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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (8/30 - 9/5)

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale Wrap-Up was recently featured in All You Magazine's article, "10 Smart Ways to Save Money on Makeup." What an honor! (Special thanks to reader @moonlightelegie for the tip!)

Keep reading for your weekly wrap-up of drugstore beauty sales and more...

Note: If you are new to drugstore sales and you are not sure how "BOGO1/2OFF" sales work, please take a moment to click here.


Some of the coupons listed below may go nicely with this week's sales, so take a moment to match them up accordingly.
  • Click here for printable beauty coupons.
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  • Click here for printable beauty coupons (redeemable only at Target). For additional Target coupons, sign up for Target Cartwheel. 


Ulta Highlights: Now through 9/5, receive 20% off your entire in-store purchase or online order with this coupon (excludes prestige cosmetics). Online only: get a FREE full-size Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara with any $10 Essence cosmetics purchase (ends 9/26). Online only: 20% off these Pur Minerals products. Online only: Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Pencils $10 each. Also, be sure to check out my guide to the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2015 event HERE (starts 9/6). 

CVS shoppers: This week all Milani lipsticks and liners are on sale for $2.99 AND THAT INCLUDES THE LIMITED EDITION AMORE MATTE LIP CREMES! I have had several of you confirm that the Amore Matte Lip Cremes (click here for swatches) are coming up $2.99 this week in stores (thank you!!) so now is the time to stock up if you can find this display at your local CVS! But even if you can't find this display in your area (or you're not interested in them), this sale also applies to the new shades in the Color Statement lipstick line and the new shades in the Color Statement Moisture Matte lipstick line. Also, everything by Milani aside from lipsticks/liners is BOGO1/2OFF this week. Also this week, spend $12 on any e.l.f. cosmetics and you'll get $4 back in Extra Bucks (limit 3 on Extra Bucks offer) and B2G1FREE all Wet n Wild cosmetics (great time for a haul if you find the Fall 2015 collection in your area).

Rite Aid shoppers: I want to take a moment to remind those new to Rite Aid that Plenti Points offers are basicially store credit that goes right to your card. These points can be used for future purchases (beauty included, of course). So for instance, this week when you spend $15 on any Physicians Formula cometics, you will receive 1000 points on your card. That is $10 in store credit, so it's like you're paying $5 for $15 worth of PF cosmetics after rewards. Also this week, all Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks are $4.99 and when you buy 1, you get 200 points. That is $2 store credit so, after rewards, your price for a Super Lustrous Lipstick is $2.99. Don't forget to check THIS LINK to some in-store and online beauty coupons that change weekly; try to check that link every time you view this post for new offers (some of these go quickly).

Walgreens shoppers: Thanks to reader @drugstorebeautyconfessions for letting us know that the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows are on sale for $2.99 each for the entire month of September (ends 10/3). This sale appears to be in-store online, since they are NOT on sale on the Walgreens site (I did call three different Walgreens stores in my area to confirm this sale and all three stores said that yes, they're $2.99 each through 10/3 in-store). Also: it's baaaack! Once again this week, all Sinful Colors nail polishes are $0.99 each. Hopefully you all can find the new fall collections I posted about a while back; I've been hearing from more and more of you over the past several weeks who have spotted them at Walgreens, but I have NOT heard from anyone who has spotted the new Halloween 2015 collection at Walgreens yet, so that might be a Target-exclusive (hopefully not though). The September Coupon Book (free in stores) is now available. Click HERE for the list of the coupons in this month's bookDon't forget that you can use those coupons on clearance items and also stack them with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings.


The following sale info has been obtained from national circulars. I do my best to recap sales that are happening in ALL regions of the United States, but certain sales vary from region to region. Also, you may live in an area that does not run national sales. If you do not see these sales in your area, check with your local store manager for more details.  

