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Cosmetic Debris Through the Microscope


The flake at left is a pearlescent particle added to many cosmetics to give sparkle. The colors shown by these flakes are thin film interfence colors and not the result of pigment or stain. The red pigmented area is from face powder.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light Illumination


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