• Shane Upson, the makeup artist for Rock & Republic’s cosmetics line, will offer tips on makeup application. Spend more than $200 on the cosmetics and get a three-piece brush set worth $200. Bloomingdale’s Soho, 504 Broadway, nr. Broome St. (212-729-5137). Call for appointment.
• Stop by Court for the Brendan Donnelly sample sale, offering tees for kids and adults from $15 to $25. Court’s spring merchandise will also be 20 to 70 percent off, including items from Sophomore, Tashkent footwear, Bijules, and Kerrigan. Through 5/31. 178 Mulberry St., at Broome St. (212-925-1022); daily (noon8).
• The men’s and women’s spring 2009 collections are discounted at the Nicholas K sample sale. Overstock is 50 to 60 percent off; samples are up to 75 percent off. Through 5/31. 208 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; F (108) S (117), Su (noon6).
• Chantecaille cosmetics’ second-annual sample sale features 40 to 70 percent off compacts and skincare products. The Bengal tiger bronzer is $50 (originally $85) and the Protected Paradise compact is $55 (originally $90). Through 5/29. 584 Broadway, nr. Houston St., Ste. 1111; Th (noon–7), F (11–5).
• Enjoy discounts of up to 80 percent on dresses, platforms, and espadrilles by Charlotte Ronson. Through 5/29. 1071 Sixth Ave., at 41st St., Ste. 301; W–F (10–7).
• Find discounts on clothing from Julie Haus and handbags from Gustto at the joint sample sale, including one-of-a-kind merchandise and production pieces. Through 5/29. 39 W. 38th St., nr. Fifth Ave., sixth fl.; W–F (11–7).
• The spring collection by VPL by Victoria Bartlett is 50 to 75 percent off, including swimwear, beachwear, lingerie, and knits. Through 5/29. 39 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave., sixth fl. (646-912-6142); daily (11–6).
• Save up to 50 percent on merchandise from 3.1 phillip lim, McQ by Alexander McQueen, JBrand, LaRok, and more at Big Drop’s spring sale. Ongoing. Various locations and hours.
• Resort 2008 and select spring/summer 2009 items are 40 percent off at Zero + Maria Cornejo. The ruched Vicky Dress is $403 (originally $672), the ombré cotton Foil Dress is $538 (originally $896), and the Concave Lapel Coat is $652 (originally $1,086). Through 7/24. 33 Bleecker St., nr. Lafayette St. (212-925-3849); M–S (12–7), Su (12–6).