Hello Dolls, question: Where do you purchase all your beauty items for face care, body, and hair? I can say that there are a variety of places to get your goodies from, especially from the Dollar Store. I know what you’re thinking but in the economic times that we are all in, why not score amazing Beauty Steals. Save on the tools and other items and splurge on the more costly beauty treats. So, i read this article from Allure.com and they have some amazing Beauty Steals from the Dollar Stores. Hope these tips help out, it has for me…

When some retailers need to ditch an excess of beauty products, they sell it to these deep-discount shops—and that means savings for you. The stock can be old, but follow these guidelines, and it’s easy to nab real deals.

       Allure.com

BEWARE OF HEAT DAMAGE.

It can diminish a product’s performance and tends to be an issue with ones that have spent time in a hot warehouse. Lipsticks and liquid and cream foundations are especially susceptible to heat damage, though powders and lip glosses tend to fare well, says cosmetic chemist Ni’kita Wilson.

 

LOOK FOR SEALED PACKAGING.

“I wouldn’t buy any product that didn’t have a seal, on the box itself or around the bottle or in the cap,” says Francesca Fusco, professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. “Otherwise, you don’t know if it’s been opened and exposed to air, which degrades the efficacy, or if someone has sampled it, which could introduce bacteria.”

GIVE POWDERS THE SHAKE TEST.

Pressed versions can be dropped and broken. To weed out the damaged ones, gently rattle the container next to your ear and listen for the sound of crumbled bits, recommends makeup artist Maria Verel.

STOCK UP ON TOOLS.

Basics like nail files, wooden cuticle pushers, foot buffers, mirrors, sharpeners, and hair brushes are ideal picks because the quality doesn’t vary much, says Verel

CHECK THE TESTERS.

Many dollar stores don’t offer testers, but when they do, look to see if they’re clean (for heaven’s sake, don’t use them). If they are, the products should be, too. “It’s a sign that the makeup hasn’t been there for too long,” says Verel.
 

MAKE SURE YOU CAN READ THE LABELS.

No matter how tempting or cheap a skin-care product is, bypass it if you can’t read the language on the package. “I’ve seen a few foreign skin-care products that looked interesting, but I had no idea what the ingredients were,” says Fusco.
 

SKIP HAIR APPLIANCES WITH DAMAGED BOXES.

“Chances are high they’ve been dropped, and with something like a blow-dryer, you can’t look inside to check for visible cracks,” says Fugate.
 

MAKE REPEAT VISITS.

The selection is nearly constantly changing, so frequent stop-ins are the best way to grab deals.
 
 
 
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