Sephora Employees Reveal Their Favorite Products
With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven.
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But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.
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To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked the employees of its new store on New York City's 34th Street for the single item they can't stop wearing.
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The Sephora staff we spoke with, including makeup artists and cashiers, recommended everything from a $6 sheet mask to a $95 beauty oil made with real gold.
Here's what they're obsessing over right now.
Sephora Collection - 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation
Sephora employee Kayon told INSIDER she wears this $20 foundation every day. "It's lightweight, smooths over fine lines, and adjusts to my skin tone," she said.
Tom Ford - Soleil Lip Foil
Makeup artist Helen V. wears this foil lipstick in Seadragon whenever she wants to achieve a glam "metallic look." She said it's made of three different types of oil, which keeps her lips hydrated, too.
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz
This eyebrow pencil and brush "works for me everyday," Sephora employee Iffat said. "It's the only thing I use on my eyebrows. It stays on all day long."
Benefit Cosmetics - Hoola Matte Bronzer
Beauty class facilitator Sheala said her favorite product, Benefit's Hoola Matte Bronzer, is "perfect for summer." The popular powder "complements skin tone," and "blends perfectly," she said.
Sephora Collection - Long-Lasting 12 HR Wear Eye Liner
"It gives you a nice matte finish and lasts all day," makeup artist Noshi told INSIDER. "It's really easy to apply because the brush has a nice pointy end." She added that it's versatile enough to paint both fine and thick lines.
Marc Jacobs Beauty - Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator
Sephora Pro makeup artist Karoline wears this non-powdery highlighter in the 007 shade. "It gives a beautiful dewy sheen to the skin," she said.
IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+
Senior makeup artist Sandra said this CC cream gives her "really good coverage," and is "amazing for everyday." A step up from BB cream, IT Cosmetics' CC cream has a high sunscreen, she said, making it ideal "for someone worried about covering their skin."
Skin Laundry - Gentle Foaming Face Wash
Cash wrap coordinator Grady swears by this Skin Laundry cleanser. "It's so smoothing," he said, "and doesn't leave your skin dry."
Smashbox - Spotlight Palette
Sephora associate Anna I. uses this highlighting pallette on the top of her cheeks and nose for a subtle glow.
La Mer - Crème de la Mer
Cost: $85 - $310
Makeup artist Stephanie K. said she's obsessed with Crème de la Mer. It's "incredibly moisturizing," she said. "A little bit goes a long way."
Her colleague, makeup artist Roxanne also adores the cream. "It's so highly concentrated," she said, that you only need "just a little bit." She applies it by gently tapping it on her skin every morning.
A.Love, another makeup artist, sang its praises as a hydrating moisturizer: "I sleep in it. It stops my skin from cracking."
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