If you are thinking about getting into making Mineral Makeup as a business, you should consider this kit.
The kit includes every ingredient and nearly every tool you will need to make every recipe in Chapter 8 - Mineral Makeup and Chapter 9 - Blushes and Bronzers from the book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products by Sally Trew.
At the end of your learning process you will have a complete set of 8 different foundation color blends based on three different levels of coverage (from sheer to maximum) as well as 19 blushes and 5 bronzers. All in quantities sufficient to kickstart your business.
We offer a Talc Free and a Vegan option for those who want to stray from the recommended ingredients in the recipes provided in the book.
Not Included in the Kit which you will need to supply:
A grinder of sorts. Included in the kit is a small mortar and pestle but this will really just be for testing colors and small experiments. The recipes themselves require a larger capcity grinder.
When starting out, a lot of people will use a coffee bean grinder such as you can find at a local housewares store for about $10. However these grinders have a small capacity. If you make the complete recipes in the book, or scale up to larger production, you will want a grinder with a bigger capacity. We especially recommend a blender such as:
You will also need paper to work on (or a surface which can be hygenic and clean and you don't mind staining, some wax paper or plastic wrap, rubbing alcohol for hygiene, an assortment of small disposable cups for measuring into (called "weigh boats" in the industry) and a set of teaspoon measuring spoons, metal prefered for hygenic purposes.
Included in the Kit (Talc Free and Vegan options have different ingredients as substitutions are made):
White Base Powders:
Pigments and Dyes:
Tools and Etc's:
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
Just enough for me to practice on, with a lot of leftovers, will be ordering larger quantities of some of the white powders very soon. Just a tip for anyone creating colours for darker complections, if you're creating recipes from the book, you'll probably need to 1/2 or 3/4 the amount of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide that you add to the grinds and bases otherwise you'll get a chalky, whitish cast that you'll be unable to get rid of even with adding more oxides or colour. I had some premade bases on hand that I was able to use to augment the grinds with and that worked very well but it also effectively changed the formulation from being a loose mineral powder to just a loose powder, so knowing in advance would have been nice. Still an excellent kit though. Thanks once again TKB!!
Love this kit. Many ideas and lots of things to choose from. Needless to say, after purchasing this and playing for a little while, I just had to go back and place another order for mor supplies to keep me busy.
The Complete Idiot’s Guides WebSite shows the guide as available for sale--on 7/5/2014. Nice!
I love love LOVE my kit. I have made the prettiest eyeshadows with this kit. I love it so much I just ordered some more micas. Thanks TKB! :)
I got this today in crazy record time- arrived in 2 days!- and it's amazing! I've already spent an entire afternoon making the foundation color grinds, as well as a blush. If you're at all science or geek-oriented, this is probably the funnest girly chemistry experiment ever. I'm totally inviting my girlfriends over for a night out custom blending. I did have a minute of frustration figuring out how to get the scale to work, but once I realized there was a cover over it, it worked perfectly. I'm really glad I ended up getting the Absolutely Everything kit, because it really was ready to go right out of the box. GREAT product!
I did a co-op with some friends who can't get the makeup they want. I'm doing the formulations, chemistry, processing, and packaging; I couldn't be happier. I've made a bunch of foundations, blushes, shadows, lipsticks, and gel liners and they're dynamite! (I got the lip/gel liner stuff separately.) This is an AMAZING jumping off point. Start here, then you'll figure out what you need from there. A few notes: If you're making makeup for someone with dark skin, make it using mostly pigments and microspheres, with stearate mica and magnesium stearate. The microspheres don't go ashy. The darkest foundations in the book are for tan white women; ignore if you're darker than that. Also, if you're planning to make stuff in the "marsala" range (pantone color of the year 2015) get yourself some red oxide blue shade.