Just in time for the unofficial end of summer, Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale 2022 is here. The mega-retailer is one of our favorite places to stock up on both drugstore and luxury beauty essentials all year long, but its annual blowout event is truly unmatched for scoring skin-care and makeup essentials at incredible prices.
Here’s how it works: From Sunday, March 28 through Saturday, September 17, Ulta will be offering select products at (!!) 50% off. (That’s three full weeks of iconic products at half price.) The selection changes every day, meaning you’ll have to act quickly to snag your favorites. Plus, while the retailer has already announced the majority of its markdowns, Diamond and Platinum shoppers will also be able to snag surprise deals from brands like Morphe and YSL Beauty on Fridays and Saturdays.
With so much to sift through, setting a game plan can be a little intimidating. That’s where we come in: We combed through the retailer’s lineup and found the most exciting products to buy each day. From classics like Stila and Bobbi Brown to newcomers like Peach & Lily and Cosrx, there’s really no wrong choice. Bookmark this page, then discover what we’re prioritizing (and buying for ourselves) from Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale 2022.
Monday, August 29
The sale is starting off with a bang, with 50% off beauty shelf mainstays like Elemis facial pads and Nudestix blush-highlighter kits. Since you’ll probably use both on the daily, we highly recommend stocking up now. Also discounted: Kiehl’s, Benefit, and It Cosmetics.
Tuesday, August 30
Today’s deals might transform your entire morning routine. On top of a First Aid Beauty cleanser and Anastasia Beverly Hills foundation, you’ll also find blackhead-eliminating scrubs, eyeliner, lip gloss, and body oil in the mix—many from Black-owned beauty brands—all at half-off.
Wednesday, August 31
Time to update your beauty bag. Several glam essentials—including Smashbox highlighter, Too Faced brow pencils, and dozens of sets of falsies—are on major sale today.
Thursday, September 1
Friday, September 2
It’s a great day to support women-owned beauty brands, considering plenty of them (including Indie Lee and BeautyBio) are half-off for a limited time. You can also score epic savings on Lancôme’s beloved Monsieur Big mascara.
Saturday, September 3
Although there are fewer deals today—just three were announced ahead of time—they’re all heavy hitters. We’re stocking up on rarely discounted Glamglow masks, Benefit brow pencils, and Clarins eye cream while we have the chance, and we suggest you do the same.
Sunday, September 4
Legends only today. Ulta went ahead and put Bobbi Brown’s long-lasting gel eyeliner, Nars’ super-hydrating lip balm, and Estée Lauder’s SPF 45 foundation on sale at the same time—and considering they’re all a full 50% off, you might as well add them all to your cart.
Monday, September 5
Another day, another beauty shelf slay. We’ve got our sights on Belif’s best-selling eye cream and a Beautyblender to replace our ancient makeup sponges. Today’s also a great time to focus on eye makeup, considering MAC mascara and Stila eyeliner are also half off.
Tuesday, September 6
Cosrx is one of our go-to brands for affordable skin-care products, and its cult-favorite lip mask is half off today only. Also coming in clutch is Perricone MD’s hyaluronic acid serum, which will provide a welcome boost of moisture to dry skin, for a cool $65 off retail.
Wednesday, September 7
Whether you go with BareMinerals‘ iconic foundation or Lancôme’s SPF moisturizer hybrid, you’ll walk away from Wednesday’s sales with flawless skin. Today is also dedicated to clean beauty: Cruelty-free favorites like Juice Beauty, Volition, and Exa are discounted, too.
Thursday, September 8
Treat yourself to a self-care day with 50% off rejuvenating gems like Patchology’s eye gels and Kate Sommerville’s legendary acne-busting cleanser. Mented’s lip gloss and Tarte’s mascara round out today’s markdowns in the makeup department.
Friday, September 9
Get your skincare game on lock with Tula’s tone-correcting gel—then head over to the beauty department for similar discounts on It Cosmetics mascara and Jaclyn Cosmetics highlighter.
Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 11
Finish your morning beat with top-rated setting spray and wipe it all away at night with a best-selling makeup remover—all at 50% off, of course.
Monday, September 12
The category is: cellular turnover. If you’re hoping to brighten dull skin, you won’t do much better than Sunday Riley’s gentle exfoliating duo and Peter Thomas Roth’s potent vitamin C serum.
Tuesday, September 13
Makeup lovers, today is for you. There’s everything from do-it-all eyeshadow palettes and primers to setting powder and blushes galore. Don’t miss the deals on facial rollers and eye creams, either.
Wednesday, September 14
Hydration is the name of the game, thanks to Kopari’s rich body butter and Estée Lauder’s antioxidant cream. If you’re not looking forward to losing your summer glow, you can also pick up St. Tropez self-tanners on major discount.
Thursday, September 15
Zitsticka’s pimple patches (formulated especially for pesky under-the-skin zits) and It Cosmetics’ smoothing hyaluronic acid-peptide serum are up for grabs for 50% off each today. (Tons more anti-acne products are also on sale.)
Friday, September 16
We need only the slightest excuse to stock up on more volumizing mascara and pore-refining serums—and lo and behold, some of the best are on mega-sale today. Thanks, Ulta!
Saturday, September 17
As expected, the sale is going out with a bang. Our final picks? Peach & Lily’s gentle exfoliating lactic acid serum and Kylie Cosmetics’ matte lip kit.