20 Summery Beauty Products to Score at Ulta's Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Makeup and skincare for less than $5? Count me in.

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Every year, Memorial Day Weekend conjures fantasies of impending vacations and road trips to glamorous destinations near and far. The less glamorous aspect of these escapes? Packing. I love having makeup bags designated for travel so I'm ready to go immediately without worrying about forgetting my daily essentials. If you, too, are preparing to stock up, consider one of the many Memorial Weekend sales in the beauty realm, including Ulta's beauty sale, which takes up to 50 percent off makeup and skincare staples across the entire site.

Of the almost 500 products on sale, I uncovered 20 best deals for re-stocking your travel bag or discovering new favorites. Ahead, unprecedented deals, including makeup products that cost less than $5.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, gabrielleulubay.medium.com. Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at @suburban.graffiti.art