The 10 online stores to shop at if you're a true beauty junkie
The access we have to all kinds of beauty brands and products gets better and better every day, though we admittedly still have a few on our wishlist. While waiting for these brands to make their way to our shores, you can get your dose of international beauty through these online shops!
Our beauty-loving hearts went all a-flutter when Sephora.ph was launched earlier this year. While we’re still hoping for a local brick and mortar store, Sephora.ph helps satisfy our makeup cravings with their growing beauty inventory from all over the world! Their best-sellers currently include Sephora Collection Makeup and Becca highlighters. Plus, there’s free delivery and samples for orders P1,300 up!
We get to fulfill our KBeauty lemmings over at Althea! The products are shipped directly from Korea, so their prices are much cheaper than other online sellers plus they have non-stop promos as well. You'll need a credit card to process your orders and a minimum spend for free shipping, so we do recommend getting your girl friends together for a group buy. Some of their bestsellers are the B&Soap Apate Black Mask and the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream.
BeautyMNL is an online beauty magazine and shop in one. They carry both local and international beauty brands, and they have drugstore Shiseido! Their top brands include L’Oreal Paris, MeNow, Pink Sugar, Tony Moly, and Pixi by Petra. If your place doesn’t have access to certain brands, this site is a lifesaver. You can get all your beauty needs delivered right to your doorstep.
Suesh currently has six physical stores mostly in located in Metro Manila, but fret not as Suesh.com (pronounces as soosh) is the online version of this makeup haven. Suesh is popular among makeup pros and enthusiasts alike because of their wide range of brushes, styling tools and vanity cases, but they also sell Suesh makeup, Korean brand Mizon, and makeup artist staples like hair velcros and telescopic chairs.
For US products that aren’t available in the PH, this online store is the place to go! Most of the stock is from popular drugstore brands like Rimmel, Milani, and Anastasia but they occasionally carry cult favorites like Too Faced and Urban Decay. Prices are fairly reasonable, too!
Stuff in Style is much like Bon Marche, but is more of a rabbit hole in terms of hard-to-find brands. Keep an eye out for Revolution and W7, which are up and coming affordable brands starting to get famous for their palettes. Pro tip: remember to ask for the availability of the products you want to buy before submitting an order form. Their website is currently under maintenance but you can browse their well-organized FB photo albums for on-hand stocks.
Digital Traincase or DTC Makeup sells a wide array of makeup and accessories specifically for professional makeup artists. They offer US and Japanese brand makeup and tools, plus they also accept preorders weekly! Their bestsellers include Red Cherry Lashes and RCMA No Color Powder, which is a better alternative to the Ben Nye Banana Powder according to owner Sol Villamayor. It's cheaper, and can be used for any skin tone!
If you enjoy Korean cosmetics, you'll love the high-end finds at this new local online store! The pickings here are all premium skin care and makeup products that will give you a newfound respect for the expertise of Kbeauty. Don't know where to start? We've listed our top five picks, including the Aprilskin stone soap which blew our minds. Seriously. Try it.
Mei Satsuki is sure to have the trendiest Korean items like the Berrisom Oops My Lip Tint Pack. Aside from Korean beauty items, they also sells some US makeup including ColourPop, MeNow, and Wet n Wild.
Kkochipida has a great user friendly website with budget friendly prices. Bestsellers include Foodaholic 99% Aloe Vera Gel and Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence.
Of course, shopping directly at international brand sites is an option but take care to read the fine print before importing your haul. What other online stores do you visit?