- Foundation (cosmetics)
Foundation is a type of
cosmeticpreparation applied to the face. Often referred to as a "base", a foundation is usually applied across the whole of the face except the eyes and lips. Its purpose it to make skintone and skin texture appear more even. Foundations can be used to cover up blemishes and other imperfections, and some are formulated to give a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They usually come in all skin tones, from light to deepest.
Foundations are usually sold in the form of liquids, creams, powder or mousses. They can be applied with a sponge, a foundation brush, or with the fingers. Mineral makeup foundation, however, often comes formulated as a powder (either pressed or loose powder).
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