The Best New Products at Sephora Right Now, Starting at $8
Taking a trip to Sephora is to beauty editors what swimming out in the open seas is to dolphins—it’s where we belong. Where else would we rather spend our days than in our natural habitat, surrounded by all kinds of shiny, luxurious beauty products? There’s nothing like the feeling we experience when we pop into the store or hop on Sephora.com to find that our favorite brands have launched new swag. Like a moth drawn to a flame, we’re emboldened and entranced by the effective, innovative, and downright gorgeous products that have come to Sephora as of late. We’re talking everything under the sun—unique devices and gadgets, scientific formulas, unprecedented skincare ingredients, and makeup that is simply to die for. We can’t possibly purchase it all (sigh), so here we’ve rounded up our absolute favorites. These are the products you don’t want to miss. Ready, set, go.
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The Best New Products at Sephora Right Now, Starting at $8
BareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($29)
Bareminerals' cult favorite original and matte foundations are hardly new, but the expanded color range is. Now available at Sephora are 12 brand-new shades for each range (that's an impressive 30 shades total), allowing far more woman to experience the matte, natural finish of this beloved product.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80)
Skincare junkies are already obsessed with latest from Sephora's favorite natural brand—Drunk Elephant's new at-home exfoliating mask flaunts the strength of an in-office peel. The product contains an impressive 25% glycolic and 2% salicylic acid for the smoothest, clearest skin of your life. A Sephora reviewer writes that after just one use, her skin appeared "smooth and radiant, not red or raw, just beautiful."
Glamglow Plumprageous Nudes Collection Lip Treatment ($24)
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Glamglow expands its Plumprageous range with a "nudes" collection. The neutral shades come in matte, gloss, and metallic finishes (and sport saucy, Hollywood-inspired names like Body Double and Triple-X). The product features the same tingly formula we already know, packed with botanical actives like shea butter, Tripeptid, and tamarind extract.
Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper in Green Tea ($8)
Oily skin types, this one's for you. The always adorably packaged Too Cool for School welcomes two new iterations of its tried-and-true blotting papers: a green tea formula, which soothes sensitive skin, and a charcoal formula, which tightens pores and leaves skin ultra matte.
Skin Laundry Hydrating Cream Face Wash ($20)
Affordable, gentle, and effective, Skin Laundry's products are some of the most underrated on the market. Its latest is this ultra-hydrating cleanser, which boasts moisturizing ingredients like aloe and macadamia nut oil to leave your skin both clean and nourished.
Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Kit ($60)
The queen of makeup herself, Pat McGrath, launched another covetable collection—this time with two pigments, a mixing liquid, and a dual-ended liner. Inspired by all things metallic, her Metalmorphosis 005 kits are available at Sephora in colors ranging from pure gold to brilliant copper.
Dr Roebuck's PURE Face Moisturizer ($36)
Australian brand Dr Roebuck’s Pure facial moisturizer is aptly named. It’s 100% naturally derived and formulated. It’s also cruelty-free, packaged in recycled materials, and made without any BPAs, petrochemicals, perfumes, or colorants. So now you can banish dry, flaky winter skin without any harsh ingredients.
GlamGlow's star product, the Supermud Clearing Treatment, is now packaged in a bigger jar (16 extra ounces) for the same price. Look for it to hit Sephora shelves in late December. It uses activated charcoal, six different acids, and Eucalyptus Leaf to calm and clear almost every skin concern—we’re talking blemishes, blackheads, discoloration, redness, enlarged pores, and more.
Sephora Collection Geometricolor Palette Blockbuster ($50)
We can always count on Sephora Collection to provide quality on par with high-end products for a fraction of the price. One of its newest launches, the Geometricolor palette, is a makeup devotee’s dream. It houses 80 different eye shadow shades, 32 lip glosses, six eyeliners, and four blushes, each for under $50. Um, we’re speechless.
Formula X X in the City ($37)
Formula X’s city collection encapsulates the spirit of New York during the holiday season. The 10 mini nail colors range from wintery bolds to twinkling metallics. We love how they’re packaged into miniature skyscrapers. Just look at them—they’re basically begging to be gifted.
Byrdie favorite organic coconut oil brand, Kopari, is now available online at Sephora. Their most recognized product is the Coconut Melt, which is non-greasy oil that can be used to moisturize your body from head to toe. You can also use is as a makeup remover, shave oil, and skin salve. Keep in mind that the brand is only available on Sephora’s website; products don’t hit store shelves until spring.
Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick ($38)
These new Giorgio Armani liquid lipsticks are formulated to be ultra-thin, up to four times thinner than traditional lipsticks. This translates to super-comfortable all-day wear. But they’re also incredibly pigmented, especially the rich red shades.
Wander Beauty Wanderout Dual Lipstick ($30)
Wander Beauty, the cosmetics line from VS Angel Lindsay Ellingson, is finally available at Sephora. The brand creates products that are easy to use and extremely portable (hence the name Wander). These handy, dual-ended lip bullets come in complementary shades like classic red paired with nude beige.
Boscia Baby Soft Foot Peel ($20)
Japanese-beauty junkies may be familiar with Baby Foot—a peel that painlessly rids your feet of dead skin. This Boscia peel is similar (and easier to get your hands on). Now stocked on Sephora shelves, this peel is natural and free of preservatives and artificial fragrances. Slip on the plastic booties and leave on for 60 to 90 minutes. Two weeks later, your feet will be brand-new.
Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder ($38)
Laura Mercier’s Candleglow line was formulated to provide skin with the soft, warm illumination of candlelight, even in harsh overhead lighting. The new Candleglow powder sets makeup while providing sheer, illuminating coverage. Plus, the texture is like decadent silk.
Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment ($52)
This color-correcting treatment starts out green then magically transitions to the shade of your skin. Simply apply it over any red areas (including blemishes) after cleansing, and your skin will look calm and healthy. Bonus: The treatment also protects your skin’s moisture and pollution barriers.
Hermès 7-Piece Colognes Collection Travel Set ($224)
This would seriously make the perfect gift. New to Sephora is a seven-piece cologne travel set from Hermès. Included are scents like Eau de Mandarine Ambrée, a blend of mandarin and passion fruit, and Eau de Gentiane Blanche, an elegant amalgam of gentian and white musks.
Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment ($58)
This nighttime facial treatment is as relaxing as it is effective. Ylang-ylang essential oil promotes calm and sleep while superfruits like goji berry, raspberry, and prickly pear fight aging and encourage cell turnover. Did we mention that it’s also super moisturizing?
Boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm ($32)
Here at Byrdie, we’re suckers for a good oil-based cleansing balm, but you don’t often see many charcoal-packed ones. This genius new product from Boscia not only melts into the skin to remove all grime and makeup but also harnesses the glory of charcoal to clear pores. Oh, and it’s free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. We’ll take 10.
Jurlique Activating Water Essence ($55)
Jurlique never fails to impress us with its natural formulas and hypnotic scents, and this K-beauty–inspired essence is no exception. The product’s star ingredient is marshmallow root extract (fun, right?), which works to deeply hydrate and encourage skin to retain moisture long-term. Simply apply the liquid with your fingers after cleansing—it will enhance the efficacy of the serums and moisturizers you apply afterward!
Babe Body Scrub ($24)
Exfoliation enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Australian brand Babe’s new trio of body scrubs (including coffee, green tea, and pink salt formulas) are raw and natural, and they work beautifully to slough off dead skin cells. Unlike a cream- or gel-based body scrub, these gems have a granulated consistency that you mix with warm water to deliver the best exfoliation possible.
Ole Henriksen Facial Water Trio ($18)
We love a classic rose water, but these new picks from Ole Henriksen are set to overshadow all beauty waters before them. Each one is formulated with a specific botanical blend of herbs to soothe, invigorate, or purify. Ingredients include white citrus, pomegranate, cucumber, and chamomile. Yes, please! Spritz over clean, dry skin to soak in the nourishing benefits.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm ($38)
Finally! It Cosmetics has hit Sephora shelves. This cult-followed brand specializes in everything from heavy-duty under-eye concealer ($24) to pore-disguising primer ($38). One of its newest products is this luxurious three-in-one cleansing balm, makeup remover, and serum. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and antioxidants help plump and nourish your skin.
Verb Hair to Go ($14)
Verb haircare has just launched a mini collection of some of its bestselling products. Favorites include a sea salt spray that delivers the ultimate wavy bounce, and a holy grail dry shampoo. Next time you’re traveling, you don’t have to leave your luxe haircare regimen at home.
Formula X #ColorCurators: Atlantic-Pacific Edition ($13)
The new Formula X nail polish collection takes moody neutrals to a whole new level. We’re dying to try these three limited-edition shades, which are perfectly reminiscent of the blustery fall days to come. Our favorite? Pacific Haze—a beautiful soft gray.
Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lipstick Kit ($60)
What would a Sephora roundup be if we didn’t include the newest launch from the makeup queen herself, Pat McGrath? Her newest lip kit has just hit Sephora shelves. Unfortunately, yet expectedly, it’s already sold out online. Keep an eye out for when it makes its triumphant return so you can channel your inner Naomi Campbell.
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20)
Aside from the creamy formula and all-day staying power, we now have another reason to scoop up Kat Von D’s Liquid Lipsticks. For every one of these brick-red lippies sold, 20% of the retail price goes directly to Project Chimps, an organization that fights animal testing and research on chimpanzees. Not that we needed an excuse to buy more lipstick, but this cause is well worth it.
As the seasons change, our skin needs change with it. This emulsion is a must for that dry, end-of-summer skin in need of an autumn pick-me-up. Massage it into your skin before your serum and moisturizer. Tired skin, dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles don’t stand a chance. Bonus points to Ren for formulating this product without harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon ($85)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen expand their fragrance line with two new Nirvana fragrances, Rose and Bourbon. Rose is a dark floral scent, and Bourbon blends notes of vanilla bourbon with oakwood and tuberose. And if that doesn’t sell you, the glamorous, vintage-inspired packaging will.
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask ($56)
Farmacy’s new mask harnesses the benefits of honey along with amino acid–filled royal jelly (straight from the beehive) to intensely hydrate and renew tired skin. Upon application, the mask transforms from a balm-like consistency to a decadent cream that warms up and soothes your skin.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum ($88)
Murad’s new anti-aging formula is a combination of three different forms of retinol, all of which work to improve wrinkles and fine lines, even skin tone, and boost firmness and radiance. Add hyaluronic acid and Swertia flower (a Himalayan plant known to regenerate skin after burn injuries) and you have a powerhouse retinol serum that won’t leave your skin irritated or dry.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick ($20)
Insta-famous beauty guru Huda Kattan has finally directed her genius into a range of liquid lipsticks that rivals Kylie Jenner’s for pigment and hydration. Also see our complete review of Kattan’s accompanying lip contour pencils.
Skin Inc. Vitamin B3+ Niacinamide Serum ($45)
Here at Byrdie, we love Skin Inc.’s line of customizable serums. Its latest release, the Vitamin B3+ Niacinamide Serum, is a new favorite. The formula includes niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol, so it’s just as great at hydrating as it is at addressing breakouts.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask ($62)
Thanks to its affinity for pure ingredients and proven results, Fresh Cosmetics has a cult-like following. Its newest product, which is a part of the Vitamin Nectar line, is made from an all-natural fruit paste of lemon, orange, and clementine. This mask will awaken tired skin and provide a healthy glow from within.
