This year's Black Friday beauty deals are major – here's your ultimate guide

Roberta Schroeder
·12-min read
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan

From Cosmopolitan

Black Friday is finally upon us, and this year's beauty deals are set to be bigger than ever. From Net-A-Porter to ASOS, via Beauty Bay and Glossier, every one of our favourite retailers has joined the party – and when it comes to keeping you up to speed, we're up to the task.

To save you time trawling the internet until you get a repetitive strain injury, we're giving you the scoop on the very best hair, skincare, makeup and perfume deals to bag before they're gone. Happy shopping!

The best beauty deals of Black Friday 2020

URBAN DECAY

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Ok if your make-up bag is looking a little sad, we've got a bit of an early Black Friday treat for you. Right now, Urban Decay has taken 40 (yes, that's FORTY) per cent off its famously perfect eyeshadow palettes, including some of those OG Naked palettes you've regretted not investing in ever since they landed. But wait, there's more: you can also bag the same discount on the bestselling Perversion mascara, AND 30% off the rest of the site. What are you waiting for...

KIEHL'S

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Another genuinely great beauty offer comes courtesy of Kiehl's this year, who will be taking a welcome 25% off the entire site come November 25. Head straight for the legendary Creme de Corps body lotion, or revamp your skin with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

E.L.F

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Oh, how we love e.l.f: few brands have managed to make affordable make-up such high quality. From now until November 30, you'll be able to score 25% off your shopping cart when you spend £30 (easy), with the discount climbing up to a ridiculous 40% for Beauty Squad loyalty members. Our advice? Sign up now. We'll race you to the Bite Size eyeshadow palettes.

BEAUTY PIE

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If you're yet to join this member's-only beauty club (where have you been) then now's the time. Right now, you can join Beauty Pie for absolutely nothing: that's right, they've removed the membership fees to give you total access to those famously affordable skin, hair and make-up heroes. Race you to the candles.

LOOK FANTASTIC

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Look Fantastic is going for gold this year, taking up to 50% off so many stellar brands. Snap up a perfect highlighter palette at half price (starring Anastasia Beverly Hills no less) or score 25% off Medik8's derm-approved skincare, including those legendary retinol creams.

Right now, you can take advantage of the Early Access sale, where there's a host of great deals to be had, from 3 for 2 on everyone's favourite Cerave, to 60% off Calvin Klein fragrances.

What's more, you should definitely add a Black Friday Beauty Box to your cart. Costing just £35, it's packed with £155 worth of brill products from the likes of Living Proof, Dr. Dennis Gross, Dr. Brandt and Eyeko. It's a bargain (and it won't hang around for long).

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

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Glam queen Charlotte Tilbury doesn't do anything by halves, Black Friday included. This year, she's revealing a brand-new set of deals every day throughout the week, and you can expect to save up to 50% on some seriously big steals.

CURRENTBODY

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Currentbody is the best place to buy all your skin tech, from epilators to cleansing tools, and their Black Friday sale is not to be ignored.

There are so many genuine bargains to be had right now, from a half-price Clarisonic Mia Set to a Sensica IPL hair-removal device at 55% off. For those Friday-night facials, snap up the A-list favourite LED Mask with a welcome £75 reduction.

BEAUTY BAY

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Phew – there is a lot going on over at Beauty Bay right now. Clearly not one to mess around, the retailer has taken a massive 50% off so many cult brands, from Uoma Beauty to Anastasia Beverly Hills, and even its own already super-affordable make-up line. Go! Now!

MAC

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MAC has treated us to an early Black Friday sale this week. Head over to the site now to bag 20% off absolutely everything, from the iconic Strobe Cream to that legendary Retro Matte Ruby Woo lipstick.

GHD

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GHD's Black Friday sale is the first place you should head if your tools are starting to sound a little creaky. Right now, there's up to 20% off everything from the classic Air hairdryer and the Original IV Straightener to the sell-out Glide hot brush (yes, really).

