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Every Black Friday Deal You Need to Know

Every Black Friday Deal You Need to Know

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 Text by: Melissa Borrego

Text by: Melissa Borrego

Makeup lovers, rejoice! We spent days researching the best deals this #BlackFriday season. Not only did we find the best luxury and staple brands, but we’re also including some of our favorite Brown Girl friendly brands. Our comprehensive brown girl’s guide to Black Friday covers every deal you need to know so you spend your money wisely this holiday season. Don’t make the same mistakes as last year! Good luck not going broke after reading this. Let us know in the comment section your favorite deals and let us know if there are any other deals we should include on this list.

 GIF by Jemal Brinson  Photos: Sephora & Jen Christo

GIF by Jemal Brinson

Photos: Sephora & Jen Christo

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Black Opal: Brown girls, let’s celebrate this one. If you’ve been dying to get your hands on Black Opal’s True Color Skin Perfecting Stick foundation and all those other goodies made for brown skin, the time is now. From Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, get 20% off all products on its site! On Cyber Monday, all online products will be 30% off!

Clarisonic: Yas! We’ve all been eyeing the Sonic Foundation Makeup Brush after our auntie Jackie Ania used it in one of her tutorials and it left her foundation flawless. Well, we can’t think of a better time to splurge on this. Only on Nov. 24, all skincare devices will be 30% off! You’ll also get a free gift with purchase, a Lancome Absolue BX Cream!

Cover FX: Those glorious holographic Custom Enhancer Drops are now finally available at a discount price! Starting on Black Friday, through Cyber Monday, all online products will be 25% off with no promo code. On Cyber Monday, there will be 30% off orders of $100 and more.

Deborah Lippmann: For all the nail lovers, you should set your alarm clock for this deal. Starting on Nov. 20 through Nov. 24, all sale items will be 50% off with no promo code needed.

Fifty Two Cosmetics: Looking for some hot new lippies? Be sure to check in on Fifty Two's website on Cyber Monday! All lipsticks will be 50% off! You can't get a better deals than this. 

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Fresh: Who’s ready to get their hands on the Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment? Well...Starting on Nov. 24, through Nov. 25, Fresh is giving away free goodies with purchases online and in stores.

  • Spend $65, and get a free Soy Face Cleanser.

  • Spend $85, and get a free Soy Face Cleanser and a sample of the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask.

  • Spend $100, and get a free 5-piece gift set, including the Soy Face Cleanser, Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Black Tea Infusion, Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm, and a Fresh cosmetic bag.

Georgette Klinger: Calling all coconut lovers! Georgette Klinger is going to be your next holy grail skincare line! In our last product review, our staff fell in love with the refreshing and tropical scent of the Coconut Facial Mist and Coconut Cleansing Milk. Luckily for you, Georgette Klinger will be having 25% off the entire site on Black Friday and through the entire holiday weekend.

Glamglow: Now we all have seen those Instagram worthy before and after videos, so we all know this brand needs no introduction. On Nov. 24 through the holiday weekend, all online products will be 25% off with the code BLACKFRIDAYGLOW. The Black Friday sale excludes items from the “Glow in the Know” section. On Cyber Monday, all products will be 25% off, no exclusions!

H&M: Yasssss! We’ve all been waiting for this one. All beauty products will be 40% off online and in stores, starting on Nov. 14!

Huda Beauty: Say what?! Huda Beauty will have a number of bundles for sale on Black Friday. The sale is exclusive to its website, and one bundle includes a set of three highlighter palettes. The bundle will be on sale for $60 and includes the Summer Solstice palette, Pink Sands palette, and Gold Sands palette. 

Janel Cosmetics: This indie beauty brand absolutely slayed in our first Slay it or Skip it product review and we’ve been using their liquid blush in every shoot to date, including our Fall 2017 lookbook. Don’t forget to support this #BlackOwned brand. For Black Friday, the following items will be at a discounted price:

  • All palettes will be 25% off with the code BlackFriday25.

