Finding out your favorite store is having a one day flash sale is like oversleeping the morning of your SATs. You’re flustered, hurried, and out of your mind worried that you won’t make it in time. Luckily, Ulta Beauty’s Forever Fabulous sale won’t lock you out if you arrive five minutes after start time, but it will certainly still test your speed and patience. Luckily, we’ve got a plan just for you.
Ready for the details? Today’s sale ends in just a few hours and is only online, so to shave a few minutes of your decision-making process, we created the perfect guide to shopping the sale fast. Whether you shop our favorites or not, here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect: 20% off all Philosophy skin care, 50% off Living Proof, 40% off Tarte palettes, and enough BOGO deals to last a lifetime (although, this sale won’t).
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There is a lot of product out there — some would say too much. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team, but if you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
It’s no coincidence that our editors run out of this stuff on the regular. Both the washable and waterproof formulas are some of the best drugstore mascara formulas to have ever existed. And yes, it really does make you look like you’re wearing falsies — just without all the fuss.
Maybelline The Falsies Washable Mascara, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty
Tarte makes some of the best eyeshadow palettes in the game, so when a rare sale like this comes around it’s best to stock up on the limited-edition shades while you can. Our favorites in this Dream Big pick? Happening (a sparkly plum) and All In (a watermelon pink).
Tarte Dream Big Eyeshadow Palette, $18, available at Ulta Beauty
At-home peels can be tricky — and a trend most beauty novices should try with caution. Still, this two-step system from Philosophy makes physically and chemically exfoliating your face easy and safe.
Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel, $57.6, available at Ulta Beauty
Behold: The only highlighter that makes strobing feel fun. Even if the long-lasting pigment wasn’t as good as it is, the bouncy, buttery formula would be worth all the money in the world (although this only costs $7).
Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter, $6.59, available at Ulta Beauty
Lip gloss is back — and the gloss renaissance has brought us all lots of new formulas — but this cheap fave from Nyx has been a holy grail of ours for years. You can snag it for even less today thanks to the retailer’s BOGO deal.
NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss, $4.99, available at Ulta Beauty
Sure, you loved this stuff when you were in middle school, but it’s about time you repurchase it as an adult. Why? It cuts down on frizz every single day — and even withstands the worst heat waves. Bonus: Camila Mendes is a fan and it’s buy one get one 50% off right now.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum, $11.99, available at Ulta Beauty
If there’s one French beauty habit you ever pick up, make it micellar water. You’ll never wash your face ever again — seriously.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water Waterproof Makeup Remover, $5.99, available at Ulta Beauty
Sick of daily washing? This shampoo that makes it possible to lather up less over time thanks to this formula’s grease-fighting technology.
Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo, $13, available at Ulta Beauty
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