Breeze in and out with your best haul ever.
Walmart has undergone some pretty major upgrades recently—think: locally grown produce, helpful customer hosts, free two-day shipping (more on that below), and seamless in-store pick-up, just to name a few.
And when it comes to beauty, it can truly be your one-stop shop. The retailer isn’t just for steals—though there are tons of them—they also have some pretty cool prestige beauty brands (we’re talking Nars, Guerlain, Marc Jacobs fragrance…), plus on-trend, beauty-editor approved K-beauty products from Innisfree, Sulwhasoo, Tony Moly, Cosrx, and more. If you know how to navigate these (often huge) stores, you can score serious deals, find products you’d never expect, and get beauty advice you can’t find anywhere else.
Wanna shop like a pro during your next visit? Here are five hacks to incorporate into your browsing routine ASAP.
1. Download the App
You need the Walmart app. It has Walmart Pay (a PIN-code linked to your credit, debit, or gift card), which easily allows you to reorder staples like soap, toothpaste, and even mascara. It also allows you to coordinate in-store pick-ups, create lists of your essentials, and so much more.
2. Go for the in-House Brand
Stock up on staples and save some extra cash by trying out Walmart’s own Equate Beauty line. The chicly packaged products save you money but don’t skimp on quality. You see, the best thing about “generic” beauty brands like this is that they can replicate some of your favorite products…often for half the cost. You can shop everything from body lotion to oil-free makeup remover, priced mostly under $10.
3. Shop Online and Skip the Line
Consider the app and website your personal shopping concierge. Want what you ordered right now? No problem. (Hey, beauty emergencies happen!) Just place your order on the app and you’ll get a message as soon as it’s ready for pick-up at a location near you. Then, simply dash in, grab your loot, and go.
Can you wait a few days? If you order over $35 worth of merchandise, you’ll get free two-day shipping on an insane amount of eligible items.
4. Go Super Early
Walmart traditionally restocks their shelves overnight, which means the early bird truly does get the worm. Head in any time before 9am for the best finds, but note: Pro shoppers recommend showing up as early as 5am if you’re about that life! Check your local stores hours online, but many locations are open 24/7.
5. Read Your “Weekly Ad” Online
It’s like a newsletter-meets-coupon-circular. Search by your zip code to find your nearest location to get started. Don’t sleep on their “Ideas” section, which contains a mix of lifestyle and wellness content, makeup tips, and gift guides.