2012 Black Friday Cosmetics Sales Promotion Review 2013 prediction

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Most major retailers open their stores extremely early on that day with promotional sales so that they can kick off the holiday shopping season.

How big are the Black Friday sales? If 25% off on top of another 25% off is not attractive enough to push you place an order, how about 50% off on everything? What about Burt’s Bees lip gloss for only $1, St. Ives Apricot Scrub for only $1.38, or many other great deals?

Let’s take a look at last years’ deals to see how things will go this year. Fill your bags full of high quality cosmetics, while spending the least amount of money possible!

1. Cosme-De.com offered an extra 20% off on cosmetics plus free shipping. If you are really into Japanese/Korean products, and if the sales are as good as last year, then Black Friday would be your best time to purchase SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and Albion Essential Skin Conditioner, two very reputable skin care products.

2. Sabon is an organic line of skincare products from Israel, and they usually offer 20% off at most. Last Black Friday, they offered 25% off on some products. They may offer as much as 30% off on some limited products. Although they doesn’t have luxury packaging at their price level, they are actually one of the top brands of organic beauty products in the world. Additionally, Sabon has achieved ECOCERT certification. They have a series of bath and body care products with amazing scents.

3. AskDerm offered 30% off on everything, including Clarisonic Mia cleansing brushes. You could also get Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque for only $31.50.

4. Peter Thomas Roth offered 20% off on everything online.

5. Murad Skin Care offered $25 off every $100, which makes Black Friday a good time to try their acne treatments.

6. Becca offered 20% off on every $50. Becca has high-quality makeup.

7. The Body Shop offered any three items for only $30, excluding gift sets.

8. Shu Uemura offered 25% off on every $50, with free shipping. Their Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse and Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil are very popular.

9. H2O+ offered $25 off on every $100, plus their Blockbuster Bestsellers Bag ($72 value) for only $26.50.

10. AHAVA offered 40% off everything.

11. Bliss offered 20% off on Bliss, Remede, and Elemis products. Free mini-sized concentrating moisturizer samples were offered with any La Mer products purchased.

12. Missha offered 40% off cosmetics and skincare products. Their renowned product, Signature Real Complete B.B Cream, is very smooth, and works as a perfect concealer or a toner, while being much cheaper than SK-II. Try it out!

13. Beauty.com offered 2 free lip glosses ($24 value) with any order of Origins products over $40, and also offered 20% off on most items.

14. Av-at.com offered 20% off on essential oils, with free shipping within the U.S.

15. Chantecaille offered a Free Shadow & Rose Set with any order over $200.

16. Prescriptives offered free 5-piece gift sets with any order over $35.

17. CVS.com offered 25% off on cosmetics and perfumes, plus an additional 25% off.

18. FANCL.com offered $10 off on every $75. They are well-known for their preservative-free formula, and their Mild Cleansing Oil comes highly recommended as well.

19. Base Formula offered 15% off on orders over $35. If you get tired of the combination of GNC Aloe Vera Skin Gel & Thayer’s Witch Hazel, then you should try BF’s Aloe Vera & Seaweed Hydrating Gel with their Gentle Water series (available in lavender, chamomile, witch hazel, orange, and rose scents). The natural scents from its Gentle Water series are much different than other traditional essence smells. Some people love the smells, while others don’t. In general, people like the rose smell the most.


20. SkinCareRx offered 22% off on Jurlique, DHC, Peter Thomas Roth, Neo Strata, Valmont and Tweezerman products. They also offered 25% off on gift cards.

21. Darphin offered free 3-piece gift sets (a $126 value) with any orders over $150. They are a manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Hollywood stars such as Sharon Stone, Madonna, and Demi Moore are also fans of their products.

22. Ecomom offered $20 off on every $50, $40 off on every $100, and $80 off on every $200. Ecomom specializes in eco-friendly and organic products for moms. If you are planning for a baby, or you are thinking about sending gifts to moms-to-be, they would be your best bet.

23. ULTA Beauty offered $3.50 off on every $10 spent. Dealmoon recommends their makeup collections, which would be a good choice for makeup application practice.

24. Kerastase offered 20% off on every $100 spent with free shipping.

25. Jurlique offered their Hydrating Essentials Set for half price.

26. Perfumania offered selected perfumes, with a buy one, get the 2nd for $9.99 offer.

27. Too Faced offered extra 50% off on selected cosmetics.

28. Bergdorf Goodman offered free gift sets with orders of Clarins, Dior, Bobbi Brown, and La Mer.

29. Clarins offered a free 9-piece luxury gift set with orders over $75, and a Youthful Hands Hand Care 2-piece set for only $28 with free shipping and free gift wrapping.

