Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale

Hello, friends!

Sunday marks the beginning of Ulta Beauty’s semi-annual 21 Days of Beauty Sale!  Each day a few popular products go on sale for around 50% off!  Below is a list of what is being discounted each day and some reviews.  Scroll to the bottom of the complete timeline to see what I think are the best deals of the sale.  I hope you all find this helpful!!


March 18th:

Tarte lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara – on sale for $10, usually retails for $23:

4.5 star rating on ulta.com, 4.2 stars on sephora.com

Said to lengthen and thicken lashes.  A few negative reviews said that the waterproof formula was difficult to remove, so use a good eye makeup remover.

Philosophy 8 oz. The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash – on sale for $14, usually $28:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.6 stars on sephora.com

This daily facial wash is good for normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive skin and paraben, sulfate and phthalate free.  It promises to bring new life to dull or uneven skin.  I’m definitely planning to pick up a bottle of this as long as it’s half off!

March 19th: 

Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter – on sale for $12, usually $24:

4.6 stars on ulta.com, 4.1 stars on sephora.com

This brow setter is a clear brow gel applied with a mascara-like wand that is meant to keep your powder or pencil brow product in place all day long.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder – on sale for $14.50, usually $28:

4.3 stars on ulta.com, 4.1 stars on sephora.com

According to customer reviews if you have overall dry skin, however if your skin is oily or combination, pick some up!  The powder is said to actually blur the look of pores and wrinkles and stop oiliness throughout the day!

March 20th:

PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation – on sale for $14.75, usually $29.25:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.6 stars on khols.com (not available at Sephora)

Offering not only sheer to medium coverage but also SPF 15, this foundation is good for all oily, normal, combinations and sensitive skin.

Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit for Dryer Skin 3-Step Introduction Kit for Oily Skin – on sale for $9.75 each, usually $19.50 each:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.2 stars on sephora.com

Tailored to each skin type, these kits each contain a cleanser, a clarifying lotion and a moisturizer.   The kits are meant to be a 3 week long sample of the products so you can see what works for you before buying larger quantities.

March 21st:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water – on sale for $16, usually $32:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.1 stars on sephora.com

Good for all skin types, this spray can be used before and after make up to prep, set and moisturize.  I’ve had my eye on this one for a while.  Maybe now is the time to pick it up?!

Proactiv+ Emergency Blemish Relief – on sale for $10, usually $20:

4.1 stars on ulta.com, 3.8 stars on proactiv.com (not available at Sephora)

My favorite thing about this spot treating cream is that it dries clear so you don’t have to wear it in the confines of your own home after dark.  It contains an extra dose of acne treating benzoyl peroxide to deep clean pores and absorb excess oils.

Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator – on sale for $20, usually $40:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.3 stars on proactiv.com (not available at Sephora)

This daily cleanser is exfoliating and acne fighting.  It is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

March 22nd:

BUXOM Full-On Lip Cream – on sale for $10, usually $20:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.6 stars on sephora.com

The creamy and not sticky gloss plumps and moisturizes lips.  It comes in 10 shades.  I’ve got my eye on “White Russian”, “Dolly” and “Rose Julep”!

Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Cleansing System – on sale for $119, usually $169:

4.6 stars on ulta.com, 4.7 stars on sephora.com

This kit comes with an electric cleansing brush that uses sonic technology and a refreshing gel cleanser.  The brush comes in 4 color options: white, pink, sea breeze and lavender.

For more information on how the system works, click here.

Although it is still a pretty penny, now is the time to buy if you’ve been wanting the system for awhile to save $50!

March 23rd:

Urban Decay 5 oz. Eyeshadows – on sale for $10 each, usually $20:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.7 stars on sephora.com

Available in matte, metallic, satin and shimmer finishes, this eyeshadow formula is top rated and available in 49 shades.  The only two complaints I could find were that the shimmers were “too shimmery” (sounds like someone is fishing for something to be upset about) and that it creases, so pick up an eyeshadow primer while you’re at Ulta!  The Eyeshadow Primer Potion also by UD is my favorite (and it’ll be 50% off on April 5th)!

Exuviance Perfomance Peel AP25 – on sale for $38.50, usually $77.00:

4.3 stars on ulta.com, 4.4 stars on exuviance.com (not available at Sephora)

This safe to use at home facial peel is meant to be used twice a week to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, refine pores, smooth the skin and brighten skin tone.  The pack contains 12 peels, and there are many rave reviews.

