10 Hot Sephora Buys!

Ladies and gentlemen! We have a new contributor on board (and a true “glam-gal” if we do say so ourselves) – Romina Monastero. Check out Romina’s weekly posts under our lifestyle section to keep up-to-date with all the “must-knows” and trendy “must-haves.”

This week, Romina decided to give you all a sneak peak into her Sephora collection (Alessia here – which, may I add, is enormous and growing by the second. I mean, I’m wondering if she’s acquired stock in Sephora yet…)

So, here it is ladies and gents – Ro’s 10 Hot Sephora Buys. (And gentlemen, this one is for you too. We know you have no clue how to operate in Sephora, so maybe this will give you some guidance on what to buy your significant other… you’re welcome!).


  1. Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask ($30) 

    This super hydrating formula supplies dehydrated skin with the nutrients needed for a subtle, yet healthy glow. It’s a great product for those with dry skin, yet is also appropriate for all other skin types, as it is noncomedogenic and dermatologist tested!


  2. Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick ($27)

    With its high pigmentation, creamy consistency, and gorgeous colour selection, this product is adored by makeup fanatics across the globe. Whether you are looking to obtain a natural matte finish or a bold red lip, this brand delivers optimum results, which will last throughout the day!


  3. Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme ($39) 

    One of our favourite Sephora products is Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme! A light coat of this formula will plump up lips while adding a beautiful, translucent shine. However, beware of the slight stinging sensation within the first few minutes of application.


  4. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($37) 

    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is our go-to product for concealing imperfections, from blemishes to dark circles. It is an excellent contour tool and provides coverage that is buildable and natural looking. After years of experimenting with different concealers, NARS has exceeded our expectations. Tip: Try swapping your liquid foundation with this product for a natural finish!


  5. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask ($32) 

    Ideal for normal, combination, or oily skin types, this mask is an effective pore-purifier that decongests and results in smooth, clean skin. Tip: Apply a thin layer to your skin after a hot shower or steam your face for 5-10 minutes before application for the best results!


  6. Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection ($50) 

    Whether you are a contour beginner or a contour professional, this palette is a must-have for all. With two contour shades, two highlight shades, and an instruction pamphlet, mornings are made quicker and easier! This palette results in a natural and bronzed finish and the buki brush included allows for an airbrushed-like look!


  7. Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream ($53) 

    This mineral and vitamin enriched formula adds a healthy glow to dull, fatigued skin. After trying the product for ourselves, a noticeable difference was noted in our complexions! Dullness from the harsh winter weather had subsided and our skin looked refreshed and rejuvenated from the cream’s vitamin c and e extracts.


  8. Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion ($50) 

    Any skincare fanatic knows that it’s important to exfoliate 1-2 times per week. However, many exfoliators on the market contain harmful “microbeads,” which may cause major irritation – resulting in skin damage rather than renewal. Origin’s Modern Friction exfoliator polishes skin and results in a silky smooth complexion without the harshness commonly associated with other exfoliators. Tip: Those with sensitive skin should apply this product onto damp skin and may wish to use the product solely once a week.


  9. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray ($18) 

    The final step to any makeup routine is applying a setting spray that will secure your makeup throughout the day while reducing undesired shine. Urban Decay’s De-Slick Oil-Control Setting Spray delivers results in a lightly formulated mist, comfortable for all-day wear. Tip: Apply the setting spray before and after the application of highlight for an extra luminous glow!


  10. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Travel Size ($28) 

    We recommend Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder for those interested in a completely matte finish. Similar to setting spray, this loose setting powder ensures makeup stays put all day while combating oil and shine. Its sheer coverage offers a light and comfortable wear. Tip: Try the travel size – a little goes a long way. Also, a free velour puff is sold with the travel size, unlike the standard size, in which the puff is sold separately!

So there you have it…get glammin’!

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