These are the 5 lip balms I can’t get enough of!

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Chapped lips will be a thing of the past now on! A good lip balm is essential as the weather changes. We have to beat the cold and habitually chapped lips with hydration-packed formulas.

Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly, $1.69

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly protects dry, cracked skin and minor cuts, burns and scrapes. It creates a sealing barrier between skin cells, which locks in moisture and speeds up skin’s natural recovery from dryness, helping it restore from the inside. Moreover, it’s triple-purified to be 100% pure.

Kiehl’s Lip Balm, $9.50

Kiehl’s lip balm temporarily protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather and helps relieve cracked lips or chapped. With aloe, vitamin E and soothing emollients squalene being the key ingredients along with Lanolin and Wheat Germ Oil will keep your lips hydrated. Use it liberally before bed, allow an excess of the balm to be absorbed in order to wake up with soft lips. 

Frank Body Lip Scrub + Lip Balm Duo, $17

This delicious, natural coffee-based set, consisted of a lip scrub and lip is the best thing ever! Firstly, use the lip scrub to remove any dead skin cells, then apply the nourishing balm that will hydrate and treat your lips. The balm is made with coffee seed oil, coconut, lanolin (a natural alternative to petroleum), vitamin E and grapeseed oil. It may seem that the balm comes out thick but it will melt into your lips for a nice While the balm comes out thick, it melts into your lips making them look glossy.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm, $24

Especially formulated for delicate lips, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm provides intensive moisture to dry, chapped lips by strengthening your lips’ delicate moisture barrier.

Sol De Janeiro, $18

Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter is a lip butter infused with extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil nourishing lips for a soft feel and an intensified natural lip color. What I love the most is that Brazilian caramel scent. In addition, it’s formulated without Parabens and Phthalates, PEG’s, synthetic colors, animal by-products, and propylene glycol.

The best setting powders I’ve ever tried!

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Commonly referred to as setting powder, loose powder, or translucent powder we have to accept that this product is a key player in any makeup process. In my opinion, setting powders have to keep my skin looking flawless (and not getting shiny!) all day long and prevent foundation from creasing into the of my face. Here you can find my suggestions with regards to the best setting powders that set your makeup and soak up sweat and oil, qualities that are undeniably useful when the weather’s is humid and wet. There is a combination of new and improved formulas for the newest releases.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38

The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a classic in the kits of professional makeup artists for about a decade. It’s simple, basic, foolproof, and does the job it has to do. It now comes in a Medium Deep shade, so it can be used in deeper skin tones. This formula immediately mattes the hot spots and sets makeup without looking heavy.

Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, $37

Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder mess-free option that will give skin a matte finish that is luminous too. It’s been awarded as the Best of Beauty Award as it’s crystal-clear on skin of all complexions, and gives it a filter-like, soft-focus glow. 

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder, $35

Cover Fx Perfect Setting powder leans slightly towards the luminizing side of setting powders, as it gives the skin a glow while making sure foundation stays in place for up to 14 hours. It’s very lightweight, transfer resistant and feels comfortable too. Instead it’ll just ensure that your skin looks perfect all day long with a universal peach tint. Available in 2 shades.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder, $44

This creamy setting powder with five forms of cocoa butter and coconut sets makeup with a soft-matte finish stays for up to eight hours. It’s best described as silky or creamy and melts undetectably for a hydrated, healthy look and a soft-matte texture. It is recommended for dry skin, as it contains lots of emollient oils that give it a dewy texture. If you have oily or acne-prone skin you should probably avoid it though.

Fenty Beauty Invismatte Blotting Powder, $32

This universal mattifying powder blots the skin and diffuses the look of pores for an instant filtered look. In addition, its exclusive pore-diffusing complexabsorbs shine and gives you an instantly filtered lookand also sets foundation so it lasts longer. Lighter translucent powders sometimes leave a white cast on individuals with darker skin while other brands simply make darker powders. Fenty created a truly colorless powder that really works for everyone, and never looks cakey. Plus, it’s a pressed powder, so it’ll be very easy to use on the go.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish, $45

For a second-skin effect, you can rely on the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish. It hugs the skin, it’s lightweight and it doesn’t make the skin look like it’s covered in powder. It’s not chalky or talc-y and that’s why it’s one of my favorites pressed powders. It won’t weigh down the skin trust me!

