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Best Memorial Day Weekend 2021 Beauty Sales — Details, Shop Deals

Memorial Day weekend is officially upon us, and we’re excited about two things: having Monday off from work and all of the online beauty sales we can shop between now and then.

Even though we’re finally able to venture back out to our favorite stores, you’ll probably find great pleasure in kicking back on the couch and perusing the deals online. In fact, many sales start before the actual weekend hits and last through Monday, May 31 (or even later), so get your clicker finger ready.  

Y’all, there are so many sales to browse, and we realize that it can get overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up a solid batch of the best deals in beauty for you. We’ve broken it down by categories, starting with a section of retailers who offer many of our favorite skin, hair, and makeup brands. Check out the sizzling deals below. Happy shopping. 

Multi-Brand Retailers

Dermstore: Dermstore already got the ball rolling on savings when it kicked off its Summer Event on May 24. Shop the massive online skin-care  retailer through June 1 and score 20 percent off select brands, like dermatologist-loved brand SkinMedica and its popular TNS Essential Serum, along with Ilia Beauty and Dermalogica. Just type in code SALEAWAY at checkout; some exclusions apply. (Through June 1)

Violet Grey: Shop your favorite luxury beauty brands that rarely go on sale and get 20 percent off your total order. It’s the perfect time to indulge in La Mer’s Crème de la Mer while it’s discounted, or the decadent and effective Augustinus Bader The Cream. There are also amazing summer makeup options like Westman Atelier’s Super Loaded Tinted Highlighter. (May 25 to May 31)

Augustinus Bader The Cream

SkinStore: Pick up all of your favorite skin-care necessities in one go — all for up to 70 percent off. The breakdown goes like this: There are sitewide savings of up to 60 percent off, and then some products are an additional 10 percent off with code EXTRA. We suggest starting off your shopping spree with Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks and SkinCeuticals Plump and Glow Regimen. (Through June 2)

Lookfantastic: Sister brand to SkinStore, Lookfantastic is offering a similar deal with up to 60 percent off sitewide, plus, an extra 15 percent off select brands with code SALEX15. Personally, we think the Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts and the Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizing Toner will make great additions to your hair and skin routines. (May 27 to June 1)

Soko Glam: The mega K-beauty retailer is offering up to 50 percent off a wide range of skin-care favorites — no code needed. Stock up on innovative Korean beauty products, like Thank You Farmer’s Sun Project Shimmer Sun Essence and Some by Mi’s AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner. (May 27 to June 1)

The Detox Market: Shop the best natural beauty brands like Indie Lee, Ilia Beauty (we love its True Skin Serum Concealer), Kosas, and Kaia Naturals (think: The Takesumi Detox Overnight Dry Shampoo) all in one place at The Detox Market. It’s offering 10 percent off orders of $100 or more or 15 percent off orders of $150 or more sitewide as a bonus. (May 28 to May 31)

Skin Care

Joanna Vargas: The more you spend during Joanna Vargas’ MDW sale, the more you’ll save. As you shop, keep an eye on your cart total so that you know which of the three different tier discounts to apply at checkout. Score 15 percent off $100 or more with code SAVE15; 20 percent off $200 or more with code SAVE20; and 25 percent off $300 or more with code SAVE25. If you haven’t already, give the Best of Beauty-winning Magic Glow Wand a whirl paired with the Eden Instant Lift Mask. (May 28 to May 31)

Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand

Joanna Vargas Eden Instant Lift Mask

Erborian: Get 20 percent off sitewide (excluding kits and bundles) when you buy two or more Erborian items — use code SUMMER21 at checkout. Choosing just two products is definitely the hard part, so here’s a tip: The Extra Matte Primer will come in handy on a hot summer day, and the Best of Beauty-winning CC Cream is a must for smoothing and toning uneven skin and discoloration. As a bonus, you’ll get a free full-size Cleansing Water when you spend $69 or more. (May 28 to June 2)

Bubble: Bubble, a skin-care brand for teens (and adults, too) is discounting its entire lineup by 20 percent for the long weekend. The seven-product collection, which focuses on natural ingredients for acne — like willow bark (a balancing agent that works similarly to salicylic acid) and rosewater (which acts as a toner) — are all up for grabs. (May 29 to May 31)

Urban SkinRx: Discounts on Urban SkinRx are always exciting. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, take our word on this — the products are good. Look for sitewide savings of up 25 percent off favorites like the Clear & Even Tone Clarifying Glycolic Pads and the Best of Beauty-winning Clear and Even Tone Body Cleansing Bar with code MEMDAY21. There’s also a bonus exclusive sale for mobile phone shoppers: Use code EARLYMEM for 30 percent off. (May 28 to May 31)

Colleen Rothschild Beauty: There are two ways to save. Keep a cool $25 in your wallet when you spend $100 or more — use code HONOR25 for that one. Or save $50 on purchases over $200 with code HONOR50. The product offerings are straightforward, so picking a few to try won’t be too hard. Our recommendations are the Triple Defense Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 and Extreme Recovery Cream. (May 25 to May 30)

Boscia: Boscia is being very generous on the deals this weekend with a whopping 50 percent off select items with code WMDW2021. You can also score 20 percent off the brand’s Luminizing Charcoal Mask and Vitamin C Caviar Lime Boosting Serum with code WMAY2021. (Through May 31)

Sand & Sky: Spend $30 or more on Sand & Sky products and enjoy a free full-size Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliator. With so many fan-favorite products to choose from, meeting that $30 minimum will be easy-breezy. The start of summer is perfect timing to try out the Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand or the new Australian Pink Clay Deep Pore Cleanser, which quite possibly could become a new staple in your routine.  

