Category archives: Beauty

The Line Sample Sale is Mostly 70% off Retail

This season, The Line -- a retailer that has a Soho boutique called The Apartment selling high-end fashion, beauty products, home goods and gifts -- has returned with another sample sale. This sale offers plenty of the stuff that the boutique carries. Much more than the previous sale. The markdowns are mostly 70% off retail, with some items (home and beauty) at [...]

MAC is (Really) Giving Away Free Lipstick This Weekend

In celebration of National Lipstick Day tomorrow (Saturday, July 29th), MAC Cosmetics will be giving out free, full-sized lipsticks - while supplies last - at any MAC store or retailer. Apparently, there's no catch and no purchase is required beforehand. Make sure to get there early, tho, since there will likely be long lines as the turnout is expected to be lar[...]

Tocca / Stila / Velvet Sample Sale

Since we got a number of queries in comments about the Tocca Beauty and Stila Cosmetics sample sale, we decided to do a quick update. The sale has been extended through this Sunday, July 9th. In addition, merchandise from contemporary label, Velvet, has been added to the space at 260 Fifth Avenue. Let's start with the offerings for Tocca... For me, the highlight[...]

Tocca Beauty/Stila Cosmetics Sample Sale

For another season, Tocca and Stila team up to bring deals to New Yorkers. This is a sale for beauty fanatics. A fellow shopper (grazie mille, Eva!) and avid follower of this blog checked out the sale this morning and she sent us a slew of photos (including the price list). Our tipster got to the sale just before Noon when there was no line. She tells us that there[...]

Update Bobbi Brown Sample Sale; Restocked?

Since the Bobbi Brown sample sale has gotten a large response from our readers, we went back today. Plus, after hearing news that they had restocked, we wanted to see what was on offer. The selection has thinned out. As for restocking new products, they had several but not a lot of different types. To start, the tinted lip balm (raspberry), the face/body bronzer[...]

Bobbi Brown Sample Sale; Foundation, Makeup, Hair & More

For fans of beauty products or shoppers looking to update their makeup collection for the Spring, Bobbi Brown is hosting a sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue this week. It opens to the public this morning. Pricing for most things are $15 or less. We went looking for lipstick but the selection was limited - only two colors on offer - the Creamy Matt lip color (Valencia[...]

Additional Discounts at Korres Beauty Sample Sale

Greek Beauty line, KORRES, continues its sample sale in Soho this week. Since this event started last Friday, they've slashed prices. Some items are now half priced what they were when the sale started. Lots of deals here; skincare products and cosmetics. Some things are overstock from the previous sale but we did see newer items this time around. Below are exam[...]