Effect evaluation of creamy eye shadow
Eye shadow using the new MIRAGE effect pigment line from ECKART was compared to products using natural mica based pigments. MIRAGE pigments will create a glamorous look and extraordinary sparkling effect.
BYK-mac i measurements of MIRAGE Glamour Blue show a much higher sparkle area and sparkle intensity value than a traditional mica pigment.
Measurement of liquid foundations
Foundations often have a low to medium viscosity and therefore, can either be measured in mass (see measurement of creamy eye shadow) or as a drawdown on a test chart. Applying the foundation on a black and white chart can give additional information on hiding power (opacity). The following best practice can be applied for making a drawdown of foundation:
- Stir foundation paste for uniform dispersion shortly before applying.
- Use automatic film applicator as draw down speed and pressure on the applicator tool will always be the same.
A special wet drawdown template was developed (see lipstick) for placing the color or gloss instrument onto the sample without contact. For ease of handling the template is made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum.