Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 1 of 9)

Multi-Functional Lip Solution

The 4-In-1 Smooth Lip Solution uses four applications to help with conditioning properties, shine and anti-aging among other benefits.

Featherweight Lipstick Formula Offers Hydrating Texture

Rooted in a shade that is one of the most distinctive, symbolic colors in Japan, Tatcha's Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick's feather-light formula combines brilliant pigments with pure silk and botanical extracts.


Merle Norman’s Fat Lash Mascara is made with an advanced formula that contains KOBO MSS-500, a cutting-edge microsphere technology that clings to lashes.

Read the Label Online: Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm promises “the ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Read the Label Online: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

BareMinerals launched Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream as “The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer...with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation.

What's Cooking in Color

This collection of articles is focused on key technical challenges in developing color products; for example, formulating to improve pigment dispersion and shade-matching in lipstick. Research on progressive steps toward comfortable wear and transfer-resistance in makeup is described, as well as improvements in the durability, color and drying time of gel nails.

A Review of Gel Nail Technologies

This article reviews the technologies behind gel nails and recent trends in them. The underlying photochemistry of monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators also is discussed, to give the reader a better understanding of the performance and challenges associated with gel nails.

Formulating Lip Gloss

Lip glosses combine the properties of color cosmetics and lip balm to offer high shine, lip enhancement and pleasantness, accompanied by protection and soothing benefits. To offer these properties, lip glosses must incorporate a complex blend of oils, waxes, thickeners and tackifiers. Various modern technologies allow the formulator to assemble sensorially enchanting lip glosses.

Copolymer to Improve Pigment Dispersion in Lipsticks

Lipstick is formulated with pigments for the obvious reason of color, but formulators always face the same technical difficulties of pigment dispersion and final shade matching. The present article explores solving these two lipstick dilemmas with an amphiphilic copolymer to improve pigment dispersion and texture of lipsticks.

Silicone Elastomer Technologies for Feel and Performance

Obtaining the desired feel and performance in a formula has been greatly simplified by the evolution of silicone chemistry. Silicones have been popular cosmetic ingredients for decades, and have led to innovative textures in skin care and makeup. Though they began as basic linear polymer systems, technologies have evolved to develop various forms from these main backbones.