We’re huge Sephora fans here at Rank & Style. As lovers of all things beauty, we can’t help but find ourselves constantly on the search for the next product sure to gain a cult following. We’re trying and retrying the cosmetics, skincare, and hair products beauty editors and bloggers are going gaga for and in turn, we’re seriously ranking in the Beauty Insider Points. But at the end of the day, we got to thinking, if we only had $50 to spend at our happy place (i.e. the black and white striped, deliciously smelling beauty-tailor we all know and love) what would we buy? So, we took a poll and created a list of our staff’s favorite Sephora buys all under $50. From the round brush that will make you feel like you just stepped out of Drybar to face masks that dig deep to clear your skin of impurities and give you a lasting glow, our Top 10 Sephora picks changed our lives and we’re pretty sure they’re going to change yours. Consider us your trusted beauty advisors and scroll down! Opening image: @MarcJacobsBeauty
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Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
STAFF SAYS: "The facial oil of my dreams! It's perfect to rid skin of inflammation and gives you the perfect glow" —Ashley Cheyenne, Social and Beauty Merchandising Intern
BEST FOR: Revitalizing a dull complexion
Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection
STAFF SAYS: "This is my favorite powder contour kit because it is very forgiving. Perfect if you are wanting to learn how to contour for special occasions or even just spice up your everyday makeup routine!" —Sarah Thrash, Apparel Merchandising Intern
LOVED FOR: Complete with a "Glamour Guide," this kit gives you simple steps for creating three different contoured looks.
Glamglow SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask
STAFF SAYS: "No mask works better than this one at clearing out my pores and giving me a glowing look! If I only had $50 to spend, I'd pick up this in the mini version so I can take it with me wherever I travel." —Pilar Pitalue, Digital Marketing Intern
HOW IT WORKS: Using a blend of six acids, this mask clears out impurities, shrinks pores, and leaves you with clean, clear, and radiant skin.
Drybar Full Pint Medium Round Brush
STAFF SAYS: "I bought a Drybar set just after Christmas and it came with this round brush. Now I can't blow dry my hair without it! It's so smooth and easy to use and it always leaves my hair shiny!" —Taylor Ohlenburger, Site Merchandising Assistant
BEST FOR: Achieving a salon-level blowout on short to mid-length locks
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
STAFF SAYS: "Do yourself a favor and get some of this liquid gold! It gives the perfect subtle glow and on top of that, I can mix it with my foundation for an overall more dewy look. The smell is also heavenly!" —Emma Manning, Marketing Associate
LOVED FOR: This beloved coconut-infused highlighter provides the perfect universally-flattering glow.
Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask
STAFF SAYS: "All for trying anything that promises to give me clear skin. Since I'm already a huge BIOSSANCE fan, this newly released skin-calming and detoxing face mask is a no-brainer buy for me." —Meredith Rimmer, Associate Editor
BEST FOR: This mask is the perfect addition to a good old fashioned girls night!
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
STAFF SAYS: "I never tried this cleanser despite the fact that it was in multiple Rank & Style lists. I'm so glad I finally did! I'm obsessed with the fresh Strawberry scent and it really does brighten your skin. I'm also very impressed with the clean ingredients in this cleanser." —Emily Carter, Digital Marketing Manager
LOVED FOR: This vegan face wash utilizes antioxidants and plant extracts to cleanse, protect, and brighten your complexion.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
STAFF SAYS: "I absolutely love this setting powder because it is so sheer it doesn't look like I am wearing any makeup but does a great job setting my coverup and making my skin tone look even. The loose powder never looks caked on my face like it can with other powders." —Dalton Young, COO
LOVED FOR: Long-lasting, weightless coverage
BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette
STAFF SAYS: "I love a good face palette that offers multiple products in one—great for travel and cuts down on waste. After reading all of the rave reviews for this product, I'm thinking this will be my new summer look." —Beth Zerdecki, Chief Product & Marketing Officer
BEST FOR: Complete with a blush, bronzer, and highlighter, this palette gives skin an effortless, sunkissed glow.