Affordable Makeup at Sephora! CF & Under $25!

I like so many others love Sephora. It’s one of my happy places and I can spend countless hours browsing and adding things to my basket! However, with our current state of economy and inflation, things are not as they once were. Is it possible to find affordable products at Sephora? Specifically, makeup? Absolutely! I will share the best affordable makeup at Sephora that are cruelty-free and under $25!

Affordable Makeup at Sephora! Cruelty-Free and Under $25!

I can make a whole post dedicated to the brand LYS! They are a woman and black-owned brand making “clean beauty” accessible to all at an affordable price sold at a luxury retailer like Sephora. But they’re many other gems and I’ll be sharing them in every category! This post excludes sale-priced items and limited edition items. These are worthy products you can find under $25 at Sephora to keep up with your makeup-loving addiction!

Is Sephora Cruelty-Free in 2022?

Sephora has its own in-house brand and many of its products receive rave reviews and are affordably priced at under $20. Their foundation seems to be a favorite of many influencers. While the luxury retailer sells many cruelty-free products, unfortunately, it saddens me to say that still in 2022 the in-house brand Sephora collection is not cruelty-free.

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Does Clean at Sephora Mean Cruelty-Free?

Understandably so, some people may confuse ‘clean at Sephora’ to also mean cruelty-free. However, a product that is formulated without certain ingredients such as mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, and formaldehyde is what makes these specific items clean. While most of the brands are cruelty-free it is not true for all brands listed. For example, Sephora’s own in-house brand lists certain items as clean. But as we know, they are not cruelty-free. So no, clean at Sephora does not mean cruelty-free!

Affordable Makeup at Sephora

LYS affordable products at Sephora

Affordable Foundations at Sephora

The triple-fix serum foundation from LYS comes in 35 shades and has buildable light-to-medium coverage. Infused with skincare such as hyaluronic acid, this foundation beautifully evens out your skin tone and for those with dry skin (such as myself), it provides a beautiful luminous finish and doesn’t really settle into fine lines.

LYS Beauty Triple Fix Serum Foundation

Mini Affordable Foundations Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora

Affordable Concealers at Sephora

The One/Size Turn Up The Base Butter Silk Concealer is said to be a do it all concealer. It’s a medium-to-full-coverage concealer and is a thick viscosity that comes in 24 shades. Many beauty lovers rave about this concealer and love using it as a foundation as well.

One/Size Turn Up the Base Butter Silk Concealer

one/size concealer affordable brands at sephora
Affordable Concealers Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora
mini hourglass concealer

Hourglass Mini VanishTM Airbrush Concealer

ABH brow wiz ultra-slim precision pencil affordable at Sephora

Affordable Brow Products at Sephora

When it comes to brows ABH takes the crown. They have a cult following for a reason and this may have been the first ever product I purchased from Sephora way back when. The pencil comes in 12 shades and is retractable and it is so easy to use! You can’t go wrong creating beautiful hair-like strokes on your brows!

ABH Brow Wiz Ultra-Slim Precision Pencil

Affordable Brow Products Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora
anastasia beverly hills brow pomade

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade

Affordable Eye Shadows at Sephora

This mini palette has a beautiful color story that speaks romance. It’s a mix of warm and cool tones (though leaning a bit warmer) that will suit any skin tone. Alternatively, if you’d like a cooler tone palette The Glam One is beautiful!

Lawless Mini The Baby One Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette

Lawless mini The Baby One Eyeshadow Palette
Affordable Eye Shadows Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora
stila glitter and glow liquid eyeshadow affordable at Sephora

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

rare beauty soft pinch liquid blush affordable at Sephora

Affordable Blushes at Sephora

Can you have too much blush? I don’t think so! With so many blush options, the popular Rare Beauty soft pinch is a favorite! A little goes a very, very long way! You will definitely get your money’s worth with this!

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Affordable Blushes Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora

Affordable Bronzers at Sephora

Second, to blush is bronzer! Having the right bronzer adds such a beautiful warmth to the skin, especially with cooler months ahead. You can’t go wrong with the Rare Beauty bronzer sticks and LYS matte bronzer is a winner!

Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Sticks

rare beauty bronzer sticks affordable at Sephora
Affordable Bronzers Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb affordable at Sephora

Affordable Lip Products at Sephora

Sometimes a gloss is all you need to feel put together! You can find a decent amount of lip products at Sephora that are fairly affordable, but you cannot go wrong with the Fenty Beauty gloss bomb! It’s become a staple in my routine!

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Affordable Lip Products Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora

If you love to line your lips (it really makes such a difference!) I love Rare Beauty’s kind words lip liner!

Affordable Mascaras at Sephora

The ILia mascara is lovely for a natural everyday look. With mascaras, it’s a great option to opt for minis if you have more than one you regularly use. Given the six-month expiration, minis are best!

Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening Clean Mascara

ilia mini lengthening mascara
Affordable Mascaras Under $25 + Cruelty-Free at Sephora

Shopping at a luxury retailer like Sephora can feel overwhelming and daunting. Especially, if you’re within a set budget. However, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible! It is highly doable and you can find many great items for under $25!

I hope this post was helpful! I’d love to know what are your favorite products to shop for at Sephora. Leave a comment below sharing some of your favorites!

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