The NARS girl is iconic. She's fearless, sultry, and has the perfect shade of lipstick on. The edgy cosmetics company has been around since before the beauty industry blew up, opening its doors in 1994, and will most likely be around long after the bubble pops. That's why the NARS Black Friday sale is a big deal to shoppers who strive to emulate the brand's sophisticated style. Starting Nov. 22 at 12 a.m. ET and ending Nov. 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET, almost the entire NARS website will be 20 percent off.
The only products excluded from the NARS Give & Take Event are candles, books, and specialty gifting collections. Whether you buy up all the cult classics or sift through NARS' endless catalog to find your personal faves, this sale is about to fill out the makeup vanities and bathroom shelves of people everywhere.
The appeal of NARS goes far beyond it being used be celebrity stylists to make stars shine even brighter (when Emma Stone wore purple NARS lipstick, you probably wanted to buy purple NARS lipstick). The brand consistently taps into the feeling of makeup being something a little risky and decidedly mature, with products titled Climax, Provocateur, and of course, the iconic Orgasm blush. Since its launch in 1999, the Orgasm blush has become a best-selling bush in the U.S. — and fortunately, you can score the flawless pink blush during the NARS sale for just $24, 20 percent off the original $30.
As good as the blush may be, the NARS Climax mascara still is in first place on the website's bestseller list. Originally $24, you can get the mascara for only $19.20 during the sale. The mascara has a near five star rating out of a high 3,053 reviews on the NARS website, and was named one of the Harper's Bazaar Beauty Director's buy of the weeks. Many mascaras promise not to clump, smudge, or flake, and the reviews make it seem like this one lives up to the claims; NARS credits the formula as whipped and packed with Lash Moisture Complex.
Try out something new during the Give & Take Event, too. The NARS website is full of exclusive cosmetics, like the 413 BLKR collection. Regularly $59, the 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette will be only $47.20 during the 20 percent off event. If you've never tried NARS cosmetics, start here: the palette has three NARS blushes (the 413 BLKR Blush, Blasphemy Blush, and Ferocious Blush), the Laguna Bronzing Powder, and the full-sized 413 BLKR velvet matte lip pencil in a bright fuchsia.
There will be a lot of hard-to-miss makeup sales for Black Friday, but this is one to put on the calendar. Take it as a chance to find out for yourself why NARS has been one of the top names in beauty since the '90s. Ahead, nine cosmetics to snag during the NARS Give & Take Event.