With the end of year almost here, we could all use a little retail therapy to calm our nerves before the busy season hits a fever pitch. Black Friday is the ultimate shoppers’ delight, what with brands dramatically slashing prices and offering discounts on their wares. Though most take advantage of Black Friday as an opportunity to stock up on Christmas gifts for a fraction of the cost, it also offers a chance to, as they say, ‘treat yo’ self’. Beauty brands are here to help with that, capitalising on Black Friday to hold some of the best retail promotions around.
Get ready, get your digital carts set, and get to shopping come 29 November with our guide to the best beauty deals this Black Friday 2019.
Everyone’s favourite beauty retailer, Sephora, will be offering 15 percent off most of their products on Black Friday, starting from 28 through to 30 Novembe, and is available online. Beauty Pass members, however, already got early access to the sale, so you’ll want to act quick before all your wishlist items are snapped up.
Online beauty retailer, Wishtrend, is our go-to when stocking up on Korea’s finest makeup and skincare wares. For Black Friday, it will be offering 30 percent off a minimum spend of US$200 (approx. HK$1,565), and 20 percent off a minimum spend of US$150 (approx. HK$1,174), alongside specific discounts for its brands, which range from Klairs to the Wishtrend house brand. Shipping rates will also be discounted, and you can expect free samples on top of your purchase.
Net-A-Porter’s Black Friday sales are always one of our favourites, and its beauty arm is not exempt from this excitement. Though the retailer is often subtle about its price slashes, offering no hints on what we can expect until the day itself, 2018 did see Net-A-Porter provide 50 percent discounts on a broad range of its designer goods ad beauty products, so pay close attention to the site when the day comes.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Lookfantastic has long been a digital portal that stocks brands one can’t typically find in-stores in Hong Kong, along with the cult labels we know and love at extremely competitive prices. For Black Friday, Lookfantastic is hosting a Beauty Blackout sale with specific discounts for a plethora of brands — Elizabeth Arden, Foreo, The Inkey List, and more — with additions to the group day by day. Those who spend over HK$1,200 will also receive a free mystery beauty gift bag.
As its name suggests, Cult Beauty is all about cult brands, ranging from Anastasia Beverly Hills to The Ordinary. For the festive season, they’ve begun slashing prices by as much as 40 percent across selected goods, with an even bigger discount impending come Black Friday. Be sure to check in once the day comes.