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    29 Reviewer-Loved Products From Sephora You’ll Actually Be Glad You Invested In

    The reviews are in — these are the must-have essentials worth adding to your collection.

    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. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is the creme de la creme of its kind. This vegan and cruelty-free pick works to lock makeup in place, absorb oil, and keep shine at bay. As a result, you'll have a picture-perfect makeup look with every use.

    Person holding the spray bottle

    Promising review: "I've tried so many setting sprays but nothing will ever beat the OG all nighter. I struggle with oily skin and this keeps my makeup in place literally all day. This is the only product that I think deserves all the hype." —Truth121623

    Price: $15+ (available in three sizes)

    2. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer lives up to its name — it shields your mane from the heat and sun to keep your strands in tip-top shape. Plus, it fights against frizz and seals your hair with moisture. Talk about a workhorse!

    A spray bottle with a heat and UV primer for your hair.

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. This whole line is my absolute favorite. The smell is amazing and it works beautifully. My hair comes out soft, shiny with no tangles, no frizz, nothing. Definitely one of a kind. LOVE it!!!" —Subkween17

    Price: $13+ (available in two sizes)

    3. Fresh Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer quenches your skin with intense moisture that lasts all day long, so even the driest skin types will get instant relief.

    A jar of face moisturizer

    Promising review: "I love this moisturizer and the effect that it has had on my skin. I have sensitive combo skin prone to rosacea and it deeply hydrates my skin and soothes my red patches. I am currently on my second jar of this cream and unlike other moisturizers, I have noticed a considerable difference in my skin tone and texture since using this. I use it in combination with the fresh rose toner and I haven't experienced dry skin yet this winter. I have noticed a decrease in my fine lines and overall my skin feels happy. Usually in the winter, my skin tends to be irritated, dry, and itchy constantly. Not with this cream. I love this cream under makeup as well. I'm very happy to have come across this product!" —sstephy

    Price: $15+ (available in three sizes)

    4. Amika Polished Perfection Thermal Straightening Brush 2.0 combines the power of a hairbrush and straightener to transform your strands into a smooth and silky masterpiece. The days of ending up with sore arms from blow-drying then flat ironing your hair are officially over!

    A thermal straightening hairbrush

    Promising review: "I LOOOVE this brush. I splurged and bought this and the Amika Blow Dry Brush during the Rouge sale (amongst other nongifts LOL), and I'm so glad I bought I did. Such a time saver! I've even been using the blow-dry brush during stretches of night shifts after showering. I typically use it after drying my hair in my hair towel wrap (while doing my skincare routine) so that my hair is damp and not sopping wet. It just dries my hair so quickly! Then when I wake up for my next night shift, my hair is silky smooth and ready to go with just a few fixer-uppers, so I use the thermal brush. I love that I don't need to fight with my hair and try to brush it while rushing!" —Mmmelissaxo

    Price: $98

    5. Chloé Rollerball reviewers love because the powdery floral scent actually lasts from day to night! So, you'll be able to get your money's worth without having to reapply throughout the day. Score!

    A powdery floral perfume in a rollerball and perfume spray

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this perfume. It is light and not over-powering yet last all day! Even when you think it may have worn off, others will get a whiff of it. I always receive so many compliments from men and women when I wear this perfume. Would truly describe it as a sexy, sophisticated more mature perfume. You don’t need much to get an all-day scent so the price is decent considering that. I get headaches very easily, but this perfume is one of the few that doesn’t cause any for me! I often alternate between this perfume and Floral Street Wonderland Peony (younger feel with sweeter smell) depending on my mood and what is planned that day. Could not recommend this perfume enough!" —D4nie11e

    Price: $34

    6. Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder is the must-have makeup essential that will make you glow like a disco ball. Its super-fine texture glides on skin evenly for easy application.

    A compact with a makeup highlighter

    Promising review: "Gorgeous lightweight highlight. Extremely impressed with the pigmentation and the natural glow it gives. More of a sun-kissed look then a 'makeup' look. It's very lightweight too and has very little fall-off on the brush." —MelissaSG

    Price: $25+ (available in six colors and two sizes)

    7. Sephora Collection Contouring: Uncomplicated Brush Set makes it oh-so-easy to sculpt your face to perfection — thanks to its high-quality design. Prepare to bring your inner MUA skills to life!