7 new fragrances for 2019

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From feminine and sophisticated, fragrances that transition easily from day to night. Here are the 7 best new launches to introduce to your olfactory wardrobe now.

Dior Joy Eau de Parfum

Joy came out at the end of August 2018. It’s conceived as a real crowd-pleaser, a scent of softness, happiness, liveliness and good mood. It combines mandarin, bergamot, jasmine, rose and caress sandalwood with a warm and powdery whisper of musks. It creates a skin-on-skin effect as it’s feminine and sophisticated. It’s the sort of scent that could easily become your intimate signature.

Dolce & Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum

Dolce & Gabbana’s seductive and addictively sweet new scent is a variation of the theme of “The One”. The fragrance came out at the end of August 2018 as a caption that is sophisticated and feminine.

Top notes of violet and bergamot, a heart of iris and coffee and base notes of patchouli and gourmand vanilla make up Dolce & Gabbana’s addictively sweet new scent.

Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

“Eleventh Hour is an exploration around the smell of things ending, a journey to the end of time, the last perfume on earth.” That’s how the captivating new Byredo fragrance becomes a bond between cosmos and man. It utilizes a plant, called Ban Timmur from Nepal (the birthplace of Buddha), along with bergamot. Wild fig, the first forbidden fruit, is the heart note of Eleventh Hour combined with seeds and rum. Its base is composed of cashmere woods and tonka bean.

Givenchy L’Interdit Givenchy Eau de Parfum

A reimagining of Givenchy’s legendary L’Interdit fragrance first launched in 1957, the new L’Interdit Givenchy was developed by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Ball. It’s a floral-woody composition, contrasts white notes – jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose – with a darker and more intense vetiver and patchouli for a surprising and multi-faceted scent.

Jo Malone London Honeysuckle and Davana Cologne

Honeysuckle and Davana Cologne is a sunny fragrance that was launched in 2018. It feels right all year round, as the top note is davana, and notes are honeysuckle and rose. This warm and uplifting fragrance blends the two eponymous notes with moss for a nuanced take on a classic floral.

Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle Eau de Parfum

Beautiful Belle was presented by Estee Lauder in late July 2018. It belongs to the Beautiful Collection and it’s a new addition in the famous Beautiful edition from 1985. It’s an irrelevant blend of top notes mimosa, lychee, rose petals with middle notes of gardenia, orange flower and tuberose. Its bottom notes consist of blush suede accord, orris root, marzipan musk and ambrox.

Three words can describe this fragrance: romantic, feminine and carefree.

Tom Ford Fougère Platine Eau de Parfum

Fougère Platine by Tom Ford is a new, bold, unisex aromatic fragrance launched in 2018. Its top notes are clary sage and bergamot, middle notes are olibanum and artemisia. The base notes are tobacco, cedar and wood making it effortlessly sexy.       

Fenty Beauty vs Kylie Cosmetics: What’s better?

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Celebrity makeup lines have become the ultimate trend recently and Kylie’s and Rihanna’s have dominated the market. If you’re wondering who comes out on top of the battle of beauty baes, continue reading. We will take a look at how they stack up against each other:

 Background

The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenners and new mum, Kylie released her lip kits in November 2015 and they were an immediate sell-out success. As she was famously known for her plump pout she initiated a matte lip trend as her original lip kits included a liquid lip and liner. Her biggest launch was her Holiday 2017 Collection, which made $18 million in one single day!

Rihanna’s cosmetics line Fenty Beauty (after her surname) launched in September 2017 sent the beauty industry into overload after launching her Pro Filt’R foundation produced in 40 different shades. As she was obsessed with makeup from a very early age, she developed the line with luxury conglomerate LVMH, which owns Benefit, Christian Dior and Make Up For Ever, to develop a new brand that would spread the inclusivity across skin tones and gender.

