Top 8 Best Cosmetic Online Shops – So many beauty e-tailers have sprung up in the past 10 years that it’s hard to know where to start if you’re looking to buy cosmetics online. We’ve scoured the web to find the best sites to buy beauty products. You’ll find organic beauty at LoveLula, niche natural skincare at Being Content and make-up artist must-haves at Cult Beauty.
Top 8 Best Online Shop For Cosmetics
1. Cult Beauty
‘Top Rated’, ‘Exclusives and ‘New In’ are just some of the ways you can filter the cherry-picked beauty products from more than 130 brands on Cult Beauty. “Our mission is to demystify the beauty industry, combining consumer trials with the vast knowledge of our expert panel to filter out the blaggers and braggers from the gems that do what they say on the tin. The result is a beauty hall of fame – you can shop in the knowledge that anything you buy will be outstanding.” Big claims, but they are well and truly substantiated with some real beauty corkers up for grabs.
2. Beauty Bay
More than a retailer, Beauty Bay is packed with make-up tutorials, colour trend reports, get the make-up look tips with product recommendations, and tried and tested reviews. With over 10,000 products available from the very best UK and International brands – think Jeffrey Star, Sigma and Anastasia Beverly Hills – you’ll be hard pressed to leave this site empty handed. They also have a blog which is fab for keeping up with all the latest beauty news.
3. Space NK
SpaceNK’s Nicky Kinnaird started it all in 1993 with a little shop in Covent Garden where she introduced us to the world of niche high performance beauty brands like Laura Mercier, Chantecaille, Eve Lom, Nars and Shu Uemura. Now, with a wealth of brands online, this is a one-stop-shop for serious luxury and glamour and an edited selection of the world’s best beauty products. Nicky still travels the globe searching out great products, “I look for the unusual, exciting and special wherever I am,” she says. The site also has a live chat feature which means you can speak to a Space NK assistant at any time.
4. Look Fantastic
Europe’s number one retailer for beauty, Look Fantastic has over 14,000 products from more than 350 brands available on its site across hair, make-up, fragrance and men; there really is something for everyone here. The site is super-easy to navigate and even allows you to search by brand. We also love the fact that they have introduced the Beauty Box; a monthly subscription which means you can take home premium beauty treats worth over £60 for just £15 a month plus a copy of the latest Elle UK.
You get magazine and movie subscriptions so why not add beauty to the list? This is a service that sends subscribers a beautifully wrapped box of beauty treats direct to their doorstep every month. It costs just £10 a month and features products from premium beauty brands including Nails Inc, Nuxe and Benefit. Plus you can supplement your box by buying your favourites from the online shop.
6. All Beauty
Launched in 2004, All Beauty is the go-to site for discounted beauty products. Ideal for savvy shoppers, the site sells all the best big beauty brands at the lowest possible with everything from fragrance and skincare to haircare up for grabs. They also offer a price match service against retailers like Boots, Debenhams, Harrods and Superdrug.
A high-street favourite, Debenhams has become a leading international, multi-channel brand. Far beyond your standard department store, Debenhams have come to represent some of the most sought-after beauty brands including Kat Von D, Too Faced and Urban Decay. They also have a Beauty Club reward scheme that allows you to collect and spend points across over 200 beauty and fragrance brands.
8. Charlotte Tilbury
After more than 20 years working as a makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury has put every tip and trick she’s learned along the way into her makeup and skincare line, which debuted in the UK in 2013. Available on her eponymous website, Tilbury offers everything from foundation and mascara to moisturisers and ready-made gifts for the beauty obsessive in your life. The website also has a handy “How-to” section where you can follow makeup tutorials for a number of different looks.