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Which beauty brands are cheaper in the states?

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bettybigballs Thu 06-Mar-14 11:38:25

Just prepping my shopping list. Does anyone know if Mac, benefit or Bobbi Brown are cheaper stateside?

Any other brands / products I should be adding to my list? Any hair products I can't live without?

bettybigballs Fri 07-Mar-14 09:11:35

Shameless bump smile

chipsandpeas Fri 07-Mar-14 10:24:27

Stuff on the mac website is cheaper but unsure once sales tax is added if it will be that much cheaper...I was looking at Mac and sephora as I have a friend going to the states and was going to get her to get me stuff but prob won't bother as I don't need anything desperately and not worth stocking up to save a few quid

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 11:38:50

Everything! Happy shoppingsmile

Deathwatchbeetle Fri 07-Mar-14 12:24:34

As chips says - watch out for sales tax.

Not everything cheaper. My friend went a few years ago and was shocked that Clarins was more expensive (she went for skin care).

Might be useful to price up what you want here then compare when you get there(with the additional tax). Have a nosey on make up alley for hair care reviews as there are probably loads of hair stuff we don't get here.

I am sure that the high street brands are mostly cheaper, plus there will be stuff we cannot get here except via mail.

Longleggedlovely Fri 07-Mar-14 17:55:23

Clinique is a bit cheaper, especially if you go to Macy's and you get the 10% off tourist voucher. Mac is slightly cheaper but I didn't find benefit cheaper at all. I found I was better buying in duty free and saving my dollars for clothes and handbags!

dottyaboutstripes Fri 07-Mar-14 18:36:08

I find it's not much cheaper.
Strangely, Rimmel was massively cheaper in Walgreens - isn't it a uk brand? I didn't understand why it cost about half what it does here

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