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    What are Cosmetic Boxes?

    Most of the time, we are not aware of the importance of the custom cosmetic packaging. But we know that it is important for us to choose a good and strong packaging to present our cosmetic products. After all, this is one of the first things the consumer will see when they come in contact with our cosmetic boxes.

    Good Cosmetic Boxes, Packaging can be one of your most effective marketing tools and help you stand out from your competitors. More importantly, it can also be used to communicate your brand’s values, message and style. What are some ways to package your custom beauty boxes? Cosmetic packaging is the use of cardboard material to paper-wrap and/or box and contain various cosmetics (solid, fluid and semi-solid), makeup products. Such cosmetic products include: face creams, lipstick, hair colorants, tanning lotions, nail varnish’s or perfumes.

    Cosmetic packaging is especially designed and developed to protect cosmetics from physical, chemical, biological and atmospheric factors. The cardboard structure encases the product in a way that it will not be exposed to its surroundings. UV inhibitors within the cardboard can also help prevent discoloration or degradation of contents. Not only does the paper-based exterior case provide support for fragile glass containers but it acts as protection against bumps and other external damages that could damage the content while still in transit. For example: for hair dyes, hair mascara & hair styling items — cardboard cosmetic packaging reduces color bleed and prevents harmful ingredients from coming into contact with user’s skin or scalp (to reduce risk of allergic reaction).

    Make Your Own Customized Cosmetic Boxes! 

    Many people have the same problem: they can’t find the perfect cosmetic box packaging that matches their sense of style and expresses their personality. That’s where this website comes in. Here, at Blue Box Packaging you can print your own customized boxes to match your needs. Print custom-made boxes with your favorite designs and patterns, or customize them with your monogram or initials for a personalized touch.

    Importance of Packaging for Your Cosmetic Product

    Makeup is one of the most important beauty staples. It helps us feel beautiful and confident. We use it to highlight our best features and to hide less flattering ones. However, when we store our makeup in old shoe boxes or cluttered closets, it becomes impossible to find what we need. The result? A very frustrated and ugly you.

    Thankfully, there are now custom made personalized cosmetic boxes that can help solve this problem. These organizers come in a variety of styles and sizes so it’s sure to work for your needs.

    Customized Boxes in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes

    Do you have a custom cosmetic packaging that reflects your style? If not, you’re missing out on the chance to show off your personality and make the most of your beauty routine. A custom lipstick packaging is more than just a storage place for beauty products, it’s an opportunity to showcase your personal interests and style. With our selection of pre-designed and personalized boxes from around the world, you can find one that speaks to you. Choose from various materials such as wood, metal, plastic, and fabric. You can also pick between different colors and sizes to find the perfect fit for your home or office. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

    Types of Cosmetic Packaging

    Cardboard cosmetic packaging uses a paperboard exterior case with a corrugated structure to provide exceptional protection against shock, vibration and particle impacts. Cardboard is also biodegradable, which means the product will decompose naturally in landfill sites.

    • One-piece fold & seal boxes are used primarily for small items such as: lipsticks, nail varnishes and eye shadows. They save space in transport and storage and help save materials in production because they do not need any glue or additional parts to hold together so overall there is less wastage in the process. Even though they look neat and presentable, the fact that they require no assembly means that less protection is offered to its contents.
    • Two-piece fold & seal boxes are used for a variety of cosmetic packaging. The folding process is a bit more time consuming but provides better protection because an additional flap or layer can be added to wrap around the product for extra security.
    • A three-piece box is usually used for larger products such as: perfume bottles, hair bottles and facial moisturizers. It has two base pieces that are glued together after all the contents have been inserted into place. This method adds further support and stability compared to other types of boxes which makes it ideal for heavier content.

    Decorative Cosmetic Boxes

    One should never underestimate the importance of stunning custom-made boxes. Take them as the brand ambassador for your luxury products. Custom Beauty Packaging containers usually feature special decorative effects and eye-catching designs. We combine the latest textures and trending colors to create your unique design. We promise to create best for you with the latest technologies and Printing Strategies. Decorative textures are very important, according to their color tone. You can make your box sophisticated with embellishments like ribbon, tassels and foil.

