Faceatelier Ultra Foundation

$52

Developed for professional makeup artists, FACE atelier Ultra Foundation Pro features 18 shades

Ultra Foundation, the heart and soul of MMF's bridal foundation arsenal. FACE atelier 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-looking, dewy finish. 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.  It is sunscreen free so it photographs accurately and is camera friendly.

No primer needed!  It's built into Ultra Foundation, thank to the super sophisticated, silicone-based formula.  Another bonus - it sets without powder, preserving the  dewy finish - and has soft-focus properties that diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ultra Foundation is AGE and RACE NEUTRAL,  unique color adjusters - Zero Minus, Zero Plus,  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. 

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 moