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The Best Beauty Websites for Online Shopping

March 5, 2018

Hi guys,

I did a poll on my Instagram stories today to find out how many of you buy your make up online. I had a good idea that the majority still bought it in shops, and I was right. There is something nice about going in and trying products – and trust me, I do that too. But when you’re running out of your favourite foundation that you wear every day – it would be handy to have it ordered and on the way wouldn’t it? Especially if you can get a discount and free shipping 😉

I’ve been working on this post over the past few days, gathering as much info as possible to make buying beauty products online that little bit easier.

I’ve narrowed it down to the top five beauty websites online at the moment (in my opinion and with the help of my followers). I’ve named some of the brands they have, how much shipping costs, how long it takes and some of my top picks from the websites.

Hopefully you find it helpful,

Louise xx

1.Beauty Bay
The Most Popular Online Beauty Shop with My Followers
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Includes makeup, skincare, electricals, hair care, nails and makeup brushes. Has cult brands but often doesn’t have the latest products from the cult brands ranges. For example, Anastasia BH’s new highlighter. This was by far the most popular website among my followers. Lots of you recommended this one and gave great reviews (mainly due to the great shipping options & wide range of brands).

Brands include:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Blank Canvas
  • Morphe
  • Ardell
  • Babyliss
  • Cover FX
  • Dose of Colors
  • Illamasqua
  • Milani
  • LA Girl
  • Stila
  • Zoeva

Shipping:

  • International Tracked: €3.30 or free for order over €23. (2-3 working days)
  • International Express: €5.50 or free for orders over €84. (order before 2pm for next day delivery)

My top picks:

 

2. Cult Beauty
Highly Recommended
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This was another website that was mentioned a lot. One follower said it is the best website for “skincare and makeup that is in places like Sephora and Space NK, i.e. not the mainstream brands”.

Brands:

  • Huda Beauty
  • Anatasia Beverly Hills
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • BECCA
  • By Terry
  • Farsali
  • Iconic London
  • OUAI Haircare
  • Apothecary
  • Too Faced
  • NYX Professional Makeup
  • Nuxe
  • The Ordinary

Shipping:

Standard tracked: €4.95 (2-8 business days)
Priority Tracked: €15.00 (2-3 days)
Free shipping on all order over €40

My top picks:

 

3. Look Fantastic
Highly Recommended
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Lots of great recommendations for this website. They often offer discounts and free gifts – they have one on their site at the moment!

Brands:

  • Dermalogica
  • Urban Decay
  • Kerastase
  • MAC
  • NARS
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Illamasque
  • Clinique
  • GHD
  • Bourjois

Shipping:

  • All standard shipping (regardless of price spent) is free. 5-10 days
  • Tracked shipping is €3.40. Tracked is free when you spend over €85. 2-3 days

My top picks:

 

4. Feel Unique
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A good few good reviews for this website. They give a good incentive to shop with 2 complimentary samples when you spend over €35.

Brands:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Armani
  • bareMinerals
  • Bourjois
  • Clarins
  • Clinique
  • NARS
  • Glam Glow
  • Lancome
  • L’Oreal
  • Olaplex
  • Rimmel
  • Stila

Shipping:

  • Free delivery when you spend over €40 (3-10 days)

My top picks:

 

5. Cloud 10 Beauty
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They stock lots of amazing Irish brands and often do discount codes and sales – keep an eye out!

Brands:

  • Benefit
  • Bourjois
  • Cleanse Off Mitt by the Skin Nerd
  • Sculpted by Aimee Connolly
  • SOSU
  • Stila
  • Morphe
  • Pestle & Mortar (I LOVE!!)
  • Waxsperts

Shipping:

Free Worldwide Delivery on All orders over €40 (2-5 days)

Other Online Beauty Shops:

Tam Beauty

Boots

Brown Thomas (they have loyalty cards)

Debenhams (they have loyalty cards)

House of Fraser (Great prices for MAC Cosmetics as you pay the sterling rate and can get it shipped to the store or pay delivery €4.50 if you spend under €50 and delivery is free if you spend over €50)

ASOS (for NARS & Rimmel)

Other Tips:

Findation is great for checking your shade in a new brand.

*This post contains some affiliate links meaning I can make a small % commission if sales are made as a result of clicks through this post. It does not affect the price of the item for you.

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Uma May 7, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for making the article as it is really helpful to get have a look at some of the best beauty products. I have been looking for the best and great to go through them here. I think this may not possible to get in India but still, i will lookout for them to get online and will order soon

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