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Old 01.12.2009, 10:05
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[Basel] Where to buy makeup?

Does anyone have advice on where to buy makeup besides Migros? They don't have a very wide selection. I am not looking for super high end makeup that is 50+CHF for a face powder but just the normal cover girl, revlon type brands.
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Old 01.12.2009, 10:09
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Does anyone have advice on where to buy makeup besides Migros? They don't have a very wide selection. I am not looking for super high end makeup that is 50+CHF for a face powder but just the normal cover girl, revlon type brands.
You might not typically gt the same brands as from home but migros and coop for cheaper brands would be an obvious thought? Manor, Jelmoli for higher end brands
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Re: Where to buy makeup?

The Manor in Basel has a lot of mid-range makeup like Nivea, L'Oréal and Maybeline. Also, Douglas (Freiestrasse) has an excellent selection of makeup for most price ranges, with my personal favourite: a MAC counter!
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Re: Where to buy makeup?

A lot of stuff in Müller also. Müller is both in Klein Basel (under Aldi) and close where I live to.
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A lot of stuff in Müller also. Müller is both in Klein Basel (under Aldi) and close where I live to.
They also do really great after-Christmas sales! Last year I got a perfume set (Armani She) for about 30 chuffs!
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Re: Where to buy makeup?

I buy most of my cosmetics from www.strawberrynet.com. The prices are very good and they have a lot of special discounts all the time. Plus that shipping is free, you get extra 5% discount if you order 3 or more items and extra 10% after a certain number of orders. Usually you can get Chanel for the same price as you would pay for Maybelline here

The only thing is that you cannot try before, but if you already know what you want, it's an excellent place.

Oh, and yes Swiss customs will want their share, but if you send the documents back to Strawberry, they usually compensate the customs fees as well.
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Re: [Basel] Where to buy makeup?

City Coop, and Müller are the two places I've been... both have pretty decent selection from what I recall.

I'm having a hard time finding base for my complexion though, some are too drying and the color isn't quite right, they're too "yellow" instead of pink undertones.

Ah well, I've switched to simply using moisturizer these days anyhow, maybe I'll get a tinted one as it comes closer to summer time.
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Re: [Basel] Where to buy makeup?

Any of the bigger Coop's will have a pretty good selection of mid-range makeup..or even Phauen. Either are great because you can use your Coop card..and you'll get loads of points on makeup which is always nice because you can use the points for even more makeup
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Re: [Basel] Where to buy makeup?

Barryinc ( an EF member) has a saloon and he sells super great make up products from the US. THey are not expensive when you compare them to the products you find here and they are great quality. Maybe contact him?

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Re: [Basel] Where to buy makeup?

Hi I am a Make-up Artist from Australia, I was concerned about where i was going to purchase replacement make-up for my kit. I find that is is very expensive for me here. I used to purchase some of the products I need wholesale.
Ebay here has a fantastic range. I have found everything I need much cheaper than retail. If you are not familiar with the products,colors ect. You could be a bit cheeky like me, and go into the Department Stores where they stock them, and ask the Consultants to try and products on you to see ( If you get an Allergic Reaction to it later!) You don't have to tell them that your more Allergic to the Price!!!. Make sure you get them to write down what you tried. It's a fuuny thing when I worked on the Cosmetic Counters in Australia I used to get annoyed when people used to ask me to do this for them. Amazing how the tides turn.

Then when you know what is the best Product for you, then order it on Ebay or Strawberry Net (that's good too)
Good luck and have fun
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Re: [Basel] Where to buy makeup?

If you are looking for some other brands, HQHair is pretty decent. They have pretty fast shipping. Just watch it, or the customs charges can get steep. Strawberry.net is okay. Love Make Up is also pretty decent selection and a good shipping policy. Finally, Guru Make Up Emporium is also pretty brilliant.

I'm not affiliated with anybody. I just like my make up.

P.S. I don't really like ordering make up on EBay because there are a lot of fakes and I just don't have the quality assurance that I do with a lot of other stores. There are honest sellers on EBay, but I'm a lot more wary of them.
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Re: [Basel] Where to buy makeup?

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Does anyone have advice on where to buy makeup besides Migros? They don't have a very wide selection. I am not looking for super high end makeup that is 50+CHF for a face powder but just the normal cover girl, revlon type brands.

Douglass sells lots of different brands of makeup. You can also order online at skinmedix.com. They ship to Switzerland.
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