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    31 Under-$50 Beauty Products From Sephora That Are Actually Worth Your Money

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

    1. Topicals Like Butter Mask has been getting a lot of hype since its debut, and for good reason! Formulated with soothing colloidal oatmeal and nourishing ceramides and botanicals, this face mask has become a must-have for skincare lovers everywhere.

    tube of Topicals Like Butter mask

    Promising review: "If you're dealing with an impaired skin barrier or are prone to redness, sensitivity, or eczema, this mask is amazing at soothing and nourishing the skin. I've used this on my damaged barrier and even when I've had bug bites and it gives my skin an instant soothing effect. This mask can also be used as a moisturizer, but it does have the potential to pill up on the skin (a little goes a long way), so I prefer layering it on as a mask and then wiping away with a towel. I also love how the branding makes it fun to use." —sovennah

    Price: $32

    2. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter was created by the celebrity makeup artist to be like an Instagram filter in a bottle. You can use it as a primer, a highlighter, or mix it with foundation to give your complexion a brightening boost.


    Promising review: "This is the only product i will repurchase forever. I have dry/sensitive skin and the only thing i want to cover on my face is my discoloration and redness. This is the exact thing I like to cover my redness with. This and a light concealer is all I need. I was looking at BB creams and tinted sunscreens to cover my redness and look natural at once and this is the only thing that worked out." —tarteyes

    Price: $44 (available in 12 shades)

    3. Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream takes care of dry spots and flakey patches with its powerful combination of seven nourishing oils and two butters (shea and mango). Plus, it contains Ri Ri's fave, Barbados cherry, an antioxidant superfruit that is loaded with vitamin C.

    Open Fenty Skin on gold rack

    Promising review: "I love this body butter. It’s not greasy, and leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturized. The fragrance is not heavy or overpowering." —Anhala

    Price: $39

    4. Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment works a little bit like an eye cream-concealer hybrid. It contains Akoya pearl extract that helps brighten dark circles and treat fine lines, but also niacinamide for firming.


    Promising review: "This product is miraculous! I’ve been using it for a few days now and I actually used it today to attend a close relative’s funeral. I wanted to use it because I saw that it was also to serve as a brightening under-eye treatment. And it certainly lived up to that! Even through tears and sun, I was able to maintain a bright and residue free looking under-eye." —sephoramora

    Price: $48 (available in three shades)

    5. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a longtime favorite of makeup fans due to its ability to lock in foundation and blur fine lines without weighing down the skin.

    Before and after of model wearing Laura Mercier settting powder

    Promising review: "I've been using this powder on my acne-prone, oily skin since 2015. I've never had a problem with it whatsoever. It's definitely pricy, but it's lasted me under stage lighting and outdoor settings for years. Of course I have to reapply it throughout a sweaty day, but it keeps my foundation looking like it did when I first put it on. I just can't switch to anything else now." —madlou03

    Price: $39 (available in three shades)

    6. Shani Darden Skin Care Cleansing Serum gets all of the day's makeup, dirt, and gunk off gently and without drying out the skin. Good for all skin types, it contains hyaluronic acid for moisture, soothing botanical extracts like olive and chicory, and oat bran to keep moisture locked in.

    Bottle of Shani Darden Cleansing Serum against liquid

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I love how it is applied when your face is dry, no water dripping down my neck or leaning over the sink when cleansing! I did not expect this to take off my mascara at all, BUT IT TOTALLY DID! I could not believe it! My skin feels and looks great. Love, love, love!" —karenjoan

    Price: $38

    7. Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush goes on smooth like butter and is buildable so you have total control. Some blushes can settle into fine lines, revealing uneven texture, but you don't have to worry about that with this soft, creamy blush.

    Merit blush in five shades

    Promising review: "I love how nicely this product sweeps onto, and blends into the skin. This is an excellent buildable formula that you don't have to worry about ever looking overdone." —alish39

    Price: $28 (available in five shades)

    8. Freck Beauty The Original Freckle may look tiny, but it does big things, like create a constellation of realistic-looking freckles wherever you dot 'em. Which means you'll get that playful, freckle-face look without ever having to go in the sun!

    Model hand holding Freck Beauty

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! It gives the most natural long-lasting faux freckles! The packaging size and the brush make the application way easier. I love it is also a vegan and cruelty-free product. The best product to achieve a natural fresh look." —byjaque

    Price: $28 (available in two shades)

    9. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Mini Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel comes with five treatments to test before shelling out for the full-size $88 product. But fair warning: this will definitely be worth the splurge, as it brightens dark spots, sloughs off dead skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves rough texture and evens out skin tone. No wonder the pads sell every three seconds and celebs like Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, and Shay Mitchell are fans.

