9 Surprisingly Good Beauty Buys You Can Find at Costco

Updated 09/18/19

I could spend (and have spent) hours in Costco, browsing bulk-buy iterations of every item you could possibly imagine. I shamelessly graze samples and stock my cart like I never plan to leave the house again. From groceries to homeware to electronics, Costco doesn't disappoint in any department—but it was only recently I realized the warehouse's beauty lineup is not to be missed. Sure, I've ventured into the beauty aisle to pick up shampoo and six-packs of deodorant in the past, but it never crossed my mind to stock up on skincare.

Then, on my most recent trip to Costco, I came face to face with an 11-ounce version of SK-II's Facial Treatment Essence. Ever since I began using the cult-favorite Japanese product a few years ago, I haven't been able to live without it. Ringing in at about 100 dollars for the 2.5-ounce mini size, it's been a pricey staple to keep in my arsenal. Stumbling upon the same product—over four times bigger and only twice the price—had me immediately rethinking my entire spending routine. To serve as a quick introduction, we've rounded up some of the best Costco beauty products available right now.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence $200
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There's a reason so many people splurge on this one-of-a-kind skincare product. Everyone I know raves about the wonders it's done for their skin. For those looking to really commit, this 11-ounce version should tide you over for a while.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate $50
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My relationship with this serum is one of the longest I've had with a beauty product. A cure-all for nearly all of my skincare concerns, it's something I always have in my bathroom drawer.

La Mer
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream $275
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La Mer is an undeniable splurge in the skincare department, but Costco's prices are as much as 60 dollars less. This miracle worker is touted as one of the best moisturizers out there.

Lipstick Queen
Lipstick Queen Shade Shifters $13
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I was surprised as anyone else to see Lipstick Queen among Costco's latest beauty offerings. The warehouse currently carries many SKUs from the brand so you're bound to find your perfect hue.

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation
Dior Airflash Spray Foundation $53
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Dior's makeup line is one of the most trusted in the industry, but also comes with a hefty price tag. Costco's discounts make the brand a bit easier on your bank account when you want to stock up on this bestselling foundation.

Shiseido Waso
Shiseido Waso Beauty Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask $30
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Costco's Japanese beauty brand representation is no joke. The store carries Shu Uemera, Sekkisei, Japanese-inspired Boscia, and Japan's reigning skincare and makeup brand, Shiseido. In addition to some classic products, Costco carries Shiseido's new Waso line designed for youthful skin.

DHC Lip Cream
DHC Lip Cream $20
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Another of Costco's J-beauty brands, DHC makes no-nonsense products that get right to business. The warehouse carries a three-pack of the brand's must-have lip cream so you can leave one in your car, your bag, and on your nightstand.

Guerlain liquid matte lipstick
Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte Lipstick $25
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Costco currently boasts a wide selection of products from French skincare brand Caudalie. From serums to creams to cleansers, stock up on all of your skincare needs from start to finish.

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