Online shopping is barely new in the Philippines, and I know some Filipinos are still wary purchasing online because there are a lot of fake products especially makeups being sold thru the internet. And then there’s also the uncertainty if the seller is legit and won’t scam you. So I’m saving you all the trouble of long Google research and accidentally buying fake makeups. Below is the list of trusted online beauty shops in Philippines that sells authentic makeup products. And no, they are not resellers from Facebook, Instagram or even those websites that get their stocks from resellers like Shopee. These are legitimate online beauty shops registered in DTI (or its counterpart if based abroad) and some of them have actual stores you could visit. And the best part, some of them give discounts that you could find in voucher sites Philippines.
1. Sephora Philippines – Just in case you still didn’t know yet, Sephora is now available in the Philippines. Though only online and not a brick and mortar, and also limited brands are in it as of the moment. No YSL, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Fresh or Urban Decay, at least for now. For payments, they accept credit card, PayPal, and bank deposit through Dragon Pay. And you can also find beauty deals at Sephora Philippines. They also offer free shipping to the Philippines if you spend Php1500 and above. (UPDATE: 11/11/2017: Fresh is now available in Sephora Philippines!!)
2. Beauty MNL – This one is like the Net-A-Porter of Manila but focuses on beauty. They’re not only an online beauty shop but also a webzine that publishes articles from beauty roundups, tips, and interviews with local celebrities. All beauty products they feature are available in their shop, and their products range from western to Asian brands. For payments, they accept credit card, PayPal, and bank deposit. This is my favorite Manila-based online shop because they often have promos such as Php1 nationwide shipping, and they also make those hard to get Western brands (i.e. Glossier & GlamGlow) accessible for Filipino beauty junkies.
3. GlamourBox – They are popular as a beauty subscription box, but GlamourBox is also an online beauty shop. They have brands that are not easy to find in the Philippines like Beauty Blender, Pixi, GlamGlow, and Ofra. For payments, they also accept credit card, PayPal, and bank deposit. What I like about this shop is that they have loyalty rewards. Whenever you shop with them you can get points that you could use for the purchase.
4. Althea Philippines – If you’re looking for Korean beauty products, I highly recommend this shop. They offer the lowest possible prices and has a wide range of Korean brands. They also sell a currated beauty box. You can learn more about them in my post here. For payments, they accept credit card, PayPal, COD, and bank deposit. You can also visit this page Althea coupon code Philippines to get discounts. Since the products are straight from South Korea, I get asked a lot if their orders will be held in the customs and if they have to pay pricey customs duty, the answer is NO and NO. For more details, read my Althea FAQ post here. Lastly, they offer free shipping to the Philippines if you spend Php999 and above.
5. StyleKorean – I’ve been hearing about this online shop since last year but I only tried them last June 2017, and I love their vast array of Korean beauty products! If there’s a K-beauty product you couldn’t find in BeautyMNL or Althea, there’s a huge chance you’ll find it here. This shop is based in Seoul, South Korea, and just like Althea and Sephora they also offer FREE SHIPPING to the Philippines if you spend Php1500 and up. No need to worry about customs duty as well because they have a local courier partner so your orders will be ship directly to your house without paying any customs tax.
6. MUP Store – This shop has better stocks than Sephora Philippines, there I said it! I only learned about this shop from a friend who owns a photography studio and does makeup services. What I like about this shop is that they sell hard to find beauty products especially those that are sold abroad like Pat McGrath, Jour Lip Cream, Jeffree Star, Kylie Cosmetics, and more. They’re also the official reseller of “The Ordinary” a new brand that has so much hype recently because of the insane 6500+ people on their waiting list.
7. Cosmetix Unlimited – This is the one-stop shop for all local beauty brands like Kiss Proof, City Color, and Detail. Actually, this is where I bought my Detail Matte Lipstick, a super good long lasting liquid matte lipstick that can be a dupe for Kylie Lip Kits. For payments, they accept credit card, PayPal, and bank deposit.
BONUS: Zalora – This is one isn’t exactly an online beauty shop, but it is one of the biggest online shops in the Philippines where you could buy clothes, shoes, accessories and some beauty products from foreign and local brands like NYX, Maybelline, Wet N’ Wild and Happy Skin. And you can use this Zalora Philippines discount code “ZBAP0rX” to get 10% off on your first purchase.
UPDATE: November 11, 2017
Since online shopping is booming, I discover more online beauty shops in the Philippines. So I decided to update this post whenever I find a new one. But of course, I will only add those that sell cosmetic products that are hard to find locally, trusted sellers that provide authentic products and have their own website.
KBeauty Cafe – I discovered this shop through a Preview Magazine’s beauty editor, so you know they could be really trusted. They also have a decent list of brands like Benton, By Wishtrend, CosRx, Heimish, Klairs, Missha, Neogen, Son & Park, Innisfree, Peripera, Mediheal, Pyunkang Yul, and more! But what I like about them is they have reasonable prices, they keep their operating costs down so that can provide you the best value.
Skincare Curator – I discovered this local online beauty shop through a Facebook group and I was impressed by the products they sell from brands which are hard to find locally like The Ordinary, Neogen, Klairs, Benton, Son & Park, Hada Labo, Pyungkang Yul, Heimish, CosRx and more!
Coolest MNL – I haven’t tried buying from this site yet, but they’re highly recommended by many people, including influencers and local beauty websites. They have on-hand items and accepts pre-orders. Brands they sell are Glossier, Mario Badescu, The Ordinary, and more. For payments, they accept bank deposit.
Calyxta – Another online shop that I hear A LOT, like every month whenever someone recommends a new product. They sell many brands, from Korean to Western, all that are those hard to find locally like Glossier, ColourPop, Lime Crime, 3CE, April Skin, Avene, Jeffree Star, Milk Makeup, and more.
Beauty Bar Philippines – You’re probably familiar with this shop because they have some brick and mortar around Metro Manila malls, but those who can’t go to their stores can still shop from them online. They have brands from foreign to local like Happy Skin. I honestly haven’t shopped from this site yet so I don’t know the payment methods but for sure they accept credit cards.
Suesh – This shop actually sells makeup tools, such as brushes, vanity cases, mirrors and even chairs and everything a professional makeup artist needs. I haven’t tried buying from them online, but I highly recommend them because their brushes are high quality. I bought mine in a store in Alabang Town Center.
BeautyShare – I haven’t tried shopping in here yet, but they are operated by ILoveKStars which is a popular K-drama fangirl page in the Philippines. By that, yes, they sell Korean beauty products that they got from South Korea, as well as some cute socks.
Do you know more online beauty shops in Philippines that sells authentic beauty and makeup products? Share it below!