Buying ColourPop in the UK

Where to buy Colourpop Cosmetics

It might have a British spelling, but ColourPop isn’t available here in the UK. Though you probably know the brand. Launched in 2014, the Los Angeles based business aimed itself firmly at the Insta-generation. Trend-led, inexpensive colour cosmetics sold exclusively online through their own website.

This digital-first strategy worked: the brand is hugely popular and a firm fave within the YouTube and Instagram beauty community. And it only looks set to grow. Last year saw Sephora launch the line into stores.

Colourpop Concealer UK

Which still doesn’t help a girl out. Although both ColourPop and Sephora ship internationally now, getting the goods is not easy. Before you place that order, here are some things you should know…

Free international shipping over $50. That sounds good, you think. Got a bunch of ColourPop products on the old wish list. Ask the iPhone how much $50 is in pounds, it says £36. Fine, you say, let’s do it.

But hold your horses my spenny friend, there are some costly surprises in store. The first is on your bank statement. The iPhone is not a reliable currency converter it would seem. You have been relieved of a few extra pounds.

Colourpop Lippie Stix UK

Fast forward 11 days and Royal Mail will deliver you a card, but not the goods. For they too require payment. Customs fees. At an eye watering £17.

Not so affordable after all.

Til next time,

Hayley

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4 Comments

  1. February 6, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    And this is why I haven’t bitten the bullet & ordered yet. I really hope they get their act together & start selling on Cult Beauty, Cloud 10 etc so we can all join in the fun!

    • February 6, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      Totally. Don’t think I’ll order again until they do!

  2. June 5, 2018 / 9:15 am

    I wish they were here in uk . Tho I don’t mind paying a bit extra once in a while . Have you thought about making bigger order from few places in US and using forwarding company ? They were very popular the last few years . 🙂

    • June 5, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      You can get most things here now I think! But yes, I do wish we had Colourpop. Am so over paying customs fees though. H x

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