US 2695622 A
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Nov. 30, 1954 L. HEROD ET AL GUIDE AND GUARD FOR MARKING LIPS Filed April 24, 1952 lazy/5E .HEQOD,
ALA/V E ADAMS,
IN V EN T 0R5.
United States Patent D The present invention relates to devices for facilitating the application of rouge, and the like, to the lips of persons.
Templates or masks have been proposed for insuring the application of rouge to the lips in conformity with a desired contour or outline. The template or mask is usually formed with the desired lip outline and is placed and held over the lip region during the application of the rouge. However, the device may slip or become otherwise displaced during the application of rouge, or
. it may not conform to the. contour of the face at the region of the lips, resulting in an incorrect outline being applied to the lips. In addition, the devices are intended for repeated use, resulting in their messiness and possible unsanitary condition.
Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide an improved device for facilitating the application of rouge, or similar cosmetic, to the lips in the desired outline.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device for marking lips that can be positioned accurately with respect to the persons lips, and which will not become displaced inadvertently while the rouge is being applied to the lips.
A further object of .the invention is to provide a device for marking lips that conforms closely to the contour of a persons face adjacent the desired outline of the lips, so as to prevent application of rouge externally of the desired outline.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a device for marking lips that is held in proper position on the persons face in close conformity therewith, without distortion of the lips and mouth.
Still another object of the inventionis to provide a device for marking lips that is protected before use, to insure its sanitary condition when used. The device is non-toxic and may embody an antiseptic on the surface applied to the person, to insure against deleterious effects.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device for marking lips that is inexpensive and readily disposable after a single use.
This invention possesses many other advantages, and has other objects which may be made more clearly apparent from a consideration of a form in which it may be embodied. This form is shown in the drawings accompanying and forming part of the present specification. It will now be described in detail, for the purpose of illustrating the general principles of the invention; but it is to be understood that such detailed description is not to be taken in a limiting sense, since the scope of the invention is best defined by the appended claim.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the device applied to the mouth and lip region of a persons face;
Fig. 2 is a side view, parts being shown in vertical sectiomof the device applied to the face;
Fig. 3 is a front elevation, on an enlarged scale, of the guide and marking device;
Fig. 4 is a cross-section, on an enlarged and exaggerated scale, taken along the line 44 on Fig. 3.
The guide and guard or stencil A for marking lips is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 as applied to a womans or girls face B. The device is made of flexible and conformable material, being provided with an opening shaped to conform to the outline of the persons lips C, D. The material 11 between the upper outline 12 of the upper lip C and the upper end 13 of the device is relatively narrow, to enable its proper application to the persons face without interference from the nose. Similarly, the width of material 14 between the lower outline 15 of the lower lip D and the lower edge 16 of the device is relatively narrow, to avoid interference with the persons chin.
The device itself is of a composite construction. It
includes a base sheet 17 of relatively thin flexible material, such as paper, that has a relatively thin pressuresensitive adhesive coating 18 on its inner face or surface 19 (the thicknesses are exaggerated in Fig. 4 for purposes of illustration). A suitable pressure-sensitive adhesive coating may be used, and may, for example, include latex in a natural condition, the adhesive itself having nondrying characteristics, being capable of remaining in a tacky state. In order to insure the adhesion of the coating 18 to the base sheet 17, the inner surface or face 19 of the latter may have a suitable primer coating provided thereon.
The pressure-sensitive adhesive coating 18 preferably has an antiseptic agent incorporated therein, such as zinc oxide. With such antiseptic agent, assurance is had that the coating is non-toxic and will be sanitary when applied to the persons face.
Prior to use of the device A, the adhesive coating 18 is covered or protected by a protective or backing sheet 20 which adheres in a relatively light manner to the adhesive coating. The inner surface 21 of this backing sheet, which may be made of a suitable paper, may be coated to decrease its affinity for the adhesive 18, so that when stripped from the coating, very little, if any, of the coating material will be removed from the base sheet 17. The protective or backing sheet 20 may also have the same shape of opening 10 forming the lip outline 12, 15 as the base sheet 17, although this is not necessary.