 Available products

Initially, Kylie Cosmetics only offered lip kits but now it has branched out into brushes, palettes, concealers and highlighters. However, her liquid lipsticks have often been criticised by numerous beauty bloggers for their drying formula and their high prices. Her products are sold online only or in pop-up shops in the US. If you are based in Europe, apart from shipping fees you will also pay VAT if the goods are worth more than $19, and custom duty as well.

When it comes to Fenty Beauty, there were 40 foundation shades split equally into Light, Medium, Tan and Deep skin tones. The brand’s success is undoubtedly related to the fact that, it has the most diverse consumer base of all. Most of the brand’s customers are African-American and Hispanic, as well as a significant percentage is Asian. White customers are reportedly Fenty Beauty’s smallest shooper group.

In addition, Stunna Lip Paint was marketed as a true red that suits every skin tone. If you like natural enhancement, this range maybe is not for you. The base coverage is full, the eyeshadows and highlighters are intense, and the lip colours pack a punch. You can find Fenty Beauty either online, Harvey Nichols (for those who live in the UK) and Sephora. In terms of price, most of Fenty beauty products are pretty affordable.

Social Stats

Even though Fenty Beauty have not publicly release revenue numbers, an online research firm, Slice Intelligence, indicated that Kylie Cosmetics had the highest yearly sales numbers for 2017. However, Fenty Beauty in its first month on the market, had sales that were five times that of Kylie Cosmetics and 34 percent higher the following month. If these sales continue, it is a matter of months that Fenty Beauty could outstrip Jenner’s empire.

 Additionally, it was found that Fenty Beauty shoppers, on average, spend more on makeup than Jenner’s customers. Those who purchased Fenty beauty products reportedly spend an average of $471 per year in the makeup category, while Lip Kit lovers spend around $181 per year on cosmetics.

Beauty Bloggers’ opinion

Bloggers’ opinion for Kylie Cosmetics have been pretty negative overall as most of them have complain about the drying formula and the lack of stock.

However, fans who want to achieve the same caked-on, Insta-tastic make-up look as Kylie will buy her products anyways. The quality is not that bad, the pigments are strong and formulas tend to be decent. Still, the prices are exceptionally high when there are way better alternatives on the market.

Bloggers’ opinion for Fenty Beauty is overwhelmingly positive, especially from non-White- Caucasian vloggers who celebrate the diversity and affordability of the products.

In the end, this isn’t just another celebrity beauty range – it’s THE celebrity beauty range. Fenty has not only proved to be a commercial success, but it’s also changed the whole industry forever, as the vast majority of the leading cosmetic houses in Europe were not interested in the darker skin tones, and were only focused on the light-to-medium market instead.

The skincare products Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swears by!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a beauty expert – you can’t deny it! After establishing her own beauty blog, she became the voice of the beauty industry. Her effortlessly glow looks may seem easy but she has confessed in the past that her skin is far more difficult than one would believe. Actually, she admitted that she has a lot of breakouts and has not a perfect skin at all. If you are having a problematic skin to deal with, you should definitely try her tested skincare routine and follow her tips to regular facials and minimal sun exposure. I round up most of the effective products that Rosie uses in her everyday skincare routine:

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution 250 mL

Sensibio Dermatological water is a dermatological micellar water that comforts and soothes even the most sensitive skin. Its composition and patented natural complex increase the skin’s tolerance threshold in the event of external stress and lastingly relieve the skin as it respects the skin’s biological and physiological characteristics. It contains mineral salts and oligo-elements, making it an ideal solution for sensitive skin to combat various reactive signs and sensations of discomfort. Just spray a mist onto your skin as often as you need to.

Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk

A gentle cleansing milk that is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

It leaves the skin clean, smooth, and protected against free radicals. Your skin will regain its health and clarity. It’ll leave your skin perfectly prepared to absorb the benefits of skincare products applied afterwards. 

Shani Darden Resurface Retinol Reform

Retinol Reform is Rosie’s favourite as it is effective at softening the signs of aging. Its low PH promotes a deeper exfoliation.

Immediate results can be seen after just one night, while long term results get even better with continued use. You will wake up to smoother, more refined, and less congested looking skin every morning.

