12 May 2009

List of online retailers for makeup and beauty products

I frequently get asked where I purchase my makeup. I tend to buy my supplies online simply because Switzerland has a rather abysmal selection of professional brands and products. Here is a list of various online retailers that I recommend or have personally shopped at. Please do not ask me about shipping rates, customs duties, if you have a problem with your transaction, etc. This is for you to research and find out the information yourself with the retailer in question, or your country's customs laws. Please note that some of these retailers have local websites depending on the country you live in, and may not ship everywhere, so please select your country on the website where applicable.

(*) denotes I have shopped there and recommend
(%) denotes I have shopped there and had a bad experience
(EU) denotes European based

Department store brands


Most department store or high end brands have an international company website where you can order online, please use Google for the brand you are looking for.

Professional and theatrical Makeup brands such as Kryolan, Ben Nye, Mehron etc.

http://funhousetheatrical.com/ (*)
http://www.bubbasclownsupplies.com/ (*)
http://www.stagesupply.com/ (%)

Professional Makeup artist suppliers

http://makeupmania.com/ (*)
http://promakeupstore.com/ (EU)
http://www.screenface.com/ (EU)

NYX, Barry M, Gosh, Sleek, etc.

http://shopcraze.com/ (*)
http://home.myfairpoint.net/vze7espp/id50.html (*)
http://cherryculture.com/ (%)
http://www.kosmetik4less.de/ (EU) (*)

False Eyelashes

http://www.kosmetik4less.de/ (EU) (*)

Discounted makeup

http://allcosmeticswholesale.com/ (*)

Generic makeup, palettes, raw ingredients

http://myworld.ebay.com/jolieeeee/ (*)
http://myworld.ebay.com/abestlife (*)
http://www.coastalscents.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm (%)
http://www.kosmetik-kosmo.de/ (EU)
http://www.zoeva-shop.de/ (EU)

Traincases, Brushes, Kit Tools

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Default.asp (*)
http://www.beauty-boxes.com/ (EU)
http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/ (EU)

Hair tools and products and also some makeup

http://www.hqhair.com/ (EU)
http://www.eleven.se/ (EU)

Nail polish and nail products

http://www.transdesign.com/ (*)
http://head2toebeauty.com/ (*)

Makeup swapping sites

http://www.makeupalley.com/swap/ (International) (*)
http://www.swapsiesuk.co.uk (EU)
http://swaptawk.blogspot.com/ (This is a great resource for swapping problems, learn how to sign up here)

I will try to update this list as needed. If you have shopped at other good online retailers for makeup and beauty supplies, especially for any European-based online makeup and beauty supply stores, please link the shop in the comments and I will add it as necessary. (Note: I am trying to focus on general suppliers, not individual brands.)


  1. I can totally vouch for camerareadycosmetics.com. I've bought several things there. They also sell foundation samples which is nice.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these great resources!!

  3. Thanks so much for these websites. I already shop at some and have had great results. I look forward to purchasing from the other vendors

  4. Thanks for the list! It's very resourceful :)

  5. I also totally vouch for CameraReadyCosmetics!!! Thanks for this post, I have been thinking about trying some new brands for my kit. =)

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  6. zuleika6:17 p.m.

    sells brushes (individually or in sets) and those 'coastal scent' palettes and is based in Germany :). I've ordered before and have had good experiences

  7. Thanks for the list, http://www.nonpareilboutique.com/ also sells nyx and other brands for low prices.

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  9. My goodness, Julia, how nice of you to post this thorough list! Your recommended sites are going to be the top clickers!! Thank you for the list and sources!!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing.... :D

  11. Thank you so much for this list! It's very kind of you to put it all together for us :-)

  12. Anonymous11:42 p.m.

    Thank you so much¡¡¡¡¡Congratulations for the blog Im really love it.....¡¡¡¡

  13. Anonymous3:57 a.m.

    i just have a question, http://allcosmeticswholesale.com seems to have discounted brushes, r those authentic??? seems too good to be true

  14. Thank you so much for making this list! :)
    It's great to see European sites too :)

  15. Hi Julia, this website is EU based and offers super fast delivery. All cosmetics are 100% original and I've already bought from it a couple of times. https://www.love-makeup.co.uk/ It's great! ;)

  16. Anonymous8:29 p.m.

    This is great! Does anyone know any Canadian sites like this?

  17. wondering what was the bad experience with coastal scents? i'm thinking of ordering their palettes.

  18. Hi. I usually shop a lot from http://fragrancedirect.co.uk and I never had a problem. Actually, the costumers service and shipping packaging is the best I've ever seen

  19. lookfantastic.com is in Uk. Ships fast to continetal Europe. Prices are a bit pricy, but I was 100% satisfies

  20. Anonymous6:27 a.m.

    this is so help full thanks

  21. wow, thanks a lot for the list of suppliers.

