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How To Get Into The Makeup Business

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In this section, you will find companies that are exploring options to carry cosmetic products in their catalog or stores. You will also find cosmetics entrepreneurs that are in the process of creating their product lines and beginning production. If your are just starting in this fascinating business, this is the best place to post your company listing.

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Eisley Rose Cosmetics
Beauty for Busy Women and Beauty for a Cause. Whether women work from home or from the office, they don't have time to touch up their makeup throughout he day and we have a solution. No more raccoon eyes and a fresh look all day! 10% of proceeds are given to Destiny Rescue where children are saved from human trafficking and freed from the sex trade industry. Let us help you and help them.
Fort Worth, Texas
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TMC The Makeup Club
The Makeup Club The countdown is on. We値l be launching soon. Sign up via our website for 50% off launch deals. High quality makeup at affordable prices. Available worldwide.
London
United Kingdom
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SKYN Clinic & Apothecary
Custom blended skin care and makeup Cosmecutical Natural Paraben Free
suwanee, Georgia
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Bonny & Blythe, LLC
Bonny & Blythe, LLC is an internet health and beauty business embracing a comprehensive approach to at home anti-aging skin care proven by scientific research to be beneficial to maintain healthy skin throughout life stages. We specialize in affordable spa quality, high-end skin care treatments utilizing active ingredients proven by scientific research. We promote a broad range of supportive skincare modalities such as, proper nutrition, exercise, and non-invasive treatments.
Cupertino, California
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TATA COSMETICS
Make up and skin care line that will serve every demographic of women and be moderately priced for all.
Houston, Texas
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ELYT.ES
online store specialized in nail polishes vegans, from peta org, also organic products, stamping plates, anything about nail art, organic cosmetics and make up not tested in animals.
el Campello, Alicante
Spain
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spa Relaken
spa , Hot Stone yoga studio, massage, Aroma
torrance, California
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Jazmin Sarai
The treasury of scent and sound. Jazmin Sarai is an artisan perfume company founded by perfumer Dana El Masri. Scented songs for the soul!
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
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BeatQueen Cosmetics
BeatQueen Cosmetics is a color cosmetics company centered around women empowerment, music and love of makeup.
Houston, Texas
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Ebony Cosmetics
Ebony cosmetics is a cosmetics company tailored to towards medium to dark skin tones. Ebony Cosmetics foundation shades are focused on medium/dark to very dark shades only. I am looking for a private label manufacturers to cater to the needs of African-American women.
LEICESTER
United Kingdom
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The Beat Collection
Specializing in make up bibs and make up bags. Looking to expand in the near future to make up and make up brushes.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Legendary Hair company
Legendary Hair & Co. Is an online store providing human hair extensions of the best quality and value. Hair origins include Brazilian and Indian. Several textures and colors for selection. Fast free shipping for all orders. Grand Opening promo code GO4LH&CO Backed by the knowledge of a licensed cosmetologist with 21 years experience in the industry! BE A LEGEND!
Spencer, Oklahoma
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Oms organic modern solution
100% natural, Ayurvedic hair and body oils. Stimulating hair growth, nourishment and condition. Eyelash growth stimulating oil.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Colway International
Collagen-extracted from fish skin using a method patented in Poland, it is the only natural source of peptides which penetrate the epidermis and stimulate the activity of fibroblasts. It targets the root cause of wrinkles-the collagen loss. Superoxide dismutase(SOD) provides the skin with complete antioxidant protection. Thymosinβ4 is used for the first time in the mass production of skin care products.
Walsall
United Kingdom
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American Pharma Care
We are an American Pharma care company based in Cairo EGYPT with branch in California U.S.A.for Pharmaceutical , Cosmetics ,, and health care products We are very much interest to cooperate with comp
12 Elfareek Mahmoud Shokry   Kobry Elkobba CAIRO ,  11111  Egypt  
Blackrock Plastics, LLC
We will buy all your plastics scrap. We pickup in all 48 states.
1375 Broadway   New York ,  New York  10018  
Body Allure Day Spa
Skin Care & Wellness Center specializing in Non Invasive Face Lift System for Private or Commercial use.
bodyalluredayspa@gmail.com   Los Angeles ,  California  90049  
Colorful Diva by Ros
ALL NATURAL MINERAL MAKEUP
  ORLANDO ,  Florida  32808  
Body By Shea
Natural Skin and Hair Shea Butter Products
2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd   Dayton ,  Ohio  45459  
Renewconcept
3979 Oak Street   Fairfax ,  Virginia  22030  
MAQUILLAGE INDIA
MAQUILLAGE INDIA is a styling and makeover firm catering to ad-world and film industry in INDIA. The company is now looking forward to developing it's oown color cosmetics range which will be launched
  ahmedabad ,  380054  India  
BLACK SHEEP COSMETICS
We sell cosmetics. We also train makeup artists, aspiring makeup ,self taught makeup artists, and people who love makeup how to become independent beauty consultants.
135-02 227 street   Laurelton ,  New York  11413  
ETS DAIN
We are a young family-run and success-oriented trade establishment based in Cotonou, Benin Republic and well experienced in the successful wholesale marketing and distribution of various household pro
CARRE 122 MISSEBO   COTONOU ,  00229  Benin  
Click any supplier to ask for quotations:

Bonny & Blythe, LLC
Cupertino, California

Legendary Hair company
Spencer, Oklahoma

BeatQueen Cosmetics
Houston, Texas

spa Relaken
torrance, California

TMC The Makeup Club
London, United Kingdom

TATA COSMETICS
Houston, Texas

ELYT.ES
el Campello, Alicante, Spain

The Beat Collection
Charlotte, North Carolina

Eisley Rose Cosmetics
Fort Worth, Texas

Entering the Cosmetic Business is possible if you understand how it works and you establish clear goals.

The Cosmetic Business is divided up into several general areas:

  • Color Cosmetics or Make up,
  • Treatment or Skin Care,
  • Fragrance and
  • Health and Beauty Aids, or HBA ,a broad area that includes everything from shampoo to foot products.
Please read along about the first steps in how to get into the makeup business, or you can directly browse the information categories in the left menu.

These products can be produced for you by companies that specialize in one or several of these areas. If you want a line of products with your label on the package you have two potential directions:

Private Label and Contract Filler. If your quantities are really small, you might even want to consider making your own blends and filling your own bottles. It all depends on what quantity of each product you want and how "custom" the products need to be. Generally, if the quantity is small and you are willing to accept the product types and packaging that already exists - your choice would be a Private Label house. The Private Label company maintains a ready supply of components and finished goods. By using different variations and combinations, and applying your custom labeling or decoration, you can usually find a satisfactory "custom" look.

Once your quantity requirements get larger (several thousand per item) a Contract Filler might be a better choice. You become responsible for providing the packaging components, labels, etc., and the Filler makes the formula and fills your components. What you get is a truly custom product from formula to packaging, but a lot more depends on you.

In both cases, selling products under your name makes you legally responsible for the product in all areas including labeling (regulated by the FDA) and product claims. And the FDA has determined that your claims include not only what you say on the label but what you say in any brochures or other advertising material. You will also be the first one contacted if a consumer experiences any adverse reactions to your product. This means you should educate yourself about such things as stability, shelf life, and Product Liability Insurance.

CosmeticIndex.com has several resources that can provide orientation about how to get into the makeup business. Check out Industry Resources and Trade Associations. ICMAD (Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors) is the appropriate trade association for companies entering the industry. ICMAD can provide general guidance on regulations and government support and even has a Group Products Liability Policy for members.

Private Label: Getting finished products made with your label in small quantities.

Ideal for

  • Beauty Salons
  • Boutiques
  • Single Stores

Quantities: a few pieces up to several hundred of each product
What you need: almost nothing but money and an idea of the types of products you want.
Advantages: gets you into the business fast without large startup or inventory costs
Disadvantages: you are limited to the shades, products, and packaging carried by the supplier.

Contract Filling: Getting products made with your label in larger quantities.

Ideal for

  • Chain Stores
  • Companies that want to develop a single product or a single line of products for wide distribution

Quantities: usually 5000 pieces with the exception of shaded items which are usually 2000 pieces per shade.
What you need: packaging, artwork, displays and possibly consultants in marketing and product design.
Advantages: Custom made products from the ground up, and lower per piece cost.
Disadvantages: requires a large investment and support staff.

Alternative suggestions: If you don't have expertise in the Cosmetic Industry consider using consultants. Some can act as your marketing and product development staff. Some specialize in technical, formulation and regulatory issues. Some, called Full Service Development Companies can put together an entire line of products using their knowledge and experience, and will arrange for everything from formulation development to the final package.

Special note on Fragrances: To produce a custom fragrance in small quantities is a difficult task. You must first work with one of the essential oil houses who will blend the ingredients according to your guidelines. Then you must locate a filler who will do the rest of the steps necessary to bring the essential oils into a finished product like a perfume, cologne, etc.

Accessories & Displays: Accessories such as brushes, applicators, etc. as well as counter displays, tester displays, can be bought in both small and large quantities.

If you are thinking about starting your own cosmetics line, and would like to receive quotations for your ingredients, packaging, labels, etc, please browse the categories in the left menu and contact the companies in the appropriate category. This would be a starting point to learn about how to get into the makeup business.

If you want to advertise your cosmetics company, you can sign up below, for free, and get a listing in one of our supplier categories. This way you will be able to find you when they search for "how to get into the makeup business".

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