Beauty retailers are still holding out on revealing their biggest savings to expect on Black Friday, but we did some research to help you hone in on what you really want to splurge on this season. Here’s what we know so far:
No preview deals have been made available, but Sephora currently has an up to 20% off sale in store and online using the code YAYHOLIDAY until November 15th for Beauty Insiders, VIB, and Rouge members–sign up is free and you’ll receive year-round access to sales, specials, gifts, and more. Shoppers looking for the perfect presents will find the under-$20 holiday gift section especially helpful (easy to find via the front page), and Sephora Collection products are currently 30% off.
Like Sephora, Ulta has chosen to take the route of secrecy while also providing a great way to stay up-to-the-minute when you sign up for their mailing list. They’re offering free shipping on all orders over $35, plus they’ve already dropped their holiday gift sets so you can start saving right away. Keep reading to see one of our top picks from the 2021 seasonal offerings below.
This UK-based apothecary has everthing you need to build a natural, organic health and beauty collection, and their new US site is piling up Black Friday deals so those of us on this side of the pond can enjoy, too! Some discounts you can expect (and a handful already live) include:
Plus from November 25th to 30th, save an extra 10% off when you buy 4 or more products. Another bonus? For every product purchased over Black Friday weekend, they’ll protect a square meter of rainforest so you can buy with a clear conscience.
E.l.f. is already a low-priced, high-quality maker of products beloved by nearly anyone invested in beauty. For Black Friday, Beauty Squad members receive 40% off when they spend $30 or more. Non-members will still save 25% off when they spend the same, and there are convenient pricing categories like “Under $5” and “Under $10” that will help you sort through the customer favorites so you can get the most value for your money.
Black Friday deals are coming at Dermstore, but you’ll need to sign up for their mailing list to receive the full scoop to come. From November 20th to 29th, you’ll save up to 30% off favorite brands like Caudalie, Elizabeth Arden, Kate Somerville, and more, and you can get a jump start by checking out what’s hot in their Holiday Shop.
The classic skincare brand is already ramping up the holiday deals with discounts on exclusive gift sets like the Thirty, Flirty, and Smoothing bundle that features Niacinamide and Retinol-containing products to help you get the most youthful face possible. Look for yourself to see what else is up for grabs while there’s a site wide 25% off sale.
Last year saw Glossier offering 25% of their coveted beauty must-haves, but we’re still waiting to see exactly what they’ll offer when the day after Thanksgiving rolls around this year. Until then, check out their limited edition holiday kits to see what kind of bundles will help you save big when it’s time to re-up on your favorite shades of Cloud Paint and Boy Brow.
Sign in or sign up for a Lancôme account to make sure you’re ready for their Black Friday event during which you can save 50% on select products and up to 30% off everything else.
One star example is the Définicils High Definition Mascara, a long-runnign staple of the company’s that will make your lashes look twice the length and lusciously full, on sale for just $14–cheaper than some drugstore options! Another markdown is the company’s famed Absolue Revitalizing & Brightening Rich Cream, a supple skin treatment that helps erase the dark spots that can come with age and firm the skin for a youthful glow, marked down from $222 to $166.50.
Below we’ve listed a handful of our favorite current deals, and make sure to check back as we update this article and more to bring you the most up-to-date information concerning Black Friday sales.
Curly girls will rejoice over the steep discount on this set. The products you’ll receive in this bundle for nearly half off are the 3-in-1 BB Curl conditioner, moisturizing shampoo, defining cream, and reactivator, which brings droopy spirals back to life.
Allow me to break the fourth wall here and speak plainly: This stuff will change your life.
I’ve been using Cils Booster since 2006 when I worked at a Clinique counter as a salesperson, and I could not contain myself from raving about Lancôme lash products even at the detriment of my career. The Cils Booster immediately doubles your lash volume, stretches them to the sky, and provides a long-term boost in growth and softness that leaves your lashes longer even when you skip the mascara.
Another trick I’ve never seen mentioned is how Cils Booster also works as a great eyebrow tamer on light-colored brows like mine! I fill them in with a touch of powder, then comb through the teensiest amount of the Booster to help fluff them up and keep them in place all day for that “laminated” brow effect. Just make sure you comb through evenly to avoid any clumps!
Cologne is a classic gifting choice, so why not let the receiver experience a huge variety of fragrances with this “festival” box that includes scents from Versace, John Varvatos, Clinique, and more for under $20.
E.l.f. primers are one of the best in beauty, and at under $10, they’re a steal. Add the Poreless version or any other to your basket along with a handful of other staples to reach the $30 threshhold and you’ll automatically receive 40% off your order when you’re signed up as a Beauty Squad member–see above for more info.