Perfectly timed, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the ideal opportunities to hunker down and get through your Christmas shopping list (whether that’s gifts for yourself or other people, we’re not judging) while securing some enviable once-a-year savings.
What are the best Black Friday beauty deals for 2022?
We don’t want to encourage dropping hundreds of pounds on things you don’t really need, so you can trust our advice to figure out which items are worth buying as Christmas presents, or for yourself if you’ve been saving up for something.
That’s why to help you out, below, Rebecca and I (aka the Eliza beauty team) have laid out the deals we will *actually* be taking advantage of this year, no BS. You can read the fashion team’s guide to shopping the best deals here too.
Rebecca’s best Cyber Monday beauty edit:
Kiehl’s is like the silent assassin of skincare: it goes about its business quietly and in an unassuming nature, but does its job oh-so-effectively every single time. Because of this, it’s one of the best skincare brands out there, no questions asked.
It goes without saying, then, that I am rather thrilled at the prospect of the brand’s 25% off site-wide deal (kiehls.co.uk) this Black Friday. It makes this the perfect time to stock up on old favourites, or to try that one buy you’ve been debating for some time now. What’s more, if you snap up two or more items, you can actually score 30% off rather than 25%. Sold.
Not sure what to buy? Start with some cult classics: the avo eye cream, classic face cream and overnight oil are all winners.
The deal is running live now, so get stocking up before the products sell out!
Zuvi: 25% off
There have been a lot of brilliant hairdryer launches hitting the stands lately; all of which have something new and very sciencey to offer.
My pick would be the Zuvi, which is a close Dyson dupe that holds its own in terms of technology. The lightweight tool uses nature-inspired LightCare™ technology that harnesses light to dry hair, helping to maintain hair moisture, shine and strength.
The brand’s 25% off Black Friday promotion, which is running between now and 28th November at zuvilife.com, sees a whopping £82 being taken off the tool’s original price, meaning it’s available to buy for £247 rather than £329.
This is definitely the time to upgrade your dryer.
In a world where the cost of living crisis is tearing our finances apart (real talk), forking out for a luxury perfume may not be at the top of your priority list. However, Black Friday is the ideal time to splurge on that one scent you’ve been saving up for for a while, or to secure as a Christmas present for a loved one.
Enter: John Lewis, who is giving fragrance fans a chance to save up to 20% off selected perfume lines this BF.
My eyes are firmly on the likes of Gucci, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and YSL; all of which are included in the deal. I can’t wait to smell delish all party season long.
Nudestix is a brand I’ve been dying to properly try for years now, especially after I read just how much Eliza columnist Rose Gallagher loves hers.
As if by magic, the beauty gods answered my prayers with some major discounts running this Black Friday season that I can’t wait to take advantage of.
Between now and the 28th November, Nudestix is offering up to 40% off on all products (excluding kits) at all its major retailers: At Cult Beauty, you can get 20% off by adding code ‘CBGIFT’ at checkout. There’s up to 50% off at LookFantastic and you can use code ‘QUICK’ at the checkout for an extra 11% off, while discounts at Beauty Bay will already be applied to certain products.
Don’t mind me while I add pretty much every stick going to my basket.
Hannah’s best Cyber Monday beauty edit:
I’m going to be honest, Sephora’s Black Friday deals were the ones I was probably most excited to find out about this year. If you’ve not had a chance to look at its website yet, you’re in for a treat. Sephora stocks pretty much every beauty brand under the sun and then some, with exclusive U.S. brands that we weren’t previously able to shop in the UK.
So being its first Black Friday sale in the UK, Sephora will be going big. It kicked off its BF deals on the 13th of November and is offering ‘mega daily deals‘ and savings of up to 50% across the site, including discounts on Huda Beauty, Kate Somerville and YSL.
Sephora is also running offers exclusively during the Black Friday weekend (25th-28th) including brands such as Olaplex and Sol de Janeiro (including this Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe), so get your basket prepped ahead of then to avoid sale panic.
The Body Shop is one of my all-time favourite brands. The products are so nostalgic to me and always remind me of Christmas when I was a kid, so I love giving them as gifts (and receiving them, obvs).
The Body Shop has extended its Black Friday sale and is giving 25% off everything with code ‘CYBER’.
That includes 25% off its much-loved advent calendars (I wrote about why it’s my favourite beauty calendar here) and cult products. I’d definitely recommend stocking up on the Camomile Cleansing Butter, exfoliating body scrubs and Christmas gift sets.
Upping my cosy game is one of my favourite parts of winter, and I always turn to Neom’s candles and bath foams to help me unwind after a long week.
For Cyber Monday, Neom has reduced its Wellbeing Pod & 24/7 Essential Oil Blends Collection to just £95, giving you a saving of £80.
For Black Friday, Neom has also released a ‘Night In With NEOM’ box, which contains a selection of bestselling calming products (including a full-sized candle) worth £160, for only £65. It’s currently sold out, but you can sign up for the back in stock notification here.
I’m an absolute Tan-Luxe addict – I’ve been using the Super Glow Hyaluronic Serum for over a year and would never be without it.
I love that the product range allows you to personalise your tan and slots into your current routine without fuss. I’ve also tried a lot of face tan drops, and Tan-Luxe’s is my all-time favourite.
Tan-Luxe’s Black Friday deals are as iconic as its products, offering a mega 50% off all products. This offer is live now and running until the 30th November, meaning you can top up on your glow through the winter months and beyond.
If you’ve never tried Origins before, a) what have you been doing and b) now is your chance. This brand has so many incredible plant-powered formulations for all skin types, and has 25% off everything right now.
Whether you’re a first-timer wanting to dip your toe into the very best from the brand or know someone who’s already a fan, Origins’ Black Friday Gift Set is fantastic value for money.
It contains five full-sized products for only £42 (saving you a whopping £97), including its new Ginzing Energizing Gel Cream, which I’m obsessed with; it’s a moisturiser that gives my skin a lit-from-within glow that looks as luminous by the end of the day as it did when I first applied it.
I discovered Oskia early on in my beauty career and have continued to love its product range ever since; the formulations feel luxurious and give you that much-desired spa experience at home. The products are a little on the pricier end, so take advantage of the Black Friday sales and nab yourself an indulgent treat.
For Black Friday, not only is Oskia offering 30% off sitewide with code BRIGHT22 (running now until the 27th), but it’s also donating 100% of the profits made between the 24th and 25th to Women for Women International, so you’ll be giving back when you buy.
If you’ve lived with a man, there’s one universal truth that I’ve learned: they will use your skincare products. Usually, they’ll make a beeline for the most expensive ones, slathering it on their faces with reckless abandon while being too stubborn to, god forbid, buy their own.
Olivanna’s Mens Essentials Kit contains a great balance of active ingredients and soothing products to set the male in your life on their own skincare path, including a hydrating moisturiser, a vitamin C serum, and rosewater & chamomile cleanser.
The kit already comes with a saving of 25%, but with Olivanna’s Black Friday deal (live now), you can also snap up individual products for 25% off by adding the code BF25 at checkout.