ColourPop’s popularity has gone through the roof with their great quality but very affordable products i.e eyeshadows and lipsticks. They have products in a variety of shades which will suit different skin tones. Everyone can find a shade of lipstick or eyeshadow that suits them. Their Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are great. The lipsticks dry matte and do not budge all day. There is no need to reapply. Did I mention that they are cheap as chips?!
But….they do not ship to the UK or internationally! You cant even use a UK debit/credit card or Paypal on the website to make a purchase!!! Which meant that I had to find a way to ship them over myself!
This post will be a detailed explanation of how to get them into your perfectly manicured hands. Warning! This post will be picture heavy.
Keep your eyes peeled for the amazing Colourpop giveaway coming up!
www.comgateway.com – this website enables you to buy American products and ship out the products internationally. They do this by giving you an American postal address when you register so you can enter this address while buying goods online. This address will be the address that you ship your items to. Once the item(s) arrive as your US shipping address, Comgateway will ship it to you in the UK. The rates for international shipping are quite reasonable, especially if you are buying alot of products.
Warning! Colourpop lipsticks are $6 each, so it is tempting to go a little cray cray! I love using Comgateway because the instructions are simple and clear at every step and they communicate with you regularly.
They charge international shipping based on the weight of the item.
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
When you open the site, you might be taken to this page below. If so, click ‘Take me to old website’ located at the top of the page (the old website is easier to find your way around).
The old website looks like this below (I find the old website easier to find what I am looking for. It’s personal preference):
Firstly, you need to register.
When you register you will be given a US postal address. You will need to enter your UK home address at this point for the international shipping.
Go to the Home page. In the ‘Start Shopping‘ box, type in the website where you would like to buy your items from e.g www.colourpop.com and hit the ‘Search’ button
It will take you to the BuyForMe page. You need Comgateway to buy the product for you, as Colourpop does not allow UK debit/credit cards, or even a UK address. You should use the ‘BuyForMe’ service.
Go to the Colourpop website, find the product you want and copy the URL of the product. Paste this into the ‘BuyforMe’ form. Fill out the form with the other details of the product. I only filled out the Product name, Unit Price, Quantity and URL of Product.
Do this for each product if you are buying multiple products. Every time you add a product, you should be able to see it on the left hand side of the page. Double and triple check that all the details are correct. (You don’t want to make the payment on the merchant site so keep this box unticked)
When you have completed this, click view cart. Once you are happy with the products that are in your cart, click checkout.
Comgateway will add a small ‘BuyForMe’ fee. This is usually 10% of the value of your order.
The next page will ask for instructions on what to do if an item is out of stock. I chose ‘Place my order for the remaining items’. Comgateway will only charge you for the products that they ordered on your behalf.
This page asks about the shipping to the US postal address that Comgateway has given to you. Chose which option you want. You pay more for the faster delivery.
Colourpop only have one delivery option on their website, so paying for faster delivery will probably not make a difference to the time when your products will arrive at the US address.
Input your payment details for the cost of the product in dollars + the BuyforMe charge.
Once Comgateway have confirmed this, you will receive an email detailing your order. Comgateway usually place your order within 48 hours. But I found that they did it much sooner.
Once Colourpop have dispatched the products to your US postal address, Comgateway will send you an email. They will also send you another email when your products arrive at the US address.
I will do Part 2 of this series, so that this post isn’t too long.
Stay tuned for my Colourpop giveaway in Part 2!!!
*this is not a sponsored post