Sunday, June 12, 2011

Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat - Euro is prime for rip off

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I bought quite a few Laura Mercier items.  I have seen a few YouTube videos where people have talked about the Eye Basics in Wheat.  Eye Basics are eye primers that you can get in a number of colours.

When I was getting my makeup done the girl used "Wheat" and I was delighted because that is the one that I had heard about.  As you can see on my skin it basically looks like a concealer.

Blended out there is a slight sheen, I have been wearing this every day since I bought it.  I have been enjoying using it and it does exactly what it is supposed to.  The other day I checked my receipt and saw that the price of this was €30.00. THIRTY FREAKING EURO FOR AN EYE PRIMER.  I couldn't believe it.  Why did I pay that much for a primer, I mean its a nice primer but THIRTY EURO.  Laura Mercier should wear a balaclava and a shotgun - daylight robbery-.  I decided to have a little look on the Laura Mercier website to see if she did indeed wear a balaclava (she doesn't) and noticed that the Eye Basics are $24.00 hmmmm so that would convert to about €17.00 even with our outrageous sales tax it should probably at most be about €20.00, so why are we being charged €30.00??  I do want to support Irish Shops but when the prices are this high I just can not.  I understand that this is probably a Euro wide price but it drives me BONKERS that we are getting ripped off all the time.  Laura Mercier I bid you adieu. 

Do any companies drive you mad with their pricing, Is Euro the worst zone to be in price wise... Lets talk this out..
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  1. Oh my! That is painfully expensive! It's sad to see that we are bloody charged that much compared to the US.

    PS. - Love the large photos you are using now, and also the clarity :D. xx

  2. totally agree with you, it freaks me out when stores have dual pricing and the euro price is nowhere near the actual conversion, such a rip off, i would not buy something that isn't fairly priced

  3. i know its hard cause I want to support Irish shops but not with this price hike, i will ask about it when I am in town on thursday

  4. I agree completely - Laura Mercier is too overpriced here in Ireland. I stockpile whenever I get the chance in the States. But in the meantime, I have used House of Fraser and their website. You can buy LM there and get it delivered to Dundrum at no charge. Wheat came up at £20.50 there. Even better, some times they give a 10% discount.

  5. GIGI You are genius, i never thought of that, i have been thinking of using ASOS for NARS...

  6. Thats cracked like!! I think Benefit is the same. €30 whatever for a blusher. Even though some are gorg I don't think i'd repurchase! :(

  7. I really want to support Irish shops but they are killing us really, especially when benifit beauty boxes are £22 in the UK and €32 here....

  8. It makes me sad that we get ripped off all the time! I do so want to support Irish stores too.
    Just a note on the primer - nice review. I've read a lot of MUA will use concealer as an eye shadow primer - funny how you thought this one looked like a concealer?


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