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At Univar Colour we understand that when selecting colour, regulatory compliance is your number one priority. We will work with you to ensure your product is compliant for your end markets. Whether you require EC or FDA compliance, we have products within our portfolio that are suitable. 

Pantone Of The Year

Pantone Of The Year

Ultra Violet Pantone of the year is proving popular in eyeshadow palettes. Cogilor Amethyst and Cogilor Spinel are in the violet spectrum and are available from our colour portfolio. 

Our Colours... Your Way!

Due to our in house expertise, we not only provide support when sampling a material, but we are with you right from the start of your project.
From development, to sampling, to start up and scaling up for full scale production, we are with you every step of the way and our expertise will allow you to see how our colours will work in your finished product. 

Our bespoke blends can deliver many time saving and cost effective benefits:
We recognise how difficult it can be to accurately gauge dosage levels, and errors can occur costing you time and money.
With this in mind we can offer a variety of solutions to help in your production, which will allow easy incorporation in production, to ensure ease of use in the finished product. 

We can offer liquid blending – this will be into a pre-dispersed medium of your choice such as glycerine or sugar syrup. This solution will provide ease of use and batch to batch colour consistency.

Our bespoke blends can also be provided in powder form. We are extremely accomplished in house at blending pigments. However we do not stop at blending colours, our proven track record shows that we also have the capability to incorporate other ingredients in line with your requirements.

Our capabilities and service extend well beyond this, and where required, we can offer microtesting or irradiation of materials. We are solution orientated and have proven time and time again that we offer a variety of benefits when supplying Our Colours…Your Way!


  • Ability to colour match
  • Consistent shade
  • Reduction in processing time
  • Easy to incorporate
  • Colours can be supplied blended with other ingredients of choice
  • A partner who takes account of your regulatory & trend requirements
  • Delivered in a powder or liquid format


Trending Now

Summer Shades - our extensive range of bespoke iron oxide blends can provide the perfect sun kissed glow for your tanning products. For a more vibrant look we offer a wide range of pigments and lakes from Baby Pink (Cogilor Rose) to Cool Blue (Cogilor Turquoise), suitable for eye and lip applications.  

Our customers are increasingly requesting colours which are suitable for Vegan products, Univar Colour has an extensive portfolio, and have the capability to support such requirements. Cruelty Free products are in demand amongst consumers, which means you need to have confidence that the manufcaturers you are working with are not in the business of animal testing, this is an important principle too for Univar Colour and we do not conduct any animal testing on the pigments, dyes or blends which we work with.

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We continue to see the popularity of vibrant colours for mascaras, from the Pantone colour of the year Ultra Violet to electric blues, Univar Colour can offer a solution based on your specific requirements. Our inorganic pigments are particularly suited to this application, selecting from within the respected Cogilor brand of cosmetic colours.

Our portfolio of colours can, of course, also support you with the popular traditional colours associated with mascaras, biggest movers continue to be iron oxides and carbon black.


Whether you are looking for an eye-catching dramatic effect, a more subtle natural appearance or a sultry smokey finish, Univar Colour's Cogilor range of pigments & lakes can provide you with the desired shade. We can suppy individual colours or develop a bespoke palette of your choice.


Now more than ever, eyebrows are an integral part of any makeup regime and we understand that bold, statement brows are on trend. With this in mind, Univar Colour can offer a full range of shades suitable for a variety of application methods such as pencils, gels or brushes. 



Lipstick and Lipgloss

Lipstick & lipgloss retain their popularity across a vast range of effects and finishes. Nudes and reds are always in demand but we see other colours such as oranges and purples gaining interest. Whether you are looking to achieve a matte or gloss finish or wanting to make product claims about long lasting effects, we can work with you to achieve the colour results for your chosen target markets.

Our vibrant range of Cogilor lakes can be blended to create a vast range of customised shades. We can deliver them for you in a powder, liquid or paste format, to ease the colour incorporation stage of your process. We can personalise the colours to suit your needs and application methods.



We have a great deal of experience in blending colours to meet the full spectrum of skin tones. These are used extensively in foundations, bb & cc creams and pressed powders. For ease of use we can offer these, ready incorporated into an ingredient of your choice (subject to compatibility) to deliver your desired effect - whether your product offers light coverage, masks imperfections or gives long lasting effects, we can adapt the blends accordingly. 


This year, we have been seeing a renewed interest in blusher, this follows on from the extremely popular contouring and highlighting phase.Whether you are looking for pink tones, peaches or browns, Univar Color can provide bespoke colours to suit your target market requirements.

To discuss your specific requirements please contact us