While doing my regular internet sleuthing, I noticed that right now, there is a lot of makeup on deep sale. While I might not be wearing half as much makeup in quarantine as I did pre-pandemic, these bargain-basement deals are the moment to do what I like to call “tactical shopping” — or stocking up on products I’m going to want to have in my arsenal, even if I won’t really use them until we’re allowed back out into the world. Below, I’ve rounded up the ten best products I found on deep sale. All are things I love or have long wanted, all are more than 50 percent off, and although the retailers don’t advertise how long the discounts will last, the fact that I’ve never seen them priced this low is enough to assume it won’t be for long.
Natasha Denona’s makeup is extremely well-loved (by regulars, and celebrities like Gal Gadot) for its easy-to-apply, blendable formulas that give the skin a gorgeous lit-from-within glow. This palette, in my opinion, is really one of her star products. It’s includes cream and powder highlighters and blushes that deliver a range of finishes (some dewy, some fresh, some bold and glow-y). There is something for every day in this palette, and not to pick favorites, but this may be the best deal in this post.
Pat McGrath is well-known for her supremely pigmented, ultracreamy eye-shadow formulas. This half-off, now-under-$20 petite palette includes a collection of shimmery golds, browns, and rose shades that are very easy to buff or blend into your lids, and it comes in pretty gold Pat packaging.
This Fenty Beauty set includes its best-selling high gloss (a rosy, nonsticky gloss that I’m obsessed with), its cream blush (which has a beautiful, easy to blend, creamy formula), and its Diamond Bomb (a high-shine highlighter that can be used on both your face and body for a shimmery glow). If you’ve never tried any products by Fenty Beauty before, this trio set is a great place to start.
These metallic dual-shade palettes are ultracreamy and pigmented — perfect for adding a quick pop of color to your lids. These little palettes come in a few shades, all of which are special and vibrant. If you’re into frosty, twinkly palettes, you’ll prefer the mint and light-gold palette “Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito.” If you like warm, bright tones, you’ll love this Popsicle-esque duo “Mimosa Sunrise/Sangria Sunset.”
This lipstick is a gorgeous mauvy color, with dusty rose undertones — making it the perfect candidate for when you want a rich nude with a little kick. The superlight formula feels weightless, and despite going on incredibly matte, it never dries my lips out.
This pen from Milk Makeup has a triple felt tip, so it creates multiple realistic, hairlike strokes for a quick brow fix.
If you’ve long been curious about Kylie’s Lip Kits, but didn’t want to spend $27, this pretty raspberry shade “Jordy” is only $14 at Ulta right now. The kit comes with a matte liquid lipstick and a complimentary liner, so you can get a perfectly precise lip.
Morphe’s eye-shadow brushes are, in my humble opinion, some of the very best affordable brushes in the makeup game. And its crease brushes are especially good — they’re fluffy, carry a lot of pigment, and are very easy to clean. If you’re someone who loves eye shadow or someone who wants to start getting into eye shadows, this one is excellent.
Uoma Beauty’s contour and highlight stick is one of my go-tos for sculpting or adding a little warmth to my tired, dull winter complexion. It has a nice oily-ish formula, which makes for incredibly easy buffing and blending for a seamless finish.
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