Ultra Foundation, the heart and soul of FACE atelier and the star of the line, is an innovative approach to foundation that allows you to be in control. It's a highly pigmented, long-lasting innovative foundation that provides buildable coverage with a natural satin finish. No primer needed! It's built into Ultra Foundation, thanks to the super sophisticated, silicone-based formula. Another bonus - it sets without powder, preserving the youthful, dewy finish and has soft-focus properties that diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Silicone-based Ultra Foundation is sheer enough for younger women, yet can meet the needs of anyone that requires more coverage. It's an out-standing performer on mature, troubled or sensitive skin. Due to its unique blend of silicones in the formulation, Ultra Foundation forms a delicate, lightweight and flexible second skin with a natural breathing ability. Offering unique colour adjustors - Zero Minus, Zero Plus - they will lighten or darken a shade as desired. The result is your very own custom foundation all year round, even as your skin tone changes with the seasons. Moisture, heat and sebum resistant - Ultra Foundation stands up in the most humid and dry environments.
Because of Ultra Foundation’s ultra-concentrated pigment level, a little goes a long way and it easily builds from sheer to full coverage. It’s a light-weight emulsion that perfects skin tones and floats on the skin and can also be used to custom tint a moisturiser.
The silicones in Ultra Foundation's top-secret formulation create an optical blurring effect that diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, creating the illusion of a smoother, more uniform skin with a naturally dewy finish. No wonder it's the foundation of choice for stars like Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga!
Thanks to Ultra Foundation’s silicone-based formula, no primer is needed. And it’s the perfect primer for eyes and lips.
Ultra Foundation’s oil-free formula hydrates skin and does not require powder for setting. Not having to powder means you can preserve your skin’s dewy finish.
Why no SPF? It's no secret to pro makeup artists that products with SPF flash white. Ultra Foundation is THE product of choice if you're anywhere near a camera.
Cylcomethicone/Cetyl Dimethicone - Silicones are derived from silica that is derived from quartz, the second most naturally occurring mineral on earth. They impart emolliency and significantly enhance a product’s lifespan and effectiveness. They create a soft, smooth product that is pleasant to apply and, in the case of cyclomethicone, impart a unique skin feel. Silicones are naturally water resistant while absorbing sebum (the oily substance produced by certain glands in the skin), thus reducing skin shine. Their molecules are larger than human pores, preventing them from settling into them upon application. The unique molecular structure of silicones (larger molecules with wider spaces between each molecule) allows them to form a breathable and protective barrier between skin and the product. They also have unique healing and protecting properties. Silicones ensure an even application of other ingredients and leave behind a silky, almost imperceptible feel that noticeably enhances the skin's texture and appearance.
Glycerin - present in all natural lipids, it’s a humectant that helps prevent dryness and scaling. When combined with other emollients like silicones, it moisturises while helping the skin to heal, reduces associated skin conditions as well as it enhances the skin’s natural protection. It also helps skin cells mature properly and may heal wounds more quickly.
Neutral: Very fair complexion - cameo undertone (no pink)
Warm: Light complexion - yellow undertone
Warm: Light complexion - golden undertone
Cool: Light complexion - yellow undertone
Warm: Medium complexion - yellow undertone
Cool: Medium complexion - yellow undertone
Warm: Light/medium olive complexion - sandy yellow undertone
Warm: Medium/dark olive complexion - golden undertone
Warm: Dark olive complexion - golden undertone
Adjuster: White - lighten
Adjuster: Women of colour - complex brown, contour, yellow/red undertones
Don't fret! If you're not certain which shade to purchase, order a Sample and test a couple or multiple shades, first.
CYCLOMETHICONE, AQUA, GLYCERIN, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, MICA, QUATERNIUM-18 HECTORITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CELLULOSE GUM, NYLON-12, TRIBEHENIN, LAUROYL LYSINE, TRISTEARIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN.
MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Net Wt.: 30ml / 1 Oz
Shake well before using (silicone is lighter than pigment) and apply with a foundation brush to ensure smooth and hygienic application. Use sparingly on moisturised skin as a little goes a long way.
Start in the T-zone and work your way out, patting it onto the skin - no long swipes. The PROs call this "stippling". It has a longer drying time so it moves for quite a while. Reapply for more coverage before you reach for a concealer.
If you have oily skin, moisturise lightly and use Ultra Matte before application or mix into Ultra Foundation. You can also use it throughout the day - and night - to keep your oily skin under control.
Mix with your face cream to create a custom tinted moisturiser. Use Ultra Foundation over sunscreen for a virtually water-proof finish.
You can use Ultra Foundation corrector shades Zero Minus, Zero Plus before applying foundation to highlight and contour.