Bargain Beauty

August 16, 2009

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Love high end cosmetics and can’t shell out the dough right now? Many cosmetics companies carry discontinued colors and products on their websites at discounted prices. Don’t expect to find these reduced $$ goods at the stores or counters; many are found online only.

  • tartecosmetics.com: Memory Lane is the place to find DC’d goodies like the perma-pout lip stain and gloss duo, sin city glitter liners, candles, single eyeshadow compacts, and powder blush.
  • smashbox.com: Browse the curtain call section to find lipsticks, eye shadows, limited edition value sets, foundations, and beauty tools.
  • sephora.com: Even beauty giant Sephora has a sale  section packed with pretty goodies at even prettier prices from your favorite brands.
  • loraccosmetics.com: The VIP Discount section (aka “last call”) is the place to be! Some items, like the lip polish lip glosses are on sale for $5, marked down from $18. My pick would be the Maui Wowie palette, which I purchased a few years ago and adore. The cost? A mere $8, a steal from its original $38!
  • toofaced.com: Check out the Vintage section for products that are on their way out. The prices aren’t as discounted as other brands, though you will save a little and every little counts!

Don’t see your fave brand listed here? Check out their website to see if they have a sale section. While many brands continue to sell through their discontinued merchandise online, others don’t. Also, scour your local TJ Maxx/Marshall’s stores because every now and then an amazing find pops up. Who could forget all of the Urban Decay lipglosses at TJ Maxx back in 2005? That was a good lip gloss year for yours truly.

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