With new year just around the corner, there can be no better time than now to restock on your beauty supplies and welcome the new year with your best face on. But with beauty brands and product launches almost every week, how do you choose what’s best for you? Everytime I step inside Sephora, I feel like a kid in a candy store. An overwhelmed kid at that. And with 7,0oo options for eyeshadow palette alone, do you really blame me?
So how do we decide on what deserves our hard earned euros/dirhams/rupees? Reviews! I love turning to bloggers who passionately and honestly try our different products and share their opinions. Also, best sellers are usually fool-proof investments as well. So when Byrdie revealed top 15 of the most-purchased Sephora products in 2016, I couldn’t help but share them for Sephora-newbies and devouts. These 15 products sold the best over the entire course of 2016, and definitely belong in our vanity.
So here you go – 15 most purchased products at Sephora in 2016 (with shoppable links!):
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette ($42)
It has 14 high-pigment shadows that are crease and fade-resistant, and range from earthy yellow and ultra-matte finish of Golden Ochre to Primavera’s shimmer gold with a metallic finish. It has been loved by consumers and bloggers, and have been a constant in many makeup tutorials.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38)
This ultra gentle face cleanser has over 70,000 “loves” at Sephora. Customers love its efficacy in balancing, soothing, and softening skin.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($38)
A silky, lightweight setting powder with sheer coverage for a natural-looking matte finish. It’s like an Instagram filter, in a powder form. It blurs imperfections and doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores, for a natural and non-cakey finish.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22)
A good dry shampoo is now as important as mascara for me. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo absorbs oil and sweat, has a clean scent and the best bit – it doesn’t leave behind powdery residue, even if you have hair as dark as I do.
Boscia’s Baby Soft Foot Peel ($20)
This truly kicks dead skin’s butt, to reveal feet so soft that you might have trouble keeping your hands off it. All you have to do is slip on the exfoliating booties for 60 to 90 minutes, and alpha hydroxy acids and fruit extracts will get to work to reveal softer, smoother feet in as little as eight to 10 days.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23)
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt ($52)
This product marries the cleansing properties of shampoo with the treatment potential of an exfoliating scrub. Those of us with a dry scalp, or too much product buildup, will find that it works wonders. Certain Sephora customers credit this product for giving them the “best hair of their life.”
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum ($94)
With top notes of bergamot, orange, jasmine, and rose layered on undertones of vanilla and musk, this cult-favorite perfume is as sweet as it is rich. Plus, the decadent bottle looks stunning on a vanity.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($12)
The original formula for this hand cream is over 20% pure shea butter, blended with coconut oil and honey. Ingredients are sourced from the South of France, and the lavender version is made from essential oils sourced from the famous fields of Provence. Délicieux!
Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain ($36)
High-shine meets high fashion in an ultra chic package – this liquid lipstick formula lasts for good 10 hours, with absolute coverage and high-impact vinyl shine.
An award winning fragrance, Flowerbomb is seductive, floral and passionately sensual. It is a heady mix, with ballerina freesia, jasmine, rose, and orchid as prominent notes.
Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit ($85)
Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Oil is loved—nay, coveted by beauty bloggers everywhere. Here, it’s paired alongside their Good Genes Serum, which Sephora users turn to for its exfoliating and refining properties.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29)
This concealer is a cult favorite for a reason. It’s super creamy formula flexes over the skin, providing long-wearing and crease-proof power. Since it has moisturizing botanicals, it’s also perfect for subtle highlighting.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment ($69)
This clearing treatment blends six different acids and activated charcoal that draws out the deepest impurities and clears the most stubborn blemishes, including razor bumps, redness, and scars.