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FAUF / Size: 30ml

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.

Key Ingredients 

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.

Shade Description

#0.5 Pearl
Fair Neutral 1

#1 Porcelain
Fair Gold 1

#1.5 Lace
Fair Neutral 2

#2 Ivory
Light Gold 1

#2.5 Linen
Light Neutral 1

#3 Wheat
Light Gold 2

#3.5 Dune
Light Neutral 2

#4 Sand
Medium Gold 2

#5 Sepia
Medium Neutral 2

#6 Honey
Medium Gold 3

#6.5 Dark Honey
Dark Medium Gold Peach 3

#7 Tan
Medium Gold 3

#8 Caramel
Dark Medium Gold 3

#8.5 Suede
Dark Gold 3

#9 Toffee
Dark Gold 4

#10 Cocoa
Dark Gold Red 4

#11 Mink
Deep Dark Red 4

#11.5 Lynx
Deep Dark Bronze 4

#12 Sable
Deep Dark Bronze 4

Zero Minus
Adjuster: White - lighten

Zero Plus
Dark Brown Adjuster: Warm up light to medium foundation

Zero Plus Plus
Cool Ebony Adjuster: Deepen dark to deep dark foundation

Orange Red Adjuster: Warm up medium to deep dark foundation

Adjuster: Yellow - Olive to rich skin tones

New Shades are available in standard and PRO size

#1.5 Lace is a true neutral – it has equal amounts of yellow and red. It will balance the skin tone of your fair clients.

#2.5 Linen is a light, neutral vanilla with a touch of yellow to warm the skin.  It sits between #2 and #3 that both have a noticeably yellower undertone.

#3.5 Dune has a unique peachy pink tone for light medium or dark fair skin and is the beginning of the range for most male skin tones.

#6.5 Dark Honey bridges the gap between FACE atelier's best selling mid-tone shades: #6 – the dark end of medium and #7 - the beginning of shades for olive skin. It’s a richer, dark medium shade that has just enough red. It’s particularly suited to male medium skin tones that tend to be darker and redder than medium female skin tones.

#11.5 Lynx was first created as the go-to shade for dark olive tones for the Ultra Skin range. It’s a unique rich, olive shade that sits perfectly between the yellow/reddish undertone of #11 and the complex neutrality of #12.

New Adjusters are available in PRO size only

The new Olive Adjuster is a combination of yellow and blue (that makes green) The blue in olive neutralises undertones and, thanks to the yellow, it won’t dull the skin. This incredibly versatile shade will neutralise and add depth to darker southeast Asian, brown skin tones and most black skin tones. It also neutralises the redness in Asian/brown skin tones. Black skin tones are getting the best of both worlds. In addition to neutralising redness, the combination of yellow and blue gives these skin tones more life and brightness.

The new Blue Adjuster neutralises or cools lighter shades and can actually be used to deepen darker shades.

Don't fret! If you're not certain which shade to purchase, order a Sample and test a couple or multiple shades, first.



MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Net Wt.: 30ml

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.

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  • 5
    Beautiful foundation

    Posted by Deanne on 12th Dec 2023

    A makeup artist used this on me once and it was the perfect match on my asian skintone. I've worn it a few times now and it is a lovely medium coverage that lasts really well and looks natural. This is replacing a Kryolan stick foundation that was my go-to for on set and I prefer it to MAC for longevity

  • 5
    The best Foundation. Ever.

    Posted by Paola on 24th Jun 2020

    I have been using this foundation on my clients for years now. It hasn't failed me in terms of color match and performance. It lasts all day. It has great coverage and performs well in different weather, especially Melbourne weather.

  • 5
    Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

    Posted by Jaynelle on 26th Aug 2018

    I have been using this foundation in my kit for around 4 years and absolutely love it. Its sits flawlessly on most skin types, from young skin to mature skin. Its very pigmented and can be applied in a very sheer layer, or built up for more coverage.

  • 5
    Finally my perfect shade

    Posted by Natasha on 20th Feb 2018

    I love this shade. It also sets with a powdery, matte look that stays put - it's perfect in this heat. I'll definitely buy this again.

  • 5
    Ivory: My absolute new favourite!

    Posted by Tash on 13th Jun 2017

    Now that I've discovered this Face Atelier foundation I won't go back to using Mac. I LOVE this and it's better than anything else I've used. And cheaper too! It's smooth and feels beautiful and lasts all day.

  • 5
    Great Coverage!

    Posted by TW on 14th Dec 1901

    I used FaceAtelier Ultra Foundation in Sand and the coverage was amazing. It feels beautiful on and gives complete coverage without looking caked on.