March 24th:

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – on sale for $11, usually $22:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.5 stars on sephora.com

Available in 11 colors, the liquid formula goes on smooth without skipping and stays on until it is removed with eye makeup remover.  The pen applicator also has a very precise tip, perfect for winging out your liner!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths – on sale for $7.50, usually $15.00:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 3.9 stars on sephora.com

Rated for all skin types, theses wipes are said to remove oil, dirt and makeup while cleansing the skin with no need to rinse.  Perfect for on the go ladies and camping trips!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – on sale for $11, usually $22:

3.6 stars on ulta.com, 3.3 stars on philosophy.com (not available at Sephora)

Another no-rinse-necessary cleanser that removes oil, makeup and dirt.  However, this is the lowest rated 21 Days of Beauty product, so I would skip it.  If you’re in the market for a micellar cleansing water, check out the one by Simple!  It is rated 4.3 stars and it is regularly $7.99!

March 25th:

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact – on sale for $19, usually $38:

4.1 stars on ulta.com, 3.9 stars on itcosmetics.com (not available at Sephora)

Offering SPF 50+ and medium coverage, the worlds first solid serum foundation also delivers anti-aging benefits with ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to improve overall skin tone and skin quality.  Multitasking and 50% off?  Sounds like a steal to me!

IT Brushes Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush– on sale for $11, usually $22:

4.5 stars on ulta.com

Perfect to pair with the Confidence in a Compact serum foundation or other liquid foundations, this brush is made to buff foundations into the skin to provide a flawless airbrush finish.  I’ve had this brush, and I’m a big fan.  It’s only available at Ulta, and March 25th is the time to buy!

March 26th:

Becca Backlight Priming Filter – on sale for $19, usually $38:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.2 stars on sephora.com

This illuminating primer adds life to the skin through foundation, smooths the look of impurities and works to keep makeup in place longer.  Apply to the skin like a moisturizer after skincare products and before foundation for the best results.

Becca First Light Priming Filter – on sale for $19, usually $38:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.3 stars on sephora.com

Part of the same line as the Backlight primer, the First Light primer cools, evens and refreshes the tone of dull skin as well as blurs fine lines, pores and wrinkles.  Apply to the skin like a moisturizer after skincare products and before foundation for the best results.

Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara – on sale for $13.75, usually $27.40:

4.1 stars on ulta.com, 3.9 stars on sephora.com

My mom exclusively used this mascara for a long time, and (don’t tell) I would sneak a swipe whenever I could.  Highly recommend… especially when it’s 50% off!

March 27th:

LORAC PRO Contour Palette with Contour Brush – on sale for $20, usually $45:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.3 stars on makeupalley.com (not available at Sephora)

The palette contains 3 highlight shades and 3 contour shades which makes it perfect for creating different looks!  Not only is the palette versatile, but it also is of top quality.  According to reviews, all 6 shades are easy to apply, smooth and highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way.  Plus, it is more than half off!  I’m definitely going to pick up a palette!

Stila Convertible Color – on sale for $12.50, usually $25:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.4 stars on sephora.com

These pots contain highly pigmented colors in a formula perfect for the lips and cheeks.  Available in 6 shades, they are non-greasy, light and blend easily, according to reviews.  I’m not the biggest fan of cream blushes, but this does sound like a good one based on the research I’ve done.  They are perfect for creating monochromatic looks, which are very on trend at the moment.

March 28th:

Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner – on sale for $14, usually $28:

4.6 stars on ulta.com, 4.5 stars on sephora.com

Double-sided, this eyeliner has a pencil liner on one side and a liquid pen on the other, so you basically get two eyeliners for the price of one (or in this case the price of one half).  According to reviews, they are easy to apply but tend to run a bit throughout the day, so make sure to set your under-eyes with translucent powder!

Estée Lauder Travel Sized Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recover Complex II – on sale for $8, usually $16:

4.3 stars on ulta.com, 4.4 stars on sephora.com

This serum is meant to be used around the eyes and promises to smooth, brighten and repair skin leaving it looking more fresh and younger when you wake up!  I love buying travel sized products first.  You can buy this 0.24 ounce bottle and decide if you like it before shelling out for the $59 1 ounce bottle or $98 1.7 ounce bottle.