Start with 1-2 times a week, add a day each week, build up to using as often as your skin can handle. Use a lightweight moisturizer on top and always combine it with a sunscreen every day during use. You will wake up to a skin that it’ll be more refined, smooth, and less congested the next morning. If you’re pregnant or nursing this product is not recommended for you.

 Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Beauty Elixir is a toning mist that is beloved by many celebrities and Rosie herself. It’s the perfect primer and setting sprayer between makeup layers. It provides a smooth finish as it tightens the appearance the appearance of pores and it’s long-lasting too. It contains essential oils and plant extracts to clarify and brighten the complexion and it also provides an instant burst of radiance.

Spray on before applying your moisturizer, or apply between your foundation and powder to perfectly set your makeup.

Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisturiser

This lightweight moisturizer based on the latest findings in scientific research and advanced technology is an oil-free formulation that removes harmful impurities left on your skin and protects it from environmental aggressors. Heavy metals such as copper, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc and lead reduce redness and irritation and increase the penetration of active ingredients. It provides immediate and long-term hydration and it’s suitable for all skin types, especially oily or combination skin. It also has anti-aging benefits as it promotes collagen production and helps protect against free radical damage.

 

The ordinary skincare: 5 of the ordinary’s best-selling products.

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Ever heard of The Ordinary? It’s a cruelty-free skincare brand that flies off shelves and online stores and no, we’re not exaggerating. The majority of skincare addicts have at least one product by The Ordinary on their bathroom shelf. Kim Kardashian swears by the Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%, as part of her anti-ageing skincare routine. You can usually source a bottle (only 1 per customer!) of their best-selling “buffet” serum online.

As I was endlessly curious about the products other people’s favourites from The Ordinary’s catalogue of products.

Here’s the top 5 products you should definitely be adding their products to your beauty regime:

“Buffet”

There’s a product for every skin concern. This formula targets multiple signs of aging at once. With a multitude of actives listed amongst the ingredient list, the “Buffet” offers a combination of the technologies used by high-end brands. Filled with Matrixyl 3000, it works hard to repair every cell, as well as moisture magnet hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Hyaluronic acid offers multi-depth hydration and plumps the skin like no other. The Ordinary’s hyaluronic acid serum is the cheapest I’ve found. Apply to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams.

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% keeps selling out as everyone with spot prone skin is amazed with its ability to normalise pores and control excess oil production. This serum is suitable for acne-prone skin as it reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply a few drops to your face AM and PM before applying your creams. It is advised to be used in combination with additional acne treatments if desired, for visible skin benefits.

100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

Rose hip oil is both cold-pressed and organic and is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A. It deeply nourishes the skin and reduces signs of photo-aging and many other skin conditions.

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

This light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, that wakes up tired skin and reduces under-eye puffiness and dark circles.

It is also supplied in UV-protective packaging, as EGCG is sensitive to light. Massage a small amount onto the eye contour AM and PM.

If you haven’t yet laid your hands on any of the products, I can guarantee you will be amazed with the results. Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean second rate.

First look & impressions at Isabel Marant’s L’oréal Paris Makeup Collaboration

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I’ve been waiting for the L’oréal x Isabel Marant makeup collection for several months. The famed French designer announced that the collection includes chic day-to-night makeup essentials. It consists of 5 products, based on the basic needs of a French woman.  If you are planning to shop online, you can find the whole collection exclusively onto Feelunique.com.

I’ve already a sneak peek at the collection, I’m not going to lie. It’s exactly as glamorous as I had hoped. Housed in stylish black packaging, the fashionable makeup line combines Isabel’s trademark style with French sophistication.

Color Riche Lipstick

If you’re wondering what’s in the collection there’s the best-selling L’Oréal Color Riche Matte Lipstick, “redesigned” by Marant. There are 7 color riche timeless matte shades, each designed to suit every skin tone for every day of the week. There are two plum shades, two neutral lipstick shades, and three iconic Parisian reds that’ll transform you into a French fashionable girl.

