What will happen if lipstick without colors? Color lipstick is one of the most decisive in making lipsticks, and the colors were followed in accordance with the modes up to date.

There are many dyes that are used both organic and inorganic to obtain the desired color differences.You must know, products that are used around the mouth (e.g. face cream, lipstick) should use FD&C or specifically approved D&C colors.

Lipstick dyes divided into two kinds:
1. Soluble Dyes : skin pigment with a solvent of dyes that easily penetrate the outer skin layer. Example: Fluorescein, Eosin

2. Insoluble Dyes : cover lips with a layer of dye that is served to cover up some skin roughness and provide a soft appearance. Example: Calcium, barium, aluminum, strontium.



Several dyes that can be used for lipstick are:
1. red (C.I. 15 850)
2. orange (C.I. 45 370)
3. white (TiO2, inorganic pigments)
4. white (ZnO, inorganic pigments).


Pigments are synthetic substances or of mineral origin. They are fine powders when dry and are used because they are very opaque and have great coloring properties. The solid powders are suspended and dispersed in oil. The covering property of a lipstick depends on its pigment content. These pigment can hide the underlying lip color. Pigment particle sizes that are used about 3-5 microns.

Pearls and other effect pigments are also used to add light and glitter lipstick. The pearly and metallic effects are obtained with composite materials, often multilayerd. These are interference pigments because they create long wavelength interference patterns in natural light. Holographic effects may be obtained by liquid crystals (cholesterol derivated) or multilayer plastic stabs (terephtalates).Dyes can be about 4-5% to 15-20% depending on the brand and fashion trends.

Mixed colors in lipstick :
1. Staining dyes (standard colors) 2-3%
2. Oil-soluble pigment 2%
3. Insoluble Pigment 8-10%
4. Titanium dioxide 1%

Since many factors affect the stability and activity of colorants (eg surfactants, ph value) please keep in mind That the Same amount of a specific colorant may give a different shade in a different formulation.

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