If there’s one major sale we look forward to all year, it’s Black Friday, and with deals too good to pass up, BEAUTY BAY staff can’t help but start shopping, either. Here’s what we’re spending our money on rn.
I am a huge eyeshadow lover and there is nothing I love more than a bright, blown out, Instagram ready eye look so I can’t wait to pick up the Colour Theory Identity palette, I have Evolve already and love the ratio of mattes to shimmers and how they blend so effortlessly. I’ll also be picking up a back up off my all time favourite lashes by Prima Lash in the style Envy Me – they’re so 3D and wispy as well as being amazing value. I’ve worn mine over ten times and they’re still going strong! I’ve always wanted to try the famous Sand & Sky Exfoliating Treatment and now I’ve got no excuse with there being 30% off. RIP bank account.
Eden, Influencer Marketing Assistant
First on my Black Friday list is the Dose of Colours Glossy Wonderland Mini Lip Gloss Set. Can we just talk about how cute they are? I am sick of losing full-size glosses on a night out or trying to fit everything in my bag, which is why I love these minis! Not only are they great to just chuck in any bag but great for trying out new colours without breaking the bank and buying individual glosses. I have been waiting for Melt Cosmetics to launch on BEAUTY BAY since forever and I have soooo many things on my list from this brand – what a better day to grab them than Black Friday! The Dark Matter Eyeshadow Stack will probably be my first buy as I am obsessed with anything warm-toned (my eye colour is blue, so the warm contrast makes them pop) and the pigmentation of these shadows is insane. I just ran out of my Mario Badescu Facial spray, so last in my bag is the Mario Badescu Spritz.Mist.Glow set. I usually just buy the Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Spray as I have dry-dehydrated skin – it helps to freshen up my makeup throughout the day, but I think this is great to try out the different scents. I might even find a new fav!
Abby, Creative Assistant
I love Black Friday. There, I said it. I’m all about a bargain and this time of year they just keep on coming. As I’m already counting down the days until I go to Mexico in January, Black Friday seems the perfect excuse to stock up on my holiday essentials. Starskin Magic Hour Exfoliating Double Layer Foot Mask Socks are at the top of my list. They’re as good as a pedicure and leave my feet silky smooth every time – a must for when I’ll be spending two weeks in sandals. I’ll also be bagging The Balm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturiser SPF 18 in Lighter Than Light. I’ve never used it before, but I’ve heard great things and since it’s basically half price, now seems like the best time to try something new. Another wishlist favourite that I’m hoping to get my hands on is Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray to keep my makeup intact in the Mexican heat. Holiday beauty haul? Completed it. Thanks, Black Friday.
I have about three million eyeshadow palettes at home, but there’s always room for more, right? The Going Out Out Palette is my absolute new fave – so many colourways so little time! It’s insaneeellly pigmented and you barely have to blend, the colour and shimmer payoff is just wild. It’s perfect for any look you’re wanting to create. My other obsession has got to be the Haze Stack from Melt, if you haven’t heard of Melt – have you been living under a rock?! They’re stackable so you can customize them exactly how you want and take them everywhere with ya, the payoff is also amaaaazing. Whilst it’s up to 30% it’d be rude not to. Party season is just around the corner and I’m allll about the glitter/shimmer, I am all year round tbh but this time of year it’s even more acceptable to go crazy. Next on my list is the Shimmering Heights Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow Set, I just love glitter and a liquid eyeshadow can take your eye look from a 7 to a 10 in seconds. Finally, my absolute go to for any look is a nude gloss, I’ve just got the Glossy Wonderland Mini Lip Gloss Set, its x4 mini nude glosses that fit perfectly into your clutch (or even your pocket) and the shades go with anyyything. Gloss is another thing that can take your look to the next level in my eyes and these are perfect!
Rochelle, Social Media Assistant
Wanting to take full advantage of working in beauty during black Friday I know the first thing being added to my basket this year is going to be my third tub of the Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask! I use it twice a week and have honestly never found something that leaves me with such soft and clean skin – it’s honestly the dream!! For a bit of added luxury in my bathroom I am excited to try the BOD Prosecco Bath Salts. They come in super cute gold metallic packaging and actually fizz in the bath as well as leaving you golden – who wouldn’t want to bath in prosecco?! Finally, I wouldn’t be a good sister if I wasn’t buying Christmas presents, so top of my list will be Oskia’s Secret Book of Beauty for my little sister, giving her the perfect step by step skincare routine using some of their hero and best selling products.
Beth, Account Manager
I’m going to make the most of the deals to stock up on some of my essentials… Firstly, RCMA’s Translucent Powder – I have really combination skin, but deffo more on the oily side. I have learnt to love my natural dewy skin, but I still need to top-up with powder during the day – this is light enough to use all over my face to set but doesn’t cake my face – and it lasts for ages too, so it’s great value for money! I’ll also by restocking on OFRA’s Rodeo Drive Highlighter. It’s subtle but golden and glowy, and gives my skin a pop on a night out when I need it. NGL I’ll probably treat myself to Colour Theory Evolve as well. I’ve loved all the looks I’ve seen people create with this palette. It’s super transitional and perfect for this time of year, going into autumn and winter the colours in it are so on point. Plus, the grid system makes it super speedy to build a look.