A Beauty Editor’s Guide To Saving the Most Money on Amazon Prime Day

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No joke—three of my favorite things in the entire world are beauty products, sales, and ordering things on Amazon. So naturally, Amazon Prime Day (which starts today!) is like my version of Christmas, Hanukkah, and my birthday wrapped into one two-day extravaganza.

For anyone who is slightly less bedazzled by Amazon than I am and wondering what the heck I'm talking about, Prime Day is 48 hours'(July 12-13) worth of deals on items all across the site. You can expect discounts on sneakers, fitness equipment, top-rated cookware and much more. Considering Amazon literally has everything you could ever possibly need (and a whole lot of stuff you definitely don't need, but will still probably buy anyway), you're pretty much guaranteed to find something worth adding to your cart.

Obviously, the things that excite me, a beauty editor, the most about the whole event are the Prime Day beauty deals. And while scrolling through this year's offerings, I was absolutely pumped to discover that a whole lot of the things on sale are ones that I actually already use in my everyday routine. A few honorable mentions? The tinted SPF that keeps my skin protected and even, the only straightening iron I'd ever use to protect the integrity of my hair, and a black liquid eyeliner that makes creating a cat-eye so easy, literally anyone can do it.  With new deals dropping seemingly every hour, it's impossible not to want to shell out an entire month's paycheck for the sake of the cause (which, by the way, is basically what I'll be doing over the next two days).

Scroll through for a few of my favorite Prime Day beauty deals, and get ready for a big overnight shipment to show up on your doorstep come tomorrow.

Shop skin-care deals

CosRX Acne Pimple Patch (96 Count) — $10.72

Originally $16, now $10.72

You can never have too many pimple patches (after all, nobody wants to be hunting for one after a big, angry zit pops up), and right now CosRX is giving you the chance to restock your collection for 25 percent off.

Naturium Tranexamic Topical Acid — $14.99

Originally $19.99, now $14.99

Derms have called tranexemic acid the “workhorse for discoloration,” and this affordable serum is made with the highest percentage concentration of the ingredient you can get over the counter. It’s also got niacinamide and licorice root to take its discoloration-fighting abilities to the next level, and is currently on offer for $15.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm — $46.00

Originally $66, now $46

A ton of Elemis products are on major sale, and we’re particularly eyeing their cleansing balm, which repairs and soothes the skin barrier after a long day of wearing makeup, leaving skin smooth, clean, and more plump-feeling.

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Foot Peel Mask Peach (2 Pairs) — $10.00

Originally $15, now $10

Back in April, I tried a foot peel mask, and watched in horror and amazement as the dead skin on my feet peeled off like…a snack. It was super satisfying and left my feet super soft for summer. This stuff does the same—you put these on like socks, wait, and then watch as the formula peels away all your dead skin.

Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum, Brightening and Anti Aging Serum — $20.00

Originally $29, now $20

This powerful vitamin C serum brightens, smooths, hydrates, and lifts—all in ten days. It’s basically magic in a bottle. Stock up on a few of these while they’re on sale!

Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Toner for Face — $22.00

Originally $28, now $22

This is no ordinary toner: This stuff exfoliates skin using 2 percent BHA and papaya enzymes that gently slough off dead skin and cleanse pores, leaving skin smooth and clean before going to bed or before applying makeup in the AM. The formula also minimizes shine by helping with the overproduction of oil, and leaves skin brighter than ever.


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Coco & Eve Self Tanner Mousse Kit — $31.00

Originally $39, now $31

Skip the tanning booths and UV rays, and get yourself a tanner kit from Coco & Eve. You’ll end up with the most sun-kissed, natural-looking tan you and your vacation self could ask for. Forget the icky chemicals, too—this self tanning formula is made with 100 percent natural DHA tanning treatment. As a bonus, it blurs hyperpigmentation and leaves skin looking healthier and more brighter after use!

