I’m a beauty editor – and QVC is my source for Black Friday deals

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Score up to 50% off holiday beauty gifts. (Photo: QVC)

I worked as a beauty editor for seven years and I tried a lot of products – the good, the bad and the must have. Some have even found a permanent place in my overflowing medicine cabinet or have become my go-to gifts. So I know what I’m talking about when it comes to recommending products this holiday season. But often great finds that feel special and worthy come at a high price. QVC is an absolute goldmine for beauty deals, and holiday shopping is no exception. From a best-selling cleansing balm to an overnight serum, a festive mask to a gift lip set, here are my favorite early Black Friday beauty deals you can pick up right now at QVC.

This rechargeable Sonicare version is over $20 off, comes with eight (!) replacement brush heads, and comes in four colors: blue, purple, mint, and white. It also features four cleaning modes and a two-minute automatic timer.

The long-lasting battery is another selling point, with reviewers saying, “I recently received this toothbrush and I’m impressed! clean up.” And another said, “I can’t sing the praises of this toothbrush loud enough, but when I do, my teeth sparkle! I have a tight mouth and struggle to reach my back teeth. The smaller head of this brush made this possible for me. At my last dental visit, my dentist didn’t even mention the problem area!”

I use a double cleansing method for makeup removal, which means I use an oil-based formula to get rid of makeup, then use a gel or cream cleanser to actually wash my face. So I’m serious about skincare. The product starts out as a balm, before melting into an oil when smoothed onto dry skin, eventually transforming into a milky wash when you add water to rinse it off.

This duo gives you a full-size pot to take home and a mini to take with you for less than the price of the full-size product. Plus, you can take advantage of their easy payment plan to split payments at 0% interest.

If I had to pick my favorite product of the year, it would be without exception the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lips range. It is the perfect combination of lipstick, balm and gloss. I have a tube in every purse and it’s my everyday product of choice for hydrated, high-shine lips with just a hint of color.

If my opinion wasn’t enough to convince you, check out this glowing review: “I was hesitant to buy all of these lip products, but I couldn’t be happier! They are phenomenal. I received them today, tried them all (except the two brightest/darkest shades I’m gifting for Christmas) and I’m totally amazed at the fullness and colors of all of them I’m going to try and change my order to auto delivery now I love Tarte cosmetics and use some of the products regularly, but I never expected these to be so superior. By the way, this is the first review I’ve ever written. Buy these while they’re still available, regardless of the price!”

There are four small drawers, three large drawers and a place on top for brushes and lipstick tubes.

And if makeup isn’t your thing, consider using this reviewer: “I originally planned to use this for cosmetics, but kept jewelry instead. It’s perfect for necklaces, pearls, costume jewelry, and other pieces I had stashed in bags or boxes that were closed and I was rummaging through several to find what I wanted Now they are all visible and easy to find in their all clear drawers I took the top piece off and mascara, eyeliners and some other cosmetics stored separately.’

The coral pink shade with gold swirls will suit a variety of skin tones. The addition of two types of brushes makes this a fantastic gift.

“This is my first Laura Geller purchase, but it won’t be my last,” said one happy customer. She continued her review by saying, “I’m in love! As a super active fair skinned ‘somewhere over 60’ many makeup colors look ‘clowny’. Exaggerated. THIS! This is perfection for me! The buildable color is soft, a finger-licking wash of pinkish peach, naturally glowing skin. Not shimmery but with a pearly sheen. Totally buffed up my dull skin. Use it as a gentle wash of pretty over my eyelids . The glow stays on all day long with no need to refresh it. The BRUSH is super soft and totally amazing! Love it so much I bought this set for my best friend too!”

Body wash is a category that everyone uses, but not everyone gives much thought to – they grab one off the shelf when they go grocery shopping and that’s good enough. Consider treating your sister or mom to something a little more luxurious for the holidays, like this pick from Philosophy.

