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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CVS Summer 2015 Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale MASTER LIST


It's official! The CVS Beauty Clearance Sale is back again for another round!

Tag your haul pics on social media with #cvsbeautyclearance
so that we can all see!

As always, I have started the master list below that I will constantly update thanks to YOUR input! But first, the FAQs for those of you who are new to this sale...

If you are new to this sale, please (I'm begging you!) read through these FAQs. These tips will help you maximize your savings.

  • If you do not see little green or pink clearance stickers on items at your store, IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT ON CLEARANCE IN THE SYSTEM. Take some items from the master list below to the red scanner box and SCAN THEM. They might come up on clearance in the system even if you don't see clearance stickers on the merchandise. If clearance items aren't stickered, it's like having the clearance sale all to yourself!
  • CVS may allow you to use manufacturer's coupons on clearance merchandise, which means you might be able to score some of these products for free or close to free if you have any coupons (this is at the store's discretion; it may vary from store to store). Click here for printable beauty coupons here for printable beauty coupons that you may be able to use during this sale.
  • Almost always, CVS will state "excludes clearance" on their weekly sales, so don't expect to get a rewards offer in conjunction with a clearance item. HOWEVER, your purchases count toward your reward for being a CVS Beauty Club Member (Beauty Club Members earn $5 in Extra Bucks for every $50 spent on beauty products) and you can of course use Extra Bucks toward your purchases.
  • Just because something is marked on clearance during one of these sales does not necessarily mean that it's about to be discontinued. HOWEVER, often times it is an indicator that the product is about to be discontinued. If you love anything listed below, I wouldn't hesitate to stock up, just in case the product does eventually get discontinued.
  • There is no end-date to this sale, as the object is to get old product out and bring new product in. So these products should be on sale until most everything is wiped out and the new 2015 products take their places. 
  • Not all CVS locations participate in these beauty clearance sales, but the majority of them do (some stores in high-traffic tourist areas and college towns do not participate). Also, not all stores may have the exact same items on clearance (in past years, certain items that many of you saw on clearance at your stores never went on clearance in the system in other regions). So it's VERY important to scan before you buy!
  • If you don't have a CVS in your area, not to fear! Many of these items will no doubt be spotted on clearance at your local Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, Ulta and other retailers (if they're not already clearance at other retailers, they probably will be soon). So you can use this list as a guide to help you hunt for things at other retailers too!


This list is compiled with extensive reader input, so thank you in advance for leaving new sightings in the comments below--you are helping SO MANY OF US by doing so! As always, I will update this list regularly based on your information and I'll time-stamp the top of this post after every update.


50% OFF

Intense i-Color Eyeshadow Trio - Bold Nudes for Brown Eyes, Bold Nudes for Hazel Eyes

Lashes (multiple styles; both regular and self-adhesive)
Brow Defining Powder
Brow Sculpting Gel

BB Protect Perfecting Body Cream SPF15 - Light Skin Tones (6.0 oz.)

Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss - 21, 60, 65, 215, 290, 300, 310
Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation - 865 Tawny 
Ultra Smooth Hair Smoothing Foundation - all shades (NOTE: this item has been spotted at 75% off; discount may vary depending on the store)
Jumbo Gloss Balm - 215, 220, 230, 235, 240, 245, 250, 275
CoverGirl + Olay Eye Rehab - 330 Light, 350 Medium
Outlast Lip Stain - all shades

CVS Brand
Essence of Beauty Round Face Sponges (12 ct.)
Essence of Beauty Latex-Free Wedges (32 ct.)
Cotton Rounds 100% Cotton (80 ct.)
Nourishing Polish Remover (6.0 oz.)