Sephora Collection Foot Mask ($5)
You may think a foot mask sounds strange or maybe just plain excessive, but hear us out. These “sock masks” are soaked in good-for-you ingredients that soothe and hydrate your feet while giving you a relaxing dose of aromatherapy. It provides a little “you” time when a full pedicure isn’t an option.
BlendSmart Automated Makeup Brush System and Foundation Brush Head Starter Set ($69)
We’re all familiar with spinning skincare brushes—think Clarisonic and Proactiv. Now the futuristic technology has finally made the jump to makeup application. This fun and futuristic product boasts a spinning brush that flawlessly buffs in your makeup to provide a professional, airbrushed finish. The brush features super-soft antibacterial-treated fibers, and the self-standing base is a plus. There are also interchangeable brush heads for foundation, powder, and blush, so your makeup will always looks photo ready.
Son & Park Beauty Water ($30)
A longtime favorite of Korean beauty buffs, this “beauty water” can be used as a toner or cleanser (similar to a micellar water). It contains a mix of rose water, lavender water, orange extract, and other natural splendors. It’s truly luxurious, but don’t just take our word for it—simply look up one of its glowing Sephora reviews.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo ($42)
What product roundup is complete without a shimmery, radiance-lending blush? This one from Marc Jacobs is two-toned, so depending on how you mix the colors upon application, the tint will change. Plus, two blush tones blended together gives the cheek a more natural, dimensional glow. With a multitude of color options ranging from ballerina pink to deep magenta, there’s something to fit any fancy.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème ($26)
This concealer truly does it all. It has full-coverage, 24-hour wear, plus contouring and discoloration-covering abilities. And they weren’t kidding when they named it the “lock-it” concealer; once this stuff is applied, it isn’t going anywhere. With this product, creasing and smudging are things of the past.
Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Colour Correct ($36)
Color correctors succeed in hiding those tough discolorations and dark circles that no sole concealer can conquer. Thanks to a powdery core, these correctors do double duty, combatting tone differences while also prepping skin for a flawless makeup application.
Korres Wild Rose Best in Glow Collection ($34)
We can personally attest to the loveliness that is Korres Wild Rose. Not only does it smell amazing, like a scent fit for a Disney princess, but it visibly brightens your visage after continued use, as well. Uneven tone? Old acne scars? Korres has got you. This new collection includes three travel-size products: an exfoliating cleanser, a moisturizing and brightening cream, and a sleeping facial—perfect for summer vacations.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kale ($26)
Superfood, super-awesome lipstick. This launch is such a good one. I had the opportunity to go and watch the Bite Beauty lipsticks actually get made (by hand!) in the brand’s Toronto-based factory. You may be skeptical about the color, but not only is this deep hunter green flattering, but it also gives you an instant look. The formula is creamy and blended with a mixture of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils. Plus, the Amuse Bouche collection offers 34 shades, so you’ll basically never need another lipstick again.
GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer ($49)
This moisturizer will immediately give your tired skin an illuminating boost. It delivers massive hydration to visibly plump and fortify your skin’s barrier and reflect light, all the while protecting you from pollution and other pore-clogging environmental factors.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($26)
Now that Kim Kardashian West has announced the death of contouring, we’re looking to our eyes for the next big sculpting trend. These eye shadow palettes use pigmented but blendable shades to define and highlight your eye color and shape. Plus, each one comes with easy steps to get the look right.
Sephora Favorites The Ultimate Travel Bag ($42)
Talk about bang for your buck. This package full of goodies would cost you a cool $118 if you purchased the products separately—but together, you can have all your favorites (and still pay rent, too). Travel-size for your convenience, this is a mix of all the most popular, most effective, and most fun-to-use favorites for your face, body, and hair. (I’m especially partial to the Too Cool for School Egg Cream Sheet Mask, $24.)
Kevyn Aucoin The Guardian Angel Cream Highlighter ($52)
Because I can’t get through a roundup without a highlighting product, here’s the newest and coolest offering I’ve found. The secret is in the texture: It transforms from a cream to a velvety powder upon application. It highlights, blurs imperfections, and gives off that wonderful lit-from-within look you’re always after.
