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33 Of The Most Splurge-Worthy Products At Sephora (Because You Deserve It)

Let's be real: you already spend most of your paycheck there. Might as well truly splurge on those products you're always eyeing. #treatyourself

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1. Pat McGrath Labs LuxeTrance Lipsticks and Mothership III Eyeshadow Palette: Subversive are the higher beings of the makeup galaxy: their luxe designs and out-of-this-world pigmentation make everyone fall in love at first swatch.

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Promising review (for LuxeTrance lipsticks): "These are seriously amazing. Creamy yet matte, not drying, long-lasting, and zero bleeding with any of the red or deeper shades. Complex deep colors. Sedition, 35MM, and Anarkissed are gorgeous and saturated. Definitely one of the best lipsticks out there, if not the best, in my opinion." —Sunnysmom

Price: $38 (lipstick available in 31 colors); $125 (eyeshadow palette also available in Volume I: Subliminal and Volume II: Sublime)

2. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum and T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum definitely won all the "Best Couple" awards in school and are ~still~ going strong — they have very potent doses of Vitamin C and AHA/BHAs (15% and 12%, to be exact) that brightens, negates the effects of pollution and free radials, lifts away dead skin cells, and prevents acne/discoloration at all hours of the day.

Promising review (for the Night Serum): "I had never used serums before since I am just 22 and have normal skin with no acne. But four months ago, that changed and I started getting acne around my jaw area. Of course, I started using face washes for acne and all they did was dry out my skin and make it look dull. After using this serum for about a month I can honestly say it really works. The spots around my jaw have gone away. My skin look healthy and moisturized, and my acne scars are slowly going away!" —NinaJ5911

Price: $80 (day); $90+ (night)


3. Moroccanoil Ready, Set, Hydrate is an impressive shine- and moisture-boosting starter kit for anyone who is desperately trying to revive their hair, colored or not.

The set includes: Hydrating Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, Hand Cream in Fragrance Originale, and Moroccanoil Treatment.

Promising review: "First time trying this brand in general and I am blown away at how soft, shiny, and healthy it makes my color look. I have fine and straight bleached hair that I am trying to bring back to life and this has worked wonders!!! The hand cream and hair treatment are amazing as well! Hand cream is light and not grease at all, but also super hydrating!" —CC84

Price: $48

4. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist turns any time into mist o'clock because with just a few spritz, its effective blend of botanical oils and humectants (over 20%) lends your skin a dewy AF glow that will make people STARE (in the best way).

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Promising review: "This skin mist is Kimmy K in a bottle: the glow, the radiance! Perfect refresher for my dry skin and perfect to mist on before running out the door to run errands. I also use this to prep my skin prior to applying makeup in place of a moisturizer. Packs a punch! Lightweight but intensely hydrating." —daaniellegrasso

Price: $48

5. Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland is a 13-piece dream set for skincare beginners and seasoned pros alike — from Fresh to Kate Somerville, your skin will be happily drinking up and soaking in every single product.

The set includes skincare favs like Ole Henrikson Truth Serum, Foreo Luna Play, and Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream.

Promising review: "This is wonderful! I've been considering buying a Luna, so when I saw one was included in this set, I was excited. I love trying new skin care products and I've found some new favorites in this set: the Dr. Dennis Gross peel made my face feel so incredibly smooth. The Boscia primer is great for oily areas and the FAB is a nice moisturizing primer. The Josie Maran skin butter made my rough arms and legs feel smooth." —KLeeCee

Price: $40

6. Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Trio Palette illuminates your face with a magnetic threesome of light-diffusing setting powder, highlighter (Ibiza), and bronzer (Capri).

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Promising review: "I had been eyeing the individual Neo palettes for a while but could never pick one. I am so glad I waited as this product solves that problem. The colors are beautiful and can be used for cheeks and/or eyes. The texture is very smooth and blends out nicely. I don't like heavy highlighters and this combination works great for me. However, if you like blinding highlight, you can build it up. The palettes are magnetically held together so you can just take one or all three based on your needs (especially for travel)." —danny2785

Price: $58


7. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Collection has an attention-grabbing color for every damn occasion you can think of — and their blend of rosemary, carrot, and yeast extracts moisturizes and conditions lips so they also ~feel~ their best.

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Promising review: "I have been looking for a new daily lipstick that is more moisturizing than the ones I have been using, and this is it. I have fairly dry lips normally and was worried that, with winter coming, it would be crack-city on my lips. I have used YSL's Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain before, and while the lasting power is outstanding on that, it doesn't have the luscious creaminess of these lipsticks. I also love the fragrance these have — reminiscent of red wine, and the color payoff is just amazing. The #9 Rose Stiletto is my new daily lipstick: it is young but professional, and comes off as a bit of a sexier 'my lips but better' shade. #19 Fuchsia is my first serious pink lipstick. I'm usually a red girl, but I find this one surprisingly wearable for both casual and party looks." —

Price: $37 (10 matte shades and 26 satin shades)

8. Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eau de Parfums prove opposites are better together — or at least, give you more options. Because sometimes you're feeling a light and floral scent and other times a warm and spicy concoction.

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Literally better together — if you want a lovely in-between scent with both sweet and spicy notes, you can mix them!

Promising review (for Sinner): "I've been waiting a long time for this to come back. In fact, I still have the original bottle with a small amount still in it. I rationed it for special occasions. And YES it smells exactly the same to me (some reviews questioned that). In all the years that have passed since it first came out I never found another scent that I loved as much as Sinner. It's dark and sexy without being overpowering in any one scent note. I can get headaches from some perfumes but this one doesn't bother me at all." —tooqwerty4you

Price: $65+ each (Saint and Sinner)

Mini travel sprays are also available for $22.

9. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer always tops the chart as a time-tested fav that truly sinks and blends into your skin — it's loaded with magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract, and vitamin E to hydrate, reduce the appearance of redness, and improve skin resilience.

Promising review: "This is the only concealer that blends into my skin perfectly, doesn't feel thick and heavy, or look cake-y like other concealers. I have acne-prone skin and red undertones and this concealer has great coverage and easily covers the redness. In the summer, I will often just use this on any problem areas and forego foundation because this blends into my skin so well!" —Alissaxox

Price: $30 (16 shades)

10. Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit might as well include a label that says "for fairies only" because its iridescent and metallic highlighting shades are nothing short of magical and multi-dimensional.

Promising review: "I'M A FAIRY NOW. This highlighter is so beautiful. I was very nervous because I have a fair complexion, but OH MY HEAVENS — the colors are very smooth and you can create as light-as-air or deep of a tone as you want. Love love love." —sabs8

Price: $40


11. Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water goes deep with hydrogen mineral water to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, while gently toning and brightening* at the same time. It's so gentle, in fact, that it's safe for all skin types!

*Thanks to Sepicalm VG, a ~patented ingredient~.

Promising review: "It takes off the makeup that my regular cleanser (Clarins Foaming Cleanser) doesn't. It doesn't leave me feeling greasy afterwards, nor is it a super astringent toner product. Today my kid decided to color his face with a non-washable marker that didn't want to come off. I thought I would try this and it took the marker right off with just one gentle wipe. It really cleans your face but is super gentle! I am impressed." —strangelark

Price: $32

12. Nars x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set delivers four totally wearable, non-drying shades (that transition rather seamlessly from day to night) in a shiny gold just-kissed pouch.

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The set includes four full-sized lippies: Wild Ways, a limited-edition sheer mahogany; Spellbound, a limited-edition, sheer and shimmering pink-beige; Endangered Red, a rich Bordeaux; and Toundra, a rusty color.

Promising review: "I love the unique shade range in this set. I was going to add "Endangered Red" to my collection anyway and "Wild Ways" is a new favorite that reminds me of Tom Ford's "Seadragon" shade. The other two are best for layering with other lip products or just for a hint of gleam." —wunder

Price: $49

You can also buy all 26 (preferably at once) permanent shades of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for $26 each (and read our full review here while you're at it).

13. Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum is the end game in your quest for soft and supple skin — organic grape water helps fortify the skin’s ability to retain moisture over time and protect against UV rays and free radicals (aka breeding grounds for wrinkles).

Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. I bought it on a whim (an expensive whim, I know) and use it right after cleanser and a spray toner. It goes on looking quite thin and wet and then I apply moisturizer when the serum is *almost* dry. My skin tone has improved, my pores are smaller, and I have had no new breakouts. It also smells great. Even my boyfriend has commented on how great my skin looks." —aninahpets

Price: $49

14. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer skims over enlarged pores to create a flawlessly smooth and airy canvas for makeup — plus, it has water-resistant properties and contains SPF 15.

Promising review: "The texture of my skin is very uneven. It is hard to get my makeup to look smooth and not blotchy. This primer gave me results I never thought I would see. It isn't heavy and feels like silk. It absorbs quickly. I can apply my foundation almost immediately." —lbmiles

Price: $54 ($19 for travel size)


15. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is so lightweight and skin-like (even though it provides full coverage) that even the biggest foundation skeptics will fall in love with the airbrushed finish it leaves.

Promising review: "I have been using his foundation for 10 years. The hype is real — for me, at least. I have dry skin on my forehead, nose, and chin. Every other foundation cakes on my face, breaks up, and doesn't last. This formula is the only one that works for me and lasts all day. I take naps in it and don't need to touch it up. I've even worn it when working out and it stays put (given I'm not wiping my face repeatedly with a towel!). I live in the south and this foundation has always lasted in the heat and humidity, whether I'm in Atlanta in August or New Orleans in July." —susannaj

Read our full review here!

