How To Shop 4th Of July Beauty Sales Like A Pro

We may be trading in beach days for socially-distanced backyard hangs this July 4th, but that doesn’t mean that the holiday is without its requisite sale bonanza. In fact, this year’s online deals are coming out to play in a major way.

Go ahead and treat yourself to that beauty something-something you’ve been eyeing because chances are it’s going to be discounted. We know there’s a lot out there, from brands to categories and specific products — so, we went ahead and broke down the deals on everything from skincare to makeup and hair by highlighting the star score from the sale.

From 25% off a top-rated lash serum to Ulta Beauty‘s can’t-miss summer event, these are the hottest steals worth carting through the weekend.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.


Top Score: The Derm-Favorite Sunscreen

Dates: Now — 7/5
Sale: Take 20% EltaMD products
Promo Code: No code needed


EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, $, available at DermStore


Top Score: The ‘Miracle Gro’ For Your Lashes

Dates: 6/27 — 7/5 
Sale: Take 25% off sitewide (some exclusions apply)
Promo Code: FOURTH25


Vegamour vegaLASH Volumizing Serum, $, available at Vegamour


Top Score: The OG Scalp Scrub

Dates: Now — 7/7
Sale: Take 25% sitewide
Promo Code: JULY4


Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $, available at SkinStore


Top Score: The Real-Deal Exfoliating Toner

Dates: Now — ?
Sale: Take 25% most brands (exclusions apply)
Promo Code: No code needed


PCA Skin Nutrient Toner, $, available at


Top Score: The Maskne Warrior

Dates: 7/3 – 7/6
Sale: Get a free Brightening Duo with $45 purchase and Free Shipping


Murad Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment, $, available at Murad

Kate Somerville

Top Score: The Glow-Boosting Serum

Dates: 7/3 – 7/5
Deal: Get a free full-size ExfoliKate Treatment ($85 Value) with any $120 purchase
Promo Code: JULY4TH


Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Serum, $, available at Kate Somerville


Top Score: The Clean Beauty Destination

Dates: Now – Limited time
Sale: Get. 20% off Perfect Pairs, plus up to 50% off Last Call
Promo Code: No code needed


Credo Perfect Pair: Brightening, $, available at Credo


Top Score: The Across-The-Pond Luxe Skin-Care You’ll Love

Dates: 6/27 – 7/5
Sale: Enjoy 20% off sitewide and get a free 3-piece gift with orders over $100+ 
Promo Code: JULY4


Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF 30, $, available at Elemis

Perricone MD

Top Score: The High-Performance Beauty Pick

Dates: 6/29 — 7/5
Sale: Get 30-50% off bestsellers
Promo Code: No code needed


Perricone MD Face Finishing & Firming Moisturizer, $, available at Perricone MD


Top Score: The Drugstore Exfoliating Toner

Dates: Now – July 4
Sale: Take up to 50% off Ulta Beauty markdowns
Promo Code: No code needed


Pixi Glow Tonic, $, available at Ulta Beauty


Top Score: The Instant Spa Facial

Dates: Now – June 30
Sale: Take up to 10-20% off your purchase
Promo Code: HOME10, HOME15, HOME20


m-61 PowerGlow Peel, $, available at Bluemercury


Top Score: The Clean Eyeshadow That You’ll Want In Every Color

Dates: 7/3 – 7/6
Sale: All eye shadows will be 50% off
Promo Code: No code needed


Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow, $, available at Kosas


Top Score: The Five-Second Glitter Shadow

Dates: 7/3-7/5
Sale: Shop final sales of Stila and get Red Sunglasses for free with purchases above $60


Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – Limited Edition, $, available at Stila

Cover FX

Top Score: The Zoom Complexion Maker

Dates: 6/30 – 7/7
Sale: Get 20% off sitewide and free shipping on all orders
Promo Code: HAPPY4TH


Cover FX Monochromatic Blush Duo, $, available at Cover Fx


Top Score: The Mineral Makeup Must-Have

Dates: 6/30 — 7/6
Sale: Take $10 off $75, $20 off $100, plus free shipping on any purchase
Promo Code: FIREWORK


bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15, $, available at bareMinerals


Top Score: The Fancy Mascara (That’s Actually Worth It)

Dates: Now — 7/4
Sale: Buy one Monsieur Big Mascara, get one free
Promo Code: SUMMER


Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara, $, available at Lancôme


Top Score: The Summer-y Bronzer

Dates: 6/29 – 7/5
Sale: Get 25% off sitewide and get a free gift with any $35 purchase


Lorac TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder, $, available at Lorac

Winky Lux

Top Score: The Mood Ring-Meets-Lip Balm

Dates: 7/3-7/5
Sale: Get 20% off orders $10+
Promo Code: WINKY4TH


Winky Lux Flower Balm, $, available at Winky Lux


Top Score: The Chrissy Teigen-Approved Highlighter

Dates: Now – Limited time
Sale: Take up to 50% off markdowns
Promo Code: No code needed


BECCA Cosmetics x Chrissy Teigen Glow Kitchen Kit, $, available at Revolve

MAC Cosmetics

Top Score: The Foundation That’s In Every Makeup Artist’s Kit

Dates: Now – July 4
Sale: Take up to 50% off Ulta Beauty markdowns
Promo Code: No code needed


MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Liquid Foundation, $, available at Ulta Beauty


Top Score: The Hair Game-Changer

Dates: 7/2 – 7/6
Sale: Take 25% off sitewide
Promo Code: FIREWORK


Aquis Rapid Dry Waffle Hair Turban, $, available at Aquis


Top Score: The Viral Hair Mask

Dates: Now — 7/2
Sale: Take 20% off sitewide
Promo Code: FOURTH


Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, $, available at LookFantastic


Top Score: The Plastic-Free Pick

Dates: 7/3 — 7/5
Sale: Get 15% off all shampoo bars, conditioner bars, and the Hair, Body and Face Samplers on Amazon
Promo Code: No code needed

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Ethique Eco-Friendly Solid Shampoo Bar, $, available at Amazon


Top Score: The Salon Stuff To Keep In Your Shower

Dates: Now – July 4
Sale: Take up to 50% off Ulta Beauty markdowns
Promo Code: No code needed


Redken All Soft Shampoo, $, available at Ulta Beauty

Lord Jones

Top Score: The CBD Body Balm

Dates: 7/3 — 7/6
Sale: Shop the Heavy Duty Chill Balm will be available for $53 (30% off)
Promo Code: No code needed


Lord Jones High CBD Formula Chill Balm 200mg CBD, $, available at Sephora

The Detox Market

Top Score: The Wellness-Meets-Beauty Hot Spot

Dates: 7/3 – 7/5
Sale: Get 10% off orders of $150, 15% off orders $250, and a free full-size Indie Lee CoQ10 Toner ($34 value)
Promo Code: No code needed


Plant Apothecary Calm Down Body Wash, $, available at The Detox Market

Hum Nutrition

Top Score: The Vegan Biotin To Keep Nails From Breaking

Dates: 6/29 — 7/6
Sale: Take 20% off first order of $29+
Promo Code: JULY4TH


Hum Nutrition Killer Nails, $, available at Hum Nutrition

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