Shopping for Beauty Products
For those who love cosmetics and beauty products, there has never been a better time than now to get your hands on some incredible deals. What makes now so special? The Internet does! With the surge of online shopping, beauty blogs, etc, the number of places to get make-up from has increased to unbelievable options. That alone makes prices better than ever since everyone wants to get a leg up on the competition, but there are other ways to score even better deals on beauty products. Check it out.
Online Auction Sites: I’m talking about sites like eBay where you get to bid on the listed items. These sites offer beauty products of all kinds for super cheap as it is, but if you play your cards right as far as the bidding goes, you can score yourself some of the best known brands for next to nothing. I’m talking brands like Benefit, Smash Box, MAC and others. The best advice I can give you for these types of sites is to take your time and really comb through the listings since you can usually find different sellers offering the same stuff at different prices. Watch those shipping charges too! Sometimes an item will get listed at a few cents and then charge you 3 times more for shipping than they should!
Beauty Websites and Blogs: Not only do these keep you up to date on all the latest beauty products but they also offer great discounts to readers as well as giveaways. Do the odd random search for beauty blogs. These tiny sites still new to the ranks and looking for readers tend to offer some sweet little contests and since they’re new, you have a REALLY good chance of being selected for any prize draws they may have! They are also a great place to find out about warehouse sales and get your hands on some discount coupons.
Become a Reviewer: If you own a blog with reasonably good traffic you may be able to score some freebies by offering to post reviews of products on your site. You simply email some of your fave beauty companies and offer a reviews and a link. If you don’t have a site or a blog, you can still ask to review products, but your pickin’s are a tad more slim.
Ask for Samples: This goes for online and in-store shopping. All you have to do is ask for samples of products that you’d like to test out before committing to buying the full-size. You can get all kinds of little goodies this way so that you can know what’s good and what isn’t before you spend your money AND they make great additions to your travel bag!
Wait for Holidays: It’s a fact that all of the best promos come out around the holidays as far as beauty products go. Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are THE best time to buy perfume and higher end cosmetics that come with a ‘gift with purchase’. These include everything from free perfumes and cosmetics to great designer totes and bags. You really do get your money’s worth and then some when you shop for these special purchases. Bonus: The local department store beauty counters always throw in some samples too! And when you’re nice, they give you extras!!
There’s nothing wrong with being a beauty product junkie if you have the means to support your habit and by means, that includes cheap-ass tips!