Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! I know, I know, it’s been forever since my last post, for that I am super sorry. Honestly, I just have not been feeling very inspired lately and between work and prepping my law school application, I have just been drained. Anyway, I am going to try and better balance things in my life, because I really need to give back to all of you, my readers!
For that, my first post is going to be my top picks for Ulta Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty sale. If you aren’t familiar with the sale, Ulta picks a ton of prestige items that are usually a pretty penny and offers them for 50% off! These items are called beauty steals and are available for 50% off only on the particular day of the month, hence the 21 days of beauty. This time around, it’s from September 2-22.
This sale happens twice a year and really is the best time to pick up and stock up on your fave items! I won’t go into every single day of the sale, just the days in which I think the item(s) is/are the best and when you should pop into Ulta to snag these. Enough of my blabbing, let’s get into the picks!
Without a doubt, you need to grab one (or five) of the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners. These are some of the best eyeliners on the market. They are pigmented and truly are waterproof. If you struggle with eyeliner fading away on your waterline, this is the eyeliner for you.
It lasts all day and the color selection is fabulous!
Retail Price: $22
Beauty Steal: $11
September 5th packs a punch as two of the beauty steals are a must-have. First, the Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer is an oldie but a goodie! This bronzer is a great color for a ton of skin types and even looks beautiful as a contour powder.
Retail Price: $30
Beauty Steal: $15
Second up we have the Skyn Iceland Cooling Eye Gels. These eye gels will de-puff and brighten like no one’s business! I love the feeling of these after a long night out or just when I need a little pick me up.
Bonus, these also help with fine lines!
Retail Price: $15
Beauty Steal: $7.50
Skip ahead a few days and we also have a couple of choices to pick from! On this day, I highly recommend going for the Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner. This lip plumper and liner in one really does give your lips some extra cushion while providing opaque color.
Retail Price: $18
Beauty Steal: $9
Next up we have the Lancome Cils Booster XL Vitamin Infused-Mascara Primer. This is no joke the secret to having full, long lashes. Not only does this primer help your regular mascara work better, it conditions your lashes and helps them to grow longer and stronger.
Retail Price: $25
Beauty Steal: $12.75
You may need to head back into Ulta the next day as well, because one of my top setting powders is a Beauty Steal! I’m talking about the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder. This powder is very finely milled, doesn’t make your skin look cakey, and holds makeup in place all day.
Plus, a little goes a long way so you will have this powder long enough to make it to the next 21 Days of Beauty!
Retail Price: $27
Beauty Steal: $13.50
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, you know that I am obsessed with all things Vitamin C. Really, it just makes the world go round. So, of course this item is going to be a top pick. I’m talking about the Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum. One of the most potent vitamin c serums on the market that actually works!
Typically Mario Badescu is pretty affordable, but this item is on the high end of their spectrum, meaning the 21 days of beauty is the best time to get this product!
Retail Price: $45
Beauty Steal: $22.50
September 20th is probably the best day for me, because my favorite liquid highlighter of all time is a beauty steal. If you are like me and need a blinding highlight, you need these drops! Enter in the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops.
These are stunning mixed in with your foundation, used as a base for a powder highlight, mixed in with your body lotion, you name it, it looks great. The color selection is phenomenal and the payoff is truly there!
Retail Price: $42
Beauty Steal: $21
For the last day of the sale, Ulta really wanted to go out with a bang. They offered up an item that is probably the most well known in the entire beauty community and an item in which I have NEVER heard a bad review on.
That’s right, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a beauty steal! This setting spray will no joke keep your makeup looking perfect for over 12 hours, can fight off any temperature, and works well for ANY skin type. There is a reason why it’s a cult favorite and everyone loves it!
Retail Price: $32
Beauty Steal: $16
Those are my top picks for the Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Sale! Do you plan on shopping during this sale? What items are you most looking forward to picking up? Any items that you really think I should try? Let me know in the comments!
All images are sourced from Ulta Beauty.