Black Friday is here and I’m rounding up the best deals and sales in beauty! There are a ton that are ongoing throughout the weekend and through Cyber Monday. If you have any awesome ones you’d like to add let me know in the comments!
Black Friday Beauty Sales, GWPs and New Launches
AmorePacific – Receive a 3-piece TIME RESPONSE timeless trio with any $250 purchase, ends 12/1, receive a complimentary sample of the new Vintage Single Extract Essence with every purchase
Available now, Collection Chiffree – an exclusive makeup collection inspired by the numbers of Gabrielle Chanel, new Healthy Glow Luminous Colour, three new Le Vernis in Vert No 19, Vert No 22 and Vert No 31, three Le Rouge Crayons repromoted
Spend $65 and receive a free Soy Fresh Cleanser (50 ml)
Spend $85 and receive a free Soy Fresh Cleanser (50 ml) + Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask sample (15 ml)
Spend $100 and receive a free Soy Fresh Cleanser (50 ml) + Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask sample (15 ml) + Black Tea Infusion 20 ML, and the Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm (full size) and a Fresh cosmetic bag
GHD Hair – 25% off sitewide, no exclusions, valid until 11/28
Glamglow – Buy one, get one free with code BOGO2017, ends 11/25
Jo Malone – Receive 4 miniatures with purchases of $130 or more, use code INDULGEJM at checkout
JINSOON – 30% off entire order with code FRI30, ends on 11/25
Kat Von D Beauty – for every $75 purchase you’ll get a free vegan leather makeup bag filled with 4 minis, Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Ink Liner in Trooper Black, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atto, Everlasting Liquid in Exorcism, use code BLACKFRIDAY, ends 11/25
Kate Somerville – Save 20% with promo code 20CYBER17, plus free Full Size Dermal Quench with any $150 purchase
Kerastase – 20% off purchases $125+ with free shipping, a complimentary Kerastase comb and Nutrive Deluxe Sample Duo, use code BLKFRI17 at checkout, valid until 11/29
Kiehl’s – Receive 4 deluxe samples on your order of $45 or more, plus, enjoy your choice of leftover Healthy Skin Essentials bag at $85 + free shipping, use code BFRIDAY at checkout, ends 11/26
Korres – Discounted bundles up to 60% off entire weekend, ends 11/26
La Mer – Receive 4 deluxe samples + Pouch with any $150 purchase, Black Friday Only
Lancome – 20% off any order plus free standard shipping, also choose your shade of Click and Glow Liquid Highlighter, use code FRIENDS at checkout, valid through 11/26
Laura Mercier – 15% off any $75+ purchase and free shipping with code 15OFF75 (excludes Limited-Edition Holiday Sets) valid through 11/25, Flawless Contouring Palette plus Foundation Primer Sample Radiance with Contouring Palette purchase using code CONTOUR, valid until 11/26, Black Friday sale markdowns here
L’Occitane USA – Receive a 17 piece gift with purchase with any $165 order with code THANKFUL at checkout, Purchase with Purchase 7 Hand Creams for $25 with any $85 purchase with code THANKFUL, both valid until 11/25, Signature Advent Calendar price drop to $52
MAC Cosmetics – 25% off for Select Members with code MAC25, runs through 11/27
Happy shopping! If you haul anything or know of any other good deals/sales happening let me know in the comments 🙂 Stay tuned for an updated post to follow for Cyber Monday (plus I’m going to do another fun giveaway on Monday!). I’ll also have some review posts over the next couple of days to preview some beauty launches that go live on Monday as well.
I have my huge Sephora sale haul with some first impressions on items I was able to test in a few days. I stocked up on a few favorites and also ordered some things I had been curious about for quite some time. This haul is a pretty hefty one and as the first round of the sale was just a little bit ago I haven’t been able to test everything. I did swatch all the color items as makeup is easier get an idea of with the first application. I had quite a few misses. Everything is going to take some time to work my way through. Let me know if you want a more detailed review on anything in particular and I’ll try to do one at a later date. The sale runs through November 15th. If you’re shopping online don’t forget to use the code for your Beauty Insider tier!
