The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales bring a whole host of beauty deals across perfume, skincare, make-up and more. But only a handful of retailers offer savings that make me sit up and take serious note, and Lookfantastic’s Cyber Monday deals have piqued my interest more than most.
Home to some of the best beauty brands, from Espa and Elemis to Mac and Murad, within the retailer’s reserves, there’s something to suit almost everyone. In fact, with a whopping 660 brands on its books, and thousands of products, I’d be surprised to find a beauty buff who hasn’t lost themselves amid the mind-boggling number of skincare and make-up must-haves.
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The retailer really does excel when it comes to reducing more expensive items, too. As a beauty lover drawn to luxury products, spotting the likes of YSL, Armani and even Floral Street discounted (with savings of up to 40 per cent, no less) means the Lookfantastic Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale is something to write home about.
To keep the savings exciting, Lookfantastic has now added an extra 10 per cent saving to a huge number of products, so be sure to add discount code “EXTRA10” at the checkout to reap even more rewards. Keep scrolling to see my edit of the most tempting treats.
Yves Saint Laurent black opium eau de parfum: Was £92, now £66.24, Lookfantastic.com
With a saving of 28 per cent when using discount code “EXTRA10” it’s no surprise that this fan-favourite perfume has been marked with the Lookfantastic “trending”. With a heady blend of pear accord and mandarin essence with whiffs of warming black coffee and cedarwood, YSL’s black opium is sweet and sultry and lasts a while on the skin, too. I’ve even detailed how much I love it here.
Estée Lauder the power repair, firm and hydrate skincare gift set: Was £69, now £62.10, Lookfantastic.com
With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick up some stellar presents for less. This three-piece gift set is worth more than £100 and is sure to wow. Inside the star-themed gift box sits two 15ml and one 30ml advanced night repair serums. One of the brand’s bestsellers, it’s said to reduce fine lines and help hydrate skin. Right now, there’s a small 10 per cent saving, but by adding discount code “EXTRA” to the checkout (without the “10”, I know, confusing) you’ll also receive a free Estée Lauder day-to-night party duo kit worth £60.
Yves Saint Laurent all hours luminous matte foundation: Was £38, now £27.35, Lookfantastic.com
Another YSL bargain-bucket find (can you tell it’s one of my favourite brands?) is this luminous matte foundation. Promising to last all day, with a matte finish that’s definitely not flat, this foundation is quite the steal, with a 28 per cent saving when using code “EXTRA10”. Right now, 22 shades are still available, and I’ve been told it’s one of Lookfantastic’s most popular products, so I’d suggest moving fast if it’s on your wish list.
Lancôme advanced génifique youth activating serum: Was £150, now £108, Lookfantastic.com
This Lancôme buy is quite a luxe product to pick up, so a saving of 28 per cent is no small sum. Combining seven pre-probiotic and probiotic extracts, with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, it works to plump the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and leave a glowy complexion, meaning it’s earned a top spot on my wish list. If near-£100 still seems too expensive, there are four smaller sizes to choose from, now starting at £28.80, too.
Espa hand care collection: Was £42, now £22.67, Lookfantastic.com
High-end handwash isn’t for everyone, but for those who get a warm feeling from knowing a matching set sits on top of their sink, this Espa deal is sure to be especially interesting. Now with an impressive 46 per cent saving when using discount code “EXTRA10”, the bergamot and jasmine hand wash, hand lotion and no-rinse hand gel is a much more tempting price point. I’ve bought one set as the perfect mother-in-law Christmas gift and encourage you to do the same.
Elemis pro-collagen cleansing balm: Was £48, now £34.56, Lookfantastic.com
Almost everyone loves the Elemis pro-collagen cleansing balm. In fact, if there was a beauty hall of fame, it would be a firm fixture. So, with a saving of 28 per cent when using discount code “EXTRA10”, now’s the time to snap it up for less. Nine essential oils work to nourish the skin, while padina pavonica (a fatty-acid-rich brown algae) gives a good hit of hydration.
Yves Saint Laurent NU bare look tint: Was £28, now £20.16, Lookfantastic.com
I’ve already explained my penchant for luxury beauty products, so it’s no surprise I’ve been drawn to this YSL cop. Offering a hit of hydration with a light layer of skin tint, it’s easily one of my favourite beauty buys. What may be unexpected, however, is that despite now having a 28 per cent saving when using discount code “EXTRA10”, this product was actually even cheaper on Friday. So, even though it’s still a bargain at close to £20, if you see something you’d like, speed really is of the essence when it comes to Black Friday.
Armani advent calendar: Was £270, now £171.01, Lookfantastic.com
If you’re yet to bag yourself a beauty advent calendar this year, you’re in luck, as a whole host of them have just entered Lookfantastic’s Black Friday sale. Catching my eye the most is this Armani option, stocked with 24 days of beauty treats for £171 when using discount code “EXTRA10”. While this may seem like a hefty chunk of change, it works out at less than £7.13 per product – quite the steal, considering perfume, make-up and skincare are all included.
Olaplex no.3 holiday ornament hair perfector: Was £16, now £8.64, Lookfantastic.com
Christmas is right around the corner, and you best believe I’m getting most of my gifts early in the Lookfantastic Black Friday sale. For Olaplex fans, this adorable Christmas-themed set turns the bestselling no.3 hair perfector into a super chic ornament. If you’re wondering whether the formula works, it was well-reviewed by IndyBest’s deputy editor, who said: “This weekly treatment works by repairing bonds from the inside out, and we found the two-part system worked wonders on our split ends and made our hair visibly shinier.”
Floral Street sunflower pop eau de parfum: Was £68, now £48.96, Lookfantastic.com
Perfume can be a pricey beauty buy when you have a penchant for high-end labels, so stocking up in a sale is always a wise decision. This season, I’ve been wearing this Floral Street sunflower option on repeat, perking up grey clouds and long nights with the bergamot, bellini accord and honey-heavy scent. Now, with a saving of 27 per cent if using discount code “EXTRA10”, I’d encourage almost everyone to give it a go.
Yves Saint Laurent touche éclat blur primer: Was £33, now £23.76, Lookfantastic.com
This skin perfecting primer is one of my all-time favourite make-up buys, and an almost £10 saving makes it even sweeter. Inside, there are thousands of glittering gold specs that help to illuminate the face for a radiant glow while smoothing the skin’s surface and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Make-up lasts longer and my often shiny forehead looks more matte, yet not flat.
Garnier ultimate blends hair food coconut oil three-in-one frizzy hair mask treatment: Was £7.99, now £3.60, Lookfantastic.com
This Garnier hair mask is always a bargain buy, coming in at just £8 when not in the sale. But with a saving of over 50 per cent when using discount count “EXTRA10”, it now costs less than my morning coffee order. Featuring in my guide to the best hair masks, albeit in a different scent, I’ve been a firm fan of this low-cost cop for quite a long time. Dubbed a three-in-one product, it can be used as a regular conditioner, leave-in conditioner or hair mask, making it a one-stop shop for all your hair hydration needs. Leave it on for a good 10 minutes, as creating a mask made the most difference when it came to smoothness and shine. At less than £4, what more could we ask for?
Armani luminous silk foundation: Was £45, now £30.37, Lookfantastic.com
Yes, there are a fair few foundation options in here now, but who doesn’t love a make-up saving? And with a saving of a third when using discount code “EXTRA10”, this Armani option is sure to be snapped up fast. Offering a medium, buildable coverage in a range of 40 shades, this fluid foundation is suitable for all skin types and even helps to improve skin texture, too.
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