As someone who worked in retail for the majority of my time in high school and college, I feel as though Black Friday is still a bit of a trigger for me. (Copious caramel macchiatos, Thanksgiving-night shifts that extended to the wee hours of Friday morning, and sale-crazed customers will do that to you.) Suffice to say, when possible, I prefer to get my savings on from the comfort and safety of my laptop versus venturing to my nearest mall. And just like my fellow beauty editors, Shawna and Katie, I prefer to start scouting for the most epic deals ahead of time.
Since we're people who shop for, write about, and test beauty products for our livelihood, we put together a list of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday snags we have our sights set on this year. Keep scrolling for the complete list.
The Deal: For a limited time, receive a free Juicy for Olay tracksuit after spending $150 or more only on Olay.com while supplies last. Stay tuned for the promo code reveal on November 29 at 9 a.m. ET.
I don't know about you, but great skincare and a canary-yellow Juicy Couture tracksuit are worth setting your alarm for this Cyber Monday.
The Deal: 25% off your entire cart at checkout when shopping on KNCBeauty.com. The offer lasts from 12 a.m. PT November 24 through 2 a.m. PT December 1.
For the lip-obsessed (hi, it's me!), this all-pink bundle has everything you need. Five of the brand's cult-favorite lip masks, the OG Rose Supa Balm, and the Supa Scrub Set. I think of it as security against flake-and-chap season
The Deal: Diptyque will be launching its limited-edition 2021 Black Friday Black Baies Candle, exclusively available on diptyqueparis.com from November 26 through 29. Additionally, during the sale period, Diptyque will be donating 15% of sales from the candle to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity of Response Fund.
Candles are my kryptonite, especially once winter rolls around. Plus, I love that a portion of the proceeds gives back.
The Deal: 20% off liter sizes of shampoo and conditioner from November 25 through 29 on Oribe.com using the code LITERS at checkout.
Oribe's Gold Lust line (and the shampoo and conditioner, in particular) is one of my all-time favorite things. I hate having to buy and re-buy beauty items I go through quickly, so I always opt for these huge-ass liter-size bottles. Now's the best time to strike while they're slashed in price.
The Deal: 30% off selected Unite haircare products on Dermstore.com starting November 20.
Speaking of all-time favorite hair things, nothing sparks panic like the moment I realize I'm running low on this do-it-all leave-in conditioner from Unite. So I avoid said panic (aka, I hoard the stuff) at all cost! Dermstore's epic Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale is helping me get a leg up sans cracking my bank account.
The Deal: 25% off sitewide from November 22 through 28 on makeupbymario.com. Plus, Black Friday to Cyber Monday, get special Door Busters Quads, three for $25.
I try a lot of makeup in a year, so it's pretty telling when I start using almost one brand exclusively. So many lines have just one or two hero items, but I feel like every new launch from makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic gets better and better. Treat yourself and anyone you love who loves makeup this year. (All of the sets are beyond.)
The Deal:25% off with the code CYBER on Chantecaille.com starting November 25 at 6 p.m. PT through November 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Chantecaille is just every beauty nerd’s dream. I love this brand for the thought it puts into its formulas and its commitment to environmental philanthropy. Every product is creamy and nourishing and makes my skin feel like a cloud (seriously). A few recent favorites that I’ll be stocking up on are the Future Skin Foundation, the Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask, and the Radiance Elixir.
The Deal:15% off entire site, 20% off orders above $60, 25% off orders of $75+, November 23 through 29.
A new favorite of mine, Saie Beauty tops my Scouting for Black Friday list. Its formulas are clean, melt into the skin, and aren’t overly expensive. The Sun Melt and Cream Balm Bronzer are going to be it for me during these winter months. Brown girls need a little bronzing, too, sometimes.
The Deal: 25% off sitewide November 22 through 29.
Another brand I love for its clean, plant-based formulas is Youth to the People. It just released a dreamy cleansing balm, and I honestly can’t get enough. Surprisingly, I haven’t tried the brand’s Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask, but now is the time to give it a go while it’s temporarily discounted.
Biossance’s face oils are honestly unmatched. The brand’s hero ingredient, squalane, is extremely high-quality, and I always find myself dabbing on a bit extra during the winter, whether that’s an oil or a regular moisturizer. I’ll be snagging more of it this time around.
The Deal: 40% off selected product bundles on CharlotteTilbury.com on November 25, Free Walk of No Shame Luxury Palette with $125 purchase, free Hot Lips 2 in Glowing Jen + Walk of No Shame Luxury Palette with $175 purchase, free Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk or Pillow Talk Intense + Hot Lips 2 in Glowing Jen + Walk of No Shame Luxury Palette with $225 purchase.
I can never have enough Charlotte Tilbury products in my arsenal. Although only a few selected bundles will be discounted for Black Friday, I’m still going to put together a cart (shocking, I know).
Merit lip oils are next level. I’m coveting this box set so that I’ll have one for every vibe—I can’t wait to use them. They’re long-lasting and ultra hydrating, so they’re the perfect lip color for colder months.