I’m going to be totally, completely honest with you: As a beauty editor, I haven’t paid full price for shampoo, moisturizer, or body wash in what could easily be four years. Heck, I get a lot of it for free. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t snapped up some on-sale Pat McGrath lipstick from Sephora's Black Friday promo, or a good nail polish shade while visiting the Target near my parents’ house.
What exactly am I getting at? Your girl lives for a sale. Even when brands are happy to send me skin care mailers that cost nearly as much as my Brooklyn abode’s monthly rent, I'm still constantly keeping my eye on the fluctuating prices of my favorite goods. Welcome to The Score, Beauty Edition, courtesy of your resident thrifty R29 beauty shopping guru. (Me!)
In the following slides, you'll see the best of the best from the sale sections of every corner of the internet (Sephora, Ulta, Dermstore, and Nordy for starters). We may just be settling into 2020, but be sure to check back here as I dutifully update this story with all the best new sale picks before well, someone else does. From (actually) cheap Artis makeup brushes to price-chopped Sunday Riley, here are 18 on-sale beauty products to shop now.
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It's the brand's 20th birthday, but you're getting all the gifts. From February 21 until February 23, you can take 20% off site-wide (some exclusions apply). Can't wait? Tarte Rewards members can shop the sale today with the promo code PREVIEW2020.
Tarte cue the confetti eyeshadow palette, $, available at Tarte
Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Face Mask
If Cool Whip were millennial pink and was packin' with skin-care benefits, you would get this face mask. But this Bliss formula isn't just a fun treat to use — it gets your brighter, more hydrated skin after one use.
Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Face Mask, $, available at Amazon
Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette
I personally only started wearing blush a year ago, but now I'm truly a woman obsessed. This cheek palette by makeup artist Natasha Denona is still a splurge at $44.50 (half off the original price) but contains six full-size pans that are bound to last for quite a long time.
Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette, $, available at Sephora
Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette
The mega-influencer's palette has racked up over 44.1k Loves on Sephora, and now's your chance to snag it for $31 and change.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at Sephora
Cover FX Power Play Concealer
I can personally confirm that no matter what it is you're looking to mask — dark circles, acne scars, bad decisions — this indestructible concealer is up for the challenge.
Cover FX Power Play Concealer, $, available at Sephora
Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
My twin sister is not a Beauty Person, like me, but literally has gone out of her way to text me photos of her Good Genes empties, proclaiming that this is "the reason I'm not breaking out." As of 2020, the brand dropped the price from $105 to $85, so TBH, consider this deal better than a sale.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $, available at Ulta Beauty
Storybook Cosmetics x Mean Girls Burn Book Storybook Palette
As a full-on Mean Girls stan (my boyfriend got me tickets to the Broadway show for my birthday), my heart skipped a beat when I saw this 12-pan palette available for under $30 at Ulta. From the soft matte "Glen Coco" to the shimmery lime "Grool," the Burn Book has something for everyone — and I'm not talking about juicy rumors.
Storybook Cosmetics x Mean Girls Burn Book Storybook Palette, $, available at Ulta Beauty
KKW Fragrance Diamonds Kim Clear Eau de Parfum
If you employ a Pokémon-style "gotta catch 'em all" approach to the KKW perfumes, then now's your chance to pick up the Kim (and Khloé) Diamonds bottles at over $10 off the original price.
KKW Fragrance Diamonds Kim Clear Eau de Parfum, $, available at Ulta Beauty
MAC Lucky Stars Lipstick Kit
This limited-edition trio of neutral pink lippies won't be around much longer, so don't miss out on getting in on this steal of a deal.
MAC Cosmetics Lucky Stars Lipstick Kit, $, available at Nordstrom
Anthropologie Large Visionary Candle
If you're anything like me, you tend to go through candles quicker than your bank account can keep up. Luckily, this chic, woody three-wick candle from Anthro is on sale for a palatable $29.
Anthropologie Large Visionary Candle, $, available at Nordstrom
T3 Featherweight Folding Compact Hair Dryer with Dual Voltage
If you can never be without your fancy hairdryer, find solace in T3's foldable model, which is knocked down in price.
T3 Featherweight Folding Compact Hair Dryer with Dual Voltage, $, available at Nordstrom
Briogeo Healthy Hair Game
Four Briogeo products for under $30? It's not sorcery — just a really freakin' amazing holiday kit that you can still score if you shop soon.
Briogeo Healthy Hair Game, $, available at DermStore
Avène Soothing Moisture Mask
Whether it's cold, windy weather or too-hot office heating, this time of year can feel like a losing battle for maintaining happy, hydrated skin. After a day of compulsively misting at my desk, I love to treat my face to Avène's hydrating mask.
Avène Soothing Moisture Mask, $, available at DermStore
Foreo x Dermalogica Cleanse Kit
The Foreo Mini 2 already retails for $119, so this Dermstore exclusive set is like getting three Dermalogica products for totally free. (Free!!)
Foreo x Dermalogica Cleanse Kit (4 piece), $, available at DermStore
Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Liquid Illuminator Kit
This 2019 Beauty Innovator Award-winning highlighter trio allows you to try each of the scintillating shades for just $14.70 each.
Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Liquid Illuminator Kit (3 piece), $, available at DermStore
Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Kit Vol. 2 Collection
Yes, I know that this is the second time Sunday Riley is on this list. They. Are. That. Good! This set is worth it for the full-size Good Genes alone, so consider it a major bonus that you can sample four skin-care minis for essentially $0.
Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Kit Vol. 2 Collection (5 piece), $, available at DermStore
Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon
Is this real life? By some benevolent grace of the beauty universe, Space NK is stocking select shades of Surratt's pigmented lip crayon at drugstore prices. Run, don't walk!
Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon, $, available at Space NK
Artis Oval 3
Speaking of fancy-pants beauty, if you haven't yet tried Artis' beyond posh oval brushes, now's your moment to sample the Oval 3, which can be used to target application of your foundation or concealer.
Artis Oval 3, $, available at Space NK
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