Okay so apparently Black Friday is a thing over here in the UK now. I don’t know if my memory is letting me down and it’s always been a thing, but I honestly don’t recall this much excitement in previous years, however maybe this is a sign of our times and reflective of the fact that everyone is just a little more skint than they were in previous years. Who knows? I’m just here to talk about lipstick. There are a LOT of deals, so I’m just going to list them with links and you can pick and choose what you fancy checking out. Remember that each deal will come with its own T&Cs so you’ll need to check on things like minimum spend, expiry date etc. Let’s crack on!
Illamasqua have some lovely nail set quads with a retail value of £58 for just £26 here – link.
Murad are offering 3for2 on what I think is their entire product line, but don’t quote me – link.
Liz Earle have 20% off 20 top customer favourites alongside free delivery – link.
Giorgio Armani are giving four deluxe samples including a brush and a mascara with £50 spends; use code “LuxuryGift”- link.
Sigma are giving free worldwide shipping with code “BF2014” so now’s the time to stock up on your brushes – link.
Benefit are giving 15% off with the code “Save15” – link.
Love Makeup – home of newly arrived Zoeva brushes amongst many other fab brands – are giving 10% off £30 spends with code “black10”, 15% off £60 spends with “black15” and lastly 20% off £120 spends with “black20” – link.
Boots have a huge array of offers such as half price deals and special edition sets, so I won’t list them and I’ll instead recommend visiting and seeing if anything takes your fancy here – link.
Debenhams have some serious offers on brands such as YSL, bareMinerals, Elizabeth Arden and Elemis – there’s some mega savings so check them out here – link.
If I’m reading it right, there’s 10% off the majority of beauty at House of Fraser as well as 20% off YSL makeup and Guerlain makeup here – link.
John Lewis appear to have 10% off pretty much all their main beauty brands – link.
CultBeauty have a coupon system with £10 off a £60 spend with codes “shimmer10”, £20 off £100 using “shimmer20”, £45 off £200 using “shimmer45” and lastly £75 off £300 with “shimmer75” – link.
Feel Unique have mostly individual deals such as half-price make-up sets, so you’ll need to check them out to find out more – link.
That’s all I have for now as a couple of sites appear to be buckling under the strain and are currently down, but I’ll add more as they come through. Some advice: don’t accept the first deal you find, even if it looks really good, have a shop around and see if anywhere else is doing the same thing cheaper as there are some insanely good deals going on today, so don’t panic and put some time aside to research. Have lots of fun!
It was total hell online for some sites. Beautybay went down because so many going for the 20% discount. I and know others even got the suspicious activity and enter a code. Which was useless as even the code was too busy to work when I tried.
Feel Unique was a breeze, all I wanted was the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and got 15% off. In and out and off I went, they even shipped later that day. Beautybay on Saturday morning most of the colours I wanted sold out. Did get a Michael Van Clarke hairbrush with 20% off, I had been looking at it for some time. Then the site went down again later and again on Sunday. Their Facebook page had nothing but complaints. I was surprised to get confirmation that my order was shipped, expected to have to wait for days.
I think many sites just did not expect the volume beauty buyers wanting to shop. The news was all about the TVs, computers etc.