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How do I sell my own makeup?

Asked San Lorenzo, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

I see a lot of people who get paid to promote makeup and I really want to get into that. #cosmetology #entrepreneur #makeup #promotions #social-entrepreneur

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Daniela’s Answer

Updated State of Goiás, State of Goiás, Brazil

Hi Mauilena,

Are you selling exclusively online? Will you be selling a boutique product that can only be found at exclusive stores? If you hope to see your products in a store window, you'll want to find out who the beauty buyer is for each retailer that you hope to be featured in.

Beauty buyers can be jaded. They're constantly being given new products to try and you really have to have something unique to get them to take notice.

Create a facebook page and twitter handle for your new beauty product. Start reaching out to everyone you know and send free sample products to anyone you think might be able to get your brand in front of the right person.

Contact beauty bloggers and writers and send them packages of your product to try. Hopefully they'll love it and blog about it to their readers.

If you work in a salon, ask your salon owner if you can keep some products at your station to sell to your clients.

Sell your cosmetic line in as many ways as possible. This includes visiting department stores directly to ask them to stock your cosmetics, selling online in your own shop and through auction or consignment stores and even through parties at which you demonstrate the cosmetics.

Have key selling points clearly in your mind. Have about five major reasons ready to tell people as to why your cosmetics line is amazing and worth trying. Be honest and have a background story as to why you started this business.

http://beautysupply.about.com/od/hairstylingproducts/tp/Beauty-Products-How-To-Start-Your-Own-Brand.htm

http://www.wikihow.com/Start-Your-Own-Cosmetics-Line

Good luck and Success!!

Updated
Try making a podcast about your new makeup line #instagram #facebook

Cicily’s Answer

Updated Las Vegas, Nevada

Beauty Business, how exciting!

  1. I think that it so fun when I am inviting to make-over parties, and the one hosting knows more about what I need for my skin, than I do: host your first party with family, and then friends.

  2. Start applying for jobs that sell make-up, like in the Mall stores near you, this way you keep a part-time job/volunteer work at your fingertips and the latest fashion as well: you MUST know product.

  3. Read all the beauty application tips on applying make-up in trend that you can, and keep up with creating the look on yourself, taking pictures of your work,

  4. Gather all your material in which you have learned and created and start posting pictures and blogging on your own site: WEEBLY is a good start and it is FREE free FREE! You are going to want to create a email list so that you can start emailing these tips to people, and they can start forwarding your tips on, so on and so forth...

Hope this helps GO GET'em!

Bill’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California

I'm new at this -- so I can't tell how old you are -- but if you are 18 you can start your own make-up network marketing business with a fantastic health, wellness and fitness company - Arbonne International. Many, many make-up artists and cosmeticians use their products. They have terrific, healthy, pure, safe, and beneficial products with no toxins or anything bad. They are totally green. My wife has been in this business for three years and she loves it. You can contact her if anything like this interests your entrepreneurial make-up spirit. http://dianetaub.arbonne.com -- Good luck.

abhi’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Try working as an intern in a couple of salons and then you can sell your makeup as you will have enough knowledge and experience as to know what will sell and what will not.

Prithwika’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Please go through the link below: https://www.makeupgeek.com/content/articles/how-to-start-your-own-makeup-line-qa/

Rohan’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

You can create your own make up video by going through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34TZehphuQY

You can start your own business if you have dedication to do that.

Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

Hi Mauilena!!

This link might be helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34TZehphuQY

Before starting your own business, it is always wise to start working for someone who has become successful and who has gone through most of the mistakes and learned from them so you won't have to. When you do this, do not let the people know that you might want to start your own business. They might look at you as a competitor and be hesitant. Also, you might decide that you want to work with them and help them grow their business. Keep your options open.

You could start at the cosmetics counter of a local store or start working with a home party organization such as Mary Kay.

Good luck!! Keep me posted!

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