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The Best Deals Our Beauty Editor Will Be Scoring This Cyber Monday

Zoe Weiner

Zoe WeinerNovember 28, 2019

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While we all well know you don’t have to drop a whole lot of coin for beauty products that work (case in point: a dermatologist’s go-to cleanser literally costs $1), we’ve all got those pricey picks we just can’t resist. For me, it’s a $38 face wash that makes me feel like I’m getting a pro-grade facial every time I lather it on, and a $160 bottle of vitamin C serum that I simply can’t imagine living without. Thankfully, for those of us whose list of vices include “expensive beauty products,” there are plenty of Black Friday beauty sales that have us covered.

Per usual, beauty meccas like Sephora, Nordstrom, and Ulta will be offering day-after-Thanksgiving discount deals on some of the best products they’ve got to offer—including hair care, skin care, and makeup. There ‘s everything from classics to cult faves to new launches… and then some. Whether you’re lookin to re-stock on your trusty go-to’s, add something totally new to your arsenal, or treat someone on your gifting list to some beauty newness, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find it at one of these shops.  Scroll through for some of the best of the best from this year’s offerings, and get ready for your most beautiful(…ly priced) holiday season yet.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $10 ($20 Value)

Turn washing your face into a luxury experience—for only $10—with this OG cleansing fave. It’s made with apricot and avocado oils, plus squalene, to help nourish skin while also fighting away oiliness.

Photo: Kiehl’s


Drybar The Blowout Bunch Buttercup Blow Dryer Kit, $159 ($292 Value)

This kit’s got every single thing you could possible need for mastering the art of the blowout at home. In addition to Drybar’s fan-fave Buttercup dryer, it’s also got mini-versions of some of the brand’s best styling products like Hot Toddy heat protectant.

Photo: Drybar

IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo, $15 ($27 Value)

Literally *no one* wants to wash their hair when it’s cold outside, so this charcoal-infused dry shampoo will help you add at least another day between lather-and-rinse sessions.


Photo: IGK

Benefit Brow Superstars Full Size Set, $49 ($144 Value)

Everything you need for perfect lashes and brows, right this way. Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara will add so much oomph to lashes, people will swear you’re wearing falsies, and the brand’s iconic brow products will give you a pair of face framers that Cara Delevingne would envy.

Photo: Benefit

Bare Minerals Mini Bare Glow Palette, $15 ($31 Value)

This kit’s got blush, bronzer, and highlighter, aka the only three things you’ll need to keep in your makeup bag for radiant skin all season long. Running from your desk to a holiday party with no time for a full refresh? These babies (and a swipe of red lipstick, perhaps) have got you covered.

Photo: Bare Minerals

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder, $15 ($29 Value)

Living Proof’s products are developed with so much science behind them it’ll make your head spin (… hence why the brand’s dry shampoo is the best that money can buy, IMHO), and this hairspray is no exception. It’ll add volume to any look without making your hair feel crunchy or look heavy, which means you might actually be able to master the art of the up-do in 2020.

Photo: Living Proof


Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, $30 ($60 Value)

This mask isn’t only effective in hydrating and brightening skin, but wearing it is a true experience in itself. It heats when you mix it with water, and the resulting heated massage will make you feel like you’re at the hands of a professional esthetician. Plus, it does its thing in three minutes flat, leaving ample time for hanging out on the couch all season.

Photo: Peter Thomas Roth

Elemis Jumbo Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash, $65 ($90 Value)

Give your skin the gift of a wash that’s equivalent to an at-home facial. This cleanser stimulates cell renewal while sloughing off dead ones in the process, which means your Christmas tree won’t be the only thing glowing this holiday season.

Photo: Elemis

CHI For ULTA Beauty All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron, $60 ($100 Value)

Get this glittery and good-for-hair ceramic iron for nearly half of its usual price for sleek, smooth strands that you won’t want to wash all winter.

Photo: Chi

Pat McGrath Labs Mini Blitz Trance, $15

Anything famed makeup artist Pat McGrath touches turns to gold (or, erm, glitter), and this holiday-friendly lip is no exception.


Photo: Pat McGrath

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protectant Primer, $15 ($28 Value)

Chances are, you’re not letting your hair air dry when it’s 30 degrees outside (… and if you are, let me tell you right now that you shouldn’t be), which means your hair is being blasted with even more heat at this time of the year than usual. Protect your strands with this primer, which will keep it safe from hot tools and UV rays and leave behind a shiny-but-not-greasy finish.

Photo: Bumble and Bumble

Black Friday is legit the best day of the year for beauty lovers. Here’s how a dermatologist plans to shop all the skin-care sales, plus one *really* good one you definitely won’t want to miss. 

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