After covering Ulta’s Black Friday sale for two years, I’m excited to see plenty of products from some of our favorite brands — like Peach & Lily, Real Techniques, and Makeup Revolution — are offering up to half off. If skin care is your thing, right now might be the time to get that pricey vitamin C serum you’ve been mulling over since summer. And there’s plenty on sale to hydrate your skin during the forthcoming winter months, like the extremely discounted First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (a favorite of dermatologists and Strategist staffers) in a limited-edition pink-grapefruit scent.
Hair care is also on sale and expensive tools like curlers, straighteners, and hair dryers are definitely worth checking out. (I’m stocking up on some ColourPop eye-shadow palettes and also thinking of finally investing in the T3 hair-dryer brush, which I’ve had my eye on all year and is the cheapest I’ve seen it).
In addition to finding all the best on-sale products from brands we’ve written about before, I’ve included some of Ulta’s holiday edition sets, which make a great gift for anyone on your list (including yourself). We will be updating this post regularly as new sales go live and to make things even easier we’ve broken the post into four categories: skin care, makeup, hair care, and gift sets.
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