Costco- A Beauty Junkie's Heaven

If you don't have a Costco membership, get one now! Besides having a fantastic bakery, cheap gas and a great return policy, I recently discovered their beauty section. As soon as I saw it I thought, where has this been all my life? For all of you who may not have Costco in you country/area or just don't know what it is: Costco is a warehouse style store where you pay 50 dollars each year to be able to shop there and they sell everything, from food to printer paper to Hunter rain boots, all at warehouse prices & bulk sizes. Now, it sounds like it would be terrible quality, how else could they afford to sell their items for so cheap, but everything they sell is great.
Now let me stop rambling. So I was at Costco the other day and I was grabbing some moisturizer in bulk in the beauty aisle, and I noticed that they had makeup. I was so confused, Costco, selling makeup? What? So I looked online to see what this was about and boy, had I been missing out!
Costco sells all sorts of beauty products at incredible discounts, from mid range to high end. So today I thought I would show you some of the incredible products and deals I found on as compared to the prices of said products at Nordstrom (They price match, so it should have the cheapest prices).

So I picked my favorite products to show you guys and first up is the Guerlain d'Enfer mascara. Now Guerlain is an incredibly luxurious brand like the high end of the high end so it was to my surprise to find their products at Costco of all places. I went to a Guerlain spa in NYC and I got to try some of their products and I must say they perform incredibly.
The mascara is available in Costco in the shade noir.
At Nordstrom it is: 30.00
At Costco it is: 23.99
So that makes the total discount around 20%, and for a brand that never goes on sale, that's a fantastic price!

Next up is the bareminerals complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream. This is a lightweight almost bb cream foundation that I've heard good things about.
At Nordstrom it is: 29.00
At Costco it is 19.99
That makes the total discount around 32%, again a stellar deal!

Next up is a cult favorite, the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick and it even comes with a brush
At Nordstrom it's: 46.00
At Costco however, it's: 32.99
Total discount: Around 29%

Another cult favorite and one that I would say is the best deal of all, This trio of full size Bobbi Brown lipsticks. 
It includes 3 full size lipsticks. The shades are sandwash pink, pink and salmon. 
At Nordstrom, the price for these three lipsticks combined is: 81.00
At Costco though: 36.99!!!
That makes the discount: Around 51%

Actually, the best deal that's not makeup is on fragrance. All of their fragrances are 49.99 regardless of fluid ounces which can make fantastic deals on an item that rarely goes on sale. 
Guerlain Shalimar 3 oz
Nordstrom: 109.00
Costco: 49.99
Discount: Around 55%
Lancome Tresor eau de toilette 3.4 oz
Nordstrom: 102.00
Costco: 49.99
Discount: 51%
Chloe eau de parfum 1.7 oz
Nordstrom: 105.00
Costco: 49.99
Discount: Around 53%

Also all of their shipping is around 2 dollars regardless of what you purchase. Now do you see why I love Costco for beauty purchases? I don't know how I would have functioned before that!
Do any of you buy beauty products from Costco?


(Not sponsored by Costco, just thought I would throw that in there) 

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Hi there! I'm India, a girl just living on this crazy rollercoaster called life. I tend to think my specialty is in drugstore products but I can dabble in high end sometimes (but my wallet can't)


  1. Ummm...what?!?! I've been driving by a Costco all these years without knowing about the treasures inside! Thanks for sharing this tip! :)

    1. I know right!! I was shocked!

    2. Ooh one more thing, I was looking on your blog and I saw that you like the glamglow masks, they have the thirstymud, powermud and brightmud there as well!!

    3. Aw thanks so much! and thank you for visiting!!

      I subscribed to your blog through my email but probably didn't do it right cause I didn't get a confirmation email or anything and I wanted to come back to see any new posts you might've put up (in a non creepy way lol I just loved your blog and writing style is all) but couldn't find you and then I remembered your cool explanation behind your blog title and a little searching later I've found you! (I kept searching for buttons and bows lol rather than the other way around).

    4. India I live in the UK and we have Costco here would these savings be similar here?? What an eye opener, excuse me but I am a newbie.