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!