With Sephora’s fall sale approaching, now is the perfect time to plan what beauty products to buy. Sephora offers an overwhelmingly large variety of makeup, so I’ve narrowed it down to ten of the best products. Here’s what I recommend you add to your cart, whether you’re a makeup pro or a novice:
1. Lip And Cheek Cream Blush Stick
Truthfully, I didn’t know you could use this on your lips until now. That fact only improves my opinion of the MILK Lip and Cheek Blush Stick. This beauty product is just the right amount of pigmented—not too bright, and not too subtle. It’s an essential part of my everyday makeup routine. The Lip and Cheek Blush Stick has longevity, too. I’ve used mine for over half a year and it’s still full.
2. KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner
Tired of crumbly, smudgy eyeliner? The KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner will leave your eyeliner looking flawless all day. I’m not usually the best at applying eyeliner, but this one goes on so smoothly. It’s impossible not to get the perfect look with this beauty product. As its name implies, the KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner has strong, long-lasting pigmentation. Your eyeliner will seriously look like a tattoo.
3. Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
Though its name is exhaustingly long, the Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer will energize and replenish your skin. This beauty product is the pièce de résistance of my skincare routine. After I apply my cleanser, I’ll protect my skin with this oil-free moisturizer. There’s a coconut scent to it that isn’t overpowering, and its tinted enough to give you a sun-kissed glow.
4. BUXOM Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss
To all my fellow lip gloss lovers out there, this one’s for you. Chances are, you already know about the magic of BUXOM’s beauty products. These lip glosses work wonders. With just a single layer applied, the BUXOM Full-On Cream Glosses will instantly make your lips look plumper. Most of the glosses have a shimmer to them, amplifying the gloss factor by one more notch. Weirdly enough, they also smell amazing.
5. Sephora Face Masks
Don’t ask me why, but the Sephora facial masks are some of my favorites. Do they do anything for my skin? Probably not, though in their description, it says that reduce dryness and blemishes. Who would have thought? Whether they’re actually effective or not, you have to admit, they feel incredible. All it takes is a Sephora face mask to make me feel like I’m at a spa. These are key for self-care nights and spa days with friends. Plus, they’re cheap! Get one (or two or three or four…) for only $5.50.
6. MILK Cooling Water
Speaking of beauty products that may or may not work, we have the MILK Cooling Water stick. Let me start off by saying how much I love the brand MILK. As far as I’m concerned, their ingredients are clean and (at least in the Cooling Water’s case) vegan. Though I’m not vegan, I appreciate their dedication to using environmentally conscious ingredients. Not only are their ingredients (hopefully) more sustainable, but MILK’s products feel luxurious. I swear, the Cooling Water makes you feel like you’re swimming in a big, icy tub. So refreshing. Apparently, it’s also infused with caffeine! Bonus points for waking me up in the morning.
7. Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
*Insert angels singing*. The Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette has been a cult classic for a long time, as well as a favorite of mine. This is one of the rare beauty products that doubles for both neutral and glamorous looks. As someone who tends to choose a more natural look, I swear by the shades “Tempera,” “Vermeer,” “Burnt Orange,” and “Buon Fresco.” There are more glittery, vibrant colors as well, like “Venetian Red” and “Primavera.” What I love best about this product is the lack of fallout. Sometimes with eyeshadow, you get dustings of it everywhere. Not with this palette.
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
While we’re talking about Anastasia Beverly Hills beauty products, I should mention their liquid lipstick. No exaggeration, this liquid lipstick is one of the best I’ve used. There are a ton of colors to choose, from the matte beige “Naked” to the wine red “Dazed.” Every option is a knockout, perfect for any complexion. Not to sound weird, but I love how this product feels on my lips. It’s so smooth (like butter!) and it lasts forever. I recommend wearing one of the more colorful shades to a formal occasion. My “Lovely” liquid lipstick went through two separate proms.
9. Fenty Beauty Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation
Shoutout to Rihanna: Fenty Beauty is the best. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find an inclusive range of concealers and foundations. A lot of makeup companies prioritize making products for people with lighter complexions, leaving very limited options for those with darker skin tones. Fenty paves the way for representation in the beauty industry, offering over 50 shades of foundation. This foundation also provides full coverage and is made with vegan ingredients. It’ll hide whatever you want hidden, all the while leaving your skin soft and nourished. Kudos again to Rihanna—your makeup rocks.
10. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
The name speaks for itself. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is just as worthwhile as all the other beauty products on this list. While I have my qualms with the brand Too Faced, I have to admit that they make a good mascara. It’s more than good. It’s…well…better than sex, for sure. The difference in the volume of my eyelashes before and after applying this mascara is drastic. You can definitely see the effects, both in terms of voluminizing and lengthening. What I love most about the Better Than Sex Mascara is that it’s clump-free. No more annoying blobs of mascara to pick out of your lashes!
There’s no such thing as owning too much makeup. Treat yourself to a Sephora haul this weekend and stock up on the essentials! You deserve it.
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Hi everyone! My name is Jill, and I'm a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. There, I'm studying creative writing and sociology, with plans to work in publishing. Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy traveling and practicing self-care. If you want to connect, follow my Instagram @jillschuck!