THE January sales are in full swing and now is the best time to snap up huge savings on all your favourite hair, skin and makeup brands.

Major high street and online retailers are continuing to slash prices on key items in a bid to clear Christmas stock.

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While some shoppers may be hunting for fashion deals or big savings on tech, we are desperate to get our hands on the best beauty deals from top brands like Huda Beauty, Fenty, MAC, Olaplex and more.

The Boxing Day and January sales is often considered one of the biggest discounting period in the calendar, behind Black Friday.

The sales are a great time to replenish beauty essentials or stock up on gifts for next Christmas.

As many sales continue this month, some retailers will be slashing prices further to clear older stock, so keep your eyes peeled for biggest discounts as the weeks roll on.

We have scoured high and low to find the best discounts from beauty retailers like Lookfantastic, Boots, Cult Beauty and more below.

Best January sale beauty deals

1.Lookfantastic – up to 50% off

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Lookfantastic always has great deals on beauty products, and the online beauty mecca has savings of up to 50% off.

Shoppers can save on everything from makeup from Nars and MAC to gift sets from Benefit, ESPA and Olaplex.

You can also bag an extra 10% off sale items by using the TAKE10 discount code at checkout.

  • Shop the Lookfantastic sale here

2. Cult Beauty – up to 30% off

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Cult Beauty is a favourite destination for beauty junkies, stocking coveted brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Foreo and Huda Beauty.

There's currently up to 30% off selected items, including plenty of gift sets.

Plus shoppers can get an extra 10% off selected sale items using the EXTRA10 discount code too.

  • Shop the Cult Beauty sale here

3.Boots – up to 50% off

Boots has an incredible selection of January sale offers available online right now, with 50% off selected item.

The clearance features everything from beauty, makeup, fragrance and even some of the retailer's No7 ranges.

The longstanding health and beauty retailer has dropped a few more deals this month, with big savings on gift sets as the chain gets rid of Christmas stock.

  • Shop the Boots sale here

4. MAC Cosmetics – up to 50% off

It is rare for MAC Cosmetics to launch a sale, but they do, we are completely and utterly here for it.

There is currently up to 50% off selected 'Mac treats', including the bestselling Prep + Prime Setting Spray and Cremesheen lip glosses.

Fans of MAC's limited edition festive sets are in for a treat too, there's also up to 30% off selected items. We love this holiday-exclusive lip kit of little Lipstick Trios, now £16.67 (was £25) in the sale.

  • Shop MAC Cosmetics sale – here

5.Nars – up to 40% off

Nars is offering shoppers up to 30% off discounts on its Holiday Collection, which includes Unwrapped mini eyeshadow palettes from £18 and the popular Orgasm mini blush and lip gift set, now £26.60.

There are also savings of up to 40% off last chance items, we spied Audacious lipsticks from £15.60 in a range of colours.

  • Shop Nars sale here

6. ASOS – up to 30% off

ASOS is the go-to shopping destination for pretty much everything, including its Face + Body category.

Popular brands, including Sleek, Babyliss and ghd are all reduced in the ASOS sale, with savings of up to 30% off.

  • Shop ASOS sale here

7. House of Fraser – 50% off

House of Fraser is the gift that keeps on giving, as it has launched up to 50% offselected beauty and skincare products.

From fragrances to lipsticks, shop big brands including Lancome, Urban Decay, Armani Beauty in the sale online and in stores.

  • Shop House of Fraser sale here

8.Harrods – 50% off

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Looking for luxury beauty for less? Then head to the Harrods sale immediately.

The leading luxury retailer has up to 50% off select beauty and skincare labels, including Estée Lauder, Kiehl's,111 Skin and many more. Don't walk – run!

  • Shop the Harrods beauty sale here

9.Harvey Nichols – up to 50% off

Harvey Nichols is another designer department store we love to shop at, especially during the January sales.

Harvey Nichols has up to 50% off popular beauty brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, ghd, Tom Ford, Fenty Beauty and Armani Beauty.

  • Shop Harvey Nichols sale here

10. Selfridges – up to 30% off

Selfridges has long been a popular destination for sale shoppers post Christmas, and the retail giant is continuing its discounts through to January.

You can shop coveted beauty brands like Sisley, YSL, Nars and Charlotte Tibury in the discounts online and in stores.

With savings of up to 30% off across skincare, makeup and beauty tools, now is the perfect time to indulge in a bit of self care for the start of the new year.

  • Shop the Selfridges sale here

Where to find the best January sale beautydeals?

Although we love heading out to the shops for a shopping spree, often the best deals are best found online.

Some of our personal favourite stores to shop for beauty deals, including department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

However, sole online retailers such as Lookfantastic, ASOS and Cult Beauty have also got huge January sales deals worth checking out too.

Also shopping online means you can take full advantage of discount codes and cashback offers to maximise your savings.

You can use free to join websites such as TopCashback to see what offers are available for your favourite retailers.

Christmas returns policies – what you need to know

Christmas returns vary from store to store, and depends on the purchase too.

As as general rule of thumb, most purchases made in November onwards have an extended returns policy.

So you can exchange or get a refund up until the end of January, which is longer than the usual 28 days.

In some cases, beauty products with its packaging opened cannot be returned.

It is always best to check with the retailer before your purchase.

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