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    32 On-Sale Beauty Products You'll Wish You'd Tried Years Ago

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    1. Fenty Skin's Start'r Set simplifies your skincare routine with three easy steps: Total Cleans’r gently removes makeup, Fat Water doubles up as a toner and serum, and Hydra Vizor locks in hydration and protects against sun damage. And BTW, you can get 25% off sitewide at Fenty Skin right now, so it's the perfect time to stock up on skincare essentials!

    Fenty Skin

    This set, which includes travel-size versions of Fenty Beauty's Total Cleans’r, Fat Water, and Hydra Vizor, is a great intro to Fenty Skin's lineup.

    For Fenty Skin's sale, no code is needed at checkout and it excludes Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) products.

    Promising review: "Hands down the absolute best products for my skin! They all work really good together when used consistently. I have noticed a difference in my skin after only one month of use." —Fenty Skin Customer

    Get it from Fenty Skin for $30 (originally $40).

    2. Real Technique's Everyday Essentials 5-Piece Brush Set has you covered if you want achieve an effortless look in minutes: Its blush brush, crease brush, firm bristle brush, setting brush, and blending sponge make applying face makeup so easy. You won't have to use your fingers again the next time you need to wear concealer, foundation, or blush.

    the brush set with purple and pink brushes and an orange blending sponge

    This set comes with Real Techniques' 400 blush brush, 300 deluxe crease brush, 402 setting brush, and miracle complexion sponge. Each product is also made with cruelty-free and latex-free materials.

    Promising review: "I just got this two weeks ago and now it's something that I use every day over my other face brushes and sponges. Everything is in such good quality. I would have to say my favorite is the RT 200 brush, it buffs out foundation so nicely. They are so soft too and it makes makeup fun to do <3" —Kohl's Customer

    Get it from Kohl's for $12 (originally $20).

    3. BH Cosmetics' 16-color eyeshadow palette takes you straight to Barcelona with shimmery smokey hues (hello Mediterranean blue and flamenco green) and warm matte neutrals (carnation, dulce, and so many more). Wear each shade solo *or* blend them together to brighten up your eyes.

    the eyeshadow palette with various shades of blue, dark red, and rose gold
    BH Cosmetics

    See more BH Cosmetics' Travel Series Collection items on sale here.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful palette with a great variety of neutrals and blues and greens. The quality is superb, the mattes are blendable, and the shimmers are popping, it is a great palette. Power to makeup :)" —BH Cosmetics Customer

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $8.50 (originally $17).

    4. Revlon's One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Brush dries *and* styles your 'do at the speed of light: ionic technology and three heat settings will get to work on wet hair, while rounded edges and an oval brush design increase volume and curl your ends. Topping it off is a ceramic coated barrel that acts as a shield against heat damage.

    the hair dryer and volumizer brush in a pink and black shade
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "My hair has a mind of its own. It's sometimes curly, wavy, or, frizzy especially the part that frames my face. I leave the back curly/wavy but I've used this dryer for the front. My hair is still silky and shiny the next day even after sleeping on it. Flip my head over, tousle my hair, and I'm good to go! Love it!" —Bed Bath & Beyond Customer

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $40.99+ (originally $59.99, available in two colors).

    5. Tarte's Jet Set Wonders Discovery Set lets you try mini beauty goods that'll be a big help for your routine. From a soothing face mist to a 4-in-1 mascara that'll add a little drama to your lashes, these travel-size essentials take the stress out of hydrating your skin and applying makeup.


    This seven-piece set comes with Tarte's pack your bags undereye rescue patches (1 pair), deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara, travel-size maracuja oil, travel-size Rainforest of the Sea deep dive cleansing gel, travel-size Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 mist, deluxe Rainforest of the Sea color splash lipstick in beach babe, and a deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in paaarty.

