After that free Chanel makeup class wrapped up this afternoon (soooo fun — a post with deets on how you, too, can attend one to follow shortly), I stopped by Costco and browsed the bulk beauty aisle while El Hub stared hypnotized at the store’s giant row of HD TVs.
I found some really great deals!
Seriously, I nearly fainted when I saw this cute limited edition Stila set called Brown Look ’08. For $18.99 you get one palette with four full-size pans of color coordinated shadows (brown, wine, peach and khaki), the #5 All Over Shadow Brush, the #9 All Over Blending Brush and one .18-oz tube of Major Lash Mascara in Black.
The exact same set sells for $40 on the Stila website (and it’s currently out of stock, to boot). Um, can you say hella cool bargain?
I wasn’t quite as psyched about the second bargain I found but figured hard core Smashbox fans might appreciate knowing it’s there. $20 ($19.99) gets ya nine Smashbox items: Picture Perfect Eyeshadow Quad; a sample of Photo Finish Primer; three mini lipglosses in Pout, Fame and Glitz; Skintint in Radiance; a mini Lash Primer; That’s a Wrap mascara in Black and a cute, pink mirrored mini lipgloss case.
I expected to find 6-packs of 12-oz bottles of Lubriderm and cases of oversized jars of Vaseline at Costco, but I didn’t expect to find Stila and Smashbox. Somewhere along the way Costco got hip, or perhaps I was just too busy standing in line for the $1.50 hot dogs to notice, LOL!
It was hot here today (86 degrees F), and we don’t have air conditioning, so I was glad to get out of the house for a while. I got some interesting tips in that Chanel class at Macy’s this morning, like when you’re looking for a foundation color, look for a shade that matches the color of the skin beneath your chin where it meets the top of your neck. More to follow on that later…
Any exciting plans (makeup or otherwise) tonight? I’ve got a date with the couch and some ice cream.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,