Some say diamonds are a girl's best friend; I say sales are. The thrill of the sale and knowing the amount of dollars that you'll be saving is an incomparable joy. That's why I've rounded up some of the best beauty and makeup sales from Amazon and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
In the grand scheme of things, do I need a new blush and bronzer palette? No. But when Nars puts its six most popular shades (hello, Orgasm) in one palette and makes it almost half-off, you bet your bottom dollar I’m grabbing it up. You can’t deny, that’s just an amazing beauty deal.
And it’s not even only on makeup — you can save a few bucks on skincare with Amazon’s Daily Deals. I bet you didn’t know how amazing a humidifier would be for your face, but for under $15, the hydration will make your skin glow. Or, for under $16, try the Korean mask trend with a cool set of golden eye masks — they’re my personal hero for tired eyes. That's the beauty of finding beauty and makeup discounts: you never know what product you'll find that will become your new holy grail, but when it's this affordable, it doesn't hurt to treat yo'self.
1. A Complete Sunkissed Look On-The-Go
'Look in a Box - Sunblessed' Nude Lip & Eye Kit, $40 ($72 Value), Nordstrom
MAC was my first love when it came to makeup, so whenever they have bundle deals, I grab them up. This set has four perfect products for a beachy peach and bronze look — that coral lipstick is a summer classic!
2. Detoxifying Charcoal Mask Peel For Blackheads
LuckyFine Blackhead Remover Mud Face Mask Peel-Off, $5 (Was $11), Amazon
This Korean charcoal beauty mask has been all over YouTube for its crazy blackhead removal. Seriously, when you peel it off, you see all the dirt and blackheads come off — it's a little gross, but very rewarding to know how well it works!
3. An Award-Winning Gentle Cleanser Set
'purity made simple' one-step facial cleanser duo, $53 ($79 Value), Nordstrom
This cleanser has become a beauty classic thanks to its phthalate-free, sulfate-free formula that's great for all skin types. It's a great makeup remover, too!
4. A Collection of Every Holy Grail Blush & Bronzer
'Photo Bombshell' 5-Piece Color Collection, $65 ($124 Value), Nordstrom
Nars makes some the most praised blushes (by YouTube gurus and make up artists, alike!) and they've made a palette with their most coveted colors like cult classics Orgasm blush, Albatross highlighter and Laguna bronzer.
5. A Genius Self Cleaning Hair Brush
Qwik-Clean Hairbrush - Easy Clean, Self-Cleaning Hair Brush, $17-$20 (Was $30), Amazon
Tired of pulling long strands of hair out of your brush? This stainless steel brush has retractable bristles that allow you to remove tangled hair without the fuss.
6. Shape Brows With Nourishing Rosemary
Brow Food 2-Tone Brow Pencil, $12 (Was $24), Amazon
This handy brow tool lets you create the brows of your dreams with complete controlled precision — all while its rosemary ingredient restores sparser-looking eyebrow hairs.
7. An On-The-Go Humidifier For Your Skin
Beauty Mist Spray Diffuser for Smartphones, $13 (Was $20), Amazon
Dehydrated skin is the root of so many issues, from breakouts to flaky skin. This portable humidifier is a cool gadget that you can attach to your phone, and with some water, turn into an on-the-go ion skin spa. It's especially great during impossibly hot days!
8. A Clarisonic Facial Set for Under $90
'Mia - Pink' Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $89 (After Sale: $129), Nordstrom
The brush alone is usually $129 on Clarisonic's website, but this set comes with a sensitive brush head and a trial-size gentle hydro cleanser.
9. A Photo Ready Makeup Kit
'Photo Bombshell' 5-Piece Color Collection, $54 ($111 Value), Nordstrom
This kit gives you everything you need for a perfect L.A. inspired photo-op. From a highlight and contour palette to a pretty pinky-nude lipstick, this five-piece set is an amazing deal.
10. A Must-Have Vegan Brush Set
JPNK Synthetic 12-Peice Makeup Brush Set, $9 (Was $30), Amazon
Every brush you need to start your makeup brush collection is in this set, so put down your old brushes and treat your face to these high-grade synthetic fibers (animal friendly!).
11. Re-Energize Tired Eyes With Collagen Masks
Grace & Stella® DePuffing + Energizing Golden Powder Gel Collagen Under Eye Masks, $16 (Was $36), Amazon
Masks are my favorite beauty trend, and these eye masks are a new discovery. These golden gel masks are hydrating and cooling to help de-puff and brighten tired eyes — and did I mention that they're gold?
12. A Golden Set of Trendy Flash Tattoos
Premium Metallic Tattoos - 75+ Gold, Silver, Black Shimmer Designs, $10 (Was $40), Amazon
No summer is complete without these fun, boho temporary tattoos. Going to a festival? These are your perfect budget-friendly accessory.
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Images: Nordstrom (5); Amazon (7)