Many women are looking for work-at-home opportunities, and you might be one of them. But you don’t want just any old work-from-home job. You want a fun niche, one that makes you feel good, and has products you adore!

Well, look no further. We’ve got a list of the best work-at-home businesses for beauty and makeup lovers right here.

Best Work-at-Home Businesses for Beauty and Makeup LoversHere is a massive list of beauty, skincare, and makeup direct sales companies to choose from. 

Specializes in scientifically advanced skincare and makeup with good-for-your-skin ingredients. According to their website, the average show takes in about $400, and at 35% commission, your cut is $140. As with any business, the more you put into it, the more you’ll earn. If you’re looking for bath and body collections, anti-aging products, and more, you might want to check them out!

  • Business opportunity open to US and Canadian residents.
  • Aloette has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Their products are good for you and kind to the earth. There are several ways to earn with Arbonne, including 35% profit on your personal retail sales and 15% commission on your Preferred Clients’ purchases. One thing I love is that you don’t have to carry any inventory, Arbonne ships directly to your customers, which saves you money. They also have some pretty sweet bonus incentives such as jewelry, cash, and trips!

  • Business opportunity is open to US, Canadian, UK, Poland, Australian, and New Zealand residents.
  • Arbonne is a member of the Direct Selling Association and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

I can remember Avon as far back as the early 70s. I used to love the little lipstick samples my stepmother would offer to potential customers. That said, Avon has come a long way. Their product line is vast and includes not only makeup but skincare, bath and body products, fragrance, jewelry, clothing, shoes, home goods, and more! Avon allows you to start your own work-at-home business for only $30 (which is an amazingly low price!), so there’s minimal risk and a considerable possibility for rewards!

  • Business opportunity is available worldwide.
  • Avon has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Whether you’re looking for just a handful of hours a week or a full-time, six-figure career, Beautycounter is there to help you every step of the way. You can sign up and purchase your business kit for $98, which includes a personalized website, product lookbooks, recruiting brochures, hosting materials, order forms, and more. You then purchase your product kit. The kits range in price from $294 to $727 – so with this company, you definitely have to have a little money upfront. You can earn up to 35% commission on the products you sell.

  • Business opportunity is open to US and Canadian residents.

Offers products that are sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and they’re made in the USA. They provide the opportunity to make money, make a difference, and have fun all at the same time. With free coaching and training provided, excellent company support, and an instant e-commerce site, Beauty Society is a turn-key business. They offer three different business kits; Skincare Kit  $179, Makeup Kit $179, or grab both for $299! Kits include everything you need to start making 25% – 50% commission (low monthly minimum sales are required).

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.

It is a breakthrough anti-aging skincare line from Australia with products that combine the purity of nature with the power of science. A $30 startup fee and $75 minimum order allows you to get started with a 25% discount on your first order placed. Contact a Become Beauty Advisor to learn more about joining.

  • Business opportunity is open to US and Australian residents.
  • Become Beauty is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

BeneYou is a combination of three direct selling companies, Jamberry Nails, Avisae, and M. Global. BeneYou sells all of the former companies products: nail wraps, health and wellness, personal care, hydration, weight loss, and energy items. The enrollment fee is $29.95, but there are different starter kits you can choose from. According to their website, there are member discounts, incentives and promos, product giveaways, cash bonuses, residual income, and weekly training. I couldn’t locate the compensation plan, so you’ll need to research that if you’re interested.

  • Business opportunity is open worldwide.
  • BeneYou has a B+ rating on the Better Business Bureau website.

Black Box Cosmetics has been around since 2009, and its beauty products are organic, made in the USA, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. Independent Sales Associates earn a 30%-40% commission on sales, plus additional commissions for team-building efforts. The startup kit costs $149, and there are no required sales quotas, stocking of product, website fees, or recruitment requirements.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.

Celadon Road moved from a direct sales model to an affiliate marketing model. Their affiliate program allows you to earn 15% on sales made through affiliate links that you share on your blog, social media channels, and email. Payments are distributed monthly via PayPal.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • Celadon Road has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Color Street a wide variety of nail strips (sometimes called wraps) that are made here in the USA. Their Starter Kit is $129 and comes with everything you need to start your own business. Consultants earn 25% commission on personal sales and additional commissions and bonuses for team building and sales milestones.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.

