The Sephora Collection has quickly become my brand of choice when I’m looking to up-date my makeup accessories for the season. With over 14,000 unique products, in both makeup, skincare, perfume, haircare, body and professional tools, it features everything I need to quickly, and affordably, switch up my current beauty routine. I’m not going to lie, it can be a little overwhelming at times, products are always changing, new releases arrive in store (which seems to be almost daily) and there’s always a hot new trends I want to try. Every few months, Sephora releases a capsule collection that features everything you need for that current season. Each piece is designed to work with your current beauty and makeup routine, but offers you a new way to take your makeup game to an entirely different level. Below I’m showing some of my favourite and must-have beauty helpers, done in both neon bright and soft pastels that will instantly help kick-start your fresh, light and airy makeup looks.
Frist up, we have Sephora new Next Generation brushes that are infused with charcoal and features an array of brushes that will help you emulate the skills of a pro artist at home.
The Sephora Collection Pro Full Coverage Precision Brush #67 is slightly smaller than the Complexion Brush, but is equally as beneficial when applying product. It’s extremely dense, and full packed synthetic fibers bristles, with unique teardrop shape, helps to mimic the same action and durability you’d get with a makeup sponge, but with a much more natural and streak-free finish and without absorbing too much product. This multi-tasker brush lets you effortlessly apply both correcting primers, concealers and even cream and liquid foundation with little to no effort. You can easily build up the coverage and buff out for a completely smooth and flawless finish by simply “rolling” and “bouncing” the brush over the skin. It retails for $33.
Sephora Collection Pro Featherweight Blending Brush #93 is the perfect lightweight, precise, synthetic brush for setting makeup or applying your highlight. I’ve actually been looking for a highlight brush for a while and this one meets all my needs. The synthetic bristles have enough flexibility to allow me to place the product in the exact area I want it, yet is dense enough to pick up enough product in a single swipe. I can use the side of the brush to apply my highlight, or the tip of the brush to set my under eye area, either way, it effortlessly creates a soft, natural look and finish with little to no product. It retails for $38.
Sephora Collection Pro Tapered Liner Brush #33 is an extremely fine liner brush that helps to create a perfect liner effect with control and precision. Its unique taper tip with soft synthetic bristles allows you to create a smooth, incredibly fine line with ease. Simply use the thin side of the brush to draw short lines, as close to your natural lash line as possible, working in sections and then wing out at the end if desired. You can also use the flatter side of the brush for a more bold, thick and dramatic line. It retails for $23.
Sephora Collection Pro Grooming Brow Brush #39 is the perfect little tool to help brush, soften and manage brow hair before applying any products. The actual brush head is quite large, so I see this working best for those with a fuller set of brows. It does an amazing job at helping to maintain unruly brows, while gently exfoliating dead cells. Again, although this is an excellent little brush to help get your brows “on fleek”, you’re going to need a good base, i.e. a ton of hair, to be able to see the full benefits of this brush. It retails for $23.
Sephora Collection Here’s The Skinny Brush Wrap is the perfect travel set, not only does it come with 5 must-have makeup brushes, it comes beautifully packaged in a slim, rubberized, almost waterproof colour coordinating pouch. You have your pick of classic black or pink, purple or teal. It contains everything you’ll ever need for quick and easy makeup applications on the go and is designed to allow you to create a full face makeup look using only these 5 brushes. It comes with a Powder brush for your blush, bronzer and highlight, a Foundation brush that can be used with either cream or powder products, an Allover Eye Shadow brush, along with a Crease brush to help you easily achieve a beautiful, seamless eye look and finally an Eyeliner brush. Although the pouch is incredibly slim, not only does it house all 5 brushes, there’s ample room for other necessities like a lipstick, liner, mascara and other must-have tools. It retails for $49.
Another fun travel kit, done in those same black, pink, purple and teal packaging would be the Sephora Collection I’m Not Perfect, But My Eyeliner Is Brush Canister Set. This set is based around creating that perfect eye look on the go and contains a Cream shadow brush, a Small shadow brush, Angled shadow brush, a Smudge brush and an Angled liner brush. It comes in a fairly sturdy travel-friendly container that can easily be thrown in your purse, travel bag, gym bag or even pocket. It retails for $29.
I’m totally obsessed with Sephora’s sassy Breakups To Makeup cosmetic bags, so I was excited to see new sayings this season. Not only are they travel and beach friendly, thanks to their canvas clutch style design, they hold all your personal belongings (besides just makeup) when travelling. Sephora Collection Breakups To Make Up Bag collection released two new sayings this season, “Please, I Can’t Even Commit To A Lipstick” and “I May Not Be Perfect But My Makeup Is. Each retail for $33.
If you love the Breakups To Makeup cosmetic bags, but looking for matching brushes, you’ll want to check out the new Sephora Collection BYOB: Bring Your Own Brushes Set. It comes in an exclusive coral plastic makeup bag, again, travel friendly, and features 5 essential makeup brushes within. It comes with everything you need to create a full face look, including a Powder brush, Angled brush, Allover Shadow brush, Crease brush and a Lip brush done is a stunning coral and gold heart shape design.
To keep those makeup brushes clean, Sephora offers 3 different cleaning solutions bases for your wants and needs. Don’t have time to fully cleanse your brushes, use the Sephora Collection Dry Clean Instant Dry Brush Cleaner Spray to instantly lift impurities and refresh and condition your brushes in between washes. This quick-drying, gentle spray is almost like your favourite dry shampoo, just spray on, no rinsing required and it dries within seconds, so you’re able to use your brushes immediately afterwards. It retails for $18.
