‘Tis the season to stock up on your favourite cult-beauty buys this Black Friday 2021. With everything from basics like concealer, moisturiser, foundation and beauty sponges right through to your more expensive beauty tools like hairdryers and hair removal devices, we think it’s in your best interests to take a hot look at what’s on offer.
The best part? Hundreds of big name brands like GHD, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, NYX and Maybelline are taking part in the fun with product prices slashed by a cheeky up to 70 per cent. My bank account is bracing itself.
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The best Black Friday beauty deals on offer:
- GHD – Save on select products.
- Calvin Klein — Save on select products.
- Hugo Boss — Save on select products.
- Vera Wang — Save on select products.
- QV — Save on select skincare products.
- Cetaphil — Save on select skincare products.
- La Roche-Posay — Save on select skincare products.
- Maybelline — Save on select cosmetics.
- Rimmel — Save on select cosmetics.
- NYX — Save on select cosmetics.
- Head & Shoulders — Save on select hair care.
- TRESemme — Save on select hair care.
- Garnier — Save on select hair care.
- Philips — Save up to 50% on select male grooming products.
- Sukin — Save on select skincare and hair care products.
- Olaplex — Save on select hair care products.
- Real Techniques — Save on select cosmetic tools.
- O.P.I — Save on select nail products.
- Priceline — Save on select cosmetic products.
If you’re in the market for a new hair straightener, then GHD’s Black Friday deals are, by far, the place to look with big savings on lots of hot tools and haircare. This Platinum+ Styler alone monitors heat 250 times per second to maintain 185ºC optimal styling temperature. That’ll leave you with 70 per cent stronger hair, 20 per cent more shine and two times more colour protection. Its unique wishbone hinge and round barrel also enables versatile, snag-free styling to create a range of looks, from sleek straight locks to curls, flicks and waves.
They say your makeup is only as good as your base, and I’ll back this statement to the grave. Whenever I start with a moisturiser and my NYX Pore Filler primer before putting on my foundation, it not only lasts all damn day, but gives my face a much smoother finish. Can we also get a hell yeah to its 100% vegan formula?
I first heard of this lil’ baby on TikTok, where people have been describing it as a “godsend” product for hair health and growth. All you have to do is smooth a little bit of oil on the ends of your locks, and hello, frizz-free shine, baby. The perfect post-beach hair essential. You might also want to hide this from the men in your life, because legend has it, it doubles as a great product for beard growth.
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is the jack of all trades in the concealer world. From erasing and correcting to highlighting and contouring, this product does it all. Its carefully shaped tip also makes it perfect for getting in and around your dark circles for optimal coverage.
This Philips Beard Trimmer will give you an even and precise trim when it’s time to tend to your three-day stubble, short or long beard. Its innovative Lift & Trim PRO system lifts the hairs up to the level of the double-sharpened blades for a one-pass even trim. The stainless steel blades are double-sharpened, cutting even the thickest hair precisely. They even sharpen themselves by lightly brushing against each other, so no replacement or oiling is needed throughout your trimmer’s lifetime.
Your new signature summer scent is incoming (and for a downright bargain, too).
If you, like me, have been housing a mouldy old beauty sponge in the bottom of your makeup bag for one too many months now, then I’m here to answer your prayers with this holy grail Real Techniques Complexion Sponge 4-pack. Usually coming in at $20 for just two, you can nab yourself four and stock up for the rest of the year.
This alcohol-free mist toner, enhanced with blends of chamomile and rosewater, helps to soothe, purify and cool your skin after cleansing (or just whenever you need a facial pick-me-up). Bonus points for also doubling up as a setting spray to give your makeup a dewy finish.
As the queen of dry lips in summer, mark my words, this hydrating lip mask (aka pot of absolute gold) is literally the best thing I’ve ever laid on my lips. Think soft, supple and smooth all day long. It’s also berry-flavoured, making your mouth taste like dessert (not that we’re at all, uh, eating it).
If this doesn’t scream silly season glam, people, I genuinely don’t know what will. Level up literally any makeup look by popping some of this gold loose pigment on your lids. Gold not your colour? It’s also available in Platinum, Salmon, Mauve Pink, Almond and Walnut. Did we mention this baby is also cruelty-free?
Stock up on nail lacquers from the best in the business with O.P.I’s Black Friday polish deals. With hundreds of colours to choose from, who doesn’t love a sneaky 70 per cent off summer staples?
Get your hands on another GHD hot tool deal with this Professional Hair Dryer going for 41 per cent off. Boasting advanced ionic technology to reduce frizz and flyaways, as well as an ergonomic design for right and left-handed users, it’s a match made in Black Friday heaven.
I know the jury’s out on whether makeup wipes are actually good for your skin, but I still love to use them as a first point-of-call when it comes to removing the day’s toxins, followed by a cleanse, tone and moisturise. If it’s 4am after a night out, they’re also handy to at least get the gunk off your face. The rest of your routine, on the other hand, can wait until the morning.
Made with Australian-sourced Kaolin Clay, this Ayla Skin Pink Perfect Mask is packed with detoxifying, pore-cleaning capacities while also being incredibly soothing. On sale for 40 per cent off, it’s the perfect addition to any self-care Sunday.
How to get access to Amazon Prime for free, fast delivery:
Before you nab any great deals, you’ll need to get yourself a Prime account. It’s free to trial for the first 30 days but will cost you $6.99 per month after the trial’s up. You might find that you already have one since a Prime subscription includes access to Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading. Plus, once you’re signed up, you get free, fast delivery on any items purchased through Amazon.
If you’re not planning on using Prime after the sale’s done and dusted, just remember to cancel your subscription ASAP after you’ve milked your free trial for all it’s worth.
My shopping cart’s full just thinking about it.
Where can I find other 2021 Black Friday deals?
- The best Black Friday kitchen sales.
- Kmart’s Black Friday sales.
- JB Hi-Fi’s Black Friday sales.
- Amazon’s Black Friday sales.
- ALDI’s Black Friday sales.
- Big W’s Black Friday sales.
Please remember to shop responsibly this Black Friday.
This article has been updated since publication.