Vichy: Take 20 percent off your entire order and receive a gift with orders of $49 or more. Allure editors love the Double Glow Peel Mask because its volcanic rock and alpha hydroxy acids are an effective substitute for your pricey facials. Use code: MDAYTREAT at checkout. (Through May 31)

StriVectin: Treat your tired undereyes with 2019 Best of Beauty winner Hyaluronic Tripeptide Gel-Cream for Eyes. StriVectin is offering 25 percent off sitewide, plus a free tote and five-piece set with orders of $135 or more. Use code WAVE25 at checkout. (May 21 to June 1)

Elemis: Buy two, get one free on full-size favorites with code MEMORIAL. Those products include Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Superfood Facial Oil, and Papaya Enzyme Peel — so we’ll leave you to your shopping. (May 27 to May 31)

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

Patchology: The skin-care brand known for its undereye masks, hand and foot masks, and breakout treatments is giving customers 20 percent off sitewide (excluding kits) with code LONG20. The discount includes the Best Foot Forward Softening Heel and Foot Mask and FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels, which took home a Best of Beauty award in 2018. (May 22 to May 25)

Lancer: Get 25 percent off sitewide on all Lancer skin-care products, including Best of Beauty winner Lancer Clarifying Detox Mask with Green Tea and 3 Percent Sulfur with code FRIENDS25. Plus, you get a Derm Results three-piece gift with a $200 purchase. (May 21 to June 3)

Alder New York: Shop a wide selection of vegan skin-care products and tools, like a Black Obsidian Gua Sha Tool, all for 15 percent off, plus free shipping on orders over $50 with code MEMORIAL2021. (Through May 31)

Odacité: This brand is all about blending together French skin-care and green California living, so you know you’re nourishing your skin with products like the Aloe + Immortelle Hydra-Repair Treatment Mist. Odacité is offering 10 percent off all orders over $99 using code SKIN10, 15 percent off orders of $150 or more using code SKIN15, and 20 percent off orders of $250 or more using code SKIN20. Plus, you get a free gift (valued at $48) with orders of $250 or more. (May 28 to May 31)


CLE Cosmetics: There’s no code needed to score a very generous 30 percent off Cle Cosmetics. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand’s mix of products, give the Melting Lip Powder a try, or shop its straight-up skin-care offerings like the Vitamin C Elixir.  If you need any more reason to fill your cart to the brim, the brand will be donating 20 percent of its May sales to Project Lotus in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. (May 28 to May 31) 

Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder

Cle Cosmetics Vitamin C Elixir

CoverFX: Even if base makeup isn’t fully on your mind these days, you won’t want to miss a chance to save 20 percent on a great lineup of foundations including the Power Play Foundation, concealers, and the Monochromatic Bronzer Duo. If you need more help deciding what to buy, the brand is also offering a free one-on-one consultation with one of its makeup professionals. Use code CFXHEAT20 for the discount. (May 24 to May 31)

MAC Cosmetics: MAC Cosmetics is offering cool 25 percent off its eye, face, and skin products. Shop fan-favorites like the two-in-one Prep + Prime Fix+, Extended Play Gigiblack Lash Mascara, and summer-friendly Glowplay Blush. (May 25 to May 28)

Nyx Professional Makeup: If you need any last-minute gifts for graduates in your life, take advantage of Nyx Professional Makeup’s sitewide sale with 25 percent markdowns on products like the Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick and the Tetris Jumbo Eyeshadow Palette. (May 26 to May 31)

Nyx Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick

Nyx Professional Makeup Tetris Jumbo Eyeshadow Palette

Lorac: The MDW savings are major for Lorac. The makeup brand is offering a strong 40 percent off sitewide. The Pro Soft Focus Longwear Concealer doles out enough coverage for hot summer days without caking up. Or go for a full head-to-toe glow with the Tantalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer. No code needed. (May 28 to May 31)

Colourpop: Kicking off on May 27, Colourpop products will be 30 percent off — including the new You’re Golden Mega Palette, repeat sellout Brow Boss Gel, and TikTok’s viral SOL Face and Body Bronzing Balm, which you can snag for just $11. (May 27 to June 1)

