black friday 2021

The Best Black Friday Beauty and Skin-Care Deals

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers

Black Friday has arrived, and just like in 2020 (and 2019), we’re here to help you sniff out the best deals across the internet. At the Strategist UK, we’re obsessive with our deal hunting — we cross-check prices across retailers and compare discounts year-on-year — so we always know when for example, that “best-ever-price” Vitamix is actually cheaper at John Lewis.

We’re covering Black Friday sales across the site, including stories on the best Amazon deals, the best bedding and mattress deals, and all the deals that will make great gifts. (For an overview of all our coverage, you can visit our Black Friday hub page.) But for great deals on beauty, skin care, and hair products, this page is the place to be. So far, we’ve spotted discounts on Strategist-favourite brands, such as Olaplex and Charlotte Tilbury, as well as finding expert-recommended electric toothbrushes at less than half price.

We’ve listed the sales alphabetically by retailer for ease. We’ll be stock-checking this post throughout the day, but if you see something you like, don’t dillydally — and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates throughout the day.

Amazon

As always, Amazon has thousands of Black Friday deals and many of them are beauty and skin-care focused, such as this moisturiser (a reader favourite) at the best price we’ve ever seen. For more Amazon savings, visit our guide to all the best Black Friday Amazon deals.

Beauty Bay

BeautyBay is offering up to 50 percent off across its range of skin and beauty products, with major discounts on Anastasia Beverly Hills, Mario Badescu, and their in-house brand.

Boots

This year, Boots is offering deals across cosmetics and electronics, including Oral B electric toothbrushes for more than half off.

Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty has 25 percent off absolutely everything, from Olaplex gift sets to Charlotte Tilbury’s magic night cream. For more deals (which would make good gifts), visit our guide, here.

Feel Unique

Feel Unique has thousands of discounts, from 40 percent off Bondi Sands tanning products, to Elemis at 35 percent off.

Glossier

Strategist-favourite brand Glossier are offering discounts on all of their products. Makeup, skin care, and hoodies — as seen on Timothée Chalamet — are all 20 percent off.

Photo: Courtesy of Glossier

John Lewis and Partners

John Lewis has discounts up to 30 percent on luxury makeup and skin-care brands, including Estée Lauder and Liz Earle. John Lewis (naturally) also has discounts on home goods and bedding — visit our guide to the best Black Friday deals on mattresses and bedding for more.

Liberty

Liberty is also offering discounts on luxury skin-care and beauty products, with a 25 percent discount available on brands from Kiehl’s to Sunday Riley.

Look Fantastic

Look Fantastic have discounts of up to 50 percent across brands such as Urban Decay, Yves Saint Laurent, and Beauty Works.

Space NK

SpaceNK has various discounts across its best sellers. Brands like Nars and Aesop are available at a 20 percent discount, with BeautyBlender and By Terry products 25 percent off.

Superdrug

Superdrug have savings across their best-selling brands, including Babyliss hair-styling tools and Diesel fragrances.