Lip & Cheek Tint

There’s also a very handy 2-in-1 lip and check gloss in a universal sheer pink shade. It’s buildable so you can adapt it for a more personalised touch.

Brow Mascara

There’s also a high precision, transparent “Wanted mascara” designed to sharpen your brows, giving you an easy and effortless makeup look.

Eye shadow Palette

A smoky-eye palette consisted of 2 shades: iridescent emerald and matte black. Less is more right?

Beautifier

My personal favourite item in the collection is the Shine Skin Beautifier, an amazing pot of radiance that highlights, blurs and enhances the skin. It has a universal peach tone that warming up paler skin tones adding some glow, and popping against darker complexions. You can warm it up with your fingertips, and dab it onto the high points of your face to give your skin a dose of glow!

Speaking of this collab, I have to confess it’s a day to night makeup collection that you can wear anywhere. Be a cool French girl like no other!

10 Holy Grail Foundations your favourite beauty bloggers swear by!

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Deciding on a new foundation means serious commitment for makeup lovers. There are so many options to choose from as there’s a never-ending selection of illuminating, glowy, dewy, matte, light/full coverage, powder, cream and liquid foundations.

We’re lucky to live in a world of beauty blogging, where bloggers do the hard work for us all, trying and testing everything so we don’t have to. Cause anyone wants to end up making bad decisions.

Looking for some inspo for your next purchase? Most beauty bloggers and MUAs favour both high end and drugstore formulas on the market. Here’s 10 holy grail foundations that beauty bloggers swear by and won’t let you down and are worth the hype. 

 

NikkieTutorials: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation

If you’re a full-coverage foundation fiend, then Nikkie found the perfect foundation for you. This comfortable but heavy-duty formula has been her favourite option. It’s long wearing, yet it feels more natural than other foundations.

 

Wayne Goss: Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup

According to the British beauty guru Wayne Goss, Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup is a game changer. He’s noted that the foundation has the best formula he’s ever used. That means a lot if you consider that he’s been making beauty content for years.

 

Nikkia Joy: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 

According to beauty guru Nikkia Joy, Urban Decay’s Naked Foundation covers rosacea, reduces redness, and even shrinks pores!

 

Laura Lee: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer 

Laura Lee’s favourite is this product from Clinique as it combines both foundation and concealer. She loves that it doesn’t settle in wrinkles.

 

Casey Holmes: Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation is Casey Holmes’s favorite as it provides full coverage foundation and is also long-wearing and pore-blurring.

 

Saaammage: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

YouTuber Saaammage calls the Deciem Ordinary Coverage Foundation the best foundation ever. Abnormal beauty company Deciem creates high quality products that are incredibly affordable and with great ingredients.

 

Aaliyah Jay: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Beauty guru Aaliyah Jay swears by the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. Her particular color, Cadiz, applies great with a damp Beauty Blender and is her favourite foundation.

 

Zoella: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

The queen of the drugstore products, Zoella reveals that the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation is her never-ending love as it’s a cheap and cheerful option. She indicated that it leaves the skin really hydrated, doesn’t feel too heavy and blends nicely with good coverage.

 

Camila Coelho: Givenchy Matissime Velvet Radiant Fluid Foundation

Portuguese vlogger Camila Coehlo is currently obsessed with this foundation as it manages to be both silky-soft and matte.

 

Desi Perkins: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

YouTube star Desi Perkins loves IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream because it covers breakouts but still feels lightweight and hydrates your skin.

The Korean Morning Skincare Routine: Every single step explained.

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Koreans will always inspire us in terms of beauty tips. Ancient traditions perfectly combined with innovative technology makes us want the weird-but-wonderful tips and 10-step skincare steps right now. But where should we start from?

Most Korean women use an 8 and 10-step skincare routine each and every day to help keep their skin looking healthy and beautiful and that’s why they have the best skin in the world. It’s more than a routine, it’s a lifestyle that has become a global trend. It may a bit more expensive than what you are probably used to but I am here to break it down for you!

Below you’ll find the 8 and 10-step beauty rituals (and how to do it in 5 steps if you’re busy) and the ultimate tips for ageing well.