    Promising review: "i love everything about these products. I've been using the maracuja oil for years! It’s tremendously helped my skin. Love the face wash and face mist, they smell amazing! The mascara, blush, and lipstick are a few of my fave daily makeup products I use in my routine. The eye pads were a bonus!" —Tarte Customer

    Get it from Tarte for $35 (originally $40).

    6. Elizabeth Arden's Superstart Skin Renewal Booster strengthens your skin's surface layer, so it can repair itself and in return, give you a more radiant complexion. A powerhouse formula of probiotic fortifiers and plant extracts help fortify your skin's natural defenses (buh-bye damage and irritation).

    the Skin Renewal Booster in a silver and gold bottle squirting out white formula
    Elizabeth Arden

    Use the promo code "ARDEN20" to take 20% off your order at checkout!

    This formula is so easy to use when you're prepping your skin in the morning! Apply it before a serum and/or moisturizer to help increase the effectiveness of your skincare routine.

    Promising review: "If you want to do something really amazing for your skin, start with Superstart Skin Renewal Booster. I am so impressed with how this has boosted my skin's hydration and comfort level. I noticed a difference from the first time I used it. I love the fact that it has no fragrance, parabens, sulphates, or color added! Great for my sensitive skin." —Elizabeth Arden Customer

    Get it from Elizabeth Arden for $53.60+ (originally $67+, available in two sizes).

    7. Pat McGrath Labs' OpuLUST Lip Gloss Trio gives you a disco-ready pout that'll be shimmery and not sticky. Sparkly colors add a subtle sparkle to your lips, while a lightweight formula provides them with a glass-like finish.

    purple, rose gold, and pink chromatic lip glosses in gold packaging

    Promising review: "Ok, I'm a huge lip gloss fan and this one is probably in my top four. I've used Pat's LUST lip gloss and this OpuLUST is so much better! They're smilier but different. I found that this lip gloss felt more smooth on my lips. The gloss glided like butter on my lips. and that pigment?! Ugh so beautiful." —Sephora Customer

    This trio comes with three lip gloss colors: Sublime Sparkle - lavendaring, Dreamscape, and Naked Rose.

    Get it from Sephora for $14 (originally $25).

    8. Beurre's Shea Butter Vanilla Body Cream moisturizes dry skin and feels like a mini spa treatment every time you put it on: Packed with shea butter and grapeseed, jojoba, and vitamin E oils, it smells heavenly and has a soft texture for easy application. If your skin is prone to cracking, peeling, and dryness, this gentle formula will be a big help.

    the jar of shea butter body cream on top of yellow flowers

    Beurre is a Black-owned business based in New York. They're known for their soothing shea butter skincare products, including body butters and balms.

    Get it from Beurre for $11.50 (originally $18.50).

    9. Ren Skincare's Evercalm takes care of your complexion while you catch up on ZZZs. Thanks to lipids from almond borage, linseed, and olive oil, your thirsty skin will be moisturized. Yes to waking up in the morning without irritation or redness!

    stacked green and clear jars of Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm
    Ren Skincare

    Enter the promo code "BUZZFEED20" to take 20% off your order at checkout!

    Promising review: "Honestly I am in love with the balm! I apply it after my night skincare routine and I love how moisturized and fresh my face feels when I wake up in the morning! Love its citrusy smell as well." —Ren Skincare Customer

    Get it from Ren Skincare for $39.20 (originally $49).

    10. Orly's Classic Bestsellers Mini Kit has a little bit of everything when it comes to nail shades. This small set comes with four cool nail colors that range from classic to fluorescent, making them perf for times you want to change up your DIY mani.


    This kit comes with Basket Case Cool Pink Creme, Everything’s Peachy Peach Creme, Glowstick Fluorescent Yellow Creme, and White Tips Bright White Creme.

    Get it from Orly for $14 (originally $20).

