Start clearing your beauty shelves!
Crazy cheap hair tools, swanky makeup brushes and killer cosmetics deals – Black Friday is only days away, but the insane beauty sales have already started, people!
We could go on forever about how ghd will be offering $50 off their electrical products, the fact that Priceline is doing everyone a solid with a half-price sale on ALL cosmetics, and how Zoeva will be slashing 25 per cent off all items on their website, but we have a feeling the excitement might be a little too much for you to handle! The Black Friday beauty sales are so epic it’s hard to know where to start.
That’s why we’ve decided to do the groundwork for you and have pulled together our top picks of the best-selling beauty products you need to get your little mitts on. You are SO welcome!
ghd gold styler in Pure Gold
We are *SO* into these hot tool prices! Must-have hair weapons such as the ghd gold styler in Pure Gold are down to $225 on the ghd website and we are freaking out. This bad boy has been in our sights *forever* and is pretty much as luxe as hair straighteners get. It features a shimmering gold finish and has two heat sensors instead of one to maintain a safer-for-hair heat of 185°C consistently and evenly from root to tip. And you don’t even have to wait until Friday, because this sale is happening right now!
L'Oréal Paris Paradise Mascara
This mascara is not only being slashed to half price at Priceline, it is also one of our favourite mascaras. It does everything a good mascara should: volumising and lengthening WITHOUT annoying flaking and smudging. This little gem is a must-have for every beauty kit (just read the reviews here), so get amongst it before they’re all gone!
Maybelline New York Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette
The chic burgundy makeup trend is still going strong and what better way to get amongst it than with the best-selling Maybelline New York Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette, which you can grab now for just $13.47 at Priceline. It’s a totally versatile all-seasons winner, featuring a range of high-pigment shades to take your look from day to night. If you want a second opinion, just check out what our Review Crew® had to say about the Maybelline New York Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette here.
COVERGIRL truBLEND Matte Made Foundation
If you’re still on the search for your Holy Grail foundation, you need to get your hands on COVERGIRL’s truBLEND Matte Made Foundation – because this one is a serious game-changer. It usually sits at $19.95, but it’s half price at Priceline for Black Friday (we’ll let you do the math!). Basically it’s a real steal. Not only does this budget-friendly foundation control shine and blur pores, its formula is also non-drying, which means you can finally score yourself a flawless, matte makeup look without the dreaded cakiness. Our Review Crew® panel recently put this product to the test, so you can check out their verdict here.
Rimmel London Insta Fix & Matte
This guy is pretty much the answer to filter-worthy skin, so you’re going to bet it should have a place in your makeup kit. Rimmel London Insta Fix & Matte can be used for everything from setting foundation, blurring imperfections and controlling that oily T-zone. It’ll make your complexion look fresh, glowy and happy in, like, two seconds. And yes, it’s also half-price at Priceline, so run, don’t walk!
Zoeva 110 Face Shape
At 25 per cent off sitewide, you’d be mad if you didn’t bag the Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush. This is one of Zoeva’s most popular buys – and for good reason. Its round shape is ideal for contouring and it blends makeup like a dream so you can add a little extra definition to your cheekbones or jawline without worrying about harsh lines. It also works well with pretty much any formula – whether it be liquid, cream or powder.
Charlotte Tilbury Luscious Lip Trio
Everybody knows that Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are the *BOMB*, especially the vibrant and long-lasting Hot Lips range. As part of their Black Friday sales, these cult lippies are being sold on the Charlotte Tilbury website as a trio set at a whopping 33 per cent off. What’s more, you can completely customise which shades go in your set!
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
If you're already a big fan of Alpha-H's iconic Liquid Gold (like us), then you'd be pleased to know that you can now nab it on lookfantastic.com.au for 25 per cent off. This cult product is an absolute gem for those who suffer from acne, enlarged pores or uneven skin tone. Simply apply before bed and let the (good) tingling work its magic!
This balm-to-oil formula works wonders for dissolving dirt and impurities, and it *actually* takes off every scrap of makeup without making your skin feel dry or tight. Even better news, you can grab it now at lookfantastic.com.au for a sweet 20 per cent off. Plus, it comes with a nifty little cleansing mitt. Now that’s a good time.
Fenty Beauty All-Over Diamond Veil
While we all love classic champagne and pink highlighting shades, Fenty’s Beauty All-Over Diamond Veil is an absolute game-changer. This silver shade will give you an ethereal finish and have you looking like an absolute vision. Get your hands on one in time for party season - head to Sephora to get it for 15 per cent off right now.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is THE heavyweight of the brow world, with a firm celeb following. The smudge-proof formula *actually* stays put, giving you fresh, natural-looking brows. It’s usually $38 but you can add one to your shopping cart on Black Friday for 15 per cent off. So much yes.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The cult classic Benefit Hoola Bronzer can do no wrong. This little guy should be a staple in everyone’s beauty kit. Whether you’re contouring or just want a subtle sun-kissed look, Hoola Bronzer is the ticket to a healthy, natural-looking glow. If your kit is missing this goodie, you can grab one at Sephora for 15 per cent off on Black Friday.
Frank Body Green Tease Scrub
This little bag of skin-smoothing goodness is the latest addition to the Frank Body family, and we’re SO excited to meet him! Packed with green tea, avocado oil and honey, this limited-edition scrub will having your skin feeling soft, hydrated and healthy. Even better, it’s now 20 per cent off at frankbody.com.au, so you can grab yourself one (or three!) for a cool $15.96 a pop.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
We know a juicy sale when we see one! Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette is currently reduced from $47.00 to $32.90 at Mecca (instore and online) and we are *too* excited. Featuring six warm, neutral shades, this ball of fire is perfect for travelling or the classic bus/train/uber makeup application sesh. Don’t let this bargain slip past you!
Too Faced Sex Hangover Value Set
You know what they say, good things come is twos! Mecca is doing us all a solid, putting together Too Faced Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara (the cult-favourite for bigger, better lashes) and Too Faced Deluxe Hangover Replenishing Face Primer (the ticket to hydrated, smooth pre-makeup skin) in a special little value set for only $17. So. Damn. Good! It’s the perfect duo for party season/Christmas stockings/all of the time.
Tatcha A Golden Moment Set
This insanely gorgeous skin care trio is THE most perfect Christmas gift (just look at that packaging! And the glorious stuff inside!). Although let’s be honest - you probably won’t be able to resist keeping it for yourself. And why wouldn’t you! It features the intensely hydrating Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, and The Silk Cream, along with a cute cosmetics bag. It’s a total steal at $76, so you better snap it up quick. Thanks, Mecca.
If you’re looking for some more affordable best-sellers, check out the best beauty products for 2019.
Which of these products are you most excited to cart? Have you spotted any other great Black Friday beauty sales? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.