Accurate Testing and Creation of Diverse Foundation Shades

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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The industry of cosmetics is rapidly changing its ways in the modern society. In the past times, it was not at all possible for females to get that perfect shade of foundation for their skin tones. You can either get darker or become a snow white fairy. With increasing need of inclusivity in foundation shades, many brands of cosmetics started producing broader range of foundation colors in order to meet their customers’ requirement. However, to create a diverse array of shades, you need to implement strict color quality control testing based using color measurement tools such as

Why the testing is Important for foundations

As the foundation creams are meant to imitate a natural skin tone, formulation of precise color shades and consistency matters a lot. Even a small difference in color shades can make you appear too dark or too fair. Hence, to avoid such situations, it is good for manufacturers to create more foundation shades, so that the probability of one of the shades matching to a customer’s skin tone, increases.

Spectrophotometers can help you ensure that every foundation shade is consistent from product-to-product and batch to batch. By distilling color to numerical data, it quantify each foundation shade and can detect even the slightest differences between shades.

These cosmetics color measurement instruments helps you in detecting the right color shade and testing whether your product passes the set criteria or not. One can also easily analyse and decide exactly how much color variation you want between one shade and the next.

Not only can these instruments help you in determination of the pigment amount required to mix into your final formulation, they are also used for ensuring consistent batch-to-batch production of your foundations. It works with both liquid and powder products. Using this tool in the manufacturing process allows you monitor your foundations at critical points of production. With this method, operators can detect unwanted color differences, and take prompt corrective action and prevent the release of inaccurately pigmented products. When a brand is building relationships with customers based on its ability to create accurate color matches, this level of quality control is essential for their brand reputation.

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