Black Friday: The Best Of Beauty


Does Black Friday even matter anymore? There were a couple of years there—nay, decades—where it really had the opportunity to impact your personal closet bottom line. These days, sales are a bit harder to follow... Some start the week before Thanksgiving, declaring "Black Friday starts NOW" on a Monday, which is unnecessarily complicated. No need to call every sale in November a Black Friday Sale. Sometimes a discount is just a discount.

In the interest of imparting some order onto the mess that is your browser tab situation while online shopping, here are the very best in online deals today through next week in alphabetical order by category. (If you're not looking for beauty, scroll to the bottom where we've got a couple of other options. For clothes, just check Yoox. There's always a good sale on Yoox.)

One last parting piece of advice for those who are still window shopping: You've got a whole holiday season in front of you, so pace yourself. Go create yourself a Parcel account and stalk the deals from your phone as time goes by. Slow and steady wins the race. And with that, we give you...

The Gadgets:

Foreo is going 25% off sitewide, so you can buy vibrating silicone tools for all your friends... That includes, but is not limited to the Luna Cleansing Brushes and really cool toothbrushes. Ends Monday.

Clarisonic isn't stopping at 20% off on all devices—use the code CYBERWKND and get whatever you buy engraved for free. Hold out 'til Monday and the discount goes up to 25%.

GHD is also 25% off site—may we recommend the Curve for those undone waves you've been practicing but not quite perfecting yet? Ends Monday.

Iluminage wants you to take 30% off their array of at-home laser hair removal tools and silk pillowcases. Ends Monday.

The Products:

Acure Organics wins the highest discount prize—40% off with the code SNOWFLAKE. Check it out if you've been meaning to switch your haircare over to the natural side of the beauty world. Ends Monday.

Bluemercury is doing a bunch of one-day, in-store-only sales, so if you find one in the wild, let us know. (Or keep track here.) Get up to 20% off all items. Including La Mer, including Oribe, including Chanel. Keep it together, man.

Boscia is going BOGO 50% off with select masks and cleansers (fingers crossed for that Luminizing Black Mask of theirs). Also 50% off select blotting linens, the most thoughtful of stocking stuffers. Ends Sunday.

Charlotte Tilbury has a bunch of daily, kind of complicated deals and gifts with purchase now through Cyber Monday. Check their site for more info because they'll explain it better than we can.

Dermstore, your online Mecca for basically every brand you've ever heard of, is 30% off sitewide with the code BLACKFRIDAY.

Fresh will give you a free, fancy bar of soap with any online purchase over $40 on Monday. Just use the code CYBERMONDAY2016. If you're not into soap, just think about how great it is as a hostess gift. Better still if you manage to get an Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask for yourself while you're at it.

Glossier (hey there :P) is hosting our only sale of the year with 20% off everything and free shipping. Everything! Ends Monday at 11:59pm PST.

Heyday, the quickie facial bar based in Manhattan, has a pretty sick ecomm site too. (Think Herbivore, Grown Alchemist, Image Skincare...) Sicker today because it's all 25% off! In-store, too, for you New Yorkers. In case you weren't paying attention, 25% off Herbivore Lapis Oil. That doesn't just happen every day.

Laura Mercier will remove 25% of the price on any purchase over $100. And there's more! Get free shipping, returns, and two deluxe samples with code BLACKFRI. Time to stock up on the ITG Top 25 favorite Tinted Moisturizer with SPF. Ends Monday.

Marc Jacobs has a lot going on this weekend. The first isn't necessarily a sale, but starting today, his three limited edition beauty gift sets are available while supplies last. That includes the High and Fine set, with a Highliner and a Fineliner gel eye crayons; a Mascara Wardrobe Collection with all three excellent mascaras; and the full set of seven makeup brushes. All at pretty solid gift set value prices. But if you wait until Cyber Monday, there are a couple other things to know: Sephora will have all six shades of the new Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème Lipstick on sale for one day only. These babies won't officially launch until spring 2017. Alternatively, spend $30 on and get a set of five minis of your choosing. The code is MONDAY. Phew...that was a lot.

Nars is 20% off. Nars is 20% off! Nars is 20% off through Monday.

Nuxe, the French drugstore brand that basically created dry oil, has everything 30% off now through December 4. And you don't even need a code. Amazing.

Odacite is running a three-tier sale (the classic 10% off $100, 15% off $150, 20% off $200...) through Tuesday. Tiny vials of really targeted, delicious smelling oils for all! Ends Tuesday.

Pai trusts you enough not to give you a promo code. A discount of 25% off all purchases will automatically be applied through the 28th. Scout's honor.

Seaweed Bath Co., known around the office for their killer Detox Cellulite Cream, is 20% off everything (and free shipping because duh) with the code HOLIDAY20. Ends Monday.

Skinceuticals isn't doing much, but if you're already devoted to the CE Ferulic or Phloretic CF serums, buy today and receive a complimentary anti-aging travel size kit with purchases of $185 or more. Ends Wednesday.

Violet Grey, holiest of holy beauty sites, very generously promises $50 off orders of more than $250 with code GIFT50, and $100 off orders of more than $500 with GIFT100. It's not a hard minimum to meet if you're in the market for the Ziip... Ends Monday.

Weleda, home of Skinfood and all the finest German baby products your princess skin craves, is all 30% off. Spend $50 and it all ships free!

The Extras, in case you're into more than beauty:

Barre3, the national workout chain, is offering 20% off 5-class packages with, get this, no limit on how many you can buy through Sunday. Their online subscriptions are 50% off for 72 hours starting Monday.

Brooklinen, the official bedding of ITG (OK, not official, but Emily, Brennan, and Tom all have the Luxe Hardcore Bundle) is offering 10% off $250, 15% off $350, and 20% off $450. Plus a free candle. PLUS free shipping. Sleep well this holiday season. Ends Tuesday.

The Laundress, the boutique detergent line that recently teamed up with John Mayer for a line, is 25% off sitewide with the code CYBER25. Ends Tuesday.

Sleepy Jones is pretty lax this year, with 20% off full-price merchandise and free shipping this Monday with code NOPRESSURE.

Stone & Strand, jewelry ecomm and Tribeca showroom, is offering 20% off the site, with a few designer exceptions. Engagement rings, ear cuffs, and tiny adorable gold necklaces galore. A great site to send people hints with, too.

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