30 Reviewer-Loved Things From Sephora That Are Worth The Money
BRB, Sephora is taking all my money.
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Promising review: "I love all of Patrick TA products and this is no exception. The formula works well on my sensitive skin. It doesn't look too powdery and gives you a very creamy natural bronzed glow" — Michellthomas
Price: $38 (available in three shades)
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Gel gives you the perfect sun-kissed tan with just a few pumps — sans streakiness and sun damage. It'll become your go-to this summer (and always).
Promising review: "This is my fave self-tanner. The fact it has hyaluronic acid speaks volume on quality. I mix a bit into my moisturizer and apply it on my face. Bam I’m glowing the next morning from head to toe." — nevelicious
Maison Margiela "Replica" Bubble Bath Fragrance immerses you in a delightful scent. Its notes of soap bubble accord, white musk, and rose will instantly make it your favorite — it's already mine!
Promising review: "Wow I don't know if any other be perfume has made me stop and smile as much as this one right here. If you could bottle up the feeling of hearing someone saying "bubble bath" it would smell just like this! I'm such a happy little nut right now :)!" — Expireddolphins
Price: $30+ (available in two sizes)
Promising review: "Absolutely blown away by this formula! Super satiny feel on the lips, very comfortable plus it has this stay put quality that doesn’t make a mess of cups. The color/hue of red is precisely the shade that brightens my eyes and whitens my teeth....exactly what a perfect red lip should do. Thank you Gucci!" — 713Sarah
Price: $42 (available in 36 colors)
Urban Decay Cosmetics All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray holds makeup in place for up to 16 hours without the slightest smudge or movement. Once you use this, you'll never be able to use another setting spray.
Promising review: "Cried through half of Season 11 Episode 21 of Grey's Anatomy and my makeup is still in tact. Derek is dead but my makeup and eyeliner wings are alive and prospering." — SavKhry
Price: $15+ (available in two sizes)
Dior Forever Matte Foundation SPF 35 leaves you with filter-looking skin for up to 24 hours. Since it protects against UVA and UVB rays with SPF, it can easily be worn ~all~ day in the hot summer sun. Sign me up, please!
Promising review: "This is the first foundation I have used that actually looks natural, is lightweight, doesn't clog my pores, doesn't require powder, isn't shiny or matte, and feels like nothing! And still, it provides superior, buildable coverage where needed. The best part is the neutral shades are truly that; no pink or yellow tones to clash with my natural complexion. It matches perfectly and saves me time because it blends quickly without caking or streaking, and I can apply powdered blush or bronzer over it without telltale drag marks because this doesn't stay wet or sticky on my skin. I am absolutely sold on this foundation!" — benb
Price: $52 (available in 34 shades)
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub polishes and nourishes your skin for a soft and silky feel post shower. Infused with caffeine-rich guaraná, your skin will be invigorated and free of dry skin.
Promising review: "One of my all time favorite scrubs, and I have tried a ton! The blend is lightweight but exfoliates well. And the smell is AMAZING! Leaves my skin feeling soft. Great buy!" — elaineas
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer hides under-eye circles, redness, and blemishes SO well, you'll completely forgot you had them in the first place.
Promising review: "I have really, REALLY bad dark circles, and always have since I was little. I know everyone claims that, but mine are BAD. Since third grade, people started asking me if I hadn't slept because my circles were so bad. Whenever I wanted to get out of class in college, I wouldn't wear concealer and everyone was instantly convinced I was really sick. This gem is a bit pricey, but WAY worth it. Wears beautifully on its own (for when I'm lazy) or set with power (my usual 'full face'). It provides me with full coverage without being cakey or looking obvious or giving me the dreaded reverse raccoon eyes that I used to always have (ughh). This is my holy grail, ride-or-die concealer. Sometimes I forget how awesome it is until I try another concealer and realize how terrible I look." — jayhave
Price: $34 (available in ten shades)
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder blurs, mattifies, and illuminates to color correct and add radiance. This powder went TikTok viral with many, many users raving that it's worth every single penny.
