Back to school: red, yellow and blue are the one and only primary colors. Combine 2 of them and you get a secondary color: green, orange or purple. If you mix all the primary colors together, you get a tertiary colour. From there, you can basically create any color just by playing with proportions!
Step Into Colour
To create nail polish colors, we need different shades of the same color pigments. For example, dark red and vermilion do not have the same reaction when mixed with other ingredients. We actually spent a lot of time listing the most important interactions and shades created when our pigments are mixed.
The Core Of The LAB: Pigments
Their opaque finish is perfect for creating nail polish but pigments are usually presented as powders, which makes them volatile and hard to manipulate. We came up with a solution, inventing a ready-to-use formula: liquid pigments. No need for gloves or chemistry lessons anymore, it's easy! With recipes and our pipettes, you’re all set!
Living In A Material World
And our favourite material is COLOR! With nailmatic LAB - no need for a science degree to create your own! You get a great textured polish with even coverage, easy to apply, 10-free, vegan and plant-based. Better even, it performs as well as any other polish and lasts for 5 days.
Color history shifted along with civilizations: minerals such as coal, ocre or chalk were used on prehistoric walls, Egyptians turned to gemstone (lapis lazuli, malachite...) and created the first synthetic dye (aptly named Egyptian Blue). Classic red became a symbol of womanhood in the 1940's when featured on Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe’s fingertips.
The LAB has been engineered in the same spirit as our PURE color range, with the same level of excellence as our other products. We talk about green chemistry because we care about our global impact on the planet. The solvants used are plant based, derived from renewable and natural origin ingredients (maize, wheat, cotton).
Popular belief n°1: Mixing pigments to make nail polish? Easy-peasy, it's just like paint!
Create your DIY polish!
Actually, it's basically the same, except you'll need to be much more accurate to get the exact shade you want. nailmatic LAB provides you with professional but easy to use tools and a "first-timer" guided tour to launch your nail polish creator career.c