Black Friday in UK starts 24 November. Here’s how to get your hands on the best Black Friday makeup deals and skincare bargains
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping events of the year which makes them a perfect opportunity for you to grab some great Black Friday makeup and beauty deals.
Last year, there were dozens of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with savings of as much as 75%, although the average was around the 30%-50% mark.
Black Friday 2023 is set to be even bigger and better with rumours of week-long and in some cases month-long bargains coming from a huge range of beauty brands.
We’ve started listing the Black Friday in UK sales and discounts below and will update this page as and when more products go on sale.
We’ve divided them into sections so feel free to browse the full list, or use the links in the box to the left to jump straight to the most relevant section.
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We’ve also got a host of exclusive mamabella discount codes, many of which give you extra savings on top of the already heavily discounted Black Friday offers.
These deals and prices were live at the time of writing. Given the fast-moving nature of Black Friday, we apologise if any deals have sold out by the time you click the link.
If any sections are blank, it’s because those particular Black Friday beauty deals and Cyber Monday offers aren’t yet live.
Within our Black Friday makeup deals guide we’ve listed the best discounts we’ve seen generally first.
We’ve then separated out the deals we’ve found on key retailers Cult Beauty, Huda Beauty, MAC, and more. These are the sites you have told us you care most about on Black Friday so this should hopefully help you find what you’re looking for without scrolling through pages and pages of deals.Morphe
SAVE UP TO 80% on P.Louise makeup
P.Louise has launched its Black Friday sale and you can get makeup and skincare bundles, as well as individual products for as much as 80% cheaper.
This includes eyeshadow palettes, lip kits and lip duos, eyeliners, highlighters and blushers, and much more. Our favourite deal is the for the P.Louise Babes That Save Makeup Bundle. It was £105 but you can currently get it for just £35!
The P.Louise advent calendar isn’t included in the sale though.
Alternatively, keep scrolling to read our P.Louise advent calendar 2023 ultimate guide.
Sale price: Various
Saving: Up to 80%
Where to buy: P.Louise
The Cult Beauty Black Friday deals are still TBC.
Last year, the retailer knocked 25% off *almost* everything from Charlotte Tilbury to Dr. Barbara Sturm and The Ordinary to RevitaLash Cosmetics. The savings are usually automatically added at the checkout – no code needed! – and the 25% discount applied to the RRP of the products in question for Black Friday 2022.
Once the deals go live, we’ll put them on our dedicated Cult Beauty Black Friday deals page.
As part of last year’s Huda Beauty Black Friday deals, you could get up to 80% off a huge number of the brand’s bestselling makeup and skincare lines. This included the Huda Beauty range, as well as Glowish, Wishful, Kayali, and more.
The majority of the savings were around the 30-40% mark but it was possible to find some higher savings on older products or specific lines.
Multi-brand retailers also tend to sell Huda Beauty products for different discounts.
The MAC Black Friday makeup deals are TBC.
FURTHER READING: Get cheap MAC makeup at 50% off on the MAC Treats sale page | MAC Advent Calendar 2022 | Spotlight on MAC Cosmetics UK | We’ve reviewed and ranked every MAC mascara | Here is every bestselling MAC foundation reviewed and ranked from best to worst | MAC Studio Fix Foundation review
We’re expecting Rihanna’s brand to release its own range of Fenty Skin and Fenty Beauty Black Friday deals but last year, Fenty Beauty products were included in the early Black Friday sales at Boots.
The full Benefit Black Friday deals are expected to go live on 24 November.
Many retailers combine their Christmas gift sets with Black Friday skincare deals, meaning you can get double the savings. Others offer entire skincare ranges at a discount meaning you can stock up on any of your faves.
SAVE UP TO 40% on mamabella’s top-rated skincare
We’re currently in the midst of a major group test looking for the best moisturisers and best serums. As part of this test, we’re going to be highlighting the cheapest ways to get hold of each of the skincare products we’ve tested (so far) in the Black Friday deals on our Skincare Spreadsheet.
As last year, we’ll be listing the regular price, the discounted price, and links where you can buy. On the products where the discount is applied at the checkout, we’ll add comments to help explain why you may not see the same number when you click through.
