Shop: 17 Beauty Buys Worth Spending Your Paycheck On

Updated 11/01/18
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Critical Babe

Can buying a beauty product solve all your problems? Maybe not—but we know full well how powerful a brand-new lipstick (or perfume, or serum) can make us feel.  With that in mind, we present to you our new Shop series—a carefully curated collection of all the buzziest beauty products to feast your eyes on, maybe lighten your wallet with, and definitely feel great about. Our market editors will be scouring the interwebs and our favorite retailers to bring you the noteworthiest new beauty gems before you see them everywhere else. So, go ahead and shop—you deserve it.

You work hard for your money, and while it's always hard to resist that "treat yourself" mentality as soon as your direct deposit hits, we're here to make sure your paycheck is well spent. To ensure you won't experience buyer's remorse post-splurge, we scoured Sephora in search of the latest products and brands, and as usual, the retailer didn't disappoint. From heart-stamped blush to a sativa seed oil–infused mask, shop the items we plan to buy at the first of the month and use until the last drop.

Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Eau de Parfum Spray
Jo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne $136
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This warm floral scent makes us feel like it's summer year-round. 

Wonder Oil Illuminating Self-Tan Oil Light/Medium 3.38 oz/ 100 mL
Tan-Luxe Wonder Oil Illuminating Self-Tan Oil $68
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Summer may be gone, but we're keeping our glow year-round thanks to this oil-based self-tanner. 

VIP Texturing Hair Spray
Kérastase VIP Texturing Hair Spray $28
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We're crediting our effortlessly windswept hair to this VIP texturing spray, perfect for that second-day styling effect without the oily residue. 

Special Edition Supersonic Gift Set
Dyson Special Edition Supersonic Gift Set $399
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This ultra-fast dryer is perfect for busy mornings when you're rushing out the door, and yes, it's worth every penny.

Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette $49
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The updated shades on this cult-favorite palette are the perfect hues for a fall-inspired smoky eye.

Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit $80
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Mix and match these highlighters for the perfect light-catching glow.

Lip Cheat Lip Liner Bad Romance .04 oz
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner Bad Romance $22
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Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush 03 Bossy
Kaja Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush 03 Bossy $24
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We love this cushion blush formula that offers a sheer-to-buildable flush of color, and the heart-shaped stain makes it Instagram-worthy.

Peach Mega Moisture Lip Balm, Peaches and Cream Collection
Too Faced Peach Mega Moisture Lip Balm, Peaches and Cream Collection $17
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We may have outgrown our adolescent Lip Smackers, but this peaches and cream-–infused balm offers the same fun with extra hydration.

Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer Fair
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer Fair $22
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We love this avocado-infused concealer to help cover our dark circles while also hydrating and nourishing our skin. 

Overtime Mask
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask $44
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The much-anticipated follow-up to Summer Fridays' Jet Lag mask, this vitamin-packed formula offers serious exfoliation for glowing skin.

Charlotte's Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream $100
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The name says it all. Nothing has worked its magic on our tired, dull skin quite like this anti-aging formula.

Jade Facial Roller
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller $30
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Crystals and lymphatic drainage? Sign us up!

Keep this portable jade facial roller in your purse for on-the-go de-puffing and to visibly reduce wrinkles in no time.

Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum
Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum $58
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Not ready to try retinol just yet? This plant-based retinol alternative offers all the anti-aging benefits of the real thing without any of the harsh side effects.

Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask With Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
Origins Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask With Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil $28
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PSA: You need to add this mask to your self-care routine. The sativa seed oil infusion instantly calms skin, reduces irritation, and de-stresses.

Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion $30
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Softer, fuller, younger-looking lips right this way.

SpotLite Acne Treatment Device
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpotLite Acne Treatment Device $52
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Treat your acne in as little as three minutes with this LED light to reduce inflammation and redness.

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