I Asked Celebrity Facialists to Shop at Sephora With $50—Here's the Reveal


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If you're like me and have ever wondered what top estheticians would buy on *somewhat* of a budget at Sephora, you're in luck. I've taken the liberty of asking said estheticians what they would throw in their cart at the retail giant that costs less than $50. Some of their picks may even surprise you. 

It goes to show that even folks like celebrity facialists love a good deal and are interested in finding products that work but don't cost a fortune. Here, you'll find their top selections for everything from face creams and oil cleansers to lip masks. They even use some of these items themselvesthat's how you know they truly work. 

1. Kora Organics Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream

2. Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil

3. The Inky List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum

4. Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Oil Hydrating Cleanser

5. Fresh Sugar Recovery Lip mask Advanced Therapy

6. Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40

7. Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer

8. Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak

9. The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

10. Topicals Faded Serum

11. Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum

12. Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50

13. Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Cleanser

14. Glow Recipe Plum Plump

15. Paula's Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

16. Farmacy Honey Savior All-in-One Skin Repair Salve

17. First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub

18. Ren AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum

19. Topicals Like Butter Mask

20. Ouai Treatment Mask

21. Shani Darden Cleansing Serum

22. Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.