Promising review: "Before this product, I have never believed in setting powder, at all!! I have combination skin and always super oily at the T-zone. Instead of using a setting powder, I always go with powder foundation. One time I saw my coworker putting this on her face and I was like "wait a second, what just happened". Her face looked smooth, radiant, like she just filtered her face. I ordered this right after and I already can't live without it!" — Sephora Reviewer
Price: $40+ (available in two sizes and three shades)
Promising review: "I adore this palette. It’s the perfect every day, can do my makeup without thinking, and still feel beautiful palette. I feel like the pan size is still easy to get a brush into, and the complexion products are also great for the eyes. Every time I wear it, I get complemented on my eyes (green)! I feel put together, and it is great for travel or when you’re in a rush. I can’t believe that out of all the makeup I own, this little gem that honestly looks quite boring, has become an instant favorite." — ajbrown512
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum leaves your skin plumper and smoother. Hyaluronic acid — its main ingredient — can hold 1,000 times its weight in water so it'll penetrate deep into the skin with ~lots~ of hydration.
Promising review: "Absolute MUST buy. At this price and the superb product, I will be buying more! I use this before my serums and has completely sorted out my dry patches." — ILOVEBEAUTY83
Slip Silk Pillowcase reduces frizz, protects skin, and improves your beauty sleep with its super soft, material. Ready to catch those ZZZs?
Promising review: "Completely transformed my sleeping experience. My blown out hair is intact in the following morning. Super soft. It has a great size too." — mathak
Price: $89 (available in 13 colors and patterns)
Beautyblender Makeup Sponge blends makeup seamlessly into the skin — minimal effort required. It's a beauty staple!
Promising review: "This sponge definitely lives up to the hype. It blends out your foundation beautifully for a flawless look. I have not had any issues with mold or dye as others have noted. I also use this to blend out concealer and set with powder, and it works amazingly. Will definitely continue to purchase." — Randi77
Dr. Jart Focuspot Blemish Micro Tip Patches tackle deeper, cystic acne with their self-dissolving micro tips. By infusing the skin with a combo of hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3, and peptides, they'll soothe inflammation and help heal the zit ~much faster~ than it would on its own.
Promising review: "These are expensive, but they really work! Slap one on at night and the zit is visibly better in the a.m. Because of the cost I only use them on the worst cystic zits and use a cheaper patch for general zits." — Spiralgirl
Tweezerman Pink Perfection Mini Slant Tweezers grabs teeny, tiny stubborn little hairs from those hard to reach spots on your eyebrows. Plus, its bright pink color makes it easy to spot in your overcrowded makeup bag.
Promising review: "I put off buying Tweezerman for so long because I couldn’t imagine they were THAT much better than my regular tweezers... oh, boy, they definitely are! These are the bomb dot com and I might buy more honestly just to have a couple extra pairs. I will never go back to another set of tweezers, I’m a convert." — kaile
IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo refreshes oily, second-day hair without leaving any residue behind. All we can say is that it's worth adding to your arsenal of hair tools ASAP.
Promising review: "Best dry shampoo on the market. I’ve tried dozens of brands and this one by far and away the best. While others leave a residue or a chalky look, and some have a weird odor, this one is clean, doesn’t smell and leaves your hair looking soft and newly styled. I now have a love for 'three-day hair' as it looks even better than when my hair is first washed." — Kiwi1
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector strengthens and repairs your locks after just one usage. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself and be amazed!
Promising review: "This product is amazing!!!! I have 4A hair and brought this product as a way to combat breakage. My hair is always awful after the winter and it did so must more!!! Not only has my breakage stopped tremendously, it also restored my curl pattern! I have always gotten my straighten every three month or so and of course, I have the heat damage to prove it, but this product worked tremendously to bring back my curls! Just buy it, you will not regret it! — Liv1317
Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops infuses skin with ~tons~ of hydration pre-makeup application. Although it has a lightweight formula, you'll be majorly impressed by its hyperpigmentation reducing and pore minimizing qualities.
