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Best Black Friday Beauty Deals 2017

Welcome to the holiday sale madness that is Black Friday & Cyber Monday! If you’re shopping for any makeup and beauty products this season, this roundup of the beauty offers should help! There are tons of additional deals that will go live between now and Cyber Monday (27th), so check this post frequently. It will update automatically, and when deals expire, they’ll get crossed out. (I’ll also be adding more deals as I hear about them!) Happy shopping!

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Tarte Black Friday 2016

Black Friday Shopping Tips

  • Make your list! (And check it twice!)  It’s better to go into a plethora of sales having a game plan of what items you’ve been looking for, what you need for yourself or as gifts for others.  This also helps to avoid impulse purchases or getting sidetracked by a good deal on something you didn’t really want!
  • Compare offers!  Products can be purchased from brands directly, which is often the best deal, but sometimes retailers have better incentives, lower free shipping thresholds, and the like.  You’ll also want to check Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday offers when brands have revealed both, since sometimes one is better than the other!
  • If it’s too good to be true… prepare to cyber-camp for the deal.  If you’re hours late to the deal, things can get sold out or picked through quite a bit, so if you have your list ready, and you’re ready to go when the deal goes live, it shouldn’t be too frustrating!
  • Mark your calendar!  Most brands and retailers run on EST, and a lot of deals go live midnight EST but occasionally brands launch at PST (Sephora is often one, and Ulta runs on CST).  When in doubt, try at midnight EST and if nothing launches, then it’s likely midnight PST.

If your brand has a deal, or you know of one that isn’t listed below, just comment below 🙂

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Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

01/09

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Tarte Toasted Palette | Look Details

Tarte Toasted Palette | Look Details

Toasted

Tarte Toasted Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette ($46.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains 12 shades of warm neutrals with a mix of mattes and metallics. I wish there was more variety in the shimmery shades–three are variations on medium copper!–and that the gold shade was more finely-milled and had a firmer press. The eyeshadows performed decently, but the powderiness of the mattes made them the type of texture that needed a primer to do well.

Toasted
Toasted
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Kat Von D Hilda & Julia Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Hilda

Kat Von D Hilda Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. The consistency was creamy, a little thicker than other shades, and it applied easily and evenly with intense, opaque coverage in one stroke. I loved the way it felt and applied, but the dry down didn’t appear as forgiving on the lips and looked a bit dry and “cracked” when I smiled. It wore well for seven and a half hours and was lightly drying after five hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.22 oz. - $90.91 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.” Of the liquid lipsticks on the market that go and have a full dry-down, Kat Von D’s formula remains my favorite, as it is the easiest to apply with the kindest learning curve and lasts awhile.

Some shades are more drying than others, but typically they don’t get drying until after five to six hours of wear. They often wear anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day. This formula is thin but not watery, has a longer dry down than most liquid lipsticks (but I noticed some of the newer shades dried to a mostly dry finish faster), and layers better than most (you can touch-up or add a second layer for more coverage).

It takes about a minute for it to mostly set, but it will remain a little tacky in places for up to three minutes so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together if it doesn’t seem totally dry initially. There isn’t a noticeable scent or taste. If you don’t mind the trade-off between very long, near-pristine wear and being drying, it’s worth checking out. As a bonus, these also come with one of the most generous amounts of products within the realm of liquid lipsticks!

Browse all of our Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Hilda
Hilda
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

01/03

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Holiday 2017

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set ($55.00 for 0.45 fl. oz.) contains four miniature-sized Lip Maestros. This was another set that was devoured by the end of Sephora’s recent sale! I already had everything ready to go, and luckily, all the shades in the kit are available individually, so hopefully, the reviews can be of some help for anyone looking for specific shades rather than the set (and I’ve definitely made mental notes to cover the high-end lip sets earlier next year). The Lip Maestro formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” All those things are pretty much on the nose–the finish has a noticeable sheen for the first few hours and eventually gets down to a mostly matte finish, and they are very pigmented and typically wear between six and eight hours on me. Most of the shades leave stains behind, but some of the very light ones don’t seem to stain.

Value

A full-sized Lip Maestro retails for $38.00 and contains 0.22 fl. oz. or costs $172.73/oz. The set contains $77.73 worth of product. Each tube contains quite a bit of product, and given how pigmented the formula is, the smaller sizes were perfect.

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Temptalia’s $500 ULTA Gift Card Giveaway – 5 Winners

It’s become an annual tradition to kick off the sale extravaganza that is Black Friday/Cyber Monday with a giveaway!  We’ve partnered with Ebates to give away five (5) $100 gift cards to Ulta to help you with your holiday shopping.  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents with a valid Ebates account!

Black Friday Beauty Busters at Ulta

Shop Ulta beginning 11/23 at 5PM CST for these Beauty Busters!  You’ll get double cash back (6%) if you’re an Ebates member during the sale!

What’s Ebates?

Ebates helps you save money by giving you cash back on your online purchases at over 2,000 retailers, including ones like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom! Right now, you’ll get a $10 welcome bonus when you join and make your first purchase of $25 or more.

For example, if a retailer has 10% cash back, and you make a $50 purchase, you’ll get $5 cash back (plus your $10 welcome bonus if it is your first purchase of $25+ through Ebates), which is paid out on a quarterly basis by check or PayPal. There’s no cost or fee to you; you just have to shop through Ebates before you make your purchase. To get the most out of Ebates, you can download their browser button that will keep you notified about the latest coupon codes, promos, and cash back.

Top Beauty Cash Back Deals | Now through 11/26/2017

  • Neiman Marcus — was 3%, now 10%
  • Sephora — was 4%, now 8% (through Ebates’ mobile app only, through 11/24!)
  • Saks — was 4%, now 8%
  • Lord & Taylor — was 4%, now 8%
  • Bliss — was 4%, now 8%
  • Dermstore — was 4%, now 8%
  • shu uemura — was 3%, now 8%
  • Ulta — was 3%, now 6%
  • Barney’s — was 3%, now 6%
  • Macy’s — was 3%, now 6%
  • Neiman Marcus — was 3%, now 6%
  • JCPenney — was 4%, now 6%
  • and many more!