Black Friday Beauty

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is upon us. It’s mad out there. These are the best beauty offers. Stay inside, in the warm, order online. I got you. 

The Benefit Besties Gift Set, £30, is the Star Gift at Boots. Cute makeup bag and mini versions of their best sellers. They say deluxe minis, but I’ve been to visit it, some are downright teeny. The Hoola Bronzer is the 4g mini that retails for £9.95 (full size is 8g and £23.50), but the POREfessional Primer is a disappointing 3ml (full size is 22ml). Still a great way for the uninitiated to try out Benefit, and for fans to get travel sizes. Full contents here

I have tried precisely zero Estée Lauder skincare products. Nadda. Zilch. The price makes me recoil from the counter as if it were on fire. But beauty editors rave about it, the Advanced Night Repair serum (the brown bottle) in particular. So this little Estée Lauder Supreme Starter Set, £30 was £60, is a nice in. A sampler set, to dip your toe, or as a lovely gift. 

This Soap & Glory Extrava-glam-za Set, £25 was £50, is an absolute steal. Although better known for their bath and bodycare, Soap & Glory makeup is super. You get a nice, nude mini eyeshadow palette, a couple of mini lip glosses and two makeup brushes, but the exciting stuff is all full size:

  • GLOW ALL OUT Luminising Face Powder
  • THICK & FAST High Definition Collagen Coat Mascara
  • SUPERCAT Carbon Black Extreme Liquid Eyeliner Pen
  • ARCHERY Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil in Brownie Points
  • SEXY MOTHER PUCKER Lip Gloss in Candy Queen and Plumsup (mini)
  • LID STUFF Eye Shadow Palette (mini)
  • Two makeup brushes

Goes in and out of stock, so keep checking. If you miss it, don’t despair – pick your faves and get this free gift when you spent £15. 

Real Techniques make awesome makeup brushes. In the Real Techniques Mega Set, £40 was £100, you get ten of em, plus two sponges. 

Clinique always have great value sets at Christmas, and this Black Friday one is mega. The Clinique The Sweetest Thing Set, £30 was £60, has eye cream, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, cream blusher and their new lip lacquer. Winner. Full contents:

  • All About Eyes, 15ml
  • Limited-Edition All About Shadow Quad, 4.9g
  • Clinique Skinny Stick in Slimming Black
  • High Impact Mascara in Black, 7ml
  • Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Amp’d Up Apple, 3.6g
  • Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Wink Pop, 6ml
  • Makeup bag

    It’s a weekend of makeup magic at Charlotte Tilbury. Four days, four offers. Today’s offer is Buy One Gift One Free on their Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise eyeshadow and eyeliners sets, £29.

    I will not judge you for self-gifting.

    Happy shopping,



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