I firmly believe that you can never have too much lipstick – just ask the boxes of mattes, liquid lips and stains on top of my dresser. So you better believe that I count down the days to sales that let me pick up more on sale – and National Lipstick Day is probably the biggest one of them all.
Like every year, the event falls on July 29, which is TODAY! So set a reminder on your phone and maybe tell your boss that you'll be out for an extra-long lunch break. After all, you've got shopping to do!
Just to put things into perspective, my birthday was on July 27 ... but the true party starts on July 29. I swear I sometimes get more excited about free lipstick than I do about cake and presents. Just don't tell my family!
Some of the best deals happen in stores, but you're always able to score incredible discounts online, too. MAC Cosmetics pretty much rules this day, since they give away FREE lipstick (in select shades) with no purchase required in stores (or on orders over $30 if you're shopping online instead). Here's the scoop on every major National Lipstick Day sale for 2019, including that extra-special MAC deal:
Beauty Boutique: Beauty Boutique, the beauty-focused branch of Shoppers Drug Mart, is going all out for National Lipstick Day and running not one but TWO major deals. To start, select Smashbox lipsticks are 50% off (which is even better than the deal you'll see at Smashbox today). And second, they have TONS of other lipsticks, shines and glosses from drugstore brands on sale from $4.49.
Clarins: This one almost snuck by me, but Clarins is running a National Lipstick Day deal, too! If you head to their Special Offers section, you'll find two promo codes that you can use to score a FREE six-piece summer kit and a FREE mini lip formula. Use the code GLAM19 to pick up the kit (as long as you spend $80) and LIPS to score that free lip mini with any order. Just make sure you shop before the night is over!
Clinique: There's nothing better than free, and that's exactly what you'll find at Clinique today. For National Lipstick Day, they'll throw in a FREE lipstick (online or in-store) when you spend at least $25! There are still a bunch of full-size shades and finishes to choose from – but you might want to hurry. Knowing Clinique, their bestselling goodies will likely sell out fast, and you only have today to pick one up!
Hudson's Bay: Instead of limiting things to one brand, The Bay is giving us a chance to save on just about everything. Today only, the promo code LIPS will give you 10% off ANY lip product purchase! The only exclusion I've seen so far is MAC VIVA GLAM products, so everything else is fair game.
IT Cosmetics: We all know IT Cosmetics pretty much kills it when they give away freebies, and today's deal is no exception. Just enter the promo code FREELIPSTICK to score – you guessed it – a FREE lipstick when you spend at least $80. So if this isn't the time to restock on eye cream, then I don't know what is.
Mac Cosmetics: As usual, MAC is giving away FREE lipstick shades in stores – but you can also pick one up online! All you have to do is spend at least $35, and they'll throw in one of four FREE full-size shades. There are four to choose from at checkout (including a Cremesheen Lipstick in Dare You, a Matte Lipstick in Moxie, a Satin Lipstick in Epic and a Retro Matte Lipstick in Mixed Media) that would each usually cost you at least $23. These are pretty universally flattering shades, so you should find something you love!
Origins: For the big day, Origins is doing something a little different. They're turning the tables and giving you something free when you buy a lipstick – not the other way around. With any lip purchase made today, they'll throw in a FREE cosmetic bag and mirror. No code is needed, so get shopping!
Sephora: I was so excited for this one, because Sephora usually goes all out for National Lipstick Day – and this year's deal is no exception. For one day only, they have select lipstick collections on sale for 25% off! This deal includes matte bullets, liquid lips and even glosses from brands like Lancôme, Georgio Armani Beauty, Becca, Bobbi Brown and more. Just shop soon, because these will sell FAST!
Smashbox: This year, Smashbox is taking a slightly different approach to National Lipstick Day. Instead of giving away freebies, they're giving you the chance to score just about any lippie on sale. If you enter the promo code KISSME at checkout today, you'll save $5 off any lip product and receive a FREE two-piece gift.
The Body Shop: Don't forget about Body Shop! While they're not as well-known for their makeup as the other stores on this list, their lipsticks are pretty popular – and you can pick one up for FREE in either Orchid or Tulip when you spend at least $45 on products in stores or online.
Urban Decay: While this might not quite be a lipstick, I'm not complaining about this deal! For National Lipstick Day, Urban Decay has their Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss for $10 off. Each tube is now available for $14 (from $24) in some of the most dramatic shades I've seen – including some holographic ones that would make any unicorn jealous. Plus, they have a program that lets you virtually try these colours on!
Did we miss any of this year's National Lipstick Day deals? If so, drop us a tip in the comments, and we'll add it to our list ASAP. And don't forget to tell us which ones you picked up!