This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Epic: It’s a word that gets tossed around about as much as “obsessed” and “genius.” But few things, including most of the pancake stacks and roller coasters described on Instagram as such, aren’t lengthy or heroic (look it up). But in the case of CVS’s first ever Epic Beauty Event, we couldn’t think of a more apt moniker.
To start, the sale lasts a full week and a half, offering a run of daily deals that knocks big bucks off of the kind of stuff we already can’t live without. Among the deals are fresh polish shades from Essie, cleansing wipes from Burt’s Bees, a selection of absolutely addictive Bioré strips, and the cutest makeup and skincare from Crème Shop. Some items ring in for less than a dollar, if you can believe that. What’s more, card-carrying members of CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare Beauty Club (which is free to join) will score an extra $3 in rewards for every $30 spent.
See every single steal, ahead, and plan to make CVS and its site your lunchtime hangout through March 2. For those shopping online, use the code “EPICBEAUTY” to unlock every deal.
This cushion blush scores all kinds of points in the cute department, but it also imparts the kind of sheer, natural flush we’re always after. Bonus: This and all Crème Shop products are 35% off today only.
The Creme Shop Tres Cheek Cushion Blush, $19.98, available at CVS
With five different versions to choose from — including options for sensitive and acneic skin — we don’t need an excuse to stock up on these wipes (which we use after workouts, late nights, and long flights). Now that each variety is slashed by 50%? It feels like our duty to our skin to stock each tote bag.
Burt’s Bees Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes, $6.49, available at CVS
The Queen’s favorite nail polish brand recently released an entire collection of shades that are serene, but not boring. Exhibit A: This cool take on cornflower blue, which, along with any other Essie shade, can be had for an equally chill seven bucks. Having a hard time picking from the hundreds of options? Check out a few more of our favorites.
Essie Essie Nail Polish in Toned Down, $9, available at CVS
We love the weightlessness a gel formula brings to otherwise chalky matte lipstick — and its lip-softening powers, too. What we don’t love is the $20-and-higher price points that typically come with the innovation. This option not only rings in well under $10, but for one day only it will be an astonishing $4 off, making it cheaper than most drugstore lip balms.
JOAH I’m Your Jelly Bae Matte Gel Lipstick, $5.99, available at CVS
Earmarked for festival season: this travel-friendly, cushion contour, which is the perfect bronzer for spring. Nab this, and any item from the line, for 35% off.
Peripera Peripera Ah! Much Real My Cushion Contour, $17.98, available at CVS
The last time many of us slathered a Freeman mask across our mug was sometime circa junior high. When trying this newer formulation a few months back, we found it far more elegant than we remember. The creamy blend deep cleans pores, thanks to bentonite and kaolin, but doesn’t overly dry skin in the process. Grab it and any other Freeman mask for just $2.99 as part of CVS’s sale.
Freeman Beauty Freeman Feeling Beautiful Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask, $4.49, available at CVS
This lightweight spray combines two of (perhaps) the greatest things to ever happen to hair: biotin and dry shampoo. Biotin, collagen, and coffee help thicken stands while rice starch soaks up grease. Grab it — or any Hask shampoo, conditioner, and single-use oil treatment — for 30% off.
Hask Biotin Boost Thickening Dry Shampoo, $5.99, available at CVS
We don’t care if it’s way too early to be thinking about the next round of Christmas gifts. This blowdryer, which is made with ceramic to reduce frizz, can be had for $25 less (that’s more than 50% off), making it the perfect choice for no-brainer gift giving.
Conair Infinity Pro 1875 Rose Gold Hair Dryer, $39.99, available at CVS
At the sale price of just six bucks for the box, these hero nose strips make de-gunking pores that much more satisfying a ritual.
Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Strips, $7.99, available at CVS
We’ve had it with styling creams that feel greasy or crunchy. This new formula is made to combat both issues, thanks to a healthy dose of glycerin, added for soft and residue-free curls. Can it be the hero hair cream we’ve been looking for? At just $3 — along with any other item in the L’Oreal Paris Studio line — there’s never a better time to find out.
L’Oreal Paris Studio Line Flexible Strong Hold Cream, $6.99, available at CVS
At less than $10, this conditioner is already a steal. But add in the extra discount (it’s just $4 as part of the sale) with the fact that it acts like a deep conditioning mask and we suddenly feel like we’re winning at everything.
L’Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Repair Reviver Deep Conditi, $5.99, available at CVS
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