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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CVS Winter 2015 Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale Master List


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 2016 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.

25% OFF

Burt's Bees 

Tinted Lip Balms - all shades except for Hibiscus (discount is 25%, 50% or 75% off depending on your store)

Spray Body Spray Lotion - Cucumber & Aloe (75%off), Clementine & Calla Lilly (50% off), Violet & Mango (25% off)


Bright Now Visible Repair Tone Corrector

Bright Now Visible Repair 2-in-1 Eye Cream and Concealer

Nuance Salma Hayek

Gel Cleanser

Shea Moisture

Smooth & Repair line - all products

50% OFF


Deluxe Pack (two sets of lashes, glue and applicator) - L120


Intense i-Color Defining Liner - For Brown Eyes, For Green Eyes

One Coat Get Up & Grow Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara - Black Brown

One Coat Triple Effect Mascara

Eye Makeup Removers - Soothing & De-Puffing, Lash Care

Black Radiance

Urban Identity Eyeshadow Palette - all shades(?)

Eye Appeal Lasting Mascara

Illusions Lip Gloss - all shades(?)

Beauty 360 (CVS house brand)

Makeup brushes - assorted single brushes (face and eye)

Six-Piece Vanity Brush Set

Clear Scalp & Hair

Select shampoos and conditioners (some formulas have also been spotted at 75% off)


Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss - click here for pic of shades.

Lashblast 24HR Mascara - all shades

Lashblast Length Mascara - all shades

CoverGirl + Olay Face Lift Effect Firming Makeup - all shades

Flamed Out Shadow Pots - all shades

Professional Mascara 2-Packs - pink tube, blue tube

Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss - all shades


All haircare (kits have been spotted 25% off)

John Frieda

Miraculous Recovery Repairing Conditioner

KeraForce Intense Hold Hairspray


Super Groom Precision Hair Trimmer

Accent Stickers (200+ assorted sticker pack) - 51351


Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain - all shades

Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Earthen Rock Brown

Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Brown

Color Riche Nail Polish - click here for pic of shades

Visible Lift CC Cream SPF 20 - 180 Light, 181 Medium

Voluminous Power Volume 24HR Waterproof Mascara - all shades

Colour Riche Gold Dust Textured Nail Color - all shades

True Match Minéral Instant Shine Eraser Powder (white compact) - all shades

Wear Infinité Eyeshadow Singles - all shades

Colour Riche Eyeshadow Compacts (rectangular compact; four colors in swirly design) - 211, 213, 313, 817


Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss - all shades except possibly Mai Tai, Luminous and Pink Lady

Bella Eyes Eyeshadows - Bella Taupe, Bella Sky, Bella Navy, Bella Gray, Bella Charcoal, Bella Pink, Bella Violet, Bella Purple, Bella Emerald, Bella Rouge, Bella Silver, Bella Teal, Bella Cobalt, Bella Fuchsia, Bella Mandarin, Bella Rose, Bella Diamond

Shadow Eyes 12HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencils - all shades

Ultra Fine Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Black Velvet

Nuance Salma Hayek

Color Vibrance Lipstick - all shades

Front & Center Concealer - all shades

Eyeshadow Duos - all shades


Slide On Eyeliner Pencils - Golden Olive, Platinum, Purple Blaze, Jewel, Glitzy Gold

Butter Gloss - Peach Cobbler, Apple Strudel, Cherry Cheesecake, Maple Blondie

Mega Shine Lip Gloss - La-La-

Love in Paris Eyeshadow Palettes - all shades

Powder Blush - all shades


Expert Age Defy haircare - entire line


Makeup Brushes - all single brushes


Parfumerie Nail Polishes - all shades(?)

Colorburt Matte Balm - Shameless 215, Complex 230, Audacious 245, Striking 240

Colorburst Lacquer Balm - Coquette 110, Vivacious 120, Tease 130, Flirtatious 125, Provocateur 135, Ingenue 145, Whimsical 115

Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator - all shades

Dazzling Solar Effect Nail Art Polish Duos - all shades


Kate Lipstick (black tubes) - select shades

Salon Pro Nail Polish - select shades

Scandal Eyes Rockin' Curves Mascara - Black, Extreme Black

Scandal Eyes Mascara by Kate Moss - Eye Rock Jet Black

Stay Glossy Lip Gloss - Always Lovely, All Night Long, Red Carpet Glam, Timeless Allure

