Monday, February 8, 2010

Thrifty cosmetics mean looks for less


First, according to Good Housekeeping, March 2010, forget the dept stores for makeup and cosmetics. Costco, Wal-Mart, the grocery store can meet most of your needs.

Remember what my ex- used to say? He worked in a factory that turned out creams and potions and said some days, the Estee label went on, sometimes Sally Hansen. Basically, the same stuff.

Target is OK price-wise if they are running a two-for-one sale.

Sign up for in-store cards and frequent buyer programs. Of course, the store can zero in on you and your preferences, but sometimes they zero in with bargains. It’s a trade-off.

Some dept store makeup is sorta price-fixed. Try finding a Clinique product, even online, for less.

Speaking of online—eBay is a great place to cruise for makeup.

Or you can find an online bargainon a store's website and then pick it up at Nordies or someplace…save on shipping.

Wal-Mart even has an online site. Beauty items ship for 97 cents.

My best tip: Lipstick as blush. Blend well…and spend well.

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