I always get asked where I buy my makeup. I will tell you. It depends on what I am getting, of course.
We just got a Sephora nearby, and I am in love. They sell brands like Urban Decay, Kat Von D, BareMinerals, Dior, Nars, Tarte, Buxom an Make Up For Ever. I looked up 3 different make up products on Amazon and the prices were higher than at Sephora! Whaaat? So, there you go. Buy from Sephora instead. That’s right. I was surprised, too.
Beauty.com Is also a great place to buy make up online. There are a few things you need to know about it though. It is a less expensive route when it comes to ordering make-up. The shipping is sloooow. So, if you have an event, or desperately need a product, I would look elsewhere. Other than that, it is a good option for lower prices than you will find at other department stores, such as Nordstrom, Macy’s and even Sephora.
Ebay or Amazon. Of course, you can find every product you are looking for by going to eBay or Amazon. This is a great place to buy makeup, but it comes with risks. One risk is not getting an authentic product. Read the feedback on eBay and only order from reputable companies. Knock-off makeup is a huge industry, and you don’t want to get duped. Also, don’t trust that the prices you get are lower than everywhere else just because it is eBay or Amazon. I have been shocked to find things in both places that are WELL ABOVE retail prices at store fronts. Those stinkers. They built a “relationship of trust” and are now taking advantage of their low-cost reputation.
Walgreens- If you are looking for drugstore makeup, this is a good place. They have a wide selection, a good return policy and there is one local to most areas of the U.S. Good option for less expensive makeup.
Nordstom- It just had to be said. I love this place. I love their return policy and their customer service. Not to mention, that they carry my favorite brands of makeup. You can decide if it is worth it to shop here. You will pay more in most cases. However, you can return anything. For me, to see what I am getting, and that it is exactly what I want, is a comforting thing. And if you need to take it back for any reason, it beats the heck out of sending it back via snail mail and having to wait for your next package. I just read my last sentence and now I am realizing I am impatient:)