  22. I wanted to do this big order from Head2toebeauty.com and when I was about to check out, I looked for my country (Spain) and couldn't find it. I was really surprised, I could see EVERY country in the planet in their list, except Spain. I thought maybe it was a mistake. So I emailed them explaining my situation, and asking politely if they would ship to Spain and their only answer was:

    "We do not ship to Spain."

    Not a single "hello" or "thank you" or anything else. How rude. I asked them why was that, and they never answered me back.

    I wonder why they don't want to ship here. I've never had any problem before, and I buy most of my make up / nail polishes / bags / etc. online. I'm so disappointed :(

  23. J-A Whitson8:18 a.m.

    Hi mizzchievouz, it's awesome to have these addressess as a resource for my makeup students as here in New Zealand as it is hard to get products here as well. Do you mind if I pass them on? Many thanks, Julie-Anne Whitson, www.hair-makeup-styling.co.nz

  24. Anonymous1:33 p.m.

    Thanks for the addresses but did u ever had problem with customs with purchases from USA ??

  25. Thanks for sharing the list with us!
    http://www.sigmamakeup.com has fabulous brushes for a good price.

  26. i wanna ask you if you could do a tutorial about kristen stewart's look from the mtv movie awards i liked so much her smokey eyes but even I've searched many videos they don't do it likely to her look then i found one of your videos of smokey eyes I just wanna ask you if you could do one of her look...I only ask you this 'cause i've seen your work and I think that you're the only one that it could do this look!!!thanks and congrats for your great job you inspired me to use my makeup ....so much better

  27. Very nice list. I would like to appreciate your efforts. Thanks a lot for sharing such a nice list.

  28. That is a comprehensive list..bookmarking it now.

  29. Anonymous11:49 p.m.

    silly farm is great order stuff from there

  30. Hi,
    Make Up Artist Provisions is another great London based store that does online ordering. They keep some fantastic but hard to find pro brands. They're at http://www.makeup-provisions.com/.
    Rebecca x

  31. Thank you for this list.
    Helped me so so much in find the perfect troley case.
    I am a makeup artist and here in Romania are hard to find and is so expencive, means from $400 up so..this is really helpful.
    Also is hard to find a MAC product. We dont have a MAC market yet.A few links with MAC products shipping wordwide would me so so helpful.
    Thank you again, i will sure keep watching you on youtube and on your blog.

  32. Anonymous1:10 p.m.

    thanks for sharing, I wanted a list like this quite a while

  33. Anonymous12:58 a.m.

    i've thought about trying coastal scents but am really put off by the high international delivery charge. this list has been very helpful

  34. Hi Julia,

    I know that you have shopped with all whole sale cosmetics, since they don't have an answer readily available on their site maybe you will know? On their page some items say "u/b" beside it, do you know what that stands for?


  35. Anonymous3:39 a.m.

    hi julia
    i have seen ur videos halloween make up and i love them all
    especially the dark angel falling the eyes were greart..i was wondering if u know who to make the make up for like a cute innocent doll cause i wanna dress like a doll but im no sure who to do de make up for it can u gime some adivices plis owo cute iinocent doll....


  36. Georgia5:31 p.m.

    Star Gazer is awesome for bright coloured make up & it has the most amazing false eyelashes. Love your youtube videos by the way, I'm gonna use the corpse bride one for my halloween costume x3

  37. Anonymous1:24 p.m.

    Another EU site that is great is www.maquillalia.com based in Spain. They sell the Coastal Scents/ Zoeva palettes as well as Eyeko and Nyx. The products arrive fast and I totally recommend it. The page is in English and Spanish.

  38. Where can I buy FaceFront products in Europe?

  39. Hello,

    first I would like to thank you for the great effort to make these information available for us. I bought few things from these websites after I saw u r post here and they are really good, I am planning to buy more by next week.

    Thanks again.



  40. Great site about List of online retailers for makeup and beauty products,this information really helped me, I really appreciate it.Thanks a lot for a bunch of good tips. I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future. Keep up the good work! This blog is going to be great resource.

  41. Love that list :-)

    Another European based retailer: Cambree www.cambree.de

    They have Nyx, China Glaze and Sigma (brushes and eye shadows), Red Cherry lashes, also the Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Vintage Sisters. Ordering was easy and delivery super fast. They also sometimes have sales and discounts, especially on NYY-products.

    The only problem I've encountered with them is that sometimes certain things are sold out and it takes ages until they are back in stock.

  42. hey love ur vidos really helpfull and thenx 4 list of suppliers cant waite to check them out just started a beauty and make-up course so will really come handy
    keep the good work up ;-)

  43. Hi there,

    I just started following you on youtube and just fell in love with your work. You make, make up seem fun and easy. I hope, sames the case for me :)but before i start to explore the world of make up, i'm soo overwhelmed with all the products, makes and items available out there. Could you please, either blog or youtube a certain list of must have items and their makes too. With all that is available on the market, a new starter like me is taken aback and completely confused on what basics i should start off with (like brushes, eyeshadows etc). This would help a lot of other just like me, too :)

    Many Thanks!