  • All loose glitters will be 10% off with the code BlackFriday10.

  • Everything else on the online store will be 35% off with the code BlackFriday35.

Jouer Cosmetics: Get excited about this one! Jouer Cosmetics will have amazing bundles on sale for Black Friday. All sales begin on Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. PST:

  • The Tan Lines Bundle will be $48 and includes the Skinny Dip eyeshadow palette, Tan Lines highlighter, and Tan Lines lip topper. 
  • The Skinny Dip Bundle will be $48 and includes the Skinny Dip eyeshadow palette, Skinny Dip highlighter, and Skinny Dip lip topper.
  • Be sure to snag this! Buy two Slime Creme eyeliners and get a third one for free!
  • All lip products will be buy one, get one free! Yass!
  • There will be two different eyeshadow bundles for $60 each. The first one includes the Skin Dip palette, Essential Matte and Shimmer palette, and a black eyeliner. The other bundle includes the Skin Dip palette, Springtime in Paris palette, and a black eyeliner. 
 Kaye Couture colors & Swatches (Photo by  @jachristo ).

Kaye Couture colors & Swatches (Photo by @jachristo).

Kaye Couture: Looking for the best, long-wearing liquid lipsticks for women of color? We may have found the one and only liquid lipsticks to make the cut. Seriously, this lipstick can survive anything. Our product review of Kaye Couture left us breathless, these lippies are the real deal! For Black Friday, the entire site will be 20% off, so be sure to stock up!

Kissing Grace: If you haven’t tried Kissing Grace’s lipsticks yet, check out our last round of Slay it or Skip it! The lipsticks are incredibly creamy, moisturizing, and highly pigmented. Black Friday is your chance to try every color, as the entire site will be 40-60% off and while supplies last, you can receive a free gift with any purchase.

Korres: Available exclusively on its website, three bundles will be 60% off! There will be free shipping on any purchase from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27.

  • A lip bundle will be on sale for $45, including two mango butter lipsticks, two raspberry twists lipsticks, and two guava lipsticks.

  • A greek yogurt bundle will be on sale for $55 and includes a smoothie priming moisturizer, Korres under eye priming moisturizer, and makeup wipes.

  • A body bundle will be on sale for $68 and contains two shower gels, two body butters, and two mandarin lip butters.

La Roche-Posay: Only on Nov. 24, get 30% off your entire online order.

Macy’s: Macy’s has been blowing us away with their year-long beauty sales. We know they are preparing something extra special for Black Friday. Sales begin as early as Nov. 16 and end on Nov. 21. Here are our top picks from the sale:

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MAKE UP FOR EVER: Before there was Fenty, Make Up Forever also brought us 40 foundation shades. Beginning Nov. 22, through Nov. 27, the brand’s website will have exclusive deals:

  • Buy two Artist Liquid Matte lipsticks for $29. One Liquid Matte retails at $20!

  • Buy one, get one free on all mascaras.

  • Buy 12 Artist Shadows for $75.

  • Buy two Aqua Matic eyeshadow pencils for $15.

At Sephora, the Artist Neutrals set will be on sale for $15. The set includes deluxe sizes of the Artist Liquid Matte lipstick in 105 and the Artist Rouge lipstick in C211.  

Milk Makeup: Only on Black Friday, the Liquid Strobe Highlighters are on sale, buy 3 for $24! One Liquid Strobe Highlighter retails at $24, so this is a major bargain! We suggest stocking up on these. On Nov. 21, through Nov. 28, Milk Makeup will have special daily deals. Visit the website daily to check out the latest holiday sale.

Moda Brushes: We can’t think of a better time to stock up on your brushes. If you’ve been on the Naughty List and haven’t cleaned your brushes since you bought them, on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, every online product will be 60% off!

 Check out this upcoming #BlackOwned nail brand (Photo by  @jachristo ).

Check out this upcoming #BlackOwned nail brand (Photo by @jachristo).

