35 Sephora Beauty Products That Have Rightfully Earned Bestseller Status From Makeup to Masks
It's no secret that we spend a lot of time looking for, trying out, and singing the praises of all sorts of beauty goodies. We consider ourselves makeup and skincare experts, but every so often we check out what other people are loving at Sephora to see if there's anything we're missing in our own bathrooms.
Could our hair look shinier? Does our dry skin need some extra love? Now that we think about it, is there really such a thing as hair that's too glossy and skin that's too soft and supple? Seems unlikely.
We combed through bestsellers in all categories from foundation to fragrance, and here are the products that stood out. Whether you want to experiment with new eyeshadow this month, or need a special cleanser to help with winter-stressed skin, there's something on this list for you to pick up as a no-occasion gift for yourself. You deserve it — and this list of bestsellers from Sephora ahead.
Nars Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation
Not only does this luminous Nars Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation ($49) offer medium coverage, it packs powerful skincare ingredients to actually hydrate skin, reduce redness (beyond hiding it), and help protect against devices' blue light and other environmental stressors.
Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème
We know vitamin C is a key ingredient in brightening products, and this popular Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème ($40) is no different. It has special pale-yellow pigments to color-correct the under-eye area instantly while that other potent ingredient works behind the scenes over time.
Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette
This isn't a colorful trick of mercury retrograde — the bestselling Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette ($33, originally $67) is, in fact, half off now.
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
You actually leave the popular Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($11-$32) on (without rinsing with water) so it can gently break down buildup on skin and inside pores. As a bonus, there's also green tea to soothe skin at the same time.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Anti-Frizz Hair Oil
If you love the scent of this brand's iconic Bum Bum Body Cream, treat your hair to the same aroma with the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Anti-Frizz Hair Oil ($34). It's more than just a pretty smell as it's rich in Brazilian oils to hydrate, eliminate frizz, and protect against heat year-round.
Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer
This creamy gel Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer ($33-$39) offers a real dewiness to skin with brightening plum extract and
multi-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration.
Sephora Collection Deluxe Brush Set
With a remarkable 4.9 recommendation rating from other shoppers (out of 5), this Sephora Collection Deluxe Brush Set ($69) is the one to grab if you'd like to refresh your whole collection. There are 10 full-sized brushes in the pouch, and the set would normally be valued at $187.
Peace Out Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots
Not only does using bestselling Peace Out Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots ($19-$32) treat blemishes on the spot (with salicylic acid and aloe vera), each one also keeps pimples safe from picking temptation, too.
Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
This bestselling Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream ($22-$42) is packed with seven nourishing oils and a tropical scent that'll make you think you've instantly transported to an island. Plus, its non-sticky formula adds in shea butter to help repair skin's moisture barrier over time.
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Mini Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask
Dry, damaged hair gets a boost from this K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Mini Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask ($29), whether it issue comes from color, chemicals, or weather conditions. The creamy mask restores strength to brittle broken keratin chains so hair's left smoother and softer in the long run, too.
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Exfoliating Peeling Solution
Yes, it looks shocking in the bottle but this blood-red The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Exfoliating Peeling Solution ($8) has caught the eye of many Sephora shoppers with more than 450,000 loves. In just 10 minutes' time, the glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids exfoliate and smooth skin.
T3 AireBrush Duo Interchangeable Hot Air Blow Dry Brush
These tools make smooth blowouts easy without needing to hold a second brush in your other hand but the T3 AireBrush Duo Interchangeable Hot Air Blow Dry Brush ($180) gets top marks for having both the standard round barrel and a paddle brush attachment as well.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Yes, this popular Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($23) does come in black and brown but it's a go-to for grays and dark blue, too. It can easily create thin or thick lines depending on your preferred look — and has more than 7,000 5-star reviews.
Topicals Faded Serum for Dark Spots and Discoloration
For targeted treatment of problem areas, this Topicals Faded Serum for Dark Spots and Discoloration ($36) has tranexamic acid, azelaic acid, and niacinamide working hard. It's popular with other shoppers for taking on scars, hyperpigmentation, dark patches, and other stubborn discoloration.
