I’m always on the lookout for beauty bargains and news, so when Glam Media asked me to review the newly expanded cosmetics department in Walmart stores, I cleared out some haulage space in the back of the 4-Runner and drove out to the closest store.
I haven’t been to a Walmart in years. The store I reviewed is in Richmond, spread out on two floors, but once inside it only took a minute to spot the large “Cosmetics” sign showing me where to go.
In terms of selection, the new department dwarfs anything I’ve seen in a while. It’s huge, to say the least (three long aisles; I’m guessing 600 square feet of cosmetics).
They carry most of the big drugstore brands like Neutrogena, Almay and Covergirl. The only product I looked for but couldn’t find was Sally Hansen Lipgloss, but the store did have Sally’s nail polishes.
It was time for the ultimate test: the price check, so I parked my boo-tay in front of the Rimmel section and went to work.
Right now I have the Rimmel Mono Powder Blush in Santa Rose, which I got at the drugstore for $3.50 a while back. Walmart had them for $2.97 (Walgreens regular price: $3.49). Not bad!
I couldn’t decide on a blush at Walmart (don’t you hate that?), so I made my way over to the Physicians Formula section.
Remember the Shimmer Strips I reviewed a few weeks ago? At Walmart they were $9.30, about $2 less than I paid on the Physicians Formula website and about $1.70 less than the Walgreens price.
After an hour of shopping I’d barely touched the surface of Walmart’s new cosmetics department, but El Hub was getting antsy, so my last stop was to the Sally Hansen Salon Nail Polish display. At $5, each polish was about $1.50 less than the price of a bottle at my nearby drugstore ($6.50). That’s a huge 30% savings.
I wanted a bright, springy color, so I choose creamy reddish coral Orange You Cute?
All told, Walmart’s new beauty section has just about every big drugstore product and brand at an average of 20-30% lower prices than drugstore. If you’re bargain beauty conscious, check it out!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,