As hard as it may be to believe, summer is already around the corner. In celebration of upcoming beach days and an extended holiday weekend to come, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the best Memorial Day 2023 beauty sales worth shopping. Not only is Memorial Day a time to reflect on the esteemed work of our country’s veterans, but it also marks the unofficial kickoff of barely-there makeup, increased SPF application, and plenty of body shimmer.
We’ve spotted a number of noteworthy beauty price drops to take advantage of—some you can even shop right now—that make it easy to restock product empties, or test out buzzy new items you’ve been looking to try, for less. Ahead, we’ve pulled together the best Memorial Day 2023 beauty sales that are too good to miss. From sales on best-selling picks from buzzy emerging brands, like evolvetogether and r.e.m. beauty, to tried-and-true options from Joanna Vargas, R+Co, and more, there’s something available for every beauty enthusiast in the know.
Additional markdowns will likely be announced as we draw closer to the end of May, so be sure to keep this page bookmarked for all the best Memorial Day 2023 beauty sales from across the Internet. We recommend making a little space in your vanity for your newest treasure trove of seasonal goodies.
Best Memorial Day 2023 Retailer Deals
It’s no secret that Amazon is virtually a gold mind for great beauty deals, and this holiday weekend is no exception. Right now, during their Summer Beauty Haul, the retailer is offering a number of limited-time markdowns on top sun care and beauty tools for up to 42 percent off.
Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale is in full swing, with beauty markdowns up to 60 percent off available from top brands like MAC Cosmetics, YSL Beauty, Clinique, and more for the long weekend.
From now through May 29, you can save up to 50 percent off on select beauty favorites at Sephora during Memorial Day weekend. We’ve already spotted price drops on Pat McGrath’s Lip Fetish, polish from Nails Inc., fragrance from Heretic, among other beloved beauty staples.
K-beauty lovers can receive 30 percent off on Soko Glam’s special Memorial Day offerings, from May 24 through May 31. And as an added bonus, with purchases of $75 or more, you’ll also receive a free travel-size gift, no code required.
In addition to shopping 50 percent off deals on hair care essentials during Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event, shoppers can also save 15 percent off on all makeup staples available at the retailer, through May 29, with MAKEUP15 at checkout.
Violet Grey rarely does beauty sales, which is why their spring Put it in the Bag Event is especially worth shopping. Customers can take advantage of up to 50 percent off on luxe best-sellers from brands like La Mer, Augustinus Bader, Westman Atelier, U Beauty, and much more.
Best Memorial Day 2023 Brand Deals
From May 21 through June 4, Act + Acre fans can enjoy 30 percent off sitewide for the upcoming holiday on each of their top-rated products—including subscriptions.
Get 25 percent off sitewide (including bundles) from May 24 through May 30 at Alleyoop, using the code STAR20.
Restock your skincare for less with 25 percent off during Andalou Naturals’s Memorial Day sale from May 25 through May 30.
Those looking to restock their go-to cleansing balm will definitely want to take advantage of Banila Co’s Memorial Day sale, with 20 percent off orders of $25 or more from May 24 through May 31.
You can overall your summer hair rotation with ease, thanks to Better Not Younger’s 30 percent off sitewide Memorial Day sale.
Save 30 percent off sitewide on Butter London’s nail care collection and coveted polishes for Memorial Day.
From May 23 through May 29, enjoy 25 percent off sitewide on Clark’s Botanicals’s popular collection of skincare favorites.
Get more when you spend less at Color Wow during their one day Memorial Day sale. On May 29 only, customers can save 20 percent off on the brand’s product super sizes using the code SUMMER at checkout.
Enjoy a free Seal the Deal Lip Balm with any holiday order of $75 or more from May 26 through May 29.
Nail enthusiasts can refresh their kits for summer with Deborah Lippmann’s limited-time 20 percent off Memorial Day sale, running May 26 through May 29. All you’ll need is the code, MEMDAY23, at checkout and an order of $60 or more.
If you’re in need of a new beauty tool, consider shopping Dermaflash’s Memorial Day sale, where favorites like the Dermaflash Luxe+ and Dermapore are on markdown for 30 percent off this weekend with the code OHFUZZ at checkout.
Save 30 percent on Dr. Brandt’s range of skincare must-haves from May 26 through May 29.
Elizabeth Arden is offering its shoppers tiered price drops from May 22 through May 30:
- Save 20 percent off purchases of $50 or more
- 25 percent off purchases of $75 or more
- 30 percent off purchases of $100 or more
Embryolisse devotees can receive 20 percent off sitewide on the brand’s coveted skin- and body care staples, and a 25 percent discount when spending $90 or more from May 26 through May 29.
Save 20 percent sitewide when you shop Eve Lom’s Memorial Day sale using the code SUMMER20 at checkout from May 26 through May 28. Plus, shoppers can also receive a limited-edition rose quartz Gua sha facial tool—created in partnership with celebrity esthetician, Angela Caglia—with purchase of the brand’s Renewal Treatment Oil.
From May 23 through May 29, shoppers can take 20 percent off on evolvetogether’s collection of face, body, and home favorites sitewide.
When shoppers spend $100 or more at Farmacy from May 25 through May 31, they’ll receive free shipping, along with a seven-piece gift set.
You won’t need a promo code to save 20 percent on Fig.1’s skincare best-sellers from May 24 through May 29.
