Sunday, November 6, 2011

Some recent makeup sightings...

I have been to a bunch of stores lately to check out the latest and greatest, so here is a quick rundown of what I have seen. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there in the retail world.
(Note: this is specifically what I have seen at stores near me in Western Washington. Selection may vary by location. Hopefully this just gives you an idea of what is out or what will be coming out soon.)

Cosmetics Company Outlet (CCO):
If you are not familiar with the CCO, read my post about it here. 
You can see some of my past purchases here.
They had still had stuff from last holiday season including Venomous Villains and Tartan Tales. The newer stuff they had in was from Wonder Woman, Jeanius, Quite Cute, Peacocky, Surf Baby. They had the Big Bounce eyeshadows as well. Lots of permanent collection stuff as usual. I was excited to find Show Orchid lipstick there this time. This is a great place to get discounted perfumes too.

Nordstrom Rack:
I stopped by Nordstrom Rack last Friday and perused the makeup area. This is also a great place to buy perfumes at a discount. I always see a large selection. They used to have a Palladio display but I noticed this time that all the Palladio makeup has clearance stickers on it. It was all moved to some bins and containers at the bottom of a display with other brands of cosmetics on it. They have a large selection of Jane cosmetics, and they always have lots of fake lashes by Ardell. I often find Smashbox, Too Faced and Stila cosmetics for cheap here. This time, they the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Policy High Impact Eye Shadow Collection (currently about $34 on but it was around $10-15 at the Rack.) There is usually some Too Faced Glamour Gloss and this time they had the Lockdown cream eyeshadows as well. There were several items from Smashbox Masquerade, and from another collection I can't remember the name of. I have seen stuff from the Smashbox Heartbreaker collection too. There are always a bunch of Stila eyeshadow pans. Selection varies every time I go... If you are into any of those brands it might be worth a look.

Sephora has lots of holiday collections out. They had the Naked Palette in stock as well as the new UD palettes. I saw holiday sets from BUXOM that I was interested in. They have some decent bargains in the sale section of their website right now too. If you are VIB, remember the 20% off sale for VIB's starts on Nov. 10th! I got a code in the mail.

TJ Maxx:
I was last here probably about 2 weeks ago, but they usually have several items from theBalm. I have seen the Meet Matte palette, The Bold & The Beautiful palette (same as the Muppet's Cast Your Shadow Palette, just with different packaging!) and several of their loose mineral eyeshadows. Selection always varies, I feel like it is different every time I go. If you like theBalm, make sure you check the makeup area at TJ Maxx next time you go!

I was also at Ulta this week. They had all the Bare Minerals holiday collections out, as well as lots of other holiday gift sets from other brands. The Muppets OPI Nail Polishes were on display. (See swatches on The PolishAholic.) They had even more than usual of the mini sample/travel sized products by the counter too. I purchased a Tarte set that included a mini Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface and a Mineral Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. Each is 0.11 oz and it was $15 for the set. (I used my 20% off coupon when I bought them though, so I paid even less.) They had the Naked Palette in stock as well if you are still looking for it. My Ulta had a Wet n Wild display up. I had heard Wet n Wild was coming to Ulta, but this was the first time I saw it.

The Wet n Wild baked holiday palettes and matte palette were in stock at my local Walgreens as of Wednesday! Unfortunately, they only had 2 of each different palette in the display. (So after I bought one of each, there was only one of each left!) I do hope they will restock these so everyone who wants one has a chance. Besides the Wet n Wild holiday items, I saw a full display of Revlon Lip Butters. It was untouched, sitting in a strange location above the razor section. You wouldn't ever notice it unless you looked up! And I couldn't reach it where it was... I suppose they were waiting to clear some space to put it in a better location. I'm hoping they keep it out of sight & out of reach until the next time Revlon lip products go on sale. :) Be sure to print your Wet n Wild coupon before you shop! And also ask for a copy of the Walgreens beauty coupon book.

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