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Where to Buy: Site Breakdowns

There’s nothing worse than spending an hour filling your basket on a site, only to get to the checkout and be burdened with extra fees. Hopefully, this table saves you some time in the future. Don’t forget to use the search bar if you already have sites in mind.

COMPANYDELIVERY CHARGEDELIVERY TIMETRACKINGRETURNS*EXTRAS
A
All Cosmetics WholesaleBased on weight, calculated at checkout 2-4 weeks depending on serviceYesYesNone
Arnotts€4; click and collect available3-5 working daysNot stated on siteYesNone
ASOS Standard: €3/free on order over €25 ~ 5 working daysNone
Next-Working-Day Delivery: €12Day after order
Express Delivery: €5~ 2 days after order
B
Beauty Bakerie

Free
(not including taxes and customs)
7-21 working daysYesYesRewards Program
Beauty BayStandard: €3.40 or free on order over €18
Express: €5.60 or free on order over €86
Standard: 2-3 working days after dispatch
Express: 1-2 working days after dispatch
YesYesComplimentary samples
Beauty Joint
Depends on weight (calculated at checkout}~10 working days**YesNot stated on siteNone

Beautylish
$15 (€13.08) or free on order over $50 (€43.62)
Duties and taxes included at checkout
Not stated on siteYesYesNone
BH CosmeticsDepends on weight and distance5-20 working days
YesYesNone

Boots
€5 or free over €502-3 working daysYesYesAdvantage Card

Brown Thomas
Standard: €3.50
Express: €5 Weekend: €7.50 (Dublin only)
Click and collect service available
Standard: 2-3 working days
Express: next working day
YesYesLoyalty Card
C
Cara Pharmacy€5 or free over €50

Click and collect service available
2-3 working days (up to 5 during a sale)Not stated on siteNot stated on siteNone

Cloud10
Standard: €2.50 or free on order over €40

Premium next day (order before 6pm): €3.95
Standard: 2-4 working days

Premium: next day
YesYesNone
Colourpop

$9.99 ( €8.71) or free over $50 (€43.62)

Often has free shipping on international orders

Custom and duties fees are NOT included in order
10-21 working daysYesNoFree mini lipstick with order
Cult Beauty£4.95 (€5.63) or free when order is over £50 (€56.81)
3-7 working daysYesYesFree luxury samples on orders over £50
D

Debenhams

Standard: €4.95 or free on orders over €30

Next Day: €5.95

Click and collect service available
Standard: within 5 working days

Next Day: delivered day after order
(order by midday to avail)
YesYesRewards Club
F
Feel Unique
Standard: €4.95 or free on orders over €40

Express: €19-22
Standard: dispatch within 1 working day

Express: details not given
Yes for €3.95- 8.95Yes10% off your favourite brand when you register

Complimentary samples when order is over €36
H

Hourglass
Dependent on weight and dimensions
Duties and taxes included in total.
6-10 working daysYesYes3 complimentary samples with every order
House of Fraser
£3.95 (€4.51) or free on orders over £50 (€57.10)

Click and collect service available (Dundrum)
3-5 working daysNot stated on siteYesNone
I
Iman£3.99 (€4.55) or free on orders over £29.90 (34.14)
3-5 working days after dispatchNot stated on siteYesNone
Inglot
€5 or free on orders over €502-3 working daysYesYesNone
K
KikoUp to €8.90 or free on orders over €50
8-9 working daysNoYesNone
L
Look FantasticFree
5-10 working days untracked
2-3 working days tracked
£2.99 or free on orders over £75YesNone

Love Makeup
£6.50 (€7.42) or free on orders over £60 (€68.52)
Certain items cannot be shipped
4-7 working daysYesNot stated on siteDiscount for makeup artists
Q
QVCDepends on size and weight of each item; is stated in item details7-10 working daysYesYesNone
R
Revolve$10 (€8.72) express shipping + duties and taxesNot stated on siteYesYesNone
S
Sephora (Fr)€30 or €13.85 through Parcel Motel (see separate Sephora post)3-5 working daysYesYesComplimentary samples with order
Space NK£5 (€5.71) or free over £70 (€80) (for a limited time as of 16/07/17)Within 10 working daysNot stated on siteYesComplimentary samples
Superdrug


Standard: £3 (€3.42) or free on orders over £10 (€11.42)
Free with Health and Beautycard
Click and collect service available
3-5 working days when order is placed before 2pmYesYesHealth and Beautycard
T
Tarte
Shipping and taxes added to order; free shipping on orders over €712-14 working days depending on option chosen
YesNoFrequent discounts on orders
The Lip Bar Shipping and taxes calculated at checkoutDependent on logistic partners and their affiliates
YesNoNone
Too FacedShipping and taxes calculated at checkout: use Borderfree4-15 working days depending on method selectedYesYes2 free samples at checkout

*Check website for more information. Returns often vary among different stores. Returns to US sites often more complicated.
**I couldn’t find details on their website, so I put down how long delivery took for me personally. This may not be accurate for everyone.
I’ve intentionally excluded sites that had inadequate delivery information or cost too much to deliver to Ireland. Third party sites are an option with these.

Beauty Bay


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