Each year, the sales seem to debut earlier and earlier and now is the time to support your favorite businesses and brands. Shop for your holiday gifts early and enjoy some abundant savings in the process. As always, I am am advocate for recommending only what I truly love and have/would purchase myself! Also, getting something on sale is only good if you love/want/need it…not just because it’s on sale. Hope this guide is helpful…enjoy and thanks, always, for your support, friends.
Kindly scroll on for my video as well as a curated list of suggestions to help streamline your Cyber Week (and beyond!) shopping experience, promo codes, products I’m loving (with swatches galore ) and the Bottom Line…
Style Notes for the look above include:
I first purchased these trousers over a year ago and now I have them in four different shades. They sit mid-waist and have such a beautiful flow. They run TTS (I’m wearing a size 6) and can be dressed up or down with ease. Very much on sale right now and highly recommended.
Back in high school, I owned the most perfect gray sweater vest and over the years, I sadly lost track of it. This particular vest (in a size small and currently on sale, too) is as close as it gets to my original and I’m thrilled to have this look back in rotation.
These are a recent luxurious splurge that are extraordinarily comfortable. Sleek yet casual and great with skirts and jeans alike, they are well worth the pursuit. Put them on your Christmas list!
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A Shopping Guide for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Everything In Between
// Sales I’m Currently Shopping //
Many sales are already in full swing…here are some of my carefully edited recommendations:
Get 25% off site wide, no code necessary, but please use this link if you’d like to support my work via your purchases. This promotion runs 6AM on 11/24-11/27 at midnight PST so I suggest stocking up on your favorites right away. I use this clean and opulent brand every single day and will be replenishing my own supply during this sale! I suggest the hyaluronic acid-rich Holi Water (the bounciest, most transformational toner), Holi Stick No 5 Deodorant (aluminum-free and smells super luxury). Also, I will never go back to traditional deodorant. Holi C (an ultra potent vitamin c powder that delivers fast brightening and smoothing results) and the Holi Oil Ageless Face Serum. I just finished my 6th bottle…this serum masterfully takes care of business for the best skin of life.
I also adore the Holi Glow Ageless Eye Serum (de-puffs and hydrates while adding a stunning glow), the new Holi Bright Resurface Glass Face Mask (utterly transformational with every application) and the Agent Nateur Holi Mane. It has pearl powder and the most premium variety of collagen for hair, skin and nails with next-level strength and health. I don’t go a day without it (and either does my mom).
Some new launches that have also made it into the mix include the Lash + Brow Serum (masterful results with zero irritation), the Body Balm (glowing skin with a lush, weightless texture…insane!), the Holi Body Wash (a shower must to cleanse and refine skin…I love using it for the closest shave, too), Filter Face Cream (hydrates with a velvety finish that’s great for all skin types including oily) and the Lactic Acid Cleanser Duo, which removes every last trace of makeup with the oil and then leaves skin absolutely glowing thanks to potent yet gentle lactic acid.
So many of the above Agent Nateur products are repurchases for me…I try a lot of skincare here at BPHQ but this brand is consistently in my top 3 thanks to its impeccable ingredients, versatility for all skin types and extreme efficacy…my skin has truly never been better.
30% off site wide. This cleanest of clean beauty brand has new shades and formulas to peruse and enjoy. I am partial to the Pure Powder Blush in Goji, Pure Powder Highlighter in Begonia, Creme de la Creme Eyeshadow in Dusk and, of course, my Trenchcoat lip cream.
Up to 70% on luxury beauty favorites. While you’re working on your holiday gifting, I also recommend the Natasha Denona Xeonon Palette (sold out almost everywhere else), Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm (reviewed HERE), Wayne Goss The First Edition Brushes and the Glamcor Fogless Shaving Mirror which my husband loves (it’s an incredible present!).
30% off the Hyaluronic Skincare Routine with code ROUTINE30 and you must take a look at the new Opulent Star VIP Palette (swatches in my LTK shop HERE), which is a melange of gorgeous, vibrant tones to wear for the holidays and beyond.