The scent-sational experience is the big draw. “This smells so divine, just like the eggnog my mom used to make when she was with us. Some traditions you never let go of. Leaves your skin lightly scented and clean and hydrated!” says one satisfied customer. And this reviewer gave it a 10-star rating (considering the scale that tops out at five, that’s pretty impressive): “This EggNog shower gel is fantastic. It’s just as I remember it from years ago. Rich and creamy.”

Even the beauty pros agree: “I’ve been a master esthetician for almost 15 years. I’ve used hundreds of different moisturizers on myself and clients, but this always becomes my number 1 daily routine. I have extremely dry skin and live near the desert so my skin just absorbs everything. But the consistency of this is perfect. My skin feels numb and soothed and it stays that way all day.”

Buy it and watch the compliments pour in, one reviewer explained. “I’ve been using this for decades! When people ask me what I’d like on vacation, I’m asking this! I always have a bottle in my purse and one with my daily skin care regimen. People mistake me for 10 years younger. I’ve had times I’ve been told over and over to keep doing what I’m doing, including from my dermatologists and other beauty professionals. This is lightweight, but provides just the right amount of moisture to leave your face and neck feeling supple.”

The blend of ingredients helps support collagen production – the process that keeps your skin smooth, clear and even. The hydrating tag team of squalane and hyaluronic acid locks in moisture for that dewy glow.

Nearly 20,000 reviews are calling for this serum: “I can’t go a night without my Advanced Night Repair Serum! It does so much good for your skin and makes you look great for your age. The formula glides on effortlessly and absorbs without being greasy behind any residue.It is moisturizing and helps to balance your skin and keep your skin tone and texture even.Fine lines and wrinkles soften and slow down completely and firm skin that is starting to lose its elasticity.You become wake up every morning with healthy, glowing skin as long as you’ve used this the night before. It just works.”

This five-star review agrees: “This is one of my favorite skin care products and it really gets results. It smells great like real pumpkin, no fake pumpkin scent. Just apply, massage into your skin and let sit for five minutes. Rinse off. You skin brightens with a rosy glow. I’m a fan of all PTR masks, but pumpkin is my runaway favorite and part of my weekly skincare regimen.”

The pumpkin enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate to loosen the dead skin cells and clogged pores that have accumulated on the skin. And since this deal comes in a pack of two, keep one for yourself and give the other to your best friend for a spa night to match.

Photo: QVC

Perricone MD No Makeup Instant Blur Duo

$55$79Save $24

Black Friday pricing started really early with this deal – get 30% off two fading primers. A little different from your typical primer, this formula is a balm texture in a compact that can be smoothed out with the included sponge.

$55 at QVC

Use alone to blur pores and even out texture or under makeup to reduce shine and extend the life of your foundation.

If you’ve been a no-makeup makeup adjuster for the past few years, this is the product to try. “Absolutely, absolutely love this product!! After wearing “ready for my close up makeup” for over 25 years…less is more. Especially after being forced into a permanent work from home situation. exceptional makeup bag and this is my latest addiction. If you’re dealing with zoom fatigue, this is your secret weapon for looking fabulous in 5 minutes,” explained one reviewer.

“Love this product! I work from home and rarely wear foundation anymore. This gives my bare skin a nice finish without feeling heavy. It’s not foundation, there’s no coverage. But it does give my bare skin a more polished finish feel…This works great!,” said another happy customer.

A serum is compressed into a firm stick that can be easily swept across the face. It’s packed with lemon balm and squalane to hydrate. The moisturizer is the creme de la creme — a silky smooth blend of botanicals, hyaluronic acid and algae that gives the skin an enviable glow. The pretty packaging on the jar even looks like a small gift – the “bow” holds a metal scoop to keep the product as hygienic as possible.

The exclamation marks on this review say it all: “The best skin cream and serum ever made!!! I recommend all Tatcha products. Thank you for such a bargain!!!”

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