Make your own makeup
The Complete Guide to Making Makeup Products is a fully supported, comprehensive home study programme that teaches you how to design and make your own range of makeup products suitable for all skin types and tones.
Facial makeup needs to look natural, but also has to work hard at hiding any flaws, even out our skin surface, making us look healthy, youthful and vibrant – and have staying power so that we continue to look good all day and into the evening.
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This e-Learning course teaches you how to create lip gloss, lipstick, powdered, cream and pressed eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, loose powders, pressed powders, liquid foundation, blushers and concealers as well as covering important information on the use of ingredients, the different types and styles of colours and worldwide regulations for their inclusion in makeup products and the history of makeup
The self-paced course will teach you the following topics:
Working with micas
Working with oxides
Working with pigments, clays, lakes and dyes
Using glitters and sparks
Colour naming conventions
Suitability of colours worlwide
Safe colours v non-safe colours
Base powder ingredients
Additives and other ingredients used in makeup products
Powder base ingredients
The history of makeup
What is mineral makeup?
Packaging your products
Cheeks & Face
Loose powder and powder foundation
Powder eye shadows
Pressed eye shadows
Cream eye shadows
Why and when do you need a preservative?
Commercial preservatives available
Aqueous product testing
Safety and hygiene
Further reading and resources
These modules are presented to you as beautifully formatted, fully illustrated PDF files.
Our courses promote the use of natural ingredients where possible, however where there is a synthetic ingredient that we feel gives a more professional finish to a product we will include those too.
Whilst we don't specifically focus on organic ingredients should you wish to substitute an ingredient - for example coconut oil for its organic version, you are completely at liberty to do so.
Online tests, course assignment (including product review) and certificate are included in the course fee. Email support from your tutor is available for six months from the date of purchase.
After purchasing this course you will be sent an email with download links, please read the email carefully prior to opening the documentation as it contains important information about document access.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
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