My Favorite Products From Sephora Collection

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Poor Sephora Collection!

I feel like it’s the Cinderella of all the brands you can find at Sephora.


I mean, I don’t know about you, but 99% of the times I go to Sephora, I don’t even look at their own brand.

1% of a bajillion times is still quite a few times, though, so over the years I’ve actually managed to find some real gems.

So get ready, Sephora Collection. Polish your glass slippers because today’s your day to shine!

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My favorite products from Sephora Collection

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red & 03 Strawberry Kissed ($14 each)

Sephora Cream Lip Stain 01 Always Red Swatch

The Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red is my go-to for holiday dinner parties as it remains pretty much intact even if I end up eating my own body weight in one meal

Sephora Cream Lip Stain 03 Strawberry Kissed

03 Strawberry Kissed is a shade I prefer using in the summer months, and I included it among my five bright pink lipsticks to try this summer

Sephora definitely knows how to make liquid lipsticks, that’s for sure! I’ve tried three different types, and they all rock.

I’ll start with the one I think is the most popular, which is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain.

I have it in two shades, 01 Always Red and 03 Strawberry Kissed, and they’re both equally good.

Even though they’re completely matte and transfer-proof, they’re not overly drying or uncomfortable.

Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Cranberry Luster ($16)

Sephora Luster Matte Cranberry Luster

Sephora Luster Matte Cranberry Luster Swatch

There’s nothing matte about the Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Cranberry Luster

If you want the staying power of a liquid lipstick but don’t like the idea of completely matte lips, you may wanna have a look at the $16 Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Colors.

They’re not transfer-proof, but still pretty long-lasting.

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream in 04 Wonderful Fuchsia ($8)

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream 04 Wonderful Fuchsia

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream 04 Wonderful Fuchsia

The Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Creams have a cushion applicator

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream 04 Wonderful Fuchsia Swatch

The Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Creams are Sephora’s latest liquid lipstick launch, and let me tell you, I’m very impressed!

04 Wonderful Fuchsia has a fantastic formula that almost feels like velvet on the lips. The finish is completely matte, but it doesn’t dry down like the Cream Lip Stains.

This means that they’re not as transfer-proof and long-lasting, but also that they’re more comfortable to wear.

My only complaint is that the cushion applicator doesn’t really allow a precise application, so I always use it in conjunction with a pencil (alternatively, you could use a lip brush).

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil in 06 Soft Charcoal ($12)

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil 06 Soft Charcoal

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil 06 Soft Charcoal

If you like to soften up the look of your brow pencil with a spoolie, you’re going to need a separate one

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil 06 Soft Charcoal Swatch

If you need a cheaper alternative to your Anastasia Brow Wiz, the Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil is definitely one to consider. Just don’t throw out your old Brow Wiz because you’re gonna need the spoolie!

I usually like to soften up my brows with a spoolie after I’ve filled them in, and the little comb Sephora’s pencil features is pretty useless for that.

The pencil itself is pretty good, though — very long-lasting.

Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner in 15 Purple ($14)

Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner 15 Purple

Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner 15 Purple Swatch

I really like how this plummy purple enhances my light brown eyes

Whenever I want to define and enhance my eyes quickly, I grab my Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner in 15 Purple, trace a line along my upper and lower lash lines, and soften it with a pencil brush.

I love that it’s pretty easy to smudge, but once it sets, it doesn’t budge until I take it off.


Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser ($18)

Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser

On the packaging of the Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser it doesn’t expressly say to avoid the eye area, but personally I never use it there

If you’re looking for an affordable makeup remover, let me tell you that the Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser is not half bad, as it removes makeup very efficiently without drying the skin.

It has a honey-like consistency (not as sticky, but you get the idea), so when you massage it onto dry skin there’s a little friction that makes it feel like it’s warming up.

Once you add water to rinse it off, it emulsifies, and even that light tackiness is gone, together with all of your makeup.

And now tell me, have you ever tried anything from Sephora Collection? If you have, what are your favorite things?

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  1. That cleanser sounds great! Has it got a maple scent? If yes, I am running to Sephora!

    I haven’t actually got any Sephora products, although have tried a few every time I enter a store. I will have to check out that cleanser and the cushion thing, both seem like stuff I’d enjoy.
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  2. I didn’t know they had brow products. I’ll have to check them out next time I’m at Sephora. The matte lip cream looks lovely on you!
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  3. Barb says:

    I just purchased a few of their lip stains and I have a few of the matte luster products. They are a great quality for the price tag.

  4. We FINALLY have Sephora in Switzerland and so far I’m really impressed with the Sephora Collection products. Been loving the Fingertip Eyeliner and lippies. Will remember your recommendations for my next visit.
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  5. Erin says:

    That eye crayon is awesome.
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  6. yelena says:

    I have their lipstain in African violet and love it so much, also had their lip lustre in a coral shade but my mom fell in love with it and I ended up gifting it to her.
    I do love their new eyeliners, if you are interested in trying that I would highly recommend.
    My current faves are Contour Eye Pencil in Tiramisu and the Sephora Diamond Eyeliner in Bling Bling, and also went back and bought Canaary Gold. I’ve used both liners on my upper and lower lash lines and they are truly long wearing!

  7. Chris says:

    A great list of faves. That matte lip shade is such a great pop of color, and so is the liner.
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    I think their brushes are a good investment, especially the angled blush brush. They’re pricey, though. I love their Fuji Bronzer!

  9. Rachel R. says:

    I haven’t tried a lot from the Sephora collection. My favorite thing is their blush in Tranquil. It’s the PERFECT grayish-brown contour color for very fair skin. I also really like their eyeliner pencils and Rouge Cream lipsticks. Cougar is my favorite shade of all time, but they recently discontinued it. I have three backups. 🙂

  10. Katherine M says:

    The Sephora collection is pretty good overall. I’ve gotten mascara, bronzer, and the waterproof eye pencils from them before. I am not a fan of the Ulta collection – I think there are some good things, but it showed, at least in the past, how cheaply it was made. It may be better now – I haven’t tried the Ulta collection in several years.

    I think it’s a good complement to the more expensive makeup in Sephora. Chances are if you like something in a more expensive collection, you can find a similar version for a better price in the Sephora collection. Definitely worth a look once in a while. You might find some faves at a more affordable price with the same high-end feel.

    • Hi Katherine! Which mascara did you try? I’ve heard good things about the Outrageous Curl (the one with the tiny brush) and I’m pretty curious about it.

      • Katherine M says:

        I tried one with glitter in it…it was a couple of years ago but it added just the right amount and didn’t flake. You could get it in multiple colors, too.

  11. Leah Rose says:

    Sephora Collection has a lot of hidden gems, I love the sun disks!

  12. Dorit says:

    The 24h waterproof eyeliners are absolutely awesome. One of my favourites across all brands. They really stay where you put them, and the colour range is huge. If you love a colourful liner, you should definitely pick one up next time you’re at a Sephora!

    I’m very curious about the cleanser now. 😉
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  13. Renee says:

    I have a few of the Sephora eyeliners, and a baked shadow trio that I really like. My biggest problem with the brand is that they’re always discontinuing items. This is fine because you can get it on clearance for pennies on the dollar, but at the same time, if you really like it, you can’t get it anymore 🙁

  14. I look at Sephoras brand whenever I am there and own the Sephora Cream Lip Stain, a powder foundation and another lipstick. And next time I go there, I will tale a look at the eyeshadow sticks.
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