6 Tips For Buying Beauty Products Online

By Marie Claire and MAC

Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular with fashion because of the convenience of browsing through items without the effort of trying things on or even leaving your couch! There’s no reason you can’t have the same easy and fun experience when shopping for beauty products. Here are some tips on the best way to shop for beauty products online. Only shop from reputable sites When buying products, make sure to shop only from official stockist sites. This way, you have a guarantee that the product you’ll receive is brand new, undamaged and good quality. Do some research The best thing about shopping on your computer or phone is that you have access to other resources while you shop. Read a few reviews on the product you’re interested in buying to get other users’ experiences. You can also do a quick search for the product on Pinterest, Tumblr or Instagram where users are more likely to have posted pictures of themselves using the product – the shade in the bottle or tube often looks different to what it looks like on someone’s skin. Sign up for newsletters with your favourite brands Register with your favourite beauty brands to get information about their new products, sales and limited edition collections first. This way, you won’t have to deal with the disappointment of finding the perfect product only to realise it’s sold out. If your makeup is not sealed on delivery, send it back Clean and undamaged products are something you should insist on. If a package is open or a product has been used, you face the risk of infection and you’re not getting your money’s worth. Be safe When buying products with your credit card online, you can never be too careful. Install an antivirus programme on your computer to stop hackers, check your bank statements online regularly, don’t give your ID number or birth date online (no reputable site will ever ask for this information with your credit card details), look out for the padlock icon next to the page URL and a web site address that begins with ‘https:’ instead of ‘http:’ – this means that the site is secure. So now that you have this arsenal of knowledge, there’s no excuse not to give online beauty shopping a try! We’re currently loving MAC’s bold new Viva Glam collection, all available to shop now. Source: marieclaire.co.za

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