If you think about it, the raw ingredients and technologies for your make up have to come from somewhere – it’s easy to only think about the finished product. But shades and pigment abilities are carefully worked on by manufacturers who then sell them on to cosmetic companies, who in turn make them into the covetable cosmetics we all lust after. One of the most innovative colour companies is DayGlo – who don’t just make cosmetics but colourants for all kinds of things – signage, household goods etc. They’re best known for working with fluorescent colours. Anyhoo, they’ve come up with something quite exciting for us make up people – DayGlo Gemini Colorants are mica pigments that are dual-toned, meaning they look different colours from different angles. So, you could look as though you are wearing blue from one view and yet another will show you are wearing red; the same for lilac or black and green to gold.
Quite how they’ve done it is anyone’s guess but a very basic explanation is that the dual-toned pearlescents have two distinct layers of colour each visible from a different viewing angle. I don’t think it will be long before we see it filtering through into mainstream – and I can’t wait!
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This isn’t really new, unless what I’m thinking of isn’t actually what they’re doing.
Fyrinnae have done it to an excellent standard, TKB sell the base micas to create your own.
Phyrra beat me to it, was just going to say you can already get products that do this x
I know that duochrome is not a new invention, but I’m hoping that a new range of colours from the big wholesale manufacturer means some brand new colour combinations will end up in retail products, both mass market & indie.
Yay for new stuff!