Sephora Beauty Finds Under $30

You don’t need to spend all your money to feel beautiful. There are always some hidden gems out there that are inexpensive, yet will give you the quality of products that are over $50 or so. An example is drugstore products that are honestly lifesavers but that’s for another post as this post is all about *angel choir singing* Sephora.

The heaven to my makeup cravings and the hell to my bank account. Not all items from Sephora are over the top expensive, so here are some of the beauty finds I recommend which are under $30!



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Face Primer

Some actually skip this step but if you want your makeup to have a smooth base it can hold on to, then a face primer is a great start.


KAJA Blur Drop Weightless Water Primer $22

If you have dry skin, KAJA’s Blur Drop Weightless Water Primer feels weightless and keeps your skin moisturized while being a perfect base for your makeup to last long.

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FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer $28

If you’re in for that dewy, glowy look, then First Aid Beauty’s Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer provides just that while blurring your pores. This primer is perfect for dry, normal, and oily skin.

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CLINIQUE Superprimer Face Primer $29

Clinique’s Superprimer glides on smoothly to the skin and holds in your makeup for hours. This primer color corrects for a range of complexion concerns.

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To achieve flawless-looking skin, investing on a foundation is the way to go. However, finding the perfect foundation to invest in is another story. Here are some not-so-pricey foundations which do the job and more.



A stick foundation is perfect to bring anywhere while saving up space in your makeup bag. Anastasia Beverly Hills’ stick foundation provides light to full coverage resulting in a natural finish. Oh, and it has an impressive shade range, too!

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CLINIQUE Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum 15 $27

Clinique’s Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum foundation showcases a wide range of shades that can match any skin tone, and provides medium to high coverage.

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation $28

A spray-on foundation? Now this is definitely a must-try. If you want to avoid a cakey finish, go for this one as its coverage result feels and looks like your skin… but better.

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Personally, I can go without a foundation but NEVER without a concealer. This is a makeup I can never live without because it helps me trick people that I didn’t have an all-nighter binge-watching Netflix series.


SEPHORA COLLECTION Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer $7

An absolute steal with great coverage. One dot over your blemish and you’re ready to go.

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SMASHBOX Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer $24

Here’s a brand with a wiiiiide selection of shade range in their concealers. This concealer has also a great coverage and really easy to blend.

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TOO FACED Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer $29

If you love Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation (I know I do), then you know that this Born This Way concealer will be another holy grail! Hydrating and great coverage. Need I say more?

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Now here’s where the magic begins. If you want to define or reshape a feature of yours, then it’s time for you to grab a contour! 


TARTE Hamptons Weekender Contour Palette $19

Okay, so this one has blush and highlighter on it but what I love about this is: it is travel-friendly! And the contour is blendable and fits most skin tone.

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BENEFIT Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick $28

Another travel-friendly and space saver product! Benefit Cosmetic’s Hoola Quickie Contour Stick is creamy, blendable, and yes, QUICK to apply.

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Bring life and color to your cheeks and, well, make yourself blush! PS: “Drunk blush” is a thing and I swear by it.


MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Face Color Powder $23

Try not to get too overwhelmed but Make Up For Ever’s blush shade range is endless and comes with different finishes – from matte, shimmer, and pearl!

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CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm $24

If it isn’t too obvious by now – I love my makeup to have a spectacular payoff, reasonably priced, and can fit in my travel makeup kit! Thank you for this one, Clinique.

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Be that glowy, blinding goddess you were always meant to be. Pop a highlighter above your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and cupid’s bow, and the sun and stars will bow down to you.


BECCA Glow on the Go Highlighter Set $20

This might be the mini editions but trust me it will last you forever. I’ve had mine for MONTHS already and the liquid highlighter is just almost half full. That’s how pigmented it is.

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BENEFIT High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter $26

You can never really go wrong with a liquid highlighter. One of my girlfriends swear by Benefit’s High Beam and honestly, I don’t blame her. Each time I see her, my eyes zone in straight to her cheekbones.

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While I can’t leave the house without concealer, I know people who would rather choose to be late than not do their eyebrows. That’s some superior dedication right there.



Does this product even need an introduction? The Dipbrow Pomade is the only eyebrow product you need. It’s creamy, glides easily, and lasts all day.

