A few days ago marked the start of CVS's semi annual beauty clearance sale and since I picked up some things I thought I'd share what I found with you guys! But first let me give you some background on the sale. The sale started November 14th and has no official end date that I am aware of. Nearly every cosmetic brand, if not all of them has at least a few items on sale, so you're sure to find something you'll like. The sales range from 50% off to 75% off. Most items are marked with little pink or green stickers letting you know what's on sale, however people have reported a lot of sale items being unmarked as well at their locations. If you feel like something may be on sale but your not sure I'd suggest scanning it for the price. I also HIGHLY recommend checking out the super amazing Noveau Cheap,who has so kindly made a very detailed post all about the sale and also a complete list of all the spotted sale items! While I was shopping I made sure to go through the list myself. Also if you use Instagram searching up "#cvsbeautyclearance" is a great way to see some of the deals people scored. Now I hate to be the bearer of bad news guys but unfortunately I must note that not all CVS locations are taking part in the sale, so I'd suggest giving your nearest CVS a call and asking them if they are having the sale or not before making the trip. Also if your CVS isn't taking part in the sale I'd suggest also checking Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target etc.before giving up because any place that sells drugstore makeup could be having sales as well!
So obviously my local CVS was taking part in the sale, however it wasn't as great as some of the other sales appeared to be. For example I had seen loads of people on Instagram posting pictures of their dirt cheap Physician Formula finds, so I went with my heart set on picking up a few things from PF. Bad news is when I got there I found out that not a single thing from PF was on sale, needless to say I was disappointed. On the brightside I did find a lot of things I was happy with.
I was excited to see that NYX had quite a few items on sale so of course I rushed to the NYX section first. That's where I found these two lovely lipsticks. These are the extra creamy round lipsticks in the shades "Harmonica" and "Narcissus". "Harmonica" is a frosty, light pink and "Narcissus" is a bright, blue toned pink.
Retail price: $4
Sale price: $2
Lastly in the lip department I found this little baby. I've purchased one of Burt's Bee's 100% natural lip glosses before, and I absolutely loved it so I was very happy to find out that this was on sale! I purchased the shade "Ruby Moon" which is a very pretty berry-red hued color with a bit of pearlized shine. It's a lovely color for Fall, and honestly at the price I got it at it was a steal.
Retail Price: $9
Sale Price: $2.24
Here are swatches of the all three lip products I picked up!
|Lip swatches without flash|
|Lip swatches with Flash|
Yay more NYX! I decided to go crazy and pick up some things that might not be my usual choice had they not been on sale. First I picked up one of the Jumbo eye pencils in the color "Pure Gold" which is a metallic gold color, but I'm sure you guys could have guessed that. These jumbo eye crayons are very cool because they have multiple uses and can be used as either eyeliner or eyeshadow. I also picked up NYX's Roll On Shimmer which is another multipurpose item. NYX suggests it can be used on your face, eyes, or body but most likely I'll just use it as an eye shadow for special occasions. I picked this up in the shade "nude" which yes, is in fact a nude color.
Jumbo Eye Pencil Retail Price: $4.60
Jumbo Eye Pencil Retail Price: $2.30
Roll On Shimmer Retail Price: $4
Roll on Shimmer Sale Price: $2
Swatches of the Jumbo Eye Pencil & Roll On Shimmer:
And of course I could not shop this entire sale without looking at any of the nail polishes. There were many nail items on sale at really amazing prices, and I mean AMAZING. That being said I am very proud of myself for managing to walk out with only two bottles of polish. I was able to justify the topcoat because I really did need a new one, and after all it was 75% off! The topcoat is Sally Hansen Diamond Strength nail lacquer in "Flawless". The lovely blue polish on the right is "Saved by the Blue" from Wet N' Wild's fast dry collection.
Topcoat Retail Price: $5.50
Topcoat Sale Price: $1.37
WNW Retail Price: $2.00
WNW Sale Price: $0.99
Well that's it guys I hoped you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you decide to check out the sale! Also I know I just briefly went over everything that I picked up but if you would like a more detailed review on any certain product I'd be more than happy to do that!
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