Shopping for makeup can be quite overwhelming sometimes because of the large number of choices available these days. From the different types of products for different parts of your body to the different brands, it can really be very confusing. There is some added complication when that shopping is done online. How do you know if the products are authentic? How do you know which items are the best for your face and skin? Worry not, however! Keep note of these simple tips to make your online makeup shopping experience a whole lot easier.

Turn to a friend

You’re sure to have a friends who their way around makeup and if you are ever going to buy makeup online they are the people whom you should turn to. If you’ve got your eye on a certain product, ask them if they’ve used it before. Ask them about the pros and cons of the product. Similarly, you can use the web as a friend. If you have a specific item in mind, google it. Also be careful when purchasing cosmetics online, they may not always be what they’re advertised to be. Ask around and see if someone else has purchased and received goods from the same seller before.

Buying organic

If you’re interested in buying natural beauty products you will be able to find a large selection online. These items are cruelty free, organic, healthy and better for you as a whole than nonorganic products. Make sure to conduct sufficient research before getting these cosmetics from online sellers however.


Online makeup stores often have sales and offers which give you massive discounts or free products or deals such as two for one and so on. Make use of those deals as they are good value for money.


If there is a product you like the colour or shade of and it is expensive, you can search online and watch tutorials to find duplicates of that item. They will be less expensive and often won’t be much different to the product itself. There are also options of different cosmetic items that are of different brands but are more affordable.

Shipping costs

Some online stores offer free shipping while others grossly overcharge for shipping. Be wise when buying products and having them delivered. Perhaps you can have them shipped to a friend’s place if the charge to that place is less than it is to yours, then pick it up later.

Online shopping is definitely less hassle than going out and shopping, but there are drawbacks as well. Just be cautious and have fun. Don’t be afraid to try new items.