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BENEFIT Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill $24

If you want an eyebrow product that’s on the go and doesn’t require a brush, then Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil is the one you’re looking for. The slanted tip is absolutely perfect for eyebrow sculpting.

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This is where it gets satisfying. Do you ever have those moments when you open a brand new eyeshadow palette for the first time and you hear angels singing? This is probably the reason why I have an unhealthy collection of eyeshadow palettes (help).


TARTE Tartelette™ Flirt Eyeshadow Palette $19

The Tartelette palette is your on-the-go eyeshadow palette for neutral and smokey eye looks. However, there are also some shimmers in there if you want to glam up a bit!

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HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette – Precious Stones Collection $27

If you’re in it for the color, this collection from Huda Beauty will not disappoint – you’ll get the color and the amazing pigment. Browse the collection for more shade range!

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URBAN DECAY Naked Petite Heat $29

I ALWAYS have this on my makeup bag which is perfect because it’s so compact and small. If you’re a warm tone lover like me, you’ve got everything you need on here. Honestly, if you’re just going for the warm tones on the standard edition of the Heat palette, then might as well just buy this one.

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Trust me when I say eyelashes will be your game-changer. If you want to give your whole makeup look that extra, needed “oomph”, then I suggest it’s time to invest on some lashes.


TARTE Tarteist™ Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes $12

First of all, this collection is cruelty-free. The Tarteist Lashes offers you a selection of lashes ranging from natural to flirty and full.

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HUDA BEAUTY Classic False Lashes $20

Huda Beauty’s lashes are gorgeous and perfect if you’re aiming for a night-out, dramatic look.

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If you want more volume on your lashes but you’re not really comfortable with wearing false eyelashes, mascara is a safe bet. You can build the coats for the volume you prefer.


TOO FACED Better Than Sex Mascara $24

Everyone’s holy grail and it’s no wonder why! Honestly, just one coat from this mascara and you’re good to go.

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BENEFIT COSMETICS BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara $25

Now this mascara is insane. Benefit Cosmetic’s BADgal mascara actually lengthens your lashes and I’m not even kidding because I’ve got first-hand experience on this. And if you are already blessed with long lashes, there might be a chance you’ll be saying goodbye to your falsies after trying this gem.

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Aaaaannd another personal beauty favorite! A lipstick gives your makeup look some life. If you’re not in the mood to wear some makeup yet you want to look presentable, always have a lipstick in your pocket.

I am quite insecure of my lip color so a lipstick is also something I never forget (along with concealer) whenever I leave the house.


SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick $14

I tried this once and it instantly became a favorite. This lipstick collection is matte and lasts ALL DAY yet non-drying which is very important to me as my lips dry really easily. Vintage Rosewood and I already made my 3rd purchase.

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KAT VON D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick $20

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is another crowd favorite—hello, Lolita. From neutrals, bold colors, to shades you wouldn’t even imagine wearing (but should!), this liquid lipstick is long-wearing and cruelty-free!

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FENTY Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color $24

What I love about Fenty’s Stunna Lip Paint is that, aside from it being long-lasting and gorgeous, it goes well in any skin tone! Also, not to exaggerate but the Uncensored shade is the only red lipstick you need.

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Setting Spray

With all the time and effort you sacrificed to your makeup look, you wouldn’t want it to be easily removed now, wouldn’t you? To keep your makeup locked and secured, just spray some setting mist and you’re finally good to go!


KOPARI Coconut Rose Toner $25

If you have dry skin and you badly want to avoid your makeup to cake overtime, Kopari’s Coconut Rose Toner gets the job done. Now, it might be a toner but it doubles as a hydrating setting spray! A win-win if you ask me.

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KAT VON D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist $26

Kat Von D’s Lock-it Makeup Setting Mist is perfect for all skin-types and ensures that your makeup stays in place so that there will be no needed further touch-ups!

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Now that we’re all set (literally), let’s put on our favorite heels and conquer the world, shall we?

Krisy started Kronicles with the aim to inspire and empower. If she is not motivating people through her written words, she's either pretending she doesn't have social anxiety, petting random dogs, or watching the sunset.

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