Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics.
April 28, 2009 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics.

Found this thread from 2006; is there anything other than Makeup Alley? Ebay is not the best. I'm looking for a specific very expensive moisturizer. I saw that Makeup Alley has some bad reviews of this product and I wonder what those people did with what they had left. I'm not worried about sanitary issues, this has a very sanitary container.

Thank you!
posted by scazza to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yes, I'm curious -- why don't you try MUA? They are absolutely the best for this sort of thing. You can use their search feature for "notepads," where people usually list the items or at least brands that they are interested in swapping away/swapping for.
posted by telegraph at 1:08 PM on April 28, 2009

I would get in touch with the author of -- she seems pretty savvy, and I know I've seen her mention swapping. She might be able to point you in the right direction.
posted by KAS at 1:37 PM on April 28, 2009

Response by poster: Yes I have contacted the recent reviewers, fingers crossed! Telegraph, I'm not having any luck finding the notepads feature. I searched swap and there were no matches.
posted by scazza at 2:14 PM on April 28, 2009

Response by poster: Ok found the notepads.
posted by scazza at 2:24 PM on April 28, 2009

Aside from MakeupAlley, Specktra is a large site with a section for swaps. I've never tried them, only MUA. Good results, and the feedback feature is easy.

What you want to find out are if people you're dealing with are on any "swaplifters" lists. These are people who don't send their end or who send bad/dmaged product.

The notepads are a good feature, but you can search people's swaplists too. Go here to do that and type the name of the product.
posted by cmgonzalez at 3:25 PM on April 28, 2009

I like super expensive stuff too and I think eBay and MUA are tops.
posted by thinkpiece at 7:12 PM on April 28, 2009

eBay doesn't allow used cosmetic sales due to sanitary/health regulations.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:14 PM on April 28, 2009

Response by poster: No luck with the bad reviewers. one returned it and one has enough money to have THROWN IT AWAY.
posted by scazza at 10:23 AM on April 29, 2009

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