*Sigh* Makeup. One of the best things we get buy as women. But did you know that you don’t need to pay for them full price? Do tell!
-Check out flash sales. If you haven’t checked out sales like Hautelook, Gilt, Groupon, or Livingsocial, you definitely should! All of them always have a beauty section with items on sale! Hautelook & Gilt tend to feature specific brands for a limited period of time; whereas Groupon & Livingsocial feature specific items on sale. And all these sites have steep discounts on high end beauty products! (You should see perfume sell out like hot cakes!)
-Shop discount websites. Take a look at sites like Allcosmeticswholesale, Overstock, Ballbeauty, and TJMaxx, sell beauty products discounted, because they are usually “shelf pull items”; which means that they are products that have been discontinued, from last season, mislabeled, etc. And for these reasons, they are sold at lower prices!
-Mix it up with honey. Download Honey, a Google chrome extension that searches for coupons while you shop! After you’ve downloaded it, you’ll notice that the icon will turn orange, with a number. This number indicates how many coupons are available! You can choose which coupon that are applicable to your purchase, & then it will add it to the promo code section at checkout!
-Sign up for a membership. Have you joined Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program? Or Ulta’s Ultamate Reward Program? Both are completely free, allows you to accrue points with purchases, and you get a free birthday gift! Also if you shop at CVS, they have an Extracare Beauty Club that gives you a 10% off once you enroll, & discounts also on your birthday! Shopping smart never looked so good.. And all of them have sales and/or coupons!
-Leave your cart. There are some online stores that once you add items to your cart & leave it, they will send you an email with a coupon, trying to get you to come back & make your purchase.
-Check out makeup tutorials on Youtube. Not only do Vloggers feature coupon codes in description boxes, but there’s also a wealth of people swatching / reviewing products online! Also a great plus is that some bloggers will test out a high end product, & show you a dupe in comparison! And of course, they will tell you which one they prefer & which one is the better deal. Just do a search of the product you’re interested in! There’s a wealth of information out there, it’s up to you to go out & find it!
Feel like paying full price on makeup again? I’m going to guess not.. Utilize these tips & never pay full price again!
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