As we were sniffing out deals yesterday, we landed on a trove of luxury beauty products — a category that rarely goes on sale — that were, in fact, on sale. Several products you can snag at a discount are things we’ve written about and praised on the Strategist before, including fashion-editor-at-large Amy Larocca’s favorite lip stain, Retta’s favorite mineral concealer, Rio Viera-Newton’s trusty SK-II essence, and many, many more. These probably won’t stay on sale for long, though, so make smart decisions and grab them while you can.
Also from Sunday Riley: a super-lightweight, face-plumping tinted moisturizer.
Original Price: $48
Now, a bunch of highlights from Nordstrom’s massive beauty sale, where thousands of products are 15 percent off. First up, this facial-treatment essence from SK-II, which is part of Rio Viera-Newton’s famed Google-doc beauty routine. She writes: “Essences keep your skin plump, hydrated, and glowy. And they have regenerative properties, so they can even help with breakouts and hyperpigmentation … This product is very expensive. But I believe it’s worth it — there’s a reason it’s pretty consistently one of the items I’ll splurge on when I get my paycheck. Drop four drops in your palm and pat it into your skin for a full minute. If you’re thinking, I don’t have time for this, well, neither do I, but you have to.”
Original Price: From $99
These facial masks are from the same Google doc, and from the same brand. Viera-Newton writes, “I love, love, love it, and my heart breaks every time I look at its price tag. It’s soaked in all that SK-II juice — actually called Pitera — that clears your skin and keeps you looking glowy.”
Original Price: From $95
A favorite of actress Retta’s: “Whenever I use this, people are like, ‘Your skin is so smooth! It’s so soft!’ And I know it’s just because of the Mac. It completely hides your pores and gives you this flawless complexion — it’s like the last bit of magic at the end of your beauty routine.”
Original Price: $34
This Dior lip balm shows up in Rio Viera-Newton’s guide to achieving the no-makeup makeup look. She writes: “It’s really rich and doesn’t wear easily. I also love how it gives you a subtle rose tint, and actually does plump your lips. I usually don’t believe any lip-plumping products work, but once I was wearing this, and my sister asked me if I was having an allergic reaction (of which I have many). Chic!”
Original Price: $30
Recently, Ashley Weatherford wondered if this, Clarins’ number-one seller, is actually worth it. The answer: “Double Serum is not a miracle potion, but it does a lot. It’s a product that makes your skin look better, even when you think your skin already looks pretty great.”
Original Price: From $89