The cosmetic industry is entering an age of diverse shade-range possibilities; Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's recent Ronastar Black Allure pigment (INCI: Not Available) helps with that. The black pigment mixes the matte trend and silica technology to, in part, color-match skin tones in foundation formulations.
A rich, black shade, the vegan pigment reportedly leaves a velvet-like skin feel. It is based on spherical silica substrate, which gains stability via a proprietary coating process. The pigment requires no milling and has a luminous effect courtesy of embedded mineral particles.
Recommended applications include eye shadow, kajal, mascara, eyebrow products and nail polish; the pigment also can be used to provide background color in shampoo and shower gel, and, of course, in foundations.