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.
Erin Jahns, Senior Beauty Editor
The Deal: 25% off sitewide from November 25 through November 28. Use codes TREAT on the 25th, CYBERWK on the 26th and 27th, and CYBER22 on the 28th for exclusive free gift sets with qualifying purchases.
For the lip-obsessed (hi, it's me!), it truly doesn't get better than Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks. Wake up with pillowy soft lips, guaranteed.
The Deal: From November 24 through November 29, get 20% of all Otherland candles, 28% off packs of three, and 35% off packs of six and nine candles.
Candles are my kryptonite, especially once winter rolls around. Otherland's products smell insanely good.
The Deal: 20% off the Gold Lust collection from November 25 through 28 on Oribe.com.
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 until November 28.
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: 20% off Ilia products on Dermstore.com through November 29th.
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 Ilia gets better and better. Treat yourself and anyone you love who loves makeup this year.
Shawna Hudson, Associate Beauty Editor
The Deal: 25% off with the code CYBER on Chantecaille.com starting November 25 through 28.
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: 25% off sitewide, and spend $50 after discount and get a free Mascara 101.
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 through November 28.
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.
The Deal: 30% off sitewide November 21 through December 4.
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: Including savings on bundles, get an extra $75 off of $250 with code MAGIC3, $30 off $120 with code MAGIC2, and $15 off $80 with code MAGIC1 from November 24 to 28.
I can never have enough Charlotte Tilbury products in my arsenal. Getting these coveted products for less is a major win.
Katie Berohn, Associate Beauty Editor
The Deal: Get 20% off sitewide on meritbeauty.com.
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.
The Deal: 20% off of all Dr. Barbara Sturm products (and 25% off most other brands) on violetgrey.com from November 25 to 28.
I always feel bad recommending my favorite hyaluronic acid serum, as it comes at $300 a pop. While it's still expensive, $60 off isn't too shabby.
The Deal: Take 20% off sitewide on beautycounter.com with 30% off orders over $250.
This eye shadow is so pigmented and so easy to use. It has the perfect amount of glitter, so it helps make your eyes pop while still being perfect for daytime wear. Plus, there are so many colors.
The Deal: A tiered promo of 15% off any purchase under $50, 20% off any purchase of $50+, and 25% off any purchase of $100+ on kosas.com.
Three full-size Kosas products in a cute kit? Sign me up. Every product in this kit is amazing on its own, but together, they create the perfect all-in-one skin kit.