Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is the best time of the year to shop. No question. Single’s Day and the Great Singapore Sale can’t even compete with the overwhelming saturation of deals from global brands that’ll leave you breathless.
It is also one of the best times to shop at popular cult labels from the US and UK, without forking out absurd shipping costs — and even if you do, the hefty discount mitigates it. It’s a fantastic opportunity to stock up on your Christmas presents too.
Some of these retailers have already started their sales, but a bulk will take effect over the Thanksgiving weekend. Pro-tip: Be sure to weigh the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals across each platform, as some brands further slash their prices during the latter date.
We’ve rounded up some of the best beauty deals across many popular makeup retailers. A few, like Beauty Bay, have set up queue systems online, so be sure to have your browsers at the ready.
Sephora sales always generate intense queues, so Black Friday will be no exception. It’s having a promotional sale for one day only, beginning at midnight across its entire website. Everything will be 15 percent off, so it’s an optimal time to stock up on exclusive Christmas gift sets, and its new releases, like the Natasha Denona palettes that retail anywhere between S$190 to S$350.
Soko Glam is one of the leading Korean beauty and skincare retailers online. Run by aesthetician Charlotte Cho and her husband Dave, the duo has sourced the best products from Korea since 2012, making Soko Glam your one-stop shop for all your K-beauty demands. Use the code SOKO17 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday to get 30 percent off the entire site, and if you spend US$75 (S$102) and above, you get a gift with purchase.
Instagram-famous label Glossier never does sales, so its Black Friday promotions are especially monumental this time round. With 20 percent off site-wide, and free shipping within the US, UK and Canada, it is the best time for us international shoppers to purchase Glossier products through global couriers.
Glow Recipe is another major Korean beauty and skincare site that focuses on all-natural products free of harsh chemicals. It also has its own line, featuring homemade products and some collaborations with brands like Whamisa. On Black Friday, it’s having a 25 percent sale on most of their products with the code BLACKFRIDAYGLOW, excluding its Glow In The Know selection. Its Cyber Monday sales, however, span 25 percent of the whole website, so make a choice wisely.
This popular US beauty brand has not been stocked in Sephora Singapore yet, making it hard to get its greatest hits like the Modern Renaissance palette, and its liquid lipsticks. Fret not, though, as it will be holding a massive sale on its website until Cyber Monday. Discounts begin with 30 percent off all matte lipsticks and gel eyeliners. Next up is 40 percent off its Glow Kit highlighters, liquid lipsticks, and glosses. The heftiest discounts are 50 percent off all the eyeshadow singles, blush trios and concealer products. Spend over US$75 (S$105), and you’ll get a Pro makeup brush of your choice as a gift.
This UK-based online retailer is best known for its intense skincare stockists, spanning luxury to cult brands you can rarely find here. It has recently launched a Singapore platform with competitive prices, and the reception has been, well, fantastic. Its Black Friday sales haven’t been revealed yet, but it’s teasing to massive price slashes from skincare and beauty labels like Jurlique, Pixi, Clinique and more. Regular shipping is free, and if you can spend above S$150, you get complimentary tracked shipping as well.
Asos is known for being a wallet-friendly fashion retailer, but its beauty section is a beast of its own. It stocks an array of skincare and makeup lines, including the subsidiary labels like Niod and Hyalamide from brand-of-the-moment, Deceim. While its deals will only be released on Black Friday itself, we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait.
All three Robinsons outlets in Singapore will be having a one-day sale on Black Friday. Its cosmetics and fragrances will all be on sale for 20 percent off, with an additional 20 percent off on other selected brands. There are also heaps of free gifts to redeem with purchases. It is in-store only though, so be sure to head down when you can.
Robinsons is located at The Hereen, Raffles City, and Jem.
Beauty Bay is another online beauty retail giant, with every possible cult brand you could possibly want in stock. From Ofra to Jouer and Juvia’s Place, Beauty Bay is where it is at. It’s having a 30 percent discount store-wide, and you only need to spend S$27 to get free shipping, which should be no issue.