If you're like me, you have more makeup and skincare products than you can count. Not only do I have multiple makeup bags (one for each type of product—duh), but I also had to purchase extra shelving just to store all my goodies. Applying my skincare and makeup is one of the highlights of my morning—a time in which I can focus on myself and feel present with my body. Plus, it's just plain fun.
But this hobby means that I plow through my products at a rate unheard of, so I often find myself needing to restock my favorite lipsticks, nail polishes, moisturizers, and eyeshadow pigments. I've been holding out for a while, clinging to the last few dregs of my can't-live-without pieces, waiting for a sales event like the one Ulta is hosting now: The Fall Haul Event, which lasts until September 30.
This sales event takes up to 40 percent off countless fan-favorite options, from makeup to skincare to beauty accessories. It's the perfect opportunity to replace your tried-and-true, or perhaps to try something new. Below, my favorite picks from the sale, spanning every category.
I'm obsessed with this sunscreen setting spray and recommend it to anyone looking for a matte (and affordable!) option. My makeup never budges when I use it, it dries quickly, and it offers extra UV protection to boot.
Black-owned brand Juvia's Place is a fantastic option for people of all skin colors. It's highly pigmented in order to show up consistently on all skin colors. This liquid blush is no exception, and its smooth liquid formula feels divine.
These gel under-eye pads are fantastic for those difficult mornings that follow sleepless nights. During their 10 to 15 minute application period, they plump and hydrate dark circles and sagging skin, so you're ready to start your day without resembling a raccoon.
Burt's Bees' cream cleanser never fails to save my skin in the winter, when harsh winds and freezing temperatures start to make my face flake and sting. Plus, the formula takes even my most stubborn makeup off with ease, and it smells fantastic.
Neutrogena was the first brand to rescue my acne-ridden skin in high school, so it will always have a special place in my heart. This gel moisturizer is particularly great for combination skin like mine, because it provides a strong boost of hydration but has a lightweight formula that won't clog pores.
This budget-friendly option is beloved by reviewers for its ability to lengthen and curl eyelashes with ease, sans clumping. Its double-sided brush makes application easy, too.
The classics are classic for a reason! Nearly every dermatologist I've seen has recomended this no-nonsense cleanser, particularly for acne or oil-prone skin. It's great at washing off makeup, and its fragrance-free formula is ideal for sensitive skin.
Collagen production, which decreases as we age, is one of the most important keys to keeping skin looking supple. This vegan formula promises to boost collagen, consequently perking up skin, after consistent, daily use.
I love pigments like this that include multiple shimmery shades. The spectrum of color provides more dimension than a monochromatic look, and it's undeniably beautiful to behold.
Like many beauty aficionados, I swear by my magnification mirror for everything from plucking my eyebrows to checking my makeup. This one features LED lighting, too, for extra accuracy, and it rotates 360 degrees.
I don't know what I did before discovering Shape Tape. The full coverage concealer comes in a wide range of shades, blends well with other makeup, and never clogs my pores.
Like just about everyone on the internet, I'm obsessed with this hair oil from Mielle. I apply it to my scalp after every hair wash, and it both decreases shedding and gives my curls an extra boost of volume. Plus, it smells and feels amazing.
This celebrity-approved supplement (thanks, Jen Aniston!) helps with hair retention and regrowth. I've tried it myself, and after sticking to the daily routine for a few weeks, I noticed less breakage and less hair in my brush.
Looking to channel that '90s eye makeup look? This water-resistant eye pencil is made to craft the perfect smudged eye look, and it comes at a price that can't be beat.
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