Ouai Detox Shampoo
With an average 4.6-star rating from other Sephora shoppers, this Ouai Detox Shampoo ($12-$60) washes away dirt, oil, hard water residue, and product buildup with potent apple cider vinegar. It's also color safe and features the brand's popular Melrose fragrance.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream
Eye cream piling under concealer is a common predicament for fans of the two, so it's no surprise this Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream ($28) is popular with other shoppers. It offers hyaluronic acid, peptides, and caffeine to brighten and plump up under eye circles while concealing them at the same time.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Well, 7,000+ 5-star reviews pretty much speak for themselves but, when you're looking to keep your makeup on your face all day (or off a mask), this Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($15-$33) is the one for you, too.
The Inkey List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum
When looking for an affordable introduction to this ingredient (or a powerful product that's well worth the price), The Inkey List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum ($10-$18) gets high marks from other shoppers. It targets fine lines with a special slow-release formula to minimize potential irritation.
Beautyblender Original Beautyblender Makeup Sponge
The bestselling Beautyblender Original Beautyblender Makeup Sponge ($20) blends foundation, BB creams, powders, and more to a smooth, streak-free finish. This version — along with the black, tan, and green — have thousands of 5-star reviews from happy shoppers among them.
Nécessaire The Body Wash - With Niacinamide
Much like this ingredient would do in your face, the niacinamide in the Nécessaire The Body Wash ($25) calms redness and helps skin better retain necessary moisture. Not only are those mild plant-derived surfactants non-drying, you can choose between eucalyptus, sandalwood, and fragrance-free options as you please.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
There are so many ways to wear this lightweight Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter ($15-$44), from dabbed onto high points of your face to mixed right in with your favorite foundation. It's popular with other shoppers — and gets its name — for an illuminating glow . . . without any actual filter involved.
Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
This rich gel Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser ($12-$64) has an ingredient list that reads like a juice: There's kale (for glow), spinach (to soothe), and green tea (to fight signs of aging). It's gotten 3,000+ 5-star reviews from other shoppers whether used for single or double cleansing.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ultra-Slim Precision Brow Pencil
This iconic Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ultra-Slim Precision Brow Pencil ($23) — with more than 15,000 reviews — is a go-to for so many since the fine point can spot fill with hair-like strokes, and stays smudge-free all day long.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
While not everyone can agree on a fragrance, if you're looking for somewhere to start this Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum ($30-$162) has more than 5,000 5-star reviews and 204,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers. Imagine you're spending a cozy winter afternoon indoors with this perfume featuring notes of sweet vanilla, coffee, and a hint of white flowers, too.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If tinted moisturizer is the only base makeup you reach for these days, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($25-$48) has racked up nearly 3,000 reviews from other Sephora shoppers. While there's also a popular oil-free version, this one adds extra hydration that's perfect for winter months.
Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme
This bestselling Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme ($28) works to combat frizziness when air drying plus helps make blow drying faster with added protection from breakage. It can be used every time you shampoo and, over time, the brand's patented bond-building technology strengthens hair so it holds up better to chemical processes and everyday styling.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++
If you've ever been irritated by sunscreen that leaves a chalky finish on your skin, Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ ($20-$44) is a clear standout. Not only does this bestseller have none of that, it also guards against blue light (from phones and computers) and preps for your face for makeup as well.
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
No matter if you prefer dewy or matte finishes, there's a Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush ($20) for you. It's racked up over 1,000 five-star reviews with many Sephora shoppers raving about how long it lasts, too.
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream
Colder weather means more need for moisture but this Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream ($20-$78) is a bestseller year-round. It's packed with lipid fillers that are similar to the ones in your skin to help restore your natural ceramides and fatty acids for plump, dewy skin no matter the season.
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Sure, it's not the most exciting purchase per se but if you've ever seen lashes lost on your curler, investing in this bestselling Shiseido Eyelash Curler ($23) is practically a no-brainer. It comes with a spare pad and you can later pay ($6) to replace the additional ones as you wear them down (instead of buying a whole new tool).
Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara
The dual-sided brush of this Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara ($13-$28) has quite a few fans at Sephora, as does its flake-free beeswax and shea butter formula that's safe for sensitive eyes and washes off easily as well.
Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Rice Water Protein + Moisture Strengthening Treatment
For an intensely hydrating, once-weekly routine, this Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Rice Water Protein + Moisture Strengthening Treatment ($42) can even be left in overnight (before rinsing) for extra time to work. The product packs rice proteins, B vitamins, and algae extract to improve hair's texture, strength, and shine, too.