I'm a beauty editor and these are the five things I'm buying now ahead of Black Friday | The Sun

IT'S no secret that Black Friday can be a great time to shop, with loads of brilliant deals to be found across all departments – including beauty.

But you can beat the crowd and snap up bargain beauty buys ahead of the Black Friday shopping event in November, if you know where to look.

So, if you can't wait until the big day (November 24, if you're wondering), then we've put together our top picks of some of the best buys to snap up now.

I've found deals on best-selling brands (and some of my favourite products) including Benefit, The Inkey List, and No 7, even the most dedicated beauty buffs will be happy with these savings.

From serum to shampoo, here are some of my favourite beauty products currently on sale, to help you to shop smarter before Black Friday hits.

Benefit Bangin' Deal

I'm obsessed with pretty much every mascara and brow product that Benefit Cosmetics makes, so this set is a great way for me to stock up on some of my everyday make-up essentials; and for better than half price.

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The bundle contains a full-size and mini BadGal BANG! mascara, 24hr Brow Setter Clear Eyebrow Gel and Fluff Up Brow Wax Eyebrow Setter (all of which I use all the time and buy on repeat) plus a little tube of POREfessional primer.

Altogether the contents are worth £56.35 but this set costs just £25.50 from LookFantastic – the same price as the mascara on its own.

Get it before it goes.

  • Benefit Bangin' Deal, £25.50 (worth £56.35) from LookFantastic – buy here

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The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Suits-all skincare essentialCredit: Sephora

I recently met one of The INKEY List founders at an event, who told me that hydration is the key to healthy skin, and I should be applying this serum before any others – and since then it's been a staple in my beauty routine.

It's always pretty affordable, retailing around the £8 mark, but this price at Sephora is the cheapest I've seen it, so I'll definitely be stocking up.

  • The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £5.99 (was £7.99) at Sephora – buy here

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Collection 6 Piece Set

I hope she's not reading this because I'll be snapping up this bargain buy set for my mum this Christmas.

It's worth a huge £132 but is currently on sale for £59.95 – which is a huge saving if you ask me.

She loves No7 skincare, and this Protect & Perfect box contains six best-selling products for less than half their usual value so I know she'll be over the moon with this set.

This is just one of the many amazing Star Gifts and money-saving offers Boots is running in the lead-up to Christmas this year, so now's a great time to shop.

  • No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Collection 6 Piece Set, £59.95 (worth £132) from Boots – buy here

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Beautiful Skin Duo

I don't suit every Charlotte Tilbury product, but the ones I do, I use pretty much every single time I wear make-up – like these two brilliant face products.

Regularly copied since it launched but rarely bettered, Hollywood Flawless Filter is a gorgeous glowy primer that makes skin look like it has been lit by the very best lighting, while Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Foundation is a medium coverage face base that just makes your skin look, well, beautiful.

Shoppers can save 10% when they buy the two items together on the Charlotte Tilbury website, where a full range of shades for each are available.

  • Hollywood Flawless Beautiful Skin Duo, £70 (worth £78) from Charlotte Tilbury – buy here

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening + Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair is a particularly awkward combination of flat, limp, dry and knotty, and I find very few shampoo and conditioner duos leave it feeling detangled but not greasy.

Apart from these two from Sol de Janeiro (they also get bonus points for smelling incredible).

They're not the cheapest, so whenever I see them on offer I treat myself to them – like now, with 20% off at Beauty Bay.

  • Sol de Janeiro Strengthening + Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, £18.35 each (were £23 each) from Beauty Bay – buy here

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Of course, if you do want to wait until Black Friday to shop, we've hunted up the best beauty deals coming up from brands like Jo Malone, Sephora and ghd.

And don't forget that beauty advent calendars are often a good way to save money on products at this time of year – here's our pick of the best.

Want to find more savings on your online shopping? Then head to Sun Vouchers where you can get discounts and voucher codes from hundreds of top retailers including B&Q, Boots, Iceland, Lookfantastic, Dunelm, Adidas and more.

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