Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Costco Culture: Stila Cosmetics

In a cute post about Martha, the lovely Bonnie of Bonnie Park wrote "Oh Marth how I love thee..."  I'm a fan of Martha myself, but this week my affections are one hundred percent focused on Costco, so to borrow a line...

Oh, Costco, how I love thee.  Let me count the ways...

One...  Stila Major Lash Mascara ($22)
 Two...  Stila Kajal Eye Liner ($18)
Three...Stila Eye Shadow Pans in Starlight and Storm ($18, each)

Total cost for the regular shopper, a whopping $76.  Total cost for the Costco shopper $12.99! Outrageous!  I have no clue how they do it but honestly I don't care. The best part is that this makeup is amazing. 

I was wandering the aisles of the Boca Raton Costco last week while my father was doing a return.  Besides the fact that this was the most beautiful Costco I have ever seen, they had some really amazing products.  After a long week of shopping I didn't have room for much else in my suitcases but when I saw this I grabbed it (I grabbed but Dad paid so this really was a bargain for me!).  I haven't gotten over to my local Costco to check if they have this item or any other colors but you can bet I will buy them out. 

I have very sensitive skin and eyes so I was really taking a chance on this but hey, its Costco so you can always return it!  I usually go pretty light on my makeup and I usually leave the smokey eye to the professionals but I had a wedding to go too and I figured why not (that's me living on the edge!).  This stuff was so easy to apply that I may just be wearing a smokey eye to do carpool and grocery shopping this week.  It looked so beautiful and lasted all night without creasing or running like a lot of black liners do.  The mascara has the biggest brush I have ever seen and covered all of my lashes in one swipe (then I did about 10 more for fun). I did reapply the bottom liner once during the night just because I liked how it looked but I could have done without as well. 

Thanks again Costco, you rock!

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