    11. Versed Skincare's Complexion Solution ~hits the spot~ when it comes to treating stubborn acne. Tea tree oil and salicylic acid combat bacteria, excess oil, and pore-clogging dead skin cells, so you can achieve a complexion with less breakouts.

    the acne spot treatment in a light green tube
    Versed Skincare

    Promising review: "This product actually works as a spot treatment; it has significantly reduced my acne, and works great when you catch something popping up. It’s great if you’re like me and have dry skin. Stop trying to dry out your acne and use this." —Versed Skincare Customer

    Get it from Versed Skincare for $9.74 (originally $12.99).

    12. Glossier's Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo work together to give you full and natural-looking arches. The Brow Flick detailing pen adds dimension to areas that have sparse hair, while Boy Brow grooms and shapes your brows, so they'll stay put and look amazing all day long.


    Promising review: "My brows are pretty sparse and pale, but these products make them look so much fuller! The look is super natural and is just what I have been wanting, I’m so pleased. They’re also pretty easy to use, thought my brows got better with practice. I’m going to be using them every day for sure, especially Boy Brow!" —Glossier Customer

    You can mix and match this set according to your brow grooming needs. Brow Flick is available in three colors (brown, blond, and black) and Boy Brow is available in five colors (black, brown, auburn, blond, and clear).

    Get them from Glossier for $30 (originally $34).

    Shop more Glossier makeup and skincare sets on sale here.

    13. Living Proof's Dry Shampoo keeps your hair fresh in between washes. No more sweat, odor, or oil will get in the way of your 'do, which will feel less greasy and look like you just shampooed it when IRL, it's been a day or two since you did.

    The dry shampoo in a dark gray bottle

    Promising review: "Works great! Actually makes your hair feel clean, unlike most other dry shampoos I have tried. Also, it does not make your scalp itch or make your hair look powdery." —Linds

    Get it from Walmart for $19.99 (originally $24).

    14. Fenty Beauty's Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter illuminates your cheeks, eyes, and temples and gets your complexion glowing, thanks to buildable luminizers that'll easily blend into your skin and provide it with a shimmery finish. Plus, Fenty Beauty is offering 25% off sitewide right now, in case you want to stock up on more makeup!

    Fenty Beauty

    For Fenty Beauty's sale, no code is needed at checkout and it excludes Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) products.

    Promising review: "I have wanted these for so long, and when the price dropped, I had to have them. These are like nothing I have ever seen! Hyper-metallic is an understatement! The cream-powder glides on so smooth, and the color lasts all day without caking or fading." —Fenty Beauty Customer

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $18 (originally $36, available in five shades).

    15. Biossance's Spot Fading Trio combats hyperpigmentation and dark spots with three key products. A dark spot serum helps diminish the appearance of dark spots, a renewal mask helps remove debris to leave your face super soft, and topping it off is a night serum that exfoliates dead surface cells while you (gasp) rest. ⚡

    the trio (dark spot serum, resurfacing night serum, and renewal mask) in dark green bottles and containers

    The set includes their Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum (full size), Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask (travel size), and Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum (travel size).

    Promising review: "This set is wonderful! I’ve been using it to help with my melasma. I’m noticing that my skin feels softer and looks brighter after a few weeks of using them. The dark spot serum hydrates my skin without being heavy. Same for the overnight serum with exfoliating benefits. I’ve only used the glycolic renewal mask twice but you can definitely feel it working." —Biossance Customer

    Get it from Biossance for $62 (originally $111).

    16. The Lip Bar's Socialite Lip Gloss glides on your lips easily and provides a gorgeous, high-pigmented look without feeling sticky. Its pink shade is perf for spring and will be a pretty addition to your makeup lineup.

    The Lip Bar

    The Lip Bar is a woman-owned cosmetics company based in Detroit, Michigan. Check out the rest of their cruelty-free and vegan makeup, including face palettes, mascara, and so much more!

    Promising review: "Love these products. The lip colors have high pigmentation and go on very smoothly and look great. Love how easy they make it to see how a color will look on your skin tone. Can't wait to try other products from The Lip Bar." —The Lip Bar Customer

    Get it from The Lip Bar for $8 (originally $14).

