Even if the phrase "Black Friday doorbuster" gives you visions of flash mobs and claustrophobia-induced hives, this is one bastion of commercialism that you'd be crazy to ignore completely. The beauty sales and deals are just too good. As any bargain hunter knows, it can be a challenge to score the best skincare, hair, and makeupproducts at a discount—unlike with fashion, where you can usually wait until prices drop at the end of each season.
But on Black Friday—and Cyber Monday—the options for saving big on beauty are ample. So don't wait until you're scraping the bottom of the eyeshadow pan to stock up on favorites you know you'll be using all year long (FYI, many beauty products don't expire for 18 months to 24 months). Here's a sampling of some of the most delicious beauty deals you'll find out there on Black Friday 2016—whether you'll be braving those crazy crowds or just doing some cozy couch-based browsing.
Beachwaver: Get the limited-edition Beachwaver Pro 1.25 for $199 (a $250 value) from Black Friday through Cyber Monday at all Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com.
Boscia: Masks and cleansers will be buy-one-get-one-half-off using promo code YESPLEASE.
Butter London: Take 30% off site-wide and 40% off holiday gift sets.
Carmex: Starting on November 24, stock up for winter with two-for-$1 tubes, jars, and sticks at Walgreens stores through Saturday November 26
H2O+ Beauty: Get 40% off site-wide and a surprise gift-with-purchase using promo code GOBBLEUP.
Votre Vu: Take 20% off site-wide and get a free full-sized Eiffel Power mascara with orders of $75 or more.
Weleda: Save 30% site-wide and get free shipping on all orders over $50.