woman shopping for cosmeticsBy Abbie Kozolchyk
Look Great and Save
From new flash sale sites to dollar stores, you don't have to go far to find discounted cosmetics. But once you get there, a little expert intel can mean the difference between standard-issue savings and big-time value. Photo by Masterfile.
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At the Drugstore
The products you see at your neighborhood drugstore are better than ever. "The amount of research and development that goes into them is unprecedented," says makeup artist Carmindy of TLC's What Not to Wear fame. Despite the advances, they're still affordably priced. The catch? You can't try on makeup in drugstores, and with relatively few exceptions, there are no beauty consultants on site.
Check your store's website for weekly deals. Though some require coupons, there will be info on where to find them (such as "in most Sunday papers"). Also scan the site for in-store beauty events-a fixture of the department store worldRead More »from Your Guide to the Best Beauty Bargains