If you’re reading this blog post, then odds are good you’re a big fan of the beauty world-whether it’s the newest trends in cosmetics, hair tools, skincare, or beauty tools, you love it all as much as I do. I’m always looking to add the newest and trendiest product to my collection, but sometimes I don’t move fast enough and it sells out, or I learn about something too late and it’s already discontinued. That’s where eBay comes in! Yes, it’s still a great place for collectibles and auction items, but there is so much more to eBay, most importantly to me, mainly fashion and beauty!
I was lucky enough to meet with some representatives from eBay this spring and I learned so much about this retailer. I feel like I got the “Insider’s Guide to eBay” and it opened my eyes to a whole other world of shopping! Let me throw some numbers at you. Did you know that 81% of all merchandise sold on eBay is brand new? How about the fact that on any given day, there are 1.1 BILLION listings on eBay? And of those items, 69% of them ship for free!
So while all those numbers are very positive, they can also be a little overwhelming. They did share some tips to help narrow down the search. The first thing I’d recommend that you do is head over to the eBay Fashion homepage to see what’s new and trending. Another great spot is the eBay Daily Deals page. You can filter your results by category there as well. Let’s say you have something specific in mind. Maybe you really wanted the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario but you missed out on this limited edition beauty (like I did). Just go to the Top Filters and set “Condition” to “New”, “Buying Format” to “Buy It Now” and then adjust “Guaranteed Delivery” to the timeframe that fits your schedule.
So back to beauty (which in my case is where I always end up)…I admittedly got a little bit distracted looking at all fashion finds on the eBay Fashion homepage. But then I realized that I could actually have a shot at getting my hands on a few limited edition products that were no longer available as well as a brush set that’s a little hard to get in the US too. Following the advice that I got from eBay, I set my filters up as mentioned above and ordered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario, the BH Cosmetics Nude Rose 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette and the Zoeva Classic Brush Set.
Even though all three items were listed with three separate sellers, I was able to add all three to my cart at once and pay at one time. All were brand new, and came in pristine condition in their original packaging in well under a week. Two came in three days!!
I know to the average person these purchases may not seem like a big deal, but to a beauty product junkie like me, it’s wonderful. It’s like getting my hands on a unicorn!
If you’re interested in chasing down other limited edition products, check out these options below:
If you’ve shopped with eBay before, I’d love to know what you’ve picked up. And if you have recommendations for discontinued or limited edition makeup that you think every good beauty lover must have in their collection, please let me know in the comments below!!
Thank you to eBay for sponsoring this post.