Mica

A natural mineral used in cosmetics for its pearlescent shine. Mica is translucent and its colour is achieved by coating it with a very thin layer of titanium dioxide through which light interference with the mica causes colour to appear. Varying the thickness of the titanium dioxide coating varies the colour result. Mica is the primary source of sparkle and shine in lipsticks, blushes, powders and eye shadows.

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