Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 3 of 8)

Read the Label Online: Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

I used to think that scented nail polish was created for “tweens,” but not anymore with the launch of Revlon's Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel, available in 24 scented shades. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Formulating with Natural Colors

The chromophores that generate appealing colors in nature can also function as natural colorants in cosmetics. Here, some specific natural colors are reviewed. In order to apply them, however, formulators must be aware of the commercially available materials and know which are allowed under local regulations; such restrictions also are described.

Cheek to Cheek: Deciphering Stains and Blushes

Cheek stains and blushes are intended for a lightly shaded color that is well-blended. Such formulations must provide a transparent hue as well as exhibit wear-resistance. Here, these requirements are described, as are formula approaches and commercial examples. In relation, recent research has mostly aimed at increasing the permanence of pigments on skin; such new ingredients are discussed.

Read the Label Online: Online RTL: L'Oréal Paris Extraordinnaire Gel Lacquer 1-2-3

L'Oréal Paris claims to have invented the “perfect nail polish” with Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer 1-2-3 that delivers the long-lasting (up to 14 days!) manicure effects of a UV-gel manicure without the “harmful” UV rays or salon appointments.

Technology-driven Trends in Nail Polish Color and Texture

This article reviews several of the latest nail polish trends including nail strips, textures, crackle, magnetic, breathable and color-changing effects. Also discussed are the underlying technologies and raw materials that produce these unique nail effects.

Read the Label Online: Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15

Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 features “convertible” pigments that offer “buildable” coverage from light to heavy. Available in three shades, the foundation claims “to conceal, camouflage and protect” in an oil-free, talc-free and fragrance- free formula.

Read the Label Online: Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15

Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 features “convertible” pigments that offer “buildable” coverage from light to heavy. Available in three shades, the foundation claims “to conceal, camouflage and protect” in an oil-free, talc-free and fragranc- free formula.

Radiant Orchid Blossoms as Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014

Serving as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Pantone hue Radiant Orchid—a mix of fuchsia, purple and pink—has been named 2014's color of the year. In beauty applications, Radiant Orchid is a modern and surprisingly versatile shade—it enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

Read the Label: Bumble and Bumble Spraychalk

One of the first mainstream temporary hair colors to come to market is the Bumble and Bumble's spraychalk. This product is a “wild, quick-dry tinted hairspray for a splash of color and style” that comes in various colors. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality.

Mintel Highlights Multifunctionality for 2014 with Mixologiste Trend

Jane Henderson, global president of Mintel’s beauty and personal care division, explains, “Mixologiste is fast becoming the stand-out trend that spans all beauty and personal care categories. This is a key mega trend, in development for the last year or so, but we are set to see it really accelerating in 2014."

Layered Color-travel Pigments for a V-shaped Facial Appearance

The present article discusses facial powder containing specific layered color-travel pigments that give a color-flop effect due to light reflectance at different angles. In particular, layering a bluish silver pigment with a sienna pigment is shown to highlight the forehead, cheek and nasal bridge while shading the jaw, chin and alar base of the nose, consequently imparting a slim-looking appearance.

Radiant Orchid Blossoms as Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014

Serving as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Pantone hue Radiant Orchid—a mix of fuchsia, purple and pink—has been named 2014's color of the year.

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