Tips for buying cosmetics online

Personally, I tend to buy makeup online, simply because there’s no way I’m walking into a drug store and buying something. I think I’d die of embarrassment. However… you might be considering it because it’s cheaper, or easier, or maybe something similair to what I said!

Either way, buying cosmetics online is great, but there are a couple of things you need to know:

Be careful of fakes!

Remember that if a deal seems to good to be true, it (sadly) probably is…

f you’re buying off amazon or ebay, check the product has at least 3 or 4 positive reviews. I’m really picky about what I buy, and I find that reviews help SO much. Alternatively, you can buy off a trusted website such as boots or superdrug, although prices may be higher and the selection of products will not be as varied.

Pictures can be misleading.

If you’re buying something like foundation that really depends on the colour/tone, I advise that you try and discreetly check it out in a shop first. If there’s only 2 or 3 shades you might get away with it, but spending money on a product of the wrong shade is really annoying.

Do a bit of research.

Being the slightly obsessive person that I am, I meticulously read the reviews before typing the product into Google and seeing what comes up. I’m not suggesting that you have to do this, but it might help to see some other images!

I hope your buying online is successful – and remember to like, comment, follow or sign the guestboom (new!)

Apple xx

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