Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bargain Brag: Free Makeup with Coupons


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?

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the bargin tips! I love Rimmel products and the browns and grays are my favorite colors :)
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    1. Thanks for reading! I have since tried the Rimmel shadow and it is awesome :-)

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  2. Oh my gosh, what great tips! You are a pro shopper. I love Rimmel products.
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    1. Yeah, Shannon..I haven't tried too many Rimmel products, but it seems to be pretty great quality for the price!

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  3. I love coupons but unfortunately there aren't so much in my country..
    I like so much Rimmel products ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment :-)

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  4. great post
    love Vikee
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  5. I absolutely love Rimmel products and, although I've never tried them, I heard the eyeshadows are really great too!
    xx

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    1. Yeah Rimmel is really nice, and inexpensive, too! thanks for stopping by :-)

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  6. great post! I like Rimmel products.

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