Another year, another Black Friday, another weirdly intense peer-pressured situation to spend all of your money on stuff you probably don't really need. But I don't come to you as a sidekick to Uncle Sam; I come to you as a legitimately obsessed beauty editor who, if it weren't for my #blessed werk perks that allow me access to oodles of products, would be spending the next five days making an insanely long list of the makeup, hair, and skin goodies to buy as soon as Black Friday sales hit.
So to help you wade through the thousands upon thousands of deals that are about to infiltrate your inbox, I've hand-picked the 12 beauty products I'd actually want to buy. And trust me; they're all incredibly excellent and worthy of a credit card statement.
Ridiculously Pretty Highlighters That'll Make You Look Candlelit
THE GOODS: Urban Decay O.N.S. Afterglow Highlighter Palette, $25.50 (was $34)
THE SALE: 25-percent off almost every single thing you see on urbandecay.com (plus free shipping), including this gorgeous four-shade highlighter palette.
This Wrinkle-Destroying Dermaroller
THE GOODS: Beauty Bioscience GloPro Microneedling Regeneration Tool, $159 (was $199)
THE SALE: Insane discounts and reduced prices, like 20-percent off this microneedler, on nordstrom.com. (Not sure you need one? Then you haven't seen these crazy before-and-after pics that went viral on the interwebs.)
This Cult-Favorite Blush You Always Hear About but Never Bought
This Hella-Good Flat Iron and Wave Maker That Even Hair Newbs Can Master
THE GOODS: GHD Classic Purple Styler, $127 (was $169)
THE SALE: 25-percent off everything on ghd.com.
A Line-Plumping, Super-Hydrating Facial Serum
THE GOODS: La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum, $26 (was $36.99)
THE SALE: 30-percent off site-wide orders on laroche-posay.us.
An Anti-Aging Cream That Actually Works Really, Really Fast
THE GOODS: Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Cellular Crème, $24 (was $120)
THE SALE: Although there are no site-wide sales, peterthomasroth.com is offering this cult-favorite anti-aging cream at 80-percent (YUP!) off.
The Seven Best (and Only) Makeup Brushes You'll Ever Need
THE GOODS: Sigma Best Of Sigma Brush Set, $64.50 (was $92)
THE SALE: Free worldwide shipping and 30-percent off all purchases on sigmabeauty.com with the discount code BF30.
A Curling Wand That Curls Your Hair for You
THE GOODS: Beachwaver 1 1/4-Inch Rotating Curling Iron, $149 (was $199)
THE SALE: Nordstrom! Stop it, Nordstrom, with all your deals and sales, like 25-percent off this cult-favorite automated curling iron, all at nordstrom.com.
The Best-Rated Professional Blow-Dryer You Could Never Normally Afford
THE GOODS: T3 Proi Hair Dryer, $149 (was $350)
THE SALE: Crazy discounts and reduced prices at nordstrom.com, like 57-percent off this dual-attachment blowdryer.
A Dark-Circle-Fading, Bag-Depuffing Under-Eye Gel
THE GOODS: Dr. Brandt Needles No More No More Baggage, $23 (was $42)
THE SALE: 45-percent off every single thing you can possibly find on drbrandtskincare.com.
A Bunch of K-Beauty Favorite Sheet Masks
THE GOODS: Missa A2o Lab Facial Masks, $1 each (was $2)
THE SALE: 50-percent off a bunch of items on shopmissa.com, including their brightening, oil controlling, anti-redness, hydrating, anti-aging, and pore-clearing sheet masks.
This Futuristic Silicone Toothbrush That Even Your Grandma Wants
THE GOODS: Foreo Issa Play, $36.75 (was $49)
THE SALE: More and more discounts on tons of products and tools at nordstrom.com, like 25-percent off this silicone toothbrush.