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask — $15.40

Originally $24, now $15.40

There’s a reason why an entire laundry list worth of celebs (including Brooke Shields, Kaia Gerber, and Sharon Stone) swear by this overnight lip mask. It’s enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants to nourish and hydrate your lips while you sleep, and is the ultimate form of pre-kiss self care. For another ultra-nourishing option you can use during the day, try the brand’s Lip Glowy Balm (Originally $17, now $12), a balm/gloss hybrid will give your lips a subtle pop of color and a nice dewy glow.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx Temporary Face Tightener — $34.30

Originally $49, now $34.30

On days when your skin is looking a little blah (… hello, hangover-induced puffiness), a quick swipe of this serum will immediately revive your complexion. It offers instant firming effects, which means you’ll be a whole new person a few minutes after you apply. It’s worth paying full price for, for sure, but the fact that it’s currently 30 percent off makes it that much more appealing to add to your cart. Other on-offer products worth picking up? The ultra-hydrating Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Liquid Gel Serum and Cucumber Gel Mask, the skin-resurfacing Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, and the ultra-luxe 24k Gold Mask.

Tan Luxe Super Glow Drops — $39.20

Originally $49, now $39.20

Considering how strict we are about sunscreen at W+G, we are all about a sunless tan. Tan Luxe’s Super Glow Drops—which you can pick up now for 20 percent off—will give you an instant bronzey glow without any risk of the UV damage that usually comes along with it.

Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream — $41.00

Originally $52, now $41

It was love at first swipe for our senior beauty editor and this one-and-done moisturizer which has recently become a staple in her evening routine. It’s made with a blend of antioxidant-and-fatty-acid-rich ingredients that melt seamlessly into skin, and right now can be yours for 20-percent off.

Pili Ani Self-Care Night Recovery Oil — $64.00

Originally $80, now $64

Like all of Pili Ani’s products, the star ingredient of this facial oil is Pili Oil, which is known facial oil is known in the Phillipines as “the fountain of youth” thanks to the fact that it’s packed with antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamin E. Try it out for yourself for 20-percent off.

Foreo Luna 3 Normal — $131.40

Originally $219, now $131.40

Treat your skin to some gentle, derm-approved exfoliation with one of Foreo’s devices, which help turn any old face wash into a foaming, skin-sloughing dream product. In addition to cleansing devices, the brand offers a wide range of tech-y skin devices, 40 of which are on super-sale for Prime Day (so, yes—there’s something for everyone).

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Drops — $41.25

Originally $55, now $41.25

With a power-packed formula that includes 28 Dutch plant and botanical extracts and a heavy helping of niacinamide, the brightening and skin-tone evening benefits that this serum delivers are worth far more than the $41 you can currently snag it for. Luminous skin, here you come.

EltaMD UV Glow Tinted Moisturizer with SPF Face Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 36 — $32.40

Originally $40.50, now $32.40

Derms (and Hailey Bieber) don’t go a day without recommending this tinted sunscreen, which offers SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection and leaves skin looking so glowy and even that it might just replace your a.m. foundation. Do yourself a favor and add it to your cart, if for no other reason than to see what all the hype is about.

Shop haircare deals

No Fade Fresh Lavender Color Depositing Conditioner — $10.49

Originally $14.99, now $10.49

No Fade Fresh is behind Amazon’s #1 best-selling color-depositing shampoo, and delivers temporary color with a single lather and rinse. The formulas are made from vegan, plant-based ingredients that won’t damage your hair, and right now you can score a slew of them for 25% off.

BIOLAGE Color Last Shampoo — $24.00

Originally $34, now $24

Biolage is one of our top go-to drugstore shampoos that really, really do the work. Created specifically for color-treated hair (although other shampoos for various hair types are also available and equally excellent), Biolage leaves hair feel clean, soft, more full, and doesn’t strip away color. And this gigantic bottle will LAST you. Pick up the accompanying conditioner here.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo — $41.00

Originally $59, now $41

The Living Proof hype is real, and it does really live up to its “Perfect Hair Day” name. Ideal for all types, especially chemically-treated hair, this stuff will bring your strands back to life, reverses damage while nourishing, and makes your mane look healthier than it ever was.

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo — $23.45

Originally $33.50, now $23.45

Our senior commerce editor has been using this hydrating shampoo and conditioner all summer long, since the combo helps keep her bleached hair smooth, brushable, and shiny. Ideal for thick, damaged, frizzy, and/or color-treated hair, the formula protects strands even if you’re hitting the pool every day or exposing it to the sun (just remember to apply SPF—including your scalp!). It’s definitely creamy and rich, so if you have hair on the thinner side, we’d recommend something lighter that gives fine or thinner hair natural volume, like the Pureology Pure Volume shampoo and conditioner. Aside from keeping strands supple and silky, Pureology Hydrate also gives your shower the spa-like treatment, since its fragrance is a soothing blend of lavender, bergamot, and patchouli.

