When we're opening up gifts under the tree, our favorite things come in envelopes. Sure, we're excited about that Apple Watch or the Cravings cookbook we had on our wish list, but the real gold is in the gift cards from aunties and the checks from grandmas. Because with cash, we can get exactly what we want — beauty products.
If you've been dying to restock your makeup kit or skin-care collection in 2019, holiday money can go straight into the Sephora fund. Plus, brands are also coming through with post-holiday sales, some of them even going up to 70% off. So, you can get started on your New Year's resolution of saving money early. Using grandma's gift to buy a blowdryer at $100 off? That's a win-win.
We're here to make your shopping experience a lot easier by rounding up the best post-Christmas deals, from brush sets under $20 to beauty kits at 50% off.
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As if Target wasn't hard enough to walk away from with just one item, the retail giant released curated beauty boxes this year. And right now, all the boxes, like this one that features five face masks, are on sale for under $8. That's not all — this is just a small part of Target's beauty clearance, which has several items for 50% off.
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Run, don't walk, because E.L.F. has products under $1 for its End of Season Sale, which brings the brand's already affordable items down to 60% off. You can get these cleansing cloths, an HD undereye powder, an eyeshadow duo, and more for less than a candy bar each.
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After gifting to others, why not treat yourself to good skin? Glamglow currently has 30% off its kits (just enter the code "30OFF" at checkout). That means you can save money on sets like this one, which has the best-selling SuperMud mask, two GravityMud tubes, and a spatula.
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Lush doesn't want the festivities to end. So the brand dropped a BOGO sale. Most of the discounted bath bombs have already sold out, so you'll want to snag what you can fast. What's still available? This limited-edition soap that has a relaxing element with its patchouli and ylang ylang scent. It's also got doses of coconut oil and cocoa butter for skin hydration. Right now, you can buy one, get one free.
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Looking to amp up your makeup collection in 2019? Tarte is having one of its biggest sales yet — with some products going up to 70% off. One of the star sale items is this set that comes with everything you need to create an entire makeup look, including 24 eyeshadows, blush, highlighter, bronzer, lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner.
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We're calling it, orange will be a huge trend in 2019. Be ahead of the game, and get yourself this eyeshadow set from ColourPop's sale, where you can get best sellers for up to 40% off. For $21, you can have six shades (in the brand's famous cream powder formula) that work for both subtle and statement looks.
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As much as you clean your makeup brushes, they eventually lose that touch. And if that's the case for you, stock up on new brushes from the influencer-loved brand Morphe. It has 50% off select products, including brush sets like this one. That's 18 brushes for $20.
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Too Faced is ringing in the end of the year with an post-Christmas sale that has products up to 50% off. The deal includes this celebratory eyeshadow palette that has 20 shades in honor of the brand's 20th birthday this year. The palette features the first 10 shades released in 1998 and 10 new shades. You can also snag bronzers, blushes, and bronzers at discounted prices.
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Winter gets the best of us when it comes to our dry, flaky skin. But you can be 10 steps ahead with First Aid Beauty's current sale, that has skin-care sets like this on sale for under $10. Yep, you can get the best-selling Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration and an oatmeal mask for less than your Chipotle burrito.
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If you're a fan of Drybar products, then we have good news: the Glitter Gang kit — which comes with a blowdryer, glitter hairspray, a ceramic round brush, dry shampoo, texturizing spray, and two hair ties — is on sale for more than $100 off its original value. You'll start the New Year with your best blowout days ahead.