Insanely Expensive Prices in NZ & Australia!
Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:18 PM
Anyways, my question is would you guys continue to shop for makeup as often as you do if you had to pay our prices? And would you pay $61 US for a Nars Blush (is it worth it, pretty much)? I hear a lot of people say they last a long time so they're worth the investment but those people are paying $26 US, not $61 USD, so do you think it's still worth the investment? That's an absolutely craaaazy price to pay for a blush but I want to try one out so badly "/ haha
Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:50 PM
Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:26 AM
With the higher cost of products in Australia i think i would do more back ground research and testing of products before i purchased, which would mean a lot less of spending money on products that i end up not really loving
Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:55 AM
Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:40 AM
Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:36 AM
But in the UK, coming up in January they will have to pay 20% in taxes so it could be worse haha.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:09 PM
Knowing what I know today I would have probably ordered online.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:15 PM
Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:46 PM
i buy most of my stuff online after my first purchase from the actual brand, that way i find out what shade of foundation and concealer i am
check it out if you have time and follow if you're interested
Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:33 PM
that is INSANE! i had no idea how expensive it is in AU and NZ. honestly, i love make up and i love buying HE stuff but i would NOT shell out $60+ for a a blush. i have such an intense love/hate relationship with sephora because i love buying things there, but i always doubt myself and almost faint at the register. i know i can "afford" it since i work and whatever, but i still get that "ugh i could just buy a lipstick at the drugstore" or "ugh i already have 6 blushes, do i really need it?".. you know? i know some folks here probably would still cash out that much, and maybe i would too at one point, but definitely NOT as often as i do at the moment (i usually treat myself to about 30-100 worth of new goodies per month).
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:15 PM
I`m from Europe, Croatia, and prices are also insane here:((. They are, starting from March, even higher because our VAT went up from 23 to 25%!
For instance, Benefit Box O Powders are around 48 USD :/. Everything is so expensive, only Illamasqua has the same prices as in UK. I`m also buying stuff online, mostly from US and from UK sites like Cheapsmells, feelunique, HQ Hair and fragrancedirect. We don`t have MAC here but buying it in any EU country (except UK) is insane because it is much cheaper in US. I order MAC via Rock the Catwalk or via my friend whose aunt lives in US. Also one of my friends lives in Canada, but she doesn`t send packages, I have to wait for her to visit Croatia.
Inglot is also expensive, I heard that in Poland is cheaper. Poland, Romania and Bulgaria are cheaper countries than Croatia, I found that Romanian`s Sephora is about 5 or 6 USD cheaper than our.
As concerns e.l.f., we can order only from UK and not US site, where prices are better! That is so frustrating (.
strawberry.net also doesn`t allow us to pay in USD, only in EUR, but in EUR prices are much higher!
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:22 PM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:40 AM
WHAT!! i just went to order a 3 dollar elf product and the shipping was 12 dollars.....not worth it. I WISH I LIVED IN AMERICA! you guys dont know how lucky you have it! i have to put aside 20 dollars a month to buy new makeup.... (i do makeup for friends for a small fee) it is ridiculous!
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