I want to start off by explaining my horribly controlled shopping addiction, especially when it comes to makeup. I’m obsessed with finding the latest makeup trends and always have so many thoughts and plans in mind for looks I want to create. My biggest issue with this (besides spending too much money) is that I rarely find the motivation to do my makeup. Have you noticed a common theme of lack of motivation here?
The funny thing is, the easiest thing I find myself doing is buying makeup constantly. Whenever I’ve had a bad day, a trip to Ulta or Sephora instantly puts me in a good mood. I have absolutely no problem spending $21 on a Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, but can always make excuses to not buy my medications for my asthma and diabetes. So how can I spend less money, while still making “I’ve had a bad day” trips to my favorite makeup stores?
As some of you may already know, department stores like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls sell marked down makeup. No, I’m not talking about some off brand, bad quality stuff. I’m talking about Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, NARS, and so much more! I find my trips to my local T.J. Maxx to be hit or miss, so I try to stop in their beauty section a few times a month to see what I can grab. Let’s take a look at what I scored on my last trip…
What’s in my bag?
- Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in L.U.V., Motorhead, Vampira, and Poe (originally $21, bought for $7.99/each)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in shade Orchid (originally $16, bought for $7.99)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in shade Midnight (originally $20, bought for $7.99)
- NYX Professional Makeup #GlitterGoals Kit 1 with shades Crystal, Blac, and Emerald (originally $15, bought for $4.99)
- Ardell Lashes Twin Pack in black Wispies – not pictured
This trip was obviously a hit, but others can be a miss that could make you cry…
Pictured: Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit (originally $40, marked down to $10)
Okay, but is that Glow Kit even real?! Something I find absolutely insane is that stores are ACTUALLY trying to sell these Glow Kits looking like that. If you’re lucky enough, some locations do have these in extremely good shape still. The location I stopped in had 10+ of these that looked like someone took their knuckles and rubbed the entire product out of the pan. Do you want to know something even more wild? There are still more Glow Kits that are priced at $24 with just as much product missing!
Head to your local T.J. Maxx soon to see what gems you can find! Let me know what you were able to score in the comments!