Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just FYI...

Further to this post from yesterday, I was in Priceline this morning and did some more price comparisons of the items I bought from the US.

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad  $4.59-$6.50
In Australia  $22.95

Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad  $6.99
In Australia  $25.95

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick  $8.99
In Australia  $23.95

Maybelline EyeStudio Eyeshadow Quad  $9.99
In Australia  $16.95

So you see why I am constantly harping on about this subject? It just galls me so much. Isn't it weird that there's not such a big difference in the Maybelline Quad though? From the prices I've seen on various websites that seems to be in the upper pricing of drugstore cosmetics in the US, but it's in the lower end here. Weird.

And just so this post isn't completely pointless, here's a funny picture.


  1. hrmmm. Wonders if the Hop and Shop business will let me circumvent the INSANE postage charges from Gap/Old Navy???

  2. Check it out - you might find you're better off shopping through them.

  3. I don't want to carry on about it, but....it bugs me so much the way we get ripped off here! I just don't understand why our prices are more than double that of the US, even for Australian brands! I find it crazy that I can buy Australian brands like Bloom, Becca and Belli so much cheaper overseas.

  4. It's okay, we can carry on together, because I TOTALLY agree. It makes me ragey!

  5. hahaha love that picture! so funny! ouch for the puppy though!

  6. I reckon we're all too used to hearing the American bloggers talk about their bargain cosmetics that no one else can get their hands on for the same price. Lucky sods!

    Cool video - my cat and dog are the same only much bigger and obviously far more cute (in my opinion) :)

  7. Sarah, that picture never fails to make me laugh. :-)

    AMU, I know what you mean. When I am watching youtube haul videos and someone starts going, "Now this foundation is pretty expensive - it cost me $25...", I just start yelling at the screen. Lol, they don't know how good they have it!

  8. Okay, we'll both rant together :)

    AMU, it's crazy isn't it? When I hear people calling $25 expensive I think "if only they knew!"