Where to Buy Urban Decay, Lime Crime, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Other Hard to Come by Brands For Us European Gals

Hey Guys,

So working in beauty retail here in Copenhagen I get a lot of customers asking if we carry Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly HIlls, OCC, Lime Crime, and Stila (to only name a few). Unfortunately these brands are not available here. So I thought I’d compile a list of my favorite European websites for those coveted beauty products that we’ve all seen on Instragram, YouTube and every other social media outlet out there.

cultbeautyCultbeauty.co.uk

Awesome website. It stocks loads of amazing brands including Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kevin Aucoin, and Face Atelier Cosmetics.

Shipping is always on point, securely packaged, arrives quickly, and is even free once you spend over a certain amount.

CocktailcosmeticsCocktailcosmetics.co.uk

This website is definitely my guilty pleasure. So many amazing brands. They stock Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), Lime Crime, NYX, and Sugar Pill. They also carry brushes  from Sigma and Real Techniques.

The shipping is super quick, and the items are secure in a box and nicely wrapped so your items don’t arrive broken or smashed.

beautybay.comBeautybay.com

This is where you can get your hands on Urban Decay and Too Faced products. They also carry a huge selection of skincare and hair care products.

They offer both free and express delivery. Normally my packages come within the estimated time but they can sometimes be a bit slow. Other than that the items show up nicely packaged to minimize risk of damage during transport.

hqhair.comHQhair.com

They carry great brands including Urban Decay, Nars, Pixi, Kardashian Beauty, as well as many renowned skin care brands. And as the name suggests they carry a plethora of hair care brands and products.

Delivery is free, arrives within estimated time, and is well packaged. No complaints here :)

lookfantasticLookfantastic.com

They also carry Urban Decay and Too Faced along with brands like Benefit and Stila.

They also offer free shipping and it’s always on time and well packaged.

What I love about these sites is the amazing selection of hard to come by brands and products (especially in Denmark), the reliable and overall quick delivery, and since they come from the UK (i.e within the EU), no import taxes or VAT are added to the item upon delivery so regardless if they were available here it would be much cheaper to purchase from the UK.

Im still trying to track down where I can get Tarte in Europe but as of now to no avail (I’m obsessed with their Maracuja Self tanner and blushes). If you have any holy grail websites for makeup and beauty shopping then totally list them below.

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Eyeshadow Palette

Hey guys,

So if you dont follow me on Instagram (@binky-diamonds) then you might not know that Im pretty much addicted to the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow filling products. I use the Brow Wiz almost everyday to fill in, sculpt, and shape my brows.  You can pick up Anastasia Beverly Hills in Sephora in the US and my internationals can get the products here at cultbeauty.co.uk. Good news for my danish girls, since it comes from the UK we wont be hit with really bad taxes 😀

Recently Anastasia Beverly Hills extended their product line to include awesome eyeshadow pallets and kits. Considering the hype and gorgeous swatches I’ve seen on other blogs I knew had to get my hand on one. So I went for the Catwalk Eyeshadow Palette ($35) and thought I’d share all its gorgeous greatness with you all 😀

anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_4The set is housed in a nice sturdy box with textured leopard print…Love it!!
anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpaletteThe set comes with 10 eye shadows in various shades and finishes, a double ended brush and a beautiful look book.
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Now lets get onto the swatches shall we!!!

Call Back: A golden shimmery champagne shade with a frosted finish. Love love love this shade, it has a buttery soft texture, great pigmentation, easy application and blendability.

anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_callbackStrut: A deep eggplant shade with golden purple micro glitters. Smooth texture, great color pay off, and easy to blend.
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Scout: A rose gold with golden shimmer reflex. This is one of my favorite shades in the palette. I love the pink and gold mix. Again the texture is buttery smooth, the pigmentation is amazing and super easy to blend. Unfortunately the picture just doesn’t do it justice.

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Beauty Mark: A deep dark chocolate matte brown. The texture of this is more dry then the ones mentioned above. But it’s isn’t chalky and the color pay off is great. This shade requires a tad more attention to blending, as is the case with most matte shades, and needs a little more help in that department. Other then that a great staple to have in any palette.

anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_beautymarkLBD: A a deep slate grey with a matte finish. Its nearly black yet pulls more grey. Another great shade. This one is super pigmented, very nice texture for a matte shade, and blends super easily. anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_lbdDay Rate: A matte nude shade with a slight dusy pink undertone. Unfortunatly you cant really see the swatch as its almost the same shade as my skin but the texture is smooth and swatches opaque in one swipe. I love this one for my brow bone highlight or to blend out any harsh edges.
anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_dayrateCouture: A deep chocolate brown with gold and brown micro glitters. Once more another incredibly pigmented shade with great texture and blends easily
anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_coutureRTW: A shimmery bronze with warm orange undertones. Another stand out shade with awesome color pay off, texture and blendability
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10K: A shimmery light gold champagne shade. This one is lacking a bit in the pigment department. But with a  good base it really pops on the lid and works wonders as an inner corner highlight. I think this one would look great on darker skin tones and really pop against a deeper shade. The texture is very smooth and its very easy to blend.

anastasiabeverlyhills_catwalkpalette_10KPose: A purpley grey slate shimmer with silver, bronze and gold glitters. This shade has a bit more of a grainy texture compared to the others. Yet the pigmentation is amazing plus its easy to blend out.
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THE VERDICT:

4/5 for the amazing palette. The brush is definitely useful and performs well for a bonus product. The look book is beautiful and has some really detailed tutorials. The pigmentation, texture and ease of blending was amazing with the majority of the shades. Unfortunately Pose brought the grade down due to its slightly grainier texture than the other shades as well as 10K’s slight lack of pigmentation. All in all though this palette is a great one to have in any collection and I would definitely recommend this if your in the market for a natural palette.

Have any of you tried this palette or any other Anastasia products? What do you think? BTW keep a look out for new posts…I’ve got some goodies coming up like How To Rock a Deep Lip for Fall and Tips for Application and Longevity. I’ve also got a few more reviews and a new Night Time Skin Care Regime to ward off the evil dirt of city life…so keep your eyes peeled 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land