Ever EZ Lashes - 03, 11
Looks so Natural Lashes - Graceful, Sultry, Pretty, Shy, Flirty
True Volume Lashes - Posh, Ritzy
Singles One-Time Use Lash Adhesive with Aloe (12 single use tubes)

Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum - Clear
Colour Riche by Pencil Perfect Eyeliner - Black Brown
Extraordinaire Gel Lacque - base/top coat duo and all polish shades
Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation - all shades
Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara - all shades
Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara - all shades
De-Crease Eye Shadow Base

Volum' Express The Rocket Washable Mascara - Blackest Black

Power Lip Lasting Gloss Stain - all shades
Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss - all shades
Color Statement Nail Lacquer - Mint Crush, Blue Print, Imperial Purple, Rainbow Prisms, Club Lights, Doll Face, Bomb Shell, Ultra Violet, Lovely Amethyst, Water Front, Mango Tango, Pearl-Plexed Sheer

Parfumerie Nail Polishes- Fresh Linen, Wild Violets, Autumn Spice
Nail Art Sun Burst Polishes - White Hot, Sun Burst
Beyond Natural Synthetic Lashes 4-Pack
Precision Clear Lash Glue
Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad - 580 Free Spirit, 583 Exotic, 585 Sea Mist, 587 Wild
Fantasy Lengths Eyelashes - 99500 Intensifying, 99503 Flirty
Super Lustrous Lip Gloss - 220 Fuchsia Frenzy, 225 Berry Allure, 250 Raisin Rage, 255 Kiss Me Coral
Top Speed Nail Enamel- 901 Hearts of Gold FX, 902 Celestial FX, 010 Sheer Cotton, 110 Pink Lingerie, 320 Jaded, 335 Spirit, 550 Cherry, 530 Glitz & Glam, 555 Orchid
Nail Art Moon Candy Polishes - all shades

Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner - 002 Sparkling Black, 004 Taupe
Moisture Renew Lipstick - 510 Mayfair Red Lady, 630 Coral Britannia, 650 Saved by the Bell, 720 Notting Hill Nude
Wonder'lash Argan Oil Mascara - 001 Black (hard to believe since this is still pretty new, but here's proof thanks to a lovely reader)
Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara - 004 Carbon Black
Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - 006 Paranoid Purple
Lash Accelerator Serum

75% OFF

Sally Hansen
Xtreme Wear Nail Polish - 120 Hot Magenta, 140 Rockstar Pink, 200 Strobe Light, 220 Celeb City, 240 Baby Blue, 270 Lacey Lilac, 425 Pink Satin
Complete Salon Manicure Overcoat (glitter toppers) - all shades
Big Top Coat - 130 Meteorlight, 150 Smoky
Triple Shine Nail Polish - 190, 200, 220, 240, 250, 270, 290, 310, 320, 330, 350, 360, 380, 390
Salon Gel Nail Color - 175, 180, 251, 255

Thanks in advance, as always, to everyone who comments here on the blog and tags me on social media with new sightings. I can only do these master lists with your help, and I really appreciate your willingness to help all of save money on our beauty purchases!


Extra-special thanks to a lovely reader who would prefer to remain anonymous for the following pics:



  1. I'm heading to CVS today and will have to wait forever for my scripts, so I'll scour the beauty section and report back if I find anything new. Has anyone tried the Telescopic waterproof? I'm also curious about the Milani polishes. If anyone has any input on those, thanks in advance :-)

    1. I haven't tried the mascara but I know that a lot of people like it. As for the Milani polishes, I love them! :)

    2. Kelly, I like Milani's polishes based on the one color I have (I could never find the other color I wanted in the store). The top coat is really nice, too!

    3. I received a Milani polish in my Ipsy bag. Love it.

    4. It's become my favorite mascara. It doesn't smudge rub off or flake easily but it can be challenging to remove. I like to layer it over an easier to remove mascara and shower it off. Any leftover residue is easily removed with baby oil. It's totally worth full price. At half off, I'm going to try to find some and stock up! Hope it doesn't get discontinued...

