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    May 21, 2020

    23 Useful Beauty Products You'll Probably Be Very Glad You Got On Sale

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    1. A makeup brush cleansing pad to help you get the weeks-old foundation gunk from out of your brush bristles. Your favorite brushes are about to feel brand-new again!

    A close-up of a black oval-shaped pad with thick silicone bristles on one side and thinner silicone bristles on the other side
    BH Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I didn't realize what I was missing out not having one of these brush cleaners. This particular one is pretty cheap, but it's a good size and it's durable. I wash my brushes daily now because this makes it so simple." —Michelle D.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $5 (originally $10)

    2. This IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow palette because it combines highlighter, contour, and blush in one ~gorgeous~ ombre so you can accentuate your features with a pop color in just ONE SWIPE. Gone are those days of skipping contour altogther because you don't feel like you have the time.

    The mirrored tri-tone ombré palette styled with a brush
    IT Cosmetics

    I used to think that blush, highlighter, and contour just didn't agree with me. I couldn't figure out how to find shades that worked with my skin tone and didn't accentuate my scars from breakouts. I loved the idea of an all-in-one compact where the colors were already blended into an ombre, so I thought this kit was pretty cool. I got the "Warm Glow" palette and apply just one sweep to my cheeks and WOW, it gives a gorgeous look with the right amount of rosiness and glow!! The shades blend well enough that they don't make it look like I caked makeup on top of any scars, which is a huge plus.

    And because the shades just work so well with my skin tone, I've also used them as eyeshadow for a look I get sooooo many compliments on — people say my eyes look so bright and can't believe that I actually used a cheek palette on my eyes instead of eyeshadow!

    Promising review: "This is a great product! I am so glad I purchased it! It has a nice combo of colors for highlighting, bronzing, and cheek color!!" —Anonymous

    Get it from IT Cosmetics for $19.50 (originally $26; available in three shade ranges).

    3. A BH Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner pencil to make sure your eye look stays put even when you're sweating bullets from working in your garden all day.

    Ten eyeliner swatches displayed across the arms of a model with a light skin tone and a deep skin tone. The eyeliner shades go from white to black, including shades of yellow, aqua, blue, and brown.
    BH Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I love this pencil so much. It really opens the eye when used on the lower waterline and has great staying power." —Barb W.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $6 (originally $8; available in 10 shades).

    4. This multi-purpose oil formulated with coconut oil to ~smooth over~ any bad hair days as soon as they arise. Plus, it's also safe to apply to the skin.

    A bottle of dark yellow oil
    Sephora

    Promising review: "LOVE!!! This is the perfect size, has great quality, and a great price. I was using jars of coconut oil that was like Crisco — messy and hard to deal with. I bought three of these and use them after showering, on top of sunscreen, and just for a glow on my skin." —esbee

    Get it from Sephora for $5 (originally $8; available in two additional formulas).

    5. A Charlotte Tilbury Instant Pillow Talk Glow Kit, which includes a 12-shade palette, blush, and lipstick, because they're all versatile enough to create anything from everyday looks to glammed-up styles.

    A model holding a 12-shade eyeshadow palette to her head. The palette features nude, pink, and brown tones
    Charlotte Tilbury

    The kit includes the Instant Eyes Palette, the Cheek to Chic Blush, and the Matte Revolution Lipstick (all in the shade "Pillow Talk").

    Promising review: "This was my first Charlotte Tilbury purchase and I’m incredibly impressed by everything. The lipstick is smooth and moisturizing, the shadows are creamy and blend beautifully, and the blush tops beautifully on any foundation. I will definitely be a Charlotte Tilbury customer in the future!" —TiaL

    Get it from Charlotte Tilbury for $119.20 (originally $149).

    6. This BH Cosmetics Matte Finish Pressed Powder that'll absorb excess oil on your skin's surface to make sure you maintain an all-day matte finish.

    A mirrored powder compact with a compartment for a round makeup sponge
    BH Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I love, love this powder. It blends so well. Most powders give an orange or red tone, but not this one. I no longer use liquid foundation." —Amy M.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $4.75 (originally $9.50; available in five shades).

    7. A tube of Colorscience Sunforgettable Color Balm because not only does it contain SPF 50 to protect your lips from the sun's harmful rays, but it also doubles as ~gorgeous~ cheek tint for a lil' pop of color.

    A flatlay of three tubes of Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm in two peachy shades and one pinkish shade
    Colorscience

    Promising review: "Like the color and the fact that it's also good for sun protection! Also like the fact that you can use on your lips and cheeks!" —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $23.20 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $29 and available in three shades).

