When I saw this on the news last night it caught my interest immediately. Not because I wear a lot of make up because I wear almost none but I knew there would be a twist. Paul asked me what store I thought would be the cheapest and I said Walmart right away but said “since it’s expected to be Walmart, it will probably be one that we don’t expect it to be.”
Here it is broken down.
Ulta came in at $41.25
Walgreens was $40.71
Target was $38.89
Walmart’s price was $38.26
The difference between the highest and lowest was more than $8 for the same items.
Eight bucks is a lot I think but then it said it varied from store to store and not all Walmart’s have the same prices but they will always meet competitors prices.
So it made me wonder. How much make up do you wear? Do you buy it all at the same time every few months or just when you need it or when it’s on sale? I stock up just because I only wear a base powder and when I find what I like, I buy a gob and I’ll buy 2 mascaras at the same time but I hardly ever wear it. Almost never so mine goes bad before I ever run out.
But it’s not even just make up. It’s all the pharmacy or toiletry items that really vary from store to store. Even deodorant, tooth paste to all the anti itch and neosporin creams we buy. They are as must more as $2 a tube at Target than Walmart.
I buy it almost all of ours at Walmart or Target but Target’s prices, in Buffalo, are much higher on make up and pharmacy items. Even band aids.
Where do you buy your make up and toiletries?