Nordstrom's Black Friday Sale Is Already Underway

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Don't you just hate how difficult it is to plan ahead for Black Friday sales? Even though everything's mostly online these days, all the details stay shrouded in secrecy until the last minute, leaving you as stressed as you would have been jockeying for position during a good, old-fashioned mall stampede. Thankfully, Nordstrom has decided to lower our collective heart rates this year by starting the Black Friday deals super early. (Insert sigh of relief here.)

Here's what we know so far: Nordstrom's Black Friday sale technically started on a Thursday — November 4, to be exact. In the beauty category, so far, it's starting off relatively small, with only a few dozen beauty products in the first rounds of the holiday shopping event. There's nothing small about the discounts, though — you'll find some of your favorite makeup and skin-care products at up to 65 percent off. We're talking Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Estée Lauder, Kate Somerville, and much, much more. And we only expect the selection and steals to grow.

There's still plenty of time to decide what you're going to buy for yourself and everyone on your gift list, but in the meantime, this represents just a taste of the savings that are available throughout this sale. We anticipate more beauty deals from brands like Clinique, Dyson, and other faves, so bookmark this page for updates. If we all play our cards right and stick to the plans, we can get through this frenetic shopping season without descending into a full frenzy. 

Here are just a few of our favorite, deeply-discounted items to whet your appetite.

Skin Care

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Dr. Dennis Gross Head to Toe Glow Jumbo

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Erno Laszlo Break From the Burnout Set

Dr. Dennis Gross's peel pads have been an editor-loved exfoliating method for years and years, so we're always looking out for a great deal on them — and this is it. The dermatologist-founded brand's Head to Toe Glow Jumbo set features $266 worth of alpha and beta hydroxy acid awesomeness — 60 applications of the Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Facial Peel and 16 applications of the Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment — which is normally bundled for $178, is marked down another 40 percent to $107.

The Erno Laszlo Break From the Burnout Set is the perfect gift for the hardest worker you know — which may very well be yourself. Valued at $120 and usually priced at $75, the limited-edition set includes an algae-spiked Multi-Task Eye Gel Cream, two dark circle-fighting Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks, a non-drying Pore Cleansing Clay Mask, and a refreshing Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse face wash at $49 — 34 percent off. 

Be sure to scan the site for other unbeatable skin-care deals from brands like Kate Somerville, Mario Badescu, and Kiehl's, too. 


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Urban Decay x Marvel Eternals Eyeshadow Palette

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eyeliner Pencil

We love a great makeup-meets-movie collab, especially when it's marked down. The Urban Decay
x Marvel Eternals Eyeshadow Palette would wow any makeup lover, even if they're not into the superhero scene. The variety of bold and neutral colors — 15 shades total — makes it fun and easy to whip up an unlimited number of everyday or night-out eye looks, and the pop-up packaging is absolutely stunning. Also stunning? At $33, it's half off its usual price of $65.

Black Friday isn't just for whimsical gifts; it's also a great time to stock up on staples like the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eyeliner Pencil. The wear-with-everything brown shade, Coffee, is $14 — which is 50 percent off its usual price.

We're also super excited about deals from RMS Beauty, Beautyblender, Benefit Cosmetics, and more.

Fragrance & Home

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Cowshed Cosy Votive Candle

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Atelier Cologne Votive Candle Trio

Are candles a home product or a beauty product? We vote both. And any way you look at it, the Cowshed Cosy Votive Candle is an absolute treat, making any home feel even homier with notes of patchouli, cinnamon, vanilla, and rose absolute. Whether you prefer sweet, spicy, or floral scents, it pleases any olfactory palate, especially considering it's $15 — 30 percent off its usual price of $22.

For a little more variety, look to Atelier Cologne's Votive Candle Trio. Normally $85, it comes with travel sizes of the brand's Orange Toscana, Oolang Wuyi, and Clementine California scented candles, covering a range of moods and satisfying any gift recipient for 40 percent off at $51.

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