Show Off Lip Lacquer - all shades

Matte Velvet Show Off Lip Lacquer -all shades


All kits and all gel polishes (entire line)


Perfectly (Un)done - shampoo, conditioner, and select stylers

Youth Boost - select products


Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover Tool

Wet n Wild 

Mega Eyes Defining Marker - all shades

Mega Last Nail Color - Break the Ice, 2% Milk, Bite the Bullet, Candy-licious, Tropicalia, Club Havana, Heatwave, Haze of Love, Disturbia

(PLEASE NOTE: The above Mega Last nail polish shades are NOT being discontinued. I double-checked with my WnW contact today, and I can confirm 100% that none of the Mega Last nail color shades are being discontinued. CVS is probably just getting rid of overstock; as I mentioend in my FAQs, inclusion in the clearance sale does not always mean things are going away. So breathe easy, fellow Mega Last polish fans!)

Mega Slicks Lip Gloss - all shades

Mega Brilliance Lip Gloss - all shades

Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner - all shades

H20 Proof Liquid Eyeliner - all shades

Mega Eyes Créme Eyeliner - all shades

Mega Plump Dual Ended Mascara  - Very Black

Mega Impact Extreme Black Mascara - Blackest Black

Mega Rocks Glitter Nail Color - all shades

Coloricon Blusher - all shades

Mega Glo Illuminating Powder - all shades

Coverall Cream Foundation - all shades

Fergie Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer - For My Primas

Fergie Photo Focus Eyeshadow Palettes (5-pans) - all shades

Fergie Take On The Day Mattifying Powder

Fergie To Reflect Shimer Palette - all shades

Fergie Nail Color - all shades

75% OFF


Pure Naked Body Wash - Olive Leaf

Physicians Formula

Youthful Wear Spotless CC Cream SPF 30 - Light

Youthful Wear Spotless Concealer SPF 15 - Light/Medium

Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush - Light, Medium

Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Concealer - Yellow + Light, Light + Light

Youthful Weare Youth-Boosting Powder - Creamy Natural

Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush - Rose

Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer - Light Bronzer, Bronzer

City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer SPF 30 - Paris, New York

Super BB All-in-1 Cheek & Lip Balm - Berry Pink

Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Bronzer & Blush -  Light, Light/Medium

Bronze Booster 2-in-1 Glow Boosting Bronzer + Highlighter - Medium to Dark

Mineral Wear Air Brushing Blush SPF 30 - Rose

Mineral Wear Air Brushing Bronzer SPF 30 - Bronzer

Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio - Hazel Eyes

Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio Nude Collection - Smoky Nude Eyes

Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio - Hazel Eyes

Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush - all shades

Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush - Warm

Sally Hansen

I Heart Nail Art - Fringe Kit (three vials of loose glitter)

Miracle Gel polishes - select shades (click here for a pic with shades spotted on clearance)

Triple Shine nail polish - top coat and select polish shades (click here for a pic with shades spotted on clearance)

Velvet Texture nail polish - all shades

Luxe Lace nail polish - all shades


Natural Infusion Awapuhi Ginger shampoo and conditioner

Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for heads up...I will be checking mine TODAY!! ..Ringgold ga here!!..Chattnooga Strong!!!

  2. CVS here in New Jersey never has anything on these sales :-(,

    will watch vicariously

    1. I'm so sorry your stores don't participate. :(

    2. That's weird...I'm in So. Jersey and haven't come across any that don't.

    3. I work in Phillipsburg and I never see any CVS stores around the area...where the heck is CVS in NJ? LOL

    4. I don't know what the deal is with the stores near me, they are the last to get any new products talking about cosmetics stuff. Poor Mgt? can't be bothered to label the items, don't care????
      I get 99% of my DStore stuff at Harmon

    5. I live in North Jersey and occasionally find things on sale at CVS. The thing is they're never marked! But def agree, Harmon is my main spot for drugstore items

    6. I live in North Jersey too, must be a thing with their stores here,
      ♥Harmon and those Bed, Bath Beyond coupons

    7. LLB1800: I live in phillipsburg (small world!) but there are no CVS in our area, however a few minutes over the bridge in PA there are several :) (Easton, Bethlehem, etc.)

    8. Hey ladies. I live in North Jersey as well, and when G posts these master lists I think it's fun to go on a hunt. Most CVS here do not participate - so if anyone has an idea why, please let a girl know ! However, I have found three that usually do. One is in Garfield, one is in North Bergen, and one is in Fort Lee. Usually nothing is tagged, so as G has mentioned in the past, it's like a private sale. Happy hunting and I hope this helps!

