Summer Makeup Steals 


Counter Confidential

"Summer Makeup Steals" by Undercover Beauty Agent

I'm an impulse buyer. If I see something new or interesting I feel like I have to have it. Many of my customers shop the same way and are also tempted to buy when they walk into a store, especially if they see something new, special or limited edition. On most days, my clients want to know anything and everything about what's new at the store—I usually spend a lot of time helping them try out and learn how to use new products.

However, not every purchase is a perfect match. Customers will buy everything a makeup artist suggests, only to discover that they weren’t the right products for them. People forget that they have an allergy to a specific plant or dye, or maybe a formula didn't perform as well as they expected. There are a few customers who return the products right away, but many just leave their makeup to waste away at the back of a drawer.

That’s why I love when brands come out with value sets. A small makeup kit with best sellers is an ideal way to test out new products at half the cost. These summer steals are all under $25 and worth every penny:

1Smashbox Try It Kit

This kit includes some of Smashbox's bestsellers, like Photofinish Foundation Primer, Hyperlash Mascara, Lip Enhancing Gloss, Limitless eye liner, and more. The minis also travel friendly, which means this kit is perfect to pack for a quick weekend getaway. At only $19, this set is a total steal. 

2 Stila Wonderful in Waikiki

$14 for four eye shadows, a blush, and a highlighter! This beach-inspired palette is all you need for a complete summer makeup look. It even comes with a mirror and instructions on how to achieve a stunning glam look. 

3 Benefit b.right! Radiant Skincare Intro Kit

For the ladies who are extremely picky with their skin care, having trial-sized items might help you decide if the product is really worth the switch. Containing three products for $12, Benefit's set lets you sample a new skin regimen without a full commitment.

4 Tarte Eight Dates A Week Mini Lip Gloss Set of 8

Eight different shades for $25? That's a lip gloss for every day of the week, and then some! I love that you can choose from three different sets of colors. Leave a gloss in the car, in your purse, and even your gym locker for a little pick me up anywhere. 

Undercover Beauty Agent is just an average makeup artist at your local beauty counter who's reporting true stories exclusively for Beautylish: "I love what I do because I get to make people feel beautiful on a daily basis. Working with so many different people in New York City has definitely been interesting. I've learned a lot and not all of it is very pretty. I'm a beauty advisor by day and a secret beauty agent by night, totally ready to share all my insider secrets and gossip."

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