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What to Buy from Ulta’s Semi-Annual Sale

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The first ever Ulta Semi-Annual Beauty Event officially kicks off tomorrow, which means you can get up to 50 percent off products in every category — from makeup and skin care to hair care, body care, and fragrance. Mark your calendars accordingly, and maybe set an alarm or two because these sell out fast. If you’re impatient (same), you can preview some of the major items that will be on sale below and maybe even add them to your cart.

What is the Ulta Semi-Annual Beauty Event?

The beauty retailer’s much-anticipated event is essentially a 21-day sale featuring tons of deals and steals on best-selling items. New discounts will be released every day, and you’ll have a limited time to take advantage of each one. Every Wednesday during the event, Ulta will drop a preview of the following week’s deals (both in-store and online). Make sure to sign up for Ulta Beauty emails or download the app to stay in the loop.

When does it start?

Ulta’s semi-annual sale starts on March 8, but a few early deals are happening right now. Shop our top picks below.

This foolproof self-tanner gradually gives you bronzed, illuminated skin sans streaks or an orange finish.

Whether you plan on traveling or just want to test out Tracee Ellis Ross’s curly-hair-care brand, this kit is a good place to start. It includes a hydrating shampoo and conditioner and a leave-in for bouncy curls.

Aquaphor Lip Repair

Because you can never have enough lip balm. And at just under $10, you can buy a few to keep handy.

March 8

Glass skin starts with clean skin. Peach & Lily’s gel cleanser will gently buff away dirt and impurities without making your face feel dry, thanks to calming cica and chamomile.

March 9

This super-lightweight oil is multipurpose: It prevents heat damage, smoothes hair, helps detangle, and gets rid of frizz in a pinch.

March 10

This favorite for no-makeup makeup brightens skin, hydrates, and has SPF25.

March 11

The secret to shiny hair, this weightless oil makes it easy to heat-style and smooth frizz. Plus, it works on all hair types.

March 12

One of my favorite affordable eye creams just got way more affordable. This dense gel-cream hydrates, depuffs, brightens, and smoothes with a combination of ingredients like vitamin C ester and chaga mushroom. It really does it all.

March 13

Sometimes your hair needs as much TLC as your skin. So the next time you’re indulging in a few sheet masks, don’t forget your hair. This mask from Eva NYC softens and hydrates with a blend of argan oil and plant proteins.

March 14

Almost as good as a facial, the cult-favorite exfoliator uses lactic and salicylic acids along with natural beads to buff and brighten dull skin.

What to Buy From Ulta’s Semi-Annual Beauty Event