Cosmetics Presser

Tend equipment that compress powdered cosmetics.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cosmetics Pressers do?

Tends equipment that compresses powdered cosmetics, such as face powder, eye shadow, or rouge, into cakes or sticks for use in compacts or cylindrical cases by either of following methods: Spreads or brushes glue onto pans set into indentations of mold board. Fills individual molds with powder and pulls handle to force die into molds and compress powder. Positions mold on die of press and starts press that squeezes powder into cakes or sticks. Removes molds and dumps product onto tray to dry. Scoops cosmetic powder into hopper of molding and pressing machine and starts machine. Places molds on conveyor that carries them into machine for automatic filling and pressing. Shakes or brushes loose powder from cosmetic cakes ejected by machine and places them on tray to dry. Discards cakes having irregularities, such as bubbles, indentations, and cracks. Feeds mold pans into glue machine and turns preset valves to spray molds with glue and dry for reuse.


Should I be a Cosmetics Presser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cotton Presser

    How to become a Cosmetics Presser

    Most Cosmetics Pressers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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