I thought this post would be useful for those of you who wanted to purchase beauty stuff available in the UK, but you live outside. The majority of our readers are from India and USA (you guys are spoilt in the shopping department by the way) so this post will show the retailers (reputed) who offers free international delivery. Woohooo! Well it's sad for your wallets.....
Asos: While Asos is mainly known for their clothes, they do stock a lovely little stash of beauty products; Nars, Illamasqua, Bourjois, Barry M, Benefit, Bare Minerals, Pixi and GHD (the straighteners) to name a few. However, certain products cannot be delivered to certain countries, but on the product page it will mention that.
Beauty Bay: They stock a ridiculous amount of products for hair, makeup, skincare, and electricals. Including: Balm Balm, Edward Bess, Eyeko, Face Atelier, HD Brows, Louise Young, Sarah Happ and Urban Decay.
Look Fantastic: Brands stocked includs Dermalogica, Too Faced, Benefit, Exx1, RMK, Urban Decay, Perricone MD, Real Technique (the awesome brushes from Pixiwoo) and Stila
HQ Hair: Stocks Nars, Urban Decay, Kardashian Beauty, Daniel Sandler, Pixi and Elizabeth Arden among many others.
Feel Unique: Stocks Biotherm, Elemis, Benefit, Eve Lom, Eyeko, Murad, Tanya Burr, Dior, Real Techniques, and Lancome
Illamasqua: Illamasqua also offers free delivery for purchases over the sum of £50 which to honest is quite easily spent on their site. Sign up for the newsletter: lots of flash sales!
I think there is a restriction on the shipping of nail polish via aeroplanes as that is illegal (at least it is from the UK).
It is also worth signing up for the newsletters from these companies as they email discount coupons very regularly and these typically range from 10% to 20% off your order.
This is by no means an exhaustive list but it does encompass the major online companies with the bigger presence here.
If you live in a country where you know things go missing from parcels (ahem India, Pakistan, Mauritius.....) then I would suggest paying for the tracked shipping option as it would add the extra peace of mind.
You might have to pay custom charges once the parcel arrives in your country but that's depending on your country's custom regulation and rules. I hope this post has been helpful to somebody!
Disclaimer: We are not being paid or compensated in any way to mention any of these companies. All views are my own. Check with your countries custom regulations prior to ordering.