March 29th:

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara – on sale for $12, usually $24:

4.4 stars on ulta.com, 4.1 stars on sephora.com

The very unique applicator promises to lengthen, add volume and separate lashes all at once.  According to reviewers, the mascara does not clump.

Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser – on sale for $15, usually $30:

4.4 stars on ulta.com, 4.3 stars on sephora.com

This gel cleaner contains salicylic acid and silver citrate to combat acne.  However, use a good moisturizer because salicylic acid has been known to dry skin, especially on individuals that already struggle with this.

Murad Anti-Aging Acne Time Release Acne Cleanser – on sale for $19, usually $38:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.4 stars on sephora.com

A unique blend of ingredients in this foaming cleanser repair mature skin and also work against acne even after it has been rinsed off.  A bonus?  Many reviewers said that it also smells amazing!

March 30th:

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – on sale for $10.50, usually $21:

4.4 stars on ulta.com, 4.2 stars on sephora.com

According to reviewers, this formula is comfortable, super long wearing and makes your lips look full without the actual plumping tingle.  The only frequent bad review is that it smells funny, but the smell disappears once the lipstick is dry.  Available in 22 colors, I’ve got my eye on “Feelin’ Myself”, “Its Happening!” and “1998”.

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads – on sale for $22.50, usually $45:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.6 stars on sephora.com

This daily peel which contains a 20% complex of Alpha, Beta and Gamma Acids (as well as Amino Acids, which help the skin renew itself) comes on convenient pads and promise to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.  Make sure to also use a good moisturizer, because a few reviews say that it can have a drying effect.

March 31st:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil – on sale for $10.50, usually $21:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.5 stars on sephora.com

Practically every You Tuber’s favorite brow product and my favorite brow pencil, the Brow Wiz has a great formula that applies easily and evenly and a unique shape perfect for creating hair-like strokes.  I definitely recommend it!

25% of everything from Mario Badescu!:

Click here for everything that the brand has to offer.

Mario Badescu’s most popular product is the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater.  Not only does it smell amazing, but it moisturizes the skin and can be used to prep skin for makeup application, set makeup to make it last or spray the skin at anytime for moisturizing refreshment.  Also, the name of the product can be misleading!  The spray can be used all over: from the face, to the body and even on dry or dull hair!  It is usually $7, but if you can wait until the 31st, you can pick it up at Ulta or on ulta.com for $5.25!

April 1st:

All bareMinerals foundation primers 50% off!:

Prime Time Foundation Primer – on sale for $12.50, usually $25

Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer – on sale for $12.50, usually $25

bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – on sale for $15, usually $30

Combo Control Milky Face Primer – on sale for $13, usually $26

SeroVital hgh Dietary Supplement – on sale for $49.50, usually $99:

3.9 stars on ulta.com, 4 stars at walmart.com (not available at Sephora)

The dietary supplement promises to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, decrease body fat, increase lean muscle production, strengthen bones and improve mood.  486 reviewers deemed it effective, while 122 reviewers said that it was not.

April 2nd:

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss – on sale for $12, usually $24:

4.3 stars on ulta.com, 4.6 stars on butterlondon.com (not available at Sephora)

In the pot, the eye gloss is a gel, however it dries like a powder, so it doesn’t leave your lids feeling sticky.  What’s not to love?!  It comes in 7 metallic shades.  I’m marking my calendar right now.

Butter London Glazen Lip Glaze – on sale for $9.50, usually $19:

4.6 stars on ulta.com, 4.7 stars on butterlondon.com (not available at Sephora)

This retractable jumbo lip pencil adds a glossy iridescence to any lipstick you layer it over, or wear it alone for a dreamy look.  Three colors available, Fairy Dust, Gold Dust and Pixie Dust.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 – on sale for $24, usually $48:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.5 stars on sephora.com

Offering UVA and UVB protection, this non-greasy formula has rave reviews.  The only consistent negative review is that it is too expensive for the size of the bottle, so April 2nd is the right time to buy!

April 3rd:

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – on sale for $14, usually $28:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.3 stars on nordstrom.com (not available at Sephora)

Available in 8 colors, the blush and highlighter swirled powder is baked for 24 hours to produce a creamy texture.  However, I have tried them before and frankly I was disappointed by the pigmentation.  However, I am a bigger fan of highly pigmented matte blushes.  If you like a light was of shimmery color, this may be the blush for you.

