Shopping online for beauty products has never been easier, with GCC-based sites and international e-tailers delivering top brands to the region. But where to click? To make your next shopping trip easier, here are our top five online beauty stores that deliver to your door. Get shopping!
This UK-based beauty e-tailer stocks everything your makeup bag could possibly desire – and more. Sign up to its newsletter for first dibs on special products and sales. Shop at Cult Beauty
Top brands: The Ordinary, Huda Beauty, Alpha-H, Iconic London, The Konjac Sponge Company, Two Faced
Our pick: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Delivery fee: Free for orders over £40 (AED195), otherwise £6.95 (AED34). Priority DHL shipping costs £25 (AED122).
Delivery time: 5-15 business days. Priority DHL shipping is 2-4 business days.
Extras: Free luxury samples on orders over £50 (AED245)
The Dubai-based founders of Powder test all the products themselves, so you can rest assured you’re shopping from a curated list of proven products. The website is easy to navigate with a handy “Help Me Shop” section, as well as sections for men and organic products. You can also shop via your skincare concern, making the experience even easier. Shop at www.powder.ae
Top brands: Oribe, Mizon, Philip B, Hampton Sun
Our pick: Oribe Impermeable Anti-humidity Spray
Delivery fee: Standard delivery, AED20. Same-day delivery to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, AED50. Delivery to GCC, AED37 (free for orders over $250)
Delivery time: Same day, next day and 3-5 business days
Extras: Check out the “Gifts” section for ideas for beautiful presents, from silk pillowcases to skincare sets.
Shop this makeup boutique from Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp. It focuses mainly on popular makeup brands but at a discount price. Shop at Limeade Boutique.
Our pick: Pinky Goat reusable lashes
Delivery fee: AED30
Delivery time: 1-3 business days
Extras: You can pay cash on delivery.
The site for those in the know – if you really want to perfect your beauty regime and learn how to layer products for flawless skin, this is the place! It also stocks an impressive selection of retinols, glycolic acid and vitamin C and E products. Check out the Top Ten and Treatments sections to find the best products for you. Shop at Basharacare
Top brands: Dermalogica, Elemis, Obagi
Our pick: Obagi Medical Nu-Derm Hydrate Facial Mousurizer
Delivery fee: AED20, free in the UAE for orders over AED100
Delivery time: Order before 9am for same-day delivery and before 10am for next-day delivery in the UAE
Extras: Three fee samples with every order and a free full-sized gift with every order over AED500
This GCC-based e-tailer stocks a wide variety of international brands, with a good selection of makeup, fragrances and accessories. Beauty guides and video tutorials show you how to use the products. Shop at Glamazle
Top brands: Anastasia Beverly Hills, The Original Beauty Blender, Becca, Benefit, Cloud Nine, Fenty Beauty
Our pick: Miss Dior Chérie EDT 100ml
Delivery fee: Free for orders over AED250, otherwise AED25
Delivery time: 2-3 business days
Extras: Free gift for orders over AED400