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My Favorite Place to Buy Beauty? Costco.

My Favorite Place to Buy Beauty? Costco.

I love Costco so much. They sell the best bananas I’ve ever eaten and you get like 7 of them for $1.49. It’s pumpkin pie season, and they sell a pumpkin pie as big as my dog for $5.99. It’s good stuff in a large quantity for a great price. BUT did you know that Costco also has a great selection of beauty products? And many of them can be bought by anyone, not just Costco members?? It’s true, and these are some of my faves.


Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil

Price at Sephora: $32

Price at Costco: $22

This and Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm are my two favorite oil cleansers. There are multiple Boscia products sold at Costco, and all at a pretty steep discount.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer*

Price at Sephora: $26

Price at Costco: $18

I’ve talked about this concealer before, and while it’s a good concealer, it’s a GREAT concealer when you get it at a discount.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, 2-pack

Price at Sephora: $20 each (For a limited time you can get a 2-pack for $30)

Price at Costco: $27

This is my favorite high-end dry shampoo and I will ONLY buy it from Costco. It used to be $30 for the pair, now it’s $27, and for awhile it was on sale for $20 (I bought four bottles).

Boscia Matcha Magic Super Antioxidant Mask

Price at Sephora: $38

Price at Costco: $25

I got a deluxe sample of this mask and was pissed that I liked it so much (I don’t need to buy another face mask, and I REALLY don’t need to buy a $40 face mask). Then I saw Costco was selling it, and now I own it and love it and use it regularly. It’s not on the website right now, but if you keep checking, they do bring things back.

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simplehuman 8” Round Sensor Mirror*

Price at Nordstrom: $200 for 8” mirror

Price at Costco: $155

I own this mirror. I love this mirror. I got mine for a great deal, but it’s worth $200. This one was hard to quantify because while you get the 8” sensor mirror at a discount, you ALSO get a 10x magnification add-on mirror, which doesn’t appear to be sold on its own anywhere. If this deal existed when I bought this mirror I would have gotten mine from Costco.

*You need to be a Costco member to purchase this product

And these are just the things that I have bought and loved! There are so many great deals on brands like Caudalie, La Mer, Kiehl’s, Chanel, NARS, and so many more. A Costco membership is $60, and if you’re interested in enough of their offerings you could save more than $60, easy. AND, if you get the executive membership you get a 2% reward on all these purchases. If you thought Costco was just a place for large families and firehouses to buy bulk toilet paper, think again.

Lunchables, But Make it Fashion

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The Ever Useful Light Colored Eyeliner

The Ever Useful Light Colored Eyeliner