New Second-Hand Makeup Website May Have Solved All Of Our Purchasing Guilt Forever

(FILES) This file picture taken on January 19, 2012, shows Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido's new glossy lipstick 'Maquillage True Rouge' in Tokyo. Japan's Shiseido on March 1, 2013 said it was mostly dropping animal-tested cosmetics, as the European Union gets set to finalise a sweeping ban on the sale of such products later this month. AFP PHOTO / FILES/ Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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You know when you're in your favorite makeup store and the products are fresh, the aisles aren't busy, and you can't wait to try on all of these new lipsticks you just picked out? It's a great feeling, isn't it? But then you get home and realize a few of the shades make you look seasick and that the blush you bought is way more pink than it is coral. That feeling isn't so great, because you've just wasted money on products you'll never use. But the solution website may have arrived. Starting today, you can buy and sell second-hand beauty products at MuEx.com.  

Created by London's Amara Wattanasook, MuEx – short for makeupexchanger.com – works with PayPal so that users can buy and sell unused beauty products with the confidence that their personal information is safe. Each time a product is sold, a seller will incur two fees: a small PayPal service fee and MuEx deduction for 10 percent of the total sale price.

So get this: You'll be able to get beauty products from the likes of NARS, Bobbi Brown, and Chanel for up to 70 percent off the regular price. As weird as it is that someone may have owned my Chanel eyeliner, I think the fact that I paid so little for it would make it all worth it. And in this day and age of buying everything second-hand, this almost seems like the natural next step. You can buy a second-hand stroller, shoes, dressers, lamps, and now makeup. But the question is, would you?

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