Non-Standard Beauty Shopping

Sephora, Ulta, department store, drugstore. Zzzzzz. ISN’T THERE ANOTHER WAY? Yep! If you’re looking for some atypical brands or products, or are just tired of shopping for makeup at the same places … well, read on. Below are a few interesting online shops (the vast majority of which I’ve purchased from), some of the notable brands they carry, plus their location and the availability of international shipping and free US shipping. NOTE: I didn’t list every single brand they carry, just ones that a lot of department stores don’t stock, or only partially stock (e.g. Clinique and CoverGirl won’t be listed, as they aren’t really hard to find). NOTE 2: Just because international shipping is available, that doesn’t guarantee that it’ll be available for every destination OR every product!

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ASOSAnna Sui, Barry M, Beauty Bakerie, Bourjois, Illamasqua, Japonesque, Lord & Berry, Models Own, Monki, NYX, Paul & Joe, Pixi, Rimmel, Winky Lux. Located: UK, USA International Shipping: Yes Free US Shipping: Yes, >$40.

Barney’s : Armani, ByTerry, Chantecaille, Claudio Riaz, Cle de Peau, Eve Lom, Kevyn Aucoin, Kjaer Weis, Serge Lutens, Shiseido, Sisley, Surratt, Tatcha, Zelens  Located: USA  International Shipping: Yes  Free US shipping: Yes, no minimum.

BeautyBay : Anna Sui, Besame, Gerard, Kevyn Aucoin, Palladio, Paul & Joe, Offra, Natasha Denona, LA Splash, Butter, Colored Raine, Violet Voss, Winky Lux, Ellis Faas, Dose of Colors, Illamasqua, OCC, Emani, Sugarpill, Viseart  Located: UK International shipping: Yes Free US shipping: >$19 (sloowwwww) >$123 (better/faster, with tracking).

BeautyHabit : Kosas, Ilia, Paul & Joe, RMS, Lily Lolo, W3ll People, Rodin, Chantecaille, Smith & Cult, Rouge Bunny Rouge, T Le Clerc, Kjaer Weis, Rosie Jane, Blemacz, Dr Hauschka Located: USA International shipping: Yes Free US shipping: >$75.

BeautyJoint : Primarily budget-priced lines, but many that can’t be found in your local drugstore; also a few K-Beauty brands. City Color, e.l.f., Jordana, Kleancolor, LA Colors, LA Splash, Etude House, Holika Holika, Milani, NYX, TCFS, Rude, Mehron, Nicka K. Located: USA International shipping: Yes Free US Shipping: Yes, >$25.

Beautylish : Deserves some kind of award for their swatches. They actually photograph damn near EVERYTHING, in EVERY COLOR, on HUMAN SKIN, and usually on DIFFERENT SKIN TONES. Anna Sui, Ardency Inn, Armour, ByTerry, Charlotte Tilbury, Ellis Faas, Eve Lom, Ilia, Indie Lee, Inglot, Kjaer Weis, Koh Gen Do, Lit, Natasha Denona, OCC, RCMA, RMS, Sisley, Smith & Cult, Sugarpill, Tom Ford, Viseart. Located: USA International shipping: Yes. Free US Shipping: Yes, >$35.

BeautyBar : Antonym, Belmacz, Borghese, Butter, ByTerry, Cargo, Lippman, Diego Dalla Palma, Ellis Faas, Ilia, Japonesque, Jouer, Kevyn Aucoin, Kjaer Weis, Le Metier, Lipstick Queen Lord & Berry, RMS, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Sisley, Smith & Cult, Tony Moly, Uslu, Vapour, Vincent Longo. Located: USA International Shipping: Yes Free US Shipping: Yes, >$49.

Blue Mercury : Bliss, ByTerry, Chantecaille, Clarins, Caudalie, Hourglass, Ilia, Perricone, RMS, Rosebud, Sara Happ, Shiseido, Smith & Cult, Surratt, Tom Ford, Trish McEvoy. Located: USA International shipping: NO Free US Shipping:  Yes, no minimum.

