How to find cheap lip gloss at a local beauty store
The prices on online beauty retailers can be very steep, but the best way to find low prices is to try your luck at a grocery store or drugstore.
If you’re looking for low-priced lip gloss or foundation, look for the lowest-priced brands on the shelf, says Rachel Bock, a senior editor with The Cut.
You can also look for brands that are on sale.
That means you won’t have to worry about buying more than you need.
For instance, if you want a gloss for your lips, you’ll want to get the cheapest foundation that you can find, Bock says.
You’ll also want to avoid the same brand of lipstick that you might find on the shelves of Target, Walgreens or Target.
“I have to say, I think if you’re going to be in a big city, you want to go to a drugstore,” she says.
“You want to try to save on the makeup, and you want the lowest price you can get for it.”
You might not find the cheapest mascara, but Bock suggests using the ones at Walgies or Target to find a mascara that doesn’t require a lot of care and won’t make your lashes look like they’re falling out.
“It’s like buying a dress and putting it on your face and then not wearing it for a couple weeks,” she explains.
You don’t have much control over what you purchase.
If it looks cheap, chances are it’s not, Bocks says.
If something doesn’t have the best reviews or you’re not really impressed with the products, you might consider returning it.
“If the store doesn’t even have the cheapest products, I wouldn’t necessarily return it, unless it was a really good product that I wanted to try out,” she suggests.
“There’s no way that I’d get my money back if the product was awful.”
You can try to avoid shopping in a certain area or shopping in certain areas alone.
“Just because you’re at a Target, you’re kind of limiting yourself to that area,” she warns.
“For instance, I might want to shop at Target for my hair color, and I might not want to visit Walgens, for instance.”
You may also want a good selection of lip products in a single store, but if you can’t find them, you can usually go to Target or Walgarts to buy a variety of products, she says, adding that if you do go to Walmart or Target, make sure you pick the ones that are available in bulk.
Bock also recommends trying to find products that are sold in stores and on Amazon or other online retailers, as they’re cheaper there.
If the items are expensive, Bocking suggests shopping at a drugstores, as it’s often cheaper to buy wholesale lip products at a big chain.
You may not find a new product, but you may find something similar to the one you’re used to, Bocker says.
Buy low, spend wisely