    The 10 makeup brushes

    This set comes with a powder brush, complexion brush, angled blush brush, highlight and contour brush, fan brush, eyeshadow brush, smudge brush, blending crease brush, concealer brush, angled liner with spoolie brush, and faux leather brush roll.

    Promising review: "These are so soft and sturdy! They beat some of my high-end brushes. I think the price is fair for the quality and range of brushes. Sephora collection is where it’s at!" —Karina2296

    Price: $72

    8. The Ordinary Buffet — a multifunctional face serum that's made for all skin types, but it's a standout for anyone dealing with super dry skin. Count on this serum to leave you with hydrated, baby-soft skin. Not to mention, it's vegan and cruelty-free!

    A bottle of peptide serum.

    Promising review: "My go-to serum. Price is amazing. Love the results. I buy it as gifts for my friends because I believe in it that much." —ColonelFabulous

    Price: $14.80+ (available in two sizes)

    9. T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set that — according to these rave reviews — is actually worth the price tag since it smooths your hair unlike any other curling iron. Basically, it's the answer for serving up curls that everyone will love. Now, this is what we call a solid investment.

    A white and gold styling wand with two extra barrels

    Promising review: "I am only a week into using it and I absolutely love it. I still need to experiment with two of the barrels, BUT just from using the big one, I have fallen in love with it. It stands out from other curling irons because of how it smooths the hair. After using, my hair is smooth, sleek, and feels healthy after I use it. The best part is that it STAYS that way! Other irons will weigh down your hair and make the heat known; this is magic. It truly makes your hair look relaxed and natural, while also making you feel like a million bucks. Would definitely recommend; even though I received it as a gift, it is WORTH THE MONEY!" —Haleyephelps

    Price: $300

    10. Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion supplies skin with lasting hydration and tackles redness. Just pat it onto your face with a cotton pad and ta-da, refreshed and balanced skin.

    The lotion

    Promising review: "This product is so so good. I have very sensitive and dry skin...i have been using this products for two days now and it is doing wonders on my skin. I am in love with this product. Will definitely try their skin care line. Super calming and gentle. A must-buy!!!!!" —MSKASS

    Price: $36

    11. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter allows you to step into the world of softness and nourishment from neck to toe. Plus, its lightweight formula immediately sinks into skin for instant hydration in record time.

    A jar of argan oil body butter

    Promising review: "My go-to everyday lotion. It's perfect for the warmer months but also does its job during the cold months. I have tried A LOT of body creams and moisturizers and this one is not only clean, but it smells amazing and actually moisturizes." —NChills

    Price: $36 (available in four scents)

    12. Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask is the answer to moisturized, frizz-free strands. This vegan hair mask also works to improve texture, add sheen, and strengthen and protect all hair types from damage. This essential does it all!

    A jar of a deep conditioning hair mask

    Promising review: "Wow.. this mask does wonders after the first application. I got a sample and now plan to buy the jar. I put it on after shampooing and left it for about 30 mins and then washed my hair. My hair felt transformed — it was silky and shiny and so soft to touch. Definite must if you hair has just lost its luster and you want to revitalize it." —RumiRose

    Price: $36+ (available in two sizes)

    13. Pat McGrath Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette – Bronze Seduction comes equipped with richly pigmented shades that will make your eyes pop. Plus, this baby adds a luxurious and glamorous touch to your beauty beat that won't go unnoticed. Not to mention, it's a product of a Black woman-owned brand — which makes your journey to shop Black-owned brands that much easier.

    An eyeshadow palette with shimmer and matte shades.

    Promising review: "This and the OG mothership are my FAV of all the palettes! But this one is got that extra oomph. She's got the versatility and depth that other palettes just...can't compare with. The quality of blitz astral's are something you cannot find in other shadows. Picked up on a sale, and I'm still in love like the first use." —Knighttimewalk

    Price: $125

    14. Drybar Full Pint Medium Round Brush is the magic tool behind a salon-quality blowout. For days when you want unmissable volume and shiny strands, this brush will make your dreams a reality — no matter your hair texture.

