Laura Mercier started their first sample sale ever and from the look of the line you would imagine that they were selling $200 YSL bags. Obviously, there wasn’t any design fashion but there weren’t any amazing deals either.
You will find a bit– not an insane– amount of savings if you have over an hour to spare waiting in line and the patience to navigate throngs of people sifting through cosmetic tables. Lip glosses are $12, nail polish is $8, foundation is $20 and eye shadows are $12.
Those willing to tough it out will be disappointed by the fact that there are no tinted moisturizers, body creams, hand creams, scented candles or other beauty accessories. On most items the color variety was also very limited. We spotted less than five shades of lip gloss and fewer than 10 nail polishes.
We would suggest using your time more wisely unless, of course, you’re planning on purchasing a large volume of items. After all, you can shop All Cosmetics Wholesale and pay less than the sample sale without standing for an hour on West 36th Street.
Laura Mercier Sample Sale
Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 24
11am to 7pm daily
Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St btwn 7th & 8th