By Isabela Jacobsen
Assistant features editor
Get your game on Hofstra beauty lovers because the hunt for Black Friday makeup is approaching. It’s a beauty lovers dream come true to find incredibly inexpensive beauty products, even if it means running through the store like a maniac. Although there are many unannounced Black Friday deals, there are a few cosmetic companies starting to give us sneak peaks. Here are some fun deals for you to keep an eye on.
Stila is having a three-day sale leading up to Black Friday. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving you can receive the Creme Bouquet fragrance with a $50 purchase. On Thursday they will be giving out an exclusive eye shadow palette with a $75 purchase. The shadow colors are perfect for the fall and winter season! Finally, on Black Friday, if you spend $75 you will be receiving the “Happily Ever After” Palette, which looks perfect for the holidays. However, make sure you are one of the first 1,000 customers.
If you’re not into waiting around for Black Friday, Clinque is offering a “Black Friday Survival Kit” for the anxious shoppers, with the code KIT. I always turn to Clinique when I need something for my difficult skin. I’ve been using their products for a while, so whatever I can get from Clinique, I will take. The small kit includes travel-sized products including a mascara, moisturizing lip-gloss and the “Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer,” which I’ve heard has great reviews.
Although most companies are keeping it all hush, there are specific stores you should keep an eye out for, such as Macy’s. It’s quite a popular place to go shopping for Black Friday and there’s a reason why – they have everything. I will spend hours in the makeup department because they so much selection for makeup, including my favorite foundation brand, Estee Lauder. Also, this way you can save the trip to MAC, which by the way, has every color lipstick you can think of. Rumor is, they are even re-releasing one of their old limited edition colors for Black Friday.
Next up is Sephora, duh! Sephora is everything good in this world and it’s going to be crowded, so make sure you know what you are looking for. Let me help you out – shop for Urban Decay. Their eye shadows are to die for, especially their palettes. If you have the chance to purchase one of their palettes, don’t think twice! Also, the new Naked Palette 3 is coming out soon, which is the best news ever for a Naked Palette lover like me. While desperately waiting for the product to come out, I will be checking the price of the Naked Palette 2 on Black Friday.
Finally, you must take a look at Ulta. Although their website says the Black Friday deals haven’t been announced, all beauty lovers are sitting on the edge of their seat for this one. Ulta already normally has awesome deals on makeup, so imagine on Black Friday. Last year they had great promotions online and in stores, like 50 percent off skin care items and holiday inspired nail polishes. If you want makeup this Black Friday, make sure to check out Ulta.
The rest is up to you, makeup lovers. Keep checking online for any new deals and don’t forget about Cyber Monday to get awesome deals online. Just remember, Black Friday brings out the shopping monster in all of us, so do your research to get what you want. I’ll see you at the checkout line!