Black Friday isn’t a myth for those living in India anymore. With international brands shipping with (minimal) customs and local shopping sites making sure you get a good deal, Christmas is indeed coming early this year. What do we love about it? The fact that brands you didn’t know ever went on sale is now slashing their prices, offering discounts and even adding in sample kits and value kits. Credit cards on the go, check out all the best skincare and makeup you can shop between November 29 and December 2 with our guide to the best beauty deals this Black Friday.
Makeup Forever and Sephora Collection: Both at 50% off
Everyone’s favourite beauty retailer, Sephora has not really gotten into the Black Friday game yet but we’ll be honest, their super sale game is already very strong. Two amazing brands like Makeup Forever and Sephora Collection are at a flat 50% off. Our favourite picks include Makeup Forever’s Acrylic lip colours and their Pro Finish Multi Use Foundations – both dynamic and totally worth the moolah. The Sephora collection is on their limited edition collection that features some great buys like this bath set and this complete mask set. Great for gifting and excellent for pampering yourself.
Enn at 30% off and Yves Rocher at 50% off
Head to Health & Glow, the mass retailer of beauty brands and you have two interesting labels with the sweetest deals. Enn is an Indian label that is known for its high-performance face masks and Yves Rocher is a French label that has some great cult products going at a 50% off deal. Our picks: Enn’s Ba-Na-Na-Nah Smoothie For Skin Radiance Face Mask, Cocoa Mess Skin Nourishment Face Mask, Yves Rocher’s Wrinkles & Firmness Ultra Plumping Serum, and Yves Rocher Anti-age Complete Anti Ageing Serum.
Nykaa’s best bets
Nykaa, of course, went into full Black Friday mode with ample offers on our favourite labels. More than that, they introduced newer kits. Case in point, the India exclusive Malvika Sitlani lipstick duo at a cool price of Rs 990 with two bestseller Smashbox lipsticks: Driver’s Seat and Always On. Next up is our favourite deal of all time: Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette at a whopping 50% off. Benefit too got some grear offers with most bestsellers at 30% off: Pick up the Gorgeous Goodies Kit (great value!) and all false lashes at Rs 1000. The best bit for the last, some cult Elizabeth Arden products are at a good 50% off here. So stock up on the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Daily Youth Restoring Serum Capsules right now.
Estee Lauder sets
Luxe label, Estee lauder sure knows how to kick off a great skincare kit and their bestsellers that come in minis are a treat to the eyes and the skin. The best value for money sets are the Limited Edition Repair + Renew Kit at Rs 3,900 and the Protect + Hydrate Set at Rs 3,000 (this contains all the bestsellers, OMG). At a sizzling Rs 1,800 bucks, the Skin Quenchers Protect + Brighten Duo and the Repair Serum + Moisturizer Duo are just enough to kickstart your luxurious year ahead.
So, we’re big fans of their masks but this Glamglow Glow Essentials: Mask + Moisturizer Kit at Rs 1,600 is every girl’s budget dream. Not just that, the kit also gives you two extra mini products at checkout on Nykaa. It contains two of the cult-classic, award-winning mud mask treatments, Supermud, Flashmud, and popular moisturiser Glowstarter.
Dr. Sheths at 35% off
The last time we saw renowned skincare line from reputed dermat Rekha Seth at a discount was a while ago and it was at a good 20% off. But this is the first time the label has taken their offer upto 35% off. So get in on their amazing skincare line and don’t forget their bestsellers: Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel and their basic brightening sunscreen, both tried and tested.
Cult Beauty deals
The Black Friday deals at cult are a tad interesting. It’s about the amount you shop and you get discounts accordingly, and the highest at this point is a good 30% off when you spend 500 pounds. Now what can you pick up you ask? Their wide range of minis – you pick a label or a cult product and they have a mini in it. We have our favourites too: The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant The Littles and of course, Fresh and Herbivore. Take a look at the Christmas kits for your money’s worth.
Wishtrend and Yesstyle at a good deal
Both Korean beauty retailers ship happily to India and their discounts are going up every minute – now that’s a good deal. Let’s not forget the number of free samples you can get your hands on. Wishtrend goes with a cool 45% off with one-on-one free offers and beauty rituals while Yesstyle goes with almost 80% off on brands like Cosrx, Benton, Laneige, and Dear Klairs.
Beauty Bay offers
This online beauty retailer does know how to stay on top of Black Friday with their own theme: Bragging Rights where most products go for a good 50%. Our faves include: Jefree Star; Elemis, Mario Badescu, and Alpha H.