You will relate to me when I tell you that I reserve my precious weekends either catching up on my sleep or with my girls. As much as I love shopping, I have reserved the much-needed retail-therapy for the online world. However, when it comes to shopping for beauty products online, most of us are skeptical and rightfully so.

Check out these 4 brilliant tips to shop online for beauty essentials that will help you pick the very best!



  • Read neutral reviews-

Listicles are the trend of the moment. If you know where to look, you will find several articles that review any beauty product you can possibly think of. However, what you need to be aware of are articles that review products that are available on their native website as they tend to be biased.

I recommend for your make-up review fix.


  • See swatches on Google images-

If you are not sure how a particular product would go with your skin tone, you can always Google swatches of that particular product. This will give you a fair idea about the outcome of the product’s application.


  • Return policy-

Make-up products are categorized as private-use objects just like lingerie by certain websites. Always ensure to read the return policy especially if you’re not sure about a certain product. This will help you exchange the product or get a refund if you’re not completely satisfied.


  • Discounts-

Websites are always coming out with attractive offers and discounts. Make the most of these ‘sale’ periods by shopping your make-up stash at unbelievable prices and crazy offers! However, sale products don’t usually have a return policy so be sure to buy only those items you’re used before or are sure of keeping.


Next time you want to look like an absolute diva, you know what to refer to!


Photos: Gia Kashyap