Price: $64 (24 shades)

16. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner infuses REAL rose petals into each bottle for a fresher-than-fresh formula that, along with rosewater, rose flower oil, and angelica leaf extract, injects much-needed moisture and balance back into your post-cleanse skin.

Promising review: "Let me first start off by saying that I suffer from extremely dry skin. It recently became more dry and dull when I moved to NY for university. I have tried every skincare line from Peter Thomas Roth, Ole Henriksen, GlamGlow, and nothing's worked — until now. This toner cleanses my face but leaves it even more hydrated than before (something I have never experienced). It's incredible! I highly recommend Fresh's entire Rose collection!" —Cesc

Price: $44

17. Sephora Favorites Lashstash lets you sample a rainbow of beloved, high-end mascaras and it honestly makes a lot of sense — you're supposed to toss out mascaras after three months, so might as well try out a bunch of slightly smaller tubes and find ~the one~.

The set includes nine deluxe-sized mascaras (including Dior Diorshow) and a set of Huda Beauty lashes.

Promising review: "This is such a great value: you get the new UD Troublemaker Mascara and the ever-so-loved Benefit Roller Lash, meaning you get to try out both new products that have just hit the market as well as bestsellers." —librayami

Price: $48

18. Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser incorporates your favorite breakfast into your skincare routine for a protein- and vitamin-rich wash that leaves your skin feeling like the dictionary definition of calm and lush.

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Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL CLEANSER!!!!! I have used a billion different cleansers and this one is super gentle, doesn't have a strong scent, and lathers perfectly with my Clarisonic. Also, it doesn't have harsh chemicals or parabens, which has always been a dealbreaker for me." —carolinagirl14

Price: $26


19. Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette is about to become one of the most versatile yet classic palettes in your collection because it contains 12 Amazonian clay matte eyeshadows that easily ~multitask~ as contouring shades for your nose, cheeks, forehead, and brows.

Promising review: "I was debating between with this and the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette for everyday matte eye looks. After trying both, Tarte won by a long shot. I have done my entire face with it — eyebrows, contour, bronze, highlight, eye, and eyeliner — and it worked very well. It's very blendable with very little effort. I have even done quick, rushing-out-the-door-to-work looks with this palette using only my fingers and everything still blended very well. The smell also reminds me of the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, which I LOVE all around." —beauty876

Price: $46

20. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer has been hyped for quite a while — fans of it say it magically dries away the static/frizz, dullness, and coarseness in record time. It's also incredibly lightweight, but still delivers high power., Dyson Hair / Via

Promising review: "This blowdryer is stupid expensive. There, I said it. HOWEVER, I've never used anything like it. My hair is always thicker, straighter, and shinier than I've ever seen it!" —detroiterinyc

Read our full review here (#7)!

Price: $399

21. J.One Jelly Pack fits its name perfectly — its bouncy, jelly-like texture makes it a great multitasker for makeup priming or a concentrated but feels-barely-there mask.

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Promising review: "I’ve been using this primer every day and no matter what foundation I choose to use, this primer grips onto it. The texture is very unique: once you blend it out, it kind of glides for few seconds and then sinks in. I can just tell it does its job, and well." —ericam93

Price: $42

22. Commodity 3x3 Exploration Kit is a much smarter purchase for people whose scent preferences change as often as their mood, given their full-sized candles and fragrances retail for $55 and $105.

Promising review (for the Book fragrance): "This smells exactly like my late grandparents' home and garden in the Pacific Northwest. Dusty herbs, wood, and soft spice. I almost started crying from the nostalgia. It's a really unique gentle woodsy scent." —notabumblebee

Price: $38


23. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation banishes the perpetual problem of finding the right shade (especially for people of color) for good, and its matte full-to medium leaves a soft finish that's resistant to sweat and humidity.

Promising review: "Best foundation out there right now. My skin type has changed what feels like a million times over the past 10 years and right now it seems to be on the oilier side. I've been going from foundation to foundation trying to find one that felt good on my skin. This foundation feels lightweight, has BEAUTIFUL coverage, and still looks amazing at the end of the day." —deonjr

Price: $34 (40 shades)

24. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray has one purpose throughout its shelf life: to make sure your makeup stays where it's supposed to, so ~you~ stay looking fresh and poppin' as always.

Promising review: "I bought this to use for a show where I literally had buckets of water dumped on my head. And it sure worked! Foundation, cheeks, and eyes stayed fine throughout the entire two hour show and even longer for the cast parties! Just be careful to hold it far enough away from your face when you apply or the moisture will make your makeup run before it sets." —MargaretJo87

Price: $32

25. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners were designed in collaboration with the equally vibrant Charli XCX and embody her fun energy and feel-good music vibes. Plus, they're long-lasting, smudge-proof, and hella pigmented — boom clap!

