Being at Sephora literally makes any makeup lover feel like Charlie at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. All the shades and colours, scents and textures, no wonder makeup has never been a dying business.
The only thing about spending too much time at Sephora is that you might end up walking out with a basket full of makeup that probably ate up half of your rent. It's not hard to be a VIB Rouge because makeup is just damn expensive.
But there is hope, because if you look hard enough, there are some makeup products you can find at Sephora that are totally affordable and actually incredibly amazing.
Here we've scouted out some of the best makeup products and beauty tools that Sephora has to offer that won't totally break the bank. So tell us what you're looking for!
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Translucent Loose Setting Powder Mini // Laura Mercier
Used by the same makeup artist, Ariel Tejada, who does Kylie Jenner and Shay Mitchell's makeup, Laura Mercier's Translucent Powder will set all your face makeup in place and also take away any shine. This mini powder compact is perfect travelling and throwing in your bag whenever you need a pat.
Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini // BECCA
BECCA's highlighters are literally the bomb dot com. They give your skin the most beautiful luminous glow and are absolutely blinding. The "Opal" shade is their most popular highlighter, and now you can take it on the go in their mini sizes. Perfect for touch-ups and adding a bit more radiance to your skin throughout the day.
Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer // Sephora
By far one of the most overlooked concealers is Sephora's Bright Future Concealer. It is such a great product that is super comparable to NARS' Creamy Concealer. The concealer is lightweight but the coverage is amazing under your eyes and it doesn't crease like crazy. Defs one of my favourites.
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Tattoo Liner in "Trooper" // Kat Von D
I've said it before and I'll say it again, there really aren't that many good eyeliners on the market in North America, but Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner has really changed that. The formula is super black and the applicator brush makes it so easy to control every stroke when drawing on the perfect cat eye à la Kat Von D.
DIPBROW Pomade // Anastasia Beverly Hills
You've already heard all the Instagrammers and Youtubers rave about this product, but you probably didn't realize it's actually super affordable. This Anastasia Beverly Hills' DIPBROW Pomade can be a little tough to use at first, but if you apply lightly and softly with just a little bit of product, you can create the most beautiful natural brow. If you're going for a more dramatic Insta-brow look, you can do it with the same pomade with just a bit more product.
Winter Magic Eyeshadow Palette // Sephora
Forget splurging on the Naked palettes, Sephora has rolled out with a new Winter Magic Eyeshadow Palette and the shades are beautiful. Sephora products are truly the underdogs of amazing makeup for affordable prices. This palette ranges from matte to shimmery beiges and taupes, perfect for creating a natural day time look or a smokey evening look.
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Artist Rouge Lipstick // Makeup Forever
Price: $15 (Only during this Week Of Wow)
Makeup Forever does pretty much everything right, and their lipsticks are no exception. During this week of Sephora's Week Of Wow, their full-sized Artist Rouge Lipsticks are on sale for only $15! And with the fall season coming at full speed, what better time to pick up the perfect fall lip colour?
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer // FENTY Beauty
If you want a little piece of that FENTY Beauty luxury but don't want to drop too many bills, Riri's Gloss Bomb is the product for you. This "universal lip luminizer" has been tried and tested by many beauty gurus of all skin tones and they all agree that this product is true to its "universal" statement. The glossy rosy-gold beige is the perfect shade for all women to give that my-lips-but-better look.
Multistick // Bite Beauty
I'm kind of lying a bit by categorizing this as a lip product because in fact, it can be used as a cream eyeshadow and blush. Bite Beauty's Multisticks are super versatile and can be used pretty much anywhere on the face. You can even create a monochromatic makeup look by using just one shade that suits your skin tone and applying it as your lip colour, blusher and eyeshadow.
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Beauty Blender Sponge // Beauty Blender
If you haven't gotten on the Beauty Blender game yet, you NEED to. You've already seen so many beauty bloggers rave about this makeup sponge for years, and you need to get on this! It is such a versatile makeup tool that beautifully applies foundation, concealer, contour creams and setting powders - you name it honey. The Beauty Blender can do the job.
Brush #12 // Anastasia Beverly Hills
Besides a steady hand and an eye for makeup, a good precision brow brush is vital to creating the perfect eyebrows. Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brush #12 is one of the best eyebrow brushes with stiff bristles and an angled cut, and of course is best used with the DIPBROW pomade.
Dry Clean Instant Dry Brush Cleaner Spray // Sephora
We probably don't clean our brushes as much as we should, I know I definitely don't. That's why having an easy-to-use brush cleaning product is so important. Sephora's Dry Clean is like a dry shampoo for your brushes that makes the lengthy and tedious process of cleaning your brushes so much faster. Of course we still recommend properly washing your makeup tools, but this is a quick cleaning product to hold you down until your next brush cleaning sesh.