This Sunday marks the start of the Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty 2021 Sale! I’ll admit, last season’s picks were so dry, I didn’t even shop… but this time around we have a lot of returning favorites as well as first timers that I’m super excited about. You can see the full 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2021 Sale calendar here, but in this post I’ll be sharing what I consider the best products featured that are actually worth picking up at 50% off! I’ve personally tried and love these products, and trust you won’t regret grabbing them at a discount.
Remember, these deals are one day only, and sell out quickly! You can buy online, in store, or through the app as soon as the clock strikes midnight on the day of the deal. Tap on the picture of the item to find it on Ulta’s website, or scroll below for the links and why I love each product.
The Best of Week 1
8/29: Foreo LUNA Mini 3 | $79.50 (Reg $159)
The Foreo devices repeatedly come up during these sales, and I’ll always recommend them. With Clarisonic being discontinued last year, it’s time to discover your new skin care bestie. The LUNA Mini 3 uses silicone touchpoints and T-Sonic pulsations to deeply cleanse while gently exfoliating. It’s 35x more hygienic than brush cleansers, plus I seriously only have to charge mine once a year (or less!). I have a post where you can read more about the FOREO Luna devices here.
8/31: COVERFX Monochromatic Blush Duo | $19 (Reg $38)
Monochromatic makeup has been a big beauty trend in 2021, and this blush duo is the perfect companion to create the look. It contains two blushes in the same color: one matte, and one shimmer. You can use them both separately or layer them– I like to apply the shimmer shade over the matte as a highlight to create a beautiful seamless glowy gradient.
9/1: Select MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipsticks | $9.50 (Reg $19)
I’ll admit: while I love MAC lipsticks, I don’t think they’re worth their $19 price tag, full price. While extremely pigmented and available in a huge range of shades, there will always be a similar or better formula at the drugstore in my opinion. However, they’ll be marked down to be equivalent to a drugstore lipstick, to which I say they are definitely worth picking up if you see a color you love. Only the matte ones will be on sale during the event.
9/2: Skyn Iceland Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches | $7-16.50 (Reg $14-33)
These are under eye masks on steroids! These eye patches contain fine “microneedle” darts made of serum that melt deep into surface layer of the skin to plump and brighten your under eyes. Wear them overnight or for at least 1-2 hours and the results will be obvious. It feels weird at first, pokey but not painful, but as the darts melt they’ll feel like typical eye masks.
9/3: Select Prestige Lashes | $6-15 (Reg $12-30)
I’m super excited to see lashes from brands like Velour, Lilly Lashes, House of Lashes and Glamnetic included in this sale! I particularly think it’s worth picking up some Glamnetic magnetic lashes and liner if you haven’t tried the trend yet. This is a super easy way to wear lashes if you can’t get the hang of glue-on strips.
9/4: Benefit Cosmetics Precisely My Brow Pencil | $12 (Reg $24)
My absolute favorite brow pencil around, I’m always happy to see Precisely My Brow included in the event. It’s a waterproof, super fine tipped pencil that has the perfect consistency to draw on fine strokes that look natural. Even though I’ve found drugstore products that are similar, nothing actually beats this one for me.
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The Best of Week 2
9/8: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion | $8.50 (Reg $17)
When you need to reduce the appearance of a stubborn zit quickly, this spot treatment is what you should reach for. The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion helps bring deeper acne to a head, and suck out any gunk from the skin. I apply this with a q-tip to pimples at night, and wake up with less inflammation and redness.
9/10: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow | $9.50-11 (Reg $19-22)
While we typically see the 24/7 liners as part of the sale, this time they’re switching it up and featuring the 24/7 Eyeshadows for the first time: the originals, the Moondust shades, and the Shadow Sticks. I’ve personally only tried the original formula but can tell you it’s a dream to apply and wear. The formula is so soft that it’s almost moussey, you get high impact color in one swipe, and it stays crease-free and vibrant all day.
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The Best of Week 3
9/15: Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Glow Setting Spray | $16.50 (Reg $33)
I trust the All Nighter Setting Spray with my life. It’s what I reach for when I need to be absolutely sure my makeup will stay in place all day and for special events. The Ultra Glow version is the one included in the sale, which adds a dewy and radiant finish to your look.
9/16: Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimizing, Hydrating & Pearl Brightening Primers | $16 (Reg $32)
While I absolutely love the Benefit primers, I think they are really pricey for the amount of product you get. 50% off? Much better. I’ve personally tried and love the POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer, which smooths over any texture and fine lines in the skin for an even base. Somehow, it also seems to enhance the coverage of my foundation as well, while holding it in place.
9/17: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette | $22 (Reg $45)
There’s a reason people hold on to their Anastasia eyeshadow palettes for years, and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon, now’s the time. The Norvina palette is a staple of the brand and contains a gorgeous array of shimmers and mattes that offer high pigment color and creamy blendability. It’s balanced between warm and cool tones and can definitely be used year round.
9/18: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits | $14.50 (Reg $29)
Yes, Kylie Lip Kits are worth the hype. Even at full price, I believe they’re a great value, so at a discount they’re a no-brainer (and end up being cheaper than many drugstore liquid lipsticks!). Each kit comes with a matching lip liner and matte liquid lipstick, and the formulas are top notch. The lip liner glides on smoothly without any tugging to create clean lines, and the liquid lipstick is thin and pigmented so you don’t need to layer it up for full coverage. You get a classic flat matte finish but it’s not uncomfortable at all, and I find them to last decently throughout the day with a potential need to touch up after eating.