    17. Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow gives your eyes a sparkly look that lasts sans flaking. Its shimmery pewter shade will look amazing when you layer it over your go-to eyeshadow or wear it solo.

    the silver sparkly eyeshadow in a gold and clear container

    Promising review: "I received Smoky Storm as a gift. I love it! Such a pretty glittery eye shadow! It’s so easy to apply and it’s absolutely long-lasting. I wore it for 5 hours and had no issues with smearing. Highly recommend! Can’t wait to get more colors!" —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $19.20 (originally $24).

    18. Scentbird's Monthly Subscription sends an amazing perfume to you every month. You get to choose from over 500 fragrances (Anna Sui, Prada, and many more) *and* find a new signature scent (or two) you'll love to wear all the time.

    colorful mini perfumes next to slices of fruit
    Scentbird/Instagram / Via

    Here's how it works: Select your fragrance, your monthly order gets shipped to you (you'll get a free atomizer case as first-timer subscriber), and then you can personalize your schedule. You'll get free shipping on all your orders *and* you can always skip or cancel a month if you don't want to try a new perfume.

    Get your first month for $11.21 (originally $14.95).

    19. Ohii's Wake Up Pen conceals dark circles and illuminates under eye skin at the same time. It goes on smoothly without feeling too cakey and leaves a dewy, glowing-like finish. You can also use it as a highlighter on your nose and cheekbones!

    model applies the Wake Up Pen to under-eye skin
    Urban Outfitters

    It comes in three shades: Peach (light and medium skin tones), Pearl (fair skin tones) and Sunbeam (medium/deep skin tones).

    Promising review: "I have really bad dark circles just from my genetics. I’ve always tried to cover them up with makeup but as I get older, I don’t want to put in as much effort and I don’t care as much about how dark they are. This gives me a little bit of a refreshed look without looking cakey or too done-up!" —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.60 (originally $18, available in three shades).

    20. Sand & Sky's Major Multi Masking Kit ~multitasks~ by detoxing, illuminating, and nourishing your complexion. Australian Pink Clay helps remove toxins, dirt, and oil, while Australian Emu Apple hydrates and brightens. Apply together *or* make them a two-step routine whenever your skin needs a little pampering.

    Sand & Sky

    This kit comes with Sand & Sky's Porefining Face Mask, Super Bounce Mask, and two applicator brushes.

    Promising review: "I love that you guys put these two products together as a kit. It was my second time buying the Pink Clay Mask and it was great like always. The Emu Apple Mask was amazing, my skin feels so soft and it’s glowing. I’ve received so many compliments about my skin since I started using these products. Ten out of ten would recommend ❤️" —Sand & Sky Customer

    Get it from Sand & Sky for $81.44 (originally $101.80).

    21. Le Mini Macaron's Le Maxi Deluxe Gel Manicure Set contains everything (yes, everything!) you need for a high-quality gel mani at home. File your nails, apply one of two gorgeous polishes, and dry 'em in the miniature LED lamp for 60 seconds. It's *that* easy and doesn't require a salon trip.

    the pink gel manicure kit with a pink LED lamp and two gel nail polishes on table

    This set comes with two mini gel polishes, a cuticle stick, glitter nail file, 20 remover pads, an LED lamp with USB cord and power charger, and a pink satin drawstring pouch!

    Get it from Asos for $31.20 (originally $60).

    22. Sunday Riley's Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is like a brightening cocktail for your face: It helps reduce dark spots, pores, and redness. Use this treatment whenever your face needs some skincare S.O.S.


    Promising review: "This product is amazing. It refreshes your skin without peeling or redness. It doesn't sting, but you can see the results in fresher-looking skin. Love this product!" —SkinStore Customer

    Get it from SkinStore for $68 (originally $85).

    23. Winky Lux's Whipped Lip & Cheek Cream doubles up as a cheek and lip tint. Available in three shades (Raspberry Truffle, Gingerbread, and Black Cherry Bourbon), this gentle formula will work with any other makeup you're wearing. Dab onto your cheeks or blot on lips to brighten up your look.

    the three shades of whipped lip and cheek cream in tiny clear pots
    Winky Lux

    Promising review: "This is the perfect lip and cheek cream. It gives a pretty color but it looks very natural. I enjoy wearing it as a lip stain the best. Last and looks nice." —Winky Lux Customer

    Get it from Winky Lux for $12 (originally $18, available in three shades).

    24. Acwell's UV Cut SPF 50+PA++++ Waterproof Sun Cream acts as a shield against sun damage when you're spending time outdoors. Formulated with niacinamide, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, and chamonilla recutita flower extract, this formula is waterproof, doesn't feel greasy, and easily rubs into your skin.

    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "I usually reach for this when I go hiking or plan to be active/sweaty. Or even if I travel to somewhere with humid weather. This does not feel sticky or greasy. Will buy again for my sensitive skin!" —Soko Glam Customer

    Get it from Soko Glam for $19.04 (originally $28).

    25. Fluide's Universal Liner Quartet makes it easy to nail a glittery eye look, thanks to an easy applicator and pigmented formula that'll provide you with ~dazzling~ lids.


    This four-piece set comes with four glitter liners, including Lil Dipper (blue and purple shimmer), Area 51 (green), Crystal Cluster (iridescent shade with a hint of pink), and Retrogayz (copper shimmer).

    Fluide is a queer-run, trans-friendly beauty brand based in Brooklyn, New York. They're known for their vegan makeup, including liquid lipstick and glitter eyeliner, and 7-free, non-toxic nail polish available in fun sets.

    Promising review: I'm not that experienced with makeup, so happy to see how easy these are to use. I normally just wear black eyeliner and mascara and lip gloss, so don't I use a lot of color on my eyes or cheeks. The Crystal Cluster (pink shade) is more like a clear sparkly shade with pink undertones and also some green undertones. I used it on top of my black eyeliner and it looked great! Took only 5 seconds to put on and my whole look changed. The other shades are also great but the Crystal Cluster is my favorite so far." —Fluide Customer

    Get it from Fluide for $45 (originally $60).

    26. Drybar's Glassy & Classy Blowout Set brings the salon to your home with a powerful blow-dryer that'll leave your hair shiny, paddle brush for detangling, a shampoo and conditioner duo to help strands stay silky and frizz-free, and a dry shampoo to leave hair with a refreshed finish.

    the set with a yellow blow dryer, brush, shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo

    This four-piece set comes with the Buttercup Blow Dryer, Lemon Bar Paddle Brush, Liquid Glass Smoothing Shampoo, Liquid Glass Smoothing Conditioner, and Detox Dry Shampoo Original Scent.

    Promising review: "I have owned one of these buttercup dryers for 6 years now, and I am still as pleased with it as I was with day one! It takes no time to dry my long, thick hair and keeps my hair smooth and soft. It’s also nice and light compared with other dryers of its caliber. Love it!" —Nordstrom Customer

    Get it from Nordstrom for $159.20 (originally $199).

    27. No7 Laboratories' HydraLuminous Hydrating Regimen quenches thirsty skin that's in need of major moisture. Pure hyaluronic acid, an antioxidant blend of vitamin C, Mulberry and vitamin E, and plant hydrators will give your skin a hydration boost while protecting it from pollution particles.

    the set with water surge gel cream, water concentrate, and recovery gel cream products
    No7 Laboratories'

    This trio comes with No7 Laboratories' HydraLuminous Water Concentrate, HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream, and HydraLuminous Overnight Recovery Gel Cream.

    Promising review: "So happy I tried it, love it. Your face will feel so amazingly soft and supple. My face feels alive and plays well with my foundation in the daytime, and at bedtime works well with my Retinol products. I mix three drops of the serum with the cream and wow!" —No7 Laboratories Customer

    Get it from No7 Laboratories for $45.79 (originally $53.97).

