Happy long weekend, everyone! Per usual, we’ve been searching for sales on products we use and brands we love. Warmer weather (and little less masking, perhaps?) calls for a beauty refresh aka lighter, rejuvenating and moisturizing products. AND this summer we’re going to be (fingers crossed) seeing more faces than last! This means we’re getting our skin ready. Wild…and a little scary, I know. Even better, we might have a reason to start wearing lipstick again! So, so exciting.
Best Of Memorial Day Sales: 10 Beauty Products We’re Obsessed With
Since we have been at home for so long (and for some of us (me), not wearing makeup), I have really taken the time to take care of my skin and find products that really work for healing and accessorizing. It has been really good breathing time. While looking for new products, I wanted to find ones that were clean and had solid reviews from our team.
Thus, our top 10 Memorial Day beauty sales list. It’s filled with products our contributors swear by and products we’re excited to try from some of our fav brands. I’m most excited about the Tinted Skin Conditioner from The Lip Bar. It seems like the perfect summer foundation for long days in the sun. Anyways, here are our top picks and favs for beauty…on sale!
The Squalene + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner from Biossance is a fav. One of the best things about this toner is that it shrinks pores without the feeling of dry, stiff skin. In Linzi’s beauty review , she said, “I was drawn to Biossance’s toner because it’s made with raw white willow bark…It doesn’t feel harsh at all, though, and is made without alcohol. Smells fresh and clean.” If you are on the hunt for a good toner, this one is worth a try (and it has rave reviews).
Biossance Memorial Day Sale: $25 off $75 purchase w code 25OFF75
Another skin-loving pick from Biossance is the Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil. First of all, the pink and gold bottle is so pretty. This oil is such a winner because it works for all skin types. It’s nice and light so it can be worn under makeup (something I always look for in an everyday oil). In Scotti’s review, she said, “this oil brightens, firms and instantly hydrates skin. Basically, it makes your skin look better. I especially like that you can use it both morning and night to simplify your skin care regimen.”
Biossance Memorial Day Sale: $25 off $75 purchase w code 25OFF75
Meredith loves these products for her kids! With summer right around the corner, that means chlorine and sea salt hair is too. This Sun & Swim Travel Set from Fairy Tales at Ulta does the trick. It comes with a clarifying shampoo, moisturizing conditioner and a hydrating detangler (detangling spray is such a lifesaver; I still use it). To top it off, they are all travel-size so, they’re ready to go for any vacation or beach trip.
Ulta Memorial Day Sale: BOGO 50% off all products
The T3 Curling Iron Set at Nordstrom is a total game-changer. Linzi said in her review, “it glides so smoothly on my hair and curls so well even on the lowest heat setting.” My favorite thing about this product is that it has one convertible base and three different-sized barrels for a variety of curls. This is great because instead of having three curling irons with cords to deal with–trying to organize curling irons, straighteners and blowdryers is the worst–it’s just one.
Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: Mark downs on select items
We are always on the lookout for clean beauty products. This Vitamin C Wash from Yubi Beauty (one of our fav Black-owned businesses) is just that. Vitamin C is important to include in any beauty routine because it helps with wrinkles and fine lines. This wash also includes Vitamin E (which I swear by) to fade sun spots and help with skin texture.
Yubi Beauty Memorial Day Sale: A free Vitamin C Wash (a $15 value!) w/ the purchase of any Buff and Blend Duo
Colleen Rothschild’s Radiant Cleansing Balm is a TME favorite. We’ve been raving about it FOREVER since it lives up to all the hype. S has been using it for 5+ years and said in her review that “it’s the one beauty product I will ALWAYS use.” The Radiant Cleansing Balm is smooth, smells amazing and has a luxe texture. This is the perfect cleanser because it cleans the skin but doesn’t dry it out (and feels like a mini-home spa treatment).
Colleen Rothschild Memorial Day Sale: $25 off $100 with code: HONOR25 and $50 off $100 with code: HONOR50
A good conditioner heals and moisturizes the hair…even our lashes. The Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner from Dermstore works great for damaged lashes. Scotti is a big fan of this product. She said, “this stuff helped me grow them back (and then some).” This is a must-have for anyone wearing lash extensions or falsies. It takes care of the lashes you have while working to grow more.
Dermstore Memorial Day Sale: Up to 20% Off with code SALEAWAY
The Semi-Matte Lipstick from Mented is their top bestseller and it totally makes sense why. They come in a range of neutral tones to enhance natural lip colors. My favorite color is the Peach Please. It’s subtle to add to an everyday look. The Semi-Matte Lipstick goes on smooth and stays on. Plus, it’s another clean beauty product (and a Black-owned business).
Mented Cosmetics Memorial Day Sale: 25% OFF three products with the code PICK3
Recommended by Kat, the Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum from Follain is a product for all skin types: dry, oily, combination…whatever you’re working with. It’s used to exfoliate and hydrate to create softer skin. My favorite part about this serum is that it cancels out redness (something I am always looking for). Also, it’s perfect to wear under your makeup so you can have that fresh dewy glow.
Follain Memorial Day Sale: 15% off your first purchase
When it’s summertime and the weather gets warm, I always swap out my regular foundation for a combo moisturizer. The Just A Tint 3-in-1 Tinted Skin Conditioner from The Lip Bar is one I’m stocked to try. It has SPF (a must-have), moisturizes AND has a little bit of color for a smooth finish with light coverage.
The Lip Bar Memorial Day Sale: 20% site wide Saturday 5/29-Monday 5/31
So many of the TME team’s fav products are on sale. Super exciting. This is the summer of happy glowing healthy skin…I am naming it that. Let me know in the comments which of these you are most excited to try.
And hey — if you’re just getting started on the Memorial Day sales, don’t skip our one-and-done Memorial Day sales cheat sheet, or if really want to dig in, our Memorial Day Sales Guide compiles all of our articles, as well as a roundup of all the deals.