Whether you’re buying gifts for family and friends or treats for yourself, Black Friday sales are the perfect time to stock up on some of the industry’s best formulas. The deals seem to get more irresistible every year, and 2019 has outdone its predecessors with an assortment of limited-time-only offerings — plus perks like free shipping and even full-size gifts with purchase.
While it can be challenging to choose from all the options, here, we’ve rounded up 20 of the most promising beauty sales for Black Friday. From IT Cosmetics’s® multitasking CC+® Cream and bareMinerals’s® ultimate lip gloss set, to Algenist’s® 5-star miracle serum and TOCCA’s® luxurious hand cream quintet, read on to discover some of the brands and formulas that are worth cashing in on as of November 29, if not sooner.
The brand: Glow Recipe®
The deal: Free shipping, plus free deluxe Blueberry Bounce® Cleanser (15ml) on any order over $10 and free shipping, plus free Watermelon Sleeping Mask (30ml) on any order over $80
Why it’s worth it: Glow Recipe is so much more than an Instagram feed-friendly brand (though it is that, too!). The playful packages are stuffed with powerful ingredients like fruit enzymes and plant extracts to deliver radiant skin. If you’ve never tried a product from Glow Recipe, snag a jar of the lightweight, hyaluronic acid-fueled Watermelon Sleeping Mask with your purchase over $80 – it’s won beauty awards for its ability to exfoliate and hydrate skin while you snooze. There are also special sets for easy holiday gifting.
Shop: Nov 28 (12 p.m. EST) – Nov 30 (11:59 p.m. EST); GlowRecipe.com
The brand: Kevyn Aucoin®
The deal: Get 25 percent off your order and receive a free ExotiqueTM; Diamond Eye Gloss in Galaxy when you spend $75
Why it’s worth it: This luxurious makeup artist brand is celebrated for its products’ rich pigment, silky powders, and flattering hues. We’re particularly fond of the Sensual Skin Enhancer ($48), an iconic full-coverage concealer that can hide even the purplest of dark circles; and The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil ($25), the perfect pick for overlining to exaggerate a plump pout.
Shop: Nov. 29
The brand: IT Cosmetics
The deal: 20 percent off all orders, plus free primer and mascara samples with purchase on orders over $50, using code “THANKFUL”
Why it’s worth it: This brand is celebrated for its formulas, all of which — whether they’re makeup or skincare — are developed with powerful skincare ingredients like ceramides, alpha-hydroxy acids, and more. Plus, the cosmetics come in a wide range of formulas and shades to ensure that beauty lovers of all skin tones look flawless. Try the brand’s best-selling CC+ Illumination Cream with SPF 50+ ($39), which functions like a lightweight foundation, anti-aging serum, highlighter, and sunscreen in one.
Shop: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1; ITCosmetics.com
The brand: Algenist
Why it’s worth it: The star ingredient in Algenist’s skincare products is alguronic acid, a patented, proprietary blend of algae extracts that are designed to deliver powerful anti-aging benefits. Need shopping inspiration? Check out the Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum ($95) and Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer ($94), which are fan favorites.
The brand: Stila® Cosmetics
The deal: 35 percent off sitewide, plus free shipping on orders $50 and up, with code “BF35”
Why it’s worth it: Stila Cosmetics is known for making fuss-proof, longwearing formulas that last from your morning commute well through happy hour. We suggest scooping up a no-budge Suede ShadeTM; Liquid Eye Shadow ($24; we’re currently loving the versatile mauve Sassy shade) for yourself, and this set of lip glosses ($60) for another boss lady in your life.
Shop: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1; StilaCosmetics.com
The brand: OSEA®
Why it’s worth it: Non-toxic beauty lovers are hooked on OSEA’s clean, cruelty-free skincare line; the formulas are loaded with nourishing organic seaweed to deliver a serious glow to skin. The freebies included in the deal (the super hydrating Hyaluronic Sea Serum and Anti-Aging Body Balm) are among the ocean-powered brand’s bestsellers — experiment with them yourself when you purchase one of OSEA’s starter sets this Black Friday.
Shop: Nov. 28 – Dec. 2; OSEAMalibu.com
The brand: The Beachwaver Co.®
The deal: 30 percent off all orders with code “BlackFriday30”
Why it’s worth it: Let 2020 be the year you start regularly styling your hair! The Beachwaver® takes the guesswork — along with a lot of time and uncomfortable maneuvering — out of adding curls, waves, and more texture to your strands. Plus, the brand doesn’t only make hot tools — it also recently released a haircare line. Add the Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hairspray ($28) and Second Chance Dry Shampoo ($26) into your cart to make sure you have all the things you need to create a hair masterpiece.
Shop: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1; Beachwaver.com
The brand: bareMinerals
The deal: 25 percent off all orders with code “ITSON”
Why it’s worth it: bareMinerals is celebrated for its lightweight, breathable formulas that buff and blend seamlessly into skin. We’re currently loving the limited-edition Fabulous Four Set ($39), which includes four full-size clean makeup essentials (lipstick, blush, mascara, and finishing powder) that flatter a wide range of skin tones.
Shop: Nov. 25 – 30; bareMinerals.com, and bareMinerals boutiques
The brand: TOCCA
The deal: 35 percent off all orders with code “FESTIVE35”
Why it’s worth it: In addition to smelling divine, TOCCA fragrances and home goods look incredibly chic — making the products perfect gifts for a teacher, co-worker, or hostess. We’re fond of the brand’s moisturizing hand creams, which are available as a trio ($22) and a quintet ($36).
