Black Friday 2018: Best to most disappointing beauty deals on makeup, skincare and bodycare
Who comes out on top?
Black Friday is beauty’s World Cup, our Oktoberfest, our Reebonz warehouse sale. In the interest of bestowing some order onto the chaos that is your browser tab situation while scouring for beauty deals, we've done the hard work and searched for the beauty houses and brands ushering in the sale with gusto.
Taking a page out of the secrets and habits of the wealthy, waiting on a good deal is how the rich stay rich. Every Black Friday beauty sale worth mentioning is in a league of their own (unfortunately — there were several products that didn't make the sale cut, like the limited edition Winter Trend makeup collection from The Body Shop, but that's what Christmas wish lists are for) and is slated below for your enjoyment.
Just like Vivian from Pretty Woman, we want the fairytale. To remove the stress from the equation, we've rounded up a plethora of can't-miss deals by beauty brands we're itching to swipe our credit cards on before the Black Friday weekend is over.
FIRST PLACE: ROBINSONS
If you're looking to complete your haphazard last-minute festive shopping for those on your Naughty or Nice list, head on down to Robinsons. The department store is launching its first ever all-day shopping spree on Friday, 23 November, 12am to 12 midnight — so you get up to 24 hours of shopping across Robinsons. Prep caffeine. The sale continues on 24 and 25 November during regular opening hours.
Promo: Up to 80% off with gift-with-purchase
Available at all Robinsons stores.
SECOND PLACE: CHANGI AIRPORT
A closer look at their Black Friday sale would reveal that this one's got the discounts and the goods. A large majority of products in Changi Airport (and its online store) as is are heavily discounted compared to their downtown counterparts, so expect further slashes in the east.
Promo: Up to 40% off
Available at Changi Airport and online.
THIRD PLACE: MAMONDE
Mamonde is coming in strong with their line of holiday goodness. With lipstick shades that range from a bold matte red shade called Flatter Me, to a hot pink that pops called Love Energy, we'll definitely bite.
Promo: On 23 November, buy 3 get to get 1 free and buy 5 to get 2 free. From 24 and 25 November, get 15% off everything excluding sets and masks.
Available at Mamonde Boutiques.
FOURTH PLACE: SABON
Let Sabon’s 2018 Christmas Collection increase your Black Friday haul. You’ll find great gifts such as advent calendars (that include 24 pampering skincare, bath or body treats, etc) and bauble kits that double as Christmas ornaments.
Promo: 25% off storewide
Available at Sabon Boutique at Ngee Ann City.
FIFTH PLACE: HOURGLASS
No holiday soiree glam is complete without a smorgasbord of flawless makeup. As they say, you can never have too many lipsticks. With deals like these from this vegan brand, you'll be all set for your upcoming office parties, Christmas and New Year's bashes.
Promo: $20 off orders of $125 and above; $30 off orders of $150 and above; $50 off orders of $200 and above.
SIXTH PLACE: THE BODY SHOP
The holidays can definitely take a toll on you (ugh, stressed-out skin), but you can revel against looking tired AF with The Body Shop's most-loved bath and body care products, and skincare treats.
Promo: 20% off storewide (minimum 2 items), buy 1 get 1 free all makeup items (except makeup accessories and winter trends).
Available at all The Body Shop boutiques.
SEVENTH PLACE: SEPHORA
If you need to restock your favourite cleansers or try your hand at a new shimmery highlighter, check them off your list at Sephora. The store is extending their operating hours on Friday 23 November; doors open at 9am.
Promo: 15% off storewide
EIGHTH PLACE: 3INA
Is it time to switch up your old liquid lipstick? 3INA's got you covered. Their Longwear Lipstick glides on easily thanks to its lip wand, so your lips are ready to do all the talking this holiday.
Promo: Spend a minimum of $50 and purchase one regular item at $1
Available at Ion Orchard, Junction 8 and Tampines Mall.