Costco is a magical one-stop shop filled with free samples, bulk foods, and affordable clothing for the whole family. But one section that often goes overlooked is the big box retailer’s beauty department.
If you’re a beauty maven or skincare addict that’s lucky enough to have — or know someone that has — a Costco membership, I highly suggest you check it out the beauty department the next time you’re in-store! It has more to offer than jumbo sized Spectro cleansers and infinite deodorant sticks.
Each Costco is a little different, but what you’re guaranteed to find stocked on shelves are reputable beauty brands at prices that can’t be beat. I stopped by my local Costco store to see what treasures I could find and I wasn’t disappointed.
Here are 10 of the best beauty products Costco carries.
Batiste Instant Hair Refresh
Batiste is one of the most popular dry shampoos on the market, so when I found this set of dry shampoos, I was ecstatic! For just $12.99, you can score two full-size dry shampoos plus a mini to pack in your purse or travel bag.
Elizabeth Arden Millenium
As a staple in both your mom and your grandmother’s beauty bags, Elizabeth Arden is a no brainer when it comes to skincare. Individual moisturizers from the label can run you upwards of $92, but this three-piece set, which includes day cream, eye cream, and night cream, will only cost you $44.99 at Costco.
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference
At the same price of $44.99, Costco also carries an Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference set that comes with two jars of Visible Difference and travel capsules. Online, the same set of the award-winning moisturizer will cost you $132 (without the travel capsules), so you’re getting much better value at Costco.
eos lip balms
Calling all lip balm addicts! If you’re like me and need a lip balm in every bag, purse, and pocket, head to Costco and pick up one of the two sets I found! For $14.99, you can get six of the classic round eos lip balms (regularly $4.24 each) in a variety of flavours. Or for $16.59, you can get eight stick lip balms (regularly $5.79 for two).
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise
Beauty gurus rave about the lash magic L’Oréal’s Lash Paradise creates. Often considered a dupe for Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara, it makes sense why Costco would sell it in bulk. For just $23.99, you can get three tubes of the good stuff, which normally sells for $13.99 a tube on Well.ca.
Another night cream spotted on the shelves of Costco is the L’Oréal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming. For $29.99, you can add a double-sized jar to your beauty routine. A regular sized jar is $24.97 at Walmart, so it’s just $5 extra for an extra 50 mL at Costco.
If you’re looking for a daily moisturizer that won’t break the bank, look no further than Olay Complete. This pack of two can be found at Costco for just $12.97. The moisturizer features Vitamin E and SPF 15, meaning that it’ll leave your face feeling soft and protect it from the sun.
Case Full Of Seoul
One of the best beauty products Costco carries is actually a case full of eight! Newly launched at Costco stores across Canada is Case Full Of Seoul, a starter pack of Korean beauty products from a variety of brands. Featuring popular labels like May Coop, 9wishes, and Urang, the kit has everything you need for your face including eye cream, cleanser, primer, serum, and more. The entire kit will cost you $149.99, but each individual product typically retails for $20 to $25, so it’s great value.
Marc Anthony 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner
In addition to an amazing roster of skincare, you can also find shower essentials at Costco. The best duo the Costco I visited had on offer was a Marc Anthony combo of 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner set, which cost just $16.99.
Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes
I’m a big fan of the Kirkland brand and have never been disappointed by its quality! Perfect for taking off your makeup or a refresh after the gym, a box of 150 wipes will cost you just $15.99. The box comes with four packs of 30 and two packs of 15, so you can keep them at home, work, and in your everyday bag.
And while we’re on the topic of the Kirkland Signature, I should note that Kirkland actually has its own line of cosmetics called KS by Borghese.
While I haven’t tried any of the collection yet, it did look pretty interesting. From intensive eye serum and replenishing night cream, to lipstick crayons and volumizing mascara, the KS by Borghese brand is extensive and in-expensive — prices in the collection range between $21.99 and $26.99.