Black Friday is very nearly upon us, and many of the most major beauty deals have already begun. From ASOS to Cult Beauty to Glossier, so many of our favourite retailers have joined the Black Friday beauty party – and when it comes to keeping you up to speed, we’re up to the task.
To save you time trawling the internet until you get a repetitive strain injury, we’ll be giving you the scoop on the very best Black Friday makeup, hair, skincare and perfume deals as soon as they land. Basically, bookmark this page and win at Black Friday. You are welcome.
The best Black Friday makeup and beauty deals
Phew – there is a lot going on over at Beauty Bay right now. Clearly not one to mess around, the retailer has taken up to a massive 60% off pretty-much everything, from Cover FX to Makeup Revolution, and even its own already super-affordable make-up line. Talk about peaking early…
Oh, one more thing: if you don’t snap up the brand’s Haul of Fame Box, which is full of eighteen cult make-up and skincare classics worth a total of £228, you’re missing out. Danessa Myricks’ viral Colorfix Foils eyeshadow is in there (if you know, you know) and so is our favourite Made By Mitchell Blursh Liquid Blusher. It’ll set you back £60, and is perhaps one of the best Black Friday deals of the year.
Boots is one to keep bookmarked across the Black Friday weekend, with different deals dropping each day. Right now there are some seriously good ones. Grab YSL’S Black Opium fragrance for half price, save a frankly ridiculous £320 on this new Braun IPL machine, or treat yourself to the anticipated MAC gift set, which is less than half price.
Cult Beauty is our one-stop shop for stocking up on all our holy grails. From classic faves like Olaplex and Sunday Riley to some niche inclusions from Function of Beauty and Youth To The People, it’s the optimal retailer to attack its Black Friday sale as it literally has everything. As for the discount, you’re in for a treat as right now you can save a hearty 25% off your entire basket – don’t stick around, get shopping.
Sephora has arrived in the UK and we couldn’t be happier. The retailer is going big on the Black Friday deals too. And when we say big, we mean up to half price on a host of skincare and makeup classics – hello, 35% off Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm.
But the highlight here has to be the host of recently reduced beauty advent calendars, including Aurelia London’s probiotic-powered collection.
This is a big one. Right now, there’s 30% off (almost) the entire Urban Decay site, including those famously perfect Naked eyeshadow palettes and the legendary All Nighter Setting Spray. The only question is, who you buying for?
If you’re one of those people using Black Friday to grab some luxe items that are regularly too spenny, we have to pull your attention to the crème de la crème: Medik8. If you’re an experienced shopper, you’ll know that the Crystal Retinal is one to grab if you’re looking for smoother, brighter skin. Or, if you’re a newbie, why not start off with the Advanced Night Restore cream with a delightful 30% snipped off the price tag?
REFY has quickly become a brand that has found its way into many makeup bags, so we couldn’t be more excited to share that it has jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon for the third year running. REFY is our go-to brand for sculpting out bushy brows and showing off sun-kissed, glossy skin – so if you want to get your hands on the viral Lip Sculpt or Brow Pencil, then make good use of this sale. Trust us, it’s rare.
Struggling with your skin? It’s Dr. Sam Bunting you need to listen to. One of our most-trusted skin experts, Sam also has her very own line – and this Black Friday, you can bag a free gift when you spend over £60. Our advice? Head straight for the excellent-value Flawless Collection, which is essentially a complete derm-approved routine for tricky skin types.
Lookfantastic has some brilliant offers this Black Friday – but that probably won’t surprise you. The extravaganza is well and truly underway with daily flash offers, including 35% off Eve Lom (fancy!) and 40% off everyone’s spa favourite ESPA – yes, including those legendary candles.
Now the big week is finally here, Lookfantastic is upping its game with 50% off so many brands like Grow Gorgeous, Clinique and even Giorgio Armani. Mega.
Glossier’s Black Friday sale is one worth getting up early for. This year, the brand is taking part in a 20% off everything sale, with the discount increasing to 30% (yes, that’s THIRTY) once you hit an £85 threshold. If your heart just skipped a beat, brace yourself as the discounts are live now. So that’ll be the entire Cloud Paint collection in your basket, will it?
The Body Shop
If you’re one of those organised people who does all of their Christmas shopping pre-December, The Body Shop’s Black Friday sale should be your first stop. This year, it’s offering 25% off everything until 28th November and 50% off its Black Friday collections, including bestsellers like the Drops of Youth bundle.
