Ordering MAC Cosmetics from the USA

July 2nd, 2013

There is no secret about how great the products from MAC cosmetics are. From their highly pigmented shadows to the quality of their makeup brushes, I love all the products I have tried so far. One downside is the cost of MAC cosmetics here in Australia.When compared to the cost of the same products on the MAC Cosmetics USA site the price difference is amazing. Why does MAC Cosmetics charge so much for their products in Australia – some of their products cost almost 50% more here in Australia than in the USA.

Although MAC  USA does not ship to Australia or to most freight forwarders, you can purchase from MAC USA using Price USA. Apart from the saving in the item price, Price USA offers a very cost effective shipping option (economy shipping) ideal for cosmetics.

One of the few downsides of order directly from the MAC cosmetics USA website is that they never have sales or give free samples or gifts with purchase. Luckily MAC cosmetics are also sold at the major US department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom, so when these stores have a sale the discount normally applies to  MAC cosmetics as well.

To give you an idea of the savings possible I took a random order from one of my customers. I then costed if the same items had been purchased from MAC Australia. I have shown the comparison below.

Extra Dimension Blush
Price: US$25  – A$52

Studio Finish concealer
Price US$18 – A$29

Mineralize Rich Lipstick
Price: US$22 – A$46

Fluidline
Price: US$16 – A$32

187 Duo Fibre Brush
Price: US$42 – A$85

TOTAL WITH SHIPPING FROM PRICE USA
A$132 

TOTAL FROM MAC AUSTRALIA
A$244!

The savings from purchasing from MAC USA via Price USA was A$112!

13 responses

  1. Tracy comments:

    Ohhhhh soooo excited now!!!
    Get ready for another order request from me Carolina

  2. Jessi comments:

    Hi,

    Can I confirm that using this order as an example shipping only totalled $9?

  3. Carolina comments:

    What makes you think the shipping was $9?

  4. Sarah comments:

    How much would shipping be on this order through your website?

  5. Carolina comments:

    It really depends on how much you order and the value. Have a look at my post Shipping 101 to learn a bit more about shipping and how to keep the cost down.

  6. Lorette Juers comments:

    Would you be able to shipping it to Australia?

  7. Carolina comments:

    Of course Lorette – this is the whole reason for my service to allow this 🙂

  8. brendan comments:

    Hi Carolina I need a Mac lip pencil can you get hold of whirl and soar?

  9. Carolina comments:

    If you can find it for sale online in the USA then you can order it via my service.

  10. Kerry Pedersen comments:

    Can you please tell me if I can purchase all mac cosmetics from USA and is it a lot cheaper than Australia.

  11. Carolina comments:

    Yes you can purchase all cosmetics and you will need to check if it is cheaper or not – this will change all the time depending on the specials.

  12. zeridah comments:

    Hi Do u ship to East Africa.(Uganda in particular)??.

  13. Carolina comments:

    No

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