Formulating Mineral Makeup

Formulating Mineral Makeup

Learn to make mineral foundations, eye shadows, blushers, bronzers and highlighters!

Formulating Mineral Makeup

Custom make a wide range of mineral makeup suited to your skin tone. Learn to make both loose and pressed mineral makeup products.

Why create your own mineral makeup?

Who is the course for?

Complete beginners or natural skincare formulators

Learn a new skill or add to your existing skill set.

Beauty brand founders

Create your own range of mineral makeup products to sell.

Formulating Mineral Makeup
Formulating Mineral Makeup
Formulating Mineral Makeup
Formulating Mineral Makeup
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Here's what's included:

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Module 1: Mineral Makeup Theory

This module teaches you the essentials for formulating mineral makeup.  

1.1 Introduction to mineral makeup

Formulating mineral makeup is different to formulating other types of cosmetics. We’ll teach you how to measure very small quantities of ingredients, how to write makeup recipes/formulas, the equipment and packaging you’ll need, how to mix your ingredients properly (to avoid a streaky appearance on application) and where to buy your supplies.

1.2 Color theory

Delve into the world of color! Discover primary, secondary and tertiary colors, color harmony, hues, tints, tones, shades and undertones. 

1.3 Mineral makeup ingredients

Find out about the essential ingredients that you’ll need to make your mineral makeup, and learn how to create a variety of base powders that are important for coverage, adhesion and slip (enabling the products to be easily and smoothly applied). Then, of course, colors are required! Learn about mineral pigments and micas, and how to check the INCI list to see which ones are accepted by organic certifications.

Module 2: Mineral Foundation

After taking this module you’ll be able to create loose mineral foundations for a range of skin tones.

2.1 Mineral foundation 

You’ll learn how to create a base powder that provides coverage, adhesion and slip (enabling the products to be easily and smoothly applied) and how to add colored pigments to create a foundation to match your skin tone. 

You’ll discover how to measure your ingredients and blend them properly to achieve a uniform product that applies evenly without streaks (which can be a problem if the product isn’t blended properly).

We provide six recipes for six different shades of foundation, and give you advice about how to further adjust the shade and the undertone to perfectly match your skin.

Our video demonstration will show you step-by-step how to make your own foundation.

Module 3: Mineral Eye Shadow

After taking this module you’ll be able to create a wide range of loose mineral eye shadows including shimmery eye shadows, matte eye shadows and satin eye shadows.

3.1 Mineral eye shadow 

You’ll learn how to create a base powder that provides coverage, adhesion and slip (enabling the products to be easily and smoothly applied) and how to add colored pigments and micas to create a range of beautiful eye shadows in a range of colors and finishes (matte, shimmery and satin).

You’ll discover how to measure your ingredients and blend them properly – different methods are suitable for different types of eye shadow.

We provide 13 recipes for 13 different eye shadow shades and finishes. You’ll also gain the knowledge and confidence to create your own custom eye shadows – playing with colors and finishes to create something beautiful and unique.

Our video demonstration will show you step-by-step how to make your own eye shadow.

Module 4: Mineral Blushers, Bronzers and Highlighters

Add a flush of color, sparkle or a healthy sun-kissed look to your complexion with your own custom made blushers, bronzers and highlighters!

4.1 Mineral blushers, bronzers and highlighters 

You’ll learn how to create a base powder that provides coverage, adhesion and slip (enabling the products to be easily and smoothly applied) and how to add colored pigments and micas to create a range of beautiful blushers, bronzers and highlighters in a range of colors and finishes (matte, shimmery and sparkly).

We provide lots of recipes to practice with plus you’ll also gain the knowledge and confidence to create your own custom products.

Our video demonstration will show you step-by-step how to make your own blushers, bronzers and highlighters.

Module 5: Creating Pressed Powders

The course so far has focused on creating loose powders. In Module 5 you’ll learn how to press your powders to make them easier to use, more compact and portable.

5.1 Creating pressed powders

This practical module teaches you how to create pressed powders at home. You’ll learn about the tools and ingredients you will need, including:

  • Pressing tools.
  • Containers.
  • Pressing mediums to ensure the powders remain compact and stick together.
  • Step-by-step instructions for pressing powders. 
  • Suppliers – where to buy the specialist tools and containers you’ll need.

Our video demonstration will show you step-by-step how to press your powders.

Ready to start blending your own makeup products?

How to enroll

Formulating Mineral Makeup is part of our Natural Cosmetic Formulation Club.

Join the Club first and then select the Formulating Mineral Makeup course from the dashboard.

Membership to the Club is $57 per month (plus sales tax where applicable). 

You can pick and choose the modules you wish to take. Module 1 is a prerequisite for all the other modules. Once you’ve completed Module 1 you can complete all the other modules or just the ones of interest to you.

Your Club, your way!

The Natural Cosmetic Formulation Club is a unique and flexible learning experience, with the added benefits of support from our scientists and membership of an international community of formulators.

For your membership fee you receive 50 credits each month to spend on anything in the Club you like. You can also top up with more credits once inside the Club.

Each module of Formulating Mineral Makeup is 50 credits, meaning the five-module course is 250 credits in total.

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Doors close on 15th July 2021.

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