Promising review: "Love love love this product!!! I really have disliked almost every product I’ve used from Glow Recipe - but this is a GAME CHANGER!! Keeps my usually dry, dull face bright and just the right amount of healthy dew. Love it." — mrsbmarti
Benefit Gimme Brow enhances your natural brows with a subtle tint of color and touch of volume. Just brush it into your brows and, bam, they're done! It's a holy grail of mine for years!!
Promising review: "I've never found a brow gel I like until now. All the others made my brows feel stiff and weird every time I raised my brows. Not this stuff! The brush is small and places color perfectly. The application is VERY natural looking. It feels as though its conditioning the brows or something. AND it stays! Rubbed my finger over it after it dried and there were no smudges on my eyes and no color on my finger. Hands down, the best brow gel ever." — seahawksgal
Price: $14+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors)
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer preps skin to allow makeup to stay on for the entire day. Although it can be used without any makeup, its ingredients of blue agave extract and aloe water will keep skin extremely hydrated.
Promising review: "OILY SKINNED GIRLS REJOICE. I impulsively picked up this primer, torn between the fact it’s “hydrating” (which means usually makes my face shine bright like a diamond) and “gripping” (which sounded promising). I routinely wear a full face of makeup for 10+ hours a day and usually by hour #3 there is significant oiliness starting to come through on my cheeks and T-zone. I also have somewhat large pores and textured skin thanks to horrible acne when I was young. Y’all, this primer is revolutionary. The consistency is a thick gel, not watery. The smell is weird - not off-putting, but not something I really liked (just got used to it). A little goes a long way. It feels cool on the skin, and once I spread a thin layer on my face it dried tacky. The rest, they say, is history. I’ve tried it with my favorite foundations: Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r, Milk Makeup Blur Matte, and Kat Von D Lock-It. It works like a DREAM under everything. I ’m so impressed and so happy with it. My face actually stayed almost 100% oil-free for nearly 12 hours. This is UNHEARD OF for me! Also, the tube is generously sized and priced really nicely. There is everything to love about this new primer. My local Sephora had it on their shelves early and I’m so glad I tried it!!" — alanna325
Price: $16+ (available in two sizes)
Rare Beauty Weightless Foundation gives medium coverage while feeling light as a feather upon application. Made with a botanical blend of ingredients like gardenia, lotus, and water lily, it'll also help keep irritated skin at bay for perfectly smooth makeup every (!!) single (!!) time (!!!).
Promising review: " I never write reviews, but I’m so in love with this foundation that I have to write my first one! After finishing Accutane, I was in need of a new foundation for my new skin type. This foundation came highly recommended by the beauty consultants and it did not disappoint! The coverage is a true medium but can definitely be applied in a manner that yields light coverage. I have never had a better color match either. The foundation stays put during my 12 hour shifts as an ER nurse. It does transfer some onto my surgical mask, but I am not left with areas that are completely rubbed off. The texture is so skin-like that you can’t even tell I’m wearing foundation! My powder bronzer, blush, and highlighter layer and blend in beautifully without disturbing the foundation. I use a Beauty contour foundation brush to apply; I feel like the foundation may be too thin to apply well with a Beauty Blender. I have never been so in love with a foundation!" — CamilleRN
Price: $29 (available in 48 shades)
Pat McGrath Lust Lip Gloss enhances your already gorgeous pout with a touch of sparkle and shine. The neutral colors match every outfit imaginable so this gloss will become your new favorite.
Promising review: "LOVE this gloss! I'm a total gloss junkie, so it takes A LOT to impress me. First time trying Pat, and I can say for sure, that it won't be my last! Goes on super smooth, a little sticky, and super shiny. All things I look for in a gloss. Plus, it has a subtle vanilla scent. The gold flecks are gorgeous alone, or it would be amazing as a lipstick topper. Definitely not over the top. My only dilemma...which shade to buy next?!" — glossgirl79
Price: $28 (available in 19 shades)
Makeup By Mario Pigment Pro Eyeliner adds a simple smokey look to the upper or lower lash line with just a simple swipe. Since it's super opaque, just a quick buff from the attached brush is needed to complete the look.
