Foundation (cosmetics)


Foundation (cosmetics)

Foundation is a type of cosmetic preparation 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).

ee also

* Face powder
* Blushing

Resources


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Foundation — may refer to: * Foundation (engineering), the portion of a building s structure that transfers the weight of the building into the ground strata * Foundation (cosmetics), a cosmetic applied to the face * Foundation (nonprofit organization), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmetics — Make up redirects here. For other uses, see Make up (disambiguation). For other uses, see Cosmetic (disambiguation). Assorted cosmetics and tools …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmetics in Ancient Rome — Cosmetae applying cosmetics to a wealthy Roman woman.‎ Cosmetics, first used in Ancient Rome for ritual purposes,[1] were part of daily life for women, especially prostitutes and the wealthy. Some fashionable cosmetics, such as those imported… …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmetics advertising — Actresses Gong Li and Andie MacDowell have both appeared in many advertisements for L Oréal. Cosmetic advertising is the promotion of cosmetics and beauty products by the cosmetics industry through a variety of media. The advertising campaigns… …   Wikipedia

  • cosmetics — Any of several preparations (excluding soap) applied to the human body for beautifying, preserving, or altering the appearance or for cleansing, colouring, conditioning, or protecting the skin, hair, nails, lips, eyes, or teeth. The earliest… …   Universalium

  • cosmetics —   ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Types of cosmetics include: blusher bronzer cleanser concealer eyebrow pencil eyelash dye eyeliner eye shadow face cream face mask face pack face powder false eyelashes foundation greasepaint kohl pencil lip gloss lip liner …   Useful english dictionary

  • foundation — n. 1 a the solid ground or base, natural or artificial, on which a building rests. b (usu. in pl.) the lowest load bearing part of a building, usu. below ground level. 2 a body or ground on which other parts are overlaid. 3 a basis or underlying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cosmetics — Synonyms and related words: base, clown white, cold cream, compact, drugstore complexion, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, foundation, foundation cream, giftware, greasepaint, hand cream, hand lotion, knickknacks, lip rouge, lipstick, makeup, mascara …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foundation — Synonyms and related words: A, a priori principle, affirmation, alpha, anchorage, appanage, apriorism, arrangement, assertion, assumed position, assumption, axiom, basal, base, baseboard, basement, basic, basic training, basis, bearing wall, bed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Ingredients of cosmetics — Assorted cosmetics and tools Cosmetics ingredients come from a variety of sources but, unlike the ingredients of food, are often not considered by most consumers. Cosmetics often use vibrant colours that are derived from some unexpected sources,… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.