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Happy Thanksgiving beauties! When it comes to beauty, there are literally thousands of brands to choose from, and honestly, we’re so grateful that we have so much choice. Today, as a day of giving thanks, we thought we’d highlight five brands that we really are SO thankful for because honestly, we use their products every day! Here are five brands you really need to know about, and some pretty epic Black Friday deals too!

The Inkey List


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Why: No Bullsh*t skincare, it’s affordable and effective – everything is under $13

What they do: The Inkey List is the cool new brand on the block, offering a 15-piece collection of hero ingredients that are essential for your skincare routine. From a strong but gentle 1% Retinol and hydrating hyaluronic acid to Vitamin C, Collagen, Turmeric moisturizer, Zinc SPF, and Glycolic Acid toner, there’s everything you need to put together an enviable beauty routine that actually makes a difference.

Shop The Inkey List.

Glow Recipe


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Why: Their website has some of our fave K-beauty products, and their own-brand formulas are to die for.

What they do: With years of experience in the Industry, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee decided to set up a shopping platform with a carefully curated selection of the best K-Beauty products, and GlowRecipe.com was born. Stocking leading cult brands like Leegeehaam, Blossom Jeju, and Blithe, each product goes through rigorous testing before it’s accepted on site! They also created their own collection of products that we literally die for – if you haven’t seen their Watermelon collection, where have you been?! Their latest addition, an Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask, $45, sold out in 24 hours.

Black Friday offer: Get 40% off select products here and get 25% off site wide with code BLACKFRIDAY25.

Shop at GlowRecipe.com.

Real Techniques


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Why: Amazing quality brushes that apply, blend, and build like a dream, plus they’re so affordable.

What they do: If you’ve ever been into a drugstore, chances are you’ve seen a collection of Real Techniques brushes. Started by the gorgeous beauty blogging sister duo, Sam and Nic Chapman, they know makeup and they know the tools you need to slay your look! Some of our faves include the new Foundation brush from their Brush Crush Collection, and our go-to, the Miracle Complexion Sponge. Ooh, and if you want to try their most luxurious collection yet, try their PowderBleu collection.

Shop Real Techniques.

OUAI


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Why: They slay our hair every day

What they do: Created by our fave celeb hairstylist, Jen Atkin (she’s not only incredibly talented, she’s hilarious too), OUAI is the haircare brand that creates innovative formulas that love your hair and make styling a breeze. As well as their cult Dry Shampoo in a unique mousse formula, and the most divine smelling rose-scented hair oils, mists and sprays, their Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets are like a gift from the gods when full frizzy-hair season is full swing… Check it out:

We also love their ahhmazing hair supplements that specifically target different hair problems. There’s a scalp balancing supplement for oily hair, one to boost thin hair and make hair grow longer and thicker, and another to target dry hair and make it softer and stronger.

Black Friday offer: Buy two products and get 50% off the third with code HALFOUAI.

Shop OUAI here.

Too Faced


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Why: Every product smells divine, looks gorgeous, and works like a dream.

What they do: You probably know all about one of the cutest beauty brands out there, but if you don’t, where have you been. From their deliciously scented peach palettes – the buttery texture of the mattes in the White Peach Palette is the stuff dreams are made of – to their chocolate scented Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, and iconic Better Than Sex Mascara, they have it all. We’re also in love with their Born This Way Foundation and Concealer, which both offer great coverage and beautiful texture for blending. 

Black Friday offer: Get 30% off their site using code PINK30.

Shop Too Faced here.

We’re also REALLY thankful for all of you guys too! We hope you enjoyed reading this post, and we’d love to know some beauty brands you’re thankful for in the comments below.

P.S. We’re also having our own Huda Beauty Black Friday Sale! Check out our up to 50% off offers here.