All Cosmetic Wholesale sells “default products” so either the name was printed incorrectly or the shade was slightly off so they couldn’t be sold in stores which is why they can be so heavily discounted. Usually the product will list what was wrong with it in the description.
Glambot sells preloved/used (and some new, they will say N for new) so keep that in mind. Some may be more used than others so you have to check the fill status which can be anywhere from almost brand new to half way gone. I typically like to choose items with a fill of 75% or more and they always look brand new to me! :)
Both are legit, i’ve made many orders from both :)
Just wanted to share some of the Labor Day Beauty Sales i’ve come across so far! I’m also posting them live on twitter when I find new ones, twitter is @MakeupLvrsUnite :)
All Cosmetic Wholesale - Use code LD10 for 10% off entire order or Sale35 for 35% off Sales Page (sales page has Chanel, Becca, MAC, etc!)
Sedona Lace - 20% off site wide, no code needed. Fab brushes!
ELF - 40% off orders $35 + w/ code LABORDAY
Ulta - Use code 205890 for 20% off entire order (excludes most high end cosmetics, super lame)
Bath & Body Works - Use code LABORDAY20 for 20% off entire purchase, w/ their current sales going on you can get a great deal!
Glambot - Having a Labor Day Sale with items up to 90% off, lots of MAC! Check out sale here.
Tarte - $10 off $50, $20 off $75, $30 off $100 w/ code LDAY
Too Faced - Having a large sale w/ things up to 71% off, check their sale section on website!
The Body Shop - Buy any 3 products get 3 free or buy any 2 products get 1 free, they have awesome skincare!
Hey Michelle, great blog. I was wondering what a newbie to make-up should acquire to start. Also, please keep in mind I'm a darker skin tone. Thanks in advance.
Check out my makeup starter kit guide here, it doesn’t list specific shades just overall good products to start out with.
Your skin tone plays a factor in what blushes you choose, so i’ll list some good must have blushes for darker skin tones for you! You don’t need to use these exact shades but it’ll help you keep in mind what sort of shades to look for :)
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve (mauvey purple). Also check out their blushes in Red Vino and Corallina!
MAC Breath of Plum (deeper blue toned pink/plummy shade)
Wet n Wild Mellow Wine (reddish pink)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush
Try warm light to medium pink shades with gold shimmer like
NYX Summer Peach
ELF Tickled Pink (not the same as twinkle pink)
Loreal Visible Lift in Pink Lift
Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
Hi Michelle, I love your blog and was wondering if you can give me any tips on wedding makeup. I am getting married at the end of this year outdoors in a hot country. I have quite oily, acne prone skin, but I find mattifying makeup can by a little dulling/drying and I want my skin to look luminous on my wedding day. I equally want my make up to last the whole day! I am going for a vintagey/boho look, so tips on how to achieve that would be gratefully received. Thank you :-)
First off, congrats! And I totally know what you mean! As an oily skin gal I “should” be wearing mattifying foundations but I just like that glow! I normally only wear more long wearing foundations if I really need to.
A few ways to get a glowing, luminous complexion by still using a long wearing foundation. You can use one or all of these tips!
Illuminating Primer. An illuminating primer under a more matte foundation will help you look like you’re “glowing from within”. It’s not super dewy or radiant it just give a slight glow to the skin. Try primers like Loreal Magic Lumi Primer, Tarte Brightening Primer.
Highlighting The Skin. Adding some shimmer and glow back to the skin is a great way to fix a more dull foundation. This can be done with cream, liquid or powder highlighters. Becca makes a fabulous powder highlight! You apply the highlight on the cheek bones, on your brow bone, on the bridge of the nose, temples and on the cupids bow. But you can highlight where ever you want a glow!
Mixing Liquid Illuminator. Mixing a liquid illuminator with your foundation will make the foundation more radiant and glowing. The formula of the foundation will still be the same, long wearing, but the finish won’t be as matte. You can use a liquid illuminator like Revlon Photoready Skin Lights, Loreal Magic Lumi, Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer, Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid, etc.
Good luck! I know you’ll look beautiful on your wedding day :)
Ello. What are some good make-up discount sites with common/popular brands like MAC, UD, Nars, Benefit, Tarte etc.? Helllllllp please!
There are a few ways to save a bit when buying more high end makeup! :)
Glambot. A site i’ve talked about before and have made quite a few orders from! They sell and buy gently used high end brands so you can buy or ship them and sell your makeup on Glambot. They have a large MAC selection and many new products if you don’t like the concept of buying used makeup. Check out the site here.
All Cosmetics Wholesale. This site basically sells high end products that are faulty with the wrong lid or name something that makes them unable to sell in store. They also have some products that are perfectly fine! I find this site to be hit or miss because the pictures are slightly misleading but the discount is good! Check out the site here.
Cosmetic Company Outlet/Store. Cosmetic Company outlets are usually in outlet malls and sell all Estee Lauder Companies like Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, etc. Check out the list of stores here to see if there are any nearby your area.
Other tips to save money when buying makeup
- Ebates. Ebates will give you back a percentage of your order when shopping through the site. So you find the store you want to shop at on Ebates, click the link to the store, and online shop as normal. Each store has a different cash back rate so you can get around 6% cash back on orders at Sephora or Ulta, over time this really adds up! Check out ebates here.
- Waiting for Friends & Family sales. Brands and Sephora have a F&F sale once a year usually around 20% off which are good times to buy!
- Buying used/pre loved. Buying used comes in handy when you most likely won’t finish a whole blush or eyeshadow so used you can get it for a little cheaper and won’t worry about having too much left. You can buy preloved makeup on shopping apps like Poshmark and Depop which I have used to sell my used makeup for discounted.
Um, tough question! I’ve had this blog going on 3 years now and it really only got more popular over the last year or so. So it definitely took some time!
I guess I just try to put out content people will like! I listen to what my readers/followers like and keep an eye out for what people seem to react well to so I know what to do more of, and what to do less of. I try to be in depth when answering questions, be well rounded in the type of questions I answer and posts I create and try to update consistently at least 3-4 times a week.
My biggest tips would be give it time, be consistent and try to create quality posts :)