  44. Hi there,

    I just started following you on youtube and just fell in love with your work. You make, make up seem fun and easy. I hope, sames the case for me :)but before i start to explore the world of make up, i'm soo overwhelmed with all the products, makes and items available out there. Could you please, either blog or youtube a certain list of must have items and their makes too. With all that is available on the market, a new starter like me is taken aback and completely confused on what basics i should start off with (like brushes, eyeshadows etc). This would help a lot of other just like me, too :)

    Many Thanks!

  45. Anonymous4:18 a.m.

    FOR NYX: WARNING! bad experiences on www.mscuppycakes.com. missing items no response!! heard this from MANY others as well. www.cherryculture.com has great selection but slooooow shipping. www.rock-the-catwalk.com has fastest shipping and decent selection.

  46. julialöhr12:56 a.m.

    Hi ich spreche zwar deutsch aber trotzdem kann ich mit 14 gut englisch.So thanks for all the websites there help me a lot.To my birthday i gotten a make up pallete and brushes from zoeva.de its a good website thanks julia (its my name too)

  47. Anonymous5:09 a.m.

    Thanks for the list!


    i've bought mac pigment samples from there, and the quality and the prices are awesome.. i think they ship everywhere, you can email and ask, they reply pretty fast

  48. Anonymous8:43 a.m.

    I have been desperetely looking for Ben Nye cake eye liner.Where could I find it? I live in Finland,europe.
    Thanx if someone could help me! Or any other good non-smudging cake liners,I have heard Illamasqua is good,can`t find it either..Also a good lip primer is on my current list.
    Best Wishes,

  49. Anonymous8:33 a.m.

    Coctail Cosmetics(mac..)almost like love make up.Brigittes Boutique(mac and many more).Strawberry,free shipping worldwide.Garden.uk,selective brands;dior,estee lauder..Slapiton,got my money back,when item was out of stock,didnt know when placed the order and discount for next order.

  50. 26 Aug 10, 22:21
    Joana: ich liebe deine tutorials, speziell die deutschen, du machst das toll
    26 Aug 10, 22:20
    Joana: habe meine leidenschaft für make up gefunden... danke schön
    26 Aug 10, 22:20
    Joana: durch dich habe ich etwas gefunden, das mir liegt und werde vielleicht meinen beruf wechseln, ....
    26 Aug 10, 22:16
    Joana: ich lebe im wallis, vielleicht sieht man sich ja mal, also ich würde dich erkennen, auf jedenfall
    26 Aug 10, 22:13
    Joana: hallo Julia, ich hab schon viele deiner Videos geschaut und ich finde es toll was du machst

  51. I really love your youtube videos and and you blog...You are an Angel. I am so thankful to you!

  52. Anonymous9:14 a.m.

    WOW! you are so talented, your videos have been a BIG inspration in my life.
    your artistic ability is so differnt.. dont ever stop doing your videos ily

  53. JULiA allcosmeticswholesale.com have new & discounted makeup are those products 100% authentic. PLEASE, PLEASE let me know. Thank You!!

  54. I also bought my NYX products on this web: http://www.freewebstore.org/maquillatenyx It´s European and the prices are great! Thanks for the list!

  55. Hi,
    Thanks very much for sharing. But can you please tell me where you buy your mac brushes? I do have a good experience in buying brushes and will be grateful if you can give me the website where you buy yours.

  56. Hey,

    I've bought several times from lookfantastic.com (it's located in the UK) and it's a fantastic online store. It's similar to hqhair.com. I think they ship internationally, but I'm not sure. At least I know they ship to Europe, since I live in Spain and used to live in France and have bought from both places. Also the shipping is quite cheap and fast.


  57. thank you for all this information.
    Love your tutorials

  58. you should try beautyticket.com i love it!

  59. Anonymous10:09 p.m.

    Julia, can you update this list for 2011? Maybe new ones have come into the picture. I also live in Switzerland and it is indeed paniful to find things outside coop or migros!!! I am Sonia, by the way, I just don't have any of the options listed in the "comment as..." so I classify as anonymous.... he he he. Hope to profit from the proximity to get beauty advice from you. That purple smoky eye tutorial you loaded on Jan 2011 is to die for!!!!

  60. Rhian.xx8:43 p.m.

    Hi Julia,

    Every time i go on a night out i always copy one of you looks and i am complimented every time so i would just like to thank you!! You are amazing!

    I dont know if somebody has already said it but try http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk almost everything is £1.50!! And the products are brilliant!You just wouldn't expect it with the price.

    Keep updating us all and good luck.