The 3 Best Black Friday Deals at Ulta

UPDATE (November 25, 2016 9:16 a.m.): Besides the obvious fact that I need to get more sleep and not hit refresh on the best black Friday deals at Ulta, I’m so sorry to tell you that the NYX advent calendar has sold out. I mean, are you actually surprised? Instead, go for the just-as-good Ulta Lip Glossary ($9.99). Included in the kit are 15 lipsticks—just like the NYX calendar—but offer three different finishes for three totally different vibes: matte, shimmer and high shine. The bright violet stick keeps staring back at me from my monitor as if it’s saying, “Wear me, Rachel.” So yeah, I think it’s calling my name.

Originally posted November 25, 12:30 a.m.

Look no further: I’ve found the best Black Friday deals at Ulta to satiate your every beauty need. (Well, my favorites at least.) But it’s not like we haven’t given you holiday-weekend shopping tips yet: Check out all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty sales we’ve curated if you’re thinking about spending your savings somewhere else—but yeah, get your credit card ready anyway—Ulta or otherwise. Oh, and likewise, we’ve got your shopping tips for actually navigating the stores, too.

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Because listen, it’s not like we don’t love shopping out our temple, Sephora (Did you check out their surprise app sale?!), or worship at the doors of a Cos Bar, Credo, or Space NK location. There’s just something so damn easy about Ulta, you know? A trip there never ends up being too expensive (read: you can’t overstuff your basket or cart to infinity), plus find K-beauty, drugstore, and prestige brands within a few square feet. Which is why you need to know about the best Black Friday deals at Ulta—so you can shop them like a pro—and I highlight my favorite sales for you, too.

  1. NYX Cosmetics Box of Goodies Advent Calendar: For just $25, you get 24 days of presents from one of our favorite affordable beauty brands. The thing about NYX is that their products have such great pigment and staying power they’re legit makeup-artist quality. (I mean, are you surprised we’re dying over their Los Angeles-inspired shadow collection or their lipstick vault?) The advent calendar includes 12 individually-packaged pearly nude shadows and 12 mini tubes of their liquid lipstick Lip Lingerie. The Lingerie, though, isn’t quite the same as the Liquid Suede lipsticks—one Redditor points out the Lingerie has a slightly tackier, less-pigmented finish, which works well with the sexy, nude shades the Lingerie line includes.

  2. Mario Badescu Multi Masker Set: There’s nothing like treating yourself to a good face mask to treat yourself during the long holiday weekend, and for just $12, Ulta and Mario Badescu are helping you get an incredible glow. By being able to use targeted formulas to focus on specific problems (i.e. dullness on your cheeks, but oiliness throughout your T-zone), you can knock out a slew of skin issues in the time it takes to sit through a face mask—not a full facial. I think that’s a serious deal, don’t you? Also, the hashtag #multimasking is pretty sweet. (And this set is a fraction of the cost compared to some of our other faves.)

  3. Lancome Mascara Wardrobe: A Lash Look for Every Style: Usually when you’re buying supernice mascara like

, you end up spending around $30. That’s sometimes painful but almost always worth it if the formulas are right, which Lancome’s are. Enter this Ulta-exclusive kit, which has all of the mascaras for all of the occasions. OK, maybe not quite, but it’s pretty close: The pack includes Cils Booster XL Mascara Primer, a lengthening option in Définicils High Definition Mascara in Black, a volumizing formula in Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black, and our OG-favorite makeup remover,
Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

. So basically, you can customize your lash look based on where you’re going, how you’re feeling, and just how much drama you’re looking for. But because these mascaras are both inky black, don’t expect a supernatural look with either choice. (Because there’s always a little bit of drama needed anyway, we suppose.)


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