Most of my make-up collection consists of products from the drugstore, however occasionally I do purchase high end make-up if I have researched them & they have been given good reviews. I really don't mind spending money on base products, such as foundation or concealer because if your base looks good the rest of your make-up will sit better in my opinion.
If I ever buy high end make-up if its not base products, 9 out of 10 times they have been purchased on discounted websites. Most of the time they are discontinued products or where companies have had an overflow of product but I don't mind whether its current stock or not. So here where I do my discount shopping...
http://www.cheapsmells.com/ is where I predominately get my discounted cosmetics & hair care from but they also sell perfumes, skin care, & bath & body products. They provide 'Standard' free delivery in the UK & free 'Standard' delivery for the rest of the World on orders over £50. Other delivery methods are available for speedier & more secure services and they do offer gift wrapping too, at an additional cost which is detailed on the site.
Some of the brands stocked: Chanel, YSL, Nars, L'Oreal, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Rimmel, Biotherm, Garnier, Decleor, Burt's Bees, Macadamia, Sebastian, Elizabeth Arden, St Moriz ... & the list goes on.
http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/ is somewhere that you can mainly find discounted drugstore products, with occasionally high end branded cosmetics & current stock. They stock everything from cosmetics, hair care, skin care, home & living products & gifts. Delivery in the UK starts for £1.99 and from £2.49 per item Worldwide. Again, like Cheap Smells, the website provides other delivery methods for speedier & secure services & gift wrapping is available at an additional cost of £1.99 per item.
Some of the brands stocked: L'Oreal, Bourjois, Elizabeth Arden, W7, Maybelline, Rimmel, Essie, Estee Lauder, Astor, Rocha, Calvin Klein, Almay, Prestige Cosmetics, Jemma Kidd, Miss Sporty
If I'm being honest shopping on Fragrance Direct is a little bit daunting for me. I don't like the layout and I think searching for things is a lot more tedious but none the less you can still find a really good bargain.
http://www.love-makeup.co.uk/ is where I normally purchase brushes from, in particular Sigma as they are generally a lot cheaper. I find that Love Make-up caters really well for people who are make-up artists as there are some really great bits you can purchase for a kit. (i.e Disposable & Hygiene products, Concealer & Foundation palettes, highly pigmented shadows and blushers.
Delivery for the UK is £2.99 with no options of a faster delivery from what I could see & for the rest of the World prices start from £8.50.
Some of the brands stocked: Kett, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), yaby, Ardell, Duo, Z Palette, NYX, Daniel Sandler, Kroylan, Everyday Minerals, Sugarpill Cosmetics, Becca, Beauty So Clean, Eldora Lashes, Eve Pearl, Ben Nye, Face atelier
These are the three main websites I shop from. Do you guys know of any other websites that sell discounted beauty products?Let me know in the comments.x