Harnesses nature’s most powerful elements and shares them through their global community of Wellness Advocates. dōTERRA not only sells essential oils, but they also have a line of skincare, haircare, and spa products. When joining dōTERRA, you’ll be able to purchase products at wholesale prices (25% below retail), earn free product purchase credits, manage your own website (with no monthly fee), and sponsor new Wellness Advocates. Starter kits range in price from $2,750 – $150, or you can purchase individual products.

  • Business opportunity is available worldwide.
  • dōTERRA has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

EVER is a part of the popular direct sales brand, Stella & Dot. They sell botanically powered skincare and beauty products that have anti-aging properties. Starter kits range in price from $99 to $599. EVER Specialists earn 25%-40% commission, product discounts, as well as team-building bonuses and incentive trips.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • The Stella & Dot brand has an A+ with the Better Business Bureau.

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Isagenix, known for their weight loss, performance, and wellness products, also sells a collection of natural botanical skincare products. To get started, connection with an Isagenix rep, or fill out the form on their website.

  • Business opportunity is available in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Isagenix has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’re a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Believes in making confidence contagious, spreading success, and inspiring individuality. The company was founded in 1956 with the creation of a unique skincare product, Royal Jelly. You can join JAFRA for as little as $39 with their Beauty Business Kit or the JAFRA Royal Men Business Kit. Their Starter Kit is $49, and the Professional Business Kit is $99. They also offer incentives such as jewelry, cash, trips, and free product.

  • Business opportunity is available in 18 different countries, including the US.
  • Jafra is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Best Work-at-Home Businesses for Beauty and Makeup Lovers

Jeunesse sells a collection of skincare and supplement products called the Youth Enhancement System, or Y.E.S. With Jeunesse, you can work at your own pace and don’t need to have any experience. They provide a free marketing website, a robust business management app, and downloadable support materials to help you succeed. As a distributor, you can earn between 20%-45% retail profit on each sale. You must purchase the products at wholesale prices and resell them at retail, so you will incur regular expenses with this company (it even says on their website to expect regular expenses). You can get started for $249.90, but it looks like you do need a referral to join as they request that you enter a name to submit your request to join on their website.

  • Business opportunity is available worldwide.
  • Jeunesse is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Jordan Essentials is a bath and body company that is American owned and carries made in the USA products! Get started with Jordan Essentials for only $99, and you’ll receive a massive sampler of some of their best-selling products. Consultants earn 25%-35% commission on sales, plus an additional 5%-12% on team sales.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • Jordan Essentials has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’re a member of the Direct Selling Association.

You can try before you buy with L’BRI, (which I thought was very cool)! They will send you a selection of free samples based on your skin type (you just pay the $6.75 shipping fee). They offer a variety of products, including skincare, body care, anti-aging, sun care, cosmetics, and health and wellness. Their skincare regimen uses aloe as their first ingredient and contains vitamins, herbs, sea plants, and botanicals. Get started for as little as $49 (larger starter kits available for $99 or $299). Consultants earn 20%-35% commission on sales, plus opportunities to earn cash and free products within your first 50-days.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • L’BRI is a member of the Direct Selling Association and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Grew out of the founder, Heidi Leist’s quest to find the best natural products that were safe for her daughters. Their mission is simple: to provide natural products that are clean and made fresh, right here at home in America. You can earn 25% commission, plus a 4%-10% commission on team-building activities. They have two Starter Kit options: the Spa Party Success Kit ($129) or the Sheer Minerals Makeup Success Kit ($129), or you can get both for $250.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • L’BRI is a member of the Direct Selling Association, and they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

One of the most popular work-at-home businesses for beauty and makeup lovers and has been around for 55 years! You can earn up to 50% on everything you sell, as well as earn perks like trips, jewelry, and even a car! To find out more details about joining Mary Kay, you need to find a rep in your area who can give you info as well as guide you through the process. Go to their website to search for a rep in your area.

  • Business opportunity is available in 40 different countries.
  • Mary Kay is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Maskcara Beauty sells makeup that enhances your skin tone and camouflages blemishes and dark circles. They also have skincare products, tools, and fragrances. To get started as an artist, select a business kit, $199 or $399, and fill out the required information. Their compensation plan is listed on their website under resources, and besides earning commissions on personal sales, you can also make an additional commission for team sales.

