It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Black Friday means it’s Christmas shopping season, and while I definitely will not be in the stores, I’ll be doing quite a bit of browsing online. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE gifts, and often by myself treats because I love me some me! This year, I wanted to compile a gift guide of Black Friday deals for the beauty lover in your life. Whether you are gifting someone else or treating yourself, I hope this list of a few of my favorite retailers, and some of my favorite Black Woman owned businesses will give you an idea of the perfect gift for your loved ones.
First up is skincare. Skincare can make for some great stocking stuffer gifts as lots of brands have mini and trial sizes in their holiday offerings.
Paulas’s choice has their holiday gift guide live on their site and they are offering 20% off and free shipping for orders over $49.00. Their BHA Exfoliating liquid is top notch, and definitely a pick from this line that I’d recommend for anyone. Check them out here: https://www.paulaschoice.com/holiday-gift-guide
Krazy Essentials is an indie, Black Woman owned business who specializes in body oils, scrubs, hand poured candles and much, much more. Everything is made with love, and care and is made in small batches. The facial products are all cruelty-free and includes toners, cleansers and more. My recommendation from this brand are the Dry Body Oils. They are HEAVENLY. Apply them on damp or dry skin not only will you be moisturized, you’ll be smelling amazing all day. Krazy Essentials Black Friday sale is 30% everything on Friday (no code needed) and on Saturday, Buy 2 get 1 free on all candles. Check them out here: https://krazyessentials.com/
Kiehl’s Skincare is having a 25% off event now through the 30th of November. I love Kiehl’s because their products (for me) are gentle enough that my skin doesn’t experience any side effects from using them. It’s good to catch them when they have these sales because it can be a bit on the pricey side. My favorite product from Kiehl’s is the Ultra Facial Cream and the Midnight Recovery Face Oil. Use the code “CYBER” when checking out. https://www.kiehls.com/skincare/best-selling-skincare-products/
My new favorite skincare bae is from Fenty Skin. Their entire 3 step day time cleanser, toner and SPF is magnificent. They’ve recently come out with a night cream that is on my wishlist. For the holiday sales, Fenty Skin is offering a free gift with a purchase of $75.00. You can shop them at Fentyskin.com
Last up on my skincare list is Fresh. Sephora is offering a few gift sets on smaller sizes of Fresh Beauty face and lip products. We know their lips scrubs are legendary as well as their lip balms. However my favorite product from the is the Rose Cleansing Foam Face wash. In fact, their entire Rose collection, the toner and the hydration cream are top notch. Sephora has gift sets from Fresh on sale for the holidays for $20.00. A perfect time to try those products.
Lets talk about makeup. Lots of the makeup brands are offering some sales or coupons for the holiday season. Eye palettes, lipsticks and blush all make for great stocking stuffers. I know I would personally LOVE to get a stocking full of some of the following brands.
First up is my bae, Fenty Beauty. Right now through November 30th, they are offering 30% off (NO CODE REQUIRED) on all of their items. I’m personally going to stock up on a new foundation, a bronzer and the new Gloss Bomb holiday set. You can shop all of the goodies here: https://www.fentybeauty.com/face/foundation
NARS the GOAT that has had the blush game on lock for many, many years is having a 30% off sale now through Cyber Monday. Listen, if you’ve ever purchased anything from NARS you know it is on the expensive side (totally worth it) so taking 30% off is a great deal. Go ahead and cop a Laguna bronzer and an Orgasm blush. Your cheeks will thank you. Shop the sale here: http://www.narscosmetics.com and use code HOLIDAY
E.L.F. Cosmetics is bae, you already know if you have watched any of my videos or read my blog posts, I am a fan. Right now on their website, ELF is offering up to 40% off for the Beauty Squad members and 25% for non-members. To become a Beauty Squad member, you simply fill out the email form on their website. ELF is already inexpensive, if I were you, I’d hurry over and stock up and get that extra 40% off. It’s worth it. You can shop here: http://www.elfcosmetics.com
Ulta Beauty has it ALL, including some of the best Black Friday deals out there. They currently have up to 50% off makeup, skincare and hair products. Urban Decay’s eye palettes are 50%. MAC lipstick sets are $15.00 and so much more. Now is the time to cash in those points that you’ve been saving up and take advantage of these amazing deals. You can shop Ulta’s Black Friday sale here: https://www.ulta.com/blackfriday/
You know I couldn’t leave out good ol’ Sephora. They are also having sales for up to 50% on makeup and skincare, and they are also offering free shipping on ALL orders with the code FREESHIP. Items of note would definitely be the Pat McGrath Labs collection. The Mothership Rose Decadence palette is now only $39.00. The Lust Trance lipstick is now $19.00. Trust me, these are amazing offers to take advantage of. You can shop all of these sales on http://www.sephora.com
Here are a few indie brands that I’m giving honorable mention to. They are worth checking out for the upcoming holiday sales.
Absolute JOI Skincare is a clean beauty skincare line for Black Women. Right now they are having a sale on their best selling brightening night oil. This oil has both vitamins C &E and Retinol. You can get 35% off now with code BFRIDAY-35-7L9 at https://www.absolutejoi.com/products/skin-refining-night-oil-with-retinol-and-vitamins-c-
Coloured Raine has grown so much and all of their products are top notch. They are having a heck of a Black Friday sale with their infamous liquid lipsticks going for just $5.00, these normally retail for $17.00 each. You can shop these lips and much more at https://colouredraine.com/collections/sale
Check out the gift guides from Mented Cosmetics as well as the Lip Bar. Both of these fabulous brands are offering gifts for a certain someone based on their style. Check them out here: http://www.mentedcosmetics.com and https://thelipbar.com/pages/gift-guide
There are so many beauty brands that are having great sales, for both skincare and makeup. This is certainly not an all inclusive list, however I wanted to make sure to feature products that I’ve personally tried and ones that I’ve heard good things about. If you have some items to add to the list, please let me know in the comments.
Happy Shopping. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.