The Secret to Discounted Luxury Makeup


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I finally have a Cosmetics Company Store nearby, so I wanted to share with you one of the best kept seecrets to discounted luxury makeup.

The store sells skincare, makeup, hair care and fragrance from companies owned by Estée Lauder, including Estée Lauder, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford Beauty, Smashbox, Too Faced, Clinique, La Mer, Bumble & Bumble, Jo Malone, and Le Labo. And the best part is that everything is highly discounted!

+ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in ‘Rose Gold’: I used to be obsessed with using this rosy liquid highlighter under my foundation and on the apples of my cheeks.Becca is going out of business, so I’m happy I found another one before it is unavailable, although the formula seems slightly less shimmery. (80% off $41 = $8)

Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Highlighting Duo Face & Eye Palette: This product has been on my wishlist for so many years, but I never thought I would be able to own it because, like most Tom Ford products, this is ridiculously expensive. I have been less than impressed with highlighters lately because I don’t like the powdery, stripey look, but this one reminds me of how beautiful they can be. I love the combination of a champagne and rose gold, as it will work on a wider variety of skin tones. This is definitely more intense and really pops, but it blends seamlessly. (70% off $84 = $25)

+ Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color in ‘Rolando’: I’ve never tried a Tom Ford lipstick before, but this medium warm nude shade looks so pretty on my tan skin. The formula is buttery soft, but I don’t think I would pay full price for it, especially since it is so small. (70% off $38 = $11)

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm: I have tried a sample of this before and loved it for the first step in my double cleansing routine. It removes makeup so well and leaves my skin feeling hydrated but not oily. A little goes a long way, so this will last forever. (40% off $10 = $6)

Whenever shopping for discounted makeup, I recommend using a website like to find production and expiration dates before making any purchases. I entered the batch number for each of these products, and they all passed the test.

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