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, Lookfantastic, 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.
In addition to the individual deals shown, we’ve also listed the more general discounts and these currently include:
We also include the best of these makeup sale deals in our weekly mamabella Must-Haves newsletter – plus exclusive deals we only share with subscribers – so you don’t miss out! You can sign up at the bottom of this page or visiting our Newsletter signup page.
For what is likely this weekend only, Cult Beauty is running a payday sale and has dropped the price of leading cosmetics, skincare, fragrances and more.
Save up to 20% | Buy now from Cult Beauty
Cult Beauty has launched what it’s calling the Spree Spirit sale, just in time for payday (or at least a lot of people’s paydays!) Within this deal, you can get 15% off orders of £20 and over or 20% on orders over £150. Granted that’s a lot to spend to get 20% off but hey ho!
It applies to items across the site and you just need to add the following codes at the checkout:
Save up to 30% | Buy now from Cult Beauty
Huda Beauty only released her Pastel palettes a couple of months ago but Cult Beauty has knocked up to 30% off each one as part of its Summer Sale. We’ve previously used the Lilac and Rose palettes (Rose pictured) and the pigment is beautiful and there is hardly any fall from the product. They’re hugely versatile as well.
These palettes retail for £27 but are on offer for £21.60.Shop now at Cult Beauty
Shop now at Cult Beauty
Save up to 30% | Buy now from Cult Beauty
There used to be an amazing page on the MAC Cosmetics website called MAC Goodbyes where you could get up to 40% off end-of-line products. This appears to have been sidelined/abandoned recently but in its place is a new, better sale page called MAC Treats.
MAC Treats aren’t just reserved to end-of-line, discontinued products. Plus the savings are up to 50% off. Here is our pick of the best MAC makeup deals this week, and we’ll be updating our cheap MAC cosmetics guide on a weekly basis, for as long as the MAC sale lasts.
Was £19, now £11.40 | Buy now from MAC
A cross between a lipstick, lip gloss and tint, MAC’s Versicolour lip stains may be small but they’re incredibly mighty.
They have a watery-light formula that glides on like a cream, offering hydration and pigment, and the colour will last for 12 hours.
The range offers 14 shades – in a mix of berries, reds, pinks and nudes – so there should be something for everyone, and the one pictured is called Like Candy.Buy now from MAC Treats
Was £17.50, now £8.75 | Buy now from MAC
This Brushstroke liquid Liner comes with a precision brush tip that makes nailing your feline flick sharp, fast and easy. It has a mistake-proof, tapered-tip pen that helps you create different thickness of lines, plus its formula also stays put for hours, which also makes it great for tightlining.
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Was £27, now £21.60 | Buy now from MAC
This MAC foundation stick offers medium coverage with a matte finish and lasts for up to 24 hours. If you’re unsure what shade you need – there are 33 to choose from – you can take the MAC’s dedicated Foundation Finder or check out our How to find the perfect foundation match guide.
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Was £12.50, now £8.75 | Buy now from MAC
There is a number of MAC Cosmetics’ false eyelashes available from the MAC Treats page including these, the 48 Lash. We like these lashes because they’re not too thick and bulky, which is ideal if you have smaller or hooded eyes, and they have a great shape on the outer corners of the lashes, giving your look added dimension and drama.
Charlotte Tilbury has launched a dedicated sale page to help you get some of her bestselling makeup and skincare products and bundles with up to 22% off, as well as launched her Summer Sale with up to 30% off.
If you’re after individual, cheap Charlotte Tilbury products – as opposed to bundles – check out the Cult Beauty sale listed below. Cult Beauty is selling a select number of standalone palettes and lipsticks at up to 20% off. This includes the brilliant Mesmerising Maroon Luxury palette which features in our Eye Colour Magic guide and is one of our go-to pans.
Save 30% | Buy from Charlotte Tilbury
The Charlotte Tilbury Summer Sale 2020 has gone live and the iconic makeup artist is offering 30% off bestselling products and bundles until 10 August.
Our favourite sale items include the following:
However, there are more available on the sale link below and the sale is set to expand over the coming weeks.
Save up to 22% | Buy from Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Savings event is still underway and the discounts are pretty substantial, but that’s partly because the original prices are so high. We’ve detailed more in our Charlotte Tilbury sale UK page, but our pick of the bunch include:
In related news, Charlotte Tilbury recently unveiled her Magic Serum Crystal Elixir that forms part of the Magic Skin range and there are a couple of new bundles that include this serum alongside other skincare products. She’s also released a lotion-like version of her Magic Cream, called Magic Cream Light.
If you work for the NHS, you can currently get discounts on the Charlotte Tilbury website. Check out our list of NHS beauty discounts for more information.
We’re big Revolution Beauty fans. Its affordable products punch well above their weight and outperform many more expensive brands which means when it holds a sale, making these affordable makeup and skincare products even cheaper, our interest is well and truly piqued.
Save up to 70% | Buy from Revolution
For a limited time, a large selection of Revolution Beauty’s fantastic eyeshadow palettes, concealers, highlighters, makeup brushes and more are up to 50% off. This includes last year’s Revolution Advent Calendar.
It was originally on sale for £50 but is now just £25. You can read more about this, and the other best beauty advent calendars that are still on sale on our guide.
