How to Save Money on Cosmetics and Beauty Products

Looking beautiful can be expensive. Women can find many discounts on beauty products with a little knowledge of where the discounts are to be found. It is easier to find discounts on drugstore and mass cosmetics than high-end and department store brands, but there are ways to get discounts on expensive beauty brands as well.

Saving Money on Beauty Products at Ulta

Ulta is a national beauty retailer and salon. Ulta carries many brands ranging from drugstore brands such as Maybelline to more expensive brands such as Smashbox. Ulta offers rewards programs to their customers through two programs: the club at Ulta and Ultamate Rewards. Members of the Ulta rewards programs earn rewards for free product and regularly receive coupons for discounts on product at Ulta. Although most of the coupons exclude high-end brands, Ulta occasionally sends out coupons that include high-end and salon brands of beauty products and cosmetics. Coupons can also be found online and in monthly magazines such as Allure and InStyle.

Saving Money at Sephora on High End Beauty Products

International beauty retailer Sephora carries many high-end brands. Members of the Sephora beauty insiders rewards programs earn free samples of beauty products and also receive coupons for discounts on cosmetics a few times a year. Beauty Insiders also receive invitations to special events and a gift on their birthday every year.

Saving Money on Cosmetics Through Online Sample Sale Sites

Online sample sale sites such as often have online sample sales of beauty brands. Those looking for discounts on cosmetics should sign up with the online sample sale sites to keep abreast of brands that are on sale. Though the selection is usually limited there are some gems to be found.

Saving Money on Cosmetics at Cosmetic Company Stores

Many cosmetic companies have outlet stores. These stores can be found in outlet malls. Estee Lauder has outlet stores they call Cosmetic Company Stores. These stores carry discontinued and limited edition cosmetics from the Estee Lauder family of beauty brands. Brands found at Cosmetic Company Stores include Estee Lauder, MAC and Clinique among others. Selection varies by location and there are many beauty discounts to be found.

Saving Money on Favorite Beauty Brands by Signing up for Mailing Lists

Those looking for discounts on cosmetics should sign up on the retail websites of their favorite brands. Many beauty brands send out emails to their mailing lists announcing sales and promotions. Smashbox regularly sends out emails with discount codes for cosmetics and codes for free samples. Some brands announce sales exclusively for their mailing list.

Saving Money on Drugstore Cosmetics

Another way to reduce the cost of cosmetics is to shop at drugstores such as CVS and Walgreens and pair manufacturers coupons with the drugstore’s rewards programs. Pairing coupons with Extra Care Bucks at CVS often results in heavily discounted cosmetics and beauty products.

Whether looking for a favorite drugstore shampoo or a higher end department store lipstick, there is no need to pay full price with a little savvy cosmetic shopping.

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