Who needs a stress-filled weekend away when you can stay in and shop the best Memorial Day beauty sales from the comfort of your bed, with zero responsibilities calling your name? And if you’re catching the travel bug, well, you can still do your shopping from the road. The best Memorial Day sales have begun for beauty brands and retailers, with more cropping up seemingly every hour. From now through the May 30 holiday weekend, we’ll be keeping tabs on all corners of the internet for excellent skin-care and makeup sales so that you don’t miss a thing.
Whether your sunscreen stock needs replenishing ahead of summer, you’re looking for a moisturizer that works with your skin, or you’re waiting for that coveted AHA serum to finally go on sale, we can basically guarantee that you’ll have hoards of products to choose from ahead of the long weekend. Retailers like Nordstrom, Ulta, Skinstore, and Sephora have marked down tons of stock ahead of the holiday, plus some of our favorite brands like Naturopathica, Glow Recipe, and Summer Fridays have discounts, too.
If you’ve got a serious case of the Shoppies, take a gander at some of the other sales we’re scoping out ahead of time, from the best clothing sales to mattress sales and furniture sales, and much more. For now, here’s everything we know about the best Memorial Day beauty sales, plus the picks we’re adding to our carts. Time to do some damage.
Nordstrom recently announced its Anniversary sale dates but if you don’t want to wait until July, there’s a gold mine of deals waiting to shop right now. You can find products on makeup sales ( marked down up to 45%), like Too Faced’s bestselling mascara duo, plenty of Clinique skin-care for oily and acne-prone skin, luxe hair tools from T3, Nuface devices, fragrances from Nest, and more.
We’re nearly through Ulta’s major Gorgeous Hair Event, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of markdowns throughout the rest of the month. Luxury hair products like Innersense’s curly hair line, plus highly-rated tools from Drybar are up to 50% off through May 28, with new short-time deals popping up every day.
If you haven’t shopped at Skinstore yet, now is the time to start. Find skin essentials from brands you know and love like K-beauty favorite DHC, First Aid Beauty, Neocutis, Elemis, and more. From now through the 31st, take up to 50% off select luxe-grade products. You can also use code SS20 right now to get 20% off nearly 5,000 products.
‘Screen up for summer with the fun, nostalgic sun-care brand Vacation. Not only do its sun products smell divine (so good the brand made it into a fragrance), but it was created with derms and skin cancer docs for utmost luxury and protection. From now until the 30th, take 20% off your purchase sitewide, no code is needed. The sunscreen lotions go on smooth and even, and the mineral lotion doesn’t take a village to scrub off.
From May 27th through the 30th, take 50% off products spanning makeup, fragrance, skin, and hair care at Sephora. Brands like Fresh, Ole Henriksen, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Nest, Fenty, and more will be on deep discount for the weekend. You can snag the deals online or in-store, plus free shipping with the code FREESHIP.
We love Glow Recipe’s effective products, and thankfully the brand has already given us the full details of its Memorial Day spring sale. From now through May 30, everything—including the SELF editor beloved AHA/BHA Strawberry Smooth Serum—will be 15% off. The only thing excluded is kits. All you need to do to nab the deals is type in the code GLOWFAM at checkout.
We love Dermstore for derm-approved, luxury-grade skin, body, and hair products. Dermstore’s Memorial Day 2022 sale is a good one, with 20% off top products with the code SUN. We’re checking out the cult-favorite (and SELF fave) Dermalogica microfoliant and Obagi’s potent vitamin C serum. What’s more, you can find hundreds of other marked-down skin-care products in its ever-growing sale section, including travel-sized bundles and seriously effective night creams.
We can’t get enough of Paula’s Choice’s effective skin-care products, from its vitamin C and E booster serums to its cult-favorite 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. Right now through the weekend, save 15 percent off sitewide, no code needed.
Stock up on bestselling CC creams and primers from It Cosmetics between May 29 and May 31, when the whole site will be 25% off, plus an extra 10% off sale items. We’d also recommend throwing a few dollars at the top-rated Superhero Elastic mascara.
