* Essential beauty items that won’t break the bank
* Great way to try new products
* Options include the most popular face primer, a unicorn highlighter and a fidget spinner
Sephora is the makeup mecca but sometimes you can go broke trying to buy all the latest luxe beauty items they have to offer. There is hope, however, as Sephora does have some great, easy-on-the-wallet items that are accessible, available in quality brands that you are familiar with and won’t break the bank.
You can find some affordable gems such as Sephora’s own in-house product line, some lesser known indie-brands that are about to blow up or even mini-sized products from well-known brands. Buying the deluxe sizes are also a great way to test out products you may have wanted to buy but wasn’t sure you wanted to go all in yet. Happy shopping!
1. Sephora Set and Refresh
Setting spray has become an integral part of one’s skin care and makeup regimen. Sephora’s Set and Refresh Spray is a great budget, multitasking option that will set your makeup for long-lasting wear and refreshes your skin throughout the day to prime and give it a little perk.
2. The Ordinary Retinoid
The Ordinary is a revolutionary skin care company that takes clinically proven ingredients, formulates them for effectiveness and offers them at fair prices. Their Granactive Retinoid serum is made from a next-generation retinoid active that achieves better reduction in visible signs of aging, dullness and uneven texture than your next-door drugstore retinol. This is a great option for those who want to start using retinol products, but do not know where to start.
3. Taste Beauty Lip Gloss
Taste Beauty’s Glamspin is a pop-culture inspired fidget spinner with three flavored and scented lip glosses in strawberry, peach and grape. The lip glosses not only smell and taste great (they do not recommend eating), but they actually hydrate and moisturize your dry lips while delivering a sheer glaze of fun color.
4. Sephora Hair Brush Cleaner
Sometimes the simplest yet most essential items are the ones that tend to get overlooked. As an example, this Sephora Collection Hair Brush Cleaner is a great product that everyone should own. A hairbrush cleaner does exactly that-cleans your hairbrush. Why do you need this weird-looking thing you may ask? Well, your hairbrush accumulates not only your old hair but dirt, dust and product build-up that if not cleaned regularly, just gets brushed back into your hair over and over again.
5. Sephora Exfoliating Bath Mitt
Sephora’s Exfoliating Bath Mitt takes exfoliating to the next level by needing only water to work. The mitt is designed without harsh chemicals to work to soften the skin from head to toe.
6. Tarte Amazonian Clay Set
Tarte’s popular Amazonian Clay line has released a deluxe-size trio Clique Set of their most popular products. The set includes their Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess and 12-Hour Blush in Harmony. This set is not only a great way to try out Tarte if you are new to the brand and they are super easy to pack for your next vacation.
7. Herbivore Pink Clay Soap Bar
Old Fashioned bar soaps have made a comeback. Herbivore’s Pink Clay Soap Bar is gentle enough for use on your body and face to relieve dryness, loss of firmness and redness. This bar is formulated with French pink clay which is known to dry out impurities without drying your skin, Geranium Essential Oil to balance dry and oily skins and Blood Orange Essential Oil to detoxify and maintain healthy-looking skin. Plus this bar looks super chic in your bathroom, around your tub or even displayed on your vanity.
8. Benefit POREfessional
One of Benefit’s most beloved and highly rated products, the POREfessional is a professional priming balm that quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines while helping makeup stay put. It has a silky and lightweight formula that wears well under makeup to create a smooth canvas or can be worn on its own to mattify shine and touch up problem areas.
9. Milk Makeup Holographic Stick
Another bestselling product is Milk Makeup’s Holographic Stick Mini. Holographic, iridescent or unicorn makeup products have been making the rounds lately and Milk’s unique version is the one to try. This multi-use highlighter stick is made with meteorite powder, twilight pearls, nourishing mango butter, coconut and avocado oils. The stick form makes this product super easy to apply and blend to highlight the cheeks, eyes, lips and body for a hydrated and glowing prismatic sheen.
10. Amica Hair Mask
Our last best product is Amica’s Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask. This deep conditioning treatment is meant to be used daily or weekly to deeply condition, hydrate and repair dry, damaged hair. This treatment works by delivering nutrients deep into the hair’s cortex, resulting in softness, shine and elasticity. Ideal for most hair types, this mask is luxuriously thick yet won’t weigh down your hair.
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