Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly here, people, but in a bid to help shoppers make more considered (read: less ridiculously-impulsive) purchases, a whole host of retailers have started their sales events early. So, we thought we’d bring you up-to-date with the best Black Friday deals of 2022. In the sea of a lot of nonsense, what’s actually cutting through? Truly? Consider us your one-stop-shop for Black Friday promotions that are actually rather good.
For context: Black Friday has been going strong in the UK for over a decade now, reigning supreme as the Queen of sales events. It takes place ahead of the festive season, serving up the perfect opportunity to shop for the best gifts for her and gifts for men for a little bit less – as well as the home appliances you’ve been hankering over for months, investment fashion that’s normally a little over budget and top-ups of the staples of your skincare routine. You get the picture.
Of course, sales like Black Friday can be a breeding ground for unsustainable behaviour, so before we get stuck in to GLAMOUR’s edit of the best Black Friday deals, we’ve got a bit of advice for you. Firstly, sort through your wardrobe/home decor collection/skincare fridge before the event lands, and decide what’s actually missing. Support a more sustainable world by donating and selling anything you don’t wear or use anymore to make space for your new additions. Invest in well-made, premium products over trend-led garments that will make valuable additions to a capsule wardrobe – or last for a really long time. And make a budget to encourage you to focus on the products you want and need the most.
Here, a round-up of the very best early Black Friday deals of 2022, as chosen by the GLAMOUR editors who really rate them.
Naturally, Black Friday beauty deals appear at the top of our list of priorities this month – so it’s just as well there are some really epic makeup and skincare savings to be had (from premium brands like 111Skin, Yves Saint Laurent and Elemis, right through to affordable retailers like TikTok-famed CeraVe).
Our comprehensive guide will tell you all you need to know, but there are a few highlights worth mentioning. The Charlotte Tilbury Black Friday sale reigns supreme as the best place to invest in glow-inducing base products, while the Urban Decay Black Friday sale is great for some of the best eyeshadow palettes on the market. The Glossier Black Friday sale is always hugely popular with GLAMOUR readers (as if you needed another excuse to top-up your Cloud Paint stash), and elsewhere, you can shop Jo Malone Black Friday deals, Elemis Black Friday sales, YSL Black Friday deals and the LookFantastic Black Friday sale.
Just SO good that it deserves its own dedicated section, the Boots Black Friday sale – which is taking place in-store and online – is full of Star Gifts (the MAC Star Gift is well worth taking a look at), perfume, makeup, skincare and beauty tech deals on Philips laser hair removal gadgets and electric toothbrushes that connect to your iPhone via bluetooth. It started on November 1 and has different deals running everyday, from 3-for-2 to buy-one-get-one-free.
If you’ve got your nose set on a new signature scent ahead of Christmas, the best Black Friday fragrance deals serve up the chance to invest in a parfum from the likes of Tom Ford, Gucci, Marc Jacobs or Burberry for less. Yep: Black Friday is officially dispelling all myths that you can’t pick up a luxury scent for less than £100. You can shop discounted perfumes at Boots.com, LookFantastic, Sephora and Jo Malone – but here are a few of our favourites.
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