saturday Skin Brightening Eye Cream feels nice and cool due to its gel-like texture (good for when it's super hot out). It uses date seed and apple fruit water to brighten, peptides to firm, and avocado protein and hyaluronic acid to nourish so you can actually get through summer without someone asking you "Wow, did you not get enough sleep?"

    saturday_skin / Via, Sephora

    This cream is ideal for dryness, dark circles, and puffiness. Date seed extract is also high in antioxidant properties. It's free of sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, coal tar, and hydroquinone. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging!

    Price: $33+ (available in two sizes).

    18. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb grants the most enviable shine, plump, colour, and glow to your lips that'll make everyone do a double take. This one is for sure holy grail-worthy.


    Price: $25 (available in six shades)

    19. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara lengthens, volumizes, and gets even your baby lashes with its specially designed custom-domed brush so you won't need to reach for your falsies (or you can, if you really wanna get flashy). Topping off with a glossy formula, you'll have yourself silky lashes you can flutter through all of summer.

    model showing a before of plain thin lashes, and an after of thick, long lashes after wearing the product

    Price: $17+ (available in two sizes)

    20. Sephora Collection Lipstick will grant a punch of full-coverage summery colour reminiscent of the vibrant shades left behind on your lips from fruity popsicles. And look at that cute packaging!


    Price: $10 (available in 52 shades and three finishes)

    You in the mirror after you've used these products:

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