    28. Pop-Arazzi's gray-blue nail polish adds a pop of color to your nails with a Spring-esque color that matches clear skies outside. 🌤️

    CVS Pharmacy

    Use the promo code "CVS30" to take 30% off your order at checkout!

    This nail polish is vegan and paraben and phthalate free! Check out more pretty nail polishes you can get on sale here.

    Get it from CVS for $2.09 (originally $2.99).

    29. Briogeo's Be Gentle, Be Kind Superfoods Banana + Coconut & Avocado Hair Pack nourishes dull and dry strands with antioxidants and hair essential oils. Made for all hair types, this amazing trio will get your hair shiny again when it's time to shower. Just apply and rinse the shampoo and conditioner, then finish off your relaxing wash with a 10-minute mask.


    This set comes with Briogeo's Be Gentle, Be Kind Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Shampoo, Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Conditioner, and a Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask.

    Briogeo is a Black-owned, woman-owned business known for their 6-free hair care products that are free from SLS/SLES sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, synthetic color, and DEA. If you're looking for nourishing shampoo, conditioners, and curl-friendly treatments, you'll find so many goods that'll be a big help for hair styling.

    My colleague Sam Tomaszewski loves Briogeo hair care products and said: "I started using Briogeo products about a month ago thanks to a recommendation from my former roommate. Everything I've tried from them smells D I V I N E. This shampoo and conditioner set is super gentle on my color-treated hair — it feels much healthier and shinier than before. I'm also a big fan of their heat protectant cream (again, smells SO. GOOD.) And I love that this Black-owned hair care brand has products with plenty of different hair types and textures in mind!" Read more of her Briogeo review (it's number #32).

    Get it from Briogeo for $78 (originally $92).

    30. Origins' Pretty In Bloom Flower-Infused Long-Wear Foundation SPF 20 doubles up as a foundation *and* shield against the sun. This SPF 20-formula is lightweight, hydrating, and contains floral essential oils to help nourish your complexion.


    Promising review: "I really like this Origins foundation. It has great coverage but does not look cakey. I like a makeup that doesn't rub off, especially since we are wearing masks with the pandemic. Even after taking my mask on and off all day, the foundation is still there at the end of the day when I cleanse my face! Highly recommended!" —Macy's Customer

    Get it from Macy's for $26.60 (originally $38, available in 30 shades).

    31. Lather's Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub exfoliates and gently cleanses your body at the same time. It contains powdered bamboo and plant extracts that help slough away dead skin cells and lock in hydration. Gently rub onto wet skin until it forms a lather, rinse, and dry off after you take a shower for flake-free, super soft skin.

    model rubs the body scrub on their legs

    Use the code "SPRING15" to take 15% off your order at checkout!

    Promising review: "This was the first Lather product that I ever sampled in the store and I hesitated in buying it because it was a little more $ than I wanted to spend. But holy cow, is it worth every penny! Every time I use it, it feels like I'm getting an exfoliation treatment at a spa! It has become my favorite pamper splurge for myself and it makes a great gift!" —Lather Customer

    Get it from Lather for $33.15 (originally $39).

    32. And Wet 'n Wild's Mega Last Matte Lip Color provides long-lasting color, so you don't have to worry about re-applying. This high-pigment formula will feel lightweight on your lips and nourish them with argan oil, murumuru seed butter, and sunflower and passionfruit seed oils. Yes to having a perf pout for hours on end!

    Wet n Wild matte lipsticks in red, pink, and nude shades
    Wet n Wild/Instagram / Via

    Use code "POUT50" at checkout for 50% off lip products!

    Promising review: "I don’t often wear lipstick at work since I find it to be a haste to have to constantly reapply or worry about fading. I’m picky about my lip choice on my average day. This formula is very comfortable and it lasted for many hours without budging or moving around. Another excellent, stress-free product from Wet 'n Wild." —Wet 'n Wild Customer

    Get it from Wet 'n Wild for $1.49 (originally $2.99, available in 13 shades).

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