Lipstick and lipgloss packaging supplier?

aak418aak418 Member
edited November 2015 in Resources
I am looking for MAXIMUM 5000 pieces of empty lipstick and lip gloss tubes/packaging. No frills or labels, the lipsticks should be plain black plastic (or aluminum) and 12.7 mm cup size. The lip gloss tube should be clear, the wand/lid can be basically any color, and no more than 3.5-4mL in volume.

I've been talking to many different packaging companies and they all have a 10k-20k minimal order, it also looks like virtually nobody keeps inventory. I checked McKernan Packaging and they have a lip gloss tube that might work but I don't think they have the wiper insert that's the right size for it. The lipsticks they have also don't fit our molds.

If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great. I'm in NYC metro area. If you know someone who has an overstock or discontinued packaging that fits my description, please let me know!

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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    We run into the same minimum order problem, and no packaging supplier wants to keep that much inventory, even with stock packaging - it costs too much money to just hope that someone will eventually buy them.

    There is a  significant cost savings per tube, though, if you can afford to invest 10K. One of the strategies we've used successfully is to sign a contract guaranteeing a 10K purchase, but getting delivery (and being billed) monthly. Of course, there's an extra charge for this, but it's usually less than the cost of carrying that much packaging inventory in our warehouse.

    I think your best bet will be making a deal with Qosmedix - http://www.qosmedix.com/ They already have all the lipgloss tubes you will need, and you can probably get them to source the lipstick tubes for you.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • I checked Qosmedix, they have the lip gloss tubes but not the wiper for them, at least I don't think so, but I contacted them anyway.

    We really can't invest into 10k units. Like I said, 5000 max, preferably less. The person who had my job before I did, she was the one who ordered lip product components, and of course didn't leave any information about what suppliers she used...


  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    If you don't have invoices and records of what supplier got paid how much, when, and for what, you have far bigger problems than just trying to source components.

    You may need to hire a consultant for more  help with finding tubes, etc.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • BeatriceBeatrice Member
    edited November 2015
    I recommended WWP, turns out they tried to get my client too. Jerhel has a nice assortment of in stock components. I specifically use
    Ivan Vashchenko
    (201) 688-1280

    Rachel Lynn Gouvanis
    Packaging Consultant
    Anything Is Possible!
    America’s only Hybrid Packaging Supplier
    Berlin Packaging
    1 Bridge Plaza North #419          
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024 USA
    Email: Rachel.Gouvanis@BerlinPackaging.com

    Both will try and work with below minimum quantities but please mention my name so they know who sent you.

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