Retail cosmetic stores and distributors often purchase the makeup that they sell from cosmetic wholesalers that purchase large numbers of cosmetics from manufacturers. One of the great advantages of using a wholesaler is that retail stores and distributors often get discounts for bulk purchases. While they might not necessarily want to buy large amounts directly from the manufacturer, wholesalers offer them an opportunity to purchase enough makeup to sell to their customers at the lowest possible prices. When you contact the cosmetics wholesalers, you should ask them how long they have been in business. Those with several years of wholesale experience should have access to beauty products like lipstick, foundation, eyeliner, waterproof mascara, eye shadow, blush, nail polish, bath gels, body butter, mirrors and lenses, bath salts, perfumes, powders, lip balm, toenail polish, lip plumpers, and matte makeup. Ask the company if they have a list of references so that you can check with other retailers that use them to help you determine if they are satisfied with the products and services that they have gotten from the wholesaler. You should also ask them what brands of makeup they carry so that you can be certain you are getting name brand cosmetics that people will want to buy at your store. When you find a cosmetics wholesaler that seems to fit your needs, you should be certain to write down their name, contact info, locations, and business hours so that you will be able to contact them easily in the future if you decide to use them.