John Lewis' Black Friday Beauty Deals Are Some of the Best—Trust Me, I've Looked

If there's one website I'm always refreshing during the Black Friday period, it's John Lewis. As a beauty editor, I'm always asked what Black Friday deals I'm shopping from the likes of Cult Beauty and Sephora, but in my opinion, John Lewis stocks some of the best fragrance, skincare and makeup brands on the market, and the discounts never disappoint. In fact, this year I'm even more impressed than usual, as John Lewis has actually started its Black Friday sale early but it's only gotten better and, trust me when I say that these deals are not to be missed.

In order to make your life a little bit easier during the busy sale period, I've rounded up all of my top beauty buys below, along with all of the information you need about the John Lewis 2023 Black Friday sale. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on scrolling and treat yourself to that luxury perfume or cult skincare product that you've had your eye on for months…

When Is Black Friday 2023?

This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, 24 November, 2023. However, many retailers tend to start their sales earlier in the month.

When Does John Lewis' Black Friday Sale 2023 Begin?

John Lewis' Black Friday sale started early this year, and already had incredible offers already live on the website, such as 20% off Tom Ford and Aqua di Parma fragrances. If previous years are anything to go by, we can expect lots of different discounts throughout the month of November.

What Should I Buy in the John Lewis Black Friday Sale 2023?

As a beauty editor who is careful not to overconsume, I don't believe in buying things you don't truly want or need during the Black Friday period. Instead, I encourage everyone to make considered purchases, and look for those luxury items that have been on your wish list for quite a while. For me, it's a great time to invest in a designer fragrance or a slightly more expensive skincare product or beauty tool that I wouldn't pick up on a daily basis, but that I know I will use all the time. I also think it's the perfect time to get your Christmas shopping started, as there are often great deals on those higher-ticket items and special-edition gift sets.

If you want to know which John Lewis Black Friday beauty buys I actually think are worth snapping up, then keep on scrolling. 

1. Best John Lewis Black Friday Perfume Deals

This is probably my favourite fragrance from Dior, thanks to the warm and floral notes of musk, vanilla, iris and peony. You can currently save 20%, so now is the perfect time to invest in your new winter perfume.

To me, there is nothing more special than a Tom Ford fragrance, and my first choice from the brand would be the Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum. Of course, you can expect hints of cherry, but these notes are perfectly balanced with honey-like Turkish rose, bitter almond and smooth sandalwood. It's warm, it's sweet and it's currently 20% off.

If you're a fan of luxury fragrances then you're probably familiar with Italian brand Acqua di Parma. John Lewis carries an incredible selection of its scents, and with the Black Friday discount, I'll be snapping up Colonia Eau de Cologne; a fresh fragrance with notes of grapefruit, mint, cinnamon and leather.

2. Best John Lewis Black Friday Beauty Tech Deals

£100 off of the Dyson hair straighteners? Yes, please! I doubt that these will be in stock for long, so if you've been thinking about investing, now might be the time.

This BaByliss hair tool is great as it comes with four different attachments so that you can create a range of styles.

I'm all about making practical purchases on Black Friday, which is why I've got my eye on this electric toothbrush from Philips. Let's face it, that saving is almost too good to miss.

3. Best John Lewis Black Friday Perfume Gift Set Deals

This YSL fragrance is so popular, and for good reason. Make someone's Christmas with this set that also comes with a travel size and a YSL mascara.

There's something so intoxicating about Creed fragrances, though we all know they come with high price points. I'll be gifting someone this chic set, which allows you to sample the brand's most iconic scents before committing to a full-size bottle. 

Chanel perfumes in the Black Friday sale? Yes please! This set includes the purse-size friendly fragrance, so you can smell incredible wherever you go.

4. Best John Lewis Black Friday Skincare Deals

One of the most iconic skincare products out there, I always wait until Black Friday to stock up on this Estée Lauder dream elixir. 

This is, hands down, the best cleansing balm ever for melting away makeup and leaving your skin silky soft, and you can currently get a seriously good discount thanks to John Lewis.

Another one of my favourite cleansers is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, and John Lewis are offering 25% off. So, what are you waiting for?

5. Best John Lewis Black Friday Makeup Deals

This Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette is a bestseller for a reason! With a beautiful array of colours encased in the brand's signature rich burgundy compact, it makes for the ideal gift for someone you love or, indeed, yourself! 

I'm very fussy when it comes to mascara, but I always have a tube of Lancôme Hypnôse in my makeup bag, so I might have to treat my friends and family this Christmas, too.

This lipstick went viral on TikTok, and for good reason. The shade is so flattering, and I suspect everyone will be snapping this up in the sale.