Post – by Annmarie Seldon

4 Beauty Items I Never Buy Without a Coupon

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With a closet full of drugstore beauty items you better believe I love a good deal – even saving a couple dollars can make a difference. While these types of products tend to last, who wants to head to the local drug store at the last minute and spend full-price on mascara? If I know I am running low on a particular item I’ll keep my eye on coupons and sales in drug store circulars in my Sunday. Here are the top 5 items I would never buy without a coupon.

Eye Shadow Palettes

While I don't need these often, I always pick a few up when there is a buy one get one 50% off to  experiment with colors. Plus if you have coupons it's even more of a savings.
Maybelline EyeStudio Eye Studio Color Plus Eye Shadow Quad


I really only use one brand but when I started to notice new and improved technology — thicker lashes promised, collagen, longer length — I have to try.  With a couple dollars off it's a no brainer!

L'Oreal Double Extend Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara

Body Wash

Let's face it — sometimes these can be pricy. Really – upwards of $9.00 for a body wash? Wait until they go on sale, add a coupon and – my favorite – the store savings coupon too and it can bring the cost down to a couple dollars!

Olay Total Effects Total Effects 7-in-One Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash

Any New Product Line

I love how they put their new lines up front so your eye is drawn to it. I am always a sucker for it — Ooh what is this new nail polish? New, must-have make-up remover wipes? A new shine serum? Just be sure to WAIT a few weeks to buy new items. It will still be there (it's brand new) and eventually it will go on sale and pretty soon down the road there will be a coupon for it. It always pays to be patient with the latest beauty products!

L'Oreal Youth Code Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15


Annmarie Seldon is founder and owner of AMS Communications, a public relations consulting practice specializing in consumer and healthcare campaigns. She is a consumer product expert, company spokesperson, entrepreneur, TV/radio contributor, style contributor, blogger and mom of two.  She blogs at about business, lifestyle and product trends.