Whether it’s big-name brands offering designer makeup for cheap or the makeup outlet pages of beauty sites, it’s not difficult to find a cheap makeup sale online.
The problem is that many of these makeup sales are, to put it bluntly, full of dross. That’s not to say all makeup sales online are terrible, but it can be time-consuming trying to find the real beauty bargains. Especially without signing up to multiple newsletters. That’s where we come in!
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We keep an eye on the sites of the biggest high-end and cheap makeup brands – as well as the likes of Feelunique, Look Fantastic, Beauty Bay, Cult Beauty, Superdrug etc. – on the daily, on the hunt for bargains so we’re putting the best makeup deals and offers we find in the list below
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Save up to 25% | Buy from Charlotte Tilbury
It’s rare for Charlotte Tilbury to offer reductions on her range of makeup outside of her annual Summer and Black Friday sales but you can currently get a series of skincare and makeup products at up to 25% cheaper in her Magical Beauty event.
The savings are pretty substantial, but that’s partly because the original prices are so high. That said, given Charlotte Tilbury’s premium prices, these kits are a “cheap” way to get multiple products anyway so any reduction makes it even better value for money. What’s more, new deals are being added semi-regularly so it’s worth checking back.
There are almost 40 different kits on sale and the biggest savings are on the skincare sets (up to 25%), the lip and makeup kits are 15% off including:
If you’re looking to splash out, you can also get The Complete Magic Skin Set, which comes with all eight of Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Skin products including the new Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Face Mask, which can be used three times before being thrown away; the Goddess Skin Clay Mask; Multi-Miracle Glow cleanser, balm and mask; the Magic Cream moisturiser (which features on our best moisturiser page); Magic Night Cream; Magic Eye Rescue eye cream; the Wonderglow face primer and the Brightening Youth Glow, which uses colour theory to correct your skin tone.
Was £50,Now £33 | Buy from Debenhams
This skincare collection from cult favourite Murad contains products that target and reduce dullness, fine lines, dehydration and signs of ageing for smoother texture and brighter tone. It includes:
If you’re not sure what some of these acronyms or words mean, check out our guide to the acids in your skincare.
Was £34.50,Now £29 | Buy from Debenhams
This limited edition Benefit kit, which includes four full-sized Benefit products in a makeup bag, is exclusive to Debenhams and comes with the following:
This set also comes with tips on how to use each product and a voucher for a free brow tint. We love Benefit; it features in our best cheap makeup brands list, and we recently put every Benefit mascara to the test to discover which is the best mascara around. There was a very, very clear winner.
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In addition to the discounts available direct from Charlotte Tilbury above, a number of her best-selling eyeshadow palettes are up to 30% cheaper for a limited time at Cult Beauty. At the time of writing, Huda Beauty’s Mercury Retrograde palette is £40, down from £58 and Morphe’s super bright 35B Colour Burst artistry palette is just £16.80, down from £24.
From Charlotte Tilbury’s range, the Queen of Glow and Pillow Talk Luxury Palette of Pops are both reduced from £42 to £33.60 (likely in response to the launch of the renowned makeup artist’s recent Eye Colour Magic range) and her Easy Eye Palette in Charlotte is 20% off at £36.
From £3 | Buy from Cult Beauty
Very much at the opposite end of the price spectrum to Charlotte Tilbury is NYX, one of the best cheap makeup brands around.
A total of 23 NYX Professional makeup products, from concealers to lip glosses, foundations and more are on offer via Cult Beauty. NYX makeup isn’t expensive – it’s one of our favourite budget brands – but this sale drops the prices even further, up to half price. The NYX Concealer wand is now just £3, the Total Control Drop Foundation is £7, palettes are £8.50 and gift sets are £18.50.
Worth £43,now £28 | Buy from Morphe
Morphe is selling a selection of its best-selling makeup brush sets for up to half price. Morphe makes many of the best makeup brushes on the market (in our opinion) but they’re not cheap. With this deal, you’ll get a set of natural and synthetic brushes for your face and eyes. There are enough brushes in this set to have an entire collection for myriad looks. In case you want to know what we mean when we say natural vs synthetic, check out our guide.
The Vacay makeup brush collection includes:
You’ll also get a small Tubby – a pot in which to store brushes – and if you’re unsure what any of these brushes do, we can help in our makeup brushes beginner’s guide.
Was from £24, Now from £6 | Buy from Morphe
A selection of Morphe eyeshadow palettes is available in the Morphe makeup sale at up to half price. These include the 35P Plum Pleasers palette, 9G Oh My Gorge palette (was £12, now just £6) and the 9A Always Golden palette. These sell out fast so if you’re after a cheap Morphe makeup palette, you’ll have to be quick.
15% off | Buy from Lookfantastic
A wide range of Kerastase haircare products, including shampoos, conditioners, treatments and serums are 20% cheaper on Lookfantastic. Kerastase isn’t a cheap product, and even with the 20% discount these products are still on the more expensive side of things but, in our opinion, the price is more than worth it for how smooth, strong and shiny it leaves our hair.
One of our favourite products is the Kerastase Resistance Force Extentioniste, it features on our best conditioner list because its use of ceramides and maleic acid detangles and fortifies the natural hair fibre to improve elasticity and encourage growth. Similarly, Kerastase’s Discipline Bain Fluidéliste is one of the best shampoos we’ve ever used.
The 15% discount drops the prices of most products to around the £16-£20 mark but there are also gift sets on offer from around £70 down to £55.
Was £55, Now from £27.50 | Buy from Lookfantastic
Illamasqua’s makeup makes even the dullest skin shine, making this set is incredible value at half price. It includes the Illamasqua marbled highlighter, in the limited-edition shade OMG Burst and the brand’s Hydra Veil Primer. Enriched with Microalgae and Vitamins C and B3, this clear gel creates a flawless base for makeup while also acting like a face mask to leave your skin fresh, rebalanced, and healthy-looking.
Save 40% | Buy from Lookfantastic
For a limited time, Lookfantastic has knocked 40% off the price of a selection of Urban Decay products and is throwing in a free All Nighter setting spray for free with each purchase. At the time of writing, the Urban Decay Honey Pot Set (worth £69.50) is now £35.40 and the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Heavy Metal Liner Set (worth £38) is now just £16.80. We love the Perversion Mascara and it features in our best mascara list.
Lookfantastic is also selling dozens of products, including Urban Decay’s Naked palettes (as seen in our best eyeshadow palettes list) with a 20% discount, and a free setting spray thrown in for good measure. Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation (one of our best foundations for dark skin tones) is available without the discount but with the free setting spray. And if you’re only interested in the setting spray, you can get that on its own for £10 for the travel-size, or £24 for the full-size bottle.
From only £2.25 | Buy from Beauty Bay
Makeup Revolution is far from expensive – it’s one of the best cheap makeup brands around – and Beauty Bay specialises in selling the best beauty brands at bargain prices. The two together, especially when there’s a Beauty Bay makeup sale on, equals some incredible savings on top-draw products.
Rather than select a single product, we’ve linked to the full range of Makeup Revolution sale items which includes its Conceal and Define concealer for just £2.25, the Revolution X Tammi Tropical Paradise palette is just £6 and the fantastic Loose Baking Powder is a mere £2.75.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and a Mum of one. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget