Do you remember the Stila fall chocolate eye shadow palette ($40) I was drooling over a few weeks ago? Well, I was surfing the web last night and stumbled upon a slightly stripped down version of it on sale at Beautycrunch.com for $12.80.
Where the heck has Beautycrunch been all my life? Is it new, or have I just been sleeping under a rock?
As far as I can tell (saw numerous references to it on Makeup Alley and YouTube), the company’s selling legitimate products, but I admit the low prices made me wonder.
Their version of the chocolate palette doesn’t include the Lip Glaze ($22 if purchased separately) or Major Lash Mascara ($8.50 if purchased separately), which accompany the original $40 Stila palette, but if what you really want are the palette’s blush and the three eye shadows ($18 per pan if purchased separately), you can skip the stuff you wouldn’t use anyway and walk away with 4 products for $20.75 (after $7.95 shipping and handling).
And Beautycrunch has lots of other fab Stila stuff, among other brands, at 50-70% off. Needless to say, I stayed up late e-window shopping and filling my cart. 🙂
Bear in mind that all Beautycrunch sales are final unless your order arrives damaged. Depending on how badly you want a given product, the $savings could be worth the risk.
Right now, Ulta is selling the complete palette, with Lip Glaze and Mascara, on sale for $34.50 ($38 minus $3.50 discount on purchases over $10).
A few other Stila products caught my eye: the $4 holiday three eye shadow pan compact (currently selling on the Stila website for $8), a $6.50 refillable 4 pan eye shadow compact (on sale on Stila‘s website for $16), $11 Creme Bouquet purse spray and a $15.20 Front Cover Look No. 3 limited edition eye and cheek palette.
I guess I’m glad I found Beautycrunch in time for the holidays. I mean, the part of me that loves makeup is glad, but the part that pays the credit card bills won’t take my calls. 🙂
Beautycruch will be my go-to Stila stocking stuffer resource, for sure.
Actually, last night I pulled a shop-and-drop with my Beautycrunch cart. That’s what I call it when I fill my e-cart with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff and then proceed through the checkout process until the very last screen where you’re asked to submit your order. Immediately before clicking that final Submit, I empty my cart, step away from the computer and go eat ice cream, ha!
Chocolate ice cream… The Stila palette will have to wait for now.
After Beautycrunching I did some reading and watched some TV. For dinner we had pizza and beer.
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. You know where I’ll be tonight at 8 — in front of the tube watching the three-hour original Lifetime movie event, Coco Chanel. I’m so there!