Title:
Hot pour cosmetic color mixing system and kit
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A kit and method for providing the consumer with supplies and instructions that can be used to blend their own custom color or predefined colored hot pour cosmetic. The hot pour cosmetics involved include but are not limited to lipstick, lip gloss, foundation, cream blush and cream eyeshadow.



Inventors:
Haloulos, Peter (Woodstock, CA)
Haloulos, Voula (Toronto, CA)
Application Number:
11/491653
Publication Date:
07/02/2009
Filing Date:
07/24/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/317, 132/318
International Classes:
B65D69/00; A45D40/24
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Primary Examiner:
YU, MICKEY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
VOULA HALOULOS (3-1668 EGLINTON AVE W, TORONTO, ON, M6E 2H2, CA)
Claims:
1. A kit for the custom blending of hot pour cosmetics to a desired shade comprising: (a) a plastic mixing board; (b) plastic spatulas; (c) an applicator brush; (d) plastic blister packaging enclosing the hot pour cosmetic; (e) an instruction/shade chart; (f) an empty plastic case for housing the final mixed hot pour cosmetic; and (g) a plastic case that opens as an easel to hold the instruction/shade chart and also encloses the components of the kit.

2. The kit according to claim 1 wherein the hot pour cosmetics include but are not limited to lipstick, lip gloss, foundation, cream blush and cream eyeshadow.

3. The kit according to claim 1 wherein the hot pour cosmetic enclosed in blister packaging is comprised of base colors such as but not limited to red, black, orange, white and brown.

4. The kit according to claim 1 wherein the hot pour cosmetic enclosed in blister packaging may be comprised of base that is free of any color.

5. The kit according to claim 1 wherein the hot pour cosmetic enclosed in blister packaging may be comprised of base that contains frost pigments.

6. The kit according to claim 1 wherein the amount of hot pour cosmetic contained in each blister well can range from between 0.1 grams to 10 grams.

7. The kit according to claim 1 wherein the consumer blends the hot pour cosmetic colors to obtain a desired shade using the recommended doses listed on the shade chart or determines their own custom blend.

8. The kit according to claim 7 wherein the recommended doses are comprised of the numbers 0.5 or 1.0.

9. The kit according to claim 8 wherein the number 1.0 represents using one blister well of the hot pour cosmetic containing pigment or frost pigments from the blister packaging card.

10. The kit according to claim 7 wherein the number 0.5 represents using a half well of the hot pour cosmetic from the blister packaging card.

11. The kit according to claim 7 wherein the blending process does not involve the use of a heating mechanism.

12. The kit according to claim 7 wherein the blending process consists essentially of using a plastic spatula to obtain a uniform color of the hot pour cosmetic.

13. The kit according to claim 3 wherein the hot pour cosmetic containing color is comprised of but not limited to hot pour cosmetic base, mica, red iron oxide, brown iron oxide, black iron oxide, titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride, D&C Red No. 7 Ca Lake, D&C Red No. 33 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No. 1 Al Lake and Manganese Violet.

Description:

FIELD OF INVENTION

The field of invention relates to cosmetic compositions, specifically a kit and method, or blending hot pour cosmetics to produce custom or predefined shades.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The cosmetics industry is comprised of numerous retailers and manufacturers all offering a plethora of beauty products to suit various consumers and their complexions. Color cosmetics, a sizeable piece of the industry, offers consumers the choice of selecting a shade that meets their requirements and suits their complexion. The design of personalized cosmetics is a relatively new area of the industry.

A system of customizing lipstick currently exists under U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,405,120 and 5,971,351. However, this method and apparatus involves heating the product in order to facilitate molding the lipstick into its standard form. It also involves the use of a graduated blending sheet wherein the pigments and bases are measured and mixed prior to melting and subsequent molding.

A system of customizing hot pour cosmetics without the use of a heating medium does not currently exist.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is the goal of the present invention to provide a simple method for the custom blending of hot pour cosmetic shades and providing a kit for this process that can be utilized by consumers.

The kit provides the consumer with supplies and instructions that can be used to blend their own custom color or predefinded colored hot pour cosmetics based on a proprietary mixing system. The hot pour cosmetics involved include but are not limited to lipstick, lip gloss, foundation, cream blush and cream eyeshadow.

The kit may include the following items: hot pour base colors such as but not limited to red, black, orange, white and brown; hot pour base which is free of any color; hot pour base that contains frost pigments; a plastic mixing tray; a plastic spatula; an instruction/shade chart and an empty cosmetic compact.

The hot pour base colors and base that is free of color are contained in individual blister packages. Each blister well is a predefined size and can hold from 0.1 to 10 grams of product. The consumer decides on a shade from the shade chart and then proceeds to count the number of blister wells of each color that are required to obtain their desired shade of hot pour cosmetic. The shade chart lists the amount of blister wells that are required for each shade. The consumer also has the option of entering their own custom shade values on the shade chart. Each color is then placed onto the plastic mixing tray along with the required amount of clear base and mixed until the color is uniform. Alternatively, each color is placed on the plastic mixing tray without any clear base and mixed until the desired shade is achieved. A feature of the kit is that the consumer can repeat a shade based on the measurements required on the shade chart or the measurements that they come up with for their custom shade.

The aforementioned mixing process does not involve the use of a heating medium to facilitate the mixing process. The consumer mixes the hot pour cosmetic colors and clear hot pour base with the use of a plastic spatula. Alternatively, the consumer mixes the hot pour cosmetic colors without the clear hot pour base with the use of a plastic spatula. The resulting hot pour cosmetic is then placed in an empty compact for future use.

The term “hot pour cosmetic” as defined in the invention is a cosmetic formulation that must be heated in order to melt and disperse its constituent ingredients which then solidify upon cooling. A feature of this kit is that the hot pour cosmetic is poured when hot into the blister packaging. Thus, it solidifies in the blister well and therefore does not need to be heated further. Another feature of the kit is that the hot pour cosmetic formulations have been developed in such a way as to facilitate the mixing process once the hot pour cosmetic is scraped out of the blister well and placed onto the plastic mixing board. Thus, this removes the requirement for further heating in order to obtain the final product.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a photograph showing the contents of the kit wherein the hot pour cosmetic is lip gloss. Items shown are the blister packaging filled with hot pour cosmetic (lip gloss), empty component for placing the final product, spatulas, lip brush, plastic mixing board, shade chart and plastic case that folds into an easel.

FIG. 2 is a graphic representation of the shade chart showing predefined (lip gloss) shades that can be obtained with the kit. The shade chart also provides an area for the consumer to enter their own shades.