Oh, let me count the ways. There are brands we love and brands we would like to try, but sometimes darn it, we would like to get a little break on the retail price. However, beauty is one category that is often excluded from store-wide sales. So, what is a girl to do? There are many options to finding beauty deals from drugstores, department stores, and even higher-end med spa and dermatology brands. You need to know where and how to look. I have created a little cheat list with links to help you more easily find your favorite beauty brand bargains throughout the year.
The juggernaut of the online retail world is arguably one of the prime spots to find beauty deals and bargains. Amazon does a superb job of sorting and filtering. Go to the “Beauty & Personal Care” category and hit enter without putting in the name of a product or brand. Now you will see the main beauty page, which otherwise is difficult to locate. Notice the top tab? You can now sort by skincare, makeup, and hair care or by luxury (department store) and professional products (med spa & dermatology) and everything in between.
Typically, the first promotional banner that you will see says, “Shop Deals in Beauty and Grooming.” You have now hit the motherload of beauty bargains. You are welcome. In this beauty bargain section, you will find current and future deals. If you scroll down, there are sections for Beauty Coupons, Subscribe & Save, Featured Brand Sales, and Prime Pantry Special Savings for even deeper discounts. If you look to the left navigation, you will be able to sort and drill down to more specifications like price, discount, and customer ratings.
Nordstrom often has beauty and fragrance on sale regularly versus most other department stores. Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom. You can shop online for beauty brands you love at up to 70% off every day. Additionally, they have one-day flash events in each category where you can score even bigger deals and savings. Be on the lookout for one day flash in beauty as it is typically a significant markdown.
Sephora is all about beauty. Sephora has been an industry-leading champion of diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment in the beauty industry. In 2019, Sephora announced a new tagline, “We Belong to Something Beautiful,” to reinforce its dedication to fostering belonging amongst all customers and employees and to publicly strive for a more inclusive vision for retail. I am a fan of their philosophy.
They offer beauty offers, daily deals, and sale items every day. You may also subscribe to their loyalty program where you can earn points, redeem rewards, and more. I love that each time I check out, I get to pick my samples or choose my reward. It is my tiny moment to feel like a celebrity.
Oh, I do love me some Tarjay. I should order online. Otherwise, I have lost at least an hour of my day walking around the store aimlessly as well as a minimum of a $100 purchase on other stuff I did not realize I needed. Wanted or needed?
Target has a Beauty & Personal Care Deals page that you should bookmark for weekly beauty bargains. They not only feature a percent or dollar off in this section but also BOGO, gift cards with a purchase, and product bundles at an additional discount.
You can also apply for their RedCard, which will give you another 5% off at Target every time, adding even more discount to your beauty purchases.
Ulta’s concept is slightly similar to Sephora’s beauty emphasis. They also offer a Special Offers page, which showcases different option tabs of Buy More Save More, Gifts With Purchase, Sale, and Coupons. They also have a bonus program called Ultimate Rewards, where you can earn dollars off future purchases. It is especially crucial for those coveted, rarely (or possibly never) discounted products and beauty items.
For essential items, Walmart typically offers a wide range of beauty products at competitive prices. However, if you filter down on their special offers like their Rollbacks, Reduced Price, Special Buys, and Price at Checkout, you will narrow it down to more considerable beauty bargains and deals.
Beauty Deals, Sales and Bargains
You can search in stores. But let us face it, it is so much easier to search online where the beauty bargains and deals which are consolidated for your convenience — no need to search through isles or navigate around other customers or sales associates. Now, go and have fun finding your new beauty favorites or getting your most-loved items for years at a more favorable price.