We’ve long been in love with this results-driven probiotic skincare brand, and Black Friday is absolutely the time to stock up. Incredibly, Aurelia London is currently offering 40% off sitewide with the code AURELIABF. If you’re new to the brand, head straight for the product that started it all, the Probiotic Concentrate.
Everyone’s favourite aromatherapy brand has kick-started the shopping extravaganza with a ridiculously generous set of deals (we’ve spotted skincare at an unbelievable 70% off).
Surprisingly, this offer includes the Atomiser, which we’re fairly certain is the chicest oil diffuser on the planet. Water free and beautifully designed, it’s the best way to fill your home with the brand’s famously calming De-Stress essential oil blend – and right now, it’s 30% off.
Glam queen Charlotte Tilbury doesn’t do anything by halves, Black Friday included. This year, she is treating us to 40% off selected sets, and some very generous free gifts once you spend £80 or more.
Another genuinely great beauty offer has arrived, courtesy of Kiehl’s. Up until November 30, you’ll be able to snip 25% off your entire basket on the site, increasing to 30% once you’ve bought two or more products (easy!). There’s no better time to get your hands on cult favourites like the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and if you’re a reward member you’ll be treated to a free gift when you spend over £70 – just use the code: LOYALTY.
Ok, Tan-Luxe has once again announced a Black Friday sale to eclipse all others. Until November 30, you can take FIFTY per cent off your basket plus a £10 gift card when you spend £20. Our advice? Head straight for the incomparable Super Glow Serum, which blends hydrating hyaluronic acid with a touch of gradual tan.
Sculpted by Aimee
Sculpted by Aimee is one of our favourite makeup brands out there (see our go-to products here). Instead of Black Friday it’s having a very on brand ‘Pink Friday’ where you can take advantage of a generous 30% off sitewide for 6pm on the 24th to midnight on the 26th.
Another one of our all-time favourite brands, this time for skincare. Dr Jart is offering 25% off its entire website and free shipping and 30% off its best sellers. We’ve put some of our favourites below, but its Ceramidin Cream should be the first thing in your basket.
Some of the best Black Friday makeup deals are coming from Illamasqua this year. There’s now a massive up to 50% off everything and we’ll race you to the incomparable Skin Base foundation which is the star of today’s flash sale at 40% off. Like that wasn’t enough, you can also get up to three free gifts when you spend over £55.
Dreamy aromatherapy brand Neom is really delivering the goods this year, dropping a duo of extremely limited-edition beauty boxes specially for the occasion. Can’t wait until Friday? Spend £40 on the site now and the brand will slip a free reed diffuser into your parcel with the code MAGIC. Truly magical.
Everyone’s favourite spa brand is taking up to 50% off *everything* until 1 December including on its Christmas collection. Some of our go-to’s are the Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Hand Cream and Restful Night Cream.
Everyone’s favourite straight-talking skincare expert is taking 20% off a selection of products right now plus you’ll get a free full-size BHA. We’ll be stockpiling the iconic Skin Perfecting Liquid Exfoliant.
The brand behind everyone’s go-to blusher is spoiling us this Black Friday. By adding the code CYBER at checkout, you can get 20% off everything which increases to 25% when you spend over £80, and if your basket comes to over £100, you’ll unlock a 30% discount.
MAC’s special Black Friday collection is bound to drag you out of a make-up rut. Worth more than twice the £50 price tag, it contains seven iconic products including the viral new Macstack mascara and the glow-giving Prep + Prime Fix setting spray.
What’s more there’s up to 50% off best-sellers and long-loved icons in the brand’s very generous sale.
GHD’s Black Friday sale is the first place you should head if your tools are starting to sound a little creaky. Take 22% off all the icons, from the Air hairdryer and the Original IV Straightener to the sell-out Glide hot brush (yes, really). Plus, with the code GHDXBF you’ll get a free ghd bodyguard heat protecting spray worth nearly £20. Now that’s a good deal.
It goes without saying that Asos is a Black Friday treasure trove, but you’re bound to get lost in those endless pages of product. Side-step the average deals and head straight for the beauty big hitters. This year, we’ve spotted half price off hair tools like BaByliss hair straighteners, Huda Beauty #BOMBBROWS and a 30% discount on TikTok viral and makeup artist approved Embryolisse creme moisturiser. You’re welcome.
Isle of Paradise
Isle of Paradise’s Black Friday offer is, frankly, excellent. Everything is half price, including the hugely popular Self-Tanning Drops plus there’s a free gift everyday with each order. Oh, and there’s complimentary delivery thrown in too for orders over £25, no biggie.
If luxury haircare is your jam but matching prices isn’t then now’s the time to replenish your Christophe Robin products. There’s 40% off a selection of shampoos, conditioners and hair masks as well as discounts across the board.
