Costco's Best-Kept Secret: Its Amazing Beauty Section
If you’ve ever ventured inside a Costco warehouse, member or not, you know the magic that is Costco. Giant TVs, super-size bags of candy, a prepared foods section that’ll make you drool—it really is the stuff dreams are made of. (Speaking of dreams, if you don’t buy your sheets at Costco, you’re missing out.) Tucked away in the back corner, you’ll find the best section of all: the beauty section. Yes, you can buy a six-pack of Dove deodorant and toothbrush replacement heads to last you all year, but if that’s all you think you can get out of Costco’s beauty department, you’re sorely mistaken. Allow us to enlighten you: It’s a mecca of exclusive brands created by the industry’s top makeup artists and hairstylists and impressive deals on luxury products, all of which you can’t find anywhere else.
Scroll through and prepare to be amazed!
Amy Nadine Renewing Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($16)
Amy Nadine, celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of The Beauty Department, wanted to create a line of eye shadows that did more for your eyes than simply add color. So, she loaded her shadows with nourishing, antioxidant-rich ingredients like bilberry seed oil, red raspberry seed, and clover flower extract—all to keep your eyelids looking younger longer. Her Renewing Nude palette, filled with satin- and shimmer-finish shades of warm neutrals and rose golds, is just the first palette of several more to come.
Part conditioner, part mask, Argan Gloss Conditioning Treatment is everything we’d expect from celeb hairstylist Orlando Pita. Just leave the moisturizing treatment on for two minutes, rinse, and exit the shower with locks so glossy (and frizz-free) it will look as if Pita himself was working his magic on you.
Kristofer Buckle Sculpt and Define Contour Palette ($17)
Bring home Kristofer Buckle’s red carpet touch with his contour palette. The compact palette houses two blendable bronzers (one matte and one radiant), two complementary blush hues, and one illuminating highlighter so you can sculpt yourself cheekbones that’ll rival those of Buckle’s Hollywood clientele.
Serge Normant Dream Big Volume Haircare Travel Set With Cosmetic Bag ($20)
The name Serge Normant is synonymous with luxury hair care. This renowned editorial hairstylist even named his travel set Dream Big. But you don’t have to splurge on it—you can re-create Normant’s signature voluminous looks you see on magazine covers with his volumizing shampoo, conditioner, mousse, and spray, all included in one sleek pouch.
W3ll People Expressionist Mascara Black 2-Pack ($24)
We’ll let you in on a secret: W3ll People’s mascara is a top-three favorite mascara here at Byrdie. So, naturally, we jump at the chance to secure two for the price of one. Try it and we promise it’ll make you forget everything you thought you knew about natural mascara while giving you impossibly long lashes.
Masqueology Moisturizing 3-Pack Hand and 3-Pack Foot Mask ($20)
Sheet masks for your hands and feet: They sound ridiculous, but they feel amazing. But they’re not something we want to spend $10 to $15 a pop on. Six for $20, however, we can get on board with. Your feet will look and feel like you just got one of the best pedicures of your life.
Philip B. pH Restorative Detangling Mist ($20)
Full disclosure: You can find this hair mist elsewhere, but you won’t find it for $20. Philip B. has been leading the way in healthy hair for years, and his pH-balancing, shine-boosting, frizz-fighting treatment is a perfect example of the unique formulas Hollywood and beauty addicts have come to expect from him.
RapidLash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum 2-Pack ($50)
Another one of Costco’s standout two-packs? RapidLash. This particular item is so popular Costco limits two per order. If, like many, you’re skeptical of any product promising to give you longer lashes and fuller brows, just check out this serum’s reviews.
Have you ever tried any of these products? Tell us your best beauty finds in the comments below!