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These 20 Sephora Products Have 1,000+ 5-Star Reviews (& They're All Discounted During the Holiday Savings Event)

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Trying new beauty products usually goes one of three ways: you love it, you hate it or you kinda like it but don't think it's worth the money. (That's only a 1/3 chance you end up happy.) So to level the playing field, we became best friends with the review section just in time for the Sephora Holiday Savings Event. That's right, it's here through November 7, and similarly, Rouge, VIB and Insider members can nab discounts on *almost* everything with coupon code SAVINGS on specific dates depending on their membership tier as follows:

  • Rouge: October 28 to November 7—20 percent off
  • VIB: November 1 to November 7—15 percent off
  • Insiders: November 3 to November 7—10 percent off

Not a member? Sign up now to automatically unlock Insiders status to guarantee your chance to shop come November 3. For now, Rouge members can enjoy 20 percent off whatever their heart desires with a few limitations—including only one Dyson item and three Tarte Shape Tape concealers per order and excluding The Ordinary, MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM and more here—oh, and did we mention all Beauty Insider members can score 30 percent off the Sephora Collection for the duration of the sale?

To get you started, we rounded up 20 Sephora beauty products, which are discounted and have over 1,000 five-star reviews. From SPF to mascara to concealer, check out the most beloved picks below.

1. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Five-Star Reviews: 7,000+

This thick, luxurious concealer covers your dark spots and blemishes and brightens your undereye shadows with ease, according to buyers. A little bit goes a long way, and stays on your skin all day without creasing.

Notable Review: “This is a nice versatile concealer that's neither too thin nor too thick. It works great covering under eye darkness [as] well as discoloration elsewhere and blends quite well if your skin is hydrated before application but not overly so.”

2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Five-Star Reviews: 1,000+

Buyers on Sephora have mentioned that they've experienced more radiant and even skin with this lightweight treatment. It's formulated with Pitera, which is an ingredient derived from yeast fermentation that resembles your skin's moisturizing factors to treats signs of aging.

Notable Review: "This stuff is seriously magical. You just pat a little of it on your face at night and in the morning after you've cleansed and within a week your skin will be so much brighter, softer, and smoother. This is a must-have product for me. I know it's pricey, but it's seriously worth it. The smallest bottle of this lasted me almost a year (using it twice a day almost every day), so you get a lot of product for the price. Definitely try it!”

3. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

PureWow Assistant Sales and Deals Editor Destinee Scott confirms that the smallest dot of this weightless liquid blush is plenty for an effortless flush to your cheeks. Even better, it's available in matte and luminous finishes in 11 shades.

Notable Review: "This stuff is so pigmented, literally one dot on the apple of your cheeks is all you need. It blends beautifully and can be built up if you want a more intense color payoff.”

4. Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser

Five-Star Reviews: 3,000+

Made with natural ingredients, this antioxidant cleanser works great for most skin types, clearing out pores and leaving you with a squeaky-clean complexion and a balanced pH.

Notable Review: “I have dry, acne-prone skin and a minimal routine, so I really need a cleanser that fights acne [and] cleans[es], and this one does a great job! Love this stuff. My skin is considerably less red, plus I wake up the next day and my face looks and feels noticeably better!”

5. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Five-Star Reviews: 10,000+

The rave reviews for this lip mask speak for themselves, including and not limited to how soft it feels and how it doesn't smell overly fruity. And if you suffer constantly from cracked, dry lips, it turns them buttery smooth.

Notable Review: "Go to bed wearing this lip mask. You will wake up with soft lips that will last all day! I am in love with this product."

6. Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara

Five-Star Reviews: 1,000+

Ilia is a PureWow reader and editor favorite, especially this buildable and flake-free mascara, which yields natural-looking or full-on voluminous lashes depending on how many coats you apply.

Notable Review: "No clumping, all natural mascara that works! I know, I couldn't believe it either. Lashes look long and full without the harsh, unnecessary chemicals."

7. Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

Dr. Jart products are known for their effectiveness. at such low prices. This color corrector is great for concealing discoloration and protecting skin from sun damage, thanks to its zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formula. P.S. The brand recommends you pat and push the product into your skin with your hands instead of rubbing it in to help it melt and neutralize any redness.

Notable Review: "My face is constantly red and flushed, and this cream magically neutralizes it. I rarely have to put anything over top of it (concealer, etc.) and it is so lightweight I forget I have it on. I am so glad I discovered it!"

8. Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

Five-Star Reviews: 3,000+

Formulated with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract, this clear primer hydrates and evens out the face. It's also great for normal and dry skin types to help your makeup last longer without creasing.

Notable Review: "This is the first product from Milk that I have tried and I was not disappointed! My makeup stayed all day and my skin felt very smooth and hydrated! This primer is a game changer."

9. Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

The super light and velvety finish make this foundation a great choice if you prefer a more natural, dewy look. Most importantly, it's available in 48 shades which will make matching your skin tone that much easier.

Notable Review: “1000 percent recommend this foundation! It makes my skin flawless and lasts all day! Blends like dream!"

10. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

Multiple PureWow editors swear by this clear, lightweight SPF for their sun protection needs. “I’m hopelessly devoted to Unseen Sunscreen. It rubs in really easily, and you can’t see it or feel it on your skin,” PureWow Senior Editor Sarah Stiefvater explains. Reviewers note that it wears well under makeup, too.

Notable Review: “My favorite sunscreen!! It doesn’t leave a white cast and almost had a primer-like finish. Perfect under makeup or without! On my third bottle and I loveeee it!”

11. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

Is your hair in need of a little TLC? Look no further. Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask is infused with B vitamins, rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen and silk to promote hydration, leaving your hair looking ultra-shiny. And according to reviewers, it really works.

Notable Review: “Love this hair mask. I have very thick and curly hair this mask works wonders on my hair. It softens my curls and makes my hair much more manageable. I tend to use it in the shower and brush out the knots in my hair. It leaves my hair feeling silky and soft and helps my dry dead ends.”

12. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

Five-Star Reviews: 5,000+

Considering a PureWow editors' mom saw results in just one use, we're not surprised this two-step exfoliator has racked up so many five-star ratings. In addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, its combination of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids is meant to combat acne scars, large pores and excess oil production. Some people also swear the peel has cured their cystic acne. Pretty impressive.

Notable Review: “I was nervous to spend so much on a product, but this definitely made a difference in my complexion! It has really helped my blackheads and has made a noticeable difference in my cystic acne. Most notably, its smoothing abilities are phenomenal!”

13. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Five-Star Reviews: 8,000+

Per thousands of reviews on Sephora, this mascara lives up to the hype. Multiple users claim it's the best mascara they’ve ever used, adding that it lengthens and separates their lashes like no other and never clumps. Plus, they note that it has way more lasting power than other brands.

Notable Review: “Great mascara paired with a good eyelash curler, it doesn’t clump or make my eyelashes look like spider legs. The brush isn’t flimsy, and the bristles make it very easy to get that corner part of your eyelashes. The best mascara I’ve tried and will definitely be buying it again.”

14. Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sun Drops

Five-Star Reviews: 1,000+

According to shoppers, all you need to do is add a drop or two of D-Bronzi to your favorite moisturizer or serum for a bronzy glow sans sun damage. The formula contains platinum peptides and cocoa extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth the skin, while providing a subtle tan. Your old orange-y self-tanner could never.

Notable Review: “This product is such an excellent addition for any skincare/makeup user, and I wonder how I ever managed without it. It gives the most beautiful bronzing effect and mixes well with every other product I've tried it with. You can add it to pretty much anything—whether it's your moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, or even concealer—and it will deepen the tone and add warmth.”

15. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Five-Star Reviews: 9,000+

It’s no secret that Fenty Beauty’s products are popular, but Gloss Bomb takes things to another level, and the 9,000+ five-star reviews do not lie. The Rihanna-owned brand set out to make this gloss universally flattering on all skin tones, and, according to buyers, that mission was accomplished. Plus, they say the formula is ultra-hydrating and not sticky. Yup, sounds like a winner to us.

Notable Review: “A dream gloss! I’ve had mine forever and still have plenty of product. Goes a long way and lasts well for a gloss. Love the packaging and applicator, and the gloss is high shine and pillowy.”

16. Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

TBH, the most makeup you’ll catch us in while working from home is a tinted moisturizer and mascara, so we were pleased to discover this best-selling one from bareMinerals. It hydrates skin while providing buildable coverage and SPF 30 protection.

Notable Review: “I've found that this tinted moisturizer gives the perfect amount of coverage to even my complexion. It also makes my skin look as if I don't really have any makeup on. I can build the coverage in tiny areas that need more tint. But overall, it is a light tint that feels comfortable & looks really natural.”

17. Glow Recipe Watermelon Toner

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

This gentle toner from the makers of the infamous Watermelon Glow night mask contains a mixture of watermelon extract, cactus water and polyhydroxy acids to tighten your pores and hydrate the skin. Beauty Director Jenny Jin says it’s worked wonders for her hairline breakouts, too.

Notable Review: “First chemical exfoliant I have tried. It is so gentle and smells great (light and fresh watermelon). Left my skin feeling baby soft and has even helped me clear up some mask-caused irritation!”

18. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Five-Star Reviews: 10,000+

Behold, the secret to a your-brows-but-better look. Just use the retractable pencil to make short, hairlike strokes, then brush through each brow to blend things out a bit, and boom, you’re done filling in your eyebrows in about 30 seconds. The smudge-proof formula stays put all day long, so you’re never in need of a touch-up.

Notable Review: “I seriously don’t know what I was doing until I found this. It’s not waxy or cakey, it’s smooth, blends easily, doesn’t fade or smear when my bangs touch it and the mechanical tip allows me to build [coverage] how I want it.”

19. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

Five-Star Reviews: 2,000+

We won't lie, we’ve definitely been pushing the limits on how often we wash our hair. So dry shampoo is a lifesaver whenever we have an unexpected Zoom meeting added to our calendar, and this one from Living Proof is the best of the best. It actually works to clean the hair by removing dirt, oil and odor rather than just masking it. Plus, reviewers say it doesn’t leave a grayish cast on dark hair.

Notable Review: “[This is] hands down the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used! It blends really well, smells great and truly makes your hair look freshly washed.”

20. Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Five-Star Reviews: 5,000+

Infused with guaraná, cupuaçu butter, açai and coconut oil, this hydrating body cream works to firm and smooth skin. Bonus: Buyers on Sephora say it doesn’t feel thick or heavy like some other formulas. Apply it all over for glowy, more youthful skin from head to toe.

Notable Review: “It makes my skin smooth as silk, and it smells like a summer vacation day. It sinks right into your skin and you don’t have that greasy feel that so many other moisturizers have. My husband even commented on how smooth my skin felt.”


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