Our Black Friday wishlist - everything we've been waiting all year to splurge on
Black Friday is on the horizon (November 29 if you’re late to the party) and we’re eagerly waiting for the beauty deals to roll in.
Contrary to popular belief, here at beautyheaven we still spend our hard earned cash on the beauty products we love. Despite trying countless creams, serums, hair masks, eye shadows, mascaras, body lotions (you name it, we’ve tried it) some items make their way to the HG repeat purchase status.
Like any beauty lover, we just can't resist a good deal. Add in the fact that Christmas is just around the corner *gasp* Black Friday couldn’t come at a better time of year While we all love a little bit (let’s be honest - a lot) of retail therapy, Black Friday is an opportunity to pick up a bargain, stock up on our faves and even tick off some of those festive gifts.
With our wish lists at the ready ahead of the online frenzy, here is what we’re adding to cart ASAP.
We love the post-vacay sunkissed look, and the best (and safest) way to achieve a year-round glow is with cult favourite Bondi Sands. A staple in bathrooms everywhere, faux-glow lovers know that Bondi Sands gives the ultimate bronzed look without the telltale signs of streaky patches and scary orange undertones.
Bondi Sands have 30% off sitewide (yes - you read that correctly!) for Black Friday | Shop at bondisands.com
L'Oreal x Karl Lagerfeld Collection
The new Karl Lagerfeld collection is a must-shop this month. The limited-edition makeup collaboration with beauty giant L’Oreal was one of the final projects initiated before his passing in February and serves as a brilliant means to channel the desirable blend of rock-chic and nonchalant elegance the legendary designer was known for creating. Our pick? Create a smudgy rock n’ roll eye in onyx or aubergine with the silky shadow palette. Fingers crossed for beauty specials at Farmers this Black Friday! | Shop at farmers.co.nz
Murad is one of those beloved clinical skincare brands that boasts a loyal fanbase. Offering a range of products that target common concerns such as acne and fine lines, these high performers are a must-have in your skincare lineup. Top of our wishlists are the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum and the Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Both Retinol and SPF are lauded as holy grail ingredients and we believe are worth spending a little more on. Take advantage of Murads Black Friday sale with 20% off all products | Shop at murad.co.nz
MAC Star Dipped Face Compact
Struggling to get amongst the festive spirit? This limited edition MAC palette bursting with star-embossed extra dimension blushes, skinfinishes and bronzing powders should do the trick. Also if you're a sucker for packaging the glitter case is worthy on in its own right to add to your collection | Shop at MAC stores or farmers.co.nz
Gucci Mémoire D'une Odeur
The scent of the season and a talking point to boot, this genderless scent (fronted by Harry Styles) is an aromatic blend that fuses chamomile, jasmine and woods in a vintage style bottle that provides a serious upgrade to any vanity counter. We're crossing fingers and toes that this beauty will be included in the Black Friday offers | Shop at sehora.co.nz and farmers.co.nz
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
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Fan favourite Chrissy Teigen loves BECCA products so much she even released her own limited edition collection. BECCA offers the ultimate lit-from-within glow and are known for their dreamy highlighters and bronzers. Available in a multitude of shades to suit every skin tone, we’re looking to up our highlighter game with the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter. The texture is creamy and easy to blend making it easy to apply. The finish isn’t glittery at all, leaving skin looking fresh and radiant.
BECCA is available at Sephora, who are famous for their Black Friday sales. Previous years have included up to 20% off storewide so we’re hoping for the same or better this year! | Shop at sephora.co.nz
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation
One of the most common questions we get asked here at beautyheaven is “What foundation do you recommend?” With more and more beauty brands releasing new and innovative formulas, it can be seriously hard to know where to start before buying a new foundation.
That said, there are a number of go-to foundations we’re confident tick almost all the boxes. This includes the new Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation. This long-wearing foundation blends in beautifully, offers amazing coverage without feeling heavy on the skin and includes SPF 30 – perfect for summer. Shiseido is available at Life Pharmacy, Farmers and at beauty counters nationwide | Shop at lifepharmacy.co.nz and farmers.co.nz
We can’t wait to lift and contour in front of Netflix with our favourite microcurrent tool in a limited edition champagne coloured bundle. The NuFACE Trinity device is the big sister of the NuFACE Mini and the one you’re able to add attachments to such as an LED wrinkle reducing light. It really is the ultimate splurge for beauty lovers.
Coming in at an eye-watering $559, all we can say is please grant us our wish for this to go on special | Shop at mecca.co.nz
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
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Looking for that air-brushed look? Our Smoothing Face Foundation Brush was designed to be used with COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Gel Cream for a flawless finish. Pick yours up at @Sephora, bareMinerals.com or at our boutiques! #SephoraInJCP #SiJCP
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Hot weather on the horizon has us chasing that elusive summer glow (repeat after us: hydration, hydration, hydration). While there’ll always be a place in our hearts for full-coverage foundation, summer has us embracing light and dewy options. The beautyheaven team will be stocking up on the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream with SPF 30. Ths skin perfector makes us look fresh and dewy while pumping it with hydration. The perfect weekender. Available at Mecca, who almost *never* go on sale.
Last years’ Black Friday offers were broken down into categories, including 30% off palettes. We’re hoping this year Mecca joins the ranks of other beauty retailers with store wide discounts | Shop at mecca.co.nz