NARS is one of my favourite makeup brands, but buying here in Australia is very painful as the prices are ridiculous. A single eye shadow will set you back just $23 in the US, but here in rip-off land, you'll be forking over $45. Why? WHY?! It's so unfair!
It makes sense to source NARS from a cheaper source, such as ebay. However, I don't want to risk paying money for a fake or never receiving my product, so I've found a great US website to buy from that offers international shipping at just a flat rate fee of $9.95.
Kiss and Makeup offer a good range of high end products and cheap international shipping. Delivery takes no more than 2 weeks (in my experience) and any queries are promptly answered. I found out about this website from a beauty blogger on twitter, and have since made two orders.
All the products that I have ordered so far have been by NARS. There are other brands to chose from but I'm pretty loyal to my brand and haven't bothered to check out anything else. Here's what I ordered the first time around: NARS Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner - Abbey Road (blue), Via Appia (brown), Rue Bonaparte (flesh). This was my "test" order - I made sure to pay extra for insurance, just in case!
|First order - eyeliners (made last year!)|
And here is my second order that I recently placed. I really like the Larger Than Life Long Wear eyeliners, so ordered more: Rue de Rivoli (green), Bourbon Street (purple), Via Veneto (black), Rue Saint-Honore (navy). I also ordered a foundation pump for my Sheer Glow foundation, as well as a single eyeshadow: Ashes to Ashes.
|Second order - eyeliners|
|Second order - foundation pump & single eye shadow|
If I were to purchase one of the eyeliners here in Australia, it would set me back $45, but I paid just $23 per eyeliner. I also only paid $23 for the eye shadow (versus the $45 I would have had to fork out here) and a mere $6 for the foundation pump. I saved myself a huge amount of money!
Overall, I am very pleased with my purchases, as well as the excellent service from Kiss and Makeup. If you're thinking of buying NARS (or other brands such as Laura Mercier, Smashbox etc) but don't want to be ripped off, why not check out their website: www.kissandmakeupny.com. I give them a 10/10 for products and service!