    Promising review: "I was nervous to try this product and I’m SO glad I did! Worth every penny and makes your skin baby soft. My complexion immediately after looked more radiant and felt amazing. I have sensitive skin and these didn’t bug me at all! Highly recommend and now a loyal buyer!" —livV13

    Price: $17 (for five treatments)

    10. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick won awards for being a foundation that doubles as a concealer. It contains twice the amount of pigment in your average foundation, which means you can just swipe it on...a little goes a long way! The stick is also handy for travel or throwing in your bag for touchups (though you might not need them).

    All shades of Hourglass foundation stick

    Promising review: "This foundation stick is AMAZING, I wasn’t expecting such beautiful application and beautiful coverage. This is a must in my makeup routine, also good for light makeup days and quick touch-ups." —madisonmary

    Price: $46 (available in 32 shades)

    11. Kora Organics Turmeric BHA Brightening Treatment Mask will become your go-to on Mask Mondays (or any day of the week you prefer). When you can't get to the spa for a facial, pamper yourself with this treatment that contains skin-polishing rosehip seeds, calming peppermint, detoxifying aspen bark, and, of, course turmeric, the age-old remedy for brightening skin.

    Miranda Kerr and two other models with Kora turmeric mask on their faces

    Promising review: "Honestly can’t say enough good things about this mask. I wear it as a mask for about 15 minutes then gently exfoliate it off my face in circular motions. The beads in it might not be for everyones skin type, however I find it really works in removing excess skin and texture from the surface of my skin and leaving a really nice soft glow. My skin genuinely feels clean, soft and glowy after one use." —Lyla123

    Price: $48 

    12. Playa Everyday Shampoo cleanses hair without stripping it as its packed with coconut water, which gently detoxifies. Even though the shampoo is SLS-free, it lathers nicely — a rarity for these types of shampoos. And don't get me started on that DELICIOUS coconut scent.

    Playa everyday shampoo bottle against water

    Promising review: "I love love the shampoo, I can skip from washing my hair for two days and my hair doesn’t feel oily and greasy at all. I’ve also noticed that my hair is a little thicker and fuller. I think that's due to all of the clean ingredients and oils it has in it. I also recommend getting the conditioner to go along with this shampoo. It's an amazing set." —Armia1

    Price: $28

    13. KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Hydrating Foundation Balm became a sold-out TikTok trend after makeup fans noticed how incredible the coverage is. You just swipe it on and you'll get matte coverage that doesn't feel heavy or cakey. As per the adorable name, the foundation is infused with apple extract, which is a nourishing antioxidant.

    Model showing her face before and after the KVD Good Apple foundation

    Promising review: "Obsessed with the end results, I had it on for eight hours through the heat which leads to sweat and I was shocked how good my makeup looked at 1 in the morning. I have combination skin, more on the dry side." —cassiiewassiie

    Price: $38 (available in 40 shades)

    14. Dae Prickly Pear Hair Oil deserves its own special spot on your vanity, as it can be used for a multitude of things. Smooth out frizz, use it as a leave-on, overnight treatment when your hair needs a little more love, and dab it on dry spots anywhere your skin needs it.

    Bottle of Dae oil next to cactus

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. Honestly when I buy an expensive product I secretly hope it doesn’t work so I don’t have to spend money on it. However, this hair oil completely transformed my broken and damaged hair from all of the bleaching I put it through. I no longer need/use conditioner as a result! 12/10 worth every penny." —Missy0815

    Price: $36

    15. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème has become a cherished product to those who need help with dark circles and tired eyes. Inspired by banana powder, a powerful, concealing setting powder found in every makeup kit, this eye cream contains color-correcting pigments that will fool everyone into thinking you got a good night's sleep. It also is meant to work with your concealer if you decide to use it.


    Promising review: "I have found my favorite eye cream! It helped smooth out the texture I have in my under-eye area and really brightened up my complexion! Worth the money, I promise!" —ccass02

    Price: $39

    16. Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder does the magic of baking, aka letting the powder sit for a few minutes to soak up excess oil in order to reduce creasing, but with additional benefits like color correction. Let it do its thing, dust it off, and you'll look instantly airbrushed.


    Promising review: "I have been in love with this powder since it launched a couple of years ago and it’s going viral again for it’s impressive blurring effect. It brings that oily look back to a matte perfection." —latinaml

    Price: $34 (available in eight shades)

    17. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight gives good glow thanks to the presence of ultra-fine pearls that reflect light. You can use it as your routine's final step, and put it over your existing makeup, or wear it alone for a more naturally ethereal vibe.

