The Best Places to Buy Beauty Products


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What can I say, I love to shop! Being a student and an all round makeup hoarder, I like to search out the best deals on beauty products to make the spending that little less painful. I have quite a few go-to stores/websites for buying new beauty products that I thought I would share with you with an emphasis on some of the great deals that you can pick up on too! Obviously all of my picks are UK based although many of these options do ship internationally.

Feel Unique

Probably one of the best online beauty retailers around.

+ Feel Unique have an incredible range of products and brands and pretty much stock all of the big mainstream globally recognised beauty brands.

+ In the UK, Free shipping when you spend over £15!

+ Ships internationally to many worldwide locations.

+ Regular discounts and sales – I picked up so many great deals through Feel Unique!

+ Occurring Student Discount via Unidays which is usually 10% off however can rise up to 20% occasionally.

Boots

Of course I couldn’t go without mentioning the home of the drugstore in the UK.

+ Houses all of the main drugstore brands in the UK and many exclusive brands such as Soap & Glory, No7 etc.

+ Both online/physical stores.

+ Free Click and Collect in stores.

+ Also has great range of luxury brands too.

+ Advantage card loyalty scheme (more details here) – the chance to be rewarded.

+ Regular great offers – such as 3 for 2! (Classic!)

Space NK

The home of unique luxury beauty brands.

+ Has many exclusive brands that are hard to source elsewhere

+ Online and physical stores

+ Free Click and Collect in stores

+ Great N.dulge reward scheme (mentioned here again)

+ Occasional offers/sales great for when getting spendy!

+ Free samples online and in store

+ Really helpful in-store staff

+ International delivery

ASOS

The popular fashion retailer often overlooked for beauty!

+ Small but good range of beauty brands including Nars, Benefit, Rimmel etc.

+ Free delivery over £20 in the UK.

+ Worldwide shipping.

+ Student discount

+ Regular discounts e.g. 20% off

Cult Beauty

A online retailer I have only used once but I really recommend!

+ Many exclusive hard to find brands, many similar brands to Space NK.

+ Free worldwide shipping over £50.

+ Really quick efficient shipping.

+ Free samples.

+ Occasional discounts/sales.

Fragrance Direct 

An underrated discount beauty retailer for both fragrance and makeup.

+ Sells great range of brands from drugstore to high end.

+ Sells many discontinued/hard to find products.

+ Great lower discounted prices on many popular brands.

+ Cheap delivery/also free over certain amount.

+ International shipping.

House of Fraser

The department store overflowing with all the best luxury beauty brands.

+ Stocks many popular mid-range to high-end brands from Mac, Urban Decay, Chanel, Tom Ford etc.

+ In store/Online.

+ Free delivery over £50.

 + Free Click and Collect in stores.

+ 10% student discount

+ Beauty Reward card – offering £5 reward for every 500 points

+ International shipping.

+ Occasional offers/sales.

Look Fantastic

An online retailer always bursting with discounts. 

+ Great range of brands from Benefit to Illamasqua.

+ Free worldwide shipping to many locations!

+ Regular discount codes e.g. 20% off.

+ 10% Student discount.

Escentual 

One of my favourites for a bargain, totally underrated!

+ Good range of luxury brands.

+ Cheap UK delivery or free over £30.

+ Worldwide shipping.

+ Regular discounts e.g 20/25% off.

+ Regular offers e.g. 1/3rd off.

+ Low Special prices across many top brands!

+ Pretty pennies reward scheme – earn on each purchase and money off on the next.

+ Free gift wrapping for present buying.

Where do you like to shop for beauty products?

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20 thoughts on “The Best Places to Buy Beauty Products

  1. I really enjoyed this post Lauren! I’m going back to Uni in September so was very useful. I think it’s going to be hard to reign my spending in, I’m currently trying to save up lots of Boots points so I can spend them once I start Uni hah.
    Lucie xo | lucieleannexo.wordpress.com

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    • Aw thanks Lucie! Glad you found it helpful! Haha I know the feeling, I am trying to control myself with spending on beauty products at the moment! Good idea, boots points are the best!

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  2. Brilliant post Lauren, I’m SUCH a Boots girl – could literally spend hours in the place swatching and sniffing yummy lotions and potions lol Though I must admit Superdrug has got some great bargains too 😉 hehe XXX

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    • Aw thank you Karen! Yes I love Boots! So good and the offers they have are always superb! I always end up walking out with more than I intended too oops haha! Yeah I always tend to choose Boots over Superdrug so I can get my points but yeah they do have good deals too!

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