Beauty at TK Maxx has a reputation for being very hit and miss. Sometimes you go in and there’s almost nothing there, you’ve never heard of any of the brands and all the packets are open because someone’s stuck their fingers in every single product.
But we’d heard a few people online who’d been to TK Maxx and managed to pick up makeup from Nars, Too Faced and Laura Mercier at better than half price, so we thought it was worth investigating for you.
TK Maxx are currently running a September beauty event, and the beauty section of our local store has doubled in size because of the promotion, and we definitely weren’t disappointed with what was on offer.
If you’re a fan of bareMinerals then you NEED to go to TK Maxx, there were absolutely tonnes of products available, everything from powders to eyeshadows and even skincare.
Here’s a small edit of what was for sale:
bareMinerals Complexion Perfection palette £14.99 (sells for between £17.50 and £30 online).
bareMinerals The Enchanted Garden eye palette (includes lip gloss) £14.99, is £30 at Boots.com.
Unfortunately we can’t see any bareMinerals available to buy from TK Maxx online, but trust us, there was a massive selection at our nearest shop.
Dior is a brand we’ve never seen in TK Maxx before, but on the shelves today there were lipsticks, lipglosses, nail polish and mascaras.
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss £16.99 – was £26.00
Watch out though, because everything you find isn’t always a total bargain. The Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara we spotted on sale for £19.99, while it does cost £25.50 at House of Fraser, is on sale in certain colours for £17.50 at AllBeauty.com.
There’s actually a much better selection of Nars makeup on the TK Maxx website compared to what we saw in store, but we did see some items that aren’t online, so it’s worth a look.
Nars matte lipstick in La Paz
Nars Philip Lim nail polish £4.99, was £14.99.
Nars Andy Warhol palette £29.99, was £60.
Most of the Nars items are discontinued or from limited edition collections, so it’s hard to find an up to date price for them.
We saw two mascaras by Clinique priced at £14.99 each (£17.50 full price) and some tinted moisturiser.
We spotted a Cargo eyeshadow palette for a bargainous £9.99 (also available online here).
And this BH Cosmetics blush and contour palette for £7.99.
There were quite a few of these Too Faced Cat Eyes palettes for £9.99 too – (£31.50 at Debenhams).
Top tips for shopping beauty at TK Maxx:
- Always check the inside of the product to see if it’s been touched or dropped before you go to the checkout
- Check online to see if it’s really the bargain you’d think it is
- If the product you want is in security packaging, ask at the till if they’ll open it so you can check what colour it is and whether it’s damaged
- Don’t be afraid to rummage, the good stuff is always at the back
Hey! I’m Bronni and I’m a financial journalist and deals hunter in my mid 20s. I’m really into cats, pop music, the internet and barely substantiated celebrity gossip.