Advanced natural color cosmetics includes a wide range of natural ingredient makeup products in different formats, such as eye shadow crayons, liquid eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, lip liner pencils, concealer sticks, foundation, bronzer and blusher sticks, cream blush and liquid highlighter and much more. They’re all DIY cosmetics that can be created at home to a professional standard.

Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics; Taking Your Mineral Makeup Skills to the Next Level! Makeup Formulation
The magic happens when you bring together two areas of formulating: mineral makeup and natural color cosmetics.

In the Natural Cosmetic Formulation Club’s Formulating Mineral Makeup you can delve into the history of makeup, learn about the types of mineral makeup, create pigment blends with your knowledge of color theory and understand the ingredients used in mineral makeup.

You can then, of course, go on to create beautiful DIY makeup, including mineral foundation, eye shadow, blushers, bronzers and highlighters for any skin type and in a range of tones to suit you and your customers. From lighter, cooler tones to darker, warmer tones, there are amazing homemade cosmetics for everyone using natural ingredients.

Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics; Taking Your Mineral Makeup Skills to the Next Level! Makeup Formulation
You may have already completed our Formulating Mineral Makeup course in the Natural Cosmetic Formulation Club. You may now be eager to see where you can go from there… 

We’re here to help!

The good news is that Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics takes your skills to the next level. Follow our plan, and you’ll be creating natural makeup and advanced color cosmetics that everyone will love.


An online course where you can learn to make color cosmetics

Mineral makeup fundamentally refers to dry, powder-based products, such as eye shadow and blush. Advanced color cosmetics, on the other hand, come in many different forms. 

While color cosmetics contain the same pigments as mineral makeup, they also contain a range of ingredients that transform powder-based products into a whole array of exciting professional product types, just like you’d see in any makeup store – but filled with nourishing natural ingredients and perfectly tailored to yourself or your customers!

There are three main product types in color cosmetics:

  • Anhydrous products, including lip balms, lipsticks, eye liner pencils and cream blush.
  • Aqueous (water-based) products, including liquid eyeliner.
  • Emulsions, including liquid highlighter, mascara, liquid foundation.

Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics; Taking Your Mineral Makeup Skills to the Next Level! Makeup Formulation

The type of product will determine which type of ingredients you can include in your formula. 

The ingredients also need to ensure every makeup product you formulate is safe and stable; for example using emulsifiers, broad-spectrum preservatives or antioxidants. 

Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics delves deep into the ingredients used in each of these types of products and provides information about a selection of suppliers from around the world.

What ingredients are used in natural color cosmetics?

In order for your homemade cosmetic products to be professional and scientifically correct, color cosmetic formulations are used, just like when formulating natural skincare products. 

The great thing about natural color cosmetic formulas is that the pigment mixture can be changed and modified the way you want it; you can add colored pigments of your choice. Shades, hues and tints that suit one skin tone may not suit a different tone, so pigments can be adapted to suit you or your customers.  

Other ingredients included in natural color cosmetics, are:

Oil soluble ingredients

Oil soluble ingredients form the base of lipsticks, cream eye shadow, concealer stick and more, plus are used in emulsions. 

Carrier oils form the foundation of many natural products; butters add emollient, moisturizing and protective properties; waxes turn a liquid oil into a solid or semi-solid product (crucial when making solid products like lipsticks); and esters help to soften the skin and smooth the skin’s texture.


Water soluble ingredients

Water soluble ingredients form the base of water-based products (eg liquid eyeliner) and are also used in emulsions.

The most commonly used water soluble ingredients in natural color cosmetics are purified water, humectants to help keep the skin hydrated, and thickeners to thicken water into a gel.


Oil and water do not naturally mix; therefore, in order to make an emulsion (which is a blend of oil and water), an emulsifier is needed. In color cosmetics, liquid foundation, mascara and cream concealer are examples of emulsions, and emulsifiers include xyliance and emulsifying wax.

The beginning of your natural color cosmetic journey

To find out all the other ingredients that are needed to make natural color cosmetics, including the all-important preservatives and antioxidants, you will

Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics; Taking Your Mineral Makeup Skills to the Next Level! Makeup Formulation
want to check out the Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics course in the Natural Cosmetic Formulation Club.

Please note; this course has prerequisites. Certain modules from Formulating Mineral Makeup need to be completed before you can study Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics. Learn more about the course requirements by downloading the Course Roadmap here.

This course has five modules, including Module 1 Introduction to Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics in which you will learn about the many ingredients used, their functions, properties and characteristics.

You will also discover the chemistry of color cosmetics, including the difference between mineral makeup and advanced color cosmetics, storage, shelf-life, packaging and equipment.

Introduction to Formulating Advanced Natural Color Cosmetics is an essential module that will set you up on your journey towards formulating your own natural color cosmetics that will be featured in future modules, including lip products, eye makeup, blushes, bronzers foundations, concealers and more!

How do you join the Natural Cosmetic Formulation Club?

If you’re a member, you can simply log into your account and go straight to the page with the information about this class. 

However, what if you’re not a member? How can you access the mineral makeup and natural color cosmetics learning materials?

That’s really easy. All you need to do to access the course materials is register to become a member of the Club. You can do that by clicking here: 

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Then follow these simple steps:

  • Click to join the Club.
  • Select your preferred payment option (monthly or annual subscription).
  • Register your details.
  • Make your payment.

If you choose the monthly subscription plan you’ll receive 50 credits each month which you use to unlock the learning materials that interest and excite you the most. If you need or want to use more credits in a particular month to unlock more learning resources, you can top up anytime.

If you select the annual subscription plan you’ll receive 12 months’ worth of credits straightaway. You can then plan your studies, unlock as many learning materials as you like with your credits and get stuck in.

Essentially, when you’ve made your payment you’ll be directed to your dashboard and you are off and running!

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