12 TZR-Approved Luxe Beauty Products From Sephora You Need In Your Life

There’s simply no denying that luxury beauty products make people feel a certain way. From the dreamy, highly-detailed packaging to the innovative formulas created by world-renowned experts — it makes perfect sense why so many people swoon over luxe beauty buys. With that said, there’s always the question of whether a high-end product is really worth it. That’s where we come in. Being that we’re lucky enough to try the vast swath of luxury beauty products on the market, we can tell you first-hand which ones are actually worth the hype. Ahead, in partnership with retail powerhouse Sephora, we’re sharing 12 TZR-beloved beauty products that you should add to your arsenal this season.

Sulwhasoo Anti-Aging First Care Activating Serum

No big deal, but a bottle of this next-generation serum is sold every 10 seconds. This first-step balancing serum creates the ideal canvas to help boost the absorption of products to follow in your skin-care routine, allowing them to work even better. It’s the ultimate post-cleanse, anti-aging serum essence designed to help tackle the root cause of aging while hydrating, brightening, and visibly firming for well-balanced skin.

La Mer Crème de La Mer Moisturizer

There’s a reason this rich cream gets touted by every beauty editor and influencer in the business — it’s just that good. Made with the brand’s patented “Miracle Broth” and antioxidant-dense lime tea, the unique formula simultaneously soothes and energizes the skin to help address multiple signs of aging, from fine lines and wrinkles, to loss of elasticity and firmness. It’s also a godsend for people who struggle with dryness as it’s ultra-moisturizing and instantly smoothes away flaky rough patches, leaving the skin softer and significantly more radiant.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette

We’ve never met a Tom Ford makeup product we didn’t adore — and the brand’s best-selling eye quads are no exception. Available in 20 different color combinations, ranging from iconic neutrals to high-voltage brights, you can create endless different eye looks by just owning one of these designer palettes. Formula-wise, these shadows are intensely saturated, yet feel like butter and blend out so easily, making them a great choice for beginners and pros alike. We could wax poetic about these quads forever, but you’ll just have to pick one up to see the results for yourself.

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation

Here at TZR, we call this “the wedding day foundation” because it truly makes the skin look flawless and airbrushed to perfection — yet never appears cakey or mask-like. Despite being featherlight, the spray-on formula offers full-coverage so it seamlessly covers any unevenness or spots you want to disguise. It’s also completely water-resistant (so you can cry in it all you want) and it lasts on the skin all day long without smudging or fading. Shade-wise, you have 24 to choose from, ranging from ultra-fair to ebony.

YSL NU Bare Look Tint Skin Tint Foundation

Love wearing a lightweight foundation on most days? If so, you’ll adore this complexion-loving formula from YSL, which is packed with good-for-you ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and mallow, which work in tandem to hydrate, nourish, and brighten the skin while you wear it. The ultra-moisturizing, airlight formula leaves a radiant finish behind — yet never appears greasy or oily so it’s a great option for all skin types on the spectrum. Take it from us: Wear it once and it’ll become your new favorite base.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum

This decadent, frizz-defying formula from Kérastase is made with four highly-nourishing oils, including maize, procaxi, argan, and camellia, which work synergistically to add shine, softness, and supreme hydration to the hair. At the same time, these oils help strengthen and protect your mane, leaving it healthier and more resilient over time. And that, my friends, is how it’s earned its holy grail status.

Gucci Rouge de Beauté Brillant Glow & Care Shine Lipstick

Instagram-worthy packaging aside, this lipstick checks all the boxes in that it’s ultra-pigmented, long-lasting, and nourishes your pout with a hydrating blend of oils, butters, and hyaluronic acid. This means it won’t ever leave your lips dry and cracked the way some formulas do. Instead, it gives lips a gorgeous sheen that makes them look plump, healthy, and — dare we say it? — kissable. Available in both everyday neutrals and punchy brights, there’s a perfect shade for everyone here.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

This luxurious moisturizer is backed by 30 years of scientific research and contains a patented technology known as TFC8®, which not only nourishes the skin, but protects it and supports cellular renewal to stave off premature signs of aging. Additionally, hyaluronic acid maintains ideal moisture levels and helps plump the skin, while hydrolyzed rice protein works to soothe and boost hydration even further. The results speak for themselves: In a 12-week study conducted by the brand, 100% of users said their skin felt instantly hydrated and nourished, and 96% said their skin looked firmer and more lifted.

Armani Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation

Introducing another one of our all-time favorite foundations. Available in a whopping 40 shades, this award-winning, oil-free formula offers medium buildable coverage and a finish so natural that no one will be able to tell you’re wearing makeup. Formulated with the brand’s Micro–fil™ technology, it blends into the skin like a dream without ever getting patchy or cakey. Plus it leaves behind the most gorgeous lit-from-within glow that never goes unnoticed. In other words: Prepare to get compliments galore when wearing this fan-favorite foundation.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil

First things first, just imagine this stunning bottle sitting on your vanity or bathroom sink. Now that you’ve got that gorgeous image embedded in your brain, let’s discuss the formula. This fast-absorbing, lightweight, 3-in-1, multitasking facial oil has a unique texture that’s as light as water, rich as an oil, and as powerful as a serum. Formulated with four exceptional, sustainably sourced honeys, this one-of-a-kind watery oil aids in skin recovery for visible radiance, hydration, and plumpness.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

We’ve tried countless different setting powders in our day, but this is one of the only ones that we consistently come back to because it’s so foolproof. Not only is it ideal for all skin types, but it’s also so incredibly finely milled that it looks and feels like you’re wearing nothing. Soft-focus light-reflecting particles in the formula blurs the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as pores and any texture, leaving skin looking flawless — never flat.

Givenchy Le Rouge Sheer Velvet Matte Lipstick

Sure, the packaging is sublime — that goes without saying. But this coveted new lipstick formula is on a whole other level, too. Despite having a matte finish, it’s ultra-hydrating thanks to the inclusion of antioxidant-rich vitamin E and mango butter, both of which help to deeply condition and repair dry lips. Oh, and the shade range couldn’t be any better, either. Comprised of beiges, mauves, and roses, the colors are a neutral lipstick lover’s dream.

Photography: Ryan Jenq; Prop Styling: Yolande Gagnier; Art Direction: Diana Weisman/BDG; Branded Beauty Leads: Shyema Azam & Irma Elezovic/BDG; Production: Julia Merenda/BDG