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  • Costco

    Various locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and East Harlem

    Beyond the five-pound tubs of mayo and bulk toilet paper, a nexus of boutiquey beauty buys has arrived at Costco, the “Beauty’s Most Wanted” collection. It’s marked by the exclusive, fabulously priced products of a handful of celebrity style-makers—hairstylist Orlando Pita, makeup artists Pati Dubroff and Kristofer Buckle, ecoconscious manicurist Jenna Hipp, and dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu—from richly pigmented eye-shadow palettes ($10) to argan-oil shampoo ($15). There are also discounts on name-brand best sellers, like Chanel’s Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême ($300 versus $390 retail) and Clarisonic’s Mia 3 skin-cleansing system ($150, down from $200).

From the 2015 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine