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The Data Is In—Here's What Our Readers Love Most From Sephora

Welcome to Retailer Must-Haves, a series where we cover the most popular finds of the moment from a specific site—all of which are algorithm-approved, of course.

You probably don't need us to tell you about the shopping wonder that is Sephora. Whether you're a beauty lover or interested beginner, it's almost impossible to escape the hype surrounding the retailer. Truthfully, we could discuss their awesome sales, easy shopping experience, and (most importantly) fantastic selection for days, but the brand speaks for itself—which is one reason why it's so beloved. Instead of listening to us ramble on, you can find expert recommendations from one super wise group: our readers.

If new cosmetics are on your wish list, then we have an ultra-helpful guide waiting here for you. On the hunt for tried-and-true products, the reviews and advice of our readers can't be beat. S with their help, we crafted this collection of Sephora favorites. After all, who knows a brand better than its most frequent customers? From the famed Olaplex bond smoother to Drunk Elephant's anti-pollution bronzing drops, these cult-favorite classics are popular for a reason. Scroll on for the roundup of Sephora buys our readers have bought and loved most.

October 28, 2022

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Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40


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With 30 different shades, this super-powered skin tint multitasks as a serum and SPF 40.

Ouai North Bondi Eau De Parfum


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No perfume has more flower power than this sophisticated scent filled with Italian lemons, bergamot, and jasmine.

Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme


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Frizzy hair, beware—this leave-in styling treatment promises up to 72 hours of control.

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops


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For a bronzy glow that protects your skin from damage, it doesn't get better than these anti-pollution sunshine drops.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydrating Serum


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As an Allure 2019 Best of Beauty Award winner, this hyaluronic acid has been loved for ages.

Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder


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If you want makeup that's actually good for your pores, then this talc-free vegan setting powder is the one for you.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant


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It's hard to choose the best thing about this salicylic acid exfoliant, but reviewers love that it works on all skin types.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


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This ultra-volumizing, hyper-pigmented mascara makes lashes look too good to be true.

Ilia Multi-Stick


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Whether you choose to use this multi-stick as a lip tint or a blush, it blends seamlessly for a bright, natural glow.

Sephora Collection 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner


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With matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes, this eyeliner can execute any look flawlessly.

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