Equipment needed for making eye makeup:
- Coffee grinder for grinding up micas and oxides.
- An electronic scale that measures both ounces and milligrams, (postal scales are the most accurate).
- Measuring spoons plus 0.05cc mini scoops.
- Plastic or surgical gloves
- Mask for during and after grinding. You can take it off again once the particles have settled.
- Jars for storing your blends in as you go along, zip lock bags will work.
- Packaging jars.
For making Mascara, Eye Liner and Cosmetic pencils
- A double boiler (A 250ml heat resistant glass beaker that fits into a saucepan).
- Popsicle sticks
- Two 40/50ml Academy Borosilicate Low Form Beakers (Not necessary, otherwise a 100 or 250ml heat resistant glass beakers)
- Packaging product such as empty mascara tubes and pencils etc. (If you wish to make professional shop-style cosmetic pencils, then you will need a pencil mould).
To complete the e course, you will need the following ingredients – the following can be purchased as a kit.
- 25g Titanium dioxide
- 25g Zinc oxide
- 25g Rice powder
- 10g kaolin clay
- 10g Magnesium stearate
- 10g satin pearl
- 10g mica coated with carnauba
- 25g ultra silk
- 10g oat colloidal
- 10g silica
Waxes and Oils
- 10g Beeswax
- 25g Candelilla wax
- 10g Carnauba wax
- 10g ceteareth-20
- 30ml Dicaprylyl carbonate
- 30ml castor oil
- D panthenol sample
- 30ml Isododecane
- 30ml Jojoba
- 10g Lanette wax
- 30ml Naturderm IL
- Sample Neopress
- 10g OlivOil Avenate
- 30ml seaweed extract
- 10g Stearic acid
- Vitamin E sample
Oxides: 10g of each
- 2 tsp. of each of the red and gold balance micas
- Sample Blackstar Gold
- 2 tsp charcoal mica
- 2 tsp dazzling pink
- sample Imperial topaz
- Sample Pearl nude
- Sample. Peachy red Mica
- 2 tsp Peachy pink mica
- 2 tsp Peacock blue
- Sample Precious Gold
- 2 tsp ultra-shimmer mica
Professional makeup jars
- 10 jumbo Cosmetic Pencils
- Mascara tubes x 10
- Go pods 26mm x 3
- Tin pans 26mm x 5
- 3 x 6ml jars for the eyeliner
- Pressing tile 1 x 26mm
- 1 x Pressing tool 26mm
- Pencil sharpener
Please be aware that the ingredients might vary slightly due to small updates that are made to the course
Turn these skills into an enjoyable hobby, as you create cosmetics for family and friends, giving them unique and treasured gifts. This could even be the start of a business opportunity if you want to turn craft into cash.
We have a support group called Benham’s beauties 2014 on face book that is open for students both past and present. New recipes are added from time to time. And this gives you the opportunity to connect and share with like-minded cosmetic makers.
Content of the courses:
The contents of the cosmetic making courses are clear and aimed at immediate practice, thus, they contain a theoretical base, which allows students to put into practice the knowledge acquired.
Women and men with or without previous knowledge in cosmetology, presented in a practical way, clear, simple and complete.
Jan will set tasks to be completed in the students own time.
Students will be accompanied by Jan herself throughout the learning process.
Students will be able to ask questions and verify the formulas they create by e-mail.
At the end of each course, the tutor will suggest some practical studies (final evaluation) to apply the knowledge learned during the training.
Once this has been completed, the candidate will receive a certificate that accredits the accomplishment of the course, which will then be sent by e mail.
The course is designed to last 8 hours approximately or 4 weeks. However, students may spend more or less time to complete the course depending on their available time.
Enrolment will remain valid for a period of one year from the start of the course.
Tutor Jan Benham