    8. This Olehenriksen skincare kit that includes a serum, moisturizer, and overnight gel — you'll be glad to have it handy for any rough weeks where your skin looks a little tired and dull and just needs a quick refresh.

    A three-piece set including a gel in a pump bottle, a serum in a pump bottle, and a jar of moisturizer
    Sephora

    The kit includes the Truth Serum, the Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer, and the Invigorating Night Transformation Gel.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! I have some dark spots close to my eye areas from sun burns. For three years, I’ve been trying different products but couldn’t get them removed. The first week I used this kit, they became lighter, and now it’s been almost a month and some have faded away already. The result is amazing and I’ll keep using it. Also, the cream kinda smells like glue; I don’t like it but it works." —Atlantisuma

    Get it from Sephora for $52 (originally $74)

    9. A tube of the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer because this baby provides a full-coverage matte finish that's bound to stay put so you can read a book on your porch, power through a yoga video, do some outdoor cleaning, and visit the backyard for family dinner and STILL have your makeup looking smooth.

    Concealer shades swatched across deep, tan, and light skin tones
    Sephora

    Promising review: "AMAZING FOR COVERING BLEMISHES!! So you know how most of the time you go to cover a pimple, and the concealer literally sticks to everything BUT THE ACTUAL PIMPLE?! Yeah, not with this concealer!!! The texture is super creamy and doesn’t spread out everywhere like a lot of liquid concealers do. I also really like it for under my eyes if I use my fingers!! It blends out much better with fingers than with brushes or sponges in my experience." —MaddieBartley

    Get it from Sephora for $15 (originally $27; available in 15 shades).

    10. A Fungal Free Nails treatment because you never know when you might get a toenail infection that you'll want to be able to treat ASAP.

    A bottle of Fungal Free Nails with a screw-on cap
    Dermstore

    Promising review: "One big toenail turned totally black than the other big toenail started getting very black. My daughter in-law highly recommended Fungal Free Nails. I’m almost done with my second bottle and most of the black nail is gone. They look so much better! Now the nails need to finish growing out." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $32 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $40).

    11. And this Dermelect Ridge Filler that's formulated to pump nutrients and proteins into your nail to help neutralize any yellow tones, and strengthen weak nails prone to splitting. Hello, stronger, healthier-looking nails!

    A nail polish bottle of Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler
    Dermstore

    Promising review: "I started to have fragile, split nails (thanks, menopause!) and nothing was working. After a week of applying this polish, the splits are under control and my nails actually look pretty. It has a nice subtle pink color with a bit of a seashell glow, and fills in the ridges and splits so that the nail can get back to healthy growth." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $14 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $18).

    12. This tube of IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50 because as much as you love your makeup routine, there might come a day when you just want a smoother look without the heaviness of your usual foundation.

    A hand holding a capped tube of the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
    IT Cosmetics

    I usually wear full-coverage foundation, but if I need to run an errand on the weekend, I might want some coverage but not heavy, full-face coverage. That's where this CC cream comes in. Though it says full coverage, I'd say it's on the lighter side and is more buildable. One quick layer applied with my fingers is enough to leave me feeling glowing! When you remove the cap on the tube, the top is actually a pump so you can easily dispense the product. And, to top it all off, it's formulated with SPF 50.

    Promising review: "I love this makeup. It leaves a very smooth feeling on your face and does not feel heavy. It gives great coverage and it stays on all day." —Lori D.

    Get it from IT Cosmetics for $29.62 (originally $39.50; available in 12 shades).

    13. A Caudalie Lip Conditioner you'll want to buy at least two of so you're never without a hydrating lip balm to soothe any dry patches that make their rounds on your lips.

    A flat lay photo of an uncapped tube of light-colored lip balm
    Dermstore

    Promising review: "Caudalie is a brand I trust and this lip balm comforts chapped or dry lips. It smells wonderful and is an absolute necessity in all seasons but especially during the colder months. I have multiple of these as I like to have one on hand at all times. My husband has even used this and been pleasantly surprised at how effective it is. You will not be disappointed!" —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $9.60 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $12).

    14. A tube of the IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara so you can kick your usual mascara to the curb and have longer-looking lashes in just a few swipes instead of multiple coats.

    Two close-ups of an eye with and without the mascara. The photo without mascara shows an eye with short, barely visible lashes and the photo with mascara shows the eye with noticeably longer, darker, more volumized bottom and top lashes
    IT Cosmetics

    I'm a bit of a mascara snob so of course, no mascara goes untried by me. My lashes are naturally long and curled but they aren't very dark and I'd love some more volume. I love a mascara that gives me a fanned out, dramatic look and that's exactly what I get with the Superhero mascara!! In a few swipes, my lashes are noticeably darker and has some more volume added to it. In a couple more swipes, my lashes look even longer with even more volume — when I used this mascara, my own friends would often forget that I don't wear false lashes or extensions! In other words, this mascara did the job I wanted it to do.