  • Business opportunity is available in the US and Canada.

Monat offers haircare and skincare products that are naturally based — and let me tell you, people are having amazing results. Earn up to 40% on personal sales commissions as well as amazing promotions and benefits. You can get their starter kit for $99, which includes your personalized website and marketing tools (after that, an annual $19.95 renewal fee). You can purchase Product packs that include products for you to either keep or sell that range from $199-$799. But there is no inventory required, products ship directly from the company.

  • Business opportunity is open to the residents of the US, UK, Poland, and Canada.

Neora allows you to enjoy financial freedom, have fun, and live life on your own terms! The company started in 2011 with only one product: its Age-Defying Night Cream and has grown into a powerful relationship marketing company that has achieved record-breaking sales while attracting millions of fans. There are two ways to earn with Neora: build a customer base and build a team of Brand Partners. You can make $16 – $60 in customer acquisition bonuses and  10% – 25% commissions on personal customer reorder.

  • Business opportunity is open to residents of the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
  • Neora is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Noevir offers skincare, haircare, body care, nutritional, and beauty products. You can earn 30% of retail profit and qualify for monthly bonuses of 12%-15% based on your total Unit Retail Volume. They also offer Leadership bonuses of 2%-10%. To join Noevir, you must purchase a Consultant Business Kit for $25 (plus applicable taxes and shipping charges). If you decide to purchase a value pack of products ($203.45 – $457.80), they’ll waive the $25 registration fee.

  • Business opportunity is open to the residents of the US and Canada.
  • Noevir is a member of the Direct Selling Association, and they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Founded in 1984, they’ve paid out compensations and incentives of more than 11 billion dollars to date! (Yes, that’s BILLION with a … pretty impressive!) You can enroll with NuSkin on their website, and from what I can tell, there are purchase requirements to remain active with the company. Their compensation plan isn’t entirely clear, so you’ll have to contact them for additional info.

  • Business opportunity is available worldwide.
  • NuSkin is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

NYR Organic is a health and beauty company that offers natural, safe, and ethical products. Start your business for as little as $60 with the Mini Starter Kit, or $149 for the Full Starter Kit. Connect with a leader (search the website to find one) to get your questions answered, and then click the ‘Become a Consultant’ link on their website to join.

  • Business opportunity is available to residents of the US, Ireland, and the UK.
  • NYR Organic is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Plexus, known for its pink drink and weight loss products, also sells skincare and personal care products. To get started as an ambassador, choose a welcome pack ($99 – $199) and fill out the required information. The compensation plan is listed on the website and involves varying commissions for personal and team sales.

  • Business opportunity is open to US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand residents.

Formerly, Ava Anderson, PURE Haven, provides safe, effective, trustworthy products free from harmful chemicals. They carry products for the skin, hair, face, home, and more … even babies and men! You can earn a 35% commission on your personal sales as well as product bonuses. There’s no inventory to carry or deliveries to make. Starter Kits range in price from $199 – $579.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • PURE Haven is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Best Work-at-Home Businesses for Beauty and Makeup Lovers

Started by three friends in 2017, Red Aspen sells lashes, nail dashes, and makeup for your lips, eyes, brows, and face. To get started, you’ll need to purchase the Base Kit for $80, then whichever Beauty Systems you’d like to include (range in price from $55 – $125). Ambassadors earn 25%-35% commission on personal sales and additional commissions for building a team.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.

Rodan & Fields is a skincare line that is changing skin and lives. Started by two dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields (who also happen to be the creators of Proactiv Solution, probably the most played infomercial on TV today and endorsed by some major celebrities as well), the company offers four transformational skincare lines (Redefine, Reverse, Unblemish, and Soothe) that are clinically proven to deliver visible results. Business Kits range in price from $45 – $995.

  • Business opportunity open to US, Canadian, and Australian residents.
  • Rodan & Fields has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Scentsy, a company, known primarily for scent warmers and diffusers that keep your house smelling great, has now extended its line of products to include cleaning, laundry, and beauty products. With Scentsy, you can still hold traditional home or office parties, but you can also sell online. Your starter kit includes everything you’ll need to get started for $99. This consists of three months of your personal website, which has a fee of $10 per month after the first three months. They offer vacations, bonuses, and more.

