Over the years, Black Friday has earned a rather crude reputation thanks to news clips of crowds bum-rushing stores and knocking over salespeople while clawing for a half-priced TV. Luckily, scoring a good beauty bargain on the biggest shopping day of the year doesn't require flexing any muscles. Here are some great sales to look out for from our brands, whether you're gift hunting or just treating yourself.
IN STORE ONLYThe Body Shop: On Friday only, when you spend $30 or more at any Body Shop store, you can grab a 17-piece collection of bath and body, skin care, and accessories worth $175 for only $25. The loot-filled tote includes top-selling skincare items such as Vitamin E Moisture Serum and Carrot Moisture Cream, as well as their limited-edition Jolly Orange bath and body line, which is available only in this special offer.
Lancôme: They've dubbed it "Black Lash Friday," because when you stop by any Lancôme counter on this day and buy one of four mascaras, you'll get three other eye makeup products on the house. Purchase a tube of Définicils Precious Cells to receive a full size Artliner liquid eyeliner, travel size Cils Booster lash primer, and travel size Bi-Facil eye makeup remover. Buy a tube of Hypnôse Drama, Ôscillation, or original Définicils, and you'll get a full size Le Crayon Khol eye pencil, travel size Cils Booster, and travel size Bi-Facil.
ONLINE ONLYGiorgio Armani Beauty and Yves Saint Laurent: These sales are already up and running! From now through Tuesday, November 30th, score 20% off of your purchase and free standard shipping (for YSL, you must spend at least $50 to get the shipping comped) on giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com and yslbeautyus.com by entering promo code FRIENDS at checkout.
Lancôme: After you polish off the Thanksgiving feast, hop online because starting Thursday and going through Monday, November 29th, receive 20% of any lancome-usa.com purchase (plus free ground shipping) by using promo code HOLIDAY20 at checkout.
IN STORE AND ONLINEKiehl's: Starting Friday and going through Tuesday, November 30th, enjoy 20% off your purchase on kiehls.com or at any Kiehl's freestanding boutique (you'll find the invite to print on their website starting Friday). If you shop online during this period, you'll also get free ground shipping on all orders of $30 or more by entering promo code FAMILY10 at checkout. (Note: This sale does not apply to Kiehl's department store counters.)
Lancôme Nordstrom exclusive: The department store is the only place you can snag the Lancôme Limited-Edition Hypnôse Drama Mascara Set (shown above), a $67 value that's going for only $29.50. The set contains a full-size Hypnôse volumizing mascara, black eyeliner, travel-size Cils Booster lash primer, a pink-crystal bedazzled lash curler, and a travel size Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.