    The round brushes

    Promising review: "I have to say I was a little skeptical when I bought this brush. $40 for a brush? Yikes. I trusted the reviews...and they didn’t lead me astray. This brush is super super super light so it’s manageable to use. It grips hair but not too much, like the boar bristle round brush I had been using. This brush far exceeds similar brushes that you can buy for half the price. The bristles aren’t pokey and honestly, I look forward to using it and drying my hair. I get a perfect, shiny blowout every time." —Laurklei

    Price: $40

    15. Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen deeply moisturizes normal, dry, oily and combination skin types. And if you loathe applying moisturizer then sunscreen like me, this offering combines both essentials in one to pare down your routine. As someone who swears by this baby, it doesn't get much better than this.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect SPF. No white cast, no thick/caked layers. It glides on and leaves behind a nice dewy glow." —Crystalhealing

    Price: $30+ (comes in one size and a refill)

    16. Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening + Depuffing Eye Cream for Dark Circles features a blend of caffeine, Brazilian ginseng and horse chestnut that reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. If tired-looking eyes are the bane of your existence, consider this cruelty-free eye cream your magic potion.

    An eye cream for dark circles and under-eye bags

    Promising review: "This was my first Sunday Riley product but will definitely not be my last. After trying several different eye creams over the past few years, this is By Far my favorite. Moisturizes extremely well without feeling greasy and leaves my skin with a ‘luxurious’ feeling to it. Fantastic consistency too, not too thick and not too watery. My new go-to! —scentsNskincare

    Price: $65

    17. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum gives dry hair the hydrating pick-me-up it needs. It's the perfect oil blend that can restore straight, curly, wavy, and coily textures to their former glory without the weighed-down feel.

    Promising review: " I really liked this. I am usually not a big fan of oils as I find they don't do much for my dry damaged hair but this oil felt great. A little goes a long way. I prefer applying it to wet hair but it works well on dry hair too." —Ravi06

    Price: $51

    18. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm may become your new vegan cleansing BFF since it melts away sunscreen, face and eye makeup in a flash. And you won't have to worry about waking up to stained pillowcases — which is always a plus.

    A jar of cleansing balm and a bottle of makeup remover

    Promising review: "My absolute favorite cleansing balm/oil. I had been using Burt's Bees cleansing oil for double cleansing but they changed the formula. I've tried several different balms and this is by far the best! It melts makeup and washes away clean without leaving a residue like many others do. Definitely recommend it!" —stsellers

    Price: $10+ (available in two sizes)

    19. KVD Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner offers an ultra-precise brush tip that sculpts the eye makeup look of your dreams. From thin lines to thick cat-eyes, this waterproof formula takes the cake.

    Promising review: "Love this eyeliner. The precision with which it glides on effortlessly is amazing. It does not smear!" —ElyCC

    Price: $12+ (available in mini and standard sizes and five colors)

    20. Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub nourishes and sloughs away dead skin cells sans the harsh feel. Plus, its rich rose fragrance serves as the cherry on top of a wonderful treat for skin.

    A clear jar of scalp and body scrub

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed. I can barely write anything else. The crystals actually dissolve, unlike other scrubs I’ve used. It smells amazing and I really look forward to washing my hair now, which I used to avoid at all costs." —DHarel

    Price: $38

    21. Playa New Day Mist 3-in-1 Styler Refresh complements second- or third-day curly hair perfectly. Lightly mist the styler at the roots through mid-lengths to pump up the definition and give your curls some life.

    A bottle of curly hair mist

    Promising review: "Beautiful packaging and smells great!! Makes my hair smell so good and helps refresh my curls a couple of days after washing." —Sammmarie

    Price: $24

    22. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator serves as proof that you don't need a harsh scrub to exfoliate your skin. This baby brightens, improves the look of skin's texture, and clears pores. Bonus: It's vegan and cruelty-free!


