We Asked These 8 Sephora Employees Their Go-To Beauty Products And Here’s What They Said…
When it comes to the best beauty products and the biggest selection, most people tend to head to Sephora. They have everything. So when it comes to finding the most sought-after, popular products that you must have in your makeup bag, who better to ask than the employees with first-hand experience with every product available.
We wanted to know which products every woman should have in their artillery. These Sephora employees gave us the best products for better lashes, skin, lips and more!
Katie Esposito talked about this first product, The Glow Fairy Glow Mask. “This is by far my favorite choice for unclogging pores and helping reduce acne on the face. The Glow Fairy Glow Mask is packed with strong antioxidants and hydrating ingredients that draw out dirt, oil, and grime from pores while helping protect your skin and adding essential moisture for a healthier, smoother look. I first used it when a friend gave me the secret 50% discount code SECRET50 for their site, and since every single one of my co-workers rave about. Use it twice a week for ten minutes, the spreadable mask uses Green Tea Extract to pull free radicals from the skin while helping improve skin and reduce acne over time. Vitamin E adds an extra line of defense while Glycerin hydrates the skin for a rejuvenating look like you’ve never experienced before."
2. LIAISON LASH BOND
The second product recommended by a Sephora employee was Liaison Lash Bond, a growth serum that helps build stronger lashes. Molly Morrell, a Los Angeles employee explained, “Liaison has it all, a good value, safe ingredients, and (brace yourself) it works! I first tried Liaison when I received the 50% off code SECRET50. This was before we had it in the store. I used it for six weeks and had some of the longest, most luscious lashes I’ve ever seen. I was so surprised. When we got it in the store, every employee started using it. The ingredients are natural and don’t cause irritation or burning, and the instructions are straightforward and simple. It’s really the best of everything packed into one product. Effectiveness, safety, and value all rolled into one.”
3. LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK
Store Manager Wendy Brennen loved Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask. “It doesn't matter how much lipstick you put on, if your lips are dried and crack, people will be able to tell. And don’t even think about kissing someone! Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask helps take care of that by helping repair and moisture your lips overnight. It’s like a super-powered lip balm that will not only protect your lips but help them stay healthy. It’s really a great choice.”
4. THE NO.3 HAIR PERFECTOR BY OLAPLEX
“Whether you think so or not, almost everyone could use some hair repair.” Sales associate Gina Ginsberg told us. “Our hair is so sensitive and even if you take amazing care of it, something like Olaplex’s No. 3 Hair Perfector will still help. It’s the smoothest, best hair conditioner and repairer ever. You can use it every day or like, once a month, either way you’d be doing a HUGE service to your hair.”
5. THE ALL NIGHT LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY BY URBAN DECAY
“What’s the point of amazing look if your makeup smears, right?” That’s what sales associate Catherine Lily wants to know. “I recommend this to everyone who shops at the store. I’m like chasing people down trying to get them to buy this it’s so good. Urban Decay’s All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray helps keep makeup on and looking perfect all night. It lasts up to 16 hours, which is incredible. I used this at a summer wedding and I was the only one at the reception without running eyeliner and smudgy foundation. Absolute best!”
While these Sephora employees recommend some great must-haves, if you’re trying to unclog pores, remove blackheads, and reduce acne, Glow Fairy is top of the list. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped interview the employees to find out why the Glow Fairy Glow Mask was the top pick. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of spreadable masks and blackhead removers. There’s a lot of brands out there making ridiculous claims that just always seemed so beyond reality, I never wanted to touch any of it. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying some wild cream just to find out it’s a waste of money. So when Sephora recommended the Glow Mask, I sort've wrote it off.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by the Glow Fairy Glow Mask when I told her about it. She ran to her bathroom to grab the bottle to show me. She would apply the mask twice a week, and within 10 minutes she would visibly see a reduction in oil, grime, and dirt that clogs her pores. But what really surprised me was a before and after photo she showed me. In the course of 4 weeks, her acne and skin discoloration was greatly reduced. I begged her to let me borrow the Glow Mask. Instead she told me there was a 50% OFF code, SECRET50 and told me to keep a secret, and I ordered my own Glow Mask immediately.
I received the package within a few days and started using it that night. The application is simple. It’s super simple to apply. After cleaning and drying your face with water, spread the mask across the areas of face you want to focus on. It feels like a thick clay mask that slightly hardens once it’s on your skin. I applied and waited the recommended 10 minutes to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of the Glow Fairy’s Glow Mask. I wanted to understand what every ingredient was doing for me, and how they claimed to work so fast.
Green Tea Extract
The first ingredient focuses on pulling the dirt and grime from your pores. Green Tea contains a very healthy dose of antioxidants that can fight free radicals including oil and dirt. On top of that, Green Tea also contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is extremely helpful in realigning your skin’s chemistry to reduce oily-ness and acne.
While Green Tea works to pull away dirt, Vitamin E is building your skin cells to defend against both new free radicals and skin damage including pollutants and sun. Additionally, it helps repair damaged skin cells in the process, making it easier for the skin to defend against acne and other issues.
Finally Glycerin is an extremely effective moisturizer. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the best defenses against acne and clogged pores, so it’s very important to find products with active ingredients like glycerin.
Step 2: When you apply the patch, you may feel a little prick. That’s the needle pushing through the first small layer of skin. The trouble with wrinkle creams is that they can't infiltrate deep down in the skin where the problem is the worst. Glow Fairy's microneedles are filled with hydrolyzed collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, didpeptide-2 to rebuild skin cells, and superoxide dismutase to prevent further damage.
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the fine lines around my crow's feet begin to diminish. 4 weeks and I noticed my smile lines were less significant as well.
After the first use, I noticed a considerable different in my skin, my pores were clearer and my skin’s oil more evenly distributed. After 3 weeks of use my acne was greatly reduced, it was amazing to see!
I was converted into a Glow Mask believer! I hope you will, too!