Wednesday, May 22, 2024

25 Editor-Approved Products to Buy From the Sephora Savings Event

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La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

The Moisturizing Soft Cream

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La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

“Your face is the first thing that people see. Treat it with care. And while I’m conservative with some of my beauty purchases, I always splurge on my moisturizer. Yes, I know a $500+ price tag may seem daunting, but La Mer’s moisturizer includes real sea kelp and their coveted ‘Miracle Broth’ which contains ingredients that have been fermented for four months. Since fermenting has the ability to make key ingredients even more potent, it’s no surprise that this moisturizer keeps my skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. ” Danielle James, Digital Beauty Director, ELLE

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ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Turn Up the Base Blurring Foundation

Turn Up the Base Blurring Foundation

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ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Turn Up the Base Blurring Foundation

“Calling all fellow glam girls: If you want full coverage glam, this foundation is perfect to set up your base face. It blurs your pores and fine lines, giving your skin a filter like effect. It’s my go to for major occasions.” — DJ

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Mizani Miracle Milk Heat Protectant Leave-In Conditioner

Miracle Milk Heat Protectant Leave-In Conditioner

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Mizani Miracle Milk Heat Protectant Leave-In Conditioner

“Miracle Milk is a holy grail product for my 4B/4C curls. While it’s touted as a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant, I enjoy using it as a curl refresher; it really revives my curls and doesn’t weigh my hair down.” — DJ

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tarte SEA The Airbrusher Double-Ended Concealer Brush

SEA The Airbrusher Double-Ended Concealer Brush

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tarte SEA The Airbrusher Double-Ended Concealer Brush

“So—everyone needs a good concealer brush in your life and this one is perfect. I love the dual ended brush, with one side being more dense and the other more fluffy. I use the denser side to apply and blend my Tarte Shape Tape Color Corrector (which is super hydrating) and apply my concealer on top for a flawless finish.” — DJ

“Benefit’s newest mascara leaves your lashes looking thicker and more defined. There’s no clumping with this formula and multiple coats will give the illusion of falsies.” — DJ

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Best Brightening Toner

Farmacy Brighten Up 3% TXA Dark Spot Toner with Azelaic Acid

Brighten Up 3% TXA Dark Spot Toner with Azelaic Acid

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Best Brightening Toner

Farmacy Brighten Up 3% TXA Dark Spot Toner with Azelaic Acid

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“A First Class Beauty winner and my favorite dark spot-fighting toner, this Farmacy gem is a game-changer for those who are troubled with acne-prone skin to the point where they’d rather not go makeup-free. Since using this toner, my dark spots are fading, and my skin is brighter, which boosted my confidence and has me walking around makeup-free more often. Scarring and hyperpigmentation is nothing to be ashamed of, but there is hope for clearer, smoother, brighter skin—and this toner is it.”–Nerisha Penrose, ELLE.com Beauty Commerce Editor

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Best Setting Powder

HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Cherry Blossom

Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Cherry Blossom

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Best Setting Powder

HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Cherry Blossom

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“If I were down to my last $38, I would spend it on this baking powder. On the days I want an airbrushed, full-glam beat, the Easy Bake powder softens the under-eye area without creasing or settling into fine lines.”— NP

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Best Lip Treatment

ROSE INC Lip Treatment Hydrating Balm With Squalane

Lip Treatment Hydrating Balm With Squalane

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Best Lip Treatment

ROSE INC Lip Treatment Hydrating Balm With Squalane

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“I’ve graduated from my drugstore Caramex to this balm from Rose Inc. Sans the medicinal sting of my former holy grail, the Lip Treatment Hydrating Balm uses squalane and rosehip fruit extract to nourish and leaves a sheen reminiscent of the beauty supply store offerings.”— NP

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Best Unisex Fragrance

Kayali Oudgasm Tobacco Oud | 04

Oudgasm Tobacco Oud | 04

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Best Unisex Fragrance

Kayali Oudgasm Tobacco Oud | 04

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“Every time I spray this scent, I feel like I should be seated in a dark, hazy, smoke-filled jazz bar downtown. It’s sexy, mysterious, warm, built around oud. A perfect date night scent if you ask me!”— NP

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Best Powder Foundation

SEPHORA COLLECTION Microsmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Powder Foundation

Microsmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Powder Foundation

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Best Powder Foundation

SEPHORA COLLECTION Microsmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Powder Foundation

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“Like icing on a cake, the Microsmooth powder from the Sephora Collection is the makeup sealer you’ve been missing. Once my makeup is done, I lightly brush this powder over my face, and voila, I’m left with a smooth, airbrushed canvas. Some days, I wear it alone for a light, skin-like makeup look.”NP

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Fenty Skin Lil Butta Dropz Mini Whipped Oil Body Cream Trio

Lil Butta Dropz Mini Whipped Oil Body Cream Trio

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Fenty Skin Lil Butta Dropz Mini Whipped Oil Body Cream Trio

