Dual-tone Pearlescent Pigments for Eye Products

Jan 10, 2011 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Title: Dual-tone Pearlescent Pigments for Eye Products
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DayGlo Color Corp. has unveiled a range of dual-tone pearlescent pigments created for eye shadow formulations. Based on natural micas, Gemini Cosmetic Pigments shift color depending upon the angle at which they are viewed.

The colorants' dual-tone pearlescence means that they feature two layers of color, each visible at a different viewing angle. The colors offered include: Azure Fire (INCI: Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007) (and) (Glycidoxyphenol) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer), which is a red shade blue powder with red color travel; Oceanic Teal (INCI: Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) (and) (Glycidoxyphenol) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer), which is a green shade blue powder with green color travel; Majestic Midnight (INCI: Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Black 2 (CI 77266) (and) (Glycidoxyphenol) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer), which is a black powder with lilac color travel; and Gilded Green (INCI: Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288) (and) (Glycidoxyphenol) Propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer), which is a green powder with gold color travel.

According to the company, the metallic sheen produced by the colorants cannot be achieved with traditional colorants. The particle size ranges 5–60 microns. All the pigments can be used in eye products, and only the black powder can be formulated into lip products. Although the pigments are optimal for use in pressed powder for eye shadow, they can also be formulated into other applications such as hairsprays and skin creams.