I also recommend the LE Opulent Star Advent Calendar (always packed with the best of the best) and the Baume de Rose Lip Care Essentials Set (a cult favorite globally beloved by beauty aficionados and currently 25% off).
Black Friday 25% off site wide with code CYBER (11/23 – 11/30). I recommend the Cheek Gelee in Vibrant, Future Skin Foundation (my match is Cream) and the entire Precious Metals Collection (reviewed HERE).
30% off site wide with code THANKS. Always on my lips, I can’t help but personally recommend my Beauty Professor collection…it’s a wearable neutral trio that looks good on everyone!
40% off site wide 11/22-11/27, no code necessary. This makes the iconic lip plumper (love the lush Los Angelips, warm pink Watermelon and original Clear versions) and ultra effective Lid Lifting Treatment an absolute steal! Swatches of some of my favorites below.
A site wide sale that includes 10% off %150, 15% off $200, 20% off $300 and 255 off $500. The Toward the Horizon Collection for Holiday 2023 is the gift to give and receive (much of it swatched and reviewed HERE) and one can never go wrong with The Concealer and the luxe Luminizing Face Enhancer (all shades swatched HERE).
20% off site wide with early access on 11/23 with code BEAUTYPROFESSOR20 (valid Thursday 11/23 from 12 am PT until 11:59 pm PT). Now is the time to shop your favorites from Westman Atelier, Exa and La Bouche Rouge Paris!
40% off your entire purchase with code THANKS40. I’ll be picking up this chic Larissa Sweater, Myra Leather Skirt and this stunning leopard blouse (on sale already!) because animal print IS a neutral.
Use BEAUTYPROFESSOR for 20% off site wide. The new eye cream has freshly launched and it’s also a perfect time to stock up on the Serum 1 and The Cure X (I’m on my third bottle of both and they are ultra effective)!
30% off site wide…I highly recommend the Category Is: Icons set (pictured abvoe); you’ll want to give one to a beauty loving friend and gift one to yourself, too.
These makeup bags are opulent, roomy and extremely versatile…trying one will ruin you for all others and they are currently on a tiered sale making them well worth the pursuit.
Yes…the brand is back and I am happy to share the code BP20 for 20% off site wide. This discount can be stacked on top of the current sale, giving you the best deal imaginable. I recommend the invaluable-to-my-routine Peau Vierge, which is an elegant moisturizer, illuminator, light tint and skincare treatment in one. I use it every single day and wholly recommend it. The Peau Vierge Concealer is also marvelous; lightweight and buildable, it covers without creasing and stays in place all day. I even like to use it as foundation! See swatches below (my match is shade 4).
30% off everything…I have my eye on dreamy green tennis necklace, which will layer beautifully with my existing neck stack.
20% off everything with BLACK2023. This retailer makes my favorite gold earcuff of life…highly recommended.
Tons of designer brands on deep sale including these Veronica Beard pants , this stunning cashmere wrap sweater and these classic Theory wool trousers (I bought them in a 6). I also picked up a faux fur coat in the prettiest ivory hue.
Cyber deals up to 50% off…check out this insane steal these Nike Airmax 270 sneakers (I own a couple pairs…so good), these Rag & Bone Miramar Jeans (have 3 pairs…they are the perfect travel pants) and these wildly cozy UGG slippers for which I think my feet will thank me.
I’ve really been trying to prioritize my sleep lately and while it’s always a challenge, some of my evening rituals help me to stay on track. I highly recommend the Sleep + Glow Omnia Pillow (use Beautyprofessor15 for 15% off) which is designed to prevent sleep wrinkles while giving me a restful night of slumber. Before bed, I also use my Serum Doctor Flawless Feet Serum (truly has changed my feet forever) to maintain my newly found soft heels and keep my Solawave (buy one get one free) on my night stand for a little red light treatment on demand (without the need to apply serum first).