If you have a little more time to do a deep and thorough clean, try the new Sephora Collection Solid Clean: Solid Brush Cleaner. It comes in a little jar with a solid brush cleanser infused with argan oil and a warm Moroccan scent, along with a hot pink, rubber and bumping sponge to wipe your brushes on to ensure all the stubborn makeup, dirt and germs are fully removed. It instantly breaks down excess residue for a completely clean, almost brand new brush within seconds. It retails for $10 for 0.6oz and $18 for 1oz.
Don’t like the idea of a solid brush cleaner, no worries, Sephora also offers a liquid version. The new Sephora Collection The Natural: Citrus Brush Cleaner is designed to not only remove the toughest adhesive and formula, like glue, mascara, latex and acrylic, from your natural and synthetic fiber brushes and restore them back to their sheen and luster state. It has a light and refreshed, almost uplifting citrus aroma that’s quite inviting. It retails for $14 for 4oz.
Oh my gosh, the new Sephora Collection High And Dry High Density Sponge is life changing. No more running back and forth to the sink to wet your Beauty Blender, this new sponge is designed to use dry. Say what? This white, high density, latex-free sponge will help you instantly create a smooth, flawless finish with any foundation formula you choose. Since it’s not used wet, you don’t have to worry about the sponge absorbing too much of your product, which I also felt was the case with the other brands, and this unique double-ended design also allows you to cover different areas of the face in one. Use the same “bouncing” and “rolling” motion as you would your other sponges, larger side helps to give an all over even coverage, whereas the smaller tip is perfect for applying cream blush, highlighters and illuminizers. It retails for $15.
Although I don’t necessarily reach for the new Sephora Collection Heart-to-heart Makeup Sponges on a daily basis, I think these would be perfect for travel when you don’t want to bring your expensive brushes. It comes with a total of 3 makeup sponges, the 2 soft pink ones are designed to apply both powder, liquid or cream products, and depending on the product used, it can provide anywhere from a completely full-coverage effect to a more sheer coverage when used with a liquid or cream. The hot pink one is used specifically for liquid and creams as it helps to evenly and smoothly apply the product. All three are latex-free, feature a unique antibacterial formula to help keep them germ-free and can be washed and reused multiple times. It retails for $10.
Sephora Collection Smooth Delivery Makeup Sponges are much like the ones above, and although they can be used both wet and dry, it’s actually recommended to use wet. When dampened the makeup will set on the surface rather than soaking in, which will result in a more natural looking finish. It comes with 4 colourful and reusable, latex-free, incredibly soft sponges that help to create a flawless, airbrush effect on the skin. It retails for $10.
Now that we’ve talked about the tools to help you achieve a stunning, flawless complexion, it’s important to keep everything in place and shine free the entire day, with the extra help of some blotting papers. The brand offers a wide variety, from natural tea tree infused to charcoal bamboo, all designed to help keep excess oil under control. Sephora Collection Shine Only From Within Blotting Paper Compact comes in a compact case filled with 100 charcoal bamboo blotting papers and a cosmetic puff. It retails for $10. Sephora Collection Calming Natural Tea Tree Blotting Papers also come in a 100 pack, but with essential nutrients to help remove shine, dirt, oil for a totally matte complexion. It also retails for $10.
Sephora also created a limited edition Sephora Collection Lipstick Jungle collection that features a traincase and makeup bag to store all your cosmetic treasures in, along with a compact mirror and brush set all done in stunning tribal, slightly boho print in pops of lilac and neon orange. The Lipstick Jungle Compact Mirror is slim, double-sided and travel and purse friendly. It retails for $15.
Just when I thought I would never find anything quite as good as my Tweezerman tweezers, the new Sephora Collection On The Mark Precision Tweezers were released. It was love as first use. It features a thin, precise, slanted edge that helps to grab onto even the smallest of hairs, along with the perfect tension that allows for perfect grip and ease. It’s also hand-polished in Italy and retails for only $20.
Every season they release new hair ties, and although I can’t use these Sephora Collection High Dive Neoprene Hair Ties, I’ll be sure to pass them along to a friend. It comes with a total of 5 extremely bold, bright and incredibly fun, 2-tone neoprene hair ties and retails for $10. Also, pin back fly-a-ways with Sephora Collection Quick Fix: Bobby Pinks in both black and metallic or soft pastels for only $9 for 32.
Add a little shine to your look this spring with the new Sephora Collection Bejeweled Body Jewels Tattoos. This fun little gift pack features 9 body jewel tattoos in clear, smoke and black designs. These are a fun way to bump up your nighttime look, but are also perfect for all those summer festivals you’ll be attending this season.
Last, but not least (and maybe my favourite tool) out of this collection, the Sephora Collection Mini Blast Travel Ionic Blow Dryer. I can’t tell you how much I hate bringing my expensive hair dryer with me when I travel. That being said, I always do, cause I can’t rely on those cheap hotel hair dryers to get the job done. Not only do they take about 3 times longer to dry, they always leave my hair incredibly frizzy and with absolutely no shine. Don’t let the size of this dryer fool you, it is one powerful little ionic blow dryer. It’s incredibly compact and lightweight, yet emits negative ions into the hair to help eliminate frizz and fly-a-ways. It comes with 2 settings that allows you to dry your hair in half the time, along with a diffuser nozzle and soft-touch rubberized finish. It’s also dual-voltage, and comes with a plug adapter for easy powering, meaning you’ll be able to use it anywhere. Nothing but smooth, shiny, silky hair. It retails for $33.