Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What was your best beauty bargain? Did you score ten lipsticks for $1? Did you find a coveted item on eBay?

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31 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What was your best beauty bargain?

  1. I was at this cute little boutique in Champaign, IL while visiting a friend. They had Korres, Bliss, and Juice Beauty items all marked 75% off. I went NUTS. Basically, I got for $25 total, items that would’ve ran over $100 full price!

  2. HeavenLeiBlu

    Wow, Erin I’m hella jealous, LOL.

    As for me, I’m a cheapie anyway, so my scores usually come from CVS, and I spied some goodies at Ulta last week. They have lots of stuff on clearance for 75% off. Ignore that catch-all display at the front of the store. The GOOD stuff is in the back!

    The BEST, though? I have to say was a couple months ago at Sephora, when they had their old pro brushes on clearance. I just wish there had been a stippling brush but oh well.

  3. Skyler

    A MAC Chroma eye shadow that I got to first! :P Not outrageously priced either.

  4. Kristine

    When things get discontinued at work, such as L’Oreal, Maybelline, Max Factor and so on, me and my colleagues get first pick, everything we want for free, before we ship the stuff back :D I’ve found many favourites that way, unfortunately :P

  5. Sounf Of Vision

    Hm I got coupon from T-Com (for being faithful to them for long time) worth of 20$ for drugstore…

    lol, not counting stuff I got for free from some people :D

  6. Tanya

    one day while trolling the local Goodwill I found THREE MAC shadows still in the box just sitting on a shelf looking all sad and just begging for me to take them home. They had never been used and were still in the box. They were priced at 50 cents each.

    At the same Goodwill I also bought a bottle of perfume that had never been used (maybe sprayed once or twice) I believe I paid 5.00$ for it and when I got it home and googled it…it was a 90$ bottle of perfume that was exclusive to a couple small specialty stores in New York and LA.

  7. HeavenLeiBlu

    OMG, Tanya, I had no idea Goodwill even had cosmetics! I guess I’ve been trolling the wrong location!

  8. I forgot about ebay I used to look at stuff on there all the time!

  9. Avatar of Jolene Joli

    IF have a costco local to you, check out their cosmetics sections every now and again. Smashbox sells packs of discontinued products there for $20.

    Two weeks ago I got a set on three DC eyeshadow trios for $20. In April I got a set that included a cream highlighter stick, a shadow quad, a mascara and a trio of mini glosses for $20.

  10. Chloe

    My best bargain were my $1 MAC products during their fundraising event. I also got their brushes at $5 each. I brought home about $80 worth that should’ve cost me at least $400.

  11. Danielle

    Well first off there is this store that I go to in the city that is called Cosmetics Market and they have loads of fun goodies pretty cheap like Stila l/s for 5 bucks and prescritives for 7, they mainly have drugstore stuff but also some cool higher end brands once in a while…

    My lastest score was from this store in the Atlantic City Outlets – Lancome juicy gelees for $4 and Shu Umera l/s for $4 also…quite the bargain!

  12. I once bought an (authentic) MAC lot on Ebay for $50 containing 3 Holiday palettes, Lipglasses and a 150 brush!

  13. Mathusha

    During the MAC/Estee Lauder annual sale in Toronto I scored my MAC 213, 217, 224 for $5 EACH! And my Fuschia and Your Ladyship pigment for $5 each and 8 shadows for another $5 each! To bad the invites are so hard to come by these days =[

  14. Danielle

    Wow thats awesome Mathusha! Isn’t it exciting when you find great deals like that?

  15. Nell

    Any CCO haul in the US is an incredible deal for Europeans at the moment. I just wish the flight wasn´t so expensive, lol!

  16. Susan

    When Tony & Tina went out of biz, Marshalls had all their stuff for $4-8 bucks! i got a crease brush, couple of pigments, eyeshadows, blushes, lippies, glosses. everything. i went nutz.

  17. I found the much talked-about limited edition L’Oreal Showstopping Taupes Quad on a clearance rack at a local CVS for 50 cents. :) I snatched it up, paid for it, took it home and fell in love with two of the taupes in the quad. They were WELL WORTH my small investment, ten times over!