The Neom Choose Sleep Set is magnesium rich to create a quiet calm and for lips, I love the Fit Glow Night Oil and Lawless Forget the Filler, both of which are staples. Finally, I turn the red-light powered Helight to create a tranquil environment in which to drift off. The patented device encourages deep sleep without drowsiness in the morning…truly genius and my husband I love it so much, we even travel with it.
25% off…use code HOLIDAY. I own and love these AGOLDE Recycled Leather Jeans, this white blouse is a must(can never have enough) and this Alice + Olivia dress, which I already own in another color. It’s the perfect party frock but can also be dressed down when necessary. A wardrobe staple!
25% off of everything…I personally cannot live without my T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers, which take my hair to the next level daily without exposing it to excessive heat. I also am enjoying the Airebrush and the Lucea Straightener for sleek styles that last.
20% off, sitewide (use code Beautyprofessor at checkout); I use this line every single day and wholly recommend the Resurfacing Compound (has made such a difference in the quality of my skin without causing irritation), the Super Hydrator and, most recently, the Super Tinted Hydrator, which I wear in a mix of shades 6 and 7 (swatched below) for even, moisturized and filtered looking skin.
20% off site wide! I recommend the eyeliner in Ash (a lifetime favorite that really stays on the waterline and makes eyes pop), the Eye Brick in Silk (a shimmery neutral dream that looks good on everyone) and the Posh Lipstick in Fire (a creamy warm red that works for the holidays and beyond!).
25% off best sellers including the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream, ZIIP Nano Current Device, Agent Nateur Holi Mane, Tom Ford Eye Color Quad (Honeymoon is a favorite), the Riki Loves Riki Skinny Mirror (invaluable) and the MAKE Heat Stroke Cheek Tints (the violet pink Slush will change your life).
ZIIP (and Other Luxuries):
Use code ZIIPWITHBP for 25% off through 11/25 (applies to the ZIIP GX device and all the gels!). This is the biggest ZIIP sale of the entire year and I wholly recommend this device, which uses nano and micro current to sculpt the face while improving the look of one’s skin with every treatment session (reviewed HERE).
Also, the Merit Le Gloss Set is a gorgeous sampling of LE formulas for a full face (everything is 20% off right now), I cannot get enough of Parfums de Marly Althair, which is rife with notes of bourbon vanilla, cinnamon, praline and musk, making it the most apropos fragrance for the cooler months. Finally, the divine Lisa Eldridge x Liberty London Bag is a must for those who revel in beauty and it’s currently on sale. I urge you to pick up the effortless rosy neutral Spirited Away Lipstick while you’re at it…you’ll be glad that you did.
// The Makeup Look //
For this look, I started with the SUQQU The Foundation 040 (swatches of all shades HERE). Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Concealer in Mocha (swatches HERE) and blended it all in with the Clé de Peau Beauté Foundation Brush. I buffed the RMS Crystal Slipper Blush into the perimeters of my face. Then, I added Gucci True Pink blush on the apples of my cheeks. For eyes, a combination of the Neen Swoon Eyeshadow (truly does not crease). Also, a touch of the Sisley-Paris eye twist in Fawn create a glowing neutral lid look.
I created feathery brows with the invaluable Make Infinite Hold Sculpting Brow Gel in Cool Brown (nothing better). I also added two coats of Bake Up Tarantulash for fluttery lashes. My highlighter of choice is 19/99 Miele on the high points of my face. For lips I used the Victoria Beckham Beauty Marble Contour as a liner and filled it in with the stunning Gee Beauty Lipstick in Crush.
Products and Swatches
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I hope you found this Cyber Week guide insightful and helpful. Trust that it was created with love and the aim of helping you to streamline your online shopping strategy.
Good things ahead, including more holiday beauty and a gifting ideas, a fresh video tutorial and a foundation-centric story.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I am truly and sincerely grateful for the blessing that you are and I endeavor to make sure that gratitude comes through each day of the year here at Beauty Professor.
Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
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