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this mascara! I’ve reordered it a few times now and just love how full and lengthened it makes my lashes." —SJG1026

    Get it from IT Cosmetics for $18.75 (originally $25).

    15. And a Tarte Deluxe H2O Gloss Set, which includes nine ~beautiful~ shades, to add the perfect amount of long-lasting shine to your pout.

    Nine super shiny lip gloss shades swatched across light, tan, and deep skin tones
    Tarte

    Promising review: "I love this set! You get a range of colors in the perfect to-go size. This literally is the only set you'll need until the shades run out. I find the glosses a bit sticky, but I believe that's what allows this gloss to last. Also, with it being on sale, purchasing was a no-brainer for me." —DblHlx

    Get it from Tarte for $28 (originally $39).

    16. This Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner formulated with peptides to help restore moisture to damaged lashes, so they can look softer and healthier.

    A tube of the RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner laid among other tubes of the serum
    Dermstore

    Promising review: "This works as advertised! A couple months ago, my eyelashes began falling out at an alarming rate. I’ve been using this daily for about a month and can really tell the difference — fuller, longer lashes! I hardly need mascara." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $78.40 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $98).

    17. This IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil to help you fill in your brows more precisely and maintain a natural look. It'll just make your routine easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

    The eyebrow pencil swatched across hands with light, tan, and deep skin tones
    IT Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I’ve tried many brow pencils, powders, and gels and this is the only one that lasts ALL DAY. It’s natural looking and buildable. Love it!" —MeriLA

    Get it from IT Cosmetics for $14.25 (originally $19; available in two sizes).

    18. A Tarte Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer because it actually does the job of a BB cream and sunscreen all in one so you aren't left applying multiple makeup products.

    Dermstore

    Promising review: "This BB cream is more like a tinted moisturizer. Its hydrating without being oily and I like the natural look it gives me. Enough to cover redness on my cheeks but doesn't look fake." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $29.60 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $37 and available in four shades).

    19. A bottle of the Smashbox 24-Hour Hydrating Foundation for when you want a long-lasting makeup look that won't settle into any pores or fine lines and is also sweat- and humidity-resistant to keep your coverage looking *flawless*.

    Light, medium, tan, and deep foundation shades swatched across light medium, tan, and deep, skin tones
    Dermstore

    Promising review: "Hard to believe that such a light-feeling foundation can provide medium to full coverage I need without looking fake. It doesn’t settle into creases as promised. The color range is excellent and Smashbox has videos available to help you figure out which color is right for you. Highly recommend!!!" —Dermstore Customers

    Get it from Dermstore for $28 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $36 and available in 40 shades).

    20. This Tarte Tartelette In Bloom palette because it offers numerous shades you can blend together to create the ~ultimate~ natural or bronze-y makeup look everyone will be eyeing.

    The Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette with a mirrored compact featuring 12 shades including light nudes, pinks, and browns
    Tarte

    Promising review: "I don’t wear eyeshadow often but this is a palette that I can feel comfortable wearing on a daily basis without feeling overdone. It also gives me the flexibility to dress it up. Overall, I recommend." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $31.20 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $39).

    21. A bottle of DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil so you can break down any makeup, dirt, and grime overstaying its welcome on your face (in a gentle, non-irritating way, of course).

    A bottle of the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil featuring a pump nozzle
    Dermstore

    Promising review: "Smell is great, not overwhelming at all. Takes off all my makeup in one pump. I've switched from a different product to this and it is so much easier — no need to scoop out product. Just one pump and your makeup is gone." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $23.80 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $28).

    22. Or this bottle of Klorane Micellar Water to remove makeup while maintaining the skin's natural moisture. Its floral water formula can also help de-puff eyes after any all-nighters.

    A bottle of the Klorane Micellar Water sitting on a wooden desk next to a bed
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love this makeup remover because it’s not too oily and it doesn’t hurt your eyes. It’s gentle on your skin, too. It’s great for sensitive skin." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $20.80 (enter code SUMMER at checkout; originally $26).

    23. And a set of five super pretty makeup brushes that are sure to be the ~stars~ of your brush collection.

    Five brushes with large, medium, and small, fluffy bristles and star-tipped handles
    Tarte

    The set includes an eyeshadow brush, a face powder brush, a contour brush, a highlight brush, and a cheek brush.

    Promising review: "These brushes are so cute! The colors are pretty and perfect! These add a nice pop of color to my brush collection. The brushes are very nice. Great set!" —Solana

    Get it from Tarte for $25 (originally $42).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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