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How Bésame Lipstick Is Made, Step by Step

Aug 23 2007 - 12:59pm

This month, Business Week [1] provides a peek into the business end of Bésame cosmetics. Entrepreneur Gabriela Hernandez started the company with $1 million of her own money, brought the retro-inspired line to high-end stores such as Henri Bendel in 2004, and is set to do $1.7 million dollars in sales this year alone.

The story has plenty of advice for would-be entrepreneurs, but I was more interested in the accompanying audio slide show. It's a step-by-step tour of the lipstick-making process, from designing the tube to filling them with the finished product. (Remember the Sesame Street segment that showed viewers how crayons are made? It's a lot like that.)

To see a gallery and to learn how lipstick is made,

A more in-depth guide [2] explains each tiny step, but here are some highlights:

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