For the purpose of facilitating removal of .the base sheet 20, it is provided with a split 22 between its side margins 23. When the device is deflected, tear tab portions will extend upwardly from the adhesive coating 18. These tab portions may be grasped by the persons fingers and the protective sheet 20 peeled from the adhesive coating and discarded. Thereafter, the base sheet 17 may be applied to the persons face, the adhesive coating 18 being pressed against the latter, with the upper and lower margins 12, 15 of the opening 10 disposed in proper position at the upper portion of the upper lip C and the lower portion of the lower lip D (see Figs. 1 and 2). Pressure applied on the exterior of the base sheet 17 will cause the adhesive coating 18 to adhere to the persons face, with the outline of the opening 10 disposed appropriately with respect to the lips.
The stencil A is preferably disposed on the persons face tightly enough to pucker the lips C, D slightly. which will facilitate application of lip rouge to the li s disposed within the opening 10 of the device. The lipstick. or the like, may be applied through the entire opening and will produce the desired outline of the lips, whereupon the base sheet 17 may be gras ed, as at a corner, and removed readily from the face, the pressure-sensitive adhesive 18 adhering to the sheet 17 and not to the persons face. removing substantially none of the make-up from the face. Thereafter. the ap lication of lip rou e to the li s may be completed, as by sli htly parting the lips and filling in their corner and removed, and the adhesive side of the base sheet 17 an plied to the face. in proper position around the lips C, D, the adhesive coating 18 retains the guide and guard device in appropriate position on the face, without the necessity for the continued application of pressure on the device or against the face, which may cause a distortion of the face and lips. In addition, the base sheet 17, which is made of relatively thin paper, will conform to the contour of the persons face around the lips C, D and will be held in close contact with such portions of the face by the adhesive coating. As a. result, the device cannot be inadvertentlydisplaced while the rouge,
or similar cosmetic, .is being. applied to thelips.
Moreover, the close adherence of the lip outline portions of the device to the face prevent any of the rouge from nbeing disposed under-the device, which-would result in ..:anrirregular. and undesired rouge: outline being applied to ithe lips.
Thebacking or protective sheetsZtl guardsthe adhesive vacating-18 and precludes its becomingin an unsanitary condition prior to use. It is only immediately before the wdevice-is'to be'usedthat the protective sheettfitl is -peeled .from' the. adhesive coating, which offers assurance that the portionof the sheet to'be appliedto the face will .be in a clean, sanitary and non-toxic condition. I Inad- ..dition,-the incorporation of an antiseptic, such as zinc oxide, or the like, -inthe adhesive coating Iii-further ofiers assurance against toxicity.
Since the. d6V1C 1S preferably made of inexpensive materials, such aspaper and the like, its use'only once .is.rendered economical. "In view of/the factithat only: a single use is contemplated, the adhesive coating 18 may @be made very'thin, :Which also affects some economy-in cost of production. Following its use, the devicecan be-discarded, in the same=manner=that paper cleansing mtissues-are discarded, the person using another device whenever rouge is-to be applied'to her lips. =.tective sheetlfi remains on the adhesive coating 18 until The proshe is ready to apply the rouge to her-lips,-insuring the sanitary condition of the device. 1
The 'inventors claim:
In a guide and guard' for facilitating the application of rouge and the like to the lips: a sheet of flexible and conformable 7 material --having anopening-corresponding to the desired lip outline;. a non-toxic pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on a surface of the sheet for application and adherence against a persons face; and a protective sheet covering said flexible sheet and having a coating thereon adhering to said other coating, said protective sheet coating having little aflinity for said adhesive coating so as to adhere lightly to said adhesive coating to enable s'aidprotectiver sheet to' be stripped from said flexible sheet without removing any substantial portion of the adhesive coating from saidflexible sheet; said pressure-sensitive adhesive coatinghaving the characteristics of adhering tenaciously totheflexible sheet and of being removed substantially entirely-with the flexible sheet when the latter is withdrawn from the persons face, so as not to remain on the persons face.
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