Here is a list of the different types of foundations used by Make-up artists and what they are used for:
Liquid: Used when trying to achieve a natural look. Perfect for young or clear skin. Usually applied with a foundation brush, stippling brush or damp make-up sponge. Professional liquid foundations are best.
Cream: Use for more coverage or on older skins. Use a very light touch.
Tint: Used often on mens skin or very clear skin.
Panstick: Used for theatre work. They are grease based so they need to be set with powder. It’s best to buy them in a palette to have a variety of shades.
Camouflage: Used to cover scars, acne etc
Pancake: Used when trying to create flat make-up. It’s usually used on the body or fantasy work. They are water based, dry quickly and doesn’t rub off on clothing. It is applied with a damp sponge.
There will be more from my Make-up Artist Series tomorrow.