For many of us buying the ‘big brand name’ cosmetics is more of a luxury purchase due to the costs involved, so when we travel to foreign countries we often look for great deals on such items. When we think we are getting great deals overseas, we often forget that we have to factor in tax and duty charges though. However, it is possible to buy “duty free” cosmetics! Where? You will notice dutyfree stores located in airports and CBD’s at which anyone who has a current airline boarding pass and proof of ID can purchase from.
Duty free cosmetics, skincare, and makeup items can also be found online as well as in the country you travel to, and knowing where to shop is all about learning what resources are available. There are certain limit allowances that duty free stores carry, so make sure that you are aware of this, as when you are shopping you will have to pay attention to how much you can buy at a time, in order to avoid further costs when you get back home.
When you are looking at purchasing duty free cosmetics it’s a really good idea to make a list of the items which you really need vs those which you would like. Some items are not always cheaper buying dutyfree compared with retail stores, so you should do some comparison shopping online to ensure that you spend your money on those items which are either rarely found in retail stores or really are at a bargain price. Once you know which items you are going to save on you can begin to make your list of ‘want’s’ and this is where most travellers often splash out and treat themselves to the latest brand name cosmetics.
Whether you are shopping online or in a foreign country, you can find all of your needs for duty free cosmetics if you are willing to take the time to look.