    9. omg i live near north bergen/fort lee. will check the cvs there!

    10. Becca: I live over the bridge so I pass tons of CVS's in my travels! Lol and of course they all get different things at different times!

  3. They're going to discontinue the Awapuhi Ginger shampoo and conditioner? :(

    1. I can't say for sure, but that clearance isn't a good sign. :(

  4. I saw ALL of the Rimmel Showoff lip lacquers, including the matte ones, on clearance at CVS. I'll let you know if I see anything else!

    1. Oooh, thank you! Those are definitely being discontinued (I posted about that last week) so that makes sense! Can you tell me if they were 50% off or 75% off? I would love to add to the list after I hear back from you! :)

    2. I checked 3 CVS stores in my area and these aren't marked down yet. I hope this turns true.

    3. I picked up 4 of the Showoff lip lacquers last week at CVS in SC. And they were $2.70/each. I'm not really sure how much they were to begin with...:)

  5. I feel like they just got done with the last semi-annual beauty clearance lol

  6. My husband is a supervisor at the 24 hour CVS here in Mankato, Minnesota...He just told me great sales in the Beauty Dept. should be hitting all CVS stores SOON because the company resets the the whole Cosmetics area in January...For those of you who use an Extra Bucks Card at CVS, don't forget to look carefully at your receipts for cosmetic and beauty coupons...The semi-annual sale has not even started here yet...It will in a few weeks...

  7. My (East Texas) Walgreens has a bunch of beauty (makeup, skincare, hair care) on clearance PLUS some of the makeup is on BOGO 50%. The WNW Fergie highlighters were on clearance for $2.99.

  8. The Tresemme, Fekkai, and Clear discounts are at 75% off now in my store. A bunch of Head & Shoulders, a few Pantene shampoos/conditioners, and select Proganix shampoos/conditioners are on clearance as well.
    Sorry I can't remember specifics but it's worth checking out if you're heading to a CVS!

  9. My CVS just started putting out clearance stickers today! If I don't go back tomorrow, shelves will be empty!

  10. Thank you for this list! I live in Newark, NJ and I always get these clearance items at CVS in my city and surrounding ones like Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, West Orange. Northern NJ def is participating but you have to scan everything to see the sale at times.

  11. Sent you a facebook message about the Walgreens clearance!

  12. I'll just read about everyones savings and enjoy it with yall. The stores in my area ( south jersey) dont have mark downs anymore :-(

    1. Im in atlantic county. I actually found some marks in one store so far. I didnt check any other stores yet

  13. Didn't Revlon just bring these back: Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator - all shades?

  14. Love sales!!! Thanks for the update! (:

  15. My CVS has Burts Bees spray on lotion on clearance, but get this - the cucumber & aloe is 75%off, the mango is 50%off and the violet is 25%off, not sure I've ever seen such a detailed reduction in the same item before!

    1. How specific! lol! Thank you though--will add to the list on my next update! xo

  16. In Baton Rouge, LA, some of the Physicians Formula blushes, eye liner sets, concealers and CC creams are on clearance 75% off. I went to two CVS' today, one store had the pink and green tags and one did not, but rang up clearance when scanned. I got 3 blushes for as low as $2.99, original prices around $12 each! :)

    1. Thank you! If you can be more specific (exact products names and shades) I would LOVE to add your info to the list! xo

  17. Burts bees tinted lip balms were $1.74 (regular price $6.99) at my cvs :)

    1. Whoa! Can you tell us which shades? Thank you! xo

    2. I believe it was all colors except hibiscus. That was at one cvs. Another cvs had them all for $1.74!

  18. I just picked up a ton of PF 75% off. Took pictures of the clearance I found. Will email shortly.

    1. Thank you SO MUCH, Leah! I got your emails and am updating now (will email you back when I'm done)! xoxo

    2. You are very welcome. Thank you for all you do:)

  19. Please tell me that the wet n Wild Fergie take on the day eyeshadow primer isn't being discontinued!!!!

    1. My heart jumped when I saw that one on the list! This and the Milani are the.only.primers. that ever worked for my nasty oily lids, but I do lean more towards wnw

    2. Same! My heart honestly isn't okay right now. This is the only eye primer that works for me and the best primer. I am going to buy them all when I see them!!