    Models hands showing swatches of Rare Beauty luminizer

    Promising review: "This might be the best liquid highlighter I’ve ever used, and I’ve used plenty. It ticks off everything I need from a highlighter. From Marc Jacobs, to ABH, and other brands. This one beats them all. I love the applicator for this product, makes it super easy to apply. It also looks amazing any way you put it on. I’ve used it under and over my makeup, as well as by itself, and each times it’s amazing. I am pretty fair, and it’s hard to find a great shade of highlighter, but this one does it easily. Run, don’t walk, to get this stuff." —Bussdev

    Price: $22 (available in eight shades)

    18. Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra SOS Intense Hydration Moisturizer will do exactly what its name suggests, and literally save your skin when you need it most. Whether it's going through a severe dry phase, recovering from a laser treatment, or any other time your skin needs some extra help in the hydrating department, reach for this.

    Open jar of Caudalie Vinosource Hydra

    Promising review: "I love Caudalie already, and this cream is the perfect nighttime moisturizer. I had been on the hunt for a heavier duty night cream because my skin has been really dry, and I was excited to see this come out. It smells like all the other products from the brand, and it’s thick, but not TOO thick. It absorbs nicely into my skin, which I love. Doesn’t leave me greasy and I wake up in the morning with super soft skin." —AmandaE29

    Price: $42

    19. Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban should be a requirement for anyone with hair. Constructed with proprietary moisture-wicking fabric, this turban will help your hair dry 50 percent faster than usual. It's especially great for those with chemically treated or highly processed hair.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I can really feel the difference with this towel. I have VERY thick and dense, wavy South Asian hair which I always air dry. The next day my hair is smoother and waves more defined. I wear the towel straight out of the shower for about 20 mins with my shoulder-length hair, so it's still damp while it air dries overnight. If you leave it on longer it will take more moisture out, but I find that's not so good for air drying (less glossy the next day), but good if you want to style fully. I've used it with my almost-elbow-length hair too and it works the same." —Esha462

    Price: $30 (available in four colors)

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeed Shopping editor swears by this, check out her full Aquis towel review.

    20. Algenist Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer blurs fine lines while also reducing the look of pores, yet it doesn't feel heavy or clog your skin. You just need a little dab of it to create a smooth canvas for your foundation.

    Bottle of Algenist anti-aging primer

    Promising review: "This is the best primer I've ever tried! It feels like nothing on your face — whisper-light and breathable — but blurs and covers pores, fine lines, etc, and keeps my oily face from melting my foundation off. I love it!" —harmonyfb

    Price: $42

    21. HUM Nutrition Daily Cleanse Clear Skin and Body Detox Supplement contains 14 plant-based detoxifiers, like chlorella, spirulina, dandelion leaf, beetroot, and red clover, that can help with everything from acne to gut issues, according to reviewers.

    Woman showing her skin before and after taking Daily cleanse

    Promising review: "I have been taking these daily for two months and I am really impressed with how well they are working. My skin did purge after the first two weeks or so but I continued to take it and it all cleared up nicely. I am in my early thirties and still get hormonal acne but my breakouts have been minimal. I haven’t had this clear of skin in years. Definitely worth every penny." —JoannaS27

    Price: $26

    22. Saint Jane Beauty Mini Luxury CBD Beauty Serum may be pricey, but it contains high quality ingredients like full spectrum CBD to calm the skin from inflammation, as well as 20 high-powered botanicals, each with its own purpose to improve complexion. It's an award-winner for a reason! If you've been curious about trying out CBD skincare, this is a great way to spend your coins before going for the full-size product.

    Bottle of Saint Jane serum and packaging

    Promising review: "Unreal serum to help with hydration, pores and overall appearance of skin. I feel my skin bounce back the way it did years ago. It also perfectly rests under any product." —skinluv428

    Price: $38

    23. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette makes eyes look like a glorious, magical world thanks to this collection of pigmented shadows in an array of finishes. We all need a basic palette in our kit that's versatile enough to create a good variety of looks, and this one should definitely be on your list.

    Open Anastasia Beverly Hills soft glam eyeshadow palette

    Promising review: "I literally can’t stress enough how magical and essential this palette is. I admittedly have had it for the past two years and have hit pan on many colors and can’t seem to get rid of it! The colors are so pigmented and last forever. Every time I go on vacation I can’t leave without this palette because it’s my go-to. You can create so many looks with such a little amount of product. Truly the best palette every made. 10/10." —gager

    Price: $45

    24. One/Size by Patrick Starrr Point Made Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen should not be slept on, period. Whether you're a cat-eye connoisseur or a winged liner novice, you'll love its impressive, smudge-free pigment and how easy it is to draw your lines.

