The beauty industry is booming online and it’s slowly becoming one of the biggest and best industries to promote as an affiliate. Sure enough, the competition is rife but if you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere.
In this post, I will be sharing with you 5 of the best beauty affiliate programs you can promote. In case you’re interested, I also have a post covering the best skincare affiliate programs here.
Down below, I will also share with you a few things you need to know to get started as an affiliate in the beauty industry + a few things you should avoid.
Let’s get started…
Here’s everything you will learn below:
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How Big Is The Beauty Industry Online?
Before we get into it, I just want to share with you a few charts that will illustrate how big the beauty industry is, and how much bigger it’s going to get.
Let’s now take a closer look at the 5 best and most-recommended beauty affiliate programs for beauty bloggers to promote.
The Amazon Affiliate Program
You will see me reference Amazon a lot on my blog posts and that’s because Amazon has all the beauty products in the world and they also have an affiliate program that goes with it.
Find out more about the Amazon Associates Program here, but here are a few facts, advantages, and information about it:
What Can You Sell?
Anything on the Amazon website is up for sale and you can sell it as an affiliate, but seeing as this is based on “beauty products“, then you will find a lot of products to sell under the “beauty” category.
Amazon Commission Rate: 4% of sales
Commissions are on the lower end of the spectrum with Amazon, but seeing their vast range of products and highly-recognizable brand name, I guess it’s worthy of a mention on this list of the best beauty affiliate programs.
E.l.f Cosmetics Affiliate Program
E.l.f Cosmetics have a wide range of typical, high in-demand beauty products such as:
- Makeup brushes
- Face masks
- Eye make up
They have a pretty neat store and a powerful brand on social media so promoting the e.l.f cosmetics affiliate program shouldn’t be such a hard sell.
What Can You Sell?
Anything on the e.l.f cosmetics website is up for grabs and you can promote anything on their website.
e.l.f Cosmetic Affiliate Commission: 5%
Not too bad, but can be better.
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Affiliate Program
Those that know fashion, know that Marc Jacobs is a brand with many fans across the world in many different demographics.
I myself am not into fashion and beauty so much, bit I know who Marc Jacobs is and what they sell.
I’m also happy to see they have an affiliate program, which pays above-average commissions.
What Can You Sell?
anything on the Marc Jacobs Beauty website, which offers a wide (growing) variety of makeups, eyeliners, toners and much more.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Affiliate Program Commission Rate: 8%
Very good, that’s actually double of e.l.f and Amazon so this is definitely is one you should look into joining.
The bareMinerals Affiliate Program
bareMinerals is a revolutionary makeup brand with a social cause tied to it as well.
It helped bring mineral makeup to thousands worldwide and it’s also one of the fastest-growing makeup brands in the world.
What Can You Sell From bareMinerals?
As with the other beauty affiliate programs on this list, as a bareMinerals affiliate, you can sell any product that you can find on the bareMineral website (which is a lot)!
bareMinerals Commission Rate: 8%
A solid effort from bareMinerals and I am glad they appreciate the hard work affiliates do to promote brands.
At an 8% commission rate and an average order value of around $60, you are in for a nice commission check every week if you have a steady flow of customers.
The Forever21 Affiliate Program
For this last affiliate program on this list (will give you a bigger list soon), I chose the Forever21 affiliate program which apart from makeup/beauty products, they also offer a wide variety of fashion wear as well, thus giving you a wider scope if you will.
What Can You Sell?
Forever21 has a huge line of products that all are available for affiliates to sell the way they know best.
Want to promote skirts, shirts, makeup sets? Forever21 has all this and more on their website.
Forever21 Affiliate Program Commission Rate: 4%
Not the best rate I agree, but just like with Amazon’s Associate program, the rand name itself makes up for this.
Also, you may find that many of your target users already have a Forever21 account so getting them to purchase would require fewer steps than others.
Definitely something you can look into and diversify with and remember, you can join multiple affiliate programs, not just one.
100+ (More) Beauty Affiliate Programs To Choose From
Unfortunately, there are way too many beauty affiliate programs out there, way more than I can cover in-depth in a one roundup post.
You can find 100+ other affiliate programs and networks you can join on the RoseVibe website.
Who Can Promote Beauty Affiliate Programs?
Anyone can become a beauty/makeup affiliate, but if you already have an audience that is interested in such products, then your job is half done.
All you need to do is to start joining these beauty affiliate programs I have for you below and get to work.
If you’re still building your brand, you can see this training guide on how to get started.
How To Promote Beauty Products Online (As An Affiliate)
Here are many ways you can promote beauty affiliate products but the best 4 methods I can suggest are:
Let’s now look into how to best use each platform to promote.
If you’re a beauty blogger/influencer, you already know the influence and power Instagram has when it comes to such products.
I’m not going to go through the many ways Instagram can be used to promote beauty products as that would take some time, but you can see how to use Instagram to make money here.
Lots and lots of women on Pinterest, and they are mostly into either cookie or beauty products (or both).
You can see my guide on how to make money promoting anything on Pinterest here.
Beauty and makeup products are mostly about “application” and “seeing results”.
What better way is there to do both and reach a targetted audience than to publish video reviews of your favorite makeup and beauty products.
Again, I won’t go into much detail here, but you can see this video guide to building a brand on YouTube for more information.
✔️ SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
SEO is not what many affiliates use in order to promote beauty affiliate products, which is exactly WHY you should also be doing SEO to promote beauty products.
Written content is still a major player and you can get a lot of targetted visitors to your blog and to your product reviews with SEO.
Learn how to earn affiliate commissions with product reviews and you will e well on your way to building a “beauty business” making $5/10/15 thousand a month.
PRO TIP: Stay Away From Health & Beauty Pyramid Schemes
If you are researching beauty affiliate programs, then you might come across some programs (or networks) that look like an affiliate program, but actually are pyramid schemes.
How can you tell which is which?
Simple, if the “program” requests that you pay a fee to be part of the program and then you can bring in friends and family and you get a cut of their fee, then you are looking at a pyramid scheme, which is illegal.
Yes, pyramid schemes are illegal and no, they are nothing like affiliate marketing.
Affiliate networks do not require a membership fee. It’s free to join, open for everyone and you can promote anything to anyone you like.
Just keep this in mind as there’s a lot of such pyramid get-rich-quick schemes in the beauty, health, and fitness industry.
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Affiliate marketing here to stay and as you can see, there are plenty of well-known brands that are investing their money into building a great team of affiliates to help grow their business.
This means that affiliate marketing and beauty/makeup brands are just now getting started and you need to make sure that you capitalize on the upcoming boom.
If you want to learn how to get the most out of your brand and out of your affiliate revenue, I recommend joining my #1 rated online training course (link leads to my review).
There is where you will learn all that you need to know to become successful at promoting the above-mentioned (and other) beauty affiliate programs.
So there you have it! 5 (and many more) beauty affiliate programs you can join, promote, and make money with as a beauty blogger.
I hope this post helped you find your next profitable partnership and I wish you all the best in your affiliate business.
If you have any questions, please leave me a comment down below.
Since 2011, I’ve been learning how to make money online with affiliate marketing. This website is where I share everything I know and all I will learn along until I reach my next income goal of $30,000 p/month.