    Design you Box with Company Logo

    We also suggest to design your box with a company logo to represent your product in the most appropriate way. Right printing, with the right color tone, can give your box a regal effect. The graphics and textural effects work best with different paperboard. Cardboard boxes protect your proof direct lite and humidity. To add more value to your product to use die- cut technique that allow user to open a box in a more effective way. This builds anticipation as well as making your packaging extra impressive. Female clients tend to fall in love with the box first before falling in love with the product.

    Customized Cosmetic Packaging Solutions Manufacturer

    If you are looking for a full-fledged customized box for your beauty products, we can arrange that as well. It’s a fact that user sees cosmetic boxes wholesale before open the Product and a it has a deep impact on the costumer. These also make your product more desirable.

    We have all cardboard cosmetic containers like Mascara, foundation, eyeshadow and eyeliner. Customers can customize any shape, design, color, or size that they need. Customized packaging plays a vital role to make the products noticeable. Blue Box Packaging Promise to provide best Folding carton and Boxes. Packaging of the product is the first thing that you see, if you want to create a custom-made boxes then contact us.

    Box Style
    Punch Partition, Tuck Flap Box, Pillow Box, Gable Box, Sleeve Box
    Dimension (L + W + H)
    All Custom Sizes Available
    100 - 500,000
    Paper Stock
    10pt to 28pt (60lb to 400lb) Eco-Friendly Kraft, E-flute Corrugated, Bux Board, Cardstock
    Plain, CMYK Colors, PMS (Pantone Matching System), Spot Colors
    Gloss Lamination, Matte Lamination, Gloss AQ, Gloss UV, Matte UV, Spot UV, Embossing, Foiling
    Included Options
    Die Cutting, Gluing, Perforation
    Additional Options
    Embossing, Window Patching, (Gold, silver, Copper, Red, Blue Foil Stamping)
    Flat View, 3D Mock-up, Physical Sampling (On request)

    Standard Turnaround Time:

    After getting the artwork approved, it takes 5-7 business days for producing the box and further 5-7 business days for the shipment to be conveyed. While in the case of corrugated boxes and folding cartons the turnaround time is between 15-22 business days which include 10-15 business days for the production of boxes and 5-7 business days for the shipping to reach your doorstep. When talking about rigid boxes the production time is increased to 25-30 business days and so is the shipping time from 25-35 business days.

    Expedite Turnaround Time:

    Once the job is sent for production after the approval of artwork the production time for corrugated boxes and folding cartons is 8-10 business days whereas shipping requires 5-7 business days. In case of rigid boxes, the expedited turnaround time varies as per the quantities and will be quoted accordingly.

    Ship Flat, Packed in Boxes, UPS, Fedex, DHL

    Artwork Preparation Guide

    If your graphic files do not meet our specifications, Blue Box Packaging will not be charged for any resulting typographical errors. Read our artwork preparation to prepare your files for submission, or contact us for help from a packaging specialist!

    design template dieline
    design template cuttingscorring area

    Cut & Crease Line (Red Lines):

    Displays the section in its final size and where the box should be folded.. Important graphics and text should be placed at least 0.125 inches from the cut line.

    design template bleed area

    Bleed Line (Blue Lines):

    Indicates where the drain section is located. All graphics that run up to the cut line should be extended to the cut line for a transparent print.

    design template safe area

    Safety Margin(Green Lines):

    Specifies where to safely place illustrations and text. As an industry standard, all graphics should be placed at least 0.125 inches from the cut line unless your design is intended.

    design template perforation line

    Perforation (Dotted Black Lines):

    The perforation line refers to paper punched with very small holes to make it easier to tear and fold the paper.

    01 Choose your order

    Choose your order Search our curated library of custom cardboard boxes, packaging and other custom printed products and compile an inventory of products that may be suitable for your project. Make sure to mark your favourite products or add them to your cart with all your custom sizes and options to keep track of what fascinates you. Once you have made your selections, you can submit your quote request to begin your entire packaging journey. Alternatively, if you're trying to find something that you simply can't find in our library, you can visit our Get a Quote page and submit a custom quote.

    02 Request a Quote

    Once you have sent your quote request through our Add to Quote Cart or Request a Quote page with all your product specifications, our product specialists will get started on preparing your quote. Simple quotes can be ready and sent back to you in as little as 1-2 business days. For more complicated projects that require custom structural or material sourcing may take longer. Your dedicated product specialist will reach out to you to keep you connected throughout the entire packaging process.

    03 Place Your Order

    Place Your Order Once you have received your quotation from our product specialist, please review it to ensure that all of your quotation details are correct. If you have any further questions about your offering, always contact your product specialist for more information. If you are satisfied with your offer and can continue, pay through our secure payment portal, which our product specialists make available to you. As soon as your order has been placed, our designers will quickly prepare your individual dielines!

    04 Get Your Custom Dielines

    Get Your Custom Dielines After your order is placed, a floor line or artwork template file is required for your artwork to be placed. For single floorboards, our designers can prepare your file in 1 to 2 working days. However, more complex structures would require additional hours and design costs. Most of our custom Dieline files contain structural information that we can use to create a 3D digital model of your packaging after you put your artwork on the file. This allows you to preview your packaging before production to make any necessary changes or corrections.

    05 Prepare Your Artwork

    Prepare Your Artwork Designs Let your creativity run wild, because now is the time to design your works of art on our custom floorboards. Be sure to follow the illustration guidelines in our general illustration guide to avoid startup issues. When your graphic is ready, upload your updated file to your product specialist. Our specialist graphic designers will review your designs and create a 3D digital model of your packaging for you to review before starting to manufacturing/producing your order.

    06 Begin Production

    Begin Production Once you've approved everything, your packaging production begins! During this phase, our product specialists will keep you up to date with production and shipping updates!
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    Trustpilot Client Reivews

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    When it comes to cosmetic packaging, I always go for something which looks different and feels great to the touch. Blue Box Packaging offered me soft touch lamination which (to be honest) I never hear...