    Promising review: "I'm literally in awe, this has to be one of the best exfoliators I’ve ever tried. My face probably hasn’t felt this soft since I came out the womb. Just buy it, you won’t regret it!" —Dez1921

    Price: $15+ (available in two sizes and a refill)

    23. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer applies like butter to give you creaseless, brightened skin on the parts of your face that want extra love. I've tried many vegan and cruelty-free concealers, but this one reigns supreme.

    Promising review: "Hands down my favorite concealer. Perfect coverage for blemishes and under-eyes without getting cake if applied well. I also liked that it didn't make blemishes worse/ clog my pores! and long lasting! if applied in the morning I really wouldn't have to touch up all day." —BeatyOnABudget

    Price: $26 (available in 50 shades)

    24. Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultimate Strength Hand Salve aka the Godsend that provides long-lasting moisture that works around the clock. If your hands tend to get dry hours after moisturizing, this hand salve will make your worries a thing of the past.

    A tub of hand cream

    Promising review: "I have super dry skin which gets even drier in the NH winter. I use the Kiehl's Hand Salve for every part of my body that tends to be dry: face, feet, arms, and hands. It’s the best for keeping in moisture. I’ve tried many other high-end brands and always come back to Kiehl's. It absorbs nicely leaving a super soft feel and slight eucalyptus fresh scent. This is the first winter in a long time that my feet are callus-free and soft. I buy the large in bulk when I can get a discount. It’s that good." —nhwhazup

    Price: $16+ (available in two sizes)

    25. Tom Ford Mini Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil perfect for the days when you're feeling yourself and want to add a sparkling touch to your overall look. You'll sport sun-kissed skin that will capture the attention of your beau.

    A bottle of shimmering body oil.

    Promising review: "This is a great product overall. It is beautiful and the packaging is nice and sturdy. It sprays well and applies fairly evenly. It has a nice light smell and can even be paired with another sprayed scent on top which it helps to retain better. It gives a beautiful sparkle." —mselliboo

    Price: $34

    26. Amika Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo is the vegan fix that comes in handy to tide over all hair textures between wash days. After all, greasy-looking roots and flat hair don't belong in your way.

    The dry shampoo

    Promising review: "Best dry shampoo I’ve found (and I’ve tried a lot). Your hair doesn’t have that dirty weighed-down texture that most leave in it. It does leave that white cast after you spray it, but that doesn’t bother me because it disappears when you brush through it or rub it around in your fingers. Highly recommend!" —amyd00

    Price: $10+ (available in two sizes)

    27. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 designed for the makeup lover that prefers to keep things light on the coverage front with a natural glow. This tinted moisturizer blends skincare and moisturizer into one to cover all of the bases.

    A black tube of oil-free tinted moisturizer

    Promising review: "Great tinted moisturizer. This product has kept my skin moisturizer during the cold weather from Minnesota, which is already a plus. It also gives a natural coverage, which I love. The fact of having a SPF 30 sunscreen is also a plus for me. I would buy this product in the future." —SoniaThais

    Price: $46 (available in 15 shades with a matte or natural finish)

    28. Kiehl's Since 1851 Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask tells dull, fatigued skin to take a hike while adding some brightness into the mix.

    An orange jar with a face mask.

    Promising review: " This is the BEST product I’ve ever used. My boyfriend's mother let me try this, and I was completely blown away. I’ve gotten into skincare more recently and this has been one of the very rare products that actually showed a difference and within the first use! My skin was so soft after I washed it off. I couldn’t stop touching my face, even asking my boyfriend and my mom to feel how soft it was! My skin looked like it was actually glowing, and if I didn’t know, I'd think I went to a day spa and got an entire facial. In my opinion, this is worth every penny and I will continue to use this, each time I run out I will repurchase. I 100% would recommend this to everyone." —kianahas

    Price: $45

    29. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer makes sure creating a crease-free eye makeup look is a breeze. If you're prone to dealing with faded eye makeup and need a solution, this primer will blow your mind.

    Model with one eyelid fully covered in shadow thanks to the primer, and one eyelid with blotchy eye shadow without the primer

    Promising review: "Most primers crease really badly on my eyelids, but this one doesn’t. It makes my eye makeup stay on all day and I seldom have to touch it up. This is the best primer I have ever used and would recommend it to anyone." —KatieB03

    Price: $24

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

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