So: last year, around this time (before official Christmas season), there were some killer Friends & Family sales at most of the major beauty stores — Sephora, Beauty.com, even Ricky’s. So I’ve been trying to get my wish list ready at the different places, and thought we could talk about it — what beauty items do you stock up when they’re on sale? What new things have you wanted to try this season? Where do you do you research? (Pictured.)
For me, the things I stock up on are:
My wish list (thus far) includes:
- Clinique Black Honey Shimmering Tones Powder
- Yves Saint-Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain
- Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow
…and clearly I haven’t hit Beauty.com or Ricky’s yet. I’m in the market for a new eye cream and some new nail products — a great base and topcoat for those rare occasions I paint my nails.
And for research: I’m addicted to swatch sites like Karla Sugar’s — I find it hard to buy lipstick online without ‘em. The reviews at Makeup Alley can be helpful too, although it’s a bit to wade through. Ditto for the Allure annual list for “Best of Beauty” — so I was happy to see that Sephora and Allure teamed up to have a whole section on it.
Alright, ladies, share: what beauty items do you stock up when they’re on sale? What new things have you wanted to try this season? Where do you do you research? Do you have a favorite store to buy beauty products at?