US 3431919 A
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Mamh 11, 1969 R. VAN DER BOSCH 3,431,919
COSMETIC PACKAGE Filed Oct. 25, 1966 FIG. 1
INVENTOR RINALDO VAN DER BOSCH ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,431,919 COSMETIC PACKAGE Rinaldo van der Bosch, Webergasse 6, Basel, Switzerland Filed Oct. 25, 1966, Ser. No. 589,347 Claims priority, application Switzerland, Oct. 27, 1965, 15,001/ 65 U.S. Cl. 132-79 5 Claims Int. Cl. A45d 33/00 ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A cosmetic package comprising a first plane member serving as a carrier for make-up and a second plane member consisting of at least one ply of absorptive material for removing excess make-up. A connecting member secures the first and second members together. A container of moisture-impermeable material surrounds the members having two compartments with a tearable seam in the vicinity of the connecting member. The first plane member is located in one compartment and the second plane member is located in the other compartment.
The present invention relates to a cosmetic, particularly useful as lip make-up.
Lipsticks conventionally used for making up the lips are troublesome in use and accurately contoured application of the make-up with a lipstick, particularly without a mirror, calls for a certain skill. Moreover carrying a lipstick, for example during sport, when bathing and the like is often difficult or undesirable. Softening and running of the lipstick is unavoidable under the influence of sun and warmth, so that it may become useless.
The lips can be made up more easily, better and more quickly even without a mirror with the cosmetic according to this invention than wit-h a lipstick. Moreover the cosmetic is durable, does not dry out and is hygienically packed. Since it is also cheap, it may be used for example to make up on special occasions, as for example for television appearances, people who usually do not use makeup. People who wish to make up differently on different occasions, for example according to the lighting or clothing worn, may also use with advantage the cosmetic according to this invention. This may be made mechanically very easily and cheaply.
According to the invention a cosmetic comprises a first plane member serving as a carrier for make-up, a second plane member consisting of at least one ply of absorptive material serving for removal of excess make-up, a connecting member for the first and second members, a twocompartment packaging of moisture-impermeable material optionally surrounding the members, the said twocompartment packaging having at least one seam in the vicinity of the connecting member which is capable of being torn open, the arrangement being such that the first plane member is in one compartment and the second plane member is in the other compartment.
The first plane member serving as a carrier for the make-up advantageously has, in the case of lip make-up, a size of about 6 to 7 cm. by 1.5 to 2.5 cm. and may be rectangular or, preferably, rounded at the corners remote from the connecting member. The combined first and second members are preferably approximately square, the second plane member, which is used for wiping off excess make-up advantageously having a bend or fold at the edge remote from the connecting member, so that the lower ply of the same runs approximately parallel to the upper ply from the bend or fold to the connecting member. When the second plane member has two plies formed in this way, it is easily detached from the lips. The tearable seam of the two-compartment packaging is preferably a weld.
The two plane members may consist for example of any hygienic paper, for example crepe paper, such as is used for example for handkerchiefs, facial tissues, towels and the like. These papers may be prepared from deciduous wood cellulose, mechanical wood pulp and waste paper, made waterproof, by adding for example about 2 to 5% of synthetic resins, such as polyethylenimine, urea-formaldehyde resins or, melamine-formaldehyde resins, and creped.
The connecting member may be for example selfadhesive tape, such as plastics tape, metallised plastics tape, for example metallised polyester tape, aluminium foil and the like. Coloured strips or foils, for example gold or silver paper, coloured plastics tapes or the like may also be used for decorative reasons.
The two-compartment packaging may be constructed of any moisture-impermeable materials, for example plastics, preferably heat-sealable plastics. Examples are cellophane, cellulose esters, polyolefines, such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene.
The cosmetic, which is applied to the first plane member, in general consists of a base or carrier, which may contain grease, fatty oil, mineral or animal hard or soft wax and/or polyglycols, colouring matter, such as fat soluble dyes, colour lakes and/or mineral colours (pigments), and also emulsifiers, perfumes and flavouring. Usually about 1 to 20 parts of colouring matter and about 1 part of perfume are used to parts of base.
For example the base may contain up to 15% of beeswax, up to 15% of parafiin oil, up to 10% of carnauba wax, 5 to 10% of lanolin, 10 to 20% of ceresin, 5% of cetyl alcohol, 15% of castor oil, 10 to 30% of paraffin wax and 50% of hydrogenated oils and fats. Other substances which may be used in the base are petroleum jelly, spermaceti and stearin.
Eosin and Sudan dyes are examples of dyes which may be used. Examples of colour lakes are alizarin lake, carmine lake, fast lake red, Fan-a1 red (registered trademark), Lithol (registered trademark) fast red, Lithol fast orange, permanent red and permanent ruby. Examples of suitable pigments are reddle, burnt ochre, and caput mortuum. Other information concerning make-up may be found, inter alia, in Ullmanns Encyklopadie der techmischen Chemie, 3rd edition, volume 10, pages 682 et seq.
The accompanying drawing illustrates, by way of example, a preferred embodiment of the invention, in which:
FIGURE 1 is an overall view of a lip cosmetic, and
FIGURE 2 is a section through the lip cosmetic of FIGURE 1.
The lip cosmetic of FIGURE 1 consists of a first plane member 1 serving as a carrier for the make-up and preferably made of crepe paper, a connecting member 2, preferably of aluminium foil, and a second plane member 3 serving for removing excess make-up, which is also preferably of crepe paper and which as may be seen in FIGURE 2 is composed of two plies folded at 8. The members 1, 2 and 3 are located in a two-compartment packaging 4, preferably of heat-sealable plastics material, having a seam 5, preferably a weld, capable of being torn open. The first plane member 1 is in one compartment 6 and the second plane member 3 is in the other compartment 7 of the double compartment packaging 4.
The lip cosmetic shown in the drawing may easily be used discreetly by tearing open the tearable seam, placing the plane member serving as carrier for the make-up between the lips, pressing it thereon, the lips thus being uniformly made up with exact contours, and removing excess make-up with the second two-ply plane member by placing this between the lips and lightly pressing it thereon.
1. A cosmetic package comprising a first plane member serving as a carrier for make-up, a second plane member consisting of at least one ply of absorptive material for removing excess make-up, connecting members for said first and second members, a container of moisture-impermeable material surrounding said members having a first compartment for said first member and a second compartment for said second member, said compartments formed by sealing said container to said connecting members, said container having at least one tearable seam in the vicinity of said connecting members, so that access may be had to said first plane member located in said first compartment and to said second plane member located in said second compartment.
2. A cosmetic package according to claim 1 for making up the lips wherein said first plane member measures about 6 to 7 cm. by 1.5 to 2.5 cm. and is of substantially rectangular shape having rounded corners on the side remote from said connecting member.
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