I Told Myself I Wouldn't Shop Memorial Day Sales, but These Beauty Steals Were Too Good to Pass Up

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As Memorial Day weekend kicks off, so do all the best sales of the summer season. Although I love a good holiday weekend fashion markdown, the beauty sales this time around stole my attention. In my opinion, the best beauty sales happening right now, happen to be at Dermstore and Ulta Beauty. I clocked in the hours and dug through pages of markdowns and hundreds of products to bring you the best beauty steals to snatch up from these sales—no endless scrolling required on your part.

Both stores are offering up to 20%, which is major, given some of the brands that are included. I already have my cart full of restocks from some of my personal skincare favorites, like Augustinus Bader’s Rich Cream and Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. serum, which rarely sees a discount. And since summer is on the brain, there are a slew of useful options, including lots of SPF-packed moisturizers, for the ultimate in skin hydration, and essential sunscreens, to keep harmful sunray damage at bay. Topnotch cleansers are also a must for me, for those impossibly sweaty days when temperatures hit over 90-degrees and pore clogging is a huge problem. I also included plenty of haircare products to combat all the chlorinated pools and salt water dips your locks might be privy to, all season long. Don’t forget the useful devices and tool sections, either! Shop these best Memorial Day sales asap, before they are over—and stocks have run out! They are sure to go fast.


Load up on plenty of skincare essentials from top brands that rarely see a sale, such as Sunday Riley, Augustinus Bader, and more. Beauty, haircare, and more can all be found in this Summer Sale. Be sure to use the special code SUN at checkout.

Dates: 5/22–5/31

Details: Up to 20% off with code SUN


Kick off the summer season with a fresh assortment of makeup, skincare, and beauty tools with this limited-time Memorial Day Sale. LolaVie shampoo, Pacifica moisturizer, and an Anastasia brow and lash kit are just a few of our favorites. MDW20 unlocks all the deals.

Dates: 5/24–5/27

Details: 20% off with code MDW20 (excludes prestige & fragrance)