Rouge Members get 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB Members get 20% off with code 20FORVIB
Beauty Insider Members get 15% off with INSIDER15
Up first are the lip items. By now I think I’ve been pretty good at picking things online and sight unseen but having misses is bound to happen. Thank goodness Sephora has a pretty good return policy because 3 of these are going back.
Kopari Coconut Kiss Kit – hit! The set lives up to the raves. These are sheer tinted balms with a nice coconut scent. They have an emollient feel with fun colors. All the shades are bright but sheer so they are very wearable.
Bite Beauty Champagne Discover Lip Set – this was a miss on everything except the lipliner in Cashew. I’ve tried the Multisticks before and found them incredibly dry for the lips. I decided to give it another try and it’s still a solid miss for me. The Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Champagne is thick and so metallic it’s not flattering on my skin tone. I know many people love these formulas so it may be a hit for you. For me just not my thing.
Kevyn Aucoin Molton Liquid Lipstick in Copper – this was a huge miss because it’s also not flattering on my skintone. I had high hopes because I love and adore the same formula in Rose Gold.
Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color in Casablanca – I’m undecided, it’s a lot darker than I had anticipated. This is the first in the formula I’ve tried and it took over 50 clicks to get any product out. The color is rich and pretty but it settled a tiny bit into lip lines. I think it’s a great color for fall. I’ll need to test it out longer to decide.
Burberry Lip Color Contour in Medium – huge miss, I’ve swatched this on my hand at the stores numerous times over the past year, on my lips it just makes my whole complexion look dead and lifeless. It’s one I’ll have to layer with other shades to get to work. I’m going to try and make it work for me as the formula is smooth and feels nice on the lips – alone it just doesn’t look so great.
Face and Eye Picks
For face and eyes, I bought a few foundations in darker colors because I’ve gotten even more color from the sun. To me this is a little puzzling as I’ve really made a conscious effort to stay out of the sun with the heat. Apparently I haven’t tried enough because I’ve gone a full shade darker:
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick in Golden I guessed my shade because Nude was a bit too light. Golden works ok but alone all over my face it’s a bit too yellowish. If I use it on areas I just need more coverage it works just fine.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Kit in Radiant – undecided on this, I tried it and found the pigment beautiful with smooth texture. It’s easy to blend and layer but the colors are a lot darker than I had anticipated. They also oxidize and deepen on my skin without getting muddy, but as my skin warms up they get deeper/darker so I have to experiment more with application. If you have deeper skin tone and struggle finding blushes pigmented or dark enough to show up on you, definitely give this a look. I think the pigment is excellent!
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks in Sugar Frost and Moonlight (repurchase), I’ve swatched all my current Caviar Eye Sticks and Matte Caviar Eye Sticks below
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic in Scandalust is a palette I received as a press sample months ago but it arrived completely shattered. I was able to test the broken bits and fell in love with the colors. I decided to buy one to replace it. It pulls warm but it’s so pretty for the season.
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara – I actually meant to get the waterproof version, but I do remember liking the original so I’ll keep this one!
For fragrance and hair:
Atelier Cologne Set – LOVE! there are several Atelier Cologne sets online, it was hard to pick one, but I decided on the Necessaire Curated by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel. It has Sud Magnolia, Pomelo Paradis, Orange Sanguine, Vanille Insensee, Bois Blonds, Cedre Atlas. Orange Sanguine is one of the best citrus scents I’ve smelled. Vanille Insensee is one of two vanilla scents I’ve found that I can actually wear. Bois Blonds is already a favorite. I’m trying to wait until I can visit a free standing store again before I buy full size bottles. I stopped by one in San Francisco over the fall and had the best time exploring there.
Elizabeth and James Choose Your Nirvana Coffret Warm and Spicy has generously sized minis of the Amethyst, Black and Bourbon. I like them for fall but don’t know that I can pull them off in Florida’s kind of fall/winter. I felt the minis were the best way to enjoy them without committing to the full sizes just in case.
Verb Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner – LOVE! I actually bought both of these weeks ago and they are both my newest shampoo/conditioner obsession. Many of you want something that’s sulfate free and these are great options for a good clean rinse that leaves hair shiny and bouncy. They are back in my cart for round 2 so I can stock up on the larger size that comes with a pump.
Verb Hydrating Mask – LOVE! I tried a sample packet before and fell in love, it’s really hydrating, but I still favor the Ouai Mask (just hate the packaging of those packets).
Skincare Restocks and Splurges
Skincare is where I spent the most, I restocked on staples and also picked new things to try:
SK-II Pitera Mid-Day Essence – excited to try this one, although I have a feeling this may be too moisturizing for me. I gave it a quick mid-day test the day I received it and it felt a bit too rich for my skintype me. I’ll have to test it more before I can say how well it works.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer is something I bought months ago, in our multiple moves it has been buried in one of our moving boxes, I repurchased it and hope it’s as good as the rest of her ExfoliKate line.
Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion is something I also have high hopes for. It appears MAC discontinued my favorite Prep+Prime Blemish Control Gel which was one of the few that worked for me and did not turn my face red. I’ve been in search of a replacement and hope this will be the one!
Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector with SPF30 is a mineral sunscreen with impressive rave reviews. People say it doesn’t have a white cast on the skin and is non-greasy. The description says it has solutions for fine lines and wrinkles so I’m going to give it a try.
Lancome BiFacil Face is something I’ve been so curious about. I really love their Micellar Water so it will be interesting to see how this compares. In the bottle I find it interesting that a very very small portion at the top is suspended (the oil portion).
In summary I still have a lot of testing for these items before I can make a proper assessment. For makeup I find it easier to judge on color and application alone. Three of my lip purchases were definitely misses. The Hourglass foundation could be a better match but I find there are often gaps in their color lineup for bases so I’ll have to go to the store and see. The Anastasia Beverly Hills blush kit is lovely, but is just a lot darker than I expected. I think the SK-II mist may be too rich for my skin type.
That wraps it up for my haul! Did you pick up or stock up on anything during the sale? This time of year there are lots of sales going on and with the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday events approaching there’s definitely plenty of time to find good deals. Oftentimes I wish these sales were spread out a little more. In case you missed it, my top recommendations in this post here (e-gift card giveaway has ended and winners have been e-mailed!).
The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale runs through November 15th. If you’re shopping online don’t forget to use the code for your Beauty Insider tier!
Rouge Members get 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB Members get 20% off with code 20FORVIB
Beauty Insider Members get 15% off with INSIDER15
Did you get anything from the Sephora sale yet? Or are you waiting for other sales? I’ll be covering some holiday launches from Tatcha soon as their Friends and Family sale is also happening and many of you have asked me for a review on their lip launches.
It’s that time of year again for the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale! The 20% off sale starts today November 3rd and runs through the 6th for Rouge Members online and in store. If you’re shopping online use code 20FORROUGE. In addition there’s a bonus weekend for Rouge Members to shop the sale for a second round from November 10th to the 15th. My top recommendations and a few things on my wishlist:
Tom Ford Lip Colors ($54 each) have launched in a wide range of new colors (my picks swatched here), there are also the clutch-sized Boys and Girls ($36 each) in new colors this season (girls swatched here)
Rag & Bone launched fragrances a while ago and it looks like they just launched online at Sephora! I have and love Bergamot, they have a Fine Fragrance Collection Sampler ($99 for 8 3.5 ml vials), I’m debating this set or more of the Atelier Cologne Sets as I really love their fragrances (I’ve only bought Bois Blonds so far but have tried a number of samples)
Dyson Blown-A-Ouai Set ($399) is something that was on my wishlist but I hauled last week, I had hoped to receive it in time to test and review before today but it ships ground due to the contents so I didn’t get it in the mail yet, I will try to test and review ASAP but it looks like a pretty good value with the extras you get
Rouge – November 3rd – 6th and 10th – 15th, 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB – November 10th – 15th, 20% off (will list code as soon as I get it)
Beauty Insiders – November 10th – 15th, 15% off (will list code as soon as I get it)
I’m hosting a giveaway for the sale! It’s open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter and qualify. I’m giving away FIVE $75 e-gift cards to Sephora. Simply enter through the widget below. Giveaway is not sponsored and will run through November 8th. I’ll pick five separate winners through the widget and e-mail them by the 9th just in time for the second round. Please note you will need to respond within 24 hours or another person will be selected in your place. E-gift cards will be sent to the selected winners within 24 hours after I receive a response confirmation.
