Living in a small town is, for a beauty obsessed girl like me, very challenging and frustrating. None of my favourite UK brands, such as Sleek Makeup, Barry M, Jelly Pong Pong, and Models Own, are available here; nail polish brands like China Glaze are, but they usually cost an arm and a leg (ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but they’re way overpriced); and trend editions from Essence are sold out in no time! Boo!
That means I’m often forced to turn online for all my all my beauty needs. One of my new favourite online stores is Kosmetik 4 Less. Here, you can find lots of hard-to-find UK, German, and US brands at affordable prices. They also have some limited edition products that aren’t available in shops anymore. How wonderful is that?
How to order
Although Kosmetik 4 Less is, obviously, German, you can also view their website in English, French, and Italian, which makes shopping a lot easier! You can search by brand (Essence has its own section!) or by type of product. When you’ve found what you’re looking for, simply add it to the cart. When you’re done, hit check out. You’ll be asked to register your details and address, and then it’s time to pay. You can do so with either paypal (my favourite method) or credit card. If you live in Germany, you can even pay on delivery. Convenient, isn’t it? Too bad this service isn’t available for everyone!
Postage, packaging, and delivery
Kosmetiks 4 Less ships worldwide. Orders are sent by DHL in Germany and Austria, and by post/DHL everywhere else. They are all insured. P&P are reasonable. If you live in Germany, shipping costs are €3,90, for other European countries €6,90, and for the rest of the world €10,90. Considering that a lot of websites charge €10 for delivery a package from an EU country to another, I think their P&P charges are quite competitive. Plus, delivery is very quick. My order arrived within 5 days. Everything was carefully packaged, in excellent condition, and nothing was missing. I was very impressed, and I will surely order from them again soon.
Kosmetik 4 Less is a German store that sells lots of hard-to-find-locally UK, German and US brands at affordable prices. Their website is easy-to-use, P&P are reasonable, and delivery quick.