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Top 5: Online Shopping Destinations (Make up)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 /

I love the online shopping! Not only can you shop at any time, in your pjs, with a glass of wine and without any makeup on but you are free to compare prices without any pressure to buy helping to keep make clear and level headed choices.

So what are my top 5 online shopping destinations for the beauty addict in your family? Get your clicking finger ready, because here we go!

1: – Kit Cosmetics is a sister store to Mecca Cosmetica, which is really like Meccas’ hip little sister. In any other state you could go into the store but for us Canberran’s we need to use their online shopping facilities to access all the amazing brands and products they stock!

Including travel sizes of all your travel beauty needs, this handy set is great way to be introduced to the brilliance of Kit Cosmetics! $59.95


2: – This is a mostly industry based online store catering to makeup artists and hair stylists but there is absolutely no reason why you cant shop here either. Based in Brisbane these ladies will go above and beyond for each customer and you can request samples of anything posted out to you so you can try before you buy

For the budding makeup artist in your family, this basic kit contains everything they could need to get started!


3: – This Melbourne based online store sells both professional cosmetics and consumer targeted cosmetics that are 100% cruelty free! Shopping without the guilt and with really reasonable shipping prices!

My perfect gift pick from this site is the Butter London nail polish/lip gloss duo. $39.95


4: – Known for their oustanding customer service and brilliant international brands, Crush Cosmetics offer free shipping for any purchases over $65, so stock up ladies!

China Glaze is used by nail technicians world over – $11.86


5: – This is another store that is mainly set up for makeup artists and hair stylists, but this Sydney based shop carries everything from regular makeup products to educational dvds and even specialised hair styling products!

This cute little travel brush set is perfect for any makeup lover! $20

I hope this helps you on your quest to find the amazing makeup gems for you or the makeup lover in your life!



Lesley Johnston

Lesley has been working with make-up since 2006, being predominantly involved in bridal and fashion but also dipping into freelance television and celebrity event make-up. ‘For me, it’s not just the creativity of make-up art, but the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people that keeps it interesting. Every woman is different in what she needs to feel beautiful and I enjoy finding out what that is and showing how to achieve that look.’

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