While you wait for the next installment of Stranger Things, save 20 percent off sitewide on actress Millie Bobby Brown’s beauty brand Florence by Mills this holiday—no code required. From under-eye patches to stylish claw clips, we’re betting you’ll find just about everything your rotation is missing in one weekend (for less).
Now’s the best time to upgrade your collection of hair tools, during GHD’s summer sale. The beloved brand is offering 25 percent off on select favorites from now through June 13, including the Platinum+ Styler, Curve Soft Curl Iron, and Rise Volumizing Hot Brush.
Anyone who practically lives in press-ons and falsies should shop Glamnetic’s Memorial Day sale, running from May 26 through May 30. In addition to 25 percent off sitewide, the brand is also offering up to 50 percent off on select collections with the code WEEKEND at checkout.
Shoppers can take advantage of 25 percent off on Grown Alchemist’s culty range of skin and body care favorites from May 25 through May 31, using the code MDW25 at checkout.
Whether you’re looking to shop for a new infrared sauna blanket or LED face mask on markdown, save 20 percent off on offerings from HigherDose from May 26 through May 30 with the code MDW2023.
Take 20 percent off your entire purchase on at IGK, using the code THEBIG20, from now through May 31.
Editor’s note: Discount not eligible on sets, bundles, or subscriptions.
Enjoy 20 percent off sitewide from May 23 through May 31 on Isdin’s dermatologist-approved skin essentials to celebrate the holiday weekend.
For Memorial Day weekend, Jillian Dempsey is offering 20 percent off sitewide (excluding Kits and Lip Locket), from May 22 through May 29.
Now through May 29, JINsoon shoppers can snag the brand’s editor-approved nail polishes and accessories for 15 percent off using the code MEMDAY23 at checkout.
Fans of celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas’s offerings can enjoy 25 percent off her celebrity-approved products with the code SUMMER25 at check for Memorial Day weekend.
In addition to free shipping from May 26 through May 29, Kopari customers who spend $100 or more will receive a deluxe Moisture Whipped Ceramide Cream, Sun Shield Daily Face SPF, and White Palm Puff Cosmetics Bag, at checkout.
This holiday, take advantage of 10 percent off on Kosas’s Kosasport collection, exclusively on May 30.
Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to refresh your makeup picks for summer: During the Mented Cosmetics sale from May 24 through May 30, shoppers can save 25 percent off sitewide on the brand’s coveted lipsticks, concealers, and more.
To celebrate Memorial Day, Murad is offering shoppers one of three full-size SPFs when they spend $100 or more, now through May 31.
In its biggest sale of the year, shoppers can save 30 percent off sitewide on Nudestix’s travel-friendly best-sellers, now through May 27.
From May 26 through May 29, in addition to free shipping, Nuria customers can receive 20 percent off sitewide with the code MEMORIALDAY at checkout.
Beauty lovers in the know are big fans of Oak Essentials’s popular range of body care staples—from oils to perfumes—which is why we suggest taking advantage of their 20 percent off Memorial Day sale, from May 24 through May 29.
Curly hair customers, this deal is for you: From May 25 through May 29, Ouidad fans can save 30 percent off on off any three liter sizes of their coveted products for Memorial Day weekend.
From May 27 through May 29, you can upgrade your hair removal essentials for less during Oui the People’s Memorial Day weekend sale. The brand is offering a series of tiered deals this year:
- Save $10 when you spend $75 or more
- $20 off purchases of $100 or more
- $40 off purchases of $150 or more
When you spend $250 or more at Ourself from May 21 through May 30, you’ll receive a free Essentials Kit with your order.
When you shop at Phlur during Memorial Day weekend, customers can take advantage of 15 percent off on their 50 milliliter perfumes and body care staples from May 26 through May 29.
For just 24 hours on May 29, Phyto is offering its customers free shipping, along with 40 percent off on orders $75 or more to celebrate Memorial Day.
From May 25 through May 30, Rael customers can save 40 percent sitewide on the brand’s holistic skin- and body care favorites—no code needed at checkout.
Here’s a deal that makes it a breeze to round out your hair care rotation: From May 26 through May 29, R+Co customers are eligible to receive a free High Dive Moisture + Shine Crème on orders $100 or more, using the code DIVEIN.
You don’t have to be an Ariana Grande fan to save on her viral makeup essentials this Memorial Day weekend. R.e.m beauty is offering its shoppers 20 percent off sitewide from May 24 through May 29, with the code thanku20 at checkout.
When shoppers spend $100 or more at True Botanicals from May 26 through May 30, they’re eligible to receive a deluxe mini version of the brand’s popular Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream at checkout.
Get rid of unwanted body hair this season with Ulike’s $50 off Memorial Day deal on the Air3 Laser Hair Removal Device, from now through June 4—no promo code required.
Now through May 30, enjoy 25 percent sitewide on Vegamour’s science-backed hair growth and maintenance products with the code SUMMERSALE.
Associate Beauty Commerce Editor
Tiffany Dodson is currently the associate beauty commerce editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where she specializes in trend forecasting, building relationships with major and emerging brands, and crafting shopping stories—from holiday gift guides to product road tests. Tiffany’s work has previously been featured in outlets like SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue, and she’s been quoted as a commerce and beauty expert in publications and platforms like The Business of Fashion and NPR’s Life Kit podcast.