With a plethora of online beauty retailers popping up in recent years, it can be impossible knowing where to start, which is why we’ve done the hard graft for you. From unique selling points to stockists, brands to products, we assessed all the top online beauty retailers to help you figure out which one would suit you best.
Winter is officially on its way, which calls for one thing: a beauty bag switch up. Forget fussing over your summer and winter wardrobe, the most important seasonal change is swapping your lightweight summer formulas for thick nourishing products to deeply hydrate the skin and keep it glowing in the colder months, especially now we’re in lockdown and have more time than ever to focus on self-care.
With last year’s products reaching the end of their shelf life, and the added stress of mask-ne, it’s high time you treat your skin to some serious TLC. But, where from?
On the one hand, there are the new kids on the blocks such as Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic and Beauty Bay who operate solely online with an impressive stock list of global beauty brands. Then there are well established beauty retailers such as Space NK and Boots who have extended their in-store offering into highly curated e-commerce platforms.
For those seeking the ultimate experience in luxury beauty, Net-A-Porter has got you covered.
Debuting some of the world’s most exclusive and expensive brands such as Augustinus Bader and La Mer, Net-A-Porter’s offering will instantly revitalise your skin whilst revamping your shelfie at the same time.
Make your skin look and feel alive this Winter with Feel Unique, Europe’s leading online premium beauty retailer. With a broad offering of cosmetics including makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance, there are over 30,000 products for you to try.
If you’re a true beauty buff, we suggest signing up to Feelunique’s unlimited delivery where you receive 12 months unlimited free next day deliveries. Dangerous and dreamy.
It’s no secret that Selfridges are beauty maestros. On weekends, you’ll find their beauty hall jam packed with beauty obsessives looking to pick up the coolest, new-in products.
Now that everything is going virtual and we’re spending the majority of our time at home, avoid the que’s and shop the likes of By Redo, Pat Mcgrath and Hermes from the comfort of your bed. Struggling on what to buy? Check out the Selfridges Beauty Awards 2020 for full inspiration.
Are you the kind of impulsive and impatient shopper who wants to receive their order on the same day they place it? Head straight to LookFantastic who will have your new beauty treats on your doorsteps in a matter of hours.
Choose from a dazzling selection of makeup, skincare, hair tools, fragrance and don’t miss their epic beauty boxes filled to the brim with sought-after products.
True to its name, Cult Beauty has formed a cult following of beauty devotees looking for the world’s coolest, hottest and most in-demand products.
Described as their ‘beauty hall of fame’, the retailers stocks over 200 skincare and make up brands including Kora Organics, Milk Makeup, Ren, Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury.
The best part? You can order up until 4pm to receive next day delivery. See you at the checkout.
Manchester-based beauty destination Beauty Bay originally began as a fragrance retailer in 2007, but have since cemented their status as one of the UK’s most popular beauty platforms with over 7000 products and new weekly drops.
From face masks to supplements, Beauty Bay is the ultimate destination to experiment with beauty.
Arguably the OG beauty destination, Space NK has been kitting out our beauty bags for decades.
Founded in 1991, the globally recognised retailer offers a highly curated selection of in-demand brands both in-store and online.
They also regularly host exclusive events, boast a very generous rewards system, and have one of the best beauty advent calendars on the market. Space NK can do no wrong.
ASOS Face Body
Relatively new on the scene, ASOS introduced a range of genderless face and body products in 2017.
The extensive collection includes makeup brushes, nail polishes, fragrances, lip glosses and more – name a product and ASOS have it. This is the perfect place to snap up Christmas gifts – and treat yourself to some goodies at the same time.
Whether it’s epsom bath salts you’re after for a relaxing soak at the end of the day, or just some fake tan for a night out, Boots edit has got it all.
Utilise their rewards system by collecting £10 worth of points every time you spend £60 on fragrance, premium beauty and electrical beauty to fuel your desire for more.
Looking to update your beauty bag without spending a fortune? Superdrug awaits you.
Bag yourself some serious bargains across the full spectrum of beauty, health and wellbeing with regular deals and offers. For today only, Superdrug are offering £5 worth of points if you spend £50. Chop, chop.