It’s barely October, but the holiday-shopping mania has already begun — Amazon just marked down a massive amount of beauty products in an event it’s calling the Holiday Beauty Haul. From today until October 25, you can enjoy major discounts on all things cosmetic and personal care, including eye makeup, hair care, and nail care. As with any Amazon sale, the scale can be overwhelming, so to help you sift through the offerings, we’ve compiled a list of everything now on sale that we’ve written about before.
This Revlon face roller is a TikTok favorite due to Kaivalya “Kiki” Gorla, whose video featuring the product has garnered over 100,000 likes. She explains that single-use blotting papers do pick up some oil, but “the rest can get pushed into your pores.” The ball in this reusable roller is made of real volcanic stone that instantly soaks up excess oil. Plus, Kiki adds, it can be washed “with soap and water, so it’s better for the environment.”
Our beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton reports that this hair powder made a major difference for her mom. Within seconds of applying it to her scalp, “her bright-gray roots were completely and totally concealed, with no evidence that they ever existed.” The powder is lightweight and doesn’t crust up as some pigmented sprays can. Plus, it’s water- and sweat-resistant and won’t rub off on your pillowcase overnight.
This eyeliner is a must-have for drag queen Shangela, who says that when you’re looking to draw the perfect winged tip, you need a very thin brush to create that precise detail. This liner from Lady Gaga–helmed brand Haus Laboratories boasts an ultrafine felt-tip brush as well as long-lasting, deeply colored pigment that promises not to smudge.
If you’re in that awkward phase of growing out your hair, barber Mark Miguez says this R+Co paste can help sculpt and control wayward locks. Infused with styling polymer and various fruit extracts, it has a “beautiful hold but one you can also run your hands through.” Miguez advises users to gently comb a dollop through lightly damp hair to achieve their desired look.
When we investigated the best nail strengtheners, Valley Nails founder Nina Werman recommended this CND nail-and-cuticle conditioner for its nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil and vitamin E. She notes that the conditioner is especially helpful for reviving brittle, dry nails in the wintertime.
Nearly all the experts we consulted when looking for the best sweatproof makeup recommended this Urban Decay spray for preventing makeup from melting off your face. It’s a reliable standby for makeup artist Isabel Rosado, who says multiple clients have reported that their looks lasted through tears and dancing and even overnight if they slept with it on.
There’s a lot of Urban Decay makeup on sale at Amazon right now, including this eminently giftable set that features a mini version of the brand’s Naked Heat eye-shadow palette. Makeup artist Mylah Morales calls it a “great everyday palette for all ages” and promises that anyone from a pro to a beginner can use it. She also thinks this colorway looks great on “all skin tones, from the lightest to the darkest.”
The mascara in this set has been cited as one of the best for lengthening lashes, impressing makeup artist Kornelija Slunjski so much that she actually said “wow” out loud the first time she saw it at work. Formulated with honey extract and marine collagen, this jet-black mascara helps moisturize your lashes while providing extension and volume.
This three-piece set includes a texturizing spray that’s a favorite of Aubrey Plaza. After a hairstylist used it on her once, Plaza says, it “gave me so much volume and texture that I decided I needed it at all times.” She keeps a travel size in her bag and continually uses it to give her “boring” hair a quick refresh.
This It Cosmetics set features both a heavy-duty concealer that appears on our list of the best under-eye concealers and an accompanying brush we like. The concealer’s creaseless, highly pigmented formula “has a slight luminosity to it, which is fantastic for brightening under the eyes,” according to makeup artist Clara Rae. And Rio says both sides of the brush are “incredibly soft and feathery and distribute product gently and evenly onto the skin.”
This set of three Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks includes the Black Cherry shade that’s a holy grail for Strategist contributor Diksha Basu. She hails it as a superior alternative to Clinique’s popular Black Honey, which she found to be barely tinted and short-lived on her lips. She says Revlon Black Cherry lipstick “lasts for hours, through lengthy Zoom meetings and three-hour-long classes.” Plus, she loves how the intense deep-burgundy shade “gives a sexy, mysterious effect that’s made-up but not dramatically so.”
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