CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years


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Celebrating achievement in national competition level

Gianamar receiving the CREST prize for Understanding of Real World Context at the 2012 NSEC finals

Acknowledging success through CREST Awards

Making sure students have a tangible recognition of their hard work, effort and success that is respected by organisations such as UCAS.

A framework for good quality project work in STEM

The CREST Awards offers a robust and consistent framework for students and mentors to use to create high quality projects

Resources available to promote and support the scheme

There are lots of resources available to promote and support the scheme – none more important than our CREST Local Coordinator Network

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Make-up & Beauty

Make-up & Beauty .pdf

Click below to read a summary of the make-up and beauty project ideas for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards; or to go back to project ideas click here.


CREST Bronze Award – typically 10 hours of project work
Make and test bath bombs
You‟ll need two things for this project:
First, you‟ll need a recipe for homemade bath bombs. You can often find recipes on the internet by doing a simple search (try typing “homemade bath bomb” into a search engine”). You may also be able to find the recipes in books in the library.
Second, you‟ll need a mould to make your bath bomb the right shape. You could buy one, recycle something, or make your own.


CREST Silver Award – typically 30 hours of project work
Make and test your own lipstick or lip gloss
First things first, find a lipstick recipe. These are readily available if you have a look on the internet (try typing “homemade lipstick” into a search engine). This not only gives you the recipes, it also has an online shop for all the ingredients.


CREST Gold Award – typically 70+ hours of project work
Investigate the properties of lipstick
In this project you will investigate the ingredients of lipsticks. You will work out why lipsticks are certain colours, and work out how to change the consistency of lipstick, controlling it‟s "spreadability‟.