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Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (5/15 - 5/21)

CVS: 40% off all Physicians Formula foundation, concealer, powder and blush this week! This would be a nice time to try that bronzer I reviewed recently (which I am still completely obsessed with, by the way). There are lots of other good deals this week, so be sure you check the full CVS wrap-up below.

Rite Aid: BOGOFREE all Physicians Formula eye, concealer, and lip cosmetics this week, and also 40% off all Almay cosmetics and all Neutrogena cosmetics! This would be a nice time to pick up some of those new-ish shades in the Color Stick range (which are non-shimmery, unlike the original shades). I hope my Rite Aid has the colors I want in stock because I LOVE the originals and I really want some of those new 2016 shades.

Walgreens: There's a hot deal on Wet n Wild cosmetic brushes which is going on now through June 4th (details below). Don't forget that the Walgreens May Coupon Book is still available in-store (free). You can view all of the coupons in this month's book HERE. Remember that you can stack these coupons with the weekly sales and also with manufacturer's coupons, for even more savings.

The following Ulta highlights are valid now through 5/28 unless otherwise noted (GWPs are while supplies last).

The Gorgeous Hair Event is live now HERE (through 5/28) with different Beauty Steals every day. All deals available both in-store and online unless otherwise noted. Thanks to reader Mikaela for this tip: it appears that Platinum members are currently receiving FREE SHIPPING with purchase of the daily Beauty Steals. If you're Platinum, trying placing a Beauty Steal in your cart and see if your shipping changes to free.

  • Right now (end-date unknown) you can get this travel size Wella EIMI Root Shoot Precise Root Mousse ($10 value) FREE with ANY online purchase, no minimum required. Just add it to your cart, and once you add anything else to your cart, it will go from $10 to free. As always with these freebies, you can also get them in-store but you have to have a unique coupon (check your email this week to see if you got it).
  • Use code 405929 (or this coupon in-store) for $3.50 off any $15 non-prestige purchases 
  • Online only: use code 308920 for $3.50 off any $10 non-prestige purchase

  • See all current sale items HERE
  • See this week's ad HERE

The following drugstore sale highlights are valid from 5/15/16 - 5/21/16
The info below 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 may vary from region to region. Also, you may live in an area that does not participate in national sales. If you do not see these sales in your area, check with your local store manager for more details.
  • 40% off all Physicians Formula foundation, concealer, powder, or blush 
  • 25% off all NYX cosmetics
  • 20% off all MUA Makeup Academy; spend $12 get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • B2G1FREE all Wet n Wild cosmetics 
  • BOGOFREE all false eyelashes and brow pencils (please note: I believe that the brow pencils included in this offer must be from a brand that also makes lashes, such as Ardell)
  • BOGOFREE (mix and match) Nivea lip care, body lotion, creme, body wash or men's facial care
  • All Revlon eye cosmetics $6.99 each (excludes PhotoReady Shadow & Liners)
  • 2/$3 all Pop*arazzi nail (excludes kits)
  • Spend $10 on any Sally Hansen cosmetics or nail get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes Complete Salon Manicure and clearance; get $1 off with CVS app)
  • Spend $10 on any e.l.f. cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $15 on any Maybelline cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics; buy 3 get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rimmel cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics
  • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

  • BOGOFREE all Physicians Formula eye, concealer, and lip cosmetics
  • 40% off all Neutrogena cosmetics
  • 40% off all Almay cosmetics
  • Garnier Whole Blends shampoo and conditioner 12.5 oz. 2/$7
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics; spend $15 get 300 points (limit 1, excludes)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon eye and face cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics; spend $20 get 500 points (limit 2, excludes clearance; P&G rebate HERE)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

image credit: @somethinglikeoliviablog for Nouveau Cheap
  • In-store only now through June 4, Wet n Wild cosmetic brushes on sale for 3/$2 (Thanks to reader @somethinglikeoliviablog on Instagram for the tip and pic above!)
  • Now through 5/28 only: receive 5x points when you spend $10+ in-store or online (in-store, have your cashier scan the coupon on the front of this week's ad to active; in-store, click here to activate)
  • Select Wet n Wild cosmetics with a regular retail price of $0.99 on sale for $0.79 each or 3/$2 (see items included in this sale HERE)
  • Maybelline Color Sensational lip colors $6.99 each
  • Revlon gel nail color, lip, foundation, concealer, or powders $7.99 each
  • BOGO1/2OFF Maybelline eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF (mix and match) Neutrogena cosmetics, skincare, bath care, haircare or sun care
  • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

  • Click here for printable beauty coupons. 
  • Click here for printable beauty coupons. 
  • Click here for Smartsource printable beauty coupons.
  • Click here for printable P&G beauty coupons.
  • Click here for printable beauty coupons (redeemable only at Target). For additional Target coupons, sign up for Target Cartwheel.

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


  1. Almay is also 40% off at Rite aid; Physicians Formula is buy one get one free! Awesome deal!

    1. I JUST now noticed my error and corrected it--thank you so much, Heather! This week's ad sort of had the PF sale and Almay sale squished together, so I completely read that wrong! Thanks again. :)

  2. Thank you for these wrap ups every week, G! So much work goes into them--that's obvious--and we appreciate it!

  3. Ulta Platnium members do receive free shipping on beauty steals through 5/28, but it's a $10 minimum beauty steal purchase. I tried one of the $7.99 products today and it didn't give me free shipping until I had two in my cart for $15.98.

    1. I don't know what happened but when I added a $10 beauty steal 5.95 shipping still came up for me even though I'm platinum :(

  4. always, for the heads up! I've been wanting to try the Butter Bronzer by Physicians Formula, and I'm glad I waited to buy it...because at my CVS, there were $3 peelie coupons on the bronzers - so with the 40% off + the peelie = Total was $6.03 before tax. Very exciting. So exciting, in fact, that I bought both colors. :)

  5. Thank you.
    the BOGOat50% off for rite aid requires discount cards for online purchase so they told I have to create an account first and have the card sent to me


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