Happy long-weekend! I hope my US readers are enjoying the extended 3-day weekend. I had a bit of an extra long weekend as my in-laws were in town last week so we took time off to spend time with them. We drove to Orlando to spend two days at Disney World at Magic Kingdom and Epcot where the humidity levels were unreal! (My hair and makeup did not last at all.) The four of us had a great time even though we were hit with some showers and small thunder storms. The remainder of the week we took them around to a few of our favorite spots around Tampa Bay and then drove south to Anna Maria to spend the day at the beach. A quick note on a couple of the items I wore over the week.
On the left I found a cute beach cover-up from Madewell a few months ago and it’s now on sale for under $35. I went with an XXS as sometimes their dresses and tops run a bit loose, but with this one I think I could have gone with an XS (I’m 5’3″). It’s gone through a few washes and didn’t shrink too much but it’s a bit on the short side.
With the warm Florida weather I’ve been all about lighter clothes and tanks. I had been eyeing this lace trim camisole from Rebecca Taylor but I found something similar at Abercrombie for under $40 (and it’s now on sale marked down even more). I’m wearing it on the right along with some of the cutest cut-off shorts from Current/Elliott (also here).
A closer look at the outfit items along with a few items I’ve been loving lately:
Shown above with some thoughts:
Outfit details same as what’s worn in the second photo, beach cover-up from Madewell, lace camisole from Abercrombie, shorts from Current/Elliott.
I think I could live in flip flops, the Joie A La Plage Nice (left tan and black) are on sale here, the Tory Burch Millers are still among my favorites and I have multiple colors – you can wear them for a super casual look or dress them up a little.
I recently featured some Delfonics pouches in this post here, a lot of you asked whether I like them more or less than the Truffle Pouches. They’re just completely different in material so I don’t know that I can really compare them. The Truffle pouches are made of a stiffer and more sturdy material and have lining inside the privacy ones. The Delfonics pouches are made of a PVC material that have a textured material to kinda make them feel like leather but they aren’t. The material is thinner making it more flexible. If you need something sturdy that will act more like a solid clutch go with the Truffle pouches. If you don’t mind a thinner material and need something super basic go with the Delfonics.
The Ouai Morning After Kit finally launched online at Sephora! It has minis of the Rose Hair Body Oil, Dry Foam Shampoo and Finishing Creme for $22 which I think is a pretty good deal.
Coral polishes are always in for me, but for many of you it’s probably more of a summer thing. Dior Coral Crush and Chanel Coralium are almost identical. Review on both summer collections to follow soon. If you want to know my take right now on which one to get, both formulas are really good but Dior has the better brush.
For those who can’t wait for my sunscreen post and keep asking questions (which I don’t mind), the Supergoop! SuperPower Sunscreen Mousse is indeed a good one. It has SPF 50 and is more of a long-wear sunscreen with moisturizing ingredients. It contains Blue sea kale which provides antioxidant protection and protects the skin from heat damage. It is water resistant and has a super fun mousse texture. The Everyday Sunscreen with SPF50 is a lighter weight one in feel (it’s what my husband prefers out of the Supergoop! line although his favorite is this SPF 50 one from Kiehl’s). Both of these have been good for me in preventing burn and minimizing the tan for me although being in the sun sometimes there’s really nothing you can do to prevent tanning 100%.
