I will justify spending a good amount of money on makeup and skincare, but that doesn't mean I don't like to find a great deal...checking out sale items at stores like Ulta is a must! Sometimes there is a reason that a certain makeup product or nail polish is on sale...but lots of times great products go on sale to allow room for new products. I just found two great nail polish colors at Ulta on sale last week...a bright summertime red and a pinkish plum that is also perfect for spring or summer. Sale items are worth looking at because often times they are perfectly fine items that there was an overstock of, or they are limited edition items that are on sale so that the latest limited edition item can have the shelf space in the front of the store. A lot of makeup lines do limited edition palettes, lip colors, eyeshadows, etc. Most of the time they are colors that I would wear, and I find it convenient that they are in palettes, or fun that they are in cute cases rather than the normal makeup. Why not get the same quality makeup at a discount...the only problem with buying limited edition items is that once the color runs out it is gone for good, so BEFORE it runs out take it into a store and have someone help you find a similar color.
Don't neglect sale shelves, but do keep in mind that if you are questioning the color, then probably the rest of us are too and that is a sale item you do not want!