It’s time for training 101 on how to shop for your favorite beauty products this Black Friday. If you don’t know what this special day consists of, here is some context: Black Friday is held the day after Thanksgiving and it is the biggest shopping day of the year. Think about that one beauty product you’ve been wanting this fall season. Now eliminate a few bucks off the original price. Envision yourself with extra tips and tricks on how to score the deal. You have success! Here we provide the best ways to tackle November 24th, 2017 and just about any Black Friday afterwards.

1. Stay Updated

Research. Research. Research. Best of all, sign up for email newsletters from your favorite brands for early access to discounts. Make a game plan and download shopping apps, follow your favorite retailers on social media, and search for ads online.

2. Don’t Be Fooled

Some stores increase prices weeks before Black Friday comes around which makes discounts appear higher. Take a look at their original prices 

beforehand so you don’t get tricked into buying an item that is not as significantly cheaper.

3. Plan Ahead

If you are trying to stick to a budget, make a list and decide how much you want to spend on each person. Yes, this even includes a price range for yourself. This will ensure your hidden lunatic persona won’t make a grand appearance on Black Friday — especially when you see that $400 Marc Jacobs purse you’ve been dying to buy for the past three months but still can’t afford to. 

4. Bring a Buddy

It’s safe to say Black Friday can bring out a double personality from anyone. It can bring out your best but it can also bring out your worst. The environment is hectic. Shoving, sweating, running, grabbing — it can make you tense and sometimes you might just end up picking items you don’t really need. I mean, do you really need another expensive pair of heels? Running deals through your friend will ensure neither of you go overboard on shopping.