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“Fans of Fenty Skin’s other limited edition scents—Warm Cinnamon and Vanilla—can finally get their hands on the mini versions with this travel-friendly trio. I always have the mini OG Butta Drop scent on hand for quick getaways, but it’s been hard to get my hands on the other scents because they sell out quickly. Now, I can re-up on as many minis as I want until Rih’s makes these permanent.”— NP

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Best Mineral Sunscreen

Supergoop 100% Mineral Sheerscreen Sunscreen SPF 30

100% Mineral Sheerscreen Sunscreen SPF 30

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Best Mineral Sunscreen

Supergoop 100% Mineral Sheerscreen Sunscreen SPF 30

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“This SPF is my husband’s favorite, and in a strange twist, I began using his products instead of the other way around. Now we’re constantly running low, so I pick up a fresh bottle whenever possible.”—Tatjana Freund, Fashion and Luxury Commerce Editor

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Best Red Lip Set

REFY Red Collection Lip & Cheek Set

Red Collection Lip & Cheek Set

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Best Red Lip Set

REFY Red Collection Lip & Cheek Set

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“If you think all red lip looks are created equal, think again. This limited edition set from Refy comes with a gloss, liner, and matching blush. The end result is the most kissable, cherry lips.” —TF

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Best Resurfacing Body Serum

Nécessaire The Body Peel

The Body Peel

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Best Resurfacing Body Serum

Nécessaire The Body Peel

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“I firmly believe in using sexy products to fix un-sexy problems. I decided that it’s finally time to get serious about treating my keratosis pilaris for next summer, and this is the only solution on the market that doesn’t immediately scream, ‘I have a bumpy body!’”—TF

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Best Eyeshadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown Dual-Ended Long-Wear Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow Stick

Dual-Ended Long-Wear Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow Stick

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Best Eyeshadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown Dual-Ended Long-Wear Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow Stick

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“A makeup expert recently let me in on a little secret that is Bobbi Brown’s dual-ended eyeshadow stick. Not only does it make it super easy to apply your shadow with a few simple swipes, but it also comes with two perfectly balanced shades for creating countless looks, including a gorgeous diffused wing and natural to a more dramatic smokey eye. These duos are waterproof (aka long-wearing!) and offer the creamiest matte and shimmery shades that brighten the eye without looking super glittery.”—Sam Peters, Senior Commerce Editor

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Best Holiday Candle

NEST New York Holiday Candle

Holiday Candle

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Best Holiday Candle

NEST New York Holiday Candle

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“Excuse the pun, but no other holiday votive can hold a candle to this Nest scent. It’s the next best thing to having a live Christmas tree in my small New York apartment. Plus, the packaging is just so gorgeous. Now that it’s on sale, I may just go ahead and splurge on the large four-wick version.”—SP

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Best Non-Sticky Gloss

Tower 28 Beauty Beauty ShineOn Lip Jelly Non-Sticky Gloss

Beauty ShineOn Lip Jelly Non-Sticky Gloss

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Best Non-Sticky Gloss

Tower 28 Beauty Beauty ShineOn Lip Jelly Non-Sticky Gloss

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“My makeup collection is currently chock-full of lip balms and glosses, but this Tower 28 gloss is the only one sitting near-empty in my purse right now. Unlike many other tacky formulas I’ve tried, it goes on super smooth and instantly hydrates my often chapped lips–thanks to a blend of five nourishing oils. I adore the mauve-toned Sesame shade in particular, but I am sure all the other shades would also impart the prettiest subtle wash of color.”—SP

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Best Blue Mascara

Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

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Best Blue Mascara

Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

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“Every now and then, I find myself fixating on a particular beauty trend. My new obsession is blue eyelashes. The YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara in the shade Electric Blue is ultra-pigmented with an oversized brush for voluminous smudge-proof lashes. This has been my recent favorite mascara to achieve a bold makeup look with minimal effort.” — Tasha Nicole Smith, ELLE Beauty Assistant

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Best Lip Gloss Set

Ami Colē Hydrating Lip Treatment Oil Set

Hydrating Lip Treatment Oil Set

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Best Lip Gloss Set

Ami Colē Hydrating Lip Treatment Oil Set

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“If there is one makeup product that I will always repurchase, it’s a good lip gloss. I can shamelessly say I go back to re-up on the Hydrating Lip Treatment Oil quite often, and now it comes in a set! The formula is thick and moisturizing without being too sticky, and the shades look great on all skin tones. I even love to use this oil on my eyelids for a quick glossy eye look that will stay in place all night.”— TS

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Best Cream Blush

Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Blush & Lip Multistick

Desert Date Cream Blush & Lip Multistick

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Best Cream Blush

Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Blush & Lip Multistick

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“As someone who loves a dewy makeup look, I’ve officially become a cream blush convert. I’ve been using the Desert Date Cream Blush and Lip Multistick for months, and it’s now a staple in my makeup kit. I love how easily the blush blends into my skin and leaves the perfect subtle pigment and glow. The stick formula also allows for a super quick application and is the perfect product for on-the-go.”— TS

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Nerisha Penrose

Beauty Commerce Editor

Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music). She has a penchant for sneakers and nude lip glosses, and spends way too much time re-watching 90s sitcoms.

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