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!
The first 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.”
Katie Esposito talked about this second product, The Glow Fairy Body Glow Wand. “If you’re looking to get rid of stretch marks, wrinkles, or cellulite, I LOVE this product. Its main ingredient is retinol, which is so popular right now, but mainly because it like, totally works. Just rub the balm over wrinkles, stretch marks, or loose skin and the retinol-packed balm will help revive the skin, making it look more youthful. It literally will glow!”
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!”
6. THE WIZARD DETANGLING HAIR PRIMER BY AMIKA
General manager Matty Simone loves Amika’s Detangling Hair Primer. “It’s the best way to help make my hair look and feel silky smooth after the shower. My hair is naturally pretty curly so anytime I want to do anything to it, it becomes a hassle. Using Amika, I can at the very least manage these curls. People without curly hair swear by it, too because it cuts blow drying time in HALF. It’s amazing. I highly recommend it.”
7. THE ACNE SOLUTIONS ACNE + LINE CORRECTING SERUM BY CLINIQUE
“Spot-treating acne products is one of the hardest products to find, I would know,” says sales associate Lyzie Venick. “Especially one that doesn’t dry out your skin completely. That’s what was troubling me. Every product I found would maybe get rid of my acne, but make my skin look worse with dried out patches. Clinque’s Acne and Line Correcting Serum is the first one I found that doesn’t completely kill my skin. It actually helped remove acne and lines without dry patches. Now it’s my go-to and I recommend it to everyone else.”
8. PAULA'S CHOICE BODY LOTION, GLYCOLIC ACID & SHEA BUTTER EXFOLIANT
“The best body lotion. Ever.” Claims Margot Wellen, a shift manager. “This stuff changed my life, it has amazing ingredients to help your skin look and feel incredible. The main one being a 10% Glycolic Acid, an ultra-effective alpha hydroxy acid that helps exfoliate and rejuvenate skin. It’s a perfect combo with something like The Glow Fairy Body Glow Wand. These two products together will take years off of your skin. It’s unbelievable!”
We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who researches makeup brands and products to advise on the best deals available. We asked her to look into Liaison Lash Bond to find out why it’s the most effective and safest eyelash growth serum available. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of eyelash serums. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t, and many use ingredients that can harm you. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying serums just to find out it’s a waste of money and their lashes are worse off than when they started. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But when I heard about Sephora employees recommending Liaison Lash Bond, something clicked. Then, I remembered just a few weeks earlier, my best friend, who I trust with my life, said she had just started using Liaison’s Lash Bond. She said she was expecting it to work within 4 weeks. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then I went to visit her to see how her progress was, and I was stunned. I could see her eyelashes getting healthier and longer. Then I asked to see the ingredient list….
I begged her to let me borrow her Lash Bond. Instead, she gave me a secret 50% off code, SECRET50, and I ordered two bottles immediately.
I received the package within two days and started using it that night. The application is very simple, a small amount across your eyelashes before you sleep. It feels like placing water on your eyelid. Of course, I woke up the next day expecting a miracle… but alas, it takes longer than that to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Liaison. I wanted to know how it worked, and what it was aiming to do with my lashes…
STEP 1: When you apply Liaison, a fresh supply of oxygen and citric acid work away at lash waste, releasing it through your pores to be washed away and clearing the way for nutrients.
STEP 2: Our specialized mixture, including purified water and hyaluronic acid, activates internal peptides and gains access to follicles to prepare for bold growth.
STEP 3: Polypeptides travel deep into your roots, supplying follicles with essential proteins throughout your day and while you sleep.
Step 4: Refreshed lash follicles continue to receive the optimal oxygen, blood flow, and dose of nutrients needed to keep lashes healthy and strong.
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the color of my lashes getting darker. 4 weeks and I noticed I didn’t have to apply as much mascara. By week 6, it was as if I was a totally different woman.
Since then, I’ve continued to apply and my lashes have only grown thicker and healthier. The amount of money I save on mascara from having to use less product is now used for Lash Bond.
I’ve been converted into a lash serum believer, and hope you will, too.