Black Friday 2023 is already approaching (seriously where did that year go?) which means it’s time to put your savvy shopper hat on and get some epic deals on your favourite make-up and hair products just in time for Christmas.
When is Black Friday 2023?
Originally a US phenomenon, Black Friday falls on the day following Thanksgiving (which is always the fourth Thursday in November FYI). Put simply, this year’s Black Friday will be 24 November – ideal for those last minute Christmas presents you really weren’t up for paying full price for.
What is Black Friday?
The one day a year where brands apply ridiculous discounts to your favourite hair, make-up, shampoo, skincare… the list goes on, online and in store, therefore justifying the inevitable panic-induced beauty haul that we definitely needed…
The ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar
Once again you’ll be able to get your hands on this year’s most coveted beauty advent calendar, the ELLE Advent Calendar, with a cheeky discount this Black Friday. Consider it the ultimate early Christmas gift for all the beauty obsessives in your life. Or, even better, a daily treat yourself countdown just for you.
Your Black Friday Beauty Directory
When it comes to Black Friday, Amazon.co.uk is where it’s at with around ten days dedicated to deals, deals and more deals. If there was ever a time to snap up your essential beauty electricals at a snip of the price, it’s now.
Hold onto your plastic pink pouch because Glossier offer up a crazy discount every year for Black Friday and 2023 is set to be no different. While we’re still waiting for the big reveal, last year saw up to 30% off products, gift sets and five limited-edition Black Friday gift sets. We are expecting big things this year…
3. Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury famously goes big when it comes to Black Friday deals. Their 2022 Black Friday sale was one of the very best, with so many hero products, gift sets and even the seductive signature perfume, Scent of a Dream being sold at discount prices and this year is set to be no exception.
4. Cult Beauty
Last year Cult Beauty offered a range of discounts for Black Friday with a whole host of covetable brands, from Charlotte Tilbury and Chantecaille to stellar haircare line Virtue and even skin-tech leaders Nuface.
For 2023, we’re still awaiting news of the iconic beauty retailer’s discounts, but if last year is anything to go by – with up to 25% off nearly everything on the site – we have high hopes.
Last year skincare legends Kiehl’s treated us to a whopping Black Friday discount and they’re doing it all over again for 2023. Stay tuned to find out exactly what’s happening for Black Friday 2023.
The legendary beauty mecca that landed in the UK, Sephora is responsible for bringing us some of our favourite US exports, from ILIA to Tarte Cosmetics. And we’ve got high hopes for their Black Friday sale. With over 50% off over 350 beauty brands last year, it could be the perfect opportunity to stock up on your US favourites.
Ultimate shopping destination Selfridges aren’t technically doing a Black Friday sale, but the hallowed beauty halls are offering a discount in light of the festive season with plenty of iconic brands and products available for a very pleasing price.
8. Beauty Bay
After last year’s epic Black Friday sale offered a massive 50% discount on absolutely everything site wide (yes, really), we’re keeping our eyes peeled for news on the Beauty Bay Black Friday 2023 sale. And we think they’ll be upping the ante even more this year.
ghd’s Black Friday sale for 2022 didn’t disappoint with up to 25% off selected tools and we predict this year’s deals are going even bigger with discounts on a whole range of ghd classics.
Based on last year’s whopping 70% discount, expect deals across the site’s best-selling beauty brands including the likes of Babyliss, Living Proof and Elemis.
11. Beauty Pie
Last Black Friday, Beauty Pie customers were offered a massive 50% off plus free postage with the code BF50. We can only hope for a similar discount this year, too.
For Black Friday 2023 Boots will be rolling out the deals once again, offering discounts across thousands of luxury beauty brands and products.
Expect British institution Liberty to be offering deals across their curated and luxury beauty edit.
Beauty editor favourite, Medik8, offered up 30% off their expert-approved skincare this Black Friday. Stay tuned for the details on this year’s discounts.
15. Space NK
Space NK’s Black Friday offering for 2022 was their best one yet giving customers up to 25% off online and in store. Could 2023 be even better?
Hair legends Hershesons have joined the Black Friday party with 20% off Limited Edition kits curated for different hair types last year. Check back in for more details on Black Friday 2023 soon.
YSL beauty had a mega deals on Lookfantastic.com and on the YSL website, and we’re hoping for a similar situation this year.
Offering 20% off full size products online and in store last year, as well as giving £1 from the sale of every hand cream sold throughout 24th-27th November to The Woodland Trust, L’Occitane’s Black Friday is always one we can get behind.
Skincare legends Sisley are likely to have discounts on full price items online this Black Friday.
20. John Lewis
John Lewis are sure to be treating customers to some discounts and deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
21. Harvey Nichols
Based on beauty retailer Harvey Nichols’ last Black Friday, with 15% off from 24th-27th November, we’re hoping for a site-wide discount.
The iconic candle brand offered up discounts of up to 25% across their entire site last Black Friday with special offers on their 24hrs of NEOM Box and Relax with NEOM Box.
Tan-Luxe stepped things up for Black Friday 2022 with a whopping 50% off everything site wide from 21st-30th November. Stay tuned for what’s in store this Black Friday 2023.
24. Paula’s Choice
The cult skincare brand had 20% off the entire range last Black Friday and we’re expecting even bigger discounts this year.
Here’s hoping we can stock up on our beloved Erborian CC Cream this Black Friday 2023. And if the 25% off from last year is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat.
26. Aromatherapy Associates
The masters of ultimate relaxation are treating us to a chill winter season this Black Friday, with discounts on their iconic bath treats and aromatherapy-inspired formulas.
Based on the 20% off site wide on FaceGym last Black Friday, we’re hoping to splurge on our favourite science-backed skincare tools and skincare this year.
Keeping your hair in tip top condition, expect to find plenty of haircare deals running on the Kerastase website this Black Friday, too.
Stock up on your face tools for a snip of the price this Black Friday – stay tuned for more!
30. Allies Of Skin
Singapore-born skincare brand, Allies Of Skin, are likely to be bringing us some exceptional discounts this Black Friday. Our advice? Avoid choice paralysis by starting your skincare wishlist early.