How to find the best beauty deals online
Black Friday 2017 is almost here, and as ever, we predict it to be the biggest online shopping weekend of the year in the UK. And with just 3 days to navigate those jaw-dropping Black Friday clothing sale deals (just in time for Christmas), we thought we’d make life that little bit easier for you with our guide to the best destinations for beauty bargains.
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Want Cara Delevingne-like eyebrows? This is the kit you need.
Get one product free with this deal which is great if you want to stock up.
Mio is great if you’re after a brand that has gentle products that won’t strip your skin.
Help your hair grow that little bit faster with this amazing hair serum.
Black Friday Beauty Deals 2017: Over 50% off Oral-B GENIUS 9000 Black Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun
This is just a cracking deal if you’re after a dentist-approved electric toothbrush.
Relax in style with this luxury candle that will literally make you happy.
These are Origins’ best-selling products so stock up while you can, at that price it would be rude not to.
The ultimate beauty gift set is now 10% off, might as well treat yourself while you’re at it.
Forget chocolates, beauty advent calendars are where it’s at. This Clarins one includes skincare, makeup and a cute candle.
We love this French skincare brand, and this set includes lovely bodycare products.
Pucker up. As one of the best lip balm deals this Black Friday, we’re super into this set from Caudalie which comes in different shades (plus, it’s free from parabens and other yucky stuff).
This iconic YSL fragrance is now available for half off at Debenhams (along with a huge range of other YSL, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Dior perfumes). With rose, aldehydes, oakmoss and vetiver notes, it’s been marked down from £63 down to £31.50.
Few cleansers are as good as this Eve Lom one, and seeing as it’s discounted it would be a shame not to stock up.
Was £85 Buy Now £68
If you want to get rid of those pesky spots for good, this three step Clinique set will sort you right out. Originally priced at £25, it’s now 15% off at Debenhams and going for £21.25.
This toothbrush is normally £299, and it’s been reduced to £90, which is a pretty hefty discount. The minimal style can be charge by usb, which is great for travel.
Although there are plenty of bargains in the Eyeko Black Friday sale, our pick is the Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, £11.20, was £16. This is so good it’s got Alexa Chung’s seal of approval, so there’s no excuse really.
Made famous by Natalie Portman’s dreamy Parisian adverts, this delicate floral fragrance is now 10% off at Boots. With undertones of peony and fruity accents, it’s now available for £53.55.
You’ve seen all the big beauty vloggers and influencers using these brushes and now it’s your turn. Beauty Bay are offering 10% off an entire pot of Morphe brushes which come in a chic black and white striped travel case, with handles and bristles to match. It’s a favourite with professional makeup artists and has everything from a liner through to blending brushes, so you’ll never have to reach for another tool again.
It’s available for £22.50 down from £25 and plus, Beauty Bay’s offering free UK next day delivery on all Morphe products so you won’t have to wait till Christmas to bust these open. (Heads up: you can only get two of these per person.)
Looking for some effortless beachy waves? The classic curl tong is one of ghd’s most beloved stylers and we’ve actually featured it in our roundup of the best curling wands to keep you looking effortless this party season. Combining their groundbreaking ceramic and sensor technology which keep the curlers heated at a steady 185°C, it’s great if you’re looking for medium sized curls as it’s got a 26mm barrel.
It’s now available for £100, down from £120 over on their website.
We’ve previously described this straightener as one of the best hair straighteners for curly hair. With a wider (and snazzier) plate than the usual straighteners, it’s designed specifically for thick, curly hair that seems nearly impossible to straighten and works miracles. Once you’re done, you can just pop it in the protective plate guard and it’s a great travel buddy as it has universal voltage capabilities too.
It’s now available for £115, down from £135.
With this professional-grade hair dryer, you’ll never have to rush out the door with wet hair again. There’s some serious horsepower here since it boasts a 2100W motor and claims to give you ‘a smooth salon-style finish in half the time’. We’ve featured it before in our edit of our favourite hair dryers and we’ve got a little tip: the wide nozzle is key to precise styling and if you point it downwards, it’ll help straighten your hair if you don’t have time to reach for a straightener.
It’s now available for £79, down from £99.
Keep your hair looking shiny and healthy with this heat protect spray, which will guard it against any heat-related damage. Spray it on either wet or dry hair and remember to give your hair a good brush to evenly distribute the product before getting to work.
It’s now available for £9.07, down from £12.95.
If the adorable ladybird bottle on this Marc Jacobs fragrance doesn’t win you over, its jasmine vanilla scent definitely will. Available for 40% off at Boots, it’s now going for £31.20 down from £52.
If it’s time to put your old hair dryer out to pasture, this salon-grade hair dryer from BaByliss is a great shout if you need a new one. Priced originally at £80, it’s now going for 20% off at £64.
Amazon’s kicked things Black Friday off early by offering 40% off their beauty advent calendar. While it was originally priced at £50, you’ll now be able to get it for just £30. It’s almost a silly how great the value for money is here since if you do all the maths on how much each product costs individually, it comes to an eye-watering £185.
