I was reading this article over on Viva Woman about the shocking prices of Benefit Cosmetics that launched recently in Singapore. I found myself nodding sadly in agreement at the shocking prices at our counters.
Unfortunately, I must add that Benefit sold here in Kuala Lumpur (Parkson Grand KLCC, Metrojaya Midvalley Megamall) too carries an inflated price tag. The face blush/powders e.g. Dandelion and Georgia costs RM129 (US$37.92) at our counters but only US$26 in the USA and online. The silky finish lipsticks my friend raves over costs RM68 (US$19.55) here and US$16 online.
Is it any wonder we have to turn to online shopping? Benefit now offers free international shipping with purchases US$85 and above. So, grab a few friends and combine your orders to save on shipping and on the price per item. With the big differences in prices online and in store, the wait will be worth it, eh? 🙂
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I suppose many women are slaves to beauty…..
So much money spent on make-ups….
PB says: better than drugs I say LOL….
For me, the benefit counters in malaysia are only for me to test if the colours work on me. then, i’d resort to online purchasing. I’m already on my 2nd box of dandelion and they’re all bought from US. i refuse to plonk my cash down for something that’s so much cheaper online.
Besides, I don’t really like the sales staff at the benefit counters. they don’t seem to portray the fun,quirky image of benefit well 😛 yah, yah, yah, i quite the anal 😀
PB says: Its our money and we’ll say how we want to spend it hehe… that’s a good ploy you have. I’ve done the same and yes I too am not enamoured with the Benefit girls. Thanks for coming by
Singapore punya more expensive than us here man. But then again…most of their cosmetics are comparably more expensive.
PB says: I’ve only just noticed that. Yay for online shopping!
hi..i’m wondering how long i have to wait for the online shipping, if i e-shopping for benefit cosmetic(from US)?
have anyone tried order before?