After 22 hours of research evaluating 395 products, we picked SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick as our top choice.
Sephora started as a French chain of cosmetics stores, originally founded in 1969. Now, the 2,300 stores carry over 300 different brands. That's pretty impressive.
But, did you know?
Sephora actually carries their own makeup brand. Most girls who walk into Sephora spend their money on expensive products from high-end brands, but many don't look at the retailer's own beauty brand, Sephora Collection.
The truth is, the Sephora makeup, hair, and skin care items compare to the competition, and are oftentimes a lot more affordable.
The good news is:
We've researched each and every Sephora Collection product to give you an honest list of the absolute best Sephora makeup. And, as a bonus, we've categorized each pick to help you find exactly what you're looking for. We promise, you're going to love the Sephora makeup (and your wallet will, too).
An airbrush foundation with an ultrafine, weightless mist that lasts up to 10 hours.
Although this foundation is 2.5 fl ounces, it doesn't seem to last as long as cream foundation.
Color: The Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush foundation is lightweight, oil-free, and has buildable coverage. Micro-fine pigments of InstaBlend technology ensure the color is smooth and seamless, so you can build to your desired coverage level—from light to full. It comes in 13 matte finishes ranging from cream to cocoa.
We love that this formula is made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. And, it's not tested on animals which feels pretty good, too.
Application: The application is what sets this foundation apart from the rest. This product comes in a 2.5 fl ounce can that looks like a little can of hair spray.
To apply, you shake the can for five seconds, cover your eyes, and press the nozzle. We love this foundation because you get to control the coverage. For lighter coverage, you can spray it directly onto a brush (or beauty blender). For fuller coverage, hold the can six inches from you face and spray.
Price: At $28, the price of this product is somewhat cheaper than other foundations out there. Especially compared to the Dior Airflash Spray foundation which costs $62.
Unfortunately, this stuff doesn't seem to last as long as cream foundations. Because of how its applied, some of the product is wasted when sprayed.
An affordable, retractable brow pencil with a wingtip comb. Comes in 10 natural-looking shades.
This brow pencil has a wide tooth comb on the end for brushing your brows. If you're someone who prefers a spoolie, you may want something different.
Color: If expensive beauty products aren't your thing, we've got the perfect brow pencil for you. And, no matter what shade your brows may be, Sephora has you covered. Sephora's Retractable Brow Pencil comes in 10 natural-looking shades including honey blonde and dark charcoal.
Application: These retractable pencils will give you perfectly defined eyebrows. To dispense color, twist the pencil and the always-sharp tip comes up. On the other side of the pencil is an attached wing tip comb.
This product was made to give your brows natural definition. While using this product, we recommend short strokes to mimic the look of your natural eyebrow hair. Apply lightly or go for a bolder, more defined look. As a bonus, this product is made without mineral oil, preservatives, or animal-derived ingredients. And, it is not tested on animals.
Price: For the price, you can't find better - it's one of the cheapest brow products out there. However, this brow pencil is so popular it can be tough to find in Sephora stores so you're better off ordering directly online.
A full coverage foundation with buildable coverage that instantly conceals blemishes with an invisible, flawless finish. Its oil-free, long-lasting formula conceals for up to 10 hours.
If you apply too much, it can look thick.
This foundation from the Sephora Collection is so good. We know because we've tried it. It lets you cover imperfections, and even your skin tone, without actually looking covered up. Why we love this product so much? It's formula is ultra-lightweight yet gives you complete and full coverage.
Color: Sephora Collection 10 hour Foundation provides a medium to full coverage right away, so you don't need to use more than one layer of product at a time. Unless of course you want a more full-coverage look. This foundation comes in 38 shades, from light porcelain to espresso. So, no matter what your skin tone may be, Sephora has you covered.
One thing we love about this stuff is that it won't leave your skin dry. And, there are no parabens in this formula. As a bonus, this foundation isn't tested on animals and that feels good too, right?
Application: The Sephora foundation comes in a 0.84 ounce traditional, pump bottle. It has a thick consistency but when blended in, it seamlessly blends into a lightweight liquid. The best way to apply the foundation is with a damp Beauty Blender sponge for a streak-free look. After, set the foundation properly with a loose setting powder to keep everything in place throughout the day.
Price: This foundation is a steal at the $20 price.. Not to mention, because this is medium to full coverage you don’t have to use very much to get the job done.
An affordable range of eye shadows featuring highly pigmented, long-lasting colors in a variety of finishes.
The shimmer shades aren't as pigmented and can be difficult to blend. You have to use a little water on your brush to get the same shade you see on the pan.
If expensive beauty products aren't your thing, we've got the perfect eyeshadow for you.
Color: The Sephora Collection eyeshadows come in over 60 gorgeous, highly pigmented shades. Yes, you heard that right, 60. As a bonus, they feature both neutral matte shades and shimmer shades, such as Blonde Surfer and Sunset at the Beach.
The matte shades are true to the picture, and have buildable coverage that blends easily. You can create a dewy, natural look with a light layer of color, or you can build it up into something more dramatic.
The shimmer shades are subtle and not too glittery. You have to use a little water on your brush to get the same shade you see on the pan. So, for those of you that like to keep it natural, this product is for you.
Application: The Sephora Collection eyeshadows come in a traditional, pressed pan like most eyeshadows do. Surprisingly, you get 0.07 ounces worth of product (which is actually a lot). More expensive brands like Urban Decay and Mac are only 0.04 ounces.
Once applied, this eyeshadow will stay put for hours (10 to be specific). And, if applied right, it shouldn't crease at all.
Price: For the $10 price, you can't find better - it's one of the cheapest (designer) eyeshadows out there. And, it often goes on sale and can be as cheap as $5!
A makeup-user favorite that's creamy and long-lasting. This lip stain keeps lips covered with matte or satin color for hours—no need to reapply or touch up throughout the day.
This lip stain is bright and highly pigmented which some may not prefer.
This creamy lip stain from the Sephora Collection is the best of the best. We know because we've tested it ourselves. It's great for moisturizing your lips (and for making a statement).
Why we love this product so much? It's formula is ultra-lightweight and stays on for hours.
Color: Sephora offers this product in 40 different shades. Now, that's impressive. The colors are nearly limitless.
The most popular lip stain color seems to be the matte bold classic red named, "Always Red". Other seriously gorgeous shades include Nude Blush and Blackberry Sorbet. You're going to want more than one shade.
The colors of this lip stain are highly pigmented and bright. So, if you're looking for something buildable and more natural-looking, this might not be the lip stain for you.
Application: This lightweight lip stain comes in a traditional .16 ounce lip color tube with a soft, doe wand applicator. The doe wand allows you to precisely apply the lip stain in all the right places.
One thing we love about this stuff is that it glides on smooth and creamy but dries into a lightweight stain. As a plus, it doesn't feel sticky.
And, this stuff will stay on more than 8 hours. So, you don't have to constantly reapply. If you have been looking for that perfect lip stain that keeps lips moist, you found it.
As a bonus, this stuff smells like brown sugar. It's so good you might just find yourself licking your lips throughout the day.
Price: We think $14 for the best Sephora Collection product is a pretty great deal. Not to mention, you only need a little bit of the product and your color is in place for the entire day.
This 0.16-ounce container will easily last you for months. Because this lip stain is such a great price, it's probably a good idea to get a few colors.