Nail Social: In our last Slay it or Skip it review, the Rosé All Day polish was a big hit! If you love long-lasting nail polish that won’t chip away in a matter of days, you need to hop on their Black Friday sales.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 24, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, there is going to be a surprise discount when you use the code SPARKLE at checkout.

  • On Black Friday, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. EST on Saturday, you can get 35% off when you purchase at least 2 items with the code BLKFRI35. On Cyber Monday, there is going to be a surprise discount from 8 a.m. to 8.a.m EST on Tuesday with the code CYBERMONDAY. Sign up to Nail Social’s newsletter to get all notifications!

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NARS: We couldn’t believe our research when we found this deal, but from Nov. 23 to Nov 28., all online purchases will be 20% off. The sale excludes NARS palettes, books, candles, and the Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection.

Nordstrom Beauty: Mark your calendars, because you may have to log on to Nordstrom’s site while you’re in your turkey coma. Starting Nov. 23, through Nov. 27, Nordstrom Beauty is having a Cyber 5 promotion. There will be many discounts on brands on its website, including MAC, Smashbox, and Benefit Cosmetics.

NYX: We don’t need to express the importance nor the urgency of this bargain! All online and in-store purchases at NYX retail stores will be 30% off!

Queens Lyfe Cosmetics: These products are made for a true queen! The highlighters are pure gold and will give you the glow-up of your life! For Black Friday, Queens Lyfe Cosmetics will have a special called Black Friday GLOUP and products will be up to 50% off. The discounts will already be applied on the site, but you can use the code FreeShip to receive free shipping. The sale begins on November 23 and the brand will be launching 3 new products the same day!

 Now is the time to stock up on those Beauty Blenders

Now is the time to stock up on those Beauty Blenders

Real Techniques: Available only on their website, Real Technique’s full face brush collection is going to be 50% off!

Rose Affinity: Do you love organic, vegan, and natural beauty products? Rose Affinity’s makeup, skincare, and body care products are sprinkled with roses and filled with women empowerment! Stock up on its rose-infused products with the promo code VIP30 and get 30% off! The sale begins November 23 and ends November 27 at midnight PST (U.S shipping only).

Sally Beauty: Starting on Nov. 24, through Nov. 26, there will be a 30% discount on all online purchases of $50 with the code 888036.


Sephora: So….this is happening:

To preview Sephora’s Black Friday deals, you’ll need to download app, but we’ve done the extra work for you:

  • Benefit Cosmetics: The Blowout set will be on sale for $15, a $43 value! The set includes a full-size They’re Real Mascara, mini Hoola bronzer, and a mini High Beam highlighter.

  • Buxom: The Pout on the Prowl lip kit will be on sale for $12, a $32 value! The set includes one mini Full-On Lip Polish in Dominique and a Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Toxic Cherry.

  • First Aid Beauty: The 12 oz. Ultra Repair Cream will be on sale for $15, a $42 value!

  • Make Up For Ever: The limited edition holiday duo, the Artist Neutrals, will be on sale for $15. The duo includes an Artist Liquid Matte lip colour and an Artist Rouge lipstick.

Sigma Beauty: The time is now to rack up on these staple brushes. Free US shipping will begin on Nov. 20, through Nov. 25. Beginning on Nov. 21, Sigma will have special daily deals:

  • On Nov. 21, use the code BRUSH30 to get 30% off individual brushes.

  • On Nov. 22, buy more and save more with the codes BUY 20, BUY 30, and BUY 40.

  • On Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, get 30% off every purchase and free worldwide shipping with the code BF30.

  • On Nov. 25 and Nov. 26, select brush sets will be on sale for 40% off with the code BRUSHSET40.

  • On Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, use the code CYBER35 to get 35% off all products online.

 Yas! Make sure you check out some of these affordable luxury skin care products (Photo by  @jachristo ).

Yas! Make sure you check out some of these affordable luxury skin care products (Photo by @jachristo).

