By Hannah Muehlberger
Ulta Beauty never disappoints when it comes to beauty deals and steals. It’s that time of year again not only to break out the pumpkin spice lattes, but it’s time to break out your wallets for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty spans from August 29th to September 18th, so you can make a beautiful and deal-sweeping transition from summer to fall. Though some of the days have already passed, the remaining deals are too good to miss.
Sept. 7: 50% off Stila, Sunday Riley, Jaclyn Cosmetics, philosophy, and bareMinerals
Sunday Riley skincare, one of the most cleanly formulated skincare brands will have their Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream on sale, Infused with careful and medical-grade ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, alpha arbutin, and papaya extract, this cream will give an equally hydrating and dewy finish. Another favorite that Ulta is having a sale on is philosophy’s The Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash. Though this deal is also only available online, the 50% off is too good to pass up, available in both 8 and 16 oz. This award-winning face wash gently buffs away dead skin and impurities to reveal a smoother, brighter, more even complexion as it cleanses and lightly tones.
Sept. 8: 50% off Mario Badescu, Lancôme, NUDESTIX, Kiehl’s, and BUXOM
Starting off strong with a life savior of a product is Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. This tiny bottle is very potent and packs a punch with its formula that dries up blemishes and targets pesky zits to help them clear up overnight. This next deal is one heck of a deal! Ulta’s Beauty Deal features a Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Sleep Set which includes a 0.5 oz Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a 1.4 oz Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, and a super soft eye mask. A set that is sure to give you a good night’s sleep and equally show it.
Sept. 9: 50% Too Faced, GLAMGLOW, MAC, Smashbox, and Murad
September 9th might have some of the biggest deals for Ulta’s 21 Days because it features five amazing brands at astonishingly low prices. Especially with GLAMGLOW’s GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer which is a highlighter-meets-moisturizer combo. This multitasking moisturizer instantly hydrates and helps restore the skin’s moisture balance with a blend of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and jojoba oil. Ultra-fine highlighting pearls blur, diffuse and add instant luminosity. Another great deal on this day is Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++ that is 50% online only. This product gives you the freedom and confidence to go without makeup, but if you’re not quite ready to break up with your makeup, Invisiblur’s velvety-smooth matte finish makes it the ultimate primer for easier application of your favorite cosmetics.
Sept 10: 50% Tarte, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Olio E Osso, INDIE LEE, Juice Beauty, ZitSticka, and PUR
The first brand on our list is a sale on Tarte, specifically their Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara. This mascara has been a favorite for almost a decade and gives your lashes a lift (similar to a push-up bra, but for your lashes) and with a 100% vegan formula. This mascara does it all, volumizes, won’t clump or flake, and won’t ruin your lashes. You can get the original Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, or buy the Sugar Rush version online. Another cult favorite, Urban Decay, will have some of their 24/7 collection items on sale. This including their original 24/7 eyeshadow and their 24/7 Moondust eyeshadow, as well as their 24/7 shadow stick. To give you maximum sparkle and glow as well as maximum wear, Urban Decay’s 24/7 collection will be 50% off.
Sept. 11: 50% off IT Cosmetics, IT Brushes For ULTA, Lancôme, Elemis
Starting off with IT Cosmetics, one of the most popular (and one I’ve wanted to try the most) is their Bye Bye Full Coverage Foundation. Available in original or matte, this oil-free foundation is also a full coverage moisturizer designed to help cover and improve the look of skin concerns including redness, pores, dark spots, breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles – all while protecting your skin with SPF 50+ physical sunscreen. Another item I personally have wanted to try is Elemis’s Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser. This energizing cleanser successfully removes grime, oil, and makeup, and deep cleansing action helps reduce excess oil and minimizes the look of pores, for skin that feels rebalanced and invigorated. And as if this deal couldn’t get any sweeter, Ulta is offering a free gift with the purchase of $35 of Elemis brand items through the days of the 21 Days of Beauty.
Sept. 12: 50% off bareMinerals, Perricone MD, Mario Badescu, DERMAFLASH, and a surprise beauty steal
A product on this list is something that has become quite a sensation for the past year or so, is an Ultrasonic Pore Extractor. Luckily, there will be a sale on DERMAFLASH’s DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor that also is a Serum Infuser. This product unclogs pores and infuses your favorite skincare products, resulting in the appearance of smaller pores and a clearer, healthier complexion. This sale will only be available online. More products that are a must-try are Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex & the Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum. The Essential Fx Eyelid Serum aids with eyelid creases, crepiness, uneven texture & drooping, and diminishes the look of under-eye circles and darkness
Sept. 13: 50% off BUXOM, COSRX, Grande Cosmetics, jane iredale, KORRES, COVER FX, boscia, Hey Honey
One of the brands on sale includes a bundle of clean beauty products such as Hey Honey’s Trick and Treat CC² Active Propolis Color Correcting Cream, KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser(a personal favorite), as well as some fan-favorite products by boscia. This includes their Peptide Youth-Restore Firming Body Serum, Fruit Acid Smoothing Foot Peel, Papaya and Pomegranate Enzyme Exfoliating Body Cleanser, and their Prebiotic + Probiotic Freshening All-Over Body Deodorant. Another brand featured on this beauty steal day is COVER FX, which features products like their Water Cloud Primer + Pollution & Blue Light Defense, Dewy Skin Primer + Hydrating, Gripping Primer + Firming, Blurring Primer + Pore Minimizer, and their Mattifying Primer + Acne Treatment. These sales are only available online on Sept. 13.
