Where to get the best deals on foundation, mascara, lipstick and more
Black Friday 2017 is fast approaching, 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 and Black Friday designer 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.
This holy grail blusher is finally on offer and you can bet your britches it’s going to sell out. Get it quick, it’s been marked down from £24 to £21.30.
Blending and contouring was never easier with this serious beauty equipment. Designed by Vanity Planet, it’s now all available for £44.80.
Why have one blusher when you can have two? Illamasqua’s Black Friday deals have been making our life and you can now get half off these rosy tones.
Originally priced at £7, Cult Beauty is offering a 15% and 20% discount if you spend over £20 and £200 respectively. If you snag the 15% discount it’s £5.98, with the 20% discount, it’s £5.6.
If you adore Charlotte Tilbury as much as we do, now’s the time to stock up. This gorgeous luxe makeup set is loved by the likes of Pixiwoo and includes a scarlet Love Bite Lipstick, Legendary Lashes Mascara, Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds and Feline Flick Eyeliner in Panther. It’s now available for £109, down from £139.
With this Makeup Revolution beauty advent calendar, waiting for Christmas was never so difficult. With 25 full sized products including blush palettes, bronzers, lip lacquers and eyeshadow palettes galore, there’s loads to crack open and it’s all going 50% off at Superdrug for just £60.
From shimmery highlights to the deepest black, this makeup palette from Urban Decay is all you’ll need to perfect your sultry smoky eye. This palette and Naked 1-3 are going for 16% off during the Debenhams Black Friday sale (hooray!) and you can snag this one £32.91.
These brushes look like they walked right out of the enchanted castle in Beauty and the Beast and straight into your makeup pot. With a metallic green handle and rose-red bristles, they’re available 27% off at Beauty Bay for £36.
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If you’re serious about your earthy eyeshadow tones, then you won’t have to look much further than this extravagant Morphe palette. Featuring 35 different deeply pigmented shades from a autumn-friendly ochre to smoky blacks and a champagne for a dash of highlight, it’s an all matte version of one of their best-selling palettes. (Which, by the way, has unfortunately sold out in the BF sale so you’re going to need to jump in on this soon.) JUST THINK OF ALL THE COLOUR COMBINATIONS. I can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail.
You’ll now be able to snag it for £20.70 with free delivery. It’s limited to one per person, sorry to those hoping to buy in bulk.
Life’s boring without colour and this rainbow palette will definitely bring a ray of sunshine to any day. Whether you want to play with toned down neutral look or go for an on-trend smoky red shadow, you’ll be spoilt for choice with 35 different matte shades to choose from.
Like the Nature Glow palette, it’s now dropped to £20.70 with free shipping included.
Get ready to serve face with this contour and highlight palette, which will have you beamed and baked in no time flat. With nine different shades for you to play around with, it’s small enough to fit into a purse and combines both matte and shimmery tones depending on what kind of mood you’re in.
It’s now £20.70 (10% off) and you’ll be able to buy two per person with free delivery.
Lemme upgrade ya – Boots is offering discounts across a number of luxury makeup brands during their Black Friday sale and now’s the time to stock up. We’re particularly taken with this YSL mascara set which includes a full size mascara, mini eye liner and travel-sized make up remover – we can attest that it’s absolutely incredible and it’s going for £20.40, so 20% off.
Amazon’s kicked things Black Friday 2017 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.
If your make-up brushes are looking a little ragged, you’re just in time for an upgrade. Beau Belle Brushes has an online Black Friday deal lined up that’ll snag you 50% off all the products on their website, including the limited edition ten piece make-up brush pot above which will be marked down to £29.98. If you’re really serious about your make-up, there’s also a 36 piece Monochrome Make-Up Brush Set going for just £19.98…Just remember to input the promotional code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to activate the discount.
If you wear eyeshadow pretty regularly, these highly pigmented pans from Ilamasqua are worth every penny. Originally priced at £40, lookfantastic is offering them for 30% off – meaning you’ll be able to snag all three for £28.
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.
When is Black Friday 2017?
Black Friday 2017 falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here in 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 makeup. Perfect if you want to buy gifts or update your look for party season.
Black Friday Makeup deals
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. Now typically, beauty isn’t reduced by much more than 20%, but you know what they say, it’s better than nothing.
Since we know there are a few MAC diehards out there (guilty), we’ve actually put together a little page specifically for the best MAC makeup deals coming to you this Black Friday.
Black Friday foundation deals
Finding the best foundation for your skin type can be tricky (especially for those of you looking for the best foundation for pale skin), so first off, you need to follow our guide to find the best one for you, before you even think of buying one during Black Friday, as once it’s open, you can’t return it.
First things first, think about what texture and finish you prefer. The best powder foundations will give you a matte finish and is great for oily skin types. Liquid, on the other hand, can create a matte or dewy finish, while creams and mousses will literally make light bounce off your skin. Not sure which one you need? This foundation quiz will match you to the best one for you.
Once you know which shade you want, you can do the fun bit: buying it. There are plenty of Black Friday beauty deals to take advantage of. For starters, Fabled by Marie Claire will offer deals on site and you’ll want to keep an eye out.
Other stores like Boots, Superdrug, House of Fraser and Debenhams, which all have great selections of branded makeup, also have discounts in store and online, so if yours is out of stock in one of them, it’s worth shopping around.
Black Friday lipstick deals
First of all, it comes down to picking the right shade for you. The secret is to find one that completely works with your colouring. Which is basically everything, from the undertones of your skin, to your hair and eye colour. So, blue-toned reds look cooler, whilst poppy orangey reds are warmer etc. It’s worth getting colour matched in store (Boots No7 do it well) and holding off to buy your lipstick during Black Friday.
Autumn/winter, and specifically party season, is the right time to rock a bold lip, whether you’re opting for a scarlet pout or for a darker berry shade – though that said, there’s always room in your beauty bag for the perfect nude lippie.
Black Friday mascara deals
The search for the perfect mascara is not an easy one, because it entirely depends on what you want it to do. Do you want longer lashes, more volume, more curl? Do you want lashes to look natural or more dramatic, like false lashes? And what shade do you want? Because there is such a thing as blacker black. Plus, there’s the brush to consider too, depending on your preference.
We’ve curated the perfect edit of the best Black Friday deals on mascaras below.
Black Friday eyeshadow deals
Eyeshadow palettes can be expensive, but if you invest in a good quality one, think Charlotte Tilbury or Urban Decay, then you won’t need anything else, and you just can’t beat it to create the ultimate smoky eye.
There are plenty of great deals on beauty sets around, so snap one up now.
Black Friday blush and bronzer deals
Whether you’re more of a rosy cheek or bronzed kind of girl, there’s a blush or bronzer out there for you, on offer courtesy of Black Friday. A pink blush suits most skin tones and will make blue eyes pop, though a more coral or red blush will suit darker skin tones beautifully.
And nothing beats bronzer to add that little ‘I’ve just been on holiday’ glow, especially if it includes a gold shimmer.
From Nars to Mac, shop the best Black Friday blush and bronzer deals below.