StriVectin Power Starters Tightening Trio – on sale for $49.50, usually $89:

4.1 stars on ulta.com, 3.8 stars on amazon.com (not available at Sephora)

A $129 value if the products were each bough separately, this kit contains a tightening face cream, tightening neck cream and tightening eye serum.  87% of reviewers said that they would recommend the kit to a close friend, but if you have sensitive skin, steer clear.  Reviews say that it may irritate sensitive skin.

April 4th:

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick – on sale for $12.50, usually $25:

4.4 stars on ulta.com, 4.1 stars on amazon (not available at Sephora)

The lipstick appears green in the tube but transforms to each person’s “perfect shade of pink” to fatter their skin tone once it is applied.  Reviews also say that it is very moisturizing.  My opinion?  It seems a bit expensive for a lipstick who’s color you cannot view until after purchasing and using.

Dermablend Professional Loose Setting Powder – on sale for $13.50, usually $27:

4.4 stars on ulta.com, 4.5 stars on macys.com (not available at Sephora)

Useful for all skin types, the powder lasts long, blurs the look of pores and soaks up excess oil according to reviews.  However, it can cause flashback (a white cast shown in photos with flash) if you apply too much, so use a heavy hand if you’re planning to have your photo taken.

April 5th:

All Urban Decay eyeshadow primers 50% off! ($6.50-$12):

View all here.

The Urban Decay eye primers are some of the best, in my opinion.  My favorite (as mentioned earlier in this post is the Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion which will be on sale for $11 on the 5th!

Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – on sale for $40, usually $80:

4.5 stars on ulta.com, 4.3 stars on amazon.com (not available at Sephora)

Great for those with sensitive skin, this serum is said to reduce wrinkles and moisturize the skin.  Reviews say that it is also light-weight and non greasy!

April 6th:

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints Lip Crayon Lipliner – on sale for $10, usually $20:

Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint:

4.1 stars on ulta.com, 3.8 starts on sephora.com; 26 shades, click here for details and reviews.

Creamy Matte Lip Paint:

4 stars on ulta.com, 3.6 stars on sephora.com; 16 shades, click here for details and reviews.

Glossy Lip Paint:

4.3 stars on ulta.com, 4.1 stars on sephora.com; 9 shades, click here for details and reviews.

Lip Crayon:

4 stars on ulta.com, 2.9 stars on sephora.com; 11 shades, click here for details and reviews.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – on sale for $28.40, usually $57:

4.7 stars on ulta.com, 4.5 stars on dermalogica.com (not available at Sephora)

This product is a rice-based enzyme powder that activates when it makes contact with water releasing acids and enzymes to smooth the skin and accelerate skin renewal.  It can be messy, but according to reviews it is worth it.

April 7th:

MAC Prep & Prime Fix+ – on sale for $13, usually $26:

4.8 stars on ulta.com, 4.6 stars on maccosmetics.com (not available at Sephora)

My favorite setting spray, Fix+ is highly versatile.  I use it to prep my skin for makeup, set my makeup and spray my shimmer eyeshadows with to make them pop a little bit extra!  It makes your highlighters glow more, makes powders look more skin-like and reduces the look of pores and fine lines when sprayed to set makeup.  It is also super moisturizing when you spray before makeup is applied!  I give it 5 stars!

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara – on sale for $11.50, usually $23:

4.3 stars on ulta.com, 3.8 stars on sephora.com

Although this is a fan favorite, I think the L’Oréal dupe, Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, is even better than the original because it is less clumpy!  You can find that anytime at Ulta or your local drugstore for $9.99!

MY TOP PICS:

  • 3/20: Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kits
  • 3/21: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
  • 3/22: BUXOM Full-On Lip Cream
  • 3/25: IT Brushes Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush
  • 3/27: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara
  • 3/28: Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner
  • 3/30 Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
  • 3/31: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
  • 4/2: Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss
  • 4/5: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primers
  • 4/6: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
  • 4/7: MAC Prep & Prime Fix+

I cannot wait for all of the sales!  Follow @allthingalanab on Instagram to stay updated during the 21 day long sale and see which products I’m getting my hands on!

– ♥ Alana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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