If you’re anything like me, you would rather spend an extra $20 to avoid paying $7 in shipping. That’s why I love Amazon Prime. I love having free two-day shipping, and to me, it’s totally worth the $100 a year. If you order 5 or 6 times, you’ve already made up for it in shipping. However, buying things on Amazon can be risky, especially when it’s something like clothing or makeup. So, how can you be confident in the makeup you order from Amazon?
One way to do this is to filter your search results by what is available through Amazon Prime. This way, you know you’ll at least get your products, and they are backed up by Amazon. Amazon’s customer service has been super helpful on the rare occasions that I haven’t gotten my items, and they’ve given me a full refund as well as a free month of Prime. By shopping with Amazon Prime, your purchases are safer than they would be from a third-party seller.
Another way you can be confident in your Amazon purchases is to read the reviews on a product. If more people have issues with the product than think it’s great, stay away. More often than not, we are the rule rather than the exception, so avoid makeup that very few people haven’t had problems with. Also, look to the reviews to see if the shade descriptions and pictures are accurate. If they aren’t, you may still find something you like, but be wary of it, because it could be inconsistent. I don’t know about you, but I like consistency in my makeup shades. If I find something I like, I don’t want it to be different the next time I buy it.
Finally, you can ensure you get what you’re looking for by shopping by brand. When you shop by department and choose health and beauty, you have the option to shop by brand, so you can buy makeup from brands you already know and love. You can also search brands in all departments, because sometimes things don’t get tagged correctly. Amazon has lots of brands available, like NYX, Revlon, Benefit, and many more, so you can easily find your favorites. A lot of them are available at cheaper prices than you can find in stores, which is great for people like me, who like to save money.
Amazon is a great way to buy makeup, but you have to be careful, because things don’t always live up to their descriptions. If you follow the steps above, however, you should be able to find great makeup that you can be confident in. What are some things you’ve bought from Amazon that you weren’t sure about at first, but now you love?