Want to beat the Black Friday rush? Urban Outfitters is actually going to be having a pre-Black Friday sale on Wednesday, 22 November for just 24 hours where you’ll be able to score 40% off selected products. If you’re a UO Rewards member, you’ll also be eligible for free shipping.
UO’s also getting involved with the main shopping holiday and will be back with deals in full force from 23-26 November, with up to 50% off specific lines. The offer runs until midnight on the Sunday and shipping costs are going to drop to just £1, so now’s the time to buy that massive coat you’ve been dreaming of. On Cyber Monday, 27 November, they’ll also be offering 20% off select lines.
Between 16-19 November, Clarins is offering free shipping on everything on their site – meaning you’ll be able to shave a few quid off your Christmas shopping. Their Christmas beauty gift set is one of our favourites up on the site at the moment, offering twelve of their products for just £60.
If you’re looking for pin-straight hair, this BaByliss straightener is going for just £35 over at House of Fraser. Originally priced at £45, it’s now 23% off and with twelve different temperature settings and a super fast heat-up time, you won’t regret buying it.
The dry winter weather is going to take its toll, so it’s time to step up your skincare game. This Kocostar foot moisture pack is half off – yeah, your feet need some TLC too.
When is Black Friday 2017?
Black Friday falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here the UK, Black Friday 2017 will fall on 24th November (which is a Friday) so you still have time to bookmark the shops you want to visit and pick out the deals you’re going to go after.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various retailers. We’re talking loads of £££ off skincare, makeup and beauty sets. Perfect if you want to buy gifts or update your wardrobe for party season.
Most of those deals will be available both in store and online, depending on where you prefer to shop, though there are usually more deals online, including flash promotions.
Is Black Friday any good for beauty?
Don’t make the mistake of thinking Black Friday is only good if you want to bag yourself a new TV or laptop. A host of retailers slash their prices across everything from fashion to beauty. Yes, beauty. And the beauty of it is that it’s well worth stocking up on your favourite products for the year ahead, because as long as you don’t open them, they can last ages, and even if you do, most beauty products have a shelf life of at least six months (though three for eye cream or mascara).
Black Friday Beauty Deals
Helloooo, gorgeous. The deals have started flooding in for everything from salon-grade straighteners to pots of skincare gold – and we’re here for it. With retailers like lookfantastic, House of Fraser and more joining the Black Friday festivities, it’s time to start crossing a few products off your beauty wish list.
From top of the line curling tongs from ghd to luxury designer fragrances, we’ve got the skinny on everything going on and curated it all in a handy little list – so you don’t have to do the digging. Beyond the big name brands, we’ll also be including our favourite indie up-and-comers you never knew you needed in your life. Yasss girls, get ready to serve some serious face.
Black Friday skincare deals
Our amazing beauty store Fabled by Marie Claire will be offering deals across the site, so keep an eye out. Whether you’re a fan of Bobbi Brown, Clinique or Estée Lauder, you’ll be able to nab yourself a sweet discount on your favourite beauty items. Score!
Lots of skincare brands tend to offer a blanket 20% (or other percentage) off their site too, so you can stock up your favourite products. Last time, Elemental Herbology, Origins, SkinCeuticals and Clarins took part, to name just a few.
Black Friday makeup deals
Bobbi Brown, Glo-Minerals, BareMinerals, YSL Beauty and slashed their prices last Black Friday, so you can expect them to do something similar this year too. Whether you’re after eyeliner, lipstick or foundation, there will be plenty of choice with our guide to Black Friday makeup deals.
Given that MAC slashed their prices a lot for the shopping holiday last year, we’ve actually put together a little guide to the best MAC makeup deals so keep an eye out.
Black Friday fragrance deals
The likes of Boots and Debenhams will offer discounts both online and in-store across a range of products, including fragrances. We all know fragrances aren’t cheap, so if you can get them at a reduced cost, all the better. Then brands like YSL will also have their own discounts, so keep an eye out.
Black Friday beauty gift set deals
If you’re not one of those people who’ve done all their Christmas shopping by September (who is?!), then this is the best time to get gift sets for Christmas. Brands like Origins, Estee Lauder and Benefit will reduce the price on selected sets, worth it as even full price, it’s cheaper than buying products separately.
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Then, as mentioned above, the likes of Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams, House of Fraser and more will also reduce their beauty offerings, which is better if you’re not quite sure what set you’re after yet, seeing as they will have more choice across more brands.
Black Friday electrical deals
Last Black Friday, ghd offered £20 off straighteners and other products, so if you’re thinking of investing in a pair, it would be rude not to take advantage of it.
Amazon will be a great place to find deals on electric toothbrushes, hairdryers, epilators and other essentials.
And as mentioned before, stores like Boots and Debenhams, who stock anything from epilators to IPL machines, hairdryers and electric shavers, will also offer some seriously good deals. That’s everyone’s Christmas gift sorted then!
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Is it best to shop Black Friday online or in-store?
To be honest, the deals tend to be the same both online and in-store, but if you’d like to save yourself the aggro of waiting in line for stores to open and battling it out with other customers on the shop floor, then online is the way forward. Plus, some deals will start at midnight, so you’ll actually be able to do some shopping earlier.