Makeup lovers share the lies they tell boyfriends when they ask how much they spent on products

Makeup lovers share the sneaky lies they tell their boyfriends when they ask how much they spend on beauty: ‘I pay cash so there is no trace’

  • A group of Australian women have shared the cheeky shopping lies they tell
  • Many of them confessed that their partner doesn’t know how much they spend
  • One woman said she was questioned if her Mecca purchases were $40: ‘yeah’
  • Plenty of ladies said they pay for their personal items in cash to avoid suspicion

A group of Australian women have confessed to telling white lies to their boyfriends when questioned about how much they spend on makeup.

One brave beauty buff shared a picture of her purchases from Mecca to Facebook which featured a Tatcha cleanser, lip mask, MAC eyebrow styler, eyeshadow and mascara.

‘Boyfriend looks through my new Mecca purchases then says “how much was all this – about $40?” Me: yeah,’ she wrote. In fact she had spent $260 on the six products.

What followed was a confessional from other ladies who explained how they got out of uncomfortable finance-related conversations with their partner.

One brave beauty buff shared a picture of her purchases from Mecca to Facebook which featured a Tatcha cleanser, lip mask, MAC eyebrow styler, eyeshadow and mascara

One brave beauty buff shared a picture of her purchases from Mecca to Facebook which featured a Tatcha cleanser, lip mask, MAC eyebrow styler, eyeshadow and mascara

‘I spend about $40 on my card and do the rest in cash, works a charm, it feels like I walked out with a handful of free things,’ one woman said.

‘I showed my boyfriend and asked him to guess how much and he said “probably 200”. I’m impressed but also concerned that he will likely guess the cost of my Mecca hauls with considerable accuracy,’ said another.

‘My husband goes “you spend like $200 a week in Mecca”. Oh honey it’s a lot more than that,’ a third added.

One woman revealed how she told her boyfriend she was a ‘level three’ customer at Mecca and he researched what that meant.

One woman revealed how she told her boyfriend she was a 'level three' customer at Mecca and he researched what that meant (stock image)

One woman revealed how she told her boyfriend she was a ‘level three’ customer at Mecca and he researched what that meant (stock image)

‘I showed him a gift I got and now he knows I spend more then I say I do because he looked it up,’ she said.

‘I told my husband that you get the box just for being a Mecca member and then quickly changed the subject,’ replied another.

Others kept their purchases a secret until it came time to share the products.

‘The only time I straight up told him the price of my Sunday Riley stuff was when we went on a trip and he asked to use it because he left his moisturiser at home. He did five pumps in one go and I screamed “that is expensive!”‘

Others kept their purchases a secret until it came time to share the products (stock image)

Others kept their purchases a secret until it came time to share the products (stock image)

Some used the excuse that they’d purchase the makeup out of the ‘bargain basket’ while others claimed their products were ‘just a free sample’.

‘It was on sale is my usual go to, or I just halve the price,’ said another woman.

‘I tell my husband that you can’t put a price on my face,’ joked another.

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