Camera Ready Cosmetics : Geared toward pros/makeup for photography/filming. Also, they do decanted foundation samples! Anna Sui, Ardency Inn, Ben Nye, Benjabelle, Embryolisse, Graftobian, Inglot, Japonesque, Koh Gen Do, Kryolan, Mehren, Morphe, OCC, Ofra, RCMA, RMS, Senna, Sigma, Sugarpill, Viseart. Located: USA International Shipping: Yes Free US Shipping: Yes, >$35.

CO Bigelow : ByTerry, Ellis Faas, Jane Iredale, Lipstick Queen, Smith & Cult. Non-Makeup : Astara, Bliss, Malin + Goetz, Dr Hauschka, Juliette Has A Gun, R+Co, La Roche-Posay, Terax, The Laundress, Tocca, Thank You Farmer. Located: USA International Shipping: Yes Free US Shipping: Yes, >$49.

Cosbar : Artis, Aerin, ByTerry, Chantecaille, Claudio Riaz, Cle de Peau, Fusion, Kjaer Weis, Le Metier, Phyto, Rodin, Serge Lutens, Sisley, Shiseido, Tata Harper, Tom Ford. Located: USA  International Shipping: NO. Free US shipping: Yes, >$49.

Dermstore : PerriconeMD, Lipstick Queen, Jouer, Kevyn Aucoin, ByTerry, Borghese, Anna Sui, Butter, Ellis Faas, Koh Gen Do, Le Metier, Paul & Joe, Sigma, Vapour, Vincent Longo, Tarina Tarantino. Located: USA International Shipping: NO. Free US Shipping: Yes, no minimum.

MemeBox : Probably you already know this one. Heavy on the indies and K-Beauty, rotating stock, frequent good deals, no subscription required. Etude House, Benton, Banila, Holika Holika, Innisfree, LaBiotte, Lador, Mizon, Pony Effect, Skinfood, TonyMoly, TooCoolForSchool. Located: USA International Shipping: NO. Free US Shipping: Yes, >$40.

Momomango : Mostly K-Beauty. 3 Concept Eyes, Holika Holika, Banila, Benton, Clio, Etude House, Innisfree, Lineage, Missha, Mizon, Skin Food, Sulshasoo, Tony Moly, Too Cool For School. Located: Canada International Shipping: Only USA, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. Free US Shipping: Yes, >$75.

RoseRoseShop : Banila, Berrisom, Clio, Etude House, Guerisson, Holika Holika, Innisfree, It’s Skin, Labiotte, Laneige, Missha, Nature Republic, Peripera, Skinfood, Tonymoly, The History of Whoo, Too Cool For School. Located: South Korea International Shipping: Yes. Free US Shipping: No.

Space NK : Artis, ByTerry, Chantecaille, Eve Lom, Hourglass, Jin Soon, Kevyn Auction, Lipstick Queen, Lord & Berry, Malin + Goetz, Smith & Cult, Sunday Riley, Surratt, Tata Harper, Viseart. Located: UK, USA International Shipping: Yes Free US Shipping: Yes, >$50.

Violet Grey : Heavily “selected” / “edited” offerings, but some great brands. Avene, ByTerry, Byredo, Charlotte Tilbury, Chantecaille, Eve Lom, Glossier, Hourglass, Indie Lee, Jin Soon, Kjaer Weis, Lipstick Queen, RGB, RMS, Serge Lutens, Sisley, Surratt, Tom Ford, Tata Harper. Located: USA International Shipping: NO. Free US Shipping: Yes, no minimum.

YesStyle : Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese brands. Shiseido, Missha, Skinfood, A’Pieu, Tony Moly, She Uemura, Lineage, Etude House, Holika Holika, Sulwhasoo, Berrisom, su:m37, Nature Republic. Located: South Korea International Shipping: Yes. Free US Shipping: Yes, >$35.

Shopped any of these before? Got any favorites of your own? Tell all!