  • Business opportunity is available worldwide.
  • Scentsy is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

SeneGence sells a wide variety of makeup, skincare, hair, and beauty products. But their claim to fame is, LipSense, the long-lasting lip color. You can sign up in minutes and purchase products at wholesale 20%-50% off based on volume. They also have a customer direct order (CDO) program where customers can purchase through the website and have the products delivered directly. There is also the opportunity for additional commissions when you build a team.

  • Business opportunity is open to many different countries, including the US and Canada.
  • SeneGence is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Sweet Minerals sells mineral-based makeup and beauty products. You can join the Sweet Mineral Family for just $99, and consultants earn 25%-40% commission on personal sales. You can also make an additional 10% on downline sales and cash bonuses for achievements.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • Sweet Minerals has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Laura Hunter is the Inventor of magnetic eyeliner and the CEO of Tori Belle. The company sells magnetic eyeliner, lashes, eye makeup, and facial primer and makeup remover. Affiliates earn 25%-40% commission, plus additional commissions for team building activities. There are two starter kits to choose from, and they both cost $129.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents and will open in Canada in spring 2020.

TruAura sells probiotic and microbiome-friendly skincare, body care, treatments like microdermabrasion, and makeup. Your back office suite (website) is $14.95 a month or $149.50 per year. I wasn’t able to find information on starter kits or commission rates; if you’re interested, reach out to them via email or phone.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents

Willing Beauty sells high-performance skincare that is safer and won’t irritate your skin. Created by a mother-daughter team, they partnered up with another mother-daughter duo, the founders of the popular direct sales company Origami Owl. For $49, you can enjoy wholesale prices, earn free products, or make a little extra cash. Or make it a business by purchasing a starter kit from $128 – $196 and receive products, marketing supplies, and more.

  • Business opportunity is open to US residents.
  • Willing Beauty is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Youngevity is an enormous direct sales brand that sells products for health and nutrition, home and family, food and beverage, fashion, essential oils, and of course, spa and beauty. Their beauty brands consist of a wide variety of brands like BeautiControl, BellaVita, Youngevity, and many more. To become a distributor, you’ll need to pay a $30 enrollment fee, which renews annually for $49.95. There are two primary business kits to choose, $159 and $499, and from there you can add on additional product bundles for varying amounts. I wasn’t able to locate the compensation plan on the website, so you’ll need to research that.

  • Business opportunity is open worldwide.
  • Youngevity has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’re a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Young Living isn’t just essential oils! They have products for the home like cleaning and animal care products, health like vitamins and weight management products, and now makeup! They introduced Savvy Minerals into their product line, a loose powder mineral makeup that includes foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mineral veil, and more.

  • Business opportunity is available worldwide.
  • Young Living is a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Is committed to uplifting, empowering, and validating women everywhere. Founded in 2012 by a brother-and-sister team, they carry a wide variety of products, including the wildly popular 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. The first step in joining is to find a sponsor (which you can do on their website), and purchase a New Presenter Kit for $99. They offer not only a generous compensation plan but also party rewards and a car incentive.

  • Business opportunity is open to residents of the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and France.
  • Younique has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’re a member of the Direct Selling Association.

Conclusion. 

So there you have it, a bunch of work-at-home opportunities for makeup and skincare fanatics. I know there are other work-at-home businesses for beauty and makeup lovers, so I invite you to leave your favorite direct sales company in the comment section below.

Please note, these companies have only been soft checked, meaning a quick search was done to see if there were any negative reviews or ratings. As with any opportunity, be sure to do your own research before joining!

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Originally published on November 17, 2015. Content updated on October 10, 2019, by Holly Reisem Hanna.

Kimi Clark is a career stay at home mom turned writer and blogger for hire with a passion for business. She specializes in posts about writing, blogging, and entrepreneurship, as well as all things parenting and motherhood. Owner & Founder of The Mom Shopping Network, you’ll find her there writing, hosting giveaways, and supporting moms in both their business and motherhood journey. She’s also a devoted wife and mother of four who loves the beach and her early morning coffee.

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