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 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.
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 2016 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.