Times are tough! But thank god for the holidays and the deals that come with them. Obviously, there are Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals all over everywhere. But if you’re like me and you shop for beauty products all year round, these sales may not even mean that much to you. However, there’s a good chance you’re missing out on some great early Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals. If you are not sure what to buy, I’m here to help.
Instead of bombarding you with hundreds of irrelevant beauty deals and giving you decision fatigue, I narrowed things down for you. After all, there is no point in hoarding products just because they are on sale. Below are the best Black Friday deals on makeup and skincare products we rave about here. These are also among our readers’ favorites. So find below smart beauty purchases you can stock up on right now along with mini product reviews.
This is a product I talk about every time I talk about my rosacea. Honestly, if you have rosacea, this is the product to buy now. Trust me, you won’t even need to buy anything else. It’s a green-tinted color corrector that adapts to your skin tone. It works like a primer and a foundation and even contains SPF 30. It calms redness, evens out your skin tone, and gives you the most natural-looking base. Every single person I recommended this thanked me.
This is an anti-aging essence and a favorite among our 30+ readers dealing with signs of aging. Even though this is loved by everyone, the product is pretty pricey and makes it difficult to actually own one. It’s made with green tea which is an amazing antioxidant. It helps reverse free radical damage on the skin. If you’ve never used an essence before, do not sleep on this deal. Get the smaller size to save more.
Another skincare favorite that I always recommend to my readers with sensitive skin is this face serum. This is an antioxidant serum made with a very gentle vitamin C derivative. It’s your daily vitamin C anti-aging serum you can comfortably use on sensitive, rosacea skin. It has a subtle radiant finish, works for all skin types, hydrates beautifully, and softens the appearance of fine lines.
If you know me, you know that I love a good retinol serum. I love it, even more, when it’s beginner-friendly. Most retinol serums are pretty expensive. So if you’ve never used retinol before and are looking for an effective formula to target lines and wrinkles, consider this one. The serum is very creamy. So it doesn’t irritate or cause dryness. I even use this on my rosacea skin.
And speaking of retinol serums, you must have heard of Murad’s formula. Their night serum contains encapsulated retinol to minimize sensitivity. It also packs another retinol, namely Granactive Retinoid. Because this is a super-rich formula, it’s pretty pricey. So if you’re on the lookout for products to add to your anti-aging routine, check this out.
I personally love a feel-good skincare product. That’s why I use brands like Lancome and Estee Lauder. These types of products tend to contain fragrances and such. So they are not for everyone. But their moisturizers are undeniably luxurious and effective. This anti-aging moisturizer is one of their most expensive products. The Absolue line is absolutely amazing. And the current deal is too good to pass. So if you are looking for an anti-aging moisturizer, try this one. It visibly firms the skin, hydrates it day-long, and leaves a glowy finish.
Everybody loves a multi-purpose product and Benefit’s Lip and Cheek Tint is the first one that comes to mind. If you’ve never used one before, now is the perfect time to try this one. It’s basically a liquid blush that stays on forever. You can also use it to tint your lips. It gives a beautifully rosy glow and is something to stock up on for summer no-makeup makeup days.
I know everyone is hoarding Shape Tape Concealer but this is the one to add to your cart. The blush is very subtly shimmery. And it’s so rich that you can literally contour your face with a blush! It’s not glittery and it looks super elegant, especially for people with mature skin.
Erborian has the best color correctors, tinted moisturizers, and BB creams. The Korean beauty brand is equally expensive. So their current Black Friday deal is actually a big deal. Now, this product is for those of you dealing with dullness and could use some radiance. The formula has these tiny bubbles that melt into the skin allowing the pigments to adapt to your skin tone. It doesn’t provide coverage. But trust me when I say that this is like a glow moisturizer or a liquid highlighter you can use to get that glowing skin without needing foundation. Apply this and apply tiny dots of concealer and you’re done!
And speaking of concealer, you can’t go wrong with this! You can do your whole base makeup with this concealer. Whether you’ve used one before or have been meaning to give it a go, take advantage of the deal. The concealer comes in numerous shades and is the best thing that has happened to my tired under-eyes in a very long time.
Charlotte Tilbury’s deals come in kits. And it makes so much sense. This kit includes a full-coverage foundation, a finishing powder, and CT’s cult-favorite bronzer. You can do your whole base makeup with the kit. The foundation has a natural finish. So it works for all skin types. Plus, the creamy formula blurs out any imperfections.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, this is one of the most full-coverage foundations out there with a wide shade range. On top of that, the foundation is transfer-proof. So no need to worry about staining clothes. If you’re looking for a summer foundation or a matte finish foundation for oily skin, or if you have sensitive skin, the foundation is a pretty sweet deal.
If you’re into no-foundation makeup, this is the concealer to cover up any blemishes on your face. It’s high coverage with a natural finish. Whether you’re looking to even out your skin tone or cover up blemishes or redness, this is it. Personally, use Lancome Teint Idole Concealer with a lighter shade on my under-eyes and then use this for the rest of my face.
This cream bronzer by Fenty is for sculpting your face in the most natural face. It provides seamless application and works great for achieving a natural, bronzy look. If you’re ready to move on from powder bronzers, this can give you that sun-kissed skin without giving your face an overly-done look.
This is your color-correcting treatment, your foundation, and your sunscreen. This one is for people with oily skin because it’s matte and the formula is oil-free. So if you want more from a foundation, or a regular foundation feels too heavy, you’ll be surprised how well this multi-tasks.
Iclal Eroglu is the co-founder and editorial director of Ejollify. She's been a beauty writer for 4+ years and a rosacea sufferer for 7+ years. She covers makeup, skincare, anti-aging, injectables, and wellness. You can follow her on Instagram and LinkedIn.