A selection of other Revolution Beauty sale bargains include:
Up to 75% off | Buy from Lookfantastic
Lookfantastic is hosting a big summer blow out (Frozen fans will get that reference!) in which it has knocked up to 75% off dozens of beauty brands and thousands of products.
You can shop the full Ultimate Beauty Event here – where you can filter the 4,700 results by brand, price, discount amount or by the type of product (skincare, hair care, makeup and so on).
Alternatively, if you go to Ultimate Beauty Event promo page you can see the best of these offers broken down by brand. From this page you can see the following bargains – among many more:
Up to 20% off | Buy now from Lookfantastic
Hair needing some TLC? Whether your locks are sun-damaged, overbleached or screaming out for a little extra nourishment, our go-to haircare brand is Kérastase for good reason. What’s more, you’ll save up to 20% on shampoo and conditioner bundles, hair oils, serums and ultra intensive masks for a limited time. Our favourite discounts include:
To sweeten the deal, Look Fantastic will throw in a trio of free samples if you spend over £60 on Kerastase products. Check out for the full list of deals here.
Up to 30% off | Buy from Lookfantastic
As part of the wider Lookfantastic Summer Sale the brand is also offering various discounts across its range of cosmetics and makeup.
Some deals are offering up to 75% off, others come with free gifts. A handful of makeup lines come with a discount AND a free gift. These include NARS, Too Faced, Illamasqua, bareMinerals, Smashbox and many more.
In the NARS sale specifically, you can get up to 30% off NARS eyeshadow palettes plus get a free NARS Primer sample when you spend £45 on the brand.
Explore the full sale here.
We have a separate page dedicated to the latest Boots sale where the best offers and deals are listed, but we’ve also handpicked the top promotions from that list to include in our makeup sale roundup below.
£5 | Shop now at Boots
For one day only (31 July), Boots has dropped the price of a number of products from No7, Oral B, Champneys and Ted Baker to just £5.
You can read more about the specific deals on our Boots sale page or click the link below to explore the full range of offers.Buy now from Boots
3 for 2 | Shop now at Boots
Not only is Boots running a 3 for 2 offer on selected No7 skincare products, 3 for 2 on No7 makeup and is giving away a free gift in the form of a No7 Cheek palette when you buy two or more No7 cosmetics and brushes.Shop now at Boots
Save up to 50% | Explore the Feelunique sale
Feelunique is holding its own summer sale with discounts of up to 50% across 350 brands.
This includes savings on makeup (Illamasqua, bareMinerals, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Wet n Wild, e.l.f and many more), hair care (Philip Kingsley, Noughtly, Paul Mitchell) and skincare (Kiehl’s, La-Roche Posay, CeraVe, Evolve).
Save up to 62% | Buy now from Feelunique
They form part of the wider Feelunique Summer Sale but we wanted to highlight some of the deals in the Bed Head-specific sale because they’re brilliant.
Instead of paying £31.50 for its iconic duo sets of shampoo and conditioner, you can get them for just £13.99.
Single shampoos and conditioners cost £5, anti-frizz serums and volume sprays come in at £8, and there are many more deals to be had.Buy now from Feelunique
While ASOS is a go-to for clothes, we quite often forget that it sells makeup as well. And makeup from big name brands, alongside its own ASOS Design range.
You can explore the full ASOS makeup sale here with brands offering up to 30% off.
Various savings | Explore the GHD sale
Until recently, we were spoilt for choice when it came to the GHD sale – with Amazon, Lookfantastic and JustMyLook all offering substantial discounts.
The majority of these deals have ended but JustMyLook is still selling the full range of GHD straighteners, hair dryers and curlers at a reduced price. Many of these discounts, including the curlers, come with free gifts too.
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Better than half price | Buy from Superdrug
Olay favourites are now better than half price in the Superdrug sale. The savings, and the products included in this sale, vary week-on-week so it’s worth keep checking back.
Olay deals include:
Other Superdrug Olay deals include a third knocked off gems in the Total Effects range such as the 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser (now £9.95), Moisturiser Transforming Eye Cream (now £9.95) and CC Face Cream (now £9.95). Not to mention Superdrug’s correct promotion for buy one and get another free on selected Olay products.
Half price | Buy now from Morphe
Morphe recently cut ties with Jeffree Star after producing a number of collaborations with the social media star and makeup artist. It is believed to be due to claims made against Starr by fellow influencers. As a result, Morphe is selling off what appears to be its entire stock of Jeffree Starr products at a highly reduced rate.
If you’ve been looking to get hold of Jeffree Star makeup for some time but couldn’t justify the high price tag, his brush collections, palettes, highlighters and more are now 50% cheaper while stocks last. A number of the bestsellers have gone but there are still some great products included in this sale.
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Save up to 20% | Buy from Huda Beauty
Huda Beauty has launched a dedicated sale page called Goodbye, Good Buy in which the brand is selling end-of-line products with various discounts.
Notable discounts include:
These discounts are only available directly via Huda Beauty’s site as opposed to being sold through her resellers (you can find out more about where to buy Huda Beauty in the UK here) and they’re automatically applied at the checkout. This does mean that you’ll need to pay for shipping if you don’t spend enough to qualify for free delivery, plus custom costs.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget