Beauty Items to Buy When They Go on Sale
It is no secret that being a beauty editor means the chance of developing very expensive taste in beauty products is highly likely. This is all well and good when those exorbitantly priced lotions and potions magically drop from the heavens and onto our desks, but when it is time to pay out of pocket for those bougie products, it sure does sting.
Thank goodness for Cyber Monday, because it is the perfect time to load up on those pricey beauty must-haves, without going completely broke. Ahead, check out the 20 beauty buys I can’t live without, but also can’t actually afford unless they are discounted.
As someone who cares a great deal about her hair and skin, I am here to tell you that it is time to splurge on Slip’s Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection. It is incredible how much smoother my hair and skin are in the mornings.
I love traveling with a flat iron to make sure that if I have blown my hair straight, it stays that way for my entire trip. Packing a full-size iron can be a bit cumbersome, but the T3 SinglePass Compact 0.8-Inch Travel Strightening & Styling Flat Iron is the perfect little companion that will take up way less precious luggage real estate.
The legendary Mason Pearson Junior Mixture Hair Brush is pretty high on my beauty wishlist, but that price tag is just painful. Cyber Monday will finally give me the chance to do as the celebrity hairstylists do.
Tata Harper was on of the first clean beauty brands I ever tried, so it holds a special place in my heart. The Tata’s Daily Essentials are pricey, but I like to keep this travel set on hand so I always know I am in for a luxe skincare experience whenever I am away from home.
I know there are $1 sheet masks available on the market, but I tend to spend the extra money for the ones by Dr. Jart. Dr. Jart’s 7 Day Mask Experiment Kit is my absolute favorite, because they are soaked in targeted, solution oriented serums that actually seem to work.
If, like me, you would do anything for bright, lustrous skin that twinkles in the sunlight and leaves people wondering if you have ever gone under the knife, then you are going to need to cough up for SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic. It is expensive, but it works. I use as little as possible to make the bottle last as long as humanly possible, and never miss an opportunity to get it on sale.
Paying $29 for just one Hanacure All in One Facial Starter Kit is a lot. There is not a whole lot of justifying to be done, other than to say that the instant lift you get makes it well worth skipping happy hour to make the purchase.
I said it above, and I will say it again: there is nothing I won’t do to get bright, even skin. BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner promises just that with 20% pure and stable vitamin C. All the editors and skin experts I know who use it regularly just can’t get enough.
The Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask instantyly reveals brighter, resurfaced skin that is free of congestion. While I love traveling with the mini version, the full-size is definitely a splurge I am willing to make.
To me, living my best life means pressing Japanese superfood-infused Tatcha The Essence toners directly into my face. It is an expensive habit that has forced me to keep my eyes trained on the sales, so I can immediately jump on any discount.
The products in the Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Vol. 1 set have each had a hand in transforming my skin over the years, so it is a can’t miss in my book. I justify the purchase by keeping in mind that buying each one of these formulas individually would set me back even more, so getting it on sale really is a steal.
You might be thinking that only an insane person would spend this much money on eye cream, but there is a reason why industry insiders swear by ReVive Intensite Complete Anti-Aging Eye Serum. It is literally Botox in a bottle! It is, hands down, the most effective eye cream I have ever used in my entire life. And, if it will save me the expense of actual Botox for a little while longer, then I say the price is justified.
Shower time is my favorite time, so it isn’t at all unlike me to reach for Necessaire’s The Body Wash ultra luxe shower gel. It is a little indulgent, but seriously fabulous. Plus, I love that Necessaire’s formula is clean.
I am really not at the point in my life where it’s NBD to spend over $100 on Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash & Hand Balm Duet, but I do it anyway, because #selfcare.
When I tell you there is no other lip product on the market that comes close to Cle de Peau’s Radiant Liquid Rouge Matte in my book, I really mean it. I am truly obsessed! So, that should explain why I am willing to dip into my takeout allowance to buy one little tube. (Especially when it’s on sale.)
To be fair, Glossier’s Pro Tip Liquid Eyeliner isn’t nearly as pricey as other items listed here. However, my extensive knowledge of all the amazing drugstore liquid eyeliner out there makes me think twice before spending more than a few bucks on the stuff. This is one exception I will happily make, any time.
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara is among my all-time favorites, but there is a part of me that still winces at the thought of spending so much on a single tube. My trick is to wait patiently for a good deal, and then stock up for the year ahead.
I have had this ZIIP Beauty Nano Current Device on my wishlist for years now, and this Cyber Monday feels like the perfect time to finally take the plunge. Celebrities and their facialists have long touted the benefits, so I am super interested in getting on an electrical current regimen myself. If it will help me outsmart nature and keep my face lifted and firm beyond my 30s, then it will be worth the hefty price tag.
I aspire to be the kind of woman who is crushing life so hard that even her skincare products are well taken care of. When I paint that picture in my mind, I see this 10L Skin Care Fridge so clearly. I have been waiting for a solid price drop, and it looks like the time has come.
LED light therapy is yet another high-end salon facial component that I would love to incorporate into my at-home repertoire. I am manifesting an unlimited beauty fund, but until it comes to fruition, I will be hunting down the best deal on the Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD High-Powered LED Light Therapy Device System.