Whether your products are fun D.I.Y. projects or you’re taking the steps to start an independent cosmetic line, TKB strives to provide you with the best, high quality cosmetic ingredients for your projects and business.
Everyday we receive many thoughtful questions on how to create different kinds of cosmetics (pressed matte eye shadows, lip gloss, etc.). Along with those questions, we also receive requests for consultation on introducing independent brands to the cosmetic market.
We've appreciated your trust in TKB to ask us these questions. We aim to reciprocate the loyalty of our customers with our customer service team, but sometimes we’re unable to fully answer your technical questions simply because we’re only the provider (not educators) for these cosmetic supplies.
While we do have basic knowledge on how to work with our products, we can’t adequately answer anything more advanced than that. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of resources that our customers can use to further educate themselves on cosmetic formulating, regulating, and business.
Please note that any tickets opened regarding a formula or business technical question will be forwarded to this new resource page. We also updated our FAQ and “help” search engine to include the best possible instructions for making cosmetics with our products. We’ve also found some other recipes from the online DIY cosmetic community that can easily be made with products from our website.
Also, please try searching "How To..." on our website's help search engine to find recipes and instructions. Remember that our product search engine also displays related results from our blog posts (just look to the right side of the drop down menu after searching for a product).
1. Free Course: Learn Cosmetic Formulation
2. Paid Course: Chemist's Corner and Formula Botanica
3. FDA Regulations: Cosmetics Q&A
4. Quick Guide: Starting Your Own Cosmetic Line
5. Marie Rayma’s book “Make it Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup & Skincare"
6.Eye Shadow: Recipe, TKB's Matte Powders Tutorial
7. Mineral Makeup: TKB Recipes and TKB Instructions
8. Eyeliner: Recipe; substitute "activated charcoal" with our oxides and other approved cosmetic eye-safe pigments, try incorporating the Gel CC for consistency along with the waxes mentioned in the recipe. Also, try Polyester Castor Wax for thickening and/or turning your eyeliner into a more "gel"-like consistency.
9. Highlighter: Recipe; substitute "eye shadow" for our mica highlighter pigments.
10. Blush: TKB's Recipe, Recipe; substitute the "natural pigments" from the non-TKB recipe article with our pigments.
11. Mascara: Recipe; substituted "activated charcoal" and/or "cocoa powder" with our oxides.
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