Foreo – 17% off top sellers including Luna 2, Luna Mini 2, Iris with code FOREO17off, valid 5/29 to 6/13
Glamglow – 40% off any super sexy size product with code GGMEM17, valid until 5/29
Kat Von D Beauty – free full size Studded Kiss lipstick of choice with orders $75+, use code STUDDEDKISS, valid until 5/29
Kate Somerville – receive 3 summer ski treats with any $65+ order, use code SUMMERTREAT, valid until 5/29/2017
L’Occitane – free 3-piece hand cream set + tin with any $55 purchase, use code SUN, valid until 5/30/2017
Lancome – 20% off friends and family with code FRIENDS at checkout, valid until 5/30/2017
Molton Brown – 3-piece travel set with orders $70+ using code 70coastal, 6-piece travel set with orders $110+ with code 110coastal
Omorovicza – 30% off orders $200 or more with code SHINE30 at checkout
Origins – 9 piece getaway bag with any $65 purchase, use code GETAWAY, valid until 5/30/2017
Shu Uemura Art of Hair – spend $30 and receive free shipping, spend $75 and receive 4 samples + free shipping, spend $100 receive 1 travel-size + free shipping, spend $120 receive 2 travel-sizes and free shipping, use code MEM17, expires 5/31 at 7:30 AM EST
Smashbox – spend more, save more tiered savings, valid through 5/30, no code needed
Space NK – double N.Dulgence member points on purchases through 5/30
Tarte – 15% off the long weekend (enter e-mail at site to unlock code)
Tatcha – travel size Water Cream or Water Gel with purchase of $100 or more, use code WATERCREAM17 or WATERGEL17 at checkout
Violet Grey – $15 off orders $100+, $50 off orders $250+, $100 off orders $500+, $250 off orders over $1,000, valid until 5/29/2017
YSL Beauty – 20% off orders $50 or more 5/26 to 6/1 with code SUMMEREVENT17 at checkout
The Sephora Beauty Insider Event for spring is happening next week and I have a roundup of recommendations of my fav picks. As a beauty lover I’ve found a lot of things I really love so narrowing down my picks was quite the challenge but I managed to edit my list to current by category to help organize everything. Many of you are lipstick and lipgloss junkies like me but I know others prefer skin care or hair care instead so I tried to cover a little bit of everything. Shown above:
Estee Lauder DayWear UV Base Advanced Anti-Oxidant and UV Defense SPF50 is a face sunscreen I’ve really been loving, I used it many years ago but don’t remember loving it, I’m not sure if this is a new formula or a classic, but it’s one of the best I’ve tried (sunscreen story is still coming I promise! I have two more formulas to test before I post the roundup)
La Mer Moisturizing Soft Lotion is one of my go-to’s for sensitive skin, it’s ridiculously expensive and I have never seen it go on sale, this is a great time to save a little and splurge
SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil current favorite cleansing oil, it has a cushiony soft silky feel, it has a decent amount of product in a bottle and comes with a really nice pump, with so many products that have wonky packaging, I really appreciate the brands that take care to design good packaging with pumps that function well (this is one of them!)
Ouai Treatment Mask is something I’ve reviewed before, I’m still not a fan of the packaging, but the formula is really great and I like the results so much I’m willing to overlook the inconvenient packaging style
Fresh Sake Bath is the ultimate relaxation product for baths, I rediscovered late last year and it’s seriously addictive, it melts my stress away and I’m a little embarrassed to admit how many bottles I’ve gone through in the past few months, but it’s SO worth the splurge
Make Up For Ever makes some seriously amazing shadows, I own several full-sized colors from the Artist Palette Volume 1 -Nudes, I wish I had just bought the palette instead, it has a really good mix of high quality neutrals in shimmers and mattes for a soft or smokey eye
Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Duos in Paradiso (swatch here) and Young Adonis (here) are the prettiest new launches for summer, if you don’t like glitter you may want to pass, although I don’t consider myself a glitter person by any means and the Tom Ford shadows are among the few that I actually like and feel like I can wear easily
Mascara and brow picks
Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara is one I’ve repurchased a number of times since discovering it last July, it holds curl, volumizes, doesn’t smudge has a rich deep color and does everything I want it to!
YSL The Shock is probably my newest discovery, I like this for definition, volume and no-smudging
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash is one I used years ago, I repurchased so many times but haven’t in a while since I’ve been trying so many other formulas, still this one has been a solid go-to for the times I’ve owned it
Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation is one of my favorite setting powders, it’s a powder foundation but I use it to set foundation and for touch ups, my shade is #4 although I may have to go up a shade soon
That wraps up my top picks for recommendations by category. I’m in the process of working on my own list. At the moment I have quite a bit of skincare that I’d like to either try or stock up on. I have some body and hair care products as well I need to replenish – I’ve run out of a lot of product! I do have a lot of Surratt eyeshadows I’ve had on my list that I may order. Also the new Hourglass bronzers are tempting but I just bought two of the NARS Sunwash Diffusing Bronzers. If you struggle with shopping lists you’re not alone!
