Four Great Places To Buy New Makeup

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Four Great Places To Buy New Makeup


Maybe you’re ready for whole new colors and a whole new look. Or maybe you just had to learn the hard way why you should never set your makeup bag on the back of the toilet. Whatever the case may be, you need some new cosmetics and you need them fast.  However, you may find yourself wondering where the best place to buy new make-up really is. There are a lot of options out there, and each has its own advantages and drawbacks. This guide will help break it down for you.


Beauty supply store:

These are shops like Sephora, MAC, and Ulta, to name just a few. They can range in size from shopping center hole in the walls to sprawling megastores. They have a huge selection of makeup, though many of the options tend to be on the higher end in terms of price. One advantage of shopping at a beauty supply store is that they often have very knowledgeable staff that can help you pick out colors the products and colors that are right for you. They may even have onsite makeup artists who can give you a free makeover so you can try out a new look. The major downside is that, if you aren’t careful, you may end up going well over your budget.

Drug store:

Drug stores and big box retailers are a beacon to savvy makeup shoppers everywhere. They tend to have well-stocked cosmetics sections where inexpensive makeup abounds. Selection and quality are generally not quite as good as beauty supply stores, but for many casual makeup wearers, the price difference more than makes up for it. One trick to can net you the best of both worlds is to visit a beauty supply store for recommendations, and then head over to the drug store to see if you can beat the price for similar items.


Department store beauty counter:

The department store beauty counter generally stocks a decent selection of mid-price cosmetics. It does have one thing to recommend it over the competition and that’s free samples. You can try out just about anything at the counter (if you don’t see a sample, just ask), and, much like the beauty supply store, there are often makeup artists about to provide free makeovers. Department stores tend to have a more conservative selection then some of their competitors, which can be good or bad depending on who you ask. If you prefer classic products and subdued shades, this just might be the place for you.



Even when buying online you have a couple of different options. You can go directly to the makeup manufacturer and purchase from them, or you can go to a wholesaler. Wholesalers tend to a more varied selection, and they often run sales with better prices. However, if you trust a certain company’s products you may prefer to buy directly from their website. Buying online has one big disadvantage over buying in the store, though. Sometimes the way colors look on the website is a lot different from the way they look in real life. Be sure to check the site’s return policy in case you end up with something you didn’t expect.

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  • Hi, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this article.
    It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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