Fall heralds the second most important shopping season on Americans’ calendars, no less than back-to-school time—and for 2017, retail sales during these core months are expected to reach “an estimated $857.18 billion, accounting for 17.0% of total retail sales for the year,” says eMarketer’s latest forecast. School supplies and clothing, for sure; make up a bulk of the purchases, but for young ladies, here’s another area you should invest in before heading back to your university’s halls: The beauty department.
The start of a brand-new school year is one of the best moments to debut a more refined or mature you, or perhaps showcase to the world the makeover you’ve always wanted to try out. But that’s not to say you need to use up the money you’ve saved from your summer jobs to upgrade your look. Because as I’ve shared with you, there are many ways to look expensive on a bargain.
Meet an exciting new discovery of mine: Free desktop browser extension Piggy, which finds deals and discounts for you from thousands of retail brands and automatically applies coupon codes at checkout. It’s your reliable online beauty shopping ally that will allow you to build a complete makeup kit (or refresh your current one to keep up with the times) without breaking the bank!
Piggy won’t disrupt your usual shopping routine because you just need to install it once and it will work in the background of your browser every time you shop, giving you access to not just countless discounts but also cash back. We scoured topnotch retailers that are Piggy partners for seven items that will level up your back to school beauty; at prices even mom would approve of.
For flawless skin: The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer from Sephora
Get a deluxe sample along with 4.5% cash back for any $25 purchase.
For maximum sun protection with a healthy glow: The Body Shop’s Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50 PA++++.
Save 40% on this and other products; it comes with free shipping and 5.0% cash back.
For easy breezy hairstyling: Tourmaline Ceramic Brush Iron from Sally Beauty Supply
Save $15 off on this and other full-sized styling tools, plus get 1.0% cash back.
For a celebrity touch: Kardashian Beauty Products at Loxabeauty.com
Get them at 2 for $8, plus a bonus of 7.0% cash back.
For naturally kissable lips: Fresh crème lip shine from Philosophy.com
Save up to 50% off on this and all products, plus get 3.0% cash back.
For an all-day luxe scent: Designer fragrances from Filthy Fragrance
Get up to 70% off on Armani, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, along with 5.0% cash back.
For the complete package: The Jane Iredale Starter Kit from Dermstore
It’s 20% off Jane Iredale products over here, and you get 3.0% cash back, too.
For soft, nourished hands that anyone would love to touch: CoQ10 Hand Cream at DHCare
It’s at 20% off, and with every purchase, you’ll get 5.0% cash back as well.
Get your glow on this back-to-school season—your wallet is as happy as your makeup kit. Thanks to all the savings you got from Piggy.