Black Friday for good (and shopping for beauty)

Ever since we were small, we’ve woken up ready for a full day of shopping. Over the past few years, it’s become our daily obsession – from the all-important Christmas shopping to our annual Spring/Summer clearance with Alexa Chung or Celia Kritharioti (don’t worry – we’ll see you at Frieze art fair). This year, things are not set to change, with the brutal but annual pressure of Black Friday a little more evenly spread across the year.

So, how do you keep your stress levels down in November and December? There are countless fitness and beauty brands that use the same tricks as our favourite meal-preparation apps; to let you know what deals are available, be sure to check out a site before the Black Friday real-estate madness kicks off – we’ve done the work for you.

Matt’s New York Daily Deal

When it comes to luxury gifting, I’m big on presentation. Every time I get a new designer bag or a perfume, I put it in a recycled paper bag for it to get counted as I enjoy the flowers of hope and beauty in the delivery. So my favourite site is already overrun this year – – and will now stay packed through the entirety of autumn and winter. Scroll through Alexa Chung’s Goop best of and see how you can save on this season’s best beauty buys, too.

Matt’s New York Daily Deal

Save up to 40% on prices across all categories from Amazon Fashion, Beauty and More.

Amazon Prestige

It’s a good time to go to make-up giant Charlotte Tilbury, because they’re slashing prices by a third – from £31.50 to £20. You’ll also find some great beauty deals as part of the 50% off of the entire website in exchange for a £10 Amazon voucher. Plus, for these and other exclusive offers, pre-order before Thursday 27 November.

Charlotte Tilbury

Elizabeth Arden No.1 Infusion Noir Absolute 5ml Glam Bronze

Save £39.90 on Elizabeth Arden. NUS.

Elizabeth Arden No.1 Infusion Noir Absolute 5ml

Always think local when it comes to local skin care. This is an upgrade to the weekly pressed coffee you probably don’t know how you used to get, and at an impressive 60% off, you have more than enough reason to try it.

Make it simple with a gold beauty palette like Make It Simple’s Jet Set gold find. From £15.

Make It Simple Jet Set gold

For the brand new beauty girl, there is always one company you can’t live without – Urban Decay. This year, buy two, get one 50% off.

Urban Decay

Redmi Sonata 2018

Handy for any beauty gift buyer, we recently bought the Redmi Sonata (from £150) for our office, and as the reviews have been stellar, we’re now willing to buy one for myself.

Now Hire beauty partner John Laing used to do the hair on The Apprentice; in light of its smart phone app, this is a great place to get free hair straighteners (five minutes, too!); or get makeup advice and tricks; and last but not least, browse tools for under £30.

John Laing

Katherine Collins

One of the hottest seasonal make-up launches of the year comes from Kat Von D, and you can look forward to all the shades you need for the summer – including our favourite.

Kat Von D


Best for your jewellery, little bits and pieces will be resold at drastically reduced prices on eBay from 5 November, so make sure you’re on the lookout before November 23.

Karen Thomas, jewellery designer and founder of celebrated London boutique, is hoping to turn her online collaboration with central London jewellery brand Kérastase into a full collection. The first product is a silvery makeup case.

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