    Model with cat-eye holding Patrick Starrr Point Made Liner

    Promising review: "As someone who’s gone through A LOT of different eyeliners and sad when they get discontinued. This is the most long-lasting eyeliner by far. The last time I purchased it was in September! Super black and stays on! I use more than your average little wing everyday, and I highly recommend. Thank you to the Sephora employee who recommended it to me!" —makeup1473

    Price: $19

    25. Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer will make any brow come to life, no matter how much damage was done to them in the early aughts. This pencil is especially perfect for brows that have sparse areas or want more definition.


    Promising review: "The best eyebrow pencil ever! I would never change it. I’ve struggled to find the perfect one and perfect match. This is incredible. It is very precise and pigmented. The brush brushes very easily and smoothly, keeping your eyebrows looking natural, and it doesn’t smudge!" —LinaAK

    Price: $24 (available in 12 shades and two sizes)

    26. Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser removes makeup and dirt so effortlessly and gently, you'll wonder why it wasn't in your life before. It contains cantaloupe extract, which is a soothing antioxidant, as well as the brand's signature virgin marula oil, another wonderful antioxidant that keeps skin nourished and healthy.

    Tube of Beste Jelly Cleanser against jellyfish background

    Promising review: "I tried this cleanser years ago when I got it as a free sample and was amazed. I decided to try it again and I am just as impressed. My skin is glowing! This cleanser makes my skin feel so clean; it does a great job of removing both makeup and sunscreen at the end of the day. I have horrible hormonal acne, as well as cystic acne in my T-zone, and this cleanser has helped tremendously. I use it every night and I absolutely love it." —bgracegail

    Price: $32

    27. Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil is a dream for anyone whose complexion needs a miracle. The antioxidant turmeric brightens and soothes inflamed skin, while the vitamin C fights against daily stressors and pollution, aka all the things that can cause skin issues down the line. You can pick up this .5 oz bottle before you decide to commit.

    Bottle of Sunday Riley CEO Glow against turmeric powder background

    Promising review: "Amazing! Worth the money, it really helped my acne discoloration and scars and I’ve only been using it for one week straight." —BrwnIDbeauty

    Price: $40+ (available in two sizes)

    28. Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum might look as cute as a candy plum, but it's more than just looks, I promise! Packed with THREE types of antioxidant-heavy plums (kakadu, illawarra, and burdekin), this'll hydrate, nourish, and rejuvenate skin‘s appearance quickly and over time while working with hyaluronic acid for intense, juicy hydration.

    Bottle of glow recipe plum plump against pink water background

    Promising review: "Best hyaluronic serum I have tried. I am in love with the texture and adorable packaging. I know it's on the pricer side but I find the long lasting hydration it provides is unlike any other serum. If you are looking to purchase a product from Glow Recipe, this is it." —ELLELove22

    Price: $42

    29. Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara has been the holy grail mascara for thousands of people for years! It can transform anyone's lashes into beautiful, lush, longer-looking ones in just a couple of swipes. While there are decent drugstore dupes out there, nothing truly compares to the original.

    before-and-after of model's eyelashes with and without volumizing mascara

    Promising review: "I've tried many mascaras in my career as a professional makeup artist and personally, and this is the best mascara for the look that I love: thick, lush-looking lashes without that clumpy, messy look. Big bonus is that this is vegan." —amberdark

    Price: $27

    30. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color needs to be in your collection if you're a lipstick lover. This long-lasting, highly pigmented liquid lipstick is the cherry on top of any makeup look. As the name states, you'll certainly be a STUNNA in any of the show-stopping nine shades., Sephora

    Promising review: 'These are stunning. Something happens to my brain when I apply this stuff on my face and look at myself in the mirror. The simplest way to describe it is joy. Recommend if some primal part of you still admires and is triggered by the fierceness and complex beauty of our hunter gatherer ancestors. These lip paints are a genuine object of interest and fascination." —IchiIzzaro

    Price: $25 (available in nine shades)

    31. Patrick Ta Monochrome Moment - Precision Lip Crayon can trick anyone into thinking you have plumper lips — it's just that good of a liner! Create a gorgeous defined look that still looks natural with one of the celebrity makeup artist's liners, and use it alone, with lipstick, or topped with gloss.


    Promising review: "The shape of the pencil tip is beautiful, the consistency is perfect, not over-drying. I love the click-pen aspect as well. Has great staying power. I recommend this product." —VeronicaRodarte

    Price: $26 (available in four shades)

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