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    I'm having a clear out, and want to sell some of my professional makeup kit. Just had a look on ebay and they prohibit selling used makeup - the vast majority of my makeup has been tested, so it's pretty much all 'used'.

    Any ideas how I can shift it? To buy new it comes to £560, so I would like to sell it all for a decent price, but since I can't use ebay, I'm stuck for ideas....
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    gumtree? Make up forums? it is pretty iffy selling used make up
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    Let's hope this doesn't effect results

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    I don't think many people will want to buy it because of all the health and safety stuff to be honest I guess you could give it away but thats not much use
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    well like people said people probably won't buy it cause it's used - do you have a 'friday ad' in your area? cos that is a good place to sell stuff. if not i think you're screwed!
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    That's pretty sucky really. It's such an extensive kit too some of it was only used on a couple of jobs. I'll offer to sell it to a mate who's off to uni in Sept to do a makeup degree...

    Ta for your input girlies.
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    What exactly are you selling? I might be interested in a bulk job lot.
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    It's a mixture of theatrical, stage, fashion and special effects makeup and some misc items.
    Some hairdressing stuff too, like mannequin training heads with long human hair, hairbrushes, rollers, tongs etc.
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    some of it would sell well on blogs etc, but if you want to keep it all together as a kit then the friend option sounds good
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    Sterilise what you can with alcohol, you can dip lipsticks in it and it works with powders too because it just evaporates off.... then put it on a blog, where you have to comment to reserve an item and then accept payment by paypal. A lot of the Beauty Gurus off Youtube do it, just advertise on forums you belong to, twitter, facebook etc.

    That's just another idea if you reconsider I suppose, or for anyone else
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    You can try selling it on here :awesome:


    To me :ninja:
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    gumtree/ads? or here? :p: if people know you're a trained make up artist and are hygienic (i'm guessing you used clean brushes/washed between uses) then they might be more inclined to buy.
    training heads and stuff would prolly sell easy in september.
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    I've bought used makeup from ebay before, which suggests they don't really police it. If you just put it in small print I reckon you'll be fine.

    However, if that doesn't float your boat, try a car boot sale, where you can personally explain to people what's been used and how etc.
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    Local paper maybe? Selling it as one lot together to a student is probably your best bet.
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    ebay aren't super strict on the used makeup front. i've sold used makeup on there before, i just sanitize it if possible and state that, also how many times it's been used. believe it or not, people *are* willing to buy used makeup.
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    I'm having a clear out, and want to sell some of my professional makeup kit. Just had a look on ebay and they prohibit selling used makeup - the vast majority of my makeup has been tested, so it's pretty much all 'used'.

    Any ideas how I can shift it? To buy new it comes to £560, so I would like to sell it all for a decent price, but since I can't use ebay, I'm stuck for ideas....
    Hmm...You could swap online at makeupalley, if there was other make-up you were after. It would save money.
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    I think I'll put it on ebay... try it anyway. I just don't want my account to be suspended or owt, got a lot of stuff to sell right now lol.
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    I'm in the middle of putting some stuff (clothes, shoes, hats, lingerie) on ebay, I'll post the link when it's all on!
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    You could always stick an ad up in your local college and hope a student notes it
 
 
 

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