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How much does cosmetic packaging cost?
      Cosmetic packaging refers to the container which holds the cosmetic product. For example, a perfume bottle or eyeshadow palette could be considered ""cosmetic packaging"". The cost of cosmetic packaging varies depending on the type of material that is used for production, and whether it can be recycled or not. Cosmetic containers also need to protect their contents against deterioration (e.g., oxidation), while providing an aesthetically pleasing experience when in use by the consumer.
    • What is cosmetic packaging made of?
      Cardboard cosmetic packaging has been growing in popularity as an alternative due its low cost and quick turnaround time with little added expense over standard plastic molds. This type of packaging is also very versatile, so whatever shape or size is needed, from lipstick sized slide up cases, round foundation or powder compacts, to larger lipsticks or bronzers, cardboard cosmetic packaging can be molded into nearly any shape. To give the item more strength and rigidity, there are times where it will have a paper board backing adhered. Using tape won't always work so hot glue is usually the adhesive of choice due to its quick dry time and durability Once taped together, what used to be one piece of cardboard becomes two pieces that are then lined with paper before being placed in a plastic mold. The heat from this process gives the items their smooth finish while also allowing them to keep their shape for when they come out after cooling down.
    • Is glass or plastic better for cosmetics packaging?
      Glass is a very good choice for cosmetic packaging. First, glass is non-reactive - it won't interact with the contents of your product and cause any chemical changes. It's also very durable and easy to clean, so it can be reused or recycled after use. Thirdly, glass has been shown in studies to be extremely effective at protecting UV light from reaching your skin. So if you're a fan of jar packaging, you can rest assured that the sun protection provided by most sunscreen formulations will last for a long time in a glass container.
    • What is the cheapest cosmetic packaging material?
      In general, cardboard boxes are cheaper than all other options. There are a number of reasons for this: First off, they have a classy look which is why they are often used for high-end products. Secondly, cardboard is cheaper than other materials such as plastic or wood. You can pick any design according to your business niche for cosmetic packaging.
    • What are the different types of cosmetic packaging?
      Cardboard cosmetic packaging comes in many different types of/containers. One type is the slide up lipstick cases which have been gaining in popularity over the last few years. This item can be made very fast, and does not require a lot of materials. There are some different styles to this, so let's go over what is needed to create one of these types of cardboard cosmetic packaging items.
    • Why makeup packaging is important for your product?
      Product makeup packaging wraps your product in an individualized protective layer. The package your products come in, all add to the overall appeal and can make or break a sale. When it comes to makeup products such as lipstick, eye shadow and blush containers serve much more than just for decoration. Depending on what you're selling, the packaging you choose can be essential for your product's success.
    • What is makeup packaging?
      Packaging is an integral part of the purchase and use of any product. As such, it is important to understand what effect it could have on usability and sales. In this article we will explore the ways in which makeup packaging can help you through the process of using makeup.
    • How to design makeup packaging?
      Packaging of beauty products with a professional outlook is equally important as the contents inside. The visual appeal is a powerful marketing tool and can make or break a sale. Beautifully packaged cosmetics result in high customer satisfaction and also boost branding . It’s how consumers judge a product before using it. Women are attracted to beauty products that come in alluring packaging. Shiny, lustrous colors give the product a luxurious feel.
    • Is glass or cardboard better for cosmetics packaging?
      Glass has many disadvantages as well, including fragility and heaviness, making glass containers both dangerous and difficult to transport. Cardboard packages are lightweight, which makes them easy to handla especially when shipping bulk inventory, however they are susceptible to water damage and may not be able to hold up in outside elements.
    • What is meant by secondary cosmetic packaging?
      Secondary cosmetic packaging refers to any additional exterior package containing your cosmetic product. For example, you purchase some shampoo from a store and upon returning home, you find a smaller box that contains yet another bottle of shampoo or conditioner. The secondary cosmetic packaging benefits your product by providing convenience to the customer while generating extra revenue for the company due to add-on sales.
    • What should be included in cosmetic packaging?
      Cosmetic packaging should consist of the following information: • The name of the product • Includes its ingredients and their components • How much product is in the container(quantity) • Instructions for using the cosmetic product • A description of how to use or apply or cleanse or wear etc. • if/when it expires. • Consider adding little icons for different skincare concerns to help people in choosing
    • What are the 5 functions of cosmetic packaging?
      According to PACKAGING: Its Relevance to Branding, a packaging manufacturer's guide, there are 5 major functions of cosmetic packaging: 1. The first is protecting the product. Cosmetic products have a limited life span and will deteriorate if not protected from everything from sunlight to oxygen and bacteria. 2. The second function of cosmetic packaging is preserving the product's intended consumer appeal by keeping it safe from damage or contamination before use. This includes keeping the product clean and free of foreign objects such as hair, dirt, dust and other environmental contaminants between uses; preventing premature drying out because of exposure to air; and ensuring that the fragrance isn't altered by heat or light during storage display on store shelves. 3. The third function is making the product available to consumers by providing adequate space to hold it, identify it and present it so that the consumer can easily see what he or she is buying. This also makes information about the product readily accessible to the consumer. 4. The fourth function of cosmetic packaging is getting the product into contact with the consumer by creating a means for people to reach out and touch it - either by opening the container or squeezing out some of its contents. 5. The fifth function of cosmetic packaging is communicating all relevant information to consumers about what they are buying through its labels, tags, instructions and other forms of documentation found on or associated with it in order to make an informed purchase decision.
    • What are the 4 key functions of cosmetic packaging?
      Cosmetic Packaging has a crucial role in communication and establishing a brand presence. It must be functional, economical, ergonomic, safe and appropriate to the product being packaged. The main functions of cosmetic packaging are: 1. Protection from external factors that may cause damage to the product, such as oxidation or contamination from dust, dirt or bacteria 2. Communication with the consumer to build an image for the company and their products 3. Cosmetic Packaging must have a semblance of form and weight so consumers can identify it on store shelves Easily recognizable functionality is necessary so consumers know how to open and use it 4. Cosmetic Packaging should protect its contents during shipping and transport 5. Packaging should promote the company's name/logo 6. Cosmetic Packaging must be cost effective, which is easier if the company has a budget to use for packaging design and development"
    • What are the 4 purposes of packaging?
      The four major purposes of packaging products are: 1) To enhance shelf life through physical containment and protection 2) To enhance shelf life through chemical containment and protection 3) To protect the product from coming into contact with external elements (physical, environmental, biological etc.) 4) To attract consumers to purchase the product.
    • What is environmentally friendly cosmetic packaging?
      Packaging for cosmetic products is typically made from paper, plastic, metal, glass and laminate. Cosmetic companies are increasingly looking into ways that have less of an impact on the environment. The cosmetic packaging industry has recently become more aware that their choices regarding packaging can have a negative impact on the environment due to concerns about limited landfill space and disposal costs.
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