Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and women have been searching for the best beauty products to cultivate their own beauty. I love Sephora, and I have a few items that are my staple items that get me through the day when it comes to beauty. Beauty, a billion-dollar business is sophisticated and inundated and it may be hard to sift through to find the best and most affordable for your pocket. It can become so overwhelming sometimes, but one of the best retail stores to house some of the best beauty products would be Sephora and I’m here for their layout and expertise in this market.
Sephora is made for women and all their beauty needs so I wanted to share some of the best makeup brands and items I love from this retail chain. Whether you buy online our head to their many brick and mortar stores, one still needs to sift through the hundred of brands they carry to find the most loved, used and affordable. Check out my faves from Sephora and why I use them extensively.
MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION became my favorite after I saw my sister looking flawless (she has way better skin than I do) early this year. What I liked about it was how smooth her skin looked. I went to Sephora and found my color and was amazed as how well it looked on me. This product really understands women have undertones and I knew it was the makeup for me when I took a picture and no longer looked like a ghost!
I have struggled for years to find a foundation that matched me. I only had near perfect matches at high-end lines at department stores. I cannot seem to find the right color with the regular brands like Revlon or Almay and refuse to even try anymore.
Lasting all day and imparting a natural-looking finish, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation is formulated with hyaluronic spheres to ensure comfortable wear on all normal, dry, and combination skin types. Now available in an expanded range of 40 shades to match all skintones, it’s the perfect everyday foundation for a flawless complexion. Sephora
After I cleanse and tone I have to moisturize! I LOVE GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC™ Matte Glow Moisturizer. When I first tried this, I was blown away with the texture and how amazing it made my face feel! A fave on Sephora, this lightweight, creamy moisturizer with essential minerals to help absorb oil while hydrating skin, without adding shine. Volcanic minerals act like microscopic sponges to help soak up oil—making skin instantly smooth, but never shiny.
This baby gets used daily! Yes, it is pricey, but every time I stray, my face lets me know it needs it back. Sometimes you have to weight the pros and cons on a moisturizer to see if the price is worth it and this one sure is.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Mattifying H2O Gel Primer is a great replacement for my back-in-the-day favorite primer from the collection they no longer seem to carry. I just didn’t realize I needed one. Well, the lovely makeup artists at Sephora made me aware of just how important one is. Now, I first tried MAKEUP FOREVER’s primer but it wasn’t too my liking. I asked an associate at Sephora and she suggested I try one of theirs outside of my old favorite they no longer cover. I instantly fell in love!
Mattify skin upon application with this water-based gel face primer. The formula reduces the appearance of pores, minimizes shine throughout the day, and extends the wear of makeup. Sephora
Nothing beats a wonderful brush set but not all brushes are equal or ideal. I have never found a better collection on a budget than the SEPHORA COLLECTION Ready in 5 Face Brush Set. An ideal brush set if you are not a beat face maker (like myself), and only need a few brushes to do the job for your minimal look. I love this set and the price and think this is a must have. Learn more here:
This set contains the three mini must-have brushes you need to create a perfect canvas anytime. The powder brush offers effortless application of powder, blush, and bronzer. The foundation brush creates flawless coverage with liquid foundation. The concealer brush is perfect for concealing imperfections in small problem areas. The convenient carry pouch is perfect for travel great for quick touchups during the day. Sephora.
A good face mask should be in your bathroom, but a great face mask will be your go-to for every new season. Getting my skin ready for fall with Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask is an annual treat because its volcanic clay acts like a magnet to help draw out impurities from within pores, and the pomegranate extract leaves skin glowing.
Just as I saw no need for a primer, I also never knew I needed a finishing powder. Man, was I wrong! The MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder has changed the game for a beat face. Once I added primer and this finishing powder to my makeup routine, I was finally able to achieve makeup flawlessness.
The last step in your make up routine, this finishing powder blur the look of your skin’s imperfections. Revamped and now more transparent, weightless, and blurring than ever, this is the ultimate finishing powder. The silica- and silicon-based formula delivers a naturally matte, light-diffusing effect, while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. Sephora
Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector was #gifted to me from Sephora a few months ago. I feel in love! I had created the perfect makeup beat face, but the shine and oiliness was minimized but still a factor. This blotting perfector did just that…perfected my look while keeping me refreshed and shine-free. I use it before I apply my foundation and after to get optimal functionality.
Formulated to instantly mattify skin and refresh or set makeup, this liquid-blotting formula is packaged in an on-the-go cushion compact to blot excess oil, minimize pores, and refresh skin. The unique formula dries quickly and provides a touchable softness to skin while perfecting the look of skin. Sephora
I was lucky enough to try a make sup setting spray from GLAMGLOW, the GLOWSETTER™ Makeup Setting Spray. This ultra-fine mist is a hydrating, refreshing setting mist that perfects and finishes makeup, energizes skin, and boosts radiance for an instant, sexy Hollywood glow. If you tend to feel dry after setting your makeup, this is the optimal product you need in your makeup bag!
Who doesn’t want a lip gloss that glides without clumping or being super sticky? I know I am always on the hunt and found just the right one with the Nars Velvet Lip Glide. I am mad about the Beige Pink and will rock that on days I want something on but not in the mood or have the time for a full face. I love the rich covers and how easily it glides on and stays on for hours. This highly-saturated lip color combines covetable comfort and confident shades in one smooth move. Its wand coats like a lipstick, yet glides on like a gloss. The finish is semi-matte, long-lasting, and non-drying for luscious, vibrant lips. Sephora
I am enjoying my favorite things from Sephora and have a workable mix of expensive and not so expensive items that keep my beauty haul in my price range. I’d love to know your favorite makeup and beauty products from Sephora too so share below!
Let’s stay beautiful Naturals,