Shop Happy: The Ultimate Shopping Guide To Buying Makeup Online

In this day and age, we no longer need to leave the comfort of our own homes and trudge around the high street. Shopping online has become the go-to thing as it saves time, energy, and more often than not: money. To make sure you buy the right products for you and don't end up with a Guccy instead of a Gucci, I've created the ultimate shopping guide to buying makeup online, which will not only save you money, but it will also save your skin.

Buy From a Trusted Site

Unfortunately, there are nasty people out there who will scam you of money without batting an eyelid. You wouldn't buy a car without seeing the service history first, so why would you buy beauty products off a website you've never heard of? When buying products online, it's better to stick with what you know and who you know. If you like the look of a new website, do some research before buying anything!

Don't Shop Till You Drop

I know I'm not the only one who can get carried away when shopping online. Just like a kid in a candy store, I see all the beauty products laid out in front of me and I want it all. If you're like me and find your shopping habits will have you declaring bankruptcy by the end of the week, write a list of the utmost essential things you need by looking in your makeup bag before unleashing yourself online.?

Shop Around

Shopping online has the biggest most important advantage: being able to shop around without moving. Thanks to the wonders of search engines, we can now see a product's price on every selling website there is just by clicking a few buttons. So don't be afraid to shop around and get the best deal for you!

Read Reviews

We've come a long way from buying products on a whim and testing them out on ourselves. Thanks to the internet, we no longer need to waste our money on products that don't work. Nearly every website will have a review section from customers who have already bought the product: so use it to your advantage!  

Double Up

It's fair to say that sales are my downfall. I find myself buying products just for the sake of the low price, though that being said, sales can seriously save you money in the long run. If one of your favorite products is on sale: double up! If you know you will continue to use this product, don't miss out on the low price, or you will end up paying more later down the line.

Know Your Color

It's no secret that colors on a computer screen can look very different in real life, and it's no different for makeup products. Before buying a foundation or concealer, it's super important to know your color, including your undertone. Whether you have blue, red, or golden undertone - nobody wants a Tangoed face or an ashy complexion. Website “” can be a lifesaver for those who need a little help in this section. They can match your current shade with a variety of other brands with that color.? So whatever you're after, remember these simple rules before checking out!