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3 Beauty Discount Sites You Should Know About

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For any girl on a tight budget, it can be painful to browse Sephora and gaze longingly at a $50 foundation you could never afford. I torture myself on a daily basis by window shopping online, especially for anything beauty!

But I have good news, you don’t have to suffer beauty heartache any longer! And what exactly is the cure? Beauty discount sites! Below, I will lay out three online discount sites that I have found and talk a little bit about their selections and policies. And who knows, maybe you will find that one product you’ve been crushing on – for less!

As a note, I do recommend checking out reviews on Make Up Alley before purchasing any beauty product. The majority of the products on these sites are cheap, but it’s still good to know what you’re getting into before you spend money!

1. Head 2 Toe Beauty

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Head 2 Toe Beauty is a U.S. based beauty discount site and their specialty by far is nail care. They carry China Glaze, Essie, Orly, Color Club, Creative, Misa and LeChat nail polish, all at great prices! I know everyone here on CF loves their nail polish, so I would highly recommend checking out this site for that. They also carry some skincare, hair and salon equipment, but the brands in those categories are limited.

My favorite nail polish collections from the site are China Glaze’s ElectroPop Collection (each polish is $3.00!), the Essie Spring 2008 Collection ($8.00 a polish), and the Color Club Back Stage Pass Collection ($3.25 a polish). While the collections above require a bit of scrolling to find on the page, take a look around the site, their layout is very easily navigable!

2. MakeUpMania

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MakeUpMania, also known as MuM, is not exactly a discount beauty site. However, they do carry high quality foundation and blush that is raved about in the industry and the best part? It’s dirt cheap! They tend to cater towards professional make-up artists, but don’t let that scare you away! Some of their top selling brands are La Femme Cosmetics, Ben Nye, Graftobian and Kryolan, which are well regarded in the theater and film industry.

A foundation I’ve been dying to pick up is Graftobian’s HiDef Glamour Foundation, a product that has rave reviews from professionals and regular consumers alike. (Here’s a quick foundation review by one of my favorites, Goss!) As well, La Femme makes gorgeous blushes in every color under the sun that are highly pigmented and long lasting (And here’s another review for anyone interested.) There are lots of great products on this site and it just goes to show you don’t need to pay a lot of money for quality!

3. All Cosmetics Wholesale

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All Cosmetics Wholesale has been operating out of the U.S. since 2002 and they specialize in providing discount, high-end products as well as hard to find rarities. They do note that their discounted retail products are shelf pull items and cannot guarantee they will be “retail perfect.” In short, they buy these items directly from the manufacturer at wholesale prices and pass the savings on to the consumer.

I will say, this site has the best selection of brands I’ve seen so far! Some brands they carry are Korres, Benefit, Laura Mercier, Lancome, and Estee Lauder just to name a few. I think their sale section of the site is the best because you get deep discounts on skincare, makeup, and even some beauty accessories like makeup brushes.

Some of my picks from the sale section are this Laura Mercier eye shadow (discounted to $8.99 from $22.00), an Estee Lauder Signature eye shadow quad (discounted to $14.99), Smashbox Halo Color Boosting Powder (discounted to $18.99 from $59.00), and Tarte Cheek Stain (discounted to $9.99 from $30.00). This is barely scratching the surface of this site, so check it out!

What do you think?

Have you ever purchased anything from a beauty discount site? Do you have a favorite discount site? Do you think these discount sites will benefit you? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on May 1, 2012 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “3 Beauty Discount Sites You Should Know About”

  1. 1
    May 1st, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Great sites. However, the link for All Cosmetics Wholesale isn’t working for me …

  2. 2
    May 1st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    http://www.8ty8beauty.com/ Carries a lot of nail polishes and China Glaze collections that are no longer sold in stores! They used to carry OPI but I haven’t seen it on the site in forever.

  3. 3
    May 1st, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you! I was finally able to get the China Glaze HG collection because it was so cheap on the first site!

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    May 1st, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I love Hautlook.com and http://www.shopfrommycloset.com I can find great makeup for cheep. Hautelook is nice but it dose take time for you favorite makeup to be on sale. shopfrommycloset has great makeup grabbags that are fun.

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    May 1st, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    http://www.stuff4beauty.com/ is another great one for hair products! some of the products that i can’t find in salons near me are available on this site. it’s worth a look, and they have good deals every week.

  6. 6
    May 1st, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve been using ACW for a while now, and I love it!

  7. 7
    May 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    ACW link is working for me!

  8. 8
    May 1st, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    So the products sold on ACW are real and not the fake versions?

  9. 9
    May 1st, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Marissa – Yay, looks like it’s back up! Will update the post.

  10. 10
    May 1st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    This is great! i went to the Head2Toe site, but how much is shipping?

  11. 11
    May 1st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Hi everyone,

    My startup, Browsemob, is all about getting shoppers deals. We let shoppers name their own price, while shopping on an e-commerce website. Currently, one of our participating sites is BeautyChoice.com. So, if you are interested in being able to name your own price on beauty products, go to browsemob.com/signup and use invite code BMPRIBETA Then, you will be able to name your own price on beautychoice.com.

  12. 12
    May 1st, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    i always get my beauty products from sasa.com – great if you use asian branded items, there are some selections of mac, nars, benefit, etc but the range is quite limited.
    another site is strawberry net. stock quite a lot of brands, but be careful as sometimes they stock old lines == the good part is fast and free shipping worldwide :D

  13. 13
    May 2nd, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Yes, they are real!

  14. 14
    May 9th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I’ve purchased from All Cosmetics Wholesale before, and even though the website design is atrocious and it looks suspicious, I got my items quickly and they were legit, and 100% unused (unless they are demos, which they’ll say in the description). I would shop with them again.

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    May 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    thank you for these great sites. i also love http://www.tabbysdeals.com

  16. 16
    June 11th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I have been using Studentrate for beauty and fashion discounts lately. it’s specifically for college students but they have the best cash back deals around – 10% cash back on Sephora, 12 % cash back on Murad, 5% on e.l.f., etc… http://studentrate.com/studentrate/

  17. 17
    August 24th, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Hiii yes In this site all links are working together.I will give discounts on beauty salons.this site is also too good who give discounts on beauty products

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    October 2nd, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Another great site i found with NEW items is http://www.kmcosmetics.net . they have urban decay, mac, benefit that is all authentic and discounted however items sell out quickly and imtems change frequently. make sure you are willing to spend $50 to get free shipping. All cosmetic whole sale
    sucks with their free shipping limit!

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    March 17th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Ikatehouse.com and elf.com are the most amazing sites!
    I got my L.A girl cream eyeliner from ikatehouse for only 4.00, on the L.A girl website, it was prices at 8.00! I have also found some other super great things on there!
    & Elf has changed my life! I looveee their, candlelight cream eyeliner, it is the best, to brighten up darker shadow colors, and looks great on the browbone too!
    Best. Sites. Ever.

    if you find something on elf that you like, look to see if they have it at ikatehouse, they have the same prices but ikatehouse has much lower shipping prices, and elf takes forever to ship.

  20. 20
    October 8th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    i love acw but there shippingcost to europe are so so so high

  21. 21
    June 20th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve checked all websites. I cannot find Cleopatra Kohlque Powder Crayons anywhere. Any tips ?

  22. 22
    August 12th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I use ACW and it is the bomb.com!! Everything was as described and completely 100% authentic. I only wish they would add more to their selections of brands. I also love how they have rare and hard to find items for cheaper than retail especially since the price goes sky high after the item has been discontinued. I really wish I could find some more sites like it that offer different products at an awesome price but don’t we all ;)

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