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    22 Cheap Things From Sephora You May Want To Buy ASAP

    Amazing quality lipsticks, blush, highlighter, and more, and all under $25, baby.

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    1. Innisfree Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Mist will give you that coveted glow and refresh your skin during midday slumps — but wait! With its blend of Jeju Island-sourced cherry blossom leaf and niacinamide, it brightens and gives dull skin a dose of hydration, which means no more dry patches. Use it as a daily mist or a setting spray and you'll be going about your day in full *bloom*.

    Model spraying the mist on their face

    This is free of mineral oil, coal tar, hydroquinone, and comes in recyclable packaging.

    Promising review: "This is such a great product to just have in your collection. It’s so versatile and you can use it for many things and the ingredients are so beneficial to the skin. It has a very fine mist (you barely feel it going onto the face), a great scent, and it’s affordable for this really great quality! I really love this brand! It’s amazing and I’d definitely recommend it!" —Destiny7501

    Price: $18

    2. Sephora Collection #Eyestories Palette takes you to the famous Amsterdam Flower Market, the Grand Canyon, or your favorite coffee shop depending on which themed miniature palette you choose! With six intense and lovely colors and four finishes in each, you'll have all you need for impressive eye makeup. The size makes it easy for touch-ups on the go. And look at that lovely case!


    Promising review: "This is a GORGEOUS little palette! I purchased it specifically for the Sunflower color and it's perfect! The berry shades are beautiful and the shimmers are STUNNING! Pigmented, blendable, and they layer perfectly! There is fallout, but if you don't mind it, I highly recommend this product! —raynaforreal

    Price: $10 (available in three palettes)

    3. Kaja Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick gives you the supplest lips you've ever had with nourishing argan and plum seed oils and a rich formula that basically melts on your lips for high shine and color. The fun heart-shaped applicator fits right in your Cupid's bow too — pucker up!


    This is cruelty-free and vegan.

    Promising review: "I love how moisturizing this product is! I’ve bought three of these and will absolutely continue to purchase them. It is right between a lip balm and lipstick where it provides more pigment than a tinted lip balm, but not as in-your-face as a lipstick. It’s also very moisturizing when you apply, and after it wears off it leaves an even, light lip stain so you still have some natural-looking softer color left on your lips. Hunny Bun is a great your-lips-but-better color." —jessicacwang

    Price: $17 (available in nine shades)

    4. Or if matte is more your thing, try Kaja Air Heart Lightweight Lipstick. It's matte but never dry, with a super airy, cushiony formula that's rich in color and uses rose extract to hydrate. It comes in a range of nude colors for that perf natural look and you still get that cute heart-shaped applicator!

    the lipstick on a light skin tone and a deeper skin tone

    This is cruelty-free and vegan.

    Promising review: "This lippie is so lightweight and comfortable. The pigment is amazing. I can dab it on softly for that blotted/stained look or I can glide it on for full pigment. Very flattering and adorable packaging. The formula feels exactly as the name describes it — very airy and light. It looks matte and feels better than any other lip product I’ve used." —PrincessMadera

    Price: $17 (available in seven shades)

    5. Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush is a perfect and easy way to get naturally flushed cheeks. It doesn't get greasy so oily-skinned gals are safe, and the formula is blendable so you don't have to worry about being too heavy-handed and ending up with clown cheeks.


    I recently got this blush in shade Drama Cla$$ to experiment with purple/violet blush and loved how it looked on my cheeks! Who knew purple blush would be so lovely? It's natural and flattering and all you need is your fingers. I see myself reaching for this a lot this summer tbh.

    Promising review: "Love this! I am so into the natural skin, dewy look and this delivers! Put it on with fingers and a makeup sponge and both work! It’s definitely buildable, which in my opinion is a plus (much easier to add on more). Will definitely be getting more colors!" —AKAnnaK

    Price: $20 (available in nine shades)

    6. Tatcha Japanese Blotting Papers whisk away the oil on your entire face with natural abaca leaf (which are highly absorbent) and 23-karat gold flakes (which give a subtle and flattering gleam). It's so opulent no one will be able to ~gold~ a candle to your fresh face after you use these! ✨

    The sheets

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! OMG! If I hadn't tried it, I would not have believed it...seriously. I have tried what seems like BILLIONS of blotting papers and devices. Some were 'OK,' most were 'meh.' Until now. I am shocked by any negative review of this product because for me, the oil on my face (which is plentiful as the day wears on) practically jumps on to the paper without disturbing any of my makeup and keeps me shine-free for another three to four hours! I will definitely keep this in 'notify me' status and restock at EVERY opportunity. These are magical for me!" —Rockin50

    Price: $12 for 30 sheets

    7. Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara Mini lengthens and volumizes lashes with Amazonian clay, which also offers long-term health benefits like repairing, strengthening, and hydrating to help prevent lash loss. So if you wear mascara everyday, it'll actually be good for your lashes! You'll have yourself a silky set you can flutter through all of summer.

