Costco Optical, man… Really impressed me. Good selection, fantastic prices.
Yup, I wore Chanel Virevoltante lipstick yesterday to get those Kate Spade frames I’ve been thinking about from Costco, woo-hoo! Costco is having a promotion, by the way, until January 28 where you can get a second pair of frames for $40 off, so I ended up also getting this clear pair by Via Spiga, which I’m going to use for prescription sunglasses…and I’m very excited about that! I’ve never had a pair of prescription sunglasses before. I feel so fancy. 🙂
The lipstick didn’t last through the ramen I had for lunch, though…
And that’s because opaque berry rose Virevoltante is in the Chanel Rouge Allure line, which is Chanel’s line of highly pigmented, lightweight lippies, which are relatively long lasting for a featherweight-feeling lipstick (seriously, sometimes I forget I have one on), but they’re nowhere near as resilient as a MAC liquid lipstick, by comparison, which you can wear from this lifetime into the next.
Virevoltante will last about three hours if you’re only trying on glasses or puttering around, but it’ll peace out if you start eating hot noodles.
It’s a popular star at the moment on account of how saturated it is. It’s INTENSE, but it still doesn’t creep into lip lines. I think it’s also comfy and moisturizing, to boot, and it makes my lips look so smooth. Love it!
Back to the glasses…
Costco Optical tip: If you find a pair of frames you like at Costco, you need to snag them ASAP. You see (haha), the pair I’m wearing here isn’t the same style I tried and liked a couple weeks ago, because when I went back to the store this week, those same frames were gone (the horror!). The Costco folks told me that once somebody claims a pair of frames in the store, the store doesn’t have, like, extra backup frames in the drawers.
Basically, you gotta strike while the iron’s hot.
The frames on display are the frames they’ve got, and if you leave the store to think it over like I did, and then you go back, but the frames you liked are gone…after you recover from the crushing sadness, you can ask an associate to check if any other Costcos have them and can ship ’em over, but if that doesn’t work, you’re out of luck.
Huzzah! The associate who helped me did find one pair at a nearby store (disaster averted), so these are gonna be my everyday glasses, which I’m very excited about, and the Via Spiga ones will be my sunglasses (I no longer have to be blind at the beach).
So that’s my Costco Optical tip of the day. If you see something you like, don’t wait!
One last thing, this was the first time El Hub and I got new glasses at Costco, and the service was freakin’ fabulous. Yes, there was a bit of a wait in the store. You take a number and wait for your number to be called, but you can use those 10-15 minutes to shop around the store, which is what we did. Bottom line, though, this was the best optical buying experience I’ve ever had.
Despite how busy the counter was, I didn’t feel rushed when it was my turn. The associate spent a lot of time helping me find frames that fit my face well and sat properly on the bridge of my nose. They took measurements, and they took the time to contact my vision care insurance provider to help me maximize my benefits. All and all, great experience, and I’m definitely going back.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Can I get a T…GIF!? 🙂