    3. Please don't freak out just yet. You know I LOVE this primer too, but I'll have an update soon. Many of the Fergie products are coming back in different packaging, and think this one's part of that group. :)

  20. Nothing is on clearance at my CVS.. only a couple of shampoos.. tried to scan everything from physicians formula but it was all regular price =(

  21. Checked several stores in my area (northern Indiana) no markdowns. At least not yet.

  22. My Walgreens had TONS of 50%off! Haven't checked CVS yet.

  23. My CVS has tons of Milani at half price as well and stickers saying discontinued.

  24. My CVS (Pittsburgh PA suburbs) is participating, but has only put the stickers on L'Oreal clearance so far. I love love love that you put this list together so I can grab the good stuff before most people even realize it's on clearance! Thanks G!

  25. G, my local CVS in Houston has lots of Milani items 50% off! This includes all of the Shadow Eyez pencils, and many of the Bella Eyes shadows, Brilliant Shine lip glosses, and Easyliner lip pencils. I sent you two emails from my other account with pictures.

  26. Black radiance urban identity palettes, eye appeal lastinh mascara, illusions lip glosses 50%

    Some milani bella shadows and glosses 50% off

    Beauty360 6 piece vanity brush set

  27. Hey G, took lots of pics of some clearance stuff at my CVS yesterday. Lots of hair stuff especially, where do I go about sending it in?

    1. You can email me! My email address is in the about/contact section on the top menu bar. Thanks so much!! xo

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    1. the L'oreal evercurl sculpt and hold cream gel :D got a few for my friends

  29. Hey does anyone know the shade names of the clearance miracle gel?

    1. I know there's a light cream/beige, and a few more. Sorry I don't know the shade names (yet)!

    2. I just found a pic (no names, but at least you can use it as a guide!):

    3. 150-Truffle Shuffle (brown nude), 340-Hydro Electric (blue) 320-Short Cir-cute (cream-scicle) 490-Twiggy (beige nude)

    4. Thank you ladies!!! here are a few more shades as well 350-style maker and 530-Super Charged

  30. I just hit a CVS yesterday and saw a bunch of Salma Hayek Nuance makeup on clearance. Lipsticks (all they had) were 50 percent off. Also marked down were the concealers and eyeshadows.

  31. CVS in Oklahoma City had Milani Ultrafine liquid liners in Black Vinyl 50% off !

  32. Thank you all SO MUCH for the additional info! I'm updating the list now with more additions! xo

  33. Shea moisture at some stores are 75% off. I bought 1 at 50% and 1 at 75% off . Great list

  34. The Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Correcting Powder in Translucent is 75% off as well.

  35. Milani also has the mascaras for half price

  36. The Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm cheek & lip in Natural Peach is also 75% off.
    (Oddly the CVS I went to had no PF with clearance stickers...but thanks to this list I knew what to take to the scanner- and it was in the system!)

  37. Anyone knows if any CVS branches in the Philadelphia area are participating in this? Iv'e been to like 5 different ones across center city and none had any clearance stickers on anything :(
    Iv'e only moved here a few months ago, but I gotta ask, is that a thing? should I try the suburbs\NJ\Delaware?

    1. Please see the very first bullet point in my FAQS above (the parts in bold and all caps). Hopefully you're scanning the items on this list! If they're not coming up on clearance in the system, then yes, your stores may not be participating.

    2. YAY!!!
      Fund a store in Philly that participates! It's on 3rd and Market, if any Philly girls are reading this

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  39. I have been getting the Nexus youthful conditioner on clearance for $4.89 had a $4 coupon and it's tracking towards this week's spend $20 get $10. The pre wash for color treated is $5.49 also on clearance and tracking. Nothing like $250 in product for absolutely nothing.

  40. Everything I wanted marked 50% at my store rang up 75% of today! I got nyx, milani, wet n wild, and l'oreal products.

  41. Do the beauty stores participate? Almost all the CVS stores around me are the beauty ones and I've check and scanned the items listed and not one has come up on clearance. I know not all stores participate, but just wanted to know if it was specific to these types of locations. Thanks!

  42. Thank you so much for this! ! :) I just got some great deals in my local Los Angeles CVS. Much appreciated!

  43. I took a second trip on one of the CVS' that participated in this sale event... When I went back to get more of the sales, all of the physicians formula, Revlon and rimmel lip lacquers were 90% off! Some had the stickers that said 50-75% off but when I went to the cashier, it was more than that! I paid $1.45 at the most for each and the lip product from rimmel came out to just 58cents a piece! On my receipt it said I saved 90%!


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