The How to Make Makeup Products course (home study)

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Make your own makeup course


The How to Make nMakeup Products course 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:
Making Makeup
Working with micas
Working with oxides
Working with pigments, clays, lakes and dyes
Using glitters and sparks
CI numbers
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
Colour blending

The history of makeup
What is mineral makeup?
Packaging your products

Cheeks & Face
Loose powder and powder foundation
Pressed powder
Cream foundation
Liquid foundation

Powder eye shadows
Pressed eye shadows
Cream eye shadows

Using flavours

Using Preservatives
Why and when do you need a preservative?
Good practices
Commercial preservatives available
Aqueous product testing

Safety and hygiene 
Patch testing
Measuring chart
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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Please see our Discounts page for course discount information. All discount codes must be given at the time of booking and are only available for online bookings.




Product Note Price
Making Makeup for Lips Self-Study Module Making Makeup for Lips Self-Study Module
£25.00 *
Making Make Up for Eyes Self-Study Module Making Make Up for Eyes Self-Study Module
£30.00 *
Making Make Up for Face and Cheeks Self-Study Module Making Make Up for Face and Cheeks Self-Study Module
£30.00 *
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