  • All Milani lipsticks and lip liners $2.99 each (NOTE: this sale includes the limited edtion Amore Matte Lip Cremes)
  • CoverGirl Lashblast mascaras 2/$14
  • Spend $12 on any e.l.f. cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on any Revlon cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 6, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $15 on any L'Oreal lip cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • Buy any 2 Maybelline cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes nail and clearance)
  • B2G1FREE all Wet n Wild cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Milani cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl foundation, powder, blush, concealer, eye or lip cosmetics (limit 6, excludes Lashblast mascaras)
  • Spend $20 on Nexxus haircare get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial/travel sizes and clearance)
  • Spend $20 on any Lumene skincare get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial/travel, 0.5 oz. jars and clearance); Lumene Time Freeze V-Shaping Serum $5 off
  • 25% off all Palmer's, Amlactin, Merderma and Bio-Oil
  • 25% off Beauty 360 face masks 
  • 25% off AA/AW eye & facial masks
  • 25% off all Manuka skincare products (includes Honey Masks)
  • 25% off all Nip & Fab skincare products; buy 2 get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • 25% off Wilma Schumann facial care including Professional Hydra-Gel treatment masques

  • Spend $15 on any Physicians Formula cosmetics get 1000 points (limit 2 on points offer)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks $4.99; buy 1 get 200 points (limit 2 on points offer)
  • Revlon Nail Enamel $4.99; buy 1 get 200 points (limit 2 on points offer)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon Colorstay cosmetics or beauty tools; spend $25 get 1000 points (limit 2 on points offer)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Jesse's Girl, Julie G., Bonne Bell Lip Smackers, Bonita Colors and Prestige Cosmetics (you can mix and match)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Sally Hansen nail, cosmetics, wax, bleach and hair removers
  • BOGO1/2OFF all l'Oreal eye cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics 
  • BOGOFREE Right Guard and Dry Idea deodorants (excludes twin packs and aerosols) 
  • L'Oreal facial moisturizers with regular retail price $16.49 - $21.99 on sale for $13.99; L'Oreal skincare with a regular retail price $24.99 - $25.99 on sale for $19.99; spend $30 on any of these products get 1000 points (limit 2 on points offer)

  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows on sale for $2.99 each for entire month of September (ends 10/3)
  • Sinful Colors nail polishes $0.99 each (regularly $1.99 each)
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Insta Dri, Nail Art Pens and Airbrush Legs
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon foundation, powder, blush, concealer, primer, lip and eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer, primer and eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Almay foundation, powder, blush, concealer, primer, lip and eye cosmetics
  • 20% off L'Oreal skincare and Sublime Bronze
  • 30% off select fine fragrance
  • Yardley bar soap $0.69 each
  • Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner 32 oz. $2.99 each


Did I miss any hot beauty deals this week? If so, please leave a comment below and fill us in (and thanks in advance!)


  1. I live in an area where there are no CVS's and just came back from San Francisco, where I saw CVS's!! Darn.... I want MILANI!!!

    1. they sell milani at riteaid and fredmeyer and walmart

  2. Has anyone found that their CVS removed Milani? Mine did and got replaced with e.l.f.

    1. Mine replaced milani with nyx too! 😩

    2. See man we didn't even get NYX

  3. I went into CVS today hoping to find the new Matte Lip creams from Milani, Didn't see a display at all. Walked all around the makeup area and NOTHING. Their Milani makeup display is pitiful looking. They only had a few of the bella eyes shadows and NO matte lip creams :( the Walgreens I went into didn't have a Milani Display at all, I thought Milani was carried in Walgreens stores? am I wrong? But needless to say I am very very disappointed that I didn't find the new milani lip items :(

  4. I did find some Milani Color Statement lipsticks at my CVS, but the stock was definitely dwindling (and I don't think it's because it's a very busy store). There were no stickers advertising the $2.99 price, but once I scanned my CVS card, they rang up at the sale price. I wonder, like some people mentioned, whether Milani is being phased out? I did see a Nyx display, no Elf.


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