ASOS

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It goes without saying that Asos is a Black Friday treasure trove, but you're bound to get lost in those endless pages of product. Side-step the average deals and head straight for these: an almost half-price Benefit palette, a no-brainer MAC foundation, and the entire Olaplex line with a hefty reduction. You're welcome.

FENTY

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Fenty is not playing this year: at Harvey Nichols, you can bag some of the brand's best-sellers for half price, including Matchstix, Mattemoiselle and Killawatt.

SPACE NK

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This is one really worth waiting for: this weekend, Space NK will gift you £25 off every £100 spend, meaning you can save serious cash on those investment-worthy devices and cult fragrances.

ARMANI BEAUTY

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Armani Beauty has a great charitable initiative this year. Marking the Blue Friday campaign, the brand will be donating 30% of every sale on the site to its Acqua for Life initiative, which delivers access to drinking water for those most in need across the globe.

AVEDA

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Everyone's favourite eco haircare line has also taken a generous 25% off its entire site for this week only. This discount also applies to the already great-value bundles on-site (like this one), so we'd head to those first for the biggest savings.

GLOSSIER

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They've done it again – Glossier is making all our (shopping-related) dreams come true this Black Friday, with an even bigger discount than last year.

from November 26 to 30, you can score a huge 25% off everything on the site. And there's more: bag one of the brand's special bundles, and you'll save up to 35%.

So that'll be the entire Cloud Paint collection in your basket, will it?

ESCENTUAL

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Escentual isn't messing around when it comes to the Black Friday reductions this year – the retailer has taken an incredible 50% off so many great products.

Our advice? Head straight for the premium make-up section, where you'll be able to bag some beautiful products from the likes of Givenchy, Guerlain and Benefit with pleasingly teeny prices.

Escentual is a great place to shop fragrance too, with 60% off brands such as Michael Kors, Kenzo and Issey Miyake. That's your Christmas shopping sorted, then.

The Escentual Black Friday deals begin on November 27 and will run until midnight on Monday 30.

AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE

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Aurelia is our favourite probiotic-based beauty brand, delivering products that seamlessly combine pampering appeal with serious skin-boosting results. The brand is offering 30% off sitewide to mark Black Friday, including its already heavily discounted bundles and gift sets. All you have to do is enter the code BLACK30 at the checkout.

OK, wait, there's more: every purchase will also come with a free Probiotic Concentrate – the brand's OG skin-boosting serum – alone worth £38.

CONTENT BEAUTY + WELLBEING

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Content has long been the ultimate destination for eco-friendly, sustainable and natural beauty brands. This week, the retailer is offering a tiered discount: spend £40 to receive 15% off, £100 for 20% off, and £300 for 25% off. With brands such as Tata Harper and Kjaer Weis on board, you'll be able to tick off every name on your Christmas list.

LIBERTY

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If you're after a new signature scent, or fancy investing in a luxe candle, Liberty is the place to head this weekend. The retailer boasts a famously good fragrance department, and right now there's up to 20% per cent off a huge selection of products. Go classic with a can't-go-wrong candle from Diptyque, or invest in Le Labo's truly cult Santal 33 scent, which is pretty-much never on sale.

BIRCHBOX

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Over at Birchbox, you can bag 20% off so many great beauty brands, including our favourite Amika haircare. We'll race you to the Flash Instant Shine Mask.

What's more, subscriptions to its legendary beauty box are also on sale, with your first two boxes costing just £7.

L'OCCITANE

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L'Occitane is giving back this Black Friday by donating £1 from every hand cream sold to Pur Projet: a charity working to plant more trees in the UK. You'll also get a 20% discount across the site.

LA MER

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Yes, even legendary skincare line La Mer is getting involved in Black Friday this year. From now, spend £200 and you'll receive a beautiful 7-piece set containing the brand's most iconic formulas, all tucked away in a limited-edition make-up bag.

001 SKINCARE

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001 Skincare is a beautiful line based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, created by the woman behind Rooney Mara's crystal-clear glow. Now, you can save a pretty significant 30% off everything on the site. Be sure to grab the brilliant CryoPRESS: it's the biggest and best face-freezing roller around.

