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Black Friday in UK 2023: The best Black Friday beauty, skincare and haircare deals

5th November 2023 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

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 already looking like it’s even bigger and better if the early access sales are anything to go by. 

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.

To make sure you get access to these deals as and when they go live, sign up to mamabella’s newsletter for all the latest deals including Black Friday deals that are still to come.

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. 


Black Friday beauty deals UK

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.


♥︎ Black Friday makeup deals

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

Plouise basesP.Louise

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 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.

Sale price: Various

RRP: Various

Saving: Up to 80%

Where to buy: P.Louise


Lookfantastic Black Friday sale 2023Lookfantastic

Save up to 75% on Lookfantastic favourites

The Lookfantastic Black Friday sale is live now and you can get up to 75% off makeup, skincare, hair care, fragrances, and much more.

The majority of discounts sit in the 25%-50% category and there are some really great bargains on NARS foundation, Laura Mercier makeup, REN Skincare, Redken treatments, and much more.

We’ve bought the Olaplex No.4D, No.3, No.8 and No.7 bundle that should cost £51.80 but is on offer for just £28.

Sale price: Various

RRP: Various

Saving: Up to 75%

Where to buy: Lookfantastic


Estee Lauder 29 Beauty Essentials gift set 2021Estee Lauder

Get 20% off Estee Lauder

In addition to the Lookfantastic Black Friday sale, the retailer has knocked 20% off almost the entire Estee Lauder range.

This includes 20% off Estee Lauder foundations, including Double Wear; 20% off the Advanced Night Repair serum; 20% off Estee Lauder mascaras, and more.

What’s more, if you spend more than £50 on Estee Lauder products, you can get the Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set for £85 – down from £411!

You can read more about what we think about the foundations in our best foundation group test, as well as our Estee Lauder Double Wear review.

Sale price: Various

RRP: Various

Saving: 20%

Where to buy: Lookfantastic


Diablo Lash Lift KitDiablo Cosmetics

SAVE 50% on the Diablo Cosmetics Lash Lift Kit

As part of the Black Friday deals, Diablo is offering up to 50% off its brow and lash kits.

This means you can get the Diablo EyeLash Lift Kit for £49, rather than £98, and the LashLift Starter Bundle for £35, down from £70.

Read more about this kit in our Diablo Lash Kit review

Sale price: Various

RRP: Various

Saving: 50%

Where to buy: Diablo Cosmetics

Shop Diablo Cosmetics

MAC Black Friday Kit 2023MAC

SAVE 59% on the Best of MAC Black Friday Kit

The Best of MAC Black Friday Kit is filled with seven full-sized faves and comes in a reusable vanity case. If you were to buy all the products in this kit separately, they’d set you back more than £159, meaning you can get them 59% cheaper.

Sale price: £60

RRP: £159

Saving: 59%

Where to buy: MAC Cosmetics


The Ordinary Most-Loved Set The Ordinary

Get 23% off The Ordinary

The Ordinary has launched its Slowvember Sale. This means that bestsellers such as The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and its The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution are on offer, as are bestselling bundles.

These include The Ordinary Most-Loved Set, which contains travel versions of the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, and Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. It usually costs £11 but is now £8.47. Meanwhile, the £32 Power of Peptides set contains the Multi-Peptide + HA Serum (“Buffet”), Multi-Peptide Eye Serum, and the Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum for £25.33.

Sale price: Various

RRP: Various

Saving: 23%

Where to buy: The Ordinary


♥︎ Cult Beauty Black Friday deals

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Cult Beauty Black Friday DealsCult Beauty

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.


♥︎ Huda Beauty Black Friday deals

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Huda Beauty Black Friday cheap makeup dealsHuda Beauty

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.

Shop Huda Beauty deals

♥︎ MAC Black Friday deals

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MAC Black Friday deals and discounts 2022MAC

The MAC Black Friday makeup deals are TBC.

Shop MAC Black Friday

FURTHER READING: Get cheap MAC makeup at 50% off on the MAC Treats sale pageMAC Advent Calendar 2022Spotlight on MAC Cosmetics UK We’ve reviewed and ranked every MAC mascaraHere is every bestselling MAC foundation reviewed and ranked from best to worstMAC Studio Fix Foundation review


♥︎ Fenty Beauty Black Friday deals

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.


♥︎ Benefit Black Friday deals

The full Benefit Black Friday deals are expected to go live on 24 November.


♥︎ Black Friday skincare deals

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.

Exclusive discount codes for beauty, makeup and skincareShutterstock

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

RRP: Various

Saving: TBC

Where to buy: Various


♥︎ GHD Black Friday deals

Both the GHD and Amazon Black Friday deals on GHD usually go live in mid-November.

We’ll summarise the best GHD Black Friday deals below as and when they go live, and we’ll put all of the GHD Black Friday deals on our dedicated GHD sale page.

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


♥︎ Beauty Advent Calendar Black Friday deals

With a number of beauty advent calendars going on sale as early as August, many of these early releases are now on offer as part of a growing number of beauty advent calendar Black Friday deals.

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.

We’ve got lists of the best beauty advent calendars, as well as the best cheap advent calendars under £50 and the best luxury advent calendars 2022 over on our Advent Calendars hub.

See all of the beauty advent calendar Black Friday deals here


♥︎ Black Friday hair and beauty gadget deals

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.


♥︎ Black Friday Boots deals

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’ll start listing standout Black Friday Boots deals below as they go live but you can explore the full Boots Black Friday sale here.


♥︎ Beauty Works Black Friday deals

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.

Shop Beauty Works deals

♥︎ PLT Black Friday deals

PLT Black Friday deals 2022PLT

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.

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Is there Black Friday in 2023?

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.


When is Black Friday in UK 2023?

The 2023 Black Friday in UK officially starts on Friday 24 November. Cyber Monday 2023 is on 27 November.


Why Black Friday is called Black Friday?

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.


When did Black Friday become a thing in the UK?

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.


Why did Black Friday start in UK?

Shopping online concept - Parcel or Paper cartons with a shopping cart logo in a trolley on a laptop keyboard. Shopping service on The online web. with payment by credit card and offers home delivery.Getty Images/iStockphoto

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:

US influence

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.

Competition

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 hype

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.

Demand

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.


Is Black Friday a bank holiday?

No, sadly Black Friday is not a bank holiday.


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