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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Caudalie to Clarks

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Today is International Women’s Day, and several retailers are offering excellent sales to mark the occasion. Scroll on to find sweatproof liquid eyeliner and foundation from Lancôme, half-off accessories from designer Anna Sui’s children’s clothing line, and a crystal-filled weighted blanket that comes in six soothing shades. Plus, Dermstore’s Spring Refresh sale ends Friday — you can check out our in-depth coverage of our favorite finds here.

Dermstore’s Beauty Refresh sale ends Friday, and thousands of Strategist-approved products are up to 20 percent off with the code REFRESH. One of the best under-the-radar French beauty products for acne-prone skin is Caudalie’s Vinoperfect serum, which uses grape-derived resveratrol to brighten and even out skin tone. And for even more products worth buying, check out our entire coverage of the sale here.

Here’s a supremely on-sale sandal from Clarks that you can take from beach to trail. Available in black, brown, and blue, it has a grippy rubber sole and three adjustable hook-and-loop straps to keep your feet secure. It’s still in stock in men’s sizes 8 through 13.

Our former writer Lori Keong recommends this beginner-friendly liquid eyeliner, especially for monolids. It’s “more like a wand than a pen” and “stays put without smearing” throughout the day, she says. It’s 20 percent off at Nordstrom in four colors (black, smoky gray, metallic brown, and chocolate brown).

Lancôme’s oil-free, sweatproof foundation — which is available in an impressively large range of 50 shades — is half off at the brand’s website (or if your color sells out, it’s 20 percent off at Nordstrom too). Celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson says the coverage is strong enough to use as a spot concealer over moisturizer.

Surprisingly, I found a treasure trove of deeply discounted kids’ clothing at SSENSE today. I don’t know any newborns, but if I did, I’d be purchasing these painfully cute kitty leg warmers from designer Anna Sui’s children’s line stat!

Or I’d get this ruffled baby backpack to help them tote their favorite toys to day care.

Weighted blankets at Sunday Citizen are 20 percent off through March 20. This plush and crystal-filled blanket comes in six colors, four weights, and “feels like you’re being held,” according to Phaidon Press project editor Stephanie Holstein (who loves hers so much that she purchased one as a gift for her mom).

All lip products from Lime Crime are buy one, get one free through March 13. The brand’s classic matte liquid lipstick comes in 22 colors and is both vegan and cruelty-free.

Or add a bit of pizzazz to your eye makeup — or hairdo — with these half-off stick-on gems.

We’ve called this cool person-approved Vacation sunscreen a Bain de Soleil Orange Gelée dupe. According to the brand, it has notes of “coconut, banana, pool water, pool toy, and swimsuit Lycra” — plus, it’s paraben-free, reef-friendly, and incredibly moisturizing thanks to coconut oil, niacinamide, and vitamin E.

[Editor’s note: This sunscreen has sold out at Nordstrom, but you can still get it full-price at Ulta.]

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10 Things on Sale to Buy: From Caudalie to Clarks