Hi everyone. Today I just wanted to tell you about how I often score free makeup by using coupons.
I recently got all of these items for free at Dollar Tree. I got Rimmel Glam Eyes HD shadow in two colors: English Rose and Black Cab, and Wet N Wild Mega Protein Mascara.
I have been using coupons for the past year, and I have come to believe that it is 100% worth the time and effort to shop with coupons. I get deals like this all the time! If you want a more in-depth look at how I score free and cheap cosmetics and beauty products check out my previous post on couponing here.
In this case, I had various coupons for different drug-store brand cosmetics. Most cosmetic coupons are usually for a dollar off of one product. When I saw the Rimmel shadows for just a dollar at Dollar Tree, I was able to match them to a dollar off any Rimmel eye product coupon I had. I had multiples of that coupon, so, I was able to score both shadows for nothing!
Same with the Wet N Wild mascara. Wet N Wild often offers dollar off coupons, which I find curious, since their products have such low prices to begin with. I have gotten free nail polish from them in the past at CVS, but finding this mascara at Dollar Tree was an even better value since it usually costs $2 or $3 in drug stores. Thanks to my couponing, this entire shopping spree was free!
The Rimmel Black Cab palette features shimmery silver/gray/black shadow. I just read two articles in the November issue of Spanish Cosmopolitan about makeup looks using these shades.
The English Rose Palette features peachy-pinks/tan/brown. These colors are very much my style, so I know I will get a lot of use from this shadow set. Generally, I have become very snobbish lately with makeup. I tend to stick to my MAC and Naked palette and steer clear of buying drug store brands. But for free, it doesn't hurt to add a little variety to my makeup bag!
I also got this Mega Protein Mascara by Wet N Wild. I was a little wary about buying such cheap mascara. I think the last time I tried Wet N Wild mascara was in my junior high days! However, since the mascara was free, I gave it a shot, and I was very surprised by how nice this product is! It goes on smooth and without clumps. In fact, it is nothing like the dry and clumpy Wet N Wild mascara I remember from the past. The effect is not very dramatic though. The look it gives is rather natural, but I would definitely wear this on days that I want a no-fuss fresh-faced look.
So, have you found anything cool at the dollar store lately? Do you ever use coupons on makeup?