Makeup Brush Inspection Checklist - QCADVISOR
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Makeup Brush Inspection Checklist

Detailed Makeup Brush inspection Checklist for retail managers to customise and ensure the best makeup brush quality before shipping them to your store.

makeup brush inspection
  • Covers most types of makeup brushes
  • Achieve excellence and confidence in inspecting makeup brushes quality
  • Quickly find issues with appearance and functionality of makeup brushes

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32+ checkpoints to cover every aspect

Step-by-step instructions for performance and mechanical tests

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What matters to the end-user


Make Up Brush (Foundation, Eye Shadow, Blush, Powder, Concealer)

$230 billion is spent every year globally for Make up brushes according to the Global Cosmetics Industry Magazine and these figures continue to grow even in tough economic times. Quality and functionalities are the key aspect consumers will decide to buy a Make Up brush.

High Quality Brushes feel soft, not rough and scratchy on the skin. The strength of the bristles is also an important feature and no fibers should fall out when rub against skin during use.


A good makeup brush consists of densely packed bristles, a solid handle made from wood or plastic and shape that applies and blends makeup smoothly and evenly.
One more point that needs to be considered during design, production, and inspection of your product is the ferrule quality. No loose ferrule otherwise the brush might be useless.

Points of attention and common defects

Workmanship and Appearance Issues:

  • Logo and labelling (position, colors, appearance)
  • Hair/Bristle Shape (Straight and regular)
  • Hair/Bristle fixation
  • Hair/Bristle density different from approval sample/specs
  • Scratches on Ferrules/Handle
  • Loose Ferrule (Lateral, Vertical, Rotational)


  • No glue or mold smell or other (after 48h of production), Solvent-free glue.


  • Smooth contact with skin
  • Bristles fixation


  • Bristle dimensions

Inspection Checkpoints

  • Order Quantity/Cartons storage conditions
  • Product Identification against specifications
  • Packing Dimensions, Shipping Marks
  • Unit Packing, Marking, Barcodes
  • Workmanship and Basic Function Check
  • Dimensions (Product/Unit Packing/Master Carton)
  • Performance and Mechanical tests (examples below):

Abuse Test

Fatigue Test

Printing Adhesion Test for Logo and Marking

Pull Test

Carton Humidity Check

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Contact Us

We use a large database of in-house inspection checklists for every of our product inspection in order to catch all possible issues.

We also design customized inspection checklists for specific products and projects of our customers. If you need support or further information on that, we are happy to answer any question you have or provide you with an estimate.