The First Week Of Ulta's Semi-Annual Beauty Event Is Full Of Great Deals

Get ready to save a lot of money and perhaps even try new-to-you products thanks to Ulta's Semi-Annual Beauty Event. This twice-a-year super-sale begins on March 8, 2024, and ends on March 28, giving consumers a full 21 days to stock up on Ulta's prestige product selection at 50% off. If that isn't a steal, we don't know what is. Buyers can shop to their heart's content online or visit their local store. Either way, they can expect to save half-off on high-end brands such as Estée Lauder, Laura Mercier, and Kate Somerville. If you've been wanting to try some luxury items, this is your chance.


According to Ulta's weekly lineup, the first five days include an array of skincare products, makeup, and haircare. There are even a few hair tools that are definitely worth checking out, especially since they're pretty pricy at their full retail amounts. The items turn over once the week is up, so be sure to check back for the next round of deals. Ulta will post the new sale items for the week of March 15 through March 21 on March 13 — allowing you time to curate your must-buy list — but until then, we've spotted some interesting items you won't want to miss out on.

Luxe items worth buying at a steep discount

We can't always splurge on high-end products, but Ulta's Semi-Annual Beauty Event makes it easier to part with our cash. Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Serum has been around for years and is known for its anti-aging properties. The 0.6 oz. is normally $55, while the largest 3.9 oz. bottle is $245. With 50% off on the first day of the sale, you can get the bigger size for just over $120. Then, the GrandeHair Enhancing Serum is something you may want to check out if you need a boost for your strands. Originally $79 for a 1.35 oz., it can be yours for just $39.50 on March 11, but keep in mind that it's an online-only purchase.


Smashbox primer lovers will be happy to hear that a variety of the brand's products will be on sale on March 13, including the Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. At $42, it's one of the more expensive primers on the market, and while we've found great Smashbox Photo Finish Primer dupes, we must admit that $21 for a 1-oz. tube during the sale sounds alluring. 

Then, March 14 is a great day for discounted skincare, as Ulta will offer Exuviance products, such as two different types of facial peel (Performance Peel AP25 At-Home Facial Peel and Pure Retinol Correcting Facial Peel), for around $40 and the Dermapore+ Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser for $54.50. For March 14's online-only beauty steal, you won't want to miss out on Kate Somerville's highly rated ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, which you can get for $39 (down from $78).


Stock up on your favorite brands

There's no shortage of skincare items during Ulta's Semi-Annual Beauty Event, and March 8's online-only beauty steals selection has many Clinique products, so be sure to grab a few. On March 10, MAC's classic Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is a staple in many makeup users' bags, and it can be yours for just $22. While you're at it, check out the Hyper Real Serumizer Skin Balancing Hydration Serum, which is only $32.50 for 1 oz. or $45 for 1.7 oz. 


Biosilk hair products are in the March 11 online-only lineup, meaning you can get the beloved Silk Therapy Shampoo in a 5.64-oz. bottle for just over $16 instead of the normal $32.50. Speaking of haircare, AG Care is rounding out the first week of the sales event online only on March 14, and there are over 30 different products to choose from. All of the products from this brand are worth looking into, with Ulta reviewers giving many of its products 5 stars.

If you don't already have an Ulta account, we recommend you create one before you start shopping to earn Ulta Rewards points, which you can maximize by using them strategically. Happy shopping!