Make-up and Beauty Labels

Makeup and beauty labels are labels that are specifically designed for cosmetics and personal care products, such as makeup, skincare, hair care, and fragrance products. These labels can include a range of information about the product, its ingredients, and its use.

According to a report by the NPD Group, the UK prestige beauty industry (which includes premium makeup, skincare, and fragrance products) brought in £2.7 billion in sales in 2020. However, this figure only represents a portion of the overall beauty industry in the UK, as it does not include sales of mass-market or drugstore beauty products. The total size of the UK beauty industry, including both prestige and mass-market products, is difficult to estimate. Still, it is likely to be several billion pounds per year, making this an extremely profitable target industry if marketed well. For this reason, we have outlined a few selections of top-quality labels that are most suitable for your make-up and beauty products.

If you would like to test any of our quality materials, you can order a sample pack to get a feel of what material or adhesive works best for you:


Useful Information

In the UK, cosmetic products, including makeup, are regulated by the European Union’s Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. According to this regulation, cosmetic product labels must include the following information:

Product name: The label must include the name of the product.

List of ingredients: The label must list all of the ingredients in the product, in descending order of concentration.

The function of the product: The label must indicate the function of the product, such as “foundation” or “mascara.”

Net quantity: The label must include the net quantity of the product, in metric units (e.g., grams or milliliters).

Batch code: The label must include a batch code or lot number that allows the product to be traced back to its production date and location.

Name and address of the manufacturer: The label must include the name and address of the manufacturer, importer, or distributor of the product.

Country of origin: The label must indicate the country where the product was manufactured.

Precautionary warnings: The label must include any necessary warnings or precautions for use, such as “for external use only” or “keep out of reach of children.”

Expiration date: The label must include the expiration date of the product or the period of time after opening during which the product should be used.

Additionally, any claims made on the label or in advertising for the product must be truthful and not misleading. If a product makes a specific claim, such as “long-lasting” or “waterproof,” the manufacturer must have scientific evidence to support the claim.

Labelling Materials for Make-up and Beauty Products

Waterproof Plastic Labels

Waterproof polypropylene labels are a great option for makeup products due to their resistance to water and oils. Makeup products are often exposed to moisture and oils, which can cause traditional paper labels to smudge or peel off, resulting in an unprofessional appearance. Waterproof polypropylene labels are tear-resistant, and their waterproof properties ensure that the label remains legible and intact even when exposed to liquids.

For extra water resistance, we recommend a gloss laminate over the top to ensure that the print is as protected as the label. 

Transparent Labels

Transparent labels are an excellent option for makeup products due to their ability to showcase the product while also providing important labeling information. The transparency of the label allows the product’s colour and texture to show through, providing customers with a better understanding of the product they are purchasing. Additionally, transparent labels are available in various finishes such as glossy or matee, which can enhance the product’s appearance and give it a premium feel.

For extra water resistance, we recommend a gloss laminate over the top to ensure that the print is as protected as the label. 

Metallic Plastic Labels

Metallic plastic labels are a great option for makeup products because they provide a premium and luxurious look and feel. The metallic finish can add a touch of glamour and sophistication to makeup products, making them stand out on store shelves or in online marketplaces. The plastic material is durable and resistant to moisture, oils, and other liquids, ensuring that the label remains intact and legible even in harsh environments. Metallic plastic labels can be customised with high-quality graphics and text, allowing for effective branding and product information.

Alternatively, if waterproof durability isn’t an essential part of your product. We also supply metallic paper labels which may be a suitable preference for your needs.

Semi-Gloss Paper Labels

Semi-gloss paper labels are a great option for makeup labels because they provide a smooth and shiny surface that can enhance the visibility of the product. The semi-gloss finish creates a visually appealing surface that can showcase high-quality graphics and text, making your makeup products stand out on store shelves or online marketplaces. Semi-gloss paper labels are available in a range of sizes and shapes, allowing for customisation to fit your specific branding needs.

A gloss varnish and gloss laminate are excellent options for make-up products due to their ability to provide an extra layer of protection and enhance the label’s visual appeal. The gloss varnish provides a high level of glossiness, creating a luxurious and shiny finish that adds to the product’s premium look. Similarly, a gloss laminate provides a high level of glossiness, but it is thicker and more durable than a gloss varnish, making it a suitable option for products that require more protection.

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What’s Required?

What Information Do We Require From You?

1. Do you require blank or Printed Labels?

We have to know whether you would like your labels supplied to you blank, or if you have your own custom artwork you would need printing. We will send you an artwork approval before we go ahead with the finished product.

2. What Shape do you need? 

We also need to know what shape you need. Everything we produce on rolls is bespoke, which means we can have whatever shape you require custom-made. Let us know if you require a Rectangle, Circle, Oval, or a Custom Sized shape. 

3. What Size do you need?

Let us know what size you require. We can produce any size that you may need. If you have a custom size, it is best to send us a PDF of your design so we can see each dimension.

4.  What Material do you need?

See what materials we recommend for make-up products. However if you would like a different material for your specific needs, we can have these made for you. See our List of Label Materials so you can decide which one is best for you.

5. Which Adhesive? 

Which adhesive do you require? We offer

  • 1. Standard permanent
  • 2. Ultra permanent
  • 3. Low-Tack Peelable
  • 4. Ultra Peelable
  • 5. Freezer-Proof

6. Maximum Roll Diameter and Core Size? 

If you have a preference, let us know the maximum roll diameter and core size you require.

7. Quantity of Labels?

Finally, let us know what quantity of labels you need, and how you would like these to be split per roll.

How to Order

Enquire with a member of our team by either emailing us at, or by contacting us directly at 0344 272 0212.

Alternatively, you can fill out one of our easy forms found just below, and we will get a response back to you swiftly.