    5. Thank you so much everyone for your opinions. I really appreciate it. I figured the Milani polishes were good as I like most of their stuff, but didn't want to chance having more bottles of WOO HOO CLEARANCE!!! lying around collecting dust. My CVS hasn't marked them down yet, but I plan on buying the polishes for sure and the mascara if my extra care bucks don't burn a hole in my pocket before I find it marked down ;-)

    6. What do you mean by your "scripts"?? And why do you have to wait so long for them???

    7. She means prescriptions for medicine and it takes CVS FOREVER to fill them.

  2. Wow, it didn't take L'Oreal long to get rid of the Magic Nude foundation. I guess it didn't sell. I'm bummed about the Milani Lip Glosses. I like those. I hope they bring something else out in their place.
    Otherwise, Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines, the hunt is on! ( But we need some 75% off items!! )

    1. I'm wondering if they plan to repackage that foundation? I know it's their version of Armani Maestro but I think a lot of people wished it was in a pump, or even a dropper like the PF Spotless? Guess we'll have to wait and see! I never tried it due to the lack of safety many of the bottles I've seen have crusty fingerprints on them. Ugh. So if their sales were low, that could be another reason. I just don't understand why they wouldn't seal a thin liquid like this. But now I'm just babbling...

      And yes! Bring on the 75% off items! :)

    2. It really should be in a squeezable soft bottle with a dropper dispenser! It's not my favorite though because I find it settles into pores and lines. Maybe it needs a primer underneath?

  3. Yay! I'm glad to see this back. I will stop by CVS on my way home from work since I already have my eyes on a few items. Can't wait to see what else gets added to the list!

    1. Yay! Can't wait to hear if you find anything! :)

  4. I seen covergirl nail polish on clearance 50% at cvs

    1. Do you happen to remember if it was all shades or just select shades? Thanks!

  5. This sale was disappointing where I am, they were still putting out the stickers but I was there till they ended and they didn't put them on half the stuff you already mentioned but I came across some select shades Rimmel moisture renew lipsticks and their under eye primer, most Sally Hansen triple shine nail polishes are 75% and a couple other nail polishes, saw nothing from physicians formula or nyx ): select cover girl twist balm sticks whatever those are lol 50% off that's pretty much it, maybe they'll put more stuff on sale as it goes on?

  6. Okay, I was just at CVS to grab some Milani polishes. My CVS had the following colors on 50% off clearance.

    Doll Face
    Bomb Shell
    Ultra Violet
    Imperial Purple
    Lovely Amethyst
    Mint Crush
    Water Front
    Blue Print
    Mango Tango
    Rainbow Prisms
    Club Lights,
    Pearl-Plexed Sheer

    1. Thank you so much!!! I added these to the list! :)

  7. I just left one of my local CVS stores. The only items half off were Milani Color Statement nail polishes, the two L'Oreal mascaras pictured and the De-Crease base product. I have some great news to share with you. I was told by the cashier that the 75% off sale starts on May 28. I'm waiting for the bigger sale to come around. Hopefully I will still find some great items left to purchase.

    1. That De-Crease eyeshadow base is AWFUL. Be glad you didn't buy it!

  8. Noooooo, the Rimmel serum is the only lash-growing thing that works for me! They can't discontinue it!! (Though it will be nice to start hoarding them at a reduced price).

  9. I'm not surprised to see the Rimmel Wonder'lash Argan Oil Mascara in here, it's bar none the worst mascara I've tried, lol.

    1. Oh god yes the mascara irritated my eyes horribly and I don't even have particularly sensitive eyes!

    2. I have sensitive eyes, but I've used the waterproof version with no problem.

  10. Ahhh no, the Retro Glam is in my color, too! Gonna have to go to CVS tomorrow and stock up!

  11. :-( None of the CVS around here seem to participate, oh well will just look at the pictures

  12. I don't see anything I'm super excited to try right now. Thanks for compiling the list. I know that takes a lot of work.

  13. Thank you!! I have been wanting the lash serum... It was unmarked at my CVS but definitely 50% off!!! WOOT!! I am going back today and getting the argan oil mascara...

  14. They only get marked down once and then are pulled.

  15. Hello G! I just got back from my local CVS and I found some more sale items! I really don't want to post them on my personal insta, but of course I want to share them! What would be the best way to do so?

    1. Yoy can send to me via email! Nouveaucheap @ Gmail dot com. Thank you so much!! :)

  16. I went to my CVS today and Revlon Perfumerie nail polish in Wild Violets and Autumn Spice were 50% off. Also Revlon Sun Candy nail polish but only some of the shades had the pink stickers on them.

    1. Thanks so much! Added to the list! :)

  17. I live in North Jersey and haven't had any luck yet...I'm going to keep searching though! Anyone else in North Jersey had any luck?

