I don’t know how many of you know about Glambot – if you don’t, I’m here to educate you, son! Glambot is my latest addiction; I’ve got it bad, and that ain’t good. Glambot is, in short, a used makeup site. That might send you running for the hills, but I implore you to just wait and hear me out. Before doing any kind of review on this site, I purchased fairly extensively from it, and researched it heavily.
The main concern with used makeup is the bacteria, and that is entirely understandable. You don’t want to get an eye infection, mononucleosis, or even a rash from using someone else’s makeup. And yet, so far as I’ve looked, I have yet to see a single case of anyone complaining about getting any sort of health problem from Glambot, or any complaints about their hygiene standards. Indeed, I’ve bought eyeshadow, foundation, and blush so far, and have used them regularly without the slightest problem. I’m still wary of lip products, eye liners, and mascara, but I’d say “go for it” in regards to the “safer” products.
Glambot doesn’t explain in full their sanitation process, which does make me raise my brows a bit, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. You know why? Because this is cheap, son. CHEAP.
How Glambot works is you send them a large package of unused, unwanted mid to high end makeup, they price it, pay you for it, clean it, and sell it on their site. They have very frequent sales, knocking things down to 80% of their original cost. I mentioned they only sell mid to high end products, right? Yeah. Bareminerals, Chanel, MAC, NARS, Stila, theBalm, etc. Even better: they also sell limited edition products.
Here’s a quick look at how much I’ve saved. Over separate orders, I’ve ended up shelling out $98.89, which is a hell of a lot of money. However, if I had bought everything at the original price, I’d be out $194. Total savings = $95.11. Every product I’ve gotten so far has been sealed away in layers of bubblewrap in a heavy-duty fragile bubble envelope, taped tightly shut, and has arrived in perfect condition with barely any marks.
As you can imagine, this site can get highly addictive, hence why I’ve had to block it off in my email as spam for now. Still, I managed to get nothing but products I’ve been wanting to have for months at a fraction of the cost, and I’m pleased as pie. If there’s a mid or high end product you’ve been craving, but have held off on because of budgeting, go ahead and check the site out. They recently got in a Chanel lipstick for $18, so just keep your eyes peeled.
Overall, this is a site I’d recommend, but I’d still be wary of things like mascara and lipgloss. It’s cheap, it’s addictive, and it seems pretty safe. Sounds like a good deal to me.
And hey, if you decide to sign up, you could totally consider using my affiliate link. Just sayin’.