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'I'm a beauty editor and here's what I'm shopping in the Black Friday sales.'

You guys, Black Friday sales are HERE. Are you excited? Nervous? Freaking out? SAME. So many products! So many discounts! So many promises! Where to start?

Well, that's why we're going to do it together!

''Cause as someone who has tried too many products to count, I'm here to tell you all the good stuff I've tried and loved, so you can add it to your wishlist and get yourself a sweet bargain.

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And while some of these products won't officially go on sale until Friday, others have had a head start and are already discounted on-site. Cheeky! 

Let's get to it, shall we?

Here are all the best beauty products I'll be shopping for in the Black Friday sales.

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF, was $228 now $193.80 (40 per cent off).

Image: Adore Beauty  If you're a gal who struggles with breakouts, SkinCeuticals Cilymarin CF is your jam! This high-strength vitamin C serum helps to reduce oiliness and combat blemishes, while looking after the visible signs of ageing. 

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Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask in Gummy Bear, was $28 now $23.80 (15 per cent off). 

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While the cult Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask has been around for a while now, the newest 'it' flavour is Gummy Bear - and YES it's good. I slap a thick layer of it on my lips before bed and they feel lovely and hydrated come morning. 

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Face Mask, was $77 now $65.45 (15 per cent off).

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Have you tried this stuff? It's bloody good. I pretty much used a whole tube of it during lockdown (skin was dry as hell) and I need it in my life again.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, $205 (up to 40 per cent off).

Image: Adore Beauty  Make a list and not include Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair? Please. I was embarrassingly late to the ANR party, and now I'm making up for it. It’s just a really great all-rounder serum, especially for dry skin. (ME).

Kevin.Murphy Hydrate Me Wash, $40.95 (up to 40 per cent off).

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This is my absolute favourite shampoo, so AS IF I'm not going to stock up! Smells like heaven and makes my dry AF hair feel all silky and nice. Heaven.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, $24.95 (up to 40 per cent off).

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I still haven't tried this, and it hurts my soul. The buzz around Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara was HUGE (just look it up on TikTok) - so I'm keen to see if it's worth all the hype!

Clinique Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $68 (up to 40 per cent off).

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This pretty pink gel moisturiser feels like a burst of water on your face. It plumps, hydrates and smooths the skin, and works beautifully under makeup. As someone with an *actual* flake for a face, as if Clinique Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator wouldn't be on my Black Friday wishlist.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume, $13.46 (up to 40 per cent off).

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I always have a tube of this stuff kicking around. A dermatologist recommended it to me a few years back when annihilated my skin with acids - and since then, it’s just become one of those staples that I always repurchase.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+, was $47 now $39.95 (15 per cent off).

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Sephora has 20 per cent off Ultra Violette and YES you should stock up on SPF - silly question. This is one of my faves of the bunch - it's lightweight, perfect for dry skin and doesn't leave behind a slick of greasy residue. Love it.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, was $105 now $84.00 (20 per cent off).

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This is one of my all-time fave foundations but it's also spendy - so I usually wait for the sales to snap it up. I love this formula because it's beautifully lightweight and silky and honestly feels like you're wearing nothing at all. Plus, it's great if you have dry skin, that's prone to flakiness and tantrums.

Benefit Gimmie Brow, was $45 now $38.25 (15 per cent off).

Image: The Iconic  This is one of my go-to eyebrow products because it's easy to use and gives me fuller, natural looking brows in a pinch. It also means I don't have to fluff around with pencils and powder - just swipe it on and go!

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Grown Alchemist Enzyme Exfoliant, was $70 now $52.50 (25 per cent off).

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My skin tends to freak TF out when I use acids - but this guy from Grown Alchemist is the one exception. It's formulated specifically for sensitive skin, and helps gently exfoliate and smooth without pissing off your skin barrier.

MCoBeauty Skinny Liquid Liner, was $14 now $9.80 (30 per cent off).

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Even beauty editors suck at eyeliner (see: ME). I love this eyeliner formula because it's super easy to use - the pen is nice and thick and really helps me not eff up my wing situation.

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Here's a list of beauty brands participating in Black Friday sales:

Adore Beautyup to 40 per cent off selected brands from health, beauty and wellness favourites. Sale live from midnight, Friday 26 November until 11.59pm Monday 29th November.

Sephora: get 20 per cent off with minimum spend $100 or 15 per cent off with no minimum spend. Sale live from 10pm Wednesday, 24th November to Saturday, 27th November.

Chemist Warehouse: 10 per cent off sitewide and storewide. Sale live from Friday 26th November until Sunday 28th November.

Priceline: 50 per cent off big brands such as Maybelline NY, L’Oreal Paris cosmetics, Revlon, Neutrogena skin and sun, Olay, St Tropez, Colgate and Oral B.

Wrinkles Schminkles25 percent off storewide from Tuesday 23rd November to Monday 29th November with the code CYBER25.

The Beauty Chef: 20 per cent off sitewide and 200ml Collagen GWP ($25 value) when you spend over $200. Sale live now until Monday 30th November.

The Jojoba Company: 25 per cent off sitewide and a free mini of choice when you spend over $60. Sale live from Friday 27th November until Monday 30th November.

MCoBeauty: 30 per cent off sitewide. Sale live now until 30th November. The first 500 customers will receive a FREE Limited Edition Christmas Collection seven-pack of Mini Mega Balms. 

ModelCo: 40 per cent off sitewide. Sale live now until 30th November. Every order will receive a FREE FibreLash Mascara. 

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Vida Glow: save 20 per cent off Vida Glow Marine Collagen from now until Thursday 25th November and 20 per cent off sitewide from Friday 26th November 26th to Sunday 28th November. And on Monday 29th November only, buy three-for-two on site.

Edible Beauty Australia: 30 per cent off sitewide using the code BFRIDAY30. Sale live from Friday, 26th November to Tuesday, 30 November. 

tbh Skincare: up to 40 per cent off sitewide. Sale on on now until Monday 29th 11:59pm.

Sand & Sky: up to 35 per cent off sitewide. Sale live now until Sunday 29th November.

Glam Raider: up to 30 per cent off. Sale live now until 29th November.

Liberty Belle: 10 per cent off site wide. Sale live now until Tuesday 30th November. 

The Base Collective: 25 per cent off sitewide with code CALM25. Sale live from Thursday, 25th November until Monday, 29th November.

Grown Alchemist: 35 per cent off sitewide. Sale live now until Wednesday 1st December.

In Essence: up to 30 per cent off sitewide. Sale live now until Tuesday, 30th November.

Oil Garden: 40 per cent off essential oils and diffusers, and with every $100 spend you get a free Energise and Rejuvenate Hand Wash.

Santé by ENJO: Up to 50 per cent off. Sale live now until Monday, 29th November.

PB SKN: 30 per cent off store wide and free shipping with code BF30. Sale live now until Monday, 29th November.

Sonny & Felix:  25 per cent off plus free shipping with code CYBER2. Sale live from Friday 26th November until Monday 29th November.

Exposed Naturals: 20 per cent off excluding bundles. Sale live now until Tuesday 30th November. 

Sabbia Co: spend $50 and receive a $10 gift card, spend $100 and receive a $15 gift card, spend $150 and receive a $20 gift card, spend $200 and receive a $25 gift card and spend $250 and receive a $30 gift card.

Lovekins: 30 per cent off sitewide. Sale live from 12:01am Friday, 26th November.

What are you buying in the Black Friday sales? Share with us in the comments section below.

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