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.