Get Ariana Grande’s signature look for less this weekend. Her beloved beauty brand r.e.m. Beauty is offering free shipping for U.S. orders over $25, plus a free eyeliner marker with a $50+ purchase. We recommend starting with the nourishing, not sticky lip gloss, plus the ever-handy cheek and lipstick.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried—and smelled—R+Co’s hair-care products. The brand has formulas for every hair type and texture, plus every kind of hair product you could want. From pomades to gels to shampoos and more, give the brand a shot if you haven’t already. Until May 30th, score 25% off sitewide with the code SUMMER. We’re buying the styling gels and de-frizz sprays ASAP.
Another powerful derm-approved skin-care brand, Lancer Skincare is having a Memorial Day sale with 25% off sitewide with the code FRIENDS25. The brand makes an excellent body exfoliant, and its Caviar Lime Acid Peel is a bestseller for a reason: It’s an at-home peel that uses retinol and glycolic acid to target fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Smashbox is known for its iconic makeup primers and lipsticks—if you haven’t tried either, this weekend is the perfect opportunity. From now through May 29, take advantage of its tiered deals: Spend $50 to get $10 off, $75 for $20 off, and $100 for $30 off.
Where are all of our self-tanner fans? Get a healthy, sun-free glow with Tan-Luxe’s Super Edit Bundle, which is 50% off from now until May 31. The kit includes full-size bottles of the brand’s Super Glow and Super Glow Body tanners, both of which contain hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin while you gradually build your tan.
You know Charlotte Tilbury for its iconic Pillowtalk lipstick and range of foundations, but trust us: The suite of other CT makeup and skin-care products is also worth your attention. Take 15% off on build-your-own beauty kits (which, yes, can include Pillowtalk) from May 27 to May 30.
We love Golde’s wellness products (don’t even get us started about the matcha). Right now, nab 15% off sitewide (including already-discounted bundles), plus a free mini water bottle with a $50+ purchase. While the brand mostly focuses on matcha and ingestibles, its plant-powered face masks are a fun and effective way to level up your self-care night in.
Elizabeth Arden knows a thing or two about potent skincare to prevent premature aging and promote healthy aging. From May 30 through June 6, use the code REFRESH for 15% off $50+, 20% off a $75+, or 25% off $100 or more. If you’re not sure what to add to your cart, we recommend any of the capsules, which are filled with superhero ingredients like ceramides, retinol, hyaluronic acid, or vitamin C. Just mix them in with your moisturizer and go—it’s that simple.
Dipping your toes into the world of 10-free nail polish? Côte has an array of chic shades, all-inclusive mani sets, and nail care tools. From now until June 5, take 25% off sitewide—excluding the Takeoff 32 oz Refill. Your summer-ready mani and pedi await!
K-Beauty brand Erborian, which specializes in products for a short and efficient skin-care routine, just announced its long weekend sale. From May 27 through June 1, take 15% off sitewide (except for kits and sets) with the code MEMORIAL15. For more goodness, if you spend more than $85, you’ll get a free Micellar Cleansing Water with code WATER. If you’re serious about your beauty deals, sign up for Erborian’s emails and you’ll receive an exclusive offer of an additional 20% off site-wide. You’ll want to try out the BB and CC creams, as well as the makeup primers.
Attention all Jet Lag mask lovers: Summer Fridays just announced its sale so you can explore the full range of its effective, beautifully-packaged skin-care goodies. During Memorial Day weekend, you can get a free Morning Minis Skincare Set ($62 value) when you spend more than $99, which, trust us, is an easy thing to do.
K-Beauty retailer Soko Glam is blessing us with 30% off sitewide from now through June 1, no code needed. Look for gentle toners, SELF Healthy Beauty Award-winning cleansing balms, gentle serums, and oil cleansers at marked-down prices.
Powered by potent botanicals, Naturopathica’s suite of hardworking products is not to be overlooked. From now through June 1st, you can save 20% off your entire purchase on the brand’s site if you spend $75 or more. Beginner face oil users should shell out for the Carrot Seed soothing oil, and if your exfoliation game could use some work, try the Oat Cleansing Facial Polish. We also can’t get enough of the Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm and Sweet Cherry Enzyme Peel.