Yes-You Can Sell Used Makeup!

Do you have a makeup graveyard? It’s that sad little wasteland of products you used once, or in some cases, never. It’s the blush you went on a few dates with, thought you really liked, but now he/she just doesn’t do it for you. It’s the of-the-moment, must-have palette hottie you had to grab before they were all gone, then realized it just wasn’t all that hot to begin with. Well there is a place for your island of misfit beauty products. That place is called Glambot! I can’t believe I never knew this site existed until recently! Glambot describes itself as a “Plato’s Closet of cosmetics”. It is a website that buys and sells new and used makeup.


They verify products for authenticity and sanitize everything so it is hygienic and safe for re-use. If you’re looking for limited edition or discontinued products, this is a great place to find them! You can score either as a buyer or a seller. As a buyer, you can rest assured you’ll never buy a fake Naked palette from China, and as a seller, you can skip the hassle of photographing, listing, answering questions and shipping items as you would on eBay, for example. When selling, some things to note are that you must send at least 10 items at a time and make sure to check the list of accepted brands. Request a label via the Glambot site and you can download and print it, shipping your items off free of charge! If you decided to reject Glambot’s offer, you just pay for the return shipping.

I totally love the concept of this site because you can earn money for the new products you want by getting rid of your old. Free up some space, get the makeup to someone who wants it and pocket cash or Glambot credit for makeup that was just sitting in a drawer, untouched, getting old.

So here’s what I carefully packaged up and sent off with the pre-paid shipping label:

  1. Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette USED
  2. LORAC Stylist Palette USED
  3. NARS Vent Glace’ shadow duo USED
  4. Japonesque Angled Eye Brush Travel Size USED
  5. LORAC Cobra mascara NEW
  6. Smashbox Classified Palette USED
  7. Urban Decay Woodstock single USED
  8. Urban Decay Lounge single USED
  9. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer-Mini USED
  10. Benefit Sunbeam-mini NEW
  11. bareMinerals Luminzer Duo in ‘Love Affair’ USED

$57 offer or $83 Glambot cash

I took the cash offer and it was immediately deposited into my PayPal account, within 15 minutes of me accepting the offer!
Say I wanted to buy the new Urban Decay Vice 3 palette, well I’m now just $3.00 away from that! It’s like getting a $60 palette for almost free, people!

Aaaand if that wasn’t enough, here are some codes to save even more! Enter GLAM10 to save $10 off! New users take 40% off! OMG, what are you waiting on? Go box up 10 old things and start makin’ some monies!

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  1. Maya

    10/01/2014 at 7:36 PM

    Ummm…this is awesome. I need to holler at this!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/01/2014 at 8:22 PM

      LOL at “holler at this”! And yes, you do. I helped my boss package up a bunch of stuff today, more luxury brands like Chanel and Guerlain, so anxious to see what her offer is!

  2. Grace

    10/03/2014 at 3:58 PM

    Is there any concern people have about hygiene that buy your used makeup? or do the buyers not care?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/03/2014 at 4:30 PM

      Thanks for asking Grace. Glambot does not accept mascaras, liquid liners and most lip products (like glosses) in used condition-only new. For powder products like shadow palettes and blushes, they undergo sanitation methods that kill bacteria. Buyers are definitely aware the items are used and they’re noted as new or used on the site. I definitely understand the initial concern, but the way I see it, makeup artists certainly don’t buy new products every time a new client sits in their chair, so if you’ve ever had your makeup done, that makeup was technically in used condition too! I know some people are fine with used makeup but others just would never go there!

      1. adrian

        10/05/2014 at 9:06 PM

        Hi, Did you receive $57 dllrs for everything you sent?

        1. Ivy Boyd

          10/05/2014 at 9:07 PM

          Hi Adrian! Yes, I did. Exactly $57 deposited into my PayPal account. I sent in 11 items, all but 2 of which were used.

          1. adrian

            10/05/2014 at 9:09 PM

            Thanks for let it me know 🙂

  3. Maria

    10/09/2014 at 11:19 PM

    How long did it take for them to send you an offer after your package was accepted? It has been a week and I haven’t received anything from them yet.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/10/2014 at 10:20 AM

      Hi Maria! It does take a bit of time. I would say a week or more is normal. They need to sanitize and verify everything so I assume it takes a bit of time. The email will come from if you want to check your spam!