    Model showing a before of plain thin lashes, and an after of thick, long lashes after wearing the product

    This is vegan.

    Promising review: "Such a great mascara. Doesn’t flake or smudge. Feels light and perfectly separates the lashes. Makes them feel soft to the touch and long, SO long! Easy to build coverage too! I usually wear two coats. —rachs

    Price: $12+ (available in two sizes)

    8. Becca Cosmetics Pressed Highlighter Mini makes you feel like a golden goddess — such is its heavenly, iridescent glow upon your cheeks. It's all buttery but not glittery 😉. Plus, because it's powder and super pigmented, you don't need a lot so it lasts forever (speaking from personal experience!).

    Three models showing how flattering the shade is on different skin tones

    This is my holy grail highlighter and it really does last a long time! It's so pigmented you only need a little to get any kind of highlight and if you wanna go full glam and not natural, just build it up!

    This is cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite highlighters and let me tell ya I’ve tried them all! I’m obsessed with highlighter and this one gives me the most pop to my skin. I go over it with a cool beauty blender and it just melts into skin giving you that icy glazed look that can be hard to achieve with other highlighters. The compact lasts a while as well. This is my automatic go-to." —Fashionlver5

    Price: 22+ (available in two sizes and 11 shades)

    9. Saturday Skin Intense Hydration Mask helps you achieve luminous skin by nourishing with supercharged but gentle antioxidants that soothe, heal, and hydrate. There's so much serum inside you can use it for your neck or save it for later. You'll stock up on these so quick.

    Hands holding the essence-soaked sheet

    Promising review: "As a sheet mask, this product is amazing; hydrating, soothing, plumping, everything. But it doesn't stop there. After removing the sheet mask, I noticed there was quite a bit of serum left in the package. I've never been one to go through the extra effort of conserving every last drop of something by tediously scooping it out and decanting it, but something about this product made me reconsider. I had a 2-ounce pump bottle so I poured the remaining serum from this mask into that (there was still serum left over even after doing this). I've used it in my morning routine as a hydrating serum and it's just as amazing. I've been using it for two weeks and I'm not even sure I'm halfway through the 2 ounces yet. Long story short, you're getting a high quality sheet mask with an amazing hydrating serum AND at least two weeks of daily hydrating serum out of ever single package. It's actually insane how much product you get with this! Love love love it." —JoselynG

    Price: $6

    10. Patrick Ta Major Glow Lip Shine grants the most enviable and magical glass-like finish, color, and glow for the lips of your dreams. That's accomplished with its oil blend and advanced gel system, which uses suspended pearl to give you shine and fullness. You won't go anywhere without this again.

    The gloss on a pair of lips, looking sparkly, glowy, and hydrated

    This is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I literally put this gloss on top of EVERYTHING. I'm really picky about sparkly glosses cause they can look too frosty or metallic, which I hate. This one is perfect. It adds just the right amount of shimmer and looks gorgeous in the sun. Because it's a champagne tone it's a great topper for any lip. I always find myself putting it on top of my lips even if I already have a different gloss on. It just does something magical. Probably my favorite gloss ever. It has a nice light minty scent and the packaging is so pretty." —anair9

    Price: $22 (available in three shades)

    11. Sephora Collection Waterproof Eyeliner means no more panda eyes this summer due to its budge-resistant color. Despite being waterproof, it has a creamy, easy texture that won't tug at your eyes and a smudge tip at the end to easily convert it to eyeshadow. Plus, with fun colors like forest green and magenta, you have an excuse to play with your makeup!


    This is not tested on animals.

    Promising review: "I've worn this and really nothing else for years now. It's perfect and stays on. Wearing eyeliner most days, this is exactly at the right price point. It doesn't smudge/smear like other products at this similar price. It applies smooth and stays intact." —HMR23

    Price: $13 (available in 16 colors)

    12. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Mini is made to not just nix oil and odor but also volumize and add texture so your hair no longer looks fine, limp, and greasy. It uses organic oat milk, rice starch, and other gentle plant-based ingredients, which soothe, refresh, and rid hair of that grease-fueled shine (*shudder*).

    before and after of a model's hair, showing limp oily hair before, then fresh volumized hair after using product
    Klorane / Via

    This is gentle enough for sensitive scalps. It's also vegan and comes in recyclable packaging.