Promising review: "This is the only pencil that actually stays in my waterline and doesn't smudge or flake once dried. Great color payoff and not irritating to my sensitive eyes. I have tried other pencils, as this one is expensive, but I always end up going back." —Maediya

Price: $21 (20 shades)

26. Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask proves just how incredibly nourishing honey is for the skin, and the glycerin attracts moisture to the skin and creams up as it's massaged in. / Via, @farmacybeauty / Via

Bonus: it has a snazzy magnetic lid that holds onto the spatula so you're sure to never misplace it or, worse, dirty it up.

Promising review: "This stuff is a miracle in a jar! The way it turns into a creamy mask as you massage it into your face is so cool and the warming sensation is just right! I used it the first time and woke up with glowing skin and improved texture. The second time I used it, it worked even better and I woke up with cleared blemishes and less noticeable scars." —tolliekl

Price: $56


27. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate contains a blend of lavender, evening primrose, and squalene that works its skin-repairing magic while you peacefully snooze away. Fair warning: you might be startled when you see a glowing complexion staring back at you come morning.

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Promising review: "I'm normally very skeptical of reviews that claim products having immediate results, but after using this I am blown away! I saw visible results in just one week. My pores have shrunk (especially on and around my nose) and some small white bumps on my cheeks are disappearing. I also have problems with redness so I love that this product contains lavender. I use this at night after cleansing and before moisturizer. The consistency feels nice on the skin and dries quickly. Worth the price and a little goes a long way!" —xLara

Price: $46

28. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes are basically loved by everyone: celebrities, beauty bloggers, moms, etc. — and for good reason, their coveted nutrient-rich clay formula benefits and flatters all skin types with a naturally-flushed finish that lasts up to 12 hours.

Promising review: "I've had the Tarte blush in the shade 'Exposed' for almost two years now and still use it every day: it is the perfect natural pinky nude shade that can be worn with any makeup look. The blush formula is very smooth, pigmented, and long-wearing: a little goes a long way and one will literally last you for years. They are the only blushes I will ever need/use." —KatieKay25

Price: $29 (15 shades)

There's also a limited-edition Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette for $44.

29. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette houses 18 dynamic shades in matte, pearl, duo-chrome, and glitter finishes for effortlessly blended and endlessly smokin' looks.

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Promising review: "This palette is absolutely stunning: the texture and pigmentation is good and constant for every shade. They all blend very well without effort. They also included a mirror that they did not have in the previous palette. I was also very happy that for once a palette does not contain a black or any 'typical' browns we find in most — instead we get a variety of warm shades, which I love. I do feel like they worked hard on this palette and really improved the formulas of shadows since the previous palette (that I already loved)."

Price: $65

30. Deborah Lippmann Shades of Berry Nail Polish Set paints a lovely, chip-free autumn party on your little piggies.

Promising review: "If you love dark pinks and berries then you will love this set. The colors are fab and the sizes are very good for the price and value. This brand is always easy to apply and has excellent coverage." —redtiger

Price: $36 (a set of six shades)


31. Amorepacific Color Control Cushion Compact arms your skin with a whopping SPF 50+ (hello, zero white cast) for a multifunctional, on-the-go BB cream that blurs the line between makeup and skin care.

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Promising review: "What a marvelous creation this is. The coverage is great, yet it seems to have a sheerness that makes the skin glow. You end up looking flawless but not cakey. And the fantastic SPF protection which saves a step in the prep process." —exprincess

Get it from Sephora for $60 (five shades).

32. Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush uses concentrated heat to smooth down wild locks without compromising volume and fabulousness.

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Promising review: "I have wavy, frizzy hair that isn't too thick or too thin but definitely requires straightening to look nice. I've used a Chi straightener for more than 10 years and never found one I liked more than that — until now. I couldn't believe how quickly this brush works. My hair was completely straight after running the brush through without even having to stop and hold the brush over certain areas (and that was only using it at 350 degrees). I used the brush to curl the ends of my hair under and they were so bouncy and borderline curly for the rest of the day, which my Chi straightener never accomplished. I really love this and probably won't be needing my straightener very much now." —Kerri6

Read our full review here!

Price: $120 (also available in a mini version)

33. Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator helps you achieve a ~youthful glow~ using a combination of aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals that gently exfoliating dead skin cells and traces of fine lines, acne marks, and discoloration.

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Promising review: "As a skincare specialist, I can promise you that skincare is 80% exfoliation, 20% moisturization. When it comes to exfoliation, the shape of the tiny beads matter. You want exfoliation, not laceration! The beads are round which means you are getting what you need! I use this myself - I have glowing, bright skin and I use it just as directed. I will continue to purchase this, even with the slightly high price tag." —lovinthemakeup

Price: $79

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