Okay, PINCH ME….I’ve died and gone to “cosmetic heaven!” The other day I’m on 37th Street and a friend mentions to me her “it” spot for great deals on cosmetics–THE COSMETIC MARKET. How could I NOT know about this place…what beauty rock have I been under?! Well….if you’re just as clueless as I was, fret no more….because this little secret is just too good to keep to myself.
I didn’t even know such a place existed….this little gem is like a Sephora graveyard. You’ll unearth name brands like Mac and Stila….Estee Lauder to Bobbi Brown….as well as a bunch of European and drugstore brands–and all for like 25% off the regular retail price.
So…$14 Mac Foundation is like $7 bucks (current shades…no rejects here) and designer lipglosses are like $3…who can beat that?! Mostly a cosmetic store with perfume, nail polish and tools for sale; this place also has some other random things like gift sets, trinket bags, toiletries, some really nice greeting cards, and gifts for kids. You may not get the one-on-one attention like the higher end stores….but the payoff is the lack of sticker-shock here.
THE COSMETIC MARKET
15 E 37th St
(between 5th Ave & Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10016
Neighborhood: Midtown East
So…I say ditch the $20 mascara, and run your pedicured feet over and check this place out….you’ll be in good company with other frugalistas and fashionistas in the know. Beauty doesn’t have to be expensive….consider yourself warned 🙂