    Promising review: "With baby fine and oily hair, I’ve been trying my best to only wash my hair every other day. I’ve tried several others that I’ve forgotten about, but Klorane beats them all. Great scent that isn’t overpowering, blends in great, doesn’t make my hair feel gross, and (most importantly) it actually works. This is the only brand where I actually can’t remember if I used it or not because it does THAT good of a job." —TriGirl11

    Price: $10+ (available in three sizes)

    13. Innisfree Volcanic Clusters Clay Mask uses hardened volcanic lava clusters from Jeju Island in South Korea to refine pores, regulate excessive sebum, and deep clean skin of bacteria so you have the freshest complexion. Plus, it's very creamy and unlike other clay masks, it doesn't get tight and uncomfortable on your skin! You're kidding (I'm really not) 😱.

    @innisfree / Via, @innisfree / Via

    This is free of mineral oil, coal tar, and hydroquinone and comes in recyclable packaging.

    Promising review: "I generally don’t write reviews, but I have normal to dry skin and suffer from blackheads and very visible pores. I have been using this mask for a couple of weeks and it has minimized my pores. Not only that, but it has gotten rid of my blackheads around my nose. This mask does not feel tight. Once it’s on, it still feels very flexible and breathable, a little goes a long way, will definitely repurchase! —Mariechu94

    Price: $15

    14. Tarte Maracuja Tinted Moisturizer Mini combines skincare and makeup: it gives you sheer but buildable coverage, evens skin tone, reduces redness, and soothes while maracuja fruit, hyaluronic acid, turmeric root, and collagen provide hydration and firmness for bright, supple skin. It's a perfect lightweight alternative to foundation. I'm sold on this already.

    Arm swatches of the moisturizer on different skin tones

    This is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "I'm blown away by this product. As a woman of color, I've struggled to find a tinted moisturizer that doesn't have gray or orange undertones. This shade is an incredible match. My face feels hydrated and glowy, and lasts about five to six hours. It's great because now that I'm home I don't do full makeup for meetings anymore, but this moisturizer is the perfect product to smooth out my complexion and make my skin look healthy when I'm on camera. Would highly recommend!" —donnab518

    Price: $15+ (available in 20 shades and two sizes)

    15. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop works overtime as a three-in-one scrub-balm fusion that'll leave you with lips so lovely your crush won't be able to resist them. Sorry, was that a little ~melon~-dramatic? It hydrates with watermelon, gently exfoliates with coconut flower sugar, moisturizes with coconut oil and flower-derived AHA, and tints in a flattering and universal shade of pink. So lovely!


    You can use this several ways: alone to boost the natural color of your lips, over your fave lipstick or gloss to enhance the color, as an everyday treatment to rid lips of flakes, as a daily lip balm for an immediate smoothing effect and kissable lip color (apply several times to build up color), or as an early prep and primer before your lipstick to keep your lips smooth and your color fresh.

    This is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I cannot rave about this product enough! Some people have been writing reviews about how it didn’t last them long...I have no idea how! I’ve had mine for two months now! I started using it when I had pretty chapped lips so I was using it a few times a day. Honestly you DO NOT need a lot of product. It rubs in very well! So my routine is lathering it on before bed (again, you don’t need a lot). When I wake up, man they’re soft! And I put it on in the morning too! But throughout the day, I’ve never needed to reapply it. Sometimes I do because I like the hint of color it has! So pretty! AND THE SMELL! So amazing! —sierramae97

    Price: $22

    16. Verb Ghost Hair Oil saves your hair texture with a lightweight moringa oil and bamboo formula that strengthens, smooths frizz, detangles, and moisturizes. It's designed as a daily restorative oil, meaning it won't weigh hair down. Your dry, frizzy strands will become a ~ghost~ of the past.

    Before of a model with frizzy long hair and then an after of the same model with sleek, frizz-free hair after using the product

    I use this after showers and it always makes my hair easy to comb. It also makes my ends look nice! It's so lightweight that it pretty much vanishes as soon as I put it in my hair, so my hair isn't oily and there's no residue left behind (love that). It also has a light citrus scent that's so lovely you'll be sad when it disappears (I know I always am).

    This is free of parabens and mineral oil. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

    Promising review: "i have very fine, dry, and damaged hair from years of bleaching and dyeing. I’m trying to go natural so I've been looking for anything to help soften and prevent breakage. I usually hate hair oils, and feel they make my hair sticky or greasy even only using a few drops. With this, I never have any issues! I use two drops when my hair is damp and spread it through, then one more drop mostly on the ends after styling. My hair looks glossy and is super soft. Never a greasy residue! Very lightweight, and I love the scent. Really can’t recommend it enough for fine hair. It seems like you can never use too much!" —tempestrune

    Price: $18

    17. Kaja Mochi Pop Blush tints your skin with a sweet ~pop~ of candy-like color, using a unique powder-gel formula. If you run out of mochi at home, use this to get in the mood with cute ~mochi~ cheeks before heading out to buy some more!


