When it comes to Black Friday, there are two types of people: The person whose adrenaline gets pumping at the thought of the major shopping day, and the type who tries to steer clear of the overwhelming atmosphere. Regardless of which category you fall into, you'll likely still agree that the major event is a great opportunity to grab up some exciting beauty gifts for friends and loved ones — and to stock up on all your own skin care and makeup essentials. Just about every brand offers some sort of Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals to help you get ahead on your holiday shopping, and save some money while you're at it.
The beauty of, well, beauty products, is that they make fabulous gifts — because they look pretty (have you seen Tatcha's packaging?) and the recipient will likely use your gift frequently, they're small packages that pack a mighty punch. Not to mention, even some of the most luxe beauty buys will be easy on your holiday shopping budget when you snag them during the sales rolling out over the next several days.
Case in point, Guerlain, a brand that's participating in Black Friday for the first time ever, has created a gorgeous gift package from its Orchidée Impériale collection. From Nov. 19 through Nov. 26, shoppers can score the Orchidée Impériale Discovery Set on Neiman Marcus' website for $89. The set will include deluxe travel sizes of the Orchidée Impériale Rich Cream, Longevity Concentrate, and Orchidée Impériale Eye & Lip Cream — a full size kit with these skin-rejuvenating products is typically $455, so it's a great way to give the gift of luxury for much less.
Charlotte Tilbury is another high-end beauty brand that's turning out some great deals this Black Friday, with a selection of gift sets being offered at 50 percent off from Nov. 23 through Nov. 26. You'll be able to score the brand's popular annual Naughty and Nice Magic Box, usually $200, for half that when you shop it online during the sale. The gift box contains 12 of Tilbury's top-selling products, all packaged up like a holiday-appropriate advent calendar.
For the skincare enthusiasts in your life, there's no shortage of big-time sales to score all their favorites (and re-up on your own). Tatcha is holding its Black Friday sale from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, during which shoppers will save 20 percent off any order over $100, or $15 off orders of $75 or more. That means you definitely should grab up a fresh bottle of the brand's bestselling Rice Polish, $65, for yourself while you shop gift sets for your friends.
One Love Organics, a clean beauty line, will help shoppers save 25 percent off everything site-wide from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27 with the discount code OLOCYBERSPREE, so take the opportunity to stock up on some natural skin care for your beauty shelf. The brand's Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover, $44 before the sale, is a top-seller with rave reviews for thoroughly cleaning skin without making it feel dry and tight.
There are plenty more savings to be had from some of the beauty industry's best brands — so don't be surprised if you've suddenly checked almost everyone off your list after shopping them on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the days in between. Keep browsing below for the can't-miss sales to shop very soon.