Sale price: Various
Where to buy: Various
We’ve previously reviewed a number of GHD products including the GHD Helios dryer, the GHD Unplugged, and the GHD Platinum Plus so you can check out those reviews using the links below if you want to do some more research before you buy.
See all of the GHD Black Friday deals here
At the time of writing, most of these savings are available via the Boots Black Friday deals, yet individual brands have also reduced the prices ahead of the festive period.
See all of the beauty advent calendar Black Friday deals here
Electronics are usually the first products to be reduced for Black Friday which means you can pick up hairdryers, straighteners and much more for a discount. You can also stock up on shampoos, conditioners, and more. We’ll update this section as hairdryers, straighteners and more go on sale.
The early Black Friday deals have already begun at Boots and there are savings to be had across a huge range of products. This includes its No7 range of skincare and makeup, but also gift sets, fragrances, beauty electricals, advent calendars and much more.
We’ve listed some standout Black Friday Boots deals below (and will be adding more as they go live) but you can explore the full Boots Black Friday sale here.
The No7 Ultimate Cosmetic Collection is worth £74 and before Black Friday it was being sold for £52. However, to mark this year’s major shopping event you can now get it for just £24 – a saving of £50.
Sale price: £24
Where to buy: Boots
From No7 foundation to its range of Lift and Luminate, Restore and Renew, and Protect and Perfect lines, plus the bestselling Boots No7 Retinol serum, you can save up to 25%, or get 3 for 2 across the No7 makeup and skincare range.
Sale price: Various
Saving: Up to 25% or 3 for 2
Where to buy: Boots
If you haven’t already seen, the Beauty Works advent calendar 2023 contains a host of haircare products and tools, and we’re expecting the Beauty Works Black Friday deals to be just as good value.
The Beauty Works Black Friday deals are set to go live on 24 November.
Although Pretty Little Thing predominantly sells clothes, it also has a growing collection of beauty products on its site.
This includes its own products as well as products from third-party brands – many of which you can find in the PLT advent calendar. With this in mind, the PLT Black Friday deals will feature makeup and skincare, as well as haircare and tools.
Yes, there is a Black Friday in 2023. The deals started on 1 November and last all month, although the official Black Friday date is 24 November.
The 2023 Black Friday in UK officially starts on Friday 24 November. Cyber Monday 2023 is on 27 November.
It’s called Black Friday because it refers to shops using sales and offers to attract customers in an attempt to get their finances “into the black” before the end of the accounting period.
Whereas it was largely dominated by offline sales, more recently it’s come to represent weeks of online sales across nearly every major retailer, in nearly every sector.
It’s also used by many as the main shopping event where they buy their Christmas gifts.
Notably, the items that are most popular and most likely to be discounted are electronics and toys. Yet these savings extend far beyond into makeup, skincare, beauty tools, accessories, hair dryers, straighteners, and just about any other beauty product you can think of.
Amazon is credited with bringing Black Friday to the UK in 2010 when it launched its annual Black Friday sale on the UK version of its website, at the same time as it went live in the US.
As is the case, where Amazon leads other brands follow and the number of retailers running Black Friday deals in the UK has been growing year-on-year.
As has the length and breadth of the sales.
The concept of Black Friday was introduced to the UK mainly through the influence of American companies and the internet generally. Here are some key factors that contributed to the spread of Black Friday in the UK:
Companies like Amazon and Walmart (which owns Asda) played a significant role in bringing Black Friday to the UK. Amazon began offering Black Friday deals to its UK customers around 2010, and other retailers followed suit.
Globalisation of Retail
The internet and the rise of global markets meant that retail trends could cross borders more easily than before. This allowed people to take part in shopping events that were once only in specific countries or regions.
The UK retail market is highly competitive, and retailers are always looking for ways to attract customers, especially in the lead-up to Christmas. Q4 is an important quarter for all businesses and Black Friday sits smack in the middle of it.
Media coverage of Black Friday in the US piqued interest in the UK. Stories of shoppers queuing and fighting made it a popular news story, plus it became a lucrative way for websites that earn affiliate money to push deals.
As UK consumers became aware of the discounts available on Black Friday, demand for similar deals grew. Retailers were keen to meet this demand, further establishing Black Friday as a big event in the UK retail calendar.
No, sadly Black Friday is not a bank holiday!
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget