Title:
Rub-on multicolor application system and method
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An assortment of color applicators applying cosmetic colors to specific regions of the user body including an instant eye shadow applicator, instant blush applicator, instant powder applicator, instant eye brow applicator and instant eye concealer, eye liner, lip liner, mascara, nails, deodorant applicator and lipstick. All of these applicators apply color directly to bare user skin or on top of an already colored area of user skin. Each application includes a soft color carrier sheet, impregnated with a pre-measured amount of cosmetic material fortified with vitamins, moisturizers and rapid application pigments. The make-up optionally contains anti-microbial and antibacterial agents.



Inventors:
Iosilevich, Irina (Boca Raton, FL, US)
Application Number:
12/004690
Publication Date:
10/09/2008
Filing Date:
12/21/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/319, 132/320, 132/218
International Classes:
A45D24/00; A45D40/26; A45D40/30
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Primary Examiner:
KALACH, BRIANNE E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FRANK L. KUBLER (Miramar, FL, US)
Claims:
I claim as my invention:

1. A general applicator, comprising: a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, said sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material and said sheet rearward face comprising a finger receiving pocket.

2. The general applicator of claim 1, wherein said sheet cosmetic material comprises pigment material for producing at least one color.

3. The general applicator of claim 2, wherein said pigment material comprises at least one of: a foundation, a powder, a skin care product, an exfoliator, a medication, a treatment, a deodorant, a tanning lotion, a mineral, an organic color, a non-organic color and a jell.

4. The general applicator of claim 1, wherein said sheet forward face comprises make-up remover.

5. The general applicator of claim 1, wherein said carrier sheet is formed of one of: woven material and non-woven material.

6. A general applicator, comprising: a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, said sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, said sheet rearward face comprising a finger receiving loop.

7. The general applicator of claim 6, wherein said sheet rearward face comprises two finger receiving loops.

8. The general applicator of claim 7, wherein said sheet cosmetic material comprises pigment material for producing at least one color.

9. The general applicator of claim 8, wherein said pigment material comprises at least one of: a foundation, a powder, a skin care product, an exfoliator, a medication, a treatment, a deodorant, a tanning lotion, a mineral, an organic color, a non-organic color and a jell.

10. The general applicator of claim 6, wherein said sheet forward face comprises make-up remover.

11. The general applicator of claim 6, wherein said carrier sheet is formed of one of: woven material and non-woven material.

12. A method of using an applicator comprising a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, the sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material and the sheet rearward face comprising one of: a finger receiving pocket and a finger passing loop, comprising the steps of: fitting a hand to the applicator with long sides connected together by one of a pocket and a loop; the user spreading cosmetic material from the carrier sheet to the user skin and massaging the skin with the applicator in a circular motion.

13. A method of manufacturing a make-up carrier applicator comprising the steps of: providing a carrier sheet; spraying cosmetic material onto the carrier sheet in a series of coats of different shades beginning with the lightest coat and progressing to the darkest coat.

14. A method of using a mascara applicator comprising a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, the sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material and the sheet forward face comprising a folding line, comprising the steps of: placing the mascara applicator at the roots of the user lashes; keeping the user eye closed and folding the applicator in half along the folding line on the carrier sheet; wrapping the applicator around the upper and lower sides of the eyelashes from eyelash roots to tips and from eyelash tips to roots, such that the applicator fits along the eyelash line and applies a cosmetic substance; squeezing the sides of the applicator between user fingers; and removing the applicator.

Description:

FILING HISTORY

This application continues from provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/876,633, filed on Dec. 22, 2006.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates generally to the field of cosmetics application devices and methods. More specifically the present invention relates to an assortment of cosmetic material applicators for applying cosmetic pigment materials to specific regions of the user body including applicators for an instant eye shadow, instant blush, instant powder, instant eye brow cosmetics and instant eye concealer, eye liner, lip liner, mascara, nail polish, deodorant and lipstick. All of these applicators apply pigment material directly to bare user skin nails or hair or on top of pigment material already on user skin.

Each applicator includes a soft color carrier sheet, impregnated with a pre-measured amount of cosmetic material and rapid application pigments fortified with vitamins, moisturizers, anti-microbial agents and antibacterial agents and other skin care treatment.

Where multiple coats of cosmetic material are required, each coat after the first can be applied immediately, before the previous coat has dried, a procedure which is termed wet on wet application. As a result, one transferred coating applied to the user skin, nail or hair can be followed immediately by another applied coat.

The various applicators of the system include carrier sheets in a variety of sizes, shapes, color combinations and types, which are sufficiently inexpensive to be disposable. The carrier sheet can be cut into unique shapes to help apply cosmetic material easily to normally hard to reach blending areas of the face and body.

The general applicator used for this system includes a carrier sheet formed of woven or non-woven material, and has a forward face which is impregnated with pigment material defining a single color or multiple color combinations. The applicator carrier sheet has a rearward face which optionally includes pockets or loops for receiving user middle and ring fingers and separately the index finger.

A method of use is provided including the steps of fitting a hand to the applicator with long sides connected together by a strap. The user spreads the product from the applicator to the skin or massaging the skin with the applicator in a circular motion.

2. Description of the Prior Art

There have long been application devices for applying cosmetic pigment material to user skin. Problems with these prior devices have been that they are difficult to grip and operate, are too expensive to manufacture to be disposable and thus spread bacteria through reuse, and do not carry multiple pigment materials for applying multiple colors, so that several application devices are needed.

It is thus an object of the present invention to provide a rub-on multicolor application system including an applicator which includes finger engaging means such as finger pockets, loops or straps.

It is another object of the present invention to provide such a system in which the applicator carries multiple pigment material colors discrete applicator regions.

It is finally an object of the present invention to provide such a system in which the applicator is sufficiently inexpensive to manufacture to be disposable after a single use.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention accomplishes the above-stated objectives, as well as others, as may be determined by a fair reading and interpretation of the entire specification.

A general applicator is provided, including a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, the sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material and the sheet rearward face including a finger receiving pocket. The sheet cosmetic material preferably includes pigment material for producing at least one color. The pigment material preferably includes at least one of: a powder, a skin care product, an exfoliator, a medication, a treatment, a deodorant, a tanning lotion, a mineral, an organic or non-organic color and a jell. The sheet forward face preferably includes make-up remover. The carrier sheet preferably is formed of woven or non-woven material.

A general applicator is further provided, including a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, the sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, the sheet rearward face including a finger receiving loop. The sheet rearward face preferably includes two finger receiving loops. The sheet cosmetic material preferably includes pigment material for producing at least one color. The pigment material preferably includes at least one of: a powder, a skin care product, an exfoliator, a medication, a treatment, a deodorant, a tanning lotion, a mineral, an organic color, a non-organic color and a jell. The sheet forward face preferably includes make-up remover. The carrier sheet preferably is formed of one of: woven material and non-woven material.

A method of using the above applicator including the steps of fitting a hand to the applicator with long sides connected together by one of a pocket and a loop; the user spreading cosmetic material from the carrier sheet to the user skin and massaging the skin with the applicator in a circular motion.

A method of manufacturing a make-up carrier applicator including the steps of providing a carrier sheet; one of: spraying, pressing and printing cosmetic material onto the carrier sheet in a series of coats of different shades.

A method of using a mascara applicator including a carrier sheet having a sheet forward face and a sheet rearward face, the sheet forward face retaining cosmetic material and the sheet forward face comprising a dotted line, including the steps of: placing the mascara applicator at the roots of the user lashes; keeping the user eye closed and folding the applicator in half along the dotted line on the carrier sheet; wrapping the applicator around the upper and lower sides of the eyelashes from eyelash roots to tips and from eyelash tips to roots, such that the applicator fits along the eyelash line and applies a cosmetic substance; squeezing the sides of the applicator between user fingers; and removing the applicator.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Various other objects, advantages, and features of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the following discussion taken in conjunction with the following drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan front view of the preferred general rub-on applicator having arm or strap portions which wrap around user fingers so that the user can firmly hold the applicator.

FIG. 2 is a plan rear view of the applicator of FIG. 1 showing opposing sets of finger receiving pockets.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a preferred applicator dispenser in which the applicators are stacked and are pulled sequentially through the slot in the dispenser top wall.

FIG. 4 is a plan front view of a preferred applicator for stacking in the dispenser of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is a side view of stacked applicators for the dispenser of FIG. 3.

FIG. 6 is a plan front view of a preferred applicator which has pigment material in its forward face central area and pigment free areas on either side of the pigment material for finger placement. FIG. 6A is an edge view of the applicator of FIG. 6 gripped between the user center finger and adjacent fingers, the adjacent fingers abutting the pigment free areas.

FIG. 7 is a plan front view of another preferred applicator having corner regions with different pigment material colors for selective application to user skin.

FIG. 8 is a plan front view of an applicator for mascara having the folding line shown in dots for folding around the free ends of eyelashes to apply the mascara to upper and lower eyelash surfaces simultaneously.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

As required, detailed embodiments of the present invention are disclosed herein; however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention which may be embodied in various forms. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to variously employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed structure.

Reference is now made to the drawings, wherein like characteristics and features of the present invention shown in the various FIGURES are designated by the same reference numerals.

First Preferred Embodiment

Referring to FIGS. 1-8, an assortment of rub-on color applicators 10 are disclosed for applying cosmetic materials C containing pigment materials P to specific regions of the user body including applicators 10 for applying an instant eye shadow, instant blush, instant powder, instant eye brow cosmetic material C, instant eye concealer, eye liner, lip liner, mascara, nails, deodorant applicator and lipstick. All of these applicators apply pigment material P directly to bare user skin or on top of pigment material P already on user skin.

Each applicator 10 includes a soft color carrier sheet 20 having a sheet rearward face 24 and having a sheet forward face 22 impregnated with a pre-measured amount of cosmetic material fortified with vitamins, moisturizers and different pigment material P colors. The make-up contains anti-microbial and antibacterial agents.

Where multiple coats of cosmetic material are required, each coat after the first can be applied immediately, before the previous coat has dried, a procedure which is termed wet on wet application. As a result, one coat transferred to the skin, nail or hair can be followed immediately by another applied coat.

The various applicators 10 of the system include carrier sheets 20 in a variety of sizes, shapes, color combinations and types, which are sufficiently inexpensive to be disposable. The carrier sheet 20 can be cut into unique shapes to help apply cosmetic material easily C to normally hard to reach blending areas of the body.

General Rub-On Applicator

The general applicator 10 used for this system includes a carrier sheet formed of woven or non-woven material, and has a forward face which is impregnated with pigment material P defining a single color or multiple color combinations. See FIGS. 9 and 10. Various cosmetic material C formulas are provided, including minerals, organic pigment material P, non-organic pigment material P, jells and powders. This general applicator 10 can be used to clean skin, remove make-up and to apply make-up, powder, skin care products, exfoliators, medication, treatments, deodorant, color, self tanning lotion and the like. The applicator forward face 22 optionally is divided into pigment material regions R in which pigment material P of different colors is retained for selective rubbing onto user skin. See FIGS. 6 and 7. Pigment material free regions FR optionally are provided on opposing ends of forward face 22 for abutment by user fingers F, so that the applicator 10 can be gripped between the user center finger and adjacent fingers F as shown in FIG. 6A.

The applicator carrier sheet 20 has a rearward face 24 optionally includes pockets 40 or loops 50 for receiving user fingers and preferably the index finger. See FIGS. 1 and 2. Alternatively or additionally, laterally extending arms 60 with hook and loop fastener patches 62 at arm 60 free ends are provided for wrapping around user fingers. See FIGS. 1-3. A method of use is provided including the steps of: fitting a hand to the applicator 10 with long sides connected together by a strap. The user spreads the cosmetic material C from the applicator 10 to the skin, or massages the skin with the applicator 10 in a circular motion. This applicator 10 can be packaged by itself or in a dispenser 100 as shown in FIG. 3 or in a holder 200 as shown in FIG. 4.

Method of Rub-On Applicator Production

A make-up carrier structure includes a carrier sheet 20, preferably formed of Pelon or other suitable material which is one of: sprayed, printed and pressed on with the cosmetic material C or a treatment solution in several coats of different shades. For example: a first coat, the lightest shade, preferably a pink pigment is sprayed over an entire sheet forward face 22, then a darker second coat, darker than the first and preferably a beige pigment material P, is sprayed on top of the first coat, and then a third coat of a still darker shade and preferably a brown pigment material P, is sprayed on top of the second coat, and so on. The number of coats and color combinations can be varied as desired and the total number of coats possible is virtually unlimited. The resulting color scheme on the sheet forward face 22 include dots and spots of color or any design.

Rub-On Method of General Applicator Use

A section is cut out of a carrier sheet 20 to become one applicator 10, then the cut-out section is rubbed in a circular motion against the skin. The result is an aesthetically appealing, even coverage of cosmetic material C over the skin. This method can be used in the application of face powder, make-up, primers, concealers, blush, color correctors, eye liners, wrinkle and large pore fillers, treatments, oil blotting sheets, bronzers, highlighters, skin illuminators, brighteners, light diffusers and the like.

Instant Mascara Applicator

The instant mascara applicator 10 is manufactured as described generally above and can be used to apply or to remove mascara. See FIGS. 6-7.

A method of mascara applicator 10 use is provided, including the steps of: placing the mascara applicator sheet forward face 22 at the roots of the lashes, keeping the eye closed, folding the carrier sheet 20 in half along a dotted folding line FL on the sheet forward face 22, wrapping the carrier sheet 20 around the upper and lower sides of the user eyelashes from eyelash roots to tips and from eyelash tips to roots, squeezing the sides of the carrier sheet 10 between the index finger and a thumb, and removing and disposing of the applicator 10. See FIG. 8. The carrier sheet 20 fits along the eyelash line and applies cream, gel or other cosmetic material C.

While the invention has been described, disclosed, illustrated and shown in various terms or certain embodiments or modifications which it has assumed in practice, the scope of the invention is not intended to be, nor should it be deemed to be, limited thereby and such other modifications or embodiments as may be suggested by the teachings herein are particularly reserved especially as they fall within the breadth and scope of the claims here appended.