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2. Ancient Egyptians used to color
their lips with some of the following pigments. Which one was poisonous?
A. Henna (plant)
C. Cinnabar (mineral
give them shape Lipsticks often use:
A. Titanium Oxide
D. Sheep's Wool
4. Early lipsticks were often colored
with carmine, a red
dye extracted from
pilosus (Mexican Lime
B. Female beetles
of the family Cochineal
C. Sarcoscypha coccinea or scarlet
D. Coal Tar
i.e. Red Dye #40
5. Dyes and pigments are
substances that confer color to a material. The
recently, the word colorant
is used for either.
True or False: Pigments
are dissolved in solvents and Dyes are insoluble.
C. Neither is
6. Chemical dyes for lipsticks are
usually made from fluorescein
which is normally
7. Lip gloss tends to be
less rigid than traditional lipsticks and is sold in pots. Adding microspheres can
make a lip gloss
A. feel less
B. shine more
C. less likely to
D. stick better
to the skin
8. Various dyes extracted from all
sorts of plants, animals, minerals and even fungi exist
but FDA approval limits their use to only a few. To get around this
impasse, the cosmetic industry has developed a versatile palette
of _________ pigments.
9. Little known fact: pearlized
lipsticks, those having a pearly luster, generally
use what chemical to achieve this effect?
A. nitric oxide
B. boron nitride
E. hydrogen sulfide
10. Long lasting lipsticks
C. silicone oil
Bonus question: true or false matt
lipsticks have more pigment and wax, lip gloss more oil.
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