    This is cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I've nothing but good things to say about this blush. I wish I had tried it before! It has a good amount of product, plus I love the little mirror in there. The packaging is cute as well! I just dip my blush brush in and sweep it all over my cheeks. It's sheer but not in a bad way, and not glittery or overly sparkly; it has just the perfect amount. I even swipe it over my nose and across my cheeks for that cute, blushing look, which is what I love to use with this blush. You can keep building it up to the intensity that you want, which impressed me so much about this blush. I can have light or darker blush if I want. The product is soooo amazing!" —Meliths

    Price: $19 (available in three shades). You can also get the mochi blush and highlighter duo in a mini version for $16!

    18. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer diminishes everything from dark circles to blemishes with a full-coverage formula that won't crack or settle. Its algae-derived ingredients means it goes on smooth for 24-hour wear so if you stay up all night again swooning over your fave shows like I do, no one will be the wiser. And that pencil packaging is ~ah-dorable~.

    @benefitcosmetics / Via, Sephora

    Promising review: "It may be lightweight in texture but definitely not in coverage! I have very dark circles and fine lines and nothing else worked, and this has now become a holy grail concealer for me. You do not need a lot; you just apply a small sweep of it and let it sit for 15–20 seconds, then blend, and the coverage you get is amazing plus it DOESN'T SETTLE INTO FINE LINES because that is a HUGE deal-breaker for me!" —lindaeikeland

    Price: $22 (available in 14 shades)

    19. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm moisturizes with ingredients like murumuru and shea butters, leaving you with tinted and tempting oh-so-kissable lips. It's also long-lasting so you don't have to keep reapplying. Flaky, chapped lips? Yeah, no thanks.

    All four balms together

    Promising review: "AMAZING. I have tried many lip glosses, looking for moisturizing and lasting qualities; this has both. I have berry and grapefruit. Not much color, looks like a clear shine. Smells good, not too strong. Highly recommend if you want something natural and moisturizing for everyday use." —Kristen

    Price: $17 (available in four shades)

    20. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Gel Mini naturally volumizes your brows so well that from brow on, you'll only reach for this.

    Model with the product-less brow that are light and wispy and thicker, fuller brows after application

    Promising review: "I have naturally thick and WILD eyebrows and this helps to keep them in place without looking too dramatic. I like a more natural brow so I apply lightly, but you can apply a little more heavily if you'd like. I have a scar in my brow and this camouflages it perfectly! I've never been one to do my brows because it's too much work but this makes it easy."jgltan

    Price: $14+ (available in three sizes and ten shades)

    21. Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Sleeping Mask Mini delivers some serious TLC to your skin, gently exfoliating, refining pores, moisturizing, and boosting your glow. With watermelon, hyaluronic acid and AHAs, it unveils fresh, lovely skin that'll feel so nice you won't be able to stop touching your face. Proof that watermelon isn't just for your tummy 🍉.

    The open tub, showing the light, juicy texture of the cream
    @glowrecipe / Via

    Watermelon will soothe, hyaluronic acid will hydrate, AHAs will exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, and peony root will brighten. This one's great especially for oily and combo types. It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I've never been the type of person to leave reviews, but with this, I have to. I've been using this for almost a month. When I have breakouts, I apply this at night, and the next morning I wake up and the breakout has shrunk tremendously or is almost gone. Not to mention, it's made my face so much brighter and softer! I use this religiously and have found a little goes a long way. I love this product so much. Even with my oily skin, it doesn't cause my skin to feel oily. It is PERFECT." —kaitykaitt

    Price: $22+ (available in two sizes)

    22. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Mini serves as your personal Instagram filter: it's a universal finishing powder that plays with light to soften the look of skin and impart a beautifully subtle ✨glow✨. Whether you want to mimic the gleam of the moon upon your skin, a ray of morning light, or a gorgeous candlelit glow, this powder's got your back.

    Hourglass Cosmetics / Via, Sephora

    You can use this powder all over (recommended), as a highlighter, on your lids, or even as a bronzer. So many ways! Plus, reviewers say the compact has so much product in it that it lasts them a super long time! And it's paraben- and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "Let me say something...if you want to look refined and glowy, I'mma need you to buy this. This finishing powder pulls it all together. It's meant to be one of the last steps of your makeup to add some oomph. It plays with light to make the skin appear more smooth and glowy. I usually use this all over and sometimes add extra on the high points of my face. I also use this as a glow on my eyelids. Dim Light is THAT girl and if I were to recommend any, it would be her. The powder is soft, smooth, and pearlescent without glitter or shimmer, and it doesn't cake up. I have texture in some areas and this doesn't amplify any little bumps on my face. There is so much product that I don't foresee running out any time soon. I understand if you pass on buying this finishing powder because you don't really, really need it. But if you're asking need it." —BlueRobin

    Price: $24+ (available in two sizes and six shades)

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