How can I sell makeup online

Cosmetic article policy

Used cosmetic items pose both a health and safety risk as the products and applicators often come into direct contact with the body.

What does the principle say?

  • Offers for used cosmetics, sponges or applicators are not permitted. These include products such as skin moisturizers, sunscreens, perfumes, lipsticks, nail polish, eye and face makeup, shampoos, perms, hair colors, toothpaste and deodorants.
  • Used cosmetic brushes can be sold provided they have been cleaned thoroughly.
  • Cosmetics, scented water, perfumes and lotions must be offered in the original container.
  • Cosmetic articles that are manufactured in-house must meet all legal requirements.

Activities that violate the eBay principle can result in a wide variety of measures. This includes, for example, the termination or cancellation of offers by eBay, poorer positions for all offers of the seller in the search results or the exclusion of offers from the search results. A poorer seller rating, restrictions on buying or selling activities or the blocking of the eBay account are also possible. Fees that have already been paid or are still to be paid for offers or accounts that require action on our part will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your eBay account.

Helpful links

For help with eBay policy violations, visit our Seller Inquiries portal. There you will find all the information you need to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

Why does eBay have this principle?

We require sellers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations when listing items on eBay. Since the sale of used cosmetic items may be regulated or prohibited by law or may cause damage to eBay or its members, we do not allow sellers to discontinue these items.