For many of us, a quick trip to Sephora fulfils all of our beauty-shopping needs; with hundreds of face creams, lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes to choose from, walking out of there empty-handed is an impossible feat. However, what if we told you that you’re missing out on some amazing beauty products simply because they’re not available at your go-to retailer? Read on to find out 8 of the best beauty brands you can’t get at Sephora.
Founded in 2014 by Emily Weiss (creator of the beauty website Into the Gloss), makeup and skincare brand Glossier has taken the beauty world by storm. The brand has become famous for its minimalistic vibe, millennial pink packaging, and Instagrammable beauty looks.
2. MARIO BADESCU
Mario Badescu’s philosophy of “simple, gentle, and effective” skincare has led to a line of amazing products to cure all sorts of skin woes. Their Drying Lotion has become one of the beauty world’s cult favourite products to heal pimples – even Kylie Jenner is a fan!
3. THE ORDINARY
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Owned by the Toronto-based company DECEIM, The Ordinary is a skincare brand that ironically is anything but ordinary. All of their products cost less than $20 and best of all – they actually work!
4. KYLIE COSMETICS
There’s no question that with her sell-out lip kits, eye products, blush and highlighters, Kylie Jenner has had an enormous effect on the beauty industry. And the best part is you will soon be able test her products out before buying, as the brand is coming to Ulta later this year. Get ready for some cross-border trips!
NYX may be a drugstore brand, however, the high quality of the products has cemented it as one of the best beauty brands out there. From super pigmented lip colours to pretty eyeshadow palettes to hardworking primers, NYX has it all.
Milani’s products look and feel so luxurious, you’ll barely want to use them. But go ahead – they’re so affordable that you’ll never feel guilty about needing to restock!
Pixi is a drugstore brand that has developed quite the cult following due to their excellent skincare and makeup products. Their famous “Glow Tonic” is great for sloughing away dead skin cells to even out skin tone – and costs a fraction of what you would pay for a similar product at Sephora!
8. REAL TECHNIQUES
No good drugstore beauty haul is complete without some Real Techniques makeup brushes. They’re perfectly sized, soft, and rival any of the high-end brushes out there!
What’s your favourite beauty brand that’s not sold at Sephora? Let us know in the comments!
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