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Frost Eyeshadow for Darker Skin Tones with HallBrite BHB

In general, HallBrite® BHB provides a smooth, non-oily feel and wets pigments well, resulting in good color development. Low levels achieve good compression, yet good deposit, without glazing on application. And products have a creamy feel and smooth, even application. Pressed powder formulation is an empirical science, balancing application, color, effect, wear, and compression. Mica based pearl platelets are difficult to press, so the frost eyeshadow uses higher levels of Zinc Stearate (dry binder) and oils (wet binders). HallBrite® BHB is highly recommended because of its good wetting properties. Still, the frosted shade does not compact as well, resulting in a lower weight fill, even at the higher required pressure.

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PhaseINCI Name [INN/USAN] (Other Information)Trade Name% WtFunction
ATalc 8.85Filler
Zinc Stearate 6.00Dry Binder
Iron Oxides (black) (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 4.00Colorant
Iron Oxides (red) (CI 77491), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 4.00Colorant
Iron Oxides (yellow) (CI 77492), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 5.00Colorant
Bismuth Oxychloride 1.00Specialty Filler
Kaolin 5.00Dry Binder
Ascorbyl Palmitate 0.05Antioxidant Agent
Mica, Dimethicone 5.00Specialty Filler
Nylon-12 3.00Specialty Filler
Benzoic Acid 0.10Preservative
BMica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide 50.00Pearlescent
CButyloctyl SalicylateHALLBRITE® BHB*4.50Wet Binder / Wetter
Dimethicone 3.50Emollient / Slip Aid


1The manufacturing method will depend on available equipment.
2Phase A is milled to disperse the pigments, usually with a hammer- or jet-mill.
3Then, Phase B is added and mixed into batch.
4Finally, Phase C is sprayed on and agitation continued until the batch is uniform.
5Since this is a pearlescent product, the batch is not milled again.


AppearanceDark pink, pearlescent pressed powder eyeshadow

*Patented and Patent Pending

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