Simply Scentful Skincare: In our latest review, we were able to explore lavender and rose infused skincare products made with only organic and natural ingredients are hard to come by! This luxury, Brown Girl friendly (and #BlackOwned) business had us shook. Simply Scentful’s products are the perfect solution to calm any psoriasis and eczema flare ups. On Black Friday only, Simply Scentful’s products will be up to 60% off.

Target: Five words for this deal: Get it while it lasts. All beauty gift sets will be buy one, get one 50% off!

Too Faced: Is the Better Than Sex mascara part of your holy grail makeup bag? On Black Friday, visit the Too Faced website and buy any Better Than Sex mascara and get a second item for 50% off! The Melted lipsticks will be on sale as well, buy two for $30! All primers will be $20! Stock up ladies, you'll rarely come across deals this good. 

Ulta: Beauty Mecca Ulta will take all our money this Black Friday. Good luck making your rent next month with all these deals coming:

In-store deals begin on Nov. 23. Hours vary by location, so be sure check your local store’s holiday hours. Online pre-sale deals begin on Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. CT. The online official Black Friday sales begin on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. CT.

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills: Only at Ulta on Nov. 27, select Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits will be 40% off!

  • Smashbox: On Cyber Monday, the Smashbox Spotlight Palette will be 50% off. The palette retails at $35, so it will only be $17.50!

  • Stila: Only at Ulta, the MATTE’ificent Mattes Lipstick Duo will be on sale for $18. The duo includes a full size Stay All Day Lip Liner in Zinfandel and a full size MATTE’ificent Lipstick in Mon Ami.

  • Urban Decay: The Nocturnal Shadow Box will be on sale for $14.50! The regular price is $29. The 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils are going to be $10!

  • NYX: The Professional Makeup Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar will be on sale for $29.99 and the standard retail price is $65.

  • Lancome: The Monsieur Masara and CILS Booster XL Ornament Duo will be on sale for $29.50, a $50.50 value!

  • Tarte: The Goddess Glam Eye and Cheek Set will be on sale for $19, a $120 value!

  • Too Faced: The Better Than Sex Ultimate Mascara Set will be on sale for $14, a $34 value!

  • It Cosmetics: The IT Travel Brush Set will be on sale for $14.99, a $50 value! The IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil will also be on sale for $12, a $24 value!

  • Clinique: The High Impact Mascara and Take the Day Off Ornament will be on sale for $12.

  • Becca: The Iconics Cheeky Glow Kit will be on sale for $15.

  • Bareminerals: Prime Time will be on sale for $10 and the holiday sets will sell for $10.

  • Select full size mascaras by IT Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Tarte, and Buxom are only $10 on Black Friday!

  • For the perfect stocking stuffers, take advantage of the 5 for $5 deals! The deal includes over 75 items, such as makeup, face masks, bubble baths, and more!

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Urban Decay: Only on Urban Decay’s website, you can get 50% off all products and free shipping from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26. Starting on Cyber Monday, Urban Decay will have exclusive Cyber Week deals!

  • On Monday, Nov. 27, the Vice Lipstick will be 50% off.

  • On Tuesday, Nov. 28, select vaults will be 20% off. The Moondust palette and Pro Brushes will be 50% off.

  • On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Shadowbox will be on sale for $10. The Electric Palette will be on sale for $14 and the NAKED Smokey Palette will be on sale for $25.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 30, you can get 10 free samples and an Urban Decay tote bag with a $55 purchase.

  • From Friday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Dec. 4, the NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette will be on sale for $17 and the Brow Box will be on sale for $10.

Yes To: Only at CVS, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, single-use masks will be buy two, get one free. At RiteAid, from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25, buy one Yes To face wipe and get two free. At Target, from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, purchase any gift set and buy another for 50% off.

Yves Saint Laurent: Yas! Purchase YSL mascaras and liquid foundations for 15% off on Nov. 25 through Nov. 28.

Let us know what deals you are going to check out this Black Friday in the comment section.

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