Second-hand makeup, say what? That's exactly what I thought until just recently, I never saw any reason to buy used makeup. I wanted everything brand new in shiny packaging and untouched, but eventually, when your wishlist gets too long or you have to fork out more money being an adult this is not always possible. I know a few people who swear by second-hand makeup and always told me about the bargains they found! I thought this would be a good way to try some of the higher end brands without paying the expensive price tag when you're unsure if you will like the product. 

So where can you buy second-hand makeup? Some of the best places I've found to buy second-hand makeup include Depop, Vinted, Facebook groups or Reddit. As a rule of thumb, I only buy products which I know I can sanitise before use, although a lot of genuine sellers will state that they do this before posting, it can never harm you to do it as well. 

Another thing to be wary of is that there is plenty of sellers which distribute fake makeup, whether that be knowingly or not, so firstly: if a price seems too good to be true, this is quite possibly the case, especially on the likes on Depop where there is not a lot of regulations on the app. Secondly, asking for proof or purchase before buying a product is totally justified, and helps avoid the problem above. Most sellers will do their best to find proof for you. Lastly, keep in mind the RRP of the product to avoid being ripped off, especially if it includes brands you don't know a lot about or may not have heard of.

So what have I recently picked up?

Second-hand High End Makeup Haul | The Beauty is a Beast

All of the items I've purchased have barely been used and match the descriptions given by the sellers. I picked up some of the higher-end products which I have been wanting to try for the longest time. This includes Mac Studio Fix Powder in NW20 for only £10 inc p&p, the product has barely been used and was practically full. This is a saving of £13.50. Next, I purchased Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Vanilla at £10 inc p&p, making this a saving of £13. I also found the Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer for only £18 inc p&p which had only been used once. This was a saving of £7.50. I picked up a sample size Urban Decay Primer Potion for £5.50 inc p&p which makes a discount of £3.50. Another Nars purchase is the Nars Bronzer Powder in Laguna for only £16, which is £13 less than the RRP. Lastly, I picked up the Vichy Dermablend Foundation in 25 Nude for £8 inc p&p which meant I saved £12!

Overall, by purchasing second-hand makeup, I managed to save £62.50 on products which had barely been used! I think I'm definitely converted.
Would you purchase second-hand makeup?


  1. Wow! I was always sceptical about buying second hand makeup but the amount of money you have saved is amazing Rach!
    I think I've been converged!
    Also what a clever post! 💛