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Sometimes you paid more for the good packaging that w the product to be kept at its best condition. And I think that is well-spent.

I just had this question myself. It actually depends. Normally I’d go for pretty packaging because I’m just a sucker for anything nice but it’s actually a bit more than that. Mac is releasing Making Pretty here (I know, we are incredibly behind, it’s ridic!) and everyone is going nuts over the packaging. It comes with a higher price and in all honesty, in that case I’d say no. I am not going to pay more for a mac lipstick in a pretty tube. I guess it depends on the brand tho, if you ask me the same question with Guerlain I’m probably already drooling! :p

In regards to drugstore vs. high-end makeup. I hate to admit it but, yes, I am willing to pay more for packaging. This does not apply to every product that I buy. I enjoy getting some of my eye palettes in glass opposed to plastic and my lipsticks in shiny metal opposed to plastic. It looks good.

Not really! Like you, I sometimes fork out the cash because I want the product inside, though. (Guerlain Pressed Meteorite, anyone?)

I have considered paying the premium for Zoya “Remove +” for the pump bottle. I could reuse the bottle.

I would like to say that I don’t care about packaging, but I do. Luxe packaging makes a product feel special and more valuable. Cool packaging makes me feel cool to own it. I’m sure that has influenced my decisions, even if it isn’t a conscious process.

As a Graphic Designer, packaging really excites me! I appreciate the work put into a good design and I am totally willing to pay more for it.

Ha Ha. Packaging. Design. Boxes. The informational slips inside the box. I want it all. These days I dont even throw the boxes away. So retentive. Made in France and Made in Japan have the best packaging. Cle de Peau has a plastic wrap container. Guerlain….the packaging is so so meticulous and so is Suquu….and what I can I say about MAC…the ultimate packaging design… I buy for the packaging and the brand.

Yes definitely if a small amount is devoted to environmental issues ( green packagings, environmental causes, animal testing etc… ).
Otherwise clearly no !

I hate huge chanky packaging – yes i am talking to you DIOR and BURBERRY !!!!
I always prefer slimmer compact packaging that i can carry around in my bag like CHANEL blushes, GUERLAIN Meteorites Compact Powder, MAC etc.

Only if there’s no other option. I might buy a more expensive version if the packaging is more sturdy if I plan on traveling with it, but for the most part I feel like it’s what’s inside the packaging that counts, and not the design of the packaging.

Not at all. I have a strict “only buy the product for it’s quality and usage” policy! Paying for packaging seems like a waste to me.

If it’s more functional, yes.
If it’s better quality, maybe.
If it’s pretty… I hate to admit it, but yes, I have. Not very often though and I try not to! 😉

Agreed – I’ll pay more for awesome, special products that happen to come in fancier packaging, but I don’t set out to pay for the packaging itself.

Probably not. If I was obsessed with a character like Hello Kitty, for example, then I can see why someone would pay extra for a Hello Kitty themed collection. But I haven’t yet haha.

I was just pondering this very question last night! ESP when Loreal now produces their own line of items that are dupes of their high end brands like YSL, Etc. I don’t know if more luxe packaging creates an illusion but somehow I just find the dupes are not of the same quality. Obviously all else equal, I’d go for the cheaper product!

I could care less for outer packaging because I never keep it. Usually not for product packaging but I have been tempted (usually more for LE perfume bottles).

I don’t remember if UD charged more after changing the Primer Potion from the genie bottle, but if they did, I think that was a logical and justified price increase. It’s so much easier to use now!

I’d like to think I don’t, but if you were to look at my collection, it’s apparent I do like premium brands and their packaging.

No. Terrible packaging (in terms of function) might deter me from re-purchasing a product I’m indecisive about, but more glamorous packaging won’t entice me to purchase a product. I actually prefer minimalist, clean, and functional packaging.

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