We’d like to draw your attention to the Hydrating Leave-In Cream with Aloe Vera which rehydrates thirsty strands and currently has 35% off, and the Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt which can be snapped up with nearly a third off the price.
Speaking of luxury, 111Skin is used by celebrities and makeup artists the world over and it’s currently got some big savings for Black Friday. If you spend £150, you can take 15% off the value of your basket, 20% off £250 and nearly a third off if you spend £500.
The Cryo-Depuffing and Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Masks are what shot this brand to fame, but we also love the Y Theorem Day Cream to quench parched skin.
Our favourite eco haircare line is really treating us this year, taking 25% off everything sitewide as well as throwing in free delivery and two minis with every order. Give your strands an extra boost of hydration with the Nutriplenish Deep Moisture mask or stock up on planet friendly essential with the Shampure Nurturing shampoo bar.
Escentual isn’t messing around when it comes to Black Friday reductions. From now, you can save 25% on a host of products, namely big-brand fragrances, designer make-up, and a few dermatologist-approved skincare brands.
Good news for all those loyal Ginzing fans: there are plenty of brilliant deals going on over at Origins this year.
Take 25% off everything sitewide, no code necessary, but if you want to make the most of all the offers, add SELFCARE for orders of £45 or more for a self care kit full of minis, or GINGER for £65 plus for a limited edition candle. And if you spend over £35, you’ll be able to pick three samples at checkout.
The stand-out deal is this amazing value Black Friday set, which costs just £42 and contains five full-size, fan-favourite formulas, together worth £139.
If you haven’t got yourself a Foreo gadget yet, Black Friday is the time. This year you can save up to half price on all its gadgets including the bestselling (and game-changing) LED-powered UFO 2 and its accompanying masks.
If you covet your Touche Eclat or have fallen in love with Black Opium then make the most of YSL Beauty’s generous Black Friday offers. Rather than reducing each individual item, a discount will be applied at checkout depending on the value of your basket.
The offers this year are 25% off all orders with a free Tatouage liquid lipstick over £85 which rises to 30% off and a free full size and mini lippie as well as a pouch when you spend £120 or more.
There’s a pleasing 35% reduction on Clinique’s supersizes right now. And that’s not all: gift sets are half price, and you’ll get a free set of minis once you’ve spent £55.
Everyone’s favourite go-to for the ultimate beauty dupe – Miracle Cream anyone? – is taking up to 50% off all its kits, bundles, makeup palettes and more but the standout has to be the 25 day advent calendar which is worth nearly £100 but is currently available for just £32.
In true L’Occitane fashion, there’s a slight eco-twist to the traditional Black Friday motif this year. From 24 November, there will be 20% off all full price products but for each hand cream that’s sold until 27 November, it’ll donate £1 to the Woodland Trust to support tree planting in the UK. We’d say that makes this as good a time as any to stock up on hand cream for the winter.
British organic and natural beauty brand Olivanna is all about harnessing the power of plants in its luxury skincare, and from 23 until 27 November, you can take advantage of 25% off its products sitewide. And for MyOlivanna, the counterpart for younger skin, that discount goes up to 30%, although if gift sets are on your radar, know that these aren’t part of the brand’s Black Friday this year.
Percy & Reed
To get your hair in tip top form for the festive season and beyond, Percy & Reed has you covered with 30% off almost everything – you won’t find this discount on sale, bundles or sets, although the Black Friday gift set saves over 40% and includes three full-size bestsellers. You can also nab half price off the Supersize Wonder Balm. You can thank us later.
What is Black Friday?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you likely know the answer to this. In short, it’s the greatest shopping day of the year, where all your favourite brands and retailers slash prices across the board, just in time for Christmas.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday always arrives the day after Thanksgiving in the States: this year, it falls on Friday November 25. Set that calendar alert now.
How to bag the best Black Friday beauty deals
There’s something about a giant sale that makes us all lose our heads just a little. Be honest: how many times have you been seduced by a healthy reduction, only to come away with a haul of too-small shoes or not-quite-right lipstick shades. We know you’ve got at-least one dress in your wardrobe with the tags still sadly swinging from the label.
So, this year, it’s time to shop smarter – and success depends on preparation. Make a list of the things you really need (or really want), and stay laser-focused on locating those items. Do not be distracted by that nude eyeshadow palette (we know you’ve already got at-least seven).
Of course, Black Friday is the best day to save big on those spenny items that you can’t justify at full price: think hair tools, skin tech devices, and luxury fragrance.