 Step 1: Wash with water or a water-based cleanser

First thing in the morning, cleanse your skin either with water, or with a water-based cleanser. Hydration is the secret of flawless skin as water removes the few impurities that settle on the face during the night, and keeps skin hydrated.

Step 2: Toner

It’s important to apply toner, the ultimate prep product, in order to balance the skin’s pH levels. If you don’t, the skin can become dry and dehydrated. Toner also repair your skin’s barrier to effectively absorb the next products you apply.

Step 3: Essence

Essence is a hybrid between a toner and a serum and hydrates the complexion, aiding cellular turnover for a smooth, young-looking appearance. Think of your skin as a sponge absorbing everything more easily.

Step 4: Ampoule

Ampoules are the ultimate skin perfectors. They consist of a high number of active ingredients to target specific skin care concerns. They’re used occasionally as a booster when your skin badly needs extra support.

Step 5: Serum

Serums are formulated with active ingredients that target specific skin problems dark circles, like wrinkles, and dehydration. Their concentrated formulas contain a high amount of active ingredients.

Step 6: Eye cream

The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate area of the face as it’s super thin and there are no sebaceous glands to produce natural oils. Therefore, it’s important to keep this area well hydrated and protected.

Apply a light eye cream across both the brow and socket bone moving from the inner to outer corner of the eye to minimize the presence of dark circles, puffiness and crow’s feet at bay.

Step 7: Moisturiser

Apply a moisturiser in a light layer across the skin to plump up skin, smooth fine lines and provide long lasting all-day hydration.

Step 8: Sunscreen

One basic rule you should never ignore is protecting your skin against sun rays. Applying sunscreen shouldn’t be associated only with summer holidays. Protecting the skin on a daily basis from damaging UV rays will avoid the development of wrinkles, pigmentation, and fine lines as well as premature aging and skin cancer.

 

Black Friday 2018: Here’s the ultimate guide to find the best beauty deals!

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Got your eye on a certain beauty product but your budget is low? Hold on a few months as the countdown to Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, has officially begun. The mega sale day falls on 23 November and it promises massive discounts on skincare, makeup, fragrance and beauty technology. It’s the perfect time to spoil yourself or buy gifts for your beloved ones ahead of the Christmas period.

Here’s our guide on how to get the best deals this coming Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

Do you research

The best way to avoid getting a bad deal is to do your research first. Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. You need to be knowledgeable about the product and its regular retail price. Many brands announce the deals in advance so look around for voucher codes on websites.

Make a list of items you want to purchase over Black Friday, read the reviews and make sure you know the difference between a good and bad version of that product.

Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers.

Decide which stores you want to shop at this year, visit their website and sign up for email newsletters. It is quite important that you sign up for promotions at least two weeks before Black Friday. There is a possibility that the emails can take time before they start to generate, so you want to allow enough time to get added to the email marketing list.

Also, monitor brands on social media as they will drop hints (and prices) so keep any eye on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Check websites like Quidco and TopCashback before you place your order.

I know, it might be tempting to snap up loads of items on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal. Websites like PriceHistory, PriceSpy, and CamelCamelCamel will give you information on prices so you can see how much you should pay. Check websites like Quidco and TopCashback before you place your order. Cashback websites pay you to shop. All you have to do is click through their links and the money is added to your online account, usually within 14 days.

Take a look at exclusive health and beauty discounts, to ensure you get the best possible deal.

Beauty deals to look out for on Black Friday are make offers across big high-end brands (Estee Lauder, Dior, Anastasia Beverly Hills etc), luxury skincare items (Origins, Clinique, Belif), gift sets for beauty, bath products, fragrance and Christmas. There’re always big discounts on popular fragrances such as Marc Jacobs Daisy, Miss Dior Cherie, and Calvin Klein CKIN2U.

With regards to hairstylers, take a look at the Babyliss Curl Secret or the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer or if you want something fancier you can opt for the GHD Gold V Styler.

You can find discounts on beauty technology such as the Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device and the Oral-b 9000 toothbrush.

Check for exclusive health and beauty discounts, to ensure you get the best possible deal.