Exactly What You Should Buy from Ulta's Black Friday Sale
Ulta Black Friday 2018
Ulta has finally released a Black Friday ad on its website, and it was worth the wait. Starting on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. CT online and 6 p.m. in stores (hours vary), the company will launch dozens of beauty deals, including doorbusters, selections under $10, $15, and $25, and other juicy deals. If you're shopping online, you'll also get a free nine-piece Ulta makeup gift set with any $60 purchase, no rewards membership or coupon code needed. So yeah, it's gonna be great, and here are the best deals to look forward to.
Tarte Limited Edition Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
If you'd like to pay a drugstore price on a mascara that's normally double (who wouldn't?), now's your chance. Ulta will have a selection of mascaras from brands like Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, and Smashbox on sale for $10. This mascara is part of the deal and it's one of Tarte's bestsellers.
Morphe Set 502 9-Piece Vegan Brush Set
At $39, this nine-piece brush set is already a great value, but for Black Friday it will be half off. You'll get every brush you need to completely replace your collection, plus a slim travel case. (Related: Roll-On Beauty Products That Fit Perfectly In Your Travel Bag)
Benefit Beauty Blowout!
This pack includes three of the Benefit products that makeup-lovers are constantly raving about: They're Real mascara, Hoola bronzer, and Watt's Up! cream highlighter. The set is valued at $46, but you'll get to try all three for one-third of that.
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
It was a sad day when Urban Decay announced that it would be discontinuing its Naked Smoky palette. But on the flip side, that meant it would go on major sale before it was gone forever. Take advantage when it's $25 at Ulta, a small price to pay for all those rich neutrals.
Ulta Skin Favorites for Her
The best skin-care deal included in the sale is this $50 value set. You'll get eight minis, including Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Emulsion, and Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliater, two brightening powerhouses. (Here are more Black Friday skin-care deals you need to up your #shelfie game.)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit
If you want to impart tinsel-level shine on your cheekbones this season, buy this highlighter quad and plan on layering its shades. It'll be 40 percent off for Black Friday, and ABH Liquid Glow will get the same discount, in case you're not the powder type.
MAC Shiny Pretty Things All Star Kits: Ruby Woo
Before Fenty Beauty existed, Rihanna used to shout out MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick and collaborated with MAC for her own limited-edition version. Clearly it must be good, so might as well pick up this set with the color, Prep + Prime Fix+ (a mattifying mist), and In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash mascara.
Tarte Full Face of Fab Color Collection
This set is a safe bet gift for pretty much anyone who wears makeup. The products are cruelty-free and and will lend themselves to both natural and dramatic looks. Plus, it'll seem like you spent a lot more than you actually did.
Too Faced Sexy Lips and Lashes Set
A tube of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is sold every 7.4 seconds because of its unbeatable formula and brush combo. Try the mascara, its waterproof counterpart, and a melted liquefied lipstick, for $9 less than a full-size tube. (Related: The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals to Take Advantage of This Year)
Ulta What We Love Haircare Heroes Sampler Kit
The price on this hair-care set seems too good to be true. Among the "heroes" are Alterna Caviar CC Cream and AG Fast Food, two ultra-nourishing treatments.