Let me know what you have on your radar for the Sephora sale. I’d love to hear what’s on your list! If you have any other questions for recommendations leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer quickly before the sale starts. Quick recap, sale is for Sephora in stores and online:
4/18 to 4/24 VIB Rouge will receive 15% off, use code ROUGESPRING
4/19 to 4/24 VIBs will receive 15% off, use code VIBSPRING
4/20 to 4/23 BIs will receive 10% off, use code BISPRING
Bergdorf Goodman – Rewarding Beauty Event, receive up to $200 off your beauty purchase with code BEAUTY, valid 11/28-12/4
Birchbox – 10% off everything with code 10FORALL, 15% off for subscribers with code 15FORSUBS, 20% off for aces with code 20FORACES, ends 11/29
Bobbi Brown – 20% off any order, no code necessary, ends 11/30
Charlotte Tilbury – shop a mystery bag filled with goodies valued at $75, valid 11/28
Clarisonic – 25% off all devices, plus a free brush head and engraving with code CYBERWOW, valid through 11/29
Clinique – 25% off orders and a 6-piece swag bag with $65+ orders using code CYBER
Foreo – 25% off all items site wide (except Holiday gift sets), spend $99+ and get a free Luna Play in Pink with code FOREOBF16 (you must add item in cart), ends 11/30
Giorgio Armani – 20% off all orders, receive complimentary shipping with your order of $75 or more and receive a complimentary Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in Shade 601 with orders of $150 or more, enter code ARMANI20 at checkout, ends 11/29
Glamglow – buy one full-size product get same free with code BOGO2016
Kate Somerville – 20% off entire purchase with code THANKS2016, also receive free holiday survival kit bonus with orders $120+, ends 11/28
Kat Von D Beauty – spend $100 and get a 5-piece mini set + vegan leather makeup bag for free, valid through 11/28
Kerastase – 20% off + free shipping with code KCYBM16, valid through 11/29
Kiehl’s – pick your travel bag + 5 deluxe samples and full size cleanser of your choice with your $55+ purchase, enter code CYBER at checkout, valid 11/28 only
Lancome – 20% off your purchase, plus a complimentary full size Eau Fraiche Douceur on orders of $75+, enter code CYBERMONDAY at checkout, valid 11/28
MAC Cosmetics – free overnight shipping with code CYBER or kit with 5 mini samples with code SAMPLES, ends 11/28
Marc Jacobs Beauty – receive a free gift with orders $30+ and step up with $75+ orders using code MONDAY
Molton Brown – 25% off every order with code USBF25, ends 11/28
Neiman Marcus – Earn up to a $750 gift card with qualifying purchase with code GC4YOU
Truffle – 25% off entire purchase (excludes sale items), use code GETGIFTING, ends 11/29
Ulta Beauty – $10 off orders $50+ with code CYBERMON16, exclusions apply, special value sets available Cyber Monday
YSL Beauty – 20% off any purchase of $75 or more, plus complimentary shipping, additionally, receive a YSL Signature Brush Set gift with purchases $150 or more, enter code PRIVATESALE2016 at checkout, ends 11/28
Earlier today I finally finished editing all photos and swatches for the 25 new shades of Tom Ford Lips and Boys. I know many of you have been asking and I took a few days off to enjoy with friends in town and family, so thanks for your patience! Post will go live first thing Tuesday morning 🙂
In case you’re still not seeing updates right away on the home page, follow me on Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for direct post links. Keeping fingers crossed issues can be fixed soon.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had warm sunny weather here in Southern California and it almost feels like summer! I’ve rounded up the Black Friday beauty deals for this year, if you have any other good ones you’ve spotted, let me know in the comments!
Benefit Cosmetics – spend $50 and get 3 minis, spend $85 and get 6 deluxe minis with code FABFRIDAY, valid thru 11/27
Birchbox – Everything. Is. On. Sale. (Including Subscriptions) 10% off for all with code 10FORALL, 15% off for subscribers with code 15FORSUBS, 20% off for Aces (Birchbox VIPs) with code 20FORACES, valid 11/25-11/29
Bobbi Brown – pick a free 6-piece holiday gift set with any $50+ purchase, ends 11/26
Caudalie – Black Friday gift set with a $50 purchase using code FRIYAY, valid 11/25
Buy one get one free for Nocturnal Cat Eyes, valid through 11/25
Buy a Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red and receive a complimentary Lip Clutch valid 11/26
Buy a luxury makeup bag and receive minis of Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Goddess Ski Clay Mask, Multi-Miracle Glow and Night Cream, valid 11/27
Purchase the 3rd Edition Makeup Bag and receive a mini Magic Cream and mini Wonderglow, valid 11/27
Shop a mystery makeup bag filled with skincare and makeup essentials, available 11/28
Clarisonic – 20% off all devices, plus a free Deep Pore Brush Head and Beauty Bag with orders of $175 or more, enter code BLACKFRI at checkout, valid 11/25
Diptyque – with any $50 purchase, receive a 35g Baies and 35 g L’Ombre Dans L’eau Soap with code GIFT, valid through 11/27
Foreo – 25% off everything site wide except Holiday Gift Sets, ends 11/28
Giorgio Armani – 20% off all orders with code ARMANI20, receive complimentary shipping with your order of $75 or more, and receive a complimentary Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in Shade 601 with orders of $150 or more, valid through 11/29
Glamglow – buy one full sized product get the same one free with code BOGO2016, valid through 11/29
Kat Von D Beauty – receive a 5-piece mini set + vegan leather makeup bag when you spend $100 or, ends 11/28
Kate Somerville – save 20% off your entire order with code THANKS2016, receive a bonus holiday survival kit with orders $120 or more, ends 11/28
Kerastase – 15% off $100+ and free shipping + 3 deluxe samples, use code KERBF16 at checkout, ends 11/27
Kiehl’s – pick 4 deluxe samples of your choice plus free shipping with any $25+ order, applicable on gift sets, enter code BFRIDAY at checkout ends 11/27, plus enjoy or Black Friday Doorbuster Gift Set, only $35 ($62 Value), while supplies last
L’Occitane – 30% off Black Friday sets with code FRIDAY, valid 11/25
Laura Mercier – 25% off purchases $100 or more with code BLACKFRI, ends 11/28
MAC Cosmetics – Black Plum Friday Kit for $35 ($64 value), while supplies last
Omorovicza Cosmetics – 30% off their order. PLUS, all orders over $330 will receive a complimentary Perfecting Lip Balm, worth $45, ends 11/29
Sephora – Black Friday Beauty deals and gift sets starting at $10, while supplies last
Shu Uemura – 20% off orders $50+ or 25% off orders $99+, use code BF16, ends 11/25
Shu Uemura Art of Hair – 15% Off $125 or More, Free Shipping & a Murakami Beauty Bag, use code BFR16 at checkout, ends 11/27
Smashbox – 25% off orders $50+ with code HOLIDAY16, ends 11/27
Space NK – spend $150 or more and get $25 off, spend $250 or more get $50 off, discount automatically applied to bag, valid through 11/27
Tarte – 25% off orders with code FRIYAY, ends 11/25
Tatcha – 20% off all orders at with code THANKS2016, includes free shipping through 11/28
Ulta Beauty – Black Friday Beauty Busters and value sets
YSL Beauty – 20% off any purchase of $75 or more, plus complimentary shipping, additionally, receive a YSL Signature Brush Set gift with purchases $150 or more, enter code PRIVATESALE2016 at checkout through 11/28
Not on sale, but 25 new shades of Tom Ford Lips and Boys have launched early on Sephora.com! I have all new 25 shades swatched and photographed, post and review will go up soon!
A few other steals and deals on my radar in fashion:
AG Jeans – 30% off sitewide and in store, use code BF16, ends 11/28
Rag and Bone – 25% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY25, ends 11/26
Shopbop – Buy more save more, spend $200+, get 15% off; spend $500+, get 20% off; spend $800+, get 25% off with code GOBIG16, ends 11/28
Splendid – 30% off with code TGIF30 at checkout, 50% off sale items
P.S. In case you missed recent updates, I did move to a new platform for the blog last Tuesday and I’ve had a few technical difficulties with the site. While most of you are able to see new posts now, a few of you have reported that you’re still experiencing a delay in seeing new posts on the home page and I’m doing everything I can to fix these (to the point of tears). Some browsers have issues while others do not. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates and direct links to new posts. I hope to have these fixed ASAP!