Being a young teenage girl in this generation, we go through a lot of insecurity issues in our lives and we all come up with ways to cope with these insecurities. First, know that you are beautiful. Know that no matter what, you are so beautiful and you should not think otherwise.
A lot of females look for a resort to go to when they are feeling these ways. Some girls resort to makeup. Wearing makeup helps girls feel more confident with themselves and makes them feel more beautiful. Makeup is an art and I truly believe that. If you love makeup as much as I do then you should try these products. They are incredible and will make you feel amazing.
8 Best Beauty Finds at Sephora
Here are our 8 best beauty finds at Sephora, in no particular order.
What it is: The BeautyBlender sponge is a non-disposable high definition cosmetic sponge applicator.
What it does: This unique looking makeup applicator ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. You can use this for foundation, primers, cream blush, powders, and anything else you choose to apply to your face area.
Personal Opinion: This product has personally been a life saver for me. I was getting tired of using basic foundation brushes and always having to clean them. I never got a matte finish when using any type of foundation brush but I noticed when I started using this that my foundation went on so smoothly and it did not look caked on at all. It is worth the money to get one of these!
Dupe: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. It does as nice of a job as the BeautyBlender. Warning: this product is not a very soft sponge; it is hard and may not be as easy to clean as the BeautyBlender. It will get the job done though!
2. Surf Infusion
Want gorgeous curls without using any heat products? You have to try this!
What it is: Surf Infusion is an oil and salt infused spray to create soft, shiny, sea tossed waves.
What it does: Surf Infusion softens your hair and gives it shine while a sea mineral complex builds texture. This product is perfect for those of you who need extra conditioning for a softer based hair. This product also has UV filters to guard against the drying effects of the sun.
Personal Opinion: I have not owned this yet but I have a few friends that have this and I know that they love it. The amount of texture that this puts in your hair is amazing. It creates beautiful waves without damaging your hair at all! I know that I don’t like using heat on my hair because I know that it damaging it. Having something like this to go to is great and a very good deal!
Dupe: TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl Spray. This product will work almost as well as the Surf Infusion does. This product will leave you with almost the exact same results as the Surf Infusion will, although the results will not be as great as they would if you would be using the Surf Infusion.
3. Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
What it is: The Naked Reloaded palette is the most recent palette from the Urban Decay eye shadow brand. This palette consists of 12 neutral eye shadows, an applicator brush, and a lookbook.
What it does: This palette transforms your views on makeup and what you can do with it. There is a selection from light to dark colors that you can use with this product. You can either have a matte look or a shiny glowing look on your eyes after you use this product.
Personal Opinion: Wow!! All I can say about this product is wow! I have had every Urban Decay Naked Palette from the first one to this one which is the most recent one. These shadows are so pigmented and the palette itself lasts so long! Urban Decay has the best products. Their eye shadows provide so much of a small product that last a long time. I have had my palettes for 2 years now and I still have plenty of time to use them. The colors are beautiful and they really make your eyes pop.
Dupe: Makeup Revolution Hypnotic. This is a direct dupe to the Urban Decay reloaded palette, featuring almost exact shades to the Naked palette, with three additional shades. Plus, it’s less than a quarter of the price.
4. Ole Henrikson-Truth Serum
What it is: This is an antioxidant brightening and nourishing cream that contains vitamin C.
What it does: This product is going to brighten up your skin and leave it feeling very healthy and clean. The Truth Serum is enriched with green tea extract to nourish and clean your skin.
Personal Opinion: This is an incredible product! This would be amazing for anyone. This product is full of Vitamin C and leaves your face smelling amazing. This has changed my face and I have only been using it for about 2 weeks! You can also get wipes in this exact same brand and once you get the wipes you will be blown away. This, along with the wipes, will leave you with an incredibly soft face and glowing skin.
Dupe: Go Pure Natural Facial Cleanser. This product will soften your face and clear it up from any blemishes that you might have. It is a little pricey for a drugstore brand but it is cheaper than the Ole Henriksen and will do the job!
5. Tarte-Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eye Shadow Palette
What it is: This is an eyeshadow palette from the Tarte line at Sephora which holds 12 brand new shades. You can either have a matte finish look or a shiny look with these shades.
What it does: This palette contains nine matte colors and three shimmer shades. Along with Tartes Amazonian clay formula this product will also provide you with a long-lasting matte look. When purchasing this product you get a step-by-step guide for creating looks showing various types of ways to use this palette.
Personal Opinion: This is my favorite product out right now. It’s a little pricey but worth the money. The colors on this palette are stunning and leave you looking amazing after you apply what you want. It has light and dark colors so it is a good fit for everyone!
Dupe: Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette. These colors are extremely similar to the Tarte palette, and you can achieve the same eye look with both palettes. Maybelline’s eyeshadows are amazing quality and highly pigmented, so you won’t have to sacrifice quality if you go for this more affordable dupe.
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Countour Cream Kit
What is it: Set of three highlight colors and three contour shades all in one palette.
What it does: This product creates sculpted features on your face. There are colors for everyone you just have to find your perfect fit.
Personal Opinion: I have not yet bought this product but I am going to be getting one very very soon! I know a lot of people who have this product and they love it! I am always so jealous of their perfect contour and I always ask how they get it that way — they always say to use this product.
Dupe: NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette. This contour palette is exactly the same as Anastasia’s palette. It may even be better and for a better price! It has everything that Anastasia’s palette has and the colors are very matte and super creamy. The contour will last all day with this product and it is much cheaper than the Anastasia collection.
7. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner
What it is: A waterproof liquid eyeliner that applies easy and stays on all day and night.
What it does: Stays in place until you’re ready to take it off. You won’t get any smudges, feathering, or running. It has a thin, marker-like tip that makes for easy application. You can achieve a thin line or a bold, dramatic stroke. It won’t skip or pull while applying.
Personal Opinion: This is one of the best liquid eyeliners I’ve ever used. It stays on all day without fading or smudging, which are issues that I have with almost every liquid eyeliner. I can create a flawless wing with this, which I also struggle to do with many eyeliners. This is well worth the money, and I love that it comes in multiple shades!
Dupe: The Wet ‘n Wild Skinny Tip Eyeliner. This is my daily go-to liquid eyeliner, because it works just as well as the Stila one, but is much more affordable. It glides on and stays put all day. I will say that the Stila version will last an hour or two longer, but I’m willing to sacrifice a little bit of the longevity for the better price.
8. Nars-Audacious Lipstick
What it is: This is a modern lipstick that will put the icing on the cake to your outfit and will leave your lips ultra soft.
What it does: This provides a weightless feeling to your lips, it is color pigmented, and makes your lips feel insanely soft.
Personal Opinion: I am a huge huge fan of lipstick so this is a go-to for me! This lipstick is so creamy and leaves your lips feeling so soft. It is worth the money to buy this! It will also hydrate your lips while you are wearing this. I recommend going and getting some lip liner to help your lips look fuller when wearing this, but no matter what, I think that this is an amazing product and if you love lipstick you should get this too.
Dupe: L’Oreal Colour Riche. L’Oreal’s line of lipsticks are amazing and they never leave me unsatisfied. They are very creamy and leave an amazing look on your lips. You can find a product like the Audacious Lipstick in a local drugstore that sells any kind of L’Oreal lipstick.