Online shopping: 5 Smart Tips On Buying Beauty Products Online

Hello everyone!
Today I just thought to write on online shopping ; how to shop-smart online when it comes to beauty products. Yes, a little break from my regular product reviews. 🙂


I realized I have been buying a lot of my beauty products online lately. I can’t exactly tell you how much, but every once or twice a month I have a package waiting to be picked up. I love online shopping, it is so convenient and these sites come with so many exciting offers.
” oh, shit! this is not the shade I ordered. “ or situation like “This product look so different in real!” happens quite often among online buyers, and I have often heard these lines from my friends and cousins. There are times the shade you see on the site is different from what it is in actual. It’s all a virtual gambling , you see, you assume and you buy. You can’t touch or have a real close look of the product, forget about zooming the picture because they also deceive us at times. These are some of the reasons people give me when I ask them why they don’t prefer shopping for beauty products online. My problem is I splurge on unnecessary beauty products lured by exciting offers that online platform gives.
So today’s tips is going to be on how to buy the right product and how not to splurge on buying unnecessary ones.
🙂 Follow these tips if you don’t want to end up having the wrong products:
Tip #1
Make a list of products you NEED
I say NEED in caps because I don’t want you to end up buying  unnecessary products. When you make a list of the products you need you know what you should look for and buy. Moving on to tip number two…………..
Tip #2
Compare product prices
Check and compare product prices on different sites and see which has the best price to offer. If there is no discount online and you need the product immediately then better buy it from the store directly. Because, the wait is worth only when you get products in heavy discount. What say? 😀
Tip #3
Do not buy unnecessary products just to be eligible for a free delivery or just because they’re in discount.

Buy only things you need!You don’t want to end up having extra products that you’ll never use. Remember tip #1 ……. Many of the sites have this shipping policy where you need to have 500 rs or 1000 rs worth products in your cart to be eligible for free shipping. Ask your friends or colleagues if they are also ordering from the same site, order together to skip the shipping charges. 🙂
Tip #4
Have a quick look of the product at your nearest drugstore or Check Youtube for reference 
This tip is applicable mostly on lipstick and foundation shopping . For example, you aren’t sure which shade of foundation suits your skin toner or which color lipstick is ideal for you, then quickly get swatches of the products at the store from their sample products and note down the shade no. or name. Or just have quick youtube browse. This will help you save time on deciding which product shade to order online and also get the correct shades.

Tip #5
Order only from genuine sites
Last, and the most important point; There are many sites which sell fake products ,worst, they never deliver your products after receiving the money. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of flash online ads and in no seconds you realize you are adding the products on your cart. But is the site genuine? Is it safe to put your card details? Analyze all of these or ask feedback from your friends and families about the site (in case they are into online shopping). Don’t forget to read the site guidelines. Look for refund policies and COD options.

I hope you find this article useful. Do you shop for beauty [products online? What are the things you hate and like about online shopping? Let me know in the comment below 🙂



yangandbeyond

Freelance writer I Digital Marketing I Tea Addict I Makeup enthusiast

23 Comments

  1. I always goes for Tip #5 genuine, There are lots of fake sites that’s why getting a genuine site is the most important tip. Thanks for sharing tips.

  2. I rarely order beauty products online but when I do, I always make sure they are from a genuine shop. I remember when I bought my Urban Decay Naked palette how cheap it was on ebay compared to the proper online shops. The reason why was because on ebay all of them were fake.

  3. Thanks for the post. I usually just go online knowing what I want to buy and buy precisely that, so thankfully I don’t stray and don’t buy loads of junk.

  4. These are all really good tips, and you are so right about being careful of ordering things you don’t need! I actually have about two tubs worth of make up in my house I had to pack up when we were renovating… and I haven’t touched them in about 2 years! Focusing on just the “necessities” is really important!

  5. It’s important to check out different sites before you buy because some are offering coupons, discounts, and some are selling it for full price. These are great tips!

  6. I like to make product lists as well. Otherwise I end up blindly reaching for things I don’t need and spending too much money x

  7. I like tip number 3. Don’t buy more than you need just to get a discount. So true. We need to be aware and consistent to what we need. Thanks!

  8. I find it difficult to control myself when it comes to online shopping because they always use some trick to lure you into buying something.

  9. I don’t normally order beauty products online I haven’t tried before from the shops. It s best to know what you are buying and also purchase from legit companies just in case.

  10. Honestly, if I’m not familiar with a make-up product line, I won’t buy it online. I have to see what I’m getting and test the product with a sample first.

  11. These are good tips!! It’s important to check out a lot of different sites to have a comparison. Hope you’re having a nice week so far!!

  12. I don’t buy very many of my beauty products online, but I definitely have this problem with Amazon Prime. It’s so easy to point and click my way into a far bigger bill than I originally set out to have. Now I make a list and give it to my husband to do the ordering. That way I know we’re getting only what we need!

  13. What a helpful tips. Yes i agree that if the product is unnecessary then do not buy it. It is important to buy only the things what you need. Thanks for the recommendations by the way

  14. I have to purchase beauty products in the store due to skin sensitivities. I love the tips you shared, but I would add looking for coupons before purchasing to save money.

    • Yes, buying from the store would be a better idea if you have a sensitive skin and not sure which product would suit you.:) Thank you for reading. <3

  15. I agree with your tip to not buy certain products JUST to be eligible for the free shipping. I’ve been doing this before and I ended up realizing that I just wasted my money in something I didn’t need.

    • Exactly! Especially when you are stuck in between; thinking if you should go about checkout with the items you need or add a little more to escape shipping charges! 🙁

  16. We live two hours away from civilisation right now. I must get better at power-shopping online! 1 and 3 are the ones for me, but my list is getting long! x

    Lorna

  17. This list is great for not just for buying beauty products online, but online shopping in general. I always try to make a list of what I need before I go on an online shopping Binge…although I’m not always successful.

    • Thanks for reading and leaving your thoughts.. I agree with you,these tips would actually come handy for all online shopping in general.Good to know that you too make a list of what to buy 🙂

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