So, what does making cosmetics entail:
1.) Research- You need to research which ingredients you want to use. Formulating cosmetics, or anything for that matter is challenging, but the simpler the ingredients the better.
2.) Have a concept- What products do you want to carry or make? You need to determine what are the key features of your products.
3.) Actually making the product- Since I use basic ingredients, I have to grind everything together quite a bit. I've had to play around with colors, mixing until I get a certain shade. I've ended up with shades that I didn't like, but it's trial and error. Having a color wheel is vital in understanding color theory.
4.) The details- This includes price points, marketing, packaging, etc. I'm still determining this, so bare with me.
In the mean time, I'll leave you with some pictures.
**UPDATE** (10/19/2011) I just released my eyeshadows, for which I am ecstatic about! You can view them here.
I'll post more developments as soon as I can. :)