Pia Velasco
October 24, 2019 2:57 pm
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It’s almost time for the return of the Ulta Beauty Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, and the upcoming discounts are putting us in a serious gift-giving mood.

The sale starts on November 28th (that’s Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday Eve) and runs through December 2nd (Cyber Monday) in stores and online. As always, Ulta Beauty has all of the best beauty deals. The retailer always kills it with various season sales throughout the year, such as its Gorgeous Hair Event and its year-round Buy More Save More program, and this Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale will be no exception. It’s looking like a very thorough, wildly affordable selection for the holidays.

Ulta is staying tight-lipped on details of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but we’ve started rounding up some of our favorite skincare, makeup, and hair products that will sit in our shopping bags until the big day comes. We’ll keep you updated here.

Skincare:

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

Courtesy of Peach and Lily

Like the glass hair trend, glass skin is all the rage for its shiny, perfect look. Think dewy, radiant, goddess-like complexions. This serum is packed with high-performing skincare ingredients like niacinamide (for brightening), hyaluronic acid (for hydration), and a peptide complex (for plumping). It’s fast-absorbing, so can be used in the morning before applying makeup, or at night before going to sleep.

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

Courtesy of Skyn Iceland


While tons of eye masks and treatments promise to de-puff and hydrate the eye area and help you look like you’ve had a good night’s rest, many fall short of their claims–but not these ones. Skyn infuses Icelandic glacial water into every one of its products, which helps to detoxify skin and alleviate dryness. These gels also include gingko biloba leaf extract for soothing and tightening, glycerin for replenishing moisture, and hexapeptide for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Added bonus: They stay put on your skin, so unlike other gels that will slip if you move, these let you go about your life while waiting the 15 minutes for them to do their magic.

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin

Courtesy of CeraVe


There’s no need to splurge on cleansers since, really, they only sit on your face for a few seconds every day. However, it is important to choose a cleanser that works and doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. This CeraVe cleanser targets people with normal to dry skin, but many experts say that it works well with other skin types as well. The brand is a cult classic because its products really work and are extremely affordable–even more so with a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale (wink, wink). Also, this cleanser is packed with hyaluronic acid and three different types of ceramides to help moisturize your skin and keep it hydrated, which is especially important during the winter when the cold air is harsh on our skin.

Hair:

Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler For Multiple Hair Types and Styles

Courtesy of Dyson


If you’ve been eyeing the new Dyson Airwrap (and honestly, who hasn’t?), Black Friday/Cyber Monday is the best time to buy it. Yes, it will still be pricey, but if you’re one to splurge on the occasional blowout and/or constantly heat style your hair, this product will probably help you save money in the long run and won’t ruin your hair’s health. Instead of using heat to style your strands, it uses a unique air styling technology powered by the Dyson digital motor (fancy words, huh?) to help create everything from sleek styles to bouncy curls on damp hair. It comes with six interchangeable attachments, so really you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips.

Seed Phytonutrients Moisture Leave-In Treatments

Courtesy of Seed Phytonutrients


Calling all sustainability lovers! Seed Phytonutrients is one of the best brands when it comes to eco-friendly packaging. Its shower-friendly paper bottles are made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper with a post-consumer recycled plastic liner, and the result is 60% less plastic than a traditional shampoo bottle. That’s why you should support the brand, but you should think about buying this moisturizing leave-in treatment because it’s great. It uses glycerin, coconut, and hydrolyzed quinoa to boost hydration levels and repair damage–plus, it won’t weigh your hair down.

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Boost

Courtesy of Living Proof


Dreaming of voluminous hair? We hear you. This volumizer is widely loved by celebrity hairstylists and industry experts, and for good reason. It creates volume that lasts for hours and makes hair look textured without it feeling crunchy. It’s safe to use on color-treated and chemically treated hair, and works well across fine to medium hair textures.

Makeup:

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color

Courtesy of Maybelline

For my job, I test hundreds, probably thousands, of beauty products every year, and this is the best and longest-lasting liquid lipstick I have ever tried.

Tarte Tartelette 2 in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Courtesy of Tarte

If you like playing up your eyes with an array of neutral colored eyeshadows, this palette is for you. It has twelve shades that range from light shimmers to opaque mattes, and because they are made with a clay formula, each one is easy to blend and has a smooth finish. Pair them, and every other eyeshadow you own, with a primer to make sure your eye makeup stays put all day.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

Courtesy of It Cosmetics

If you’re looking for a concealer that will a) stay put, b) cover every pimple and dark circle, and c) nourish your skin with anti-aging ingredients, look no further. This concealer is packed with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and skin-friendly vitamins to help hydrate skin and battle hyperpigmentation and fine lines. It comes in 48 shades, so there’s a match for everyone. Try it, and odds are you’ll never turn back.

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