    1. Nope! I've gone to four CVS's in the area and none of them even know anything about it! When I asked, the employee told me that they have no clearance section in their stores, and that maybe I mistook the deal for something online only. Ugh! That annoyed me. I don't want to miss out on the Sally Hansens, so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled!

    2. Hey Caitlin! First, G, I have to say I am a LONG TIME reader, but I've never commented. Leave it to the CVS semi annual to bring out my first comment! I LOVE this blog, especially love your reviews, and think what you do here is pretty great! I check you every day. Thanks!

      Anyway, Caitlin I'm also from North Jersey and I've been out hunting. Here's what I've found: 2 stores in Garfield and 1 in Fort Lee (the mall where Franco's is - great restaurant by the way) are participating. Nothing is signed, so as G said, it's like having the sale all to yourself! Hope you're close to those.

    3. Hey Courtney! Thanks so much for commenting (and for being a longtime reader!). I LOVE it when readers "de-lurk" even if it's just to say hi every once in a while!! :) And thank you so much for the kind words. You have no idea how much it means to me that you're a loyal reader. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. xoxo

  18. I went today and picked up a couple of the Milani nail polishes in Blue Print and Mint Crush. I also got the L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder, and 3 sets of the Kiss ever EZ lashes in the styles 03 and 11. I went back a little later for a double check and picked up the Kiss lash glue. Everything was 50% off my total was $22!

    1. Thanks so much for the info!! I added everything to the list except for the lash glue. I had a few other readers say the single use glue was on clearance, but is that the one you saw as well? Or another one? Thanks!!

  19. Thanks for doing this as always!!! Looking forward to the CVS clearance sale, although I'm bummed that L'Oreal's Magic Nude Liquid Powder is on here. I stocked up on a few of those when I saw them marked *way* down at Target not along, but I may hoard (I mean, PURCHASE) more. It's one of my go-tos, even over high end formulas. In fact, I wore it today. I never felt like this could work in a pump though, because it's just so thin a formulation.

    1. You're so welcome!! So glad to help, and I hope your fave foundation isn't going away!

  20. I've been to 3 different CVS stores and only one appears to have started the clearance sale. I know that the second one I went to does participate, because I've gotten clearance stuff from them before.

    1. Did you try scanning? :)

    2. I did try on Milani nail polishes at one of the locations, and they all rang up normal prices. I assume they'll eventually catch up.

  21. Hi! Thank you for compiling this Master List as it was very helpful to me. I went to check out whether or not these items were on clearance at my local CVS here in New York and they are! The following Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear colors are also on sale:

    120 Hot Magenta
    140 Rockstar Pink
    200 Strobe Light
    220 Celeb City
    240 Babe Blue
    270 Lacey Lilac
    425 Pink Satin

    1. Omg thank you so much for this!!! Will add to the list asap! xoxo

  22. I went to CVS over the weekend and I saw the Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish in Fresh Linen on clearance for 50% off :)

    1. Thanks, Brittany! Added to the list! :)

  23. I called a CVS in Mahattan and Brooklyn and neither are participating in this store-wide clearance. However, they said "select items are on clearance which varies from store to store" so there's that.

    1. Aaaah darn. Well...yeah...There's that. Lol. :(

    2. Aaaah darn. Well...yeah...There's that. Lol. :(

  24. The covergirl smoothing foundation ( for hairy faces, with weird applicator) is actually an awesome foundation for women with dry skin-I apply w my fingers and was amazed that it looked so natural and didn't sink into lines on my face. I need a backup on that. I haven't tried it in warmer weather, but it works wonderfully on cooler days! Just toss the applicator

  25. I'm in San Jose, CA and my local stores don't have any of these on sale as of yesterday when I checked. I'll check again tomorrow :P

  26. I hope they are just repackaging the milani power lips

  27. Thank you sooo much for putting this list together every year. My CVS only puts stickers on a few products. The majority of the items on the list are unmarked. I scored big time!!! Got quite a few polishes and some lip glosses from Milani.

  28. Didn't take long for the new Covergirl foundation to get the boot


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