Before Singles’ Day, the single biggest shopping extravaganza to happen on the web was Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Spurred by the lack of opportunity to celebrate singlehood loud and proud, the annual affair — on 11 November (or 11.11) — became the day for Chinese students to splurge on themselves. Call it a middle finger to Valentine’s Day or a simply a day of self-care, but we’re all for generous promotions and discounts, especially after this long, very hard year.
With that in mind, we’ve sieved out some of the best beauty deals this Singles’ Day. Whether you’re celebrating your independence, want to treat yourself, to getting through your Christmas checklist (it’s never too early), bookmark this page for the best 11.11 beauty deals this Wednesday has to offer.
Exclusive beauty sets
Four specially curated collections featuring Clarins’ signatures have been put together for the occasion for less: The Double Serum Duo Collection, Double Serum & Extra-Firming Collection, V Shaping Facial Lift Holiday Collection, as well as the highly-anticipated 24-Day Christmas Advent Calendar.
From now till 11 November, first orders on the online store will get 10% off with a minimum spend of S$100 and receive a surprise gift from Clarins. A minimum spend of S$180 will entitle you to a set of 11 travel-sized beauty treats worth up to S$234 too.
Punch in the promotional code ‘SHANEXKIMD11’, and the first 300 purchases will also receive a curated Clarins gift set including Clarins classics such as the V Shaping Facial Lift, Double Serum, and Total Eye Lift with a minimum spend of S$150.
If the Supersonic and Airwrap’s premium price tags have always been the only things standing in the way between you and a salon-worthy blowout, Single’s Day is the best time to change that. The sleek hair styling and drying tools will be available at 11% off at Tang’s.
Meanwhile, Dyson’s official online store will throw in a free presentaion case and stand (worth S$227) when you purchase the Supersonic hair dryer, or three free accessories of your choice (worth S$117) when you purchase the Airwrap.
From now till 11 November, a minimum spend of S$120 at Sephora’s online or in-app store will entitle you to 11 gifts: Five sachet samples and six deluxe samples of some of their bestsellers. Even if you don’t meet the S$120 minimum spend amount (it’s not that hard, guys), you’ll still get five sachet samples of the beauty giant’s cult favourites — perfect if you want to have a go at a new skincare regime.
Shop in-stores and you’ll get S$11 off a minimum spend of S$120.
For cheeks rosier than the current affairs, Clinique has two variations of its new limited edition Cheek Pop Palette — ‘Warm Up’ and ‘Cool Down’ — that each offers a trio of natural-looking shades for a healthy flush. Housed in a pastel pink or purple case, they’ve both been tailored with warmer and cooler undertones to blend seamlessly into all skin tones.
The first 30 shoppers to purchase either Cheek Pop palettes at Tangs will receive a complimentary limited edition Cheek Pop Blush Brush (worth $30).
Whether it’s glass skin, mochi skin, or porcelain skin you’re after, the common denominator is usually an impeccable skincare regime. For this, the Koreans know best and beauty emporium Ksisters makes the country’s most sought-after exports readily available in Singapore.
From 11 November (12pm) to 15 November (11.59pm), expect up to 40% off selected Ksisters brands. This includes up to 20% off Yulip’s lip makeup, up to 30% off Jung Beauty, and 25% off the Lavien Biocellulose Mask.
It’s easy to see why Derma Lab’s Pure Vitamin C15 serum is one of the brand’s star buys. Co-developed with dermatologists to contain one of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C in a product (15 percent dermatological grade Vitamin C) while being gentle to sensitive skin, the formula has been praised for brightening and reducing dark spots effectively. Its high antioxidant content also fights free radicals and UV damage for brighter, younger-looking skin.
Get the new Bio-essence Bio-Treasure Intensive Glow Ampoule Mask 7s with every purchase of Derma Lab Pure Vitamin C15 on 11 November here.
We couldn’t have you looking good without smelling the part too, could we? Chloé’s L’eau Eau de Toilette has become a staple on vanity tables for a reason; the fresh and vibrant fragrance — courtesy of Damescena Rose and mangolia — is light, refreshing, and juicy, perfect for summery days at the beach with loved ones.
On 11 November, purchase a Chloé L’eau Eau de Toilette 100ml (S$191) and receive a 30ml fragrance plus 20% off (worth $133) at Tangs and Takashimaya.
Can’t wait to fill your shopping cart for Christmas? Well Shiseido says it’s okay to start now thanks to a slew of promotions in partnership with Lazada.
Pre-order the Holiday Ultimune Set
Packed into this glossy red pouch are some of Shiseido’s best formulations from the Ultimune and Vital-Perfection Range, each promising the effects of radiant, supple skin. The set — sold at S$370 (worth S$587) — sees powerhouses such as the Limited Edition Holiday Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, and Vital-Perfection Sculpting Lift Cream, to prep you for the festivities early. The kit also sees an assortment of its VisionAiry Gel Lipstick, ensuring you look your best when the parties start.
If you already have a list of your own favourites, you’ll get to shop them at 10% off with a minimum spend of S$100. Shop during 12-2am on 11 November and you’ll be entitled to various gifts with purchases too.