Hello everyone! I am starting a makeup line and would be super grateful for some information regarding the average price I can expect to pay per unit for pressed eyeshadows. Don’t worry I have more details to get a more specific answer
. First order will be at least 5,000 units per shade, and I only need to know the price ranges for the actual eyeshadow and the metal pan it’s pressed into (I already have the packaging and other business expenses worked out.) I’m looking at manufacturing in one of the factories on the East coast (I’m a makeup artist in NYC with a sizeable online following) and I’m asking this because I want to have some gauge for my price negotiations with the factories I speak to. It’s incredibly difficult to find this information anywhere, and I’ve heard everything from $0.04 to $1.25. Here are some more details regarding the shadows themselves:
High quality custom formulas that are very pigmented and blendable (I have examples of similar products to show the factory-nothing revolutionary just solid formulations-think top luxury brands)
pan sizes approximately .75g (this is flexible depending on what tooling the factory has on hand, all that matters is that it is smaller than the average 1.5ish gram pans)
Some shimmers and some mattes, obviously the price will vary a bit between the two, initially all fairly neutral shades (will play with exotic colors later on but not for the first release)
I really just need a price range. Of course it’s impossible to say exactly how much something will cost but a ballpark would be SO helpful. Really just any information y’all feel inclined to share. Including recs for trustworthy consultants (so far my industry knowledge has made it so I haven’t felt the need to hire one, this is really the only big question I’ve had difficulty finding an answer to.)
and just for funsies while we’re here, do any of you have first hand experience with the factories in the north east? I keep seeing Kolmar pop up. Anyway, thanks so much-this forum is so great and I super appreciate the community’s time and wisdom!