8 Places to Score Hard-to-Find Beauty Products

Whether it’s foundation, eyeliner or lipstick, we all have our favorite beauty brands. Once we find one that we like, it’s hard to switch to anything else! But sometimes it’s difficult to find certain beauty brands at your local drugstore, so we turn to specialty makeup stores. We've all heard of Sephora—but here are 8 other places to find your favorite beauty brands, no matter what they are.

1. C.O. Bigelow

C.O. Bigelow is one of the oldest apothecaries in the United States. It’s a great place to find smaller makeup brands and has its own line of hair, skin and fragrance products. Beyond that, you can also buy brushes and styling tools, as well as candles and home goods. The only location is in New York City, but you can order online any time.

2. Beautyhabit 

Beautyhabit is a great online resource for more specific beauty brands. You can shop by category (like hair, fragrance or bath & body) and then by brand. There’s also an entire section devoted to natural and organic products if you’re specifically seeking good-for-you products. Generally, Beautyhabit tends to carry more luxury and high-end products from around the world, so you might have to splurge a little for the brand you love. Fortunately, it occasionally has “Outlet Sales,” so check back often to find great deals!

3. Soko Glam 

This website is great for discovering Korean beauty. Traditionally, Korean skincare is extremely high in quality, with innovative uses of natural ingredients. The founder Charlotte Cho personally curates all the brands on the site, so you know you’re getting the best of the best. Visit Soko Glam to find your favorite Korean beauty products or try something new!

4. FeelUnique.com 


Struggling to find a specific brand? Look no further! Feelunique.com offers hundreds of brands and thousands of products. You can search the brands alphabetically or by category. The only two locations are in the UK, but if you’re ordering online, you get free shipping over $20. Plus, they give you free beauty samples at check out! And then once you’re done shopping, check out the beauty how-to videos to ensure you look ***flawless.

5. SkinStore.com


This website also breaks down products by brand and indicates which ones are natural with a little green leaf. There are no Skin Store locations so you have to order online, however the site provides a live-chat option to talk to a specialist any time! You can also check the “Specials” section to receive free gifts when you buy certain products.

6. Bluemercury

Blue Mercury has a wide variety of beauty products with everything from tinted moisturizers to bath salts. You can shop by category or by brand, although your best bet is to look at the “Products We Love” and “Best Sellers” sections. With locations in the Northeast, Midwest and on the west coast, you can shop in store or online.

7. Harmon Face Values


Who doesn’t love awesome beauty products and a good deal? Harmon Face Values offers a ton of popular products, all at reduced prices. It’s a great place to find popular brands you love, as well as the ones that are harder to find. The only locations are in the tri-state area, but you can always visit the site to order online. You get free shipping on orders $50 and more, plus you can sign up for special offers and discounts.

Where do you shop your favorite beauty brands, collegiettes?