ORIGINS

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You can save 25% off sitewide at Origins right now - good news for all those loyal Ginzing fans. (A tip: try the new glow-inducing serum.)

GLOSSYBOX

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Everyone's favourite beauty subscription box always goes big on Black Friday, and this year is no exception. New subscribers are able to get their first box for the tiny price of £8.50, and there's also tonnes of flash deals and offers coming throughout the weekend too.

Head straight for the Black Friday Beauty Box, (er, it contains *ten* products for just £20) because it's bound to sell out.

CAROLINE HIRONS

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In celebration of the limited-edition pink version of her best-selling book, Skin Care, industry authority Caroline Hirons has taken 50% off the price of her camouflage kit bag. Numbers are strictly limited, so we'll race you to the checkout...

EDY LONDON

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As an in-demand celebrity make-up artist, Edy Kurowska knows the importance of having the right tools for the job. That's exactly why she has created her own line of pro make-up brushes. This Black Friday, treat yourself to a fresh new set with 25% off the entire site. Simply enter the code BFCM25! at checkout to redeem.

PAI

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To use Pai's best-selling Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil is to love it, and this Black Friday loyal users can bag a hefty discount on those coveted bottles. From now until Monday November 30, everyone's favourite sensitive-skin brand is reducing everything on its site by 25% (just use code GOODNESS25), with £1 from every product sold being donated to Black Minds Matter.

NARS

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The brand behind everyone's favourite blusher has taken 20% off sitewide, increasing to 30% if you spend £150. Easily done...

OSKIA

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If there's one beauty brand really worth getting behind this Black Friday, it's Oskia. Not only is this brilliant Brit skincare line taking a massive 25% off its entire offering – yep, including the iconic Renaissance Cleansing Gel – but they're also donating 100% of the profits to Cyfannol Women's Aid, who work to support victims of sexual violence.

FOREO

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If you haven't got yourself a Foreo gadget yet, now's the time. You can save up to 35% on the Luna, UFO and Issa collections, including the game-changing LED-powered UFO 2 and its accompanying masks.

TAN-LUXE

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This one is HUGE. Unbelievably, one of our favourite tanning lines has taken 50% off everything on the site for Black Friday. If that doesn't impress you, how about 70% off both shades of the Wonder Oil, Butter, and The Water?

If this doesn't get you excited, we're not sure what will...

ISLE OF PARADISE

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...Clearly not wanting to be outdone, Isle of Paradise has seriously raised the game this year too. This body-positive tanning line has stripped up to 70% off everything – including those frankly iconic Self Tanning Drops.

SLEEK

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Sleek is one of the most high-performing affordable brands out there, and now you can save even bigger on its contour palettes and liquid lipsticks. Starting now, there's 20% off the entire collection on Amazon.

DIPTYQUE

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We all know that a Diptyque candle isn't just for Christmas, but investing in those black and white votives does feel especially tempting at this time of year. This Black Friday, there's an extra-special reason to treat yourself, as the fragrance house has launched a limited-edition version of its iconic berry-sweetened Baies candle, with 15% of the profits being donated to the World Health Organisation as part of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The candle will be available from November 27 to 30.

CHANTECAILLE

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Prepare yourself for Chantecaille's biggest discount of the year. Starting today, you can save a huge 25% across the site with the code Cyber25. Our advice? Head straight for the legendary Rose de Mai line.

KJAER WEISS

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The original refillable make-up brand makes a very chic case for sustainability. Right now, there's 20% off sitewide. Start with the glowy, dewy Cream Blush – it's their hero product for good reason.

BOLT BEAUTY

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If it's good enough for Hyram, it's good enough for us – and the skincare guru has given this sustainable skincare brand his coveted seal of approval. There's 30% off the brand's eco-friendly capsules right now, which can be composted once empty. Very clever.

MONPURE

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Guys, this one is big. Super-luxe haircare brand Monpure has taken 50% off all its single products for Black Friday weekend. The Nourish and Stimulate Scalp Mask is sure to sell out.

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