Saturday, January 8, 2011

CVS Clearance Fun - 50% to 75% off

Apparently CVS has two major makeup clearance sales during the year, where select products are 50% to 75% off. The most recent one started on December 30th, 2010, so most stores may already be picked over. However, some items on sale were not marked with a sticker or sign. There's no harm in scanning an item at the price scanner to double check if it's on sale.

I first read about this sale on Kali's blog, one of my go-tos for CVS makeup deals (she reviews a lot of drugstore lipsticks too, which is nice) and I couldn't sit still! I had to go immediately. Kali linked to another blog which has a list of all the items that are on sale so you can browse more efficiently. I went to five CVS's (they're all super close, but yes..I'm crazy) and picked up:
Left to Right: Rimmel Moisture Renew in Spotlight Beige, Rimmel Lasting Finish in Pink Blush, Heather SHimmer, Drop of Sherry, and Bordeau (not pictured), Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in "Coral"
These were all around $2.00 or less. Kali shared a Rimmel coupon on facebook - if you "like" them you can print out coupons for $2.00 off any Rimmel item, which means one free lipstick!

La Cross items were all 75% off. Files/tweezers were around $2.00, and nail clips were a mere $0.55. See other CVS clearance hauls from April, Stephanie and Anne.


  1. Great haull!! What's the link for the facebook coupon? Is it valid in Canada?

    I'm jealous that things are so cheap in USA now!!

  2. I checked up on this today at my CVS and their make-up was not 75% off, but some face cleanser was (L'Oreal). It was $1.75. i had a $2 off coupon. The scanner would take 1 of them, but not the other?? So I ended up having to pay for one. The total was $1.50 plus tax. Still not bad.

  3. Ohhh I love Spotlight Beige! Nice haul!

  4. OMG Jean this is so cool! I just went a couple hours ago and I'm editing a blog post and youtube vlog. I love the lipsticks you picked out!!! The Rimmel Lippies weren't discounted my the particular CVS I went to except for one color. :) I hope you're having a fantastic weekend so far! :)

  5. Nice! I accidentally came across the CVS clearance last week and picked up Rimmel Lasting Finish in Airy Fairy. They also had the other colors you picked up, but the Rimmel Moisture Renew was not on sale. I'll have to go back to check on the La Cross items too. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. I got my share of this too :) Lots of lipsticks, but no tools. I think I didn't look hard enough :p You went to 5 CVS's? hahaha :) I wish I had that much around in one area :p I have plenty of Targets in the same vicinity here :p

  7. Great haul! I bought the rimmel lipsticks too! You can check it out on my blog :)

  8. The colors that you picked out are amazing!!

  9. This is really great! I think I'll have to check CVS pretty soon. Need some lipstick!

  10. Ahh! When I saw Kali's post I really wanted to go, and now that I see yours I want to go even more! But I feel like I've put it off for too long now and nothing will be left. ^^; Craving some cheap lipsticks though :) What did you think of yours?

  11. @~Lisa Just added the link for you! I didn't see whether it was valid in Canada too...

    @Jodi That's too bad...but still a good deal! I should be more coupon savvy...didn't know they had L'oreal ones out there too.

    @April At all the CVS's i went to the Rimmel lasting finish ones were on sale in ALL colors, but the moisture renew was just the spotlight beige.

    @Rainy Days and Lattes Hehe it's not as bad as it sounds : ) I have 2 that I pass on my way home from work, and then 2 more in walking distance from my apt.

    @Amy I love love the Rimmel lasting finish ones in almost every color. My lips are on the drier side and colors usually make the flakiniess more noticeable, but not with these. They were the cheapest ones too so win-win. I might return some of the L'oreal or Revlon because I bought a few before (not on sale) and didn't love them.

  12. Oooh do let me know how the Rimmel moisture renew turned out for you - me and my everlasting desert lips *sigh* I found the first and only Rimmel lipstick that I own quite drying.

    Smart move on the nail clipper/emery board - can't forget the basics!

  13. I just saw another blogger write about this! Must be nice having a CVS where you live.

  14. The lipsticks are so pretty. The order you swatched them in is sort of the order I would put them in if I were to rank them from fave to least fave. :P

    I finally posted the leather skirt I promised a while back and that you were curious about! : ) Btw, I've missed your posts! Excited that you're back to blogging : )

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  15. Thanks for the heads up! I went to CVS today and picked up some 75% off lip glosses and eyeliner :)

  16. Aww thank you for including me. Your haul looks great! I really want to try Spotlight Beige now and I need to go back for some tools.

    I haven't had time to comment back to every one yet (will get to that soon!) but I wanted to say thank you for the kind words you left on my post. Everyone's comments and emails really got me to WANT to blog again and the "break" ended up being for just 3 days. =) It was something I was debateing the night of the post because I seriously just felt so down and out about everything.. but I feel loads better now and can't wait to get back to blogging!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend. =)

  17. i have rimmel in spotlight beige and im loving it ^_^ thanks to steph of beauty is not caused for letting me try it..

  18. The lipsticks are so pretty and colour is great! I will return back for any new updates!


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