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
Price: US$16 – A$32
187 Duo Fibre Brush
Price: US$42 – A$85
TOTAL WITH SHIPPING FROM PRICE USA
TOTAL FROM MAC AUSTRALIA
The savings from purchasing from MAC USA via Price USA was A$112!