And just like that… the Christmas craze is over for another year. Granted, there’s not much to enjoy about this month as we’re plunged into the depths of dreary January, but if you like to think of yourself as the beauty version of David Dickinson, you’ll likely find some joy in bagging a few beauty deals in the January sales.
Maybe you didn’t get that eyeshadow palette you really wanted for Christmas, or perhaps you’re following through on your New Year’s resolution to be super organised and getting ahead with your January and February birthdays. Or, a dose of post-Christmas TLC in the form of shopping therapy is just what the doctor ordered.
Whatever your reasoning, I’ve done some serious sales trawling to find the best beauty deals you can get in the January sales, and compiled a list of the ones you really shouldn’t miss out on, from sumptuous skincare to reviving home fragrance.
Kiehl’s: 20% off limited-edition skincare
The much-loved skincare brand is offering 20% off its limited-edition skincare, including sets and cult products such as the Midnight Recovery Oil and Ultra Facial Cream. Got an upcoming birthday present to buy for a man in your life? In my experience, Kiehl’s is a sure win.
Sephora: Up to 50% off
Selfridges: Up to 60%
If you’ve been waiting until the January sales to save on some high-end beauty, look no further than Selfridges’ sale. You’ll be able to snap up discounts across luxury makeup brands such as YSL and Giorgio Armani (including that cult foundation), as well as across skincare, fragrance and wellness.
Pat McGrath Labs: Up to 40% off
Lipstick lovers, listen up: Pat McGrath Labs currently has some exclusive offers running across its website on a number of bestselling lip products, including the MatteTrance Lipsticks, Lip Fetish Balms and Lust Glosses. You can also bag a discount on PMG’s Divine Blushes and Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner, but they’re selling out fast, FYI.
Cult Beauty: Up to 40% off
If your skincare routine is in need of a refresh for the new year, head over to Cult Beauty for some truly stellar skin savings. You can find discounts across incredible brands such as Farmacy (one of my all-time favourites, the cleansing balms make taking makeup off a dream), Ren Clean Skincare and Foreo, which currently has £53 off its BEAR Mini Facial Toning Device. Great skin and great savings? Yes please.
LookFantastic: Up to 50% off and extra 10% with code
Looking to get out ahead of those January blues? Stock up on your wellness arsenal with up to 50% off at LookFantastic. You can get your hands on a whole host of candles, diffusers and essential oil blends to revive and reset yourself for the year ahead.
What’s more, if you add code SALE at the checkout, you’ll get an extra 10% off your already discounted haul.
MAC: Up to 50% off
Okay, don’t panic, but yes you did read that right. The iconic brand is running a mega ‘up to 50% off’ sale this January across selected products. My recommendations? Stock up on the brand’s Love Me Liquid Lipcolours and Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolours, which you can bag for just £13.20 each in a huge range of shades.
Beauty Bay: Up to 50% off and an extra 10% when you spend £55+
I’ve tried a lot of eyeshadow palettes in my time, and there are few that come with a price tag and quality as impressive as Beauty Bay’s own brand, By Beauty Bay. Its palettes are affordable as is, but with an eye-catching sale of up to 50% off, you can grab even more makeup goodness for less, including By Beauty Bay’s own brush sets and makeup essentials.