Promising review: "So I am not someone who believes in spending tons of $$ on black eyeliner. I truly think that once an eyeliner is in the $10–$15 range, black eyeliner is black eyeliner. This COMPLETELY changed my view. It goes on so creamy and pigmented, but stays all day without transferring- doesn’t give me raccoon eyes which is big. I specifically use this for tightline/waterline and it doesn’t budge. So so so happy with my purchase" — sephorajunkie234
Price: $22 (available in five shades)
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque smoothes skin by removing dead skin cells, thanks to ingredients like charcoal and clay. It'll also soothe breakout-prone skin any time you feel a little zit (or two, or three) coming on.
Promising review: "This is AMAZING! I love it so much! As soon as I took it off I noticed a significant change in my complexion. For someone with a lot of acne this is a life saver. I have tried a bunch of different acne treatments and this is pretty much the only one that has almost completely cleared up my face. I highly recommend this product." — MaliaLia
Ren Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer minimizes pores, controls shine, and keeps makeup in place ~all~ day long. Talk about a triple threat!
Promising review: "Never had a product I’d ever felt compelled to write a review for but this one is the exception! I have a super oily T-zone with random dry spots on my face so my foundation usually looks terrible after 2–3 hours, but after using this this makes me makeup stay on allll day and that’s with constant mask wearing. Highly recommend!" — EddyyG
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Heat Shield Thermal Protection Mist shields your mane from the sun and burning hot tool temperatures to keep your strands in tip-top shape. It also fights against frizz and induces a ~major~ dosage of reparation to your damaged hair. Talk about a do-it-all product!
Promising review: "I got this last weekend and used it for the first time today and wow. This is pricey but very worth the money. I sprayed it in sections of my damp hair before blow drying, then on my ends and bangs before straightening. It smells amazing and my hair looks noticeably softer and it's so silky and shiny. I love this." — QueenOfVanity
Promising review: "This is such a great moisturizer. I've noticed a huge improvement in the quality of my skin since using this. I t's incredibly moisturizing and has made my skin feel soft and supple. It's not greasy or oily and feels very lightweight on my skin, yet has a big impact. A little goes on long way with this moisturizer. It has a fresh rose scent, that is not at all overwhelming." — dilly2018
Price: $12.75+ (available in two sizes)
Amika Polished Perfection Thermal Straightening Brush 2.0 merges a hairbrush and a straightener to transform your hair into a professional-looking silky, smooth blowout. Did we mention how easy it is to use, too? Seriously, say goodbye to sore arms from repeatedly pulling your hairdryer back and forth.
Promising review: "I have thick, coarse, naturally curly hair cut into a mid length shag. I’ve always loathed styling it but I loathe the frizziness of it when I don’t, even more. It’s a necessary chore I do not enjoy. When my old straightening brush died without warning, I turned in desperation to the Amika mini travel version of this brush I had. I decided to spend the money on the full sized one, and I’m glad I did!! This sucker makes it dead easy to achieve straight, soft hair. Fast. I use a bit of either Amika Bombshell Blowout or The Shield when styling and get long-lasting (5–7 days, minimal touch ups) results— and soft hair. Seriously, this thing is worth it. I don’t know what kind of witchcraft this thing does with the infrared light, but the results last longer and my hair is softer than any other heat styling tool I’ve ever used. It makes straightening my hair an effortless experience." — cyn666
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask works to improve texture, add sheen, and moisturize strands. It'll leave you with frizz-free hair while protecting ~all~ hair types from damage. Essentially it does it all!
Promising review: "Loved this!! It smells so nice and left my hair soft and shiny for like a week. Best hair mask I've ever used." — Lilyyin
Price: $12+ (available in three sizes)
Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening + Depuffing Eye Contour Cream reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with its blend of caffeine, Brazilian ginseng, and horse chestnut. Dark circles begone!
Promising review: "Very happy with the results. I’ve used too many eye products to count, and this was the first in a long while with noticeable impact." — myOctober
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