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One of the most popular posts on The Plastic Diaries is a post from 2012 about the online beauty stores you need to know. It feels like I wrote that post just yesterday but over 2 years have passed and there are now more great beauty stores online. An even bigger change is the amount of online stores offering international shipping. Today I’m rounding up the best online beauty stores from around the world that offer shipping to your door. Plus, I have a bonus offer from CashPassport to help make international online shopping so much easier.
Whether you live in Broome or Brussels, Sydney or Sudan, you will find the best beauty products at these global stores.
Adore Beauty, Australia – Authorised stockists of hard-to-buy-online brands like Dermalogica, SK-II, asap, CND, OPI and more. They ship to 18 countries, offer FREE shipping on all orders in Australia and sometimes there are delicious treats in with your order!
ASOS, UK – People, ASOS aren’t just for clothes! They have a killer cosmetics and beauty section with a heap of top UK and European brands. Additionally, depending on which country you are located in they have lots of local brands too. My favourites are Lord & Berry, Bourjois, Too Faced Cosmetics and Paul & Joe.
Barneys New York, USA – The ultra luxe beauty buys, most of which aren’t even available outside of North America and Europe. Some restrictions apply to certain beauty brands and products but for the most part they are fully accessible to 89 countries.
Beauty Bridge, USA – Flat rate shipping based on the cost of your order means there are no nasty surprises at checkout. They always have a bunch of coupon codes and sales to offer big brands at a bargain price.
Beauty Bar, USA – Finding which products ship internationally is super easy with their dedicated search filter. When you’re on a product page that can be sent outside of the USA it will display a “Ships Global” label.
Beauty Bay, UK – I LOVE Beauty Bay for giving free international shipping to most countries for the lowest minimum spend I’ve seen anywhere! Australia gets free shipping for just a $30 spend.
Cult Beauty, UK – Flat rate international shipping, FREE global shipping on orders over £50 and a highly curated edit of the hottest cult beauty products in the market make this a store a bookmark in my browser.
Feel Unique, UK – FREE worldwide delivery on orders over £10, impossible to buy online brands like Medik8 and the option to only show items that are shippable to your country. I log onto this site everyday!
iHerb, USA – The one-stop-shop for natural, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and vegan beauty, health and wellbeing products. Shipping is super cheap but they also have regular FREE shipping promotions.
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ghd, Global – I bet you didn’t know that ghd have their very own online store. The exclusive salon brand offers their exceptional products online with FREE shipping in most countries.
Look Fantastic, UK – FREE worldwide shipping, 10% off for new shoppers and over 200 of the worlds most popular brands makes it another daily essential for me. They also have heaps of GWP and discount offers happening simultaneously.
Net-a-Porter, UK – The exquisite format of net-a-porter’s site is carried over to their highly curated beauty offerings. From Lucas Paw Paw ointment to Natura Bisse serums, this is a black hole of expensive beauty. This is my one-stop-shop when sending a beauty gift because everything comes in exquisite (and complimentary) gift packaging.
Nordstrom, USA – My favourite of all the USA department stores online, they offer the most varied and well-priced beauty products from our favourite brands. Not all brands can be shipped internationally (and a notification is visible if you land on a product that can’t be shipped to you) but they do send makeup favourites NARS, Urban Decay, Lorac, Giorgio Armani and more.
Revolve Clothing, USA – Funky fashions take a back seat at Revolve when you realise they offer FREE shipping on orders over $100 and stock three of my favourite beauty brands – Stila, Butter LONDON and Deborah Lippmann.
Sephora, Global – It’s a one-stop-shop that I’ve turned to for years, and for good reason. Their shopping rewards program varies between countries but it’s always one of the best to get yourself free samples and perks. They have sales and giftting deals frequently that make even the biggest brands attainable to most budgets.
Space NK Apothecary, UK – The original boutique beauty store offers the very best in beauty from around the globe, including By Terry, Tatcha, Shu Uemura and Kevyn Aucoin. They have a dedicated US site but their UK site ships globally with a flat rate of just £5, or FREE for orders over £100.
Urban Outfitters, USA – This store has everything to make a hipster squeal including indie beauty brands, international exclusives and cult favourites like Lime Crime and Ardency Inn. Plus, FREE shipping on orders over $50.
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