Heinous check out lines. Shoulder to shoulder crowds. Deals that'll reduce you to tears of joy. Yep, Black Friday is nearly here! Whether you're the shopper that loves the rush of hitting dozens of stores post Turkey Day or you prefer your savings crowd-free from behind your computer screen, you're likely to be considering going Black Friday shopping right about now.
As a self-proclaimed lipstick enthusiast, I for one, will be taking advantage of the best makeup deals the day has to offer. I get a rush every time I leave any store with loads of products, so there's no way I'm missing the chance to build my beauty stash at hugely discounted prices. Yes, I will be that Black Friday shopper that is hopped up on triple grande caramel macchiatos because she stayed up for two nights in a row researching the best discounts.
Call me crazy, but once you see all the beauty doorbusters coming your way, you'll get where my head's at. If makeup isn't exactly your thing, Black Friday is still a great time to score a set worth gifting to a loved one (or a few loved ones, if you opt to split it up) — and your wallet will love you for keeping it within your budget. Get a load of these 2015 Black Friday and Cyber Monday makeup deals that'll get you on fleek for cheap.
1. BITE Beauty
You might be thinking, "$300 for lipstick? No way!" but a true beauty enthusiast would recognize this major deal. At $36 a pop, BITE lipsticks are a popular item on Sephora's shelves. The brand releases a limited edition creme lipstick each month that usually sells quickly. By purchasing this exclusive set, you'll get all 12 shades at once for $134 less than you would if you bought each one separately. Be sure to put this steal on your checklist for Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), where it will launch online only at Sephora for a limited time.
Rolling in with a nearly 50 percent savings, OCC will be releasing an neutral lip pencil set that usually costs $80 for just $45. The set features their most popular shades like "Tarred," "Sybil," and "Sebastian". Plus, as OCC makes their comeback with newly packaged products, you can still catch their original packaging lip tars for only $9 while supplies last. Score!
Speaking of lip tars, OCC will also have a lip tar set featuring their cult classics available exclusively at Nordstrom. A drop of product is all you need to get full coverage with OCC lip tars, which is why I adore them! The set also features OCC's lip tar primer, which I recommend if you're going to be wearing their lippies. This $63 bundle will be all yours for more than half off.
I spy another affordable stocking stuffer! Tarte is combining some of their cult favorites in a $10 set you'll be able to snag from Sephora. The kit will include the brand's Maracuja Oil, the Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in "Fanciful," and its Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. Plus, these minis will help you determine if you're ready for the real deal, full product.
Looking for the gift set that will put a smile on your bestie's face and yours? This is it. This Black Friday you can customize a six-piece set for yourself and get one free for someone else with Stowaway's BOGO promotion! Kits include the brand's Radiant Complexion BB Cream, Creaseless Concealer, Cheek & Lip Rouge, Effortless Eyeliner, Creme Lipstick, and Defined Lash Mascara. And don't think they're skimping on sizes. Stowaway's claim to fame is that they make makeup in perfect sizes you can easily carry and finish before they expire!
On Cyber Monday, Lorac will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with their Alter Ego Lip Collection, a $75 set that's valued at $330. The kit will include 20 matching lipstick and lip gloss shades from their Alter Ego collection, tucked inside of a deluxe leatherette keepsake box. Lips painted to perfection anyone?
If you're going to want some awesome shadows and blushes to go along with your lip set, check out Lorac's $19 Pink Champagne Eye Shadow/Cheek Palette set, also debuting on Cyber Monday. The kit will be sold exclusively on Amazon. Way to keep it under $20!
Yet another $10 set that is worth snagging! This Buxom trio is all you'll need to get the perfect neutral lip and eye combo going. This is only one of many $10 deals Sephora will offer on Black Friday. Bonus tip: Download the Sephora mobile app so that you can check out all of their offers now before everyone else! Just type "Black Friday" into the mobile search bar to get there faster.
Honestly, I could have made this a list full of bareMinerals sets because the brand is offering loads of buzzworthy deals this shopping season. A $242 value retailing at only $49 on Black Friday, the Storybook Romance Set includes two all over face colors, two blushes, eyeshadow primer, six eyeshadows, two eyeliners, a mascara, and two lip glosses. What a mouthful — and the price is so worth it.
10. e.l.f. Cosmetics
A brand that has a few high-end beauty dupes worth coveting, e.l.f has always been one for giving you more product for your buck. This Black Friday you can expect a set sold on Amazon that won't break your bank! With brushes included, this $12 set has everything you need to prepare for a night out, right down to the eyeshadow primer.
11. Estée Lauder
All hail another Macy's exclusive! For only $43 you can walk away with the Shine On Pure Color Gloss Set. Courtesy of luxury brand Estée Lauder, this affordable kit gives you $125 worth of products. Excuse me while I go fix my jaw because it seriously just dropped to the floor.
Lookout for some amazing Avon savings from Black Friday all the way though December 1. Avon will be offering free shipping and 20 percent off purchases of $40 or more through Tuesday. You'll also receive a travel-sized train case with purchases of $65 or more using the code BLACKFRIDAY on Thanksgiving Day. A Merry Makeup Gift set will be included with $60 purchases Thanksgiving weekend, using the code GIFTSET. Finally, $65 purchases will land you a tote filled with products when you use the code CYBER2015 on Cyber Monday! Don't you just love extended sales?
If you're all about buying from brands that give back, you can feel great about shopping MAKE's 30 percent off sale from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. This beauty brand donates 10 percent of its sales to the We See Beauty Foundation, which supports women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas.
14. Urban Decay
Even if you don't act fast enough to get in on the re-release of the Naked Vault Volume II happening Cyber Monday, the brand is still offering plenty of sweet deals on their awesome makeup. On Thanksgiving and Black Friday, you can score all your favorites at 20 percent off sitewide.
OK, have I convinced you it's worth shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Yeah, I thought so.
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