St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan ($25)
Last year’s blockbuster St. Tropez In Shower tanner gets an innovative upgrade with this new formula, which promises to yield darker, faster results. If you hate self-tanner but want to look intensely bronzed this summer, this convenient wash-off product will be your jam.
Cover FX Customizable Click Stick ($44)
Cover FX charmed beauty junkies everywhere when it released its Custom Cover Drops last year, and the brand’s latest innovation has us equally smitten. This dual-ended tool allows you to swap out your Cover FX concealer, highlighter, and color corrector of choice so you don’t have to carry a giant palette around all day. Plus, there are so many shade options that you could customize your click stick in nearly infinite ways.
Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray ($44)
We Byrdie editors have a slight face spray addiction, so we are truly giddy about the launch of this ingenious essence mist. Packed with skin-loving goodies like cichoric acid, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, the product works to tone, hydrate, and refresh. Excuse us while we power through about 12 bottles of this.
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Beach BB Beach Balm for Hair ($22)
The top summer haircare questions we always get have to be How can I control frizz? and How can I beautifully air-dry my hair? Your answer: this multitasking styling product. Apply this just-released balm to towel-dried hair for hydrated, frizz-free, and sun-protected strands. The coconut- and bamboo extract–laden formula works to heal hair from the summertime elements like UV and chlorine while keeping it super shiny. Plus, the stuff smells incredible.
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder ($44)
If we could only choose one makeup product for summer, it’d probably be highlighter. These sheer, shimmery powders are our new favorites. They’re super buildable, go on like silk, and, unlike many highlighters, come in a unique variety of shades to flatter all skin tones. Check out the photos on Sephora’s Beauty Board for proof.
Beautyblender Sur.Face Simple ($30)
True makeup junkies find their calling in this artist’s palette meant specifically for blending makeup. The sleek, transparent surface allows you to mix foundation, lip products, and more to create your perfect shade. We knew the creators of our beloved beauty sponge understood us.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 ($72)
One of the summer’s most anticipated releases is this outrageously gorgeous highlighter set from Pat McGrath. Get your hands on one of the coveted kits and you’ll be the proud owner of a highlight-balm duo, a pigmented powder, and a user-friendly brush. The options allow you to achieve a variety of finishes, from a subtle dewiness to an “aliengelic” glow. For more details, check out a fun video where our editorial director, Faith, unboxes the product.
First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask ($38)
Don’t be dismayed by this face mask’s ooey-gooey texture; it yields seriously glowy results. In just 10 minutes, the mask produces a refreshing tingly feeling across your face, and after rinsing, you should notice firmer, more radiant skin. Sound too good to be true? Read managing editor Lindsey’s full review of the product.
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil ($38)
The newest addition to your summer haircare collection is this hydrating hair oil for coarse hair. ICYMI, big hair is in this summer, so instead of beating yours into submission, this product nourishes your hair’s natural texture. Because unrealistically flat hair is so last summer.
Estée Lauder The Estée Edit Cocobalm ($22)
The perfect 2016 summer lip strikes a balance between pigmented and effortlessly sheer. This brand-new balm from Estée Edit nails it. The coconut oil–based formula melts into your lips, leaving them both hydrated and cloaked in the prettiest wash of color. The product comes in five shades from clear to peach to dark purple, and they’re all to die for.
Mara Hoffman for Sephora Collection Kaleidescape Lip Gloss Set ($28)
Mara Hoffman’s stunningly packaged Sephora collection dropped in July, and you’re going to want to get your hands on one of these gorgeous lip glosses. Crafted with sustainably sourced ingredients like seed oil, green tea extract, and organically sourced Manuka honey, the products are as nourishing as they are gorgeous. Love them? Fawn over more Mara Hoffman beauty looks.
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This post has been updated by Hallie Gould and Kaitlyn McLintock. Opening Image: Beauty Lookbook