Charlotte Tilbury: Charlotte Tilbury’s MDW mantra is clearly “the more, the merrier.” If you’re a Charlotte Tilbury VIP member, you can get a jump on saving 20 percent off all of the brand’s bundles beginning May 27. Bundles include the Instant Pillow Talk Glow Eye & Cheek Duo and its Hyaluronic HappiKiss Lip Duo. Non-VIPs can start saving on May 28. Prices will automatically be marked down, so no code needed. (May 27 to May 31)

Kevyn Aucoin: Many of Kevyn Aucoin’s makeup offerings may be timeless, but you won’t want to waste any time before filling your cart with products from the brand. This weekend, save 20 percent off sitewide on makeup-artist favorites like The Sensual Skin Enhancer and Glass Glow Face and Body Gloss. Use code KAB20 at checkout. (May 28 to May 31)

Danessa Myricks Beauty: Chances are, makeup artists will be stocking up on their favorite Danessa Myricks Beauty favorites this weekend — and you should get in on the action, too. Shoppers will receive 25 percent off the brand’s beloved multipurpose cream pigments, including Best of Beauty-winning Colorfix 24-Hour Cream Color. There’s also a nice range of complexion products up for grabs. There’s no code needed to enjoy this sitewide sale. (May 29 to 31)

Honest Beauty: Almost everything is 20 percent off at Jessica Alba’s clean beauty and wellness brand. Just pop code SAVE20 in at checkout and treat yourself to the Honestly Healthy Brow Gel,  CCC Clean Corrective Tinted Moisturizer, or many other goodies. (Through June 7)

Honest Beauty Honestly Healthy Brow Gel

Honest Beauty CCC Clean Corrective Tinted Moisturizer

Physicians Formula: We already know we can pick up an entirely new makeup and skin-care routine from Physicians Formula without breaking the bank — but the brand just made it even easier on our wallets with 50 percent off sitewide with code PFMDW. Time to stock up on tried-and-true drugstore favorites, like the Murumuru Butter Bronzers. (May 28 to May 31)

Flower Beauty: Shop popular Drew Barrymore-designed products like the Warrior Princess Mascara for 20 percent off sitewide with code SUMMER21. (Through May 31)


GHD: Hot-tool deals are always a win, and this weekend, you can get a new blow-dryer or flatiron by GHD for 25 percent off. Additionally, heat protection and styling products are also discounted. We suggest nabbing the two-time Best of Beauty-winning Platinum+ Stylers, which, with the right technique, will give you perfect beach waves. (May 25 to June 2)

Ghd Copper Flight Hair-Dryer

Biolage and Matrix: For MDW (and a few extra days), snap up select collections from these two professional hair-care brands for 20 percent off on Amazon. If you have color-treatd hair, we suggest Biolage’s ColorLast Shampoo and Colorlast Conditioner. (May 21 to May 28)

Shu Uemura: Channel your inner hairstylist and give yourself a killer blowout after picking up new Shu Uemura products at up to 20 percent off — including fan-favorite Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil. (Through June 1)

Drybar: Perfect your at-home blowout with 20 percent off a selection of Drybar tools, like The Double Shot blow dryer brush. Hello, volume! (Through May 31)


Deborah Lippmann: Spend $60 or more on Deborah Lippmann’s lineup of nail care and color products and save yourself a cool 20 percent off. Just use the promo code MEM21 to apply the discount. Last fall, the brand launched a line of lip glosses to match its iconic nail polish shades, so this is the perfect opportunity to grab the Tickle Me Pink Nail & Lip Duet or new for the season, the Gel Lab Pro Color True Colors Set before it’s gone. (May 27 to June 1)

Deborah Lippmann TIckle Me Pink Lip & Nail Duet

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color True Colors Set

Zoya: Refresh your summer nail polish bin with Zoya’s Color Swoon For June deal. Choose four colors for only $25. There’s no code needed and no limit on how many bundles you buy, so may we suggest getting a set for both summer and fall? All colors are up for grabs except for the Easy Neon and Dreamin’ collections. Plus, you’ll get free shipping if you spend over $55 or just by adding the Ultra Glossy Seal top coat to your cart. (May 26 to June 1)

SpaRitual: Vegan beauty brand SpaRitual is offering 20 percent off every one of its nail and body-care products. It’s never too late to focus on nail healthy with the Nourish Nail Vegan Strengthener. Or pick the color you’ll wear all summer long from the brand’s full lineup of vegan and 13-free color options.  (May 27 to May 31)

Lifestyle & Wellness

Slip: Trust us — you don’t want to sleep on Slip’s three-day flash day. During the brief window, shoppers can save 25 percent on almost everything sitewide, including the After Dark Sleep Mask and the White Zippered Pillowcase. (May 29 to May 31)

Slip After Dark Sleep Mask

Slip White Queen Zippered Pillowcase

Brooklinen: The beloved bedding brand is giving us all the perfect opportunity to refresh those sheets we’ve been lounging hard on top of for the last year. Save 15 percent sitewide on items like the Luxe Core Sheet Set and the Super Plush Robe. (May 26 to June 2)

Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set

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