30. Shiseido offered a free Brightening Solution 5-piece set ($84 value) with order over $50. Shiseido’s whitening products have very fresh fruit scents, their toners have very thick textures, and their moisturizers are very hydrating and absorbable. Their medium size lasts for a long time. Its brightening result maybe not as obvious as that of Kose, but it is gentler overall than other brightening products.

31. Philosophy offered up to 50% off. Their Philosophy Skin Care Essentials Trial Kit (Set of 4) with a free Philosophy 3 piece Set was only $40.80.

32. Smashbox Cosmetics offered 25% off on every $50. Their best-selling product is their Photo Finished Color Correcting Cream.

33. Kiehl’s offered $20 off on every $75 spent, 3 free luxury samples with any order, plus free shipping.

34. Origins offered $10 off on every $25 spent with free shipping.

35. Crabtree & Evelyn offered 50%-75% off on their Private Sales.

36. Biotherm offered 15% off on everything, plus an additional 20% off on orders over $85 or an additional 35% off on orders over $110.

37. Elazabeth Arden offered up to 35% off.

38. Estée Lauder offered free 4 Samples with orders over $50. They also had the Estée Lauder and Michael Kors Set for only $38.50 ($200 value).

39. L’Occitane offered up to 25% off on their best-selling gift sets, and offered a deal of buy 3, get 1 free on selected cosmetics.

40. Drugstore offered $5 off on every $30 spent, and free shipping on orders over $25.

41. YSL Beauty offered 20% off with free shipping. Black Friday is a good time to collect their high contrast fancy-colored lipsticks.

42. Giorgio Armani Beauty offered 20% off on orders over $75 with free shipping.

43. Clarisonic offered 20% off on everything.

44. Stila Cosmetics offered free eye shadow palettes ($180 value) with orders over $75.

45. Bath & Body Works offered 20% off on everything, which was combinable with their ongoing Signature Line buy three, get two free promotion. The 7-piece 2012 VIP gift set ($100+ value) was only $20 with any order over $40.

46. Sasa.com offered free international shipping on orders over $15. They also offered 15% off when buying two Beauty-Diary products, 70% off on popular products, and up to 73% off on some other brands, such as Swiss brand SUISEE and English brand La Prairie.

47. Benefit Cosmetics offered free Sun Beam samples with orders over $30, Free Triple Performing Facial Emulsion Moisturizer samples with orders over $60, and free cha-cha tints with orders over $90.

48. Folica offered $25 off on every $100 plus free shipping.

49. Bobbi Brown: Bobbi Brown offered Free Deluxe 3 Piece Sample Sets and lip glosses with all orders.

50. Yves Rocher offered a $10 off on every $30 spent with free shipping. Free gift (choice of five) with any orders.

51. Macys.com offered the Estée Lauder and Michael Kors Set ($200 value) only for $38.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase.

52. Sephora.com offered free shipping on selected holiday gift sets, and free Secret Gift Bags (containing 6 items) with any order over $25.

53. StriVectin offered a free Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 value) with any order, plus free shipping.

54.  Boscov’s offered 15% off on every $100 spent, including cosmetics brands such as Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, and Lancôme.

55. Duwop Cosmetics offered 40% off with free shipping. Their famous lip venom and their powerful lip-plumping gloss give you an attractive pumped-up lip look.

56. MAC Cosmetics offered free 2-day shipping on any order.

57. Allure Access offered the Allure Beauty Box for only $29.99 with $10 shipping. (Allure is a well-known cosmetics magazine, and so it’s worth trying their recommendations).

58. Nordstrom offered Kiehl’s ‘Moisture Must Haves’ ($66 value) for only $33, including Crème de Corps (4.2 oz.), Ultra Facial Cream (1.7 oz.), Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (2.5 oz.) and Midnight Recovery Concentrate (0.14 oz.).

59. Bare Escentuals offered up to 65% off during a limited time offer.

60. Lancome offered 20% off and free 2 Youth Activating Concentrate samples with any order.


Most of these sale prices were quite exciting, except for a few shops (such as the drugstore.com $5 off $30, which was worse than the usual 20% off offer, and the free 2 day shipping from MAC, which was their standard offer). Be aware that these promotions could begin a few days before Friday, and some popular items might sell out quickly. Check Dealmoon regularly, and don’t miss any hot deals!


Check our 2013 black friday page for news and promotions this season.

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