Oh, its Friday! And for many of you it is also pay day! And if you’ve had a stressful week and you are like me then maybe some retail therapy is in order. However, not just any retail therapy will do. It’s gotta be beauty products. Why you may ask? Well, I don’t know about you, but for me, having to dig through racks of clothes to find my size, only to then wait to try them on, and then only to find they don’t fit, only leads to more upset/stress. However, go shopping for a new lipstick? Easy. Swipe that sucker on my hand and if I don’t like it, wipe that sucker off. Done. It seems so much easier to find makeup that fits and I do go by the motto, makeup always fits! Unfortunately these days, the kid has put a big damper in my beauty budget and sometimes it’s almost non existent. But if there is a beauty will there is a beauty way! I am here to share some of my favorite places to go in search of some fab products on a not so fab budget.
There is always going to be the obvious…check out the sale section of your favorite stores. Sephora has some pretty good deals in their sale section in store or on line. If you are in need/want of a blush palette, the Sephora Collection has The Beauty Of Giving Back Blush Palette, which originally sold for $34 and is now marked down to $15! The palette has received 37 reviews, averaging 4 1/4 stars out of 5 and over 300 loves. There is also the Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette which originally retailed for $34 and is now on clearance (online only) for $24.
If you don’t already check in daily or weekly to Hautelook.com, you need to start today! There are always some super fierce deals that have a limited time frame to purchase. So often, if you don’t add it to your cart when you first see it, most likely it won’t be there when you go back. However, Hautelook is now a brand owned by Nordstrom, so often you can find these same products (maybe not same deals) at Nordstrom’s discount retailer, The Rack. Currently, (and you only have until Monday at 8am pacific), you can score on lots of Lorac products. I found Lorac’s Oil Free Wet Dry Powder for only 5 bucks! Yep, you read that correctly! Need another lip gloss to add to your collection? You can pick up the Rockin’ Red Hot Mini Lip Gloss collection for only $10 (that’s 8 mini lip glosses for 10 bucks…or look at it this way, each gloss is less than 2 bucks! That’s better than drug store prices!) I think one of the best deals on the site is the Lorac Close Up Real Life to Red Carpet Face Tutorial, which includes an eye shadow trio, blush, mascara, liquid liner and lip gloss for only $20. That is a major beauty score!
Ever check out HSN or QVC? These sites are like a best kept beauty secret! Not only will you find many of your favorite and oh so coveted brands, you will find those specialty brands as well. Best part about these sites…FLEX PAY! There will be select items where you will be billed for only a portion of the cost of the item(s). And if you don’t love it, then you can always return it with out having to shell out the full price! For example on HSN I found the Luminess Air Signature Air Makeup system which includes 8 products in addition to the Airbrush tool and case and how to DVD, on sale for $99.95, with 5 flex pays of $19.99! That’s only $20 for airbrushed makeup set!?!
Have you been wanting to try the new Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream makeup? Go to QVC where you can get both the makeup and brush for only $39.98! Combined, they retail for $57. Big savings here!
One of my favorite sites to get some major deals is All Cosmetics Wholesale, which is a site that has prestige (department store and boutique) in addition to mass (drug store) brands at very reasonable prices. This site often runs sales on top of their sales too, giving you major savings! A current beauty score I recently came across is a crazy deal for two (2) Lancome Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in Nude for $19.99. But wait, that’s not all! Right now, on the site’s sale page, if you enter code sale25, you will save an additional 25% off any products on sale! So that makes two (2) of the Lancome products on sale for a total of $15, or $7.50 each. One for you and one for your beauty pal.
Next time you have a burning beauty hole in your pocket you may want to check out the above suggestions for your purchases. I have shopped at each of these retailers (either in store or online) and have been satisfied with each one. Of course, if you have another suggestion, let us know! We love knowing the best places to go to get the best deals on beauty products.
I did not receive any compensation for this post, nor do I work for any of the companies listed.