Oh, the hallowed halls of Sephora. We enter like mystics, serious and focused on our end goal: transcending time, space, and our bank accounts to return home rich in the knowledge of the best new beauty products on the market. But that’s easier said than done. With so many options (literally thousands of different makeup and skincare formulas), how can you be sure of which one will work best for you? Ah yes, that’s why you’ve come here.
We’ve already rounded up the best new releases at Sephora, which is great for keeping up-to-date on the latest product launches. But this is by no means a master list. Today, we’re focusing on the products that sold the best over the entire course of 2016.
Behold, this year's best-selling Sephora products across all categories—makeup, skincare, hair, and fragrance. After all, whether it’s new or old, a bestselling product is popular for a reason. Whether you’re looking to fall in love with a new find, or gift a guaranteed favourite, keep scrolling to see 14 of the most-purchased products from Sephora US in 2016!
ABH’s Modern Renaissance palette is a favourite of both bloggers and consumers, and we get why. Its 14 incredibly pigmented shades range from warm taupe to rich berry, rendering the ultimate way to adorn your eye lids.
This ultra gentle face cleanser has over 70,000 “loves” at Sephora. Customers love its efficacy in balancing, soothing, and softening skin.
What we love most about this tried-and-true powder is its ability to keep skin matte without leaving it powdery or cakey. Because it never settles into fine lines or pores, it’s become possibly the most popular baking powder of all time.
A skincare heavyweight, Fresh’s age-defying moisturiser prevents and treats signs of ageing. No wonder such a broad age range swears by it.
Boscia’s Baby Soft Foot Peel came not long after the wildly popular Asian version, Baby Foot. It caught fire around the internet thanks to its serious dead skin-shedding properties. Seriously, there’s a reason it’s called baby soft—your feet are reborn. Slip on the exfoliating booties for 60 to 90 minutes. Five days later your skin will be brand new.
Another iconic product, this mascara's brush head is designed to deliver some serious volume. It has 170,000 "loves" with Sephora customers raving about it's super-pigmented black formula.
This product marries the cleansing properties of shampoo with the treatment potential of an exfoliating scrub. Those of us with a dry scalp, or too much product buildup, will find that it works wonders. Certain Sephora customers credit this product for giving them the “best hair of their life.”
With top notes of bergamot, orange, jasmine, and rose layered on undertones of vanilla and musk, this cult-favourite perfume is as sweet as it is rich. Plus, the decadent bottle looks stunning on a vanity.
These luxurious hand creams source ingredients from the South of France (Cannes, Nice, and Avignon… Champagne by the sea anyone?). The original formula is over 20% pure shea butter, blended with coconut oil and honey. Another beloved pick? The lavender version, which is made from essential oils sourced from the famous fields of Provence.
If you think you've seen every liquid lipstick formula, you're wrong. This high-fashion take is completely opaque and moisturising for 10 (yes, 10) hour wear. Plus, we love the chic high-shine finish; it's a nice departure from the ubiquitous matte trend.
Flowerbomb is the Disney Princess of Sephora’s fragrances. Notes like ballerina freesia, jasmine, rose, and orchid give it that delightful flower garden scent. It has 80,000 “loves” and has won several industry awards.
Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Oil is loved—nay, coveted by beauty bloggers everywhere. Here, it's paired alongside their Good Genes Serum which Sephora users turn to for its exfoliating and refining properties.
This concealer is a cult favourite for a reason. It's super creamy formula flexes over the skin, providing long-wearing and crease-proof power. Since it has moisturising botanicals, it's also perfect for subtle highlighting. Yes, you could say we're in love.
This clearing treatment is Byrdie editor approved. The blend of six different acids and activated charcoal draws out the deepest impurities and clears the most stubborn blemishes. It also tackles other common skin concerns like razor bumps, redness, and scars.
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