Sept. 14: 50% off Peter Thomas Roth, First Aid Beauty, LORAC, Beauty Bakerie, Keys Soulcare, and KYLIE SKIN
A product that is 50% off and shouldn’t be overlooked is Peter Thomas Roth’s Potent-C Power Serum. This serum is…well the name says it all, potent. It is filled with a powerhouse anti-aging serum that helps dramatically improve the look of dullness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles with high-potency THD ascorbate, which is 50 times more powerful than traditional vitamin C, along with powerful antioxidants vitamin E and ferulic acid. Speaking of a powerhouse, on Sept. 14, Ulta will have a sale on products from Women Founded selected brands. This includes Keys Soulcare’s transformation cream, KYLIE COSMETICS’ Detox Mask, Beauty Bakerie’s pallets, and Mented Cosmetic’s Semi-Matte Lipstick.
Sept. 15: 50% off Urban Decay Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Beekman 1802, Tarte, and Crepe Erase
Another Urban Decay sale, Sept. 15th sale introduces some of Urban Decay’s All Nighter products, including their Ultra Glow Makeup Setting Spray, Primer, and their original Makeup Primer. It’s safe to say that with this sale on Urban Decay Another can’t miss sale is 50% off Crepe Erase’s Lift & Smooth Neck Firming Treatment, and their Advanced Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment. Crepe Erase uses a gentle emulsion to remove dull surface layers to uncover smoother, softer, more radiant-looking skin. With a lightweight, non-greasy formula, these products will leave your skin looking smoother and younger.
Sept. 16: 50% off IT Cosmetics, Too Faced, Benefit Cosmetics, StriVectin, and The Salon at Ulta
Our first product that will be on sale on Sept. 16th is StriVectin’s Peptight Tightening & Brightening Face Serum. This small but potent formula uses peptides and Vitamin C to visibly tightens and firms skin while brightening and evening skin tone. This serum also improves the look of sagging skin for a more sculpted-looking contour and evens skin tone and reduces the look of discoloration for brighter, more radiant skin. Another product that makes your skin more radiant, this sale will also include Benefit Cosmetic’s POREfessional primers. The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer comes in three different types; Hydrating Primer for skin that is drier as well as their Pearl Brightening Primer for those who need more of a boost. This blendable, silk formula quickly minimizes the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin.
Sept. 17: 50% off Clinique, Anastasia Beverly Hills, L’Occitane, M·A·C (Diamond and Platinum Member Exclusive), and Murad, Elizabeth Arden, Urban Skin Rx, Proactiv, Exuviance( App Exclusive)
Another personal favorite of mine is Clinique’s All About the Eyes rich eye cream formula. This eye cream reduces puffiness and fine lines as well as being a quick absorbent cream-to-water formula. It calms skin reducing redness, helps boost the skin’s natural production of collagen. An app-exclusive deal Ulta offers some products that are necessary for anyone’s skin routine. These products include Proactiv’s 3 Step Acne Solution Starter Kit, Exuviance’s Age Reverse Total Correct + Sculpt Serum, Murad’s Brighten Trial Kit, Urban Skin RX Pro Strength’s Resurfacing Vitamin C Cleansing Bar, as well as Elizabeth Arden’s Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Night Serum Capsules, and the Vitamin C Ceramide Radiance Renewal Serum Capsules.
Another Kiley Jenner brand product on this list is KILEY COSMETICS’ Matte Lip Kit. This Matte Lip Kit comes with a matte lip liner and a tube of liquid matte lipstick. A creamy formula that is available in 23 colors will last through the day and night without flaking. If you’re in the market for a facial serum, there will be a sale on Juice Beauty serums. Coming in many different variations including Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum as well as one for nighttime, Green Apple Age Defy Serum, a Blemish Clearing Serum, and an Antioxidant Serum. With an ultra-light formula and is power-packed with an optimum dose of our proprietary blend of fruit stem cells infused into a vitamin C, resveratrol rich grapeseed formula to boost and enhance skin tone and texture.
So many deals are happening this annual Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, so treat yourself with these deals and steals!