  4. Missy

    10/16/2014 at 1:25 AM

    Hi, i’m wondering how much they offered your boss for the higher end (chanel, guerlain) make up? Im planning to sell high end make up but I dont want them to lowball me. Lol thanks!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/16/2014 at 8:46 AM

      Sure! She was offered $120 cash, $150 Glambucks (spending credit), or a 50/50 Distribution of each. She sent 13 items-Chanel, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Guerlain.

      1. Thao

        11/12/2014 at 12:36 PM

        Does it usually take more than 3 weeks for an offer? I have been emailing them as well just to make sure it was not lost. And no response……so far its not going smooth as I thought.


        1. Ivy Boyd

          11/12/2014 at 12:55 PM

          Uh oh-still no email? Not in spam? I might reach out on their Twitter. They’re quite responsive there! @glambotlove is their username!

  5. Anna Banana

    01/26/2015 at 10:20 AM

    For those 11 items you only got $57?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      01/26/2015 at 4:56 PM

      Correct. At the time, $57 was more useful to me than makeup I no longer wear. The luxury brands like Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Guerlain, YSL etc. definitely get you more money. However, since this post, Glambot has now increased their minimum to 20 items to be sent in at a time. For that reason, I will likely not sell to them again. Thanks for reading Anna!

  6. sharon

    06/21/2015 at 11:27 AM

    On their website it says I have to send 20 items, but I have way less, would they still buy? Also, do they accept travel sized products? I have a mini unused too face melted lipstick I don’t want.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      06/21/2015 at 8:33 PM

      They’ve since upped the minimum to 20 items, which I find a bit unrealistic/disappointing. I don’t know about the travel size products. A similar site I’ve come across is Hope that helps! Thanks for reading!

  7. Carie

    07/23/2015 at 3:01 PM

    I sell my used Items for free on Muabs, Makeup Addict Blog Sale, you all should try it!

  8. Anna

    08/30/2015 at 8:37 PM

    Where can I sell my gently used make up like eye shadows and powders I no longer want?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      08/31/2015 at 12:14 AM

      I’m kind of over Glambot since they’ve increased their minimum. I’d try or Makeup Addict Blog Sale as suggested below. Good luck!

  9. Jason

    09/01/2015 at 6:45 PM

    Hi, my mother recently paseed away, and she literally has way way to much makeup for me to list on ebay, or anywhere for that matter. A lot of it is either lightly used, and or not used at all. I mean like literally probably thousands of dollars in different brands like mac, nars, prescriptives, no. 7, too faced, benefit, chanel, etc. I know diddly squat about makeup being that well, I have a penis, so I was curious to know, can you please tell me if you think Gambon would be the best option for me? Only be a use I do not have the time or patients to list everything 1 by 1 and take pics, and list them, and blah, blah, blah. I’m just trying to get rid of it all, without the hassle of doing all that but also know that I’m getting a fair return on all of this stuff, only because I’ve been doing some research and I know there is a Tom of money worth of makeup I have sitting here and don’t know what to do with it all. Unless you have a different reccomendation! Thanks!
    P.S.- Based off of the little tiny pic of you, on my phone, youre cute! Are you single? Lol

    1. Ivy Boyd

      09/02/2015 at 9:14 PM

      Hi Jason. First of all, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sounds like she was a lady who loved beauty products like myself! I think Glambot would be great for you since you can literally ship up a huge box without having to list each item individually. You might also try as others have had good luck with that! Oh, and I have been happily married for 6 years now, but thank you. Have a good night!

  10. Michelle Smith

    06/22/2016 at 10:37 PM

    Glambot is a scam……they sell the items they get from you at 10-15 times more than they give you for them!!! If they give you $2.00 for an eyeshadow, they charge $25.00 for it on the site AND they price items at HIGHER THAN RETAIL even if the item is still available from the actual site (MAC- Bobbi Brown, etc.). They have an 80% full bottle of violet pigment for sale at $31.00 when that color is available on the MAC website for $22.00 – don’t help these people rip people off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      06/22/2016 at 10:41 PM

      Hi Michelle! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I no longer recommend Glambot. They’ve upped their minimum item count which is frustrating. I do hope that everyone takes all information into account and makes their own purchasing decisions. Have you ever tried ? I haven’t, but it seems like the better bet.

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