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Beauty Hunter: The Best Sephora Finds for January 2018

We’d hoard these if we could

A list of this month’s best new beauty items along with some all-time favorites. Check out the products on Sephora on our radar this month (maybe they should get on yours, too!)

For healthy, glowing skin.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swears by this beauty elixir, a modern spin on the centuries old “elixir of youth” that Queen Isabelle of Hungary swore by as well. The supermodel’s first encounter with this holy grail item was backstage at a runway show where a makeup artist prepped her with the Caudalie Beauty Elixir to give her tired skin a boost. Huntington-Whiteley was hooked on the stuff upon seeing immediate results. A single spritz delivers a signature blend of essential oils and plant extracts that serves as a fast-acting vitamin shot for the skin.


Beauty Elixir (P2,658) by CAUDALIE

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Flawless foundation.

“A revolutionary foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, the fluidity of a liquid, and the weightlessness of a powder in a longwearing waterproof formula for undetectable full coverage:" the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation stick is the secret to even, flawless coverage that looks just like skin.


Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick (P,2850) by HOURGLASS

If you’re looking for colors that pop.

The big winner in the eyeshadow category this month is the ZOEVA Opulence Eyeshadow Palette. While it features standout, high impact hues you can wear alone (a punchy shade of red, a rich blue violet, a rich copper shade), don’t be fooled; this palette is surprisingly versatile and allows you to create dynamic looks when the shades are blended.


Opulence Eyeshadow Palette (P,1650) by ZOEVA

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The perfect glide-on eyeliner.

The consistency of this eyeliner is amazing. It glides on smooth—like butter—so drawing on precise lines isn’t an issue. A single swipe dispenses an intense but subtle amount of pigment and can be blended, too, so this can work as a substitute for eyeshadow: just swipe, blend and pat down as you go. The Intense Gel pencil comes in brown, blue, purple, green and copper.


Intense Gel Pencil in "04 Purple" (P650) by SEPHORA COLLECTION

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The universally flattering shade of red.

Rihanna’s always-sold-out lip paint is now back in stock! The Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color is a weightless, 12-hour liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish that’s equal parts class and sass. Trust us: it isn’t selling like hotcakes because of the catchy way its peddled to beauty girls everywhere. The shade of red was carefully hand-picked by Rihanna herself and “obsessively tested to make sure it looks incredible on everyone.”  She was just as meticulous with the formulation, too: “This lipstick is really something else. The applicator is a shape I haven't seen before, but it is great for applying, especially in the corners of your mouth,” attested one buyer on Sephora. “The color is incredibly pigmented, and lasted all day- and lasted through a concert! I am quite pale and was afraid it would be too harsh, but it goes great with every skin tone.”


Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color (P1,200) by FENTY BEAUTY

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The ultimate skin repairing mask.

First Aid Beauty is a beauty brand beloved for its powerful line of skin-saving products. This month, the brand took things up a notch, introducing the Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask to their lineup. Harnessing the power of a superfood and a super vitamin (turmeric and vitamin C), this mask instantly brightens and smoothens out skin and evens out skin tone. It’s basically a giant glass of water—and a detox drink—for your skin.


Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask (P2,042) by FIRST AID BEAUTY

Upgrade that sheet mask arsenal!

If getting back to baby skin is on your beauty agenda, you’re definitely headed down the right track if you add this to your routine. This two-step treatment mask starts off with a peel that targets skin troubles and ends with an ultra-moisturizing sheet mask. A single purchase gets you a pack of three.


Back to Baby Clearing Treatment Mask (P1,000) by 3CE

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For bright, beautiful peepers.

Becca’s dual-bristle mascara wand is designed not only to distribute product evenly but to lift every lash, making them look longer and fuller. One of the blackest black mascaras on the market, the Ultimate Full Lash Perfecting Mascara creates dramatic looking lashes even with just one coat.


Ultimate Full Lash Perfecting Mascara (P1,273) by BECCA

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The best beauty package deal for January.

This month’s big beauty score goes to Pixi Beauty! Get your glow on with the Skintreat Duo: a glow-giving pair-up featuring Pixi’s Glow Tonic and Glow Mist. One Sephora review reads: “I love this set because it gives me the glow from within look which makes me incredibly happy! The toner brightens my skin and lightens my scars without causing excess pealing. While the setting spray adds a beautiful glowing touch to all my makeup looks. Would highly recommend this product.”


Skintreat Duo - Glow Tonic + Glow Mist (Limited Edition) (P2,330) by PIXI

For a gorgeous, natural-looking glow.

A little goes a long way with this multi-use pressed shimmer powder. The Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer Powder is great for creating that lit-from-within glow. Apply to the inner corners of your eyes, on the cupid’s bow, or above your cheekbones for a naturally radiant beauty look.


All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer Powder (P2,155) by NATASHA DENONA

Words Nicole Blanco Ramos

Art Ara Custodio

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