I’m always looking for online shops that sells cosmetics at cheap prices, MAC items that I have missed and NYX cosmetics (they are so hard to find in Europe!), when one day I stumbled on Cocktail Cosmetics, an UK website that offers all these things!
In addition, to MAC and NYX products, Cocktail Cosmetics sells makeup and beauty items from a wide range of brands including Barry M, Gosh, Benefit, Opi, Stila, Bobbi Brown and Clarins to name just a few. Most of these products are limited edition or offered at a discount price and new items are added very often.
So far all the items I got from the website were authentic. I haven’t purchased any MAC products yet (but will soon) so I can’t personally vouch for those. But judging from the pictures that are up on the website, they all seem authentic to me, which is also what the people that bought from her website say. (I always do some research before ordering online as you never know).
Nice and reliable owner
But if you have doubts, don’t be afraid to contact Julie, the owner of the shop, and ask for more pictures and information about the products so that you can be 100% sure that you’re getting the real thing. You can also contact her to request any items you want but don’t see on the website and hopefully she will be able to track the item down and add it to her shop.
Ordering from the website is easy. You need to sign in and once that is done, you should get a confirmation email. I didn’t get one so I contacted Julie and she replied about an hour later saying she had checked my account and everything was in order. I was very pleased with the prompt response and I was able to make a purchase without any problems.
How to order
Just add the items you want to your basket and click checkout. You can pay in several ways: google check out, credit card or debit card and paypal which is the method I always use online. After you’ve paid, you should get a confirmation email (I got this one! lol).
Postage, packaging and delivery
All orders are shipped via Royal Mail. There is a flat rate of £2.95 for all orders to the UK, while postage to Europe and the rest of the world is sent via International signed for at £5.25 and £5.50 respectively for the first 3 items and each product after that is charged 25p.
Delivery is very quick. Usually it takes me about 10 days to receive packages from the UK but this time my order arrived after only 4 days! Also, all the items were carefully wrapped and arrived in perfect condition. I was very impressed and I’ll surely order from the website again and again!
Overall, my experience was positive. Cocktail cosmetics has a wide range of items including LEs and discounted products that are hard to find. Delivery is quick, the items well-packaged and Julie, the owner, is very sweet and helpful.