Shop: Nov. 25 – Dec. 2; TOCCA.com
The brand: Drybar®
The deal: 20 percent off products, tools, and kits; plus $10 off blowouts booked on Nov. 29
Why it’s worth it: If you’re going to treat yourself to a blowout, it might as well be while sipping a glass of champagne and watching a feel-good movie. With this Drybar deal, you can make that happen. Take a moment for yourself on Black Friday, either at the salon or by booking a service for an upcoming holiday party, and scoop up a few haircare goodies while you’re at it. If you’re more of a DIY kind of gal, there’s also a party-themed blowout kit ($199) you can snag.
Shop: Nov 21 – Dec 1; All shops and Drybar.com
The brand: Savor Beauty®
The deal: 20 percent off all orders
Why it’s worth it: Each of the products in this natural skincare collection are handmade in Hudson Valley, New York, with certified organic and plant-based ingredients. Detox and polish your skin with the Merry Manuka Kit ($75), which includes a moisturizing face mask and exfoliating lip scrub made with healing manuka honey.
Shop: Nov. 28 – Dec. 1; SavorBeauty.com
The brand: Pai-ShauTM;
The deal: 20 percent off all orders, plus free gift with purchase, with code “BLACKFRIDAY”
Why it’s worth it: At the root of Pai-Shau’s haircare is a signature tea complex designed to protect, repair, exfoliate, nourish, and strengthen strands. This Season's GreeTEAngs Set ($90) includes three of the brand’s bestsellers for bringing even the most damaged hair back to healthy, bouncy life.
Shop: Nov. 27 – 29; Pai-Shau.com
The brand: COOLA®
The deal: 25 percent off orders over $75
Why it’s worth it: There’s no avoiding it: sunscreen should be worn year-round in order to protect skin from harmful environmental rays, which can lead to premature aging, skin pigmentation, or worse. COOLA’s recently-introduced and award-winning Sun Silk DropsTM; ($46) are easy to use and also boast blue light protection to defend you from TV, cellphone, and computer exposure. They’re an everyday essential — and an especially great stocking stuffer or gift for the digital nomad.
Shop: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2; COOLA.com
The brand: PRIORI® Skincare
The deal: 30 percent off all orders with code “BIGDAY30”
Why it’s worth it: PRIORI’s mission is to deliver adaptive skincare to the masses — basically, formulas that adjust daily to your skin’s needs, so it always looks healthy and radiant. Give it a go with one of the brand’s special starter kits, which go on double-duty as the perfect gift for travelers.
Shop: Nov. 29 – Dec. 8; PRIORISkincare.com
The brand: Colorescience®
The deal: 30 percent off all orders, plus Cleansing ClothTM; gift with $100 purchase and additional Mineral CorrectorTM; Palette with $200 purchase and Lasting Beauty Rewards (LBR) bonus points for any purchase made during the sale
Why it’s worth it: Colorescience is another brand that has made sun protection its mission, offering a range of preventative and corrective solutions for preserving and perfecting skin. The brand’s Sun Protection Holiday Duo ($49) has just what you need for looking and feeling radiant (and protected!), whether you’re traveling abroad or just to the office.
The brand: CHI for ULTA Beauty®
The deal: $30 off purchase of the CHI for ULTA Beauty All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron
Why it’s worth it: This festive styling tool will get you in the holiday spirit well before you attend your first seasonal soirée, and leave even the most unruly strands looking sleek and smooth. It also has a one-hour auto-shutoff setting, meaning you or your giftee won’t have to worry about whether you remembered to unplug throughout the day.
Shop: Nov. 29; ULTA.com
The brand: Skin Research Laboratories®
The deal: 25 percent off individual products plus a free neuEFFECT® liquid eyeliner pen ($24 value), 30 percent off all kits, free 3.2ml neuLASH® ($95) with any purchase for first 25 customers and free Beauty On The Go Kit ($98 value) with any purchase for the following 50 customers
Why it’s worth it: If you’ve wanted to try Skin Research Laboratories’s cult-favorite lash-enhancing serum, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity, as the formula is 25 percent off. Alternatively, you can grab it as part of a gift set — the Beauty On The Go Kit in particular contains neuREFLECTION Complexion Perfecting Polish, neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum, and neuBROW Brow Enhancing Serum for those looking to familiarize themselves with the brand.
Shop: Nov. 29; SkinResearchLabs.com
The brand: Take My Face Off®
The deal: 25 percent off all black, white, and red products (includes black and white Mitty Minis, white Makeup Mittys, and Vlada’s Mitty Pouts) on TakeMyFaceOff.com and 20 percent off single Black Mitty Minis and 25% off a five-pack of Black Mitty Minis on Amazon.com.
Why it’s worth it: Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution to be more eco-conscious. Take My Face Off’s cleansing mitt is a gentle, effective, and reusable (and machine-washable!) alternative to disposable face wipes. It’s also a great pick for green beauty-loving giftees.
The brand: Repechage®
The deal: 20 percent off and free shipping on all orders
Why it’s worth it: Dubbed “the original seaweed authority,” Repechage and its formulas center around the inclusion of sustainably grown and harvested seaweed (which is packed with vitamins and minerals) from the pure sea waters off the Brittany Coast of France and the coast of Maine. The brand’s C-Serum® ($59) is a cult favorite: it features a highly concentrated extract of Laminaria Digitata seaweed to help smooth skin and leave it more luminous and hydrated.
Shop: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2; Repechage.com
The brand: Glo Skin Beauty®
The deal: 20 percent off an entire purchase of $100 or more with code “BLACKFRIDAY19”
Why it’s worth it: Glo Skin Beauty offers an entire range of skincare and beauty offerings, from the delectable almond-scented Conditioning Body Butter to lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras, and more. The Encore GlossTM; Trio ($33), a lip set consisting of three office-appropriate neutral-rosy shades, is the perfect token of appreciation for your work wife.
Shop: Nov. 26 – Dec. 1; GloSkinBeauty.com
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