CHI Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron — $55.00

Originally $99.98, now $55

CHI’s hot tools are beloved for their hair-friendly ceramic plates, and right now you can score 20% off some of the brand’s fan favorites. Our pick? The Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron, which has nearly 8,000 5-star ratings.

Drybar The Single Shot Round Blow-Dryer Brush — $105.00

Originally $155, now $105

Drybar’s Single Shot blow dryer brush is like bringing a professional Drybar blowout back to your own bathroom. It’s easy to use, and generally takes less than 10 minutes to completely style hair. The Single Shot (2.25” round) is especially great for shorter hair styles, but it’s still as versatile as the Double Shot dryer brush.

Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo — $17.50

Originally $25, now $17.50

‘Tis the season of sweaty scalps and “forgetting” to wash your hair in exchange for more hours sipping rosé, and this discounted dry shampoo can help. It’ll soak up grease and oil without leaving behind a white residue, which means you can make your beach waves last an extra day or two, at least.

OUAI - Detox Shampoo Full Size + Scalp & Body Scrub Full Size — $54.00

Originally $68, now $54

Treat your hair to a celeb-worthy reset with this detoxifying shampoo and scalp scrub. The scrub will slough away any buildup and product residue before the clarifying wash formula comes in to ensure its extra clean. This set—along with a whole lot of Ouai’s other fan-favorite products—is currently 20 percent off.

PATTERN Beauty Leave In Conditioner for Curlies, Coilies & Tight Textures — $7.20

Originally $9, now $7.20

Embrace your natural texture with this leave-in conditioner from Tracee Ellis Ross’s brand, which is designed to make your curls look bouncy and hydrated.

Shop makeup deals

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Anastasia Beverly Hills - Perfect Brow Pencil — $15.00

Originally $22, now $15

Anastasia is one of our top go-tos when it comes to browcare. The brand’s Perfect Brow pencil allows you to precisely fill in your brows, giving them an ultra natural look, and the shades match perfectly in our experience. Check out the rest of Anastasia’s Prime Day deals here.

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk — $4.11

Originally $13.49, now $4.11

There’s a reason why Covergirl’s Clean Fresh Skin Milk has been blowing up your TikTok feed of late. The skin-care/makeup hybrid is infused with complexion nourishing ingredients, like coconut milk and aloe vera, and delivers a beautifully subtle tint that melts seamlessly into skin. Right now, it—along with another fan-favorite, Covergirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara, and a few additional offerings—is on sale for a major steal.

Make Beauty Serum Balm Treatment — $20.80

Originally $26, now $20.80

The glosses from Make Beauty feel far more luxurious than their $28 price point implies, and deliver a high-impact pop of color with a gloriously slick finish—plus, they instantly hydrate and plump lips in the process. Right now, you can score them (and all of the brand’s other products) for 20 percent off.

Grande Cosmetics GrandelashMD — $47.60

Originally $68, now $47.60

Give your lashes some mascara-free oomph with Grandelash, which is infused with peptides and amino acids to condition your lashes and help them grow to max capacity. Snag it (alongside some of Grande’s other brow-and-hair-growth products) for 30% off.

stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner — $16.10

Originally $23, now $16.10

As far as liquid eyeliners go, Stila’s is the best in the biz. It’s got a precision applicator that allows you to create the perfect, smudge-free cat eye, plus a long-wear formula that will. not. budge. throughout the day.

MDSolarSciences Hydrating Sheer Tinted Lip Balm SPF 30 with Avocado Oil — $17.00

Originally $21, now $17

If we’re being totally honest, very few of us actually remember to apply SPF to our lips—which is why derms often call the area out as one of the most likely to get burned. To make the reapplication process easier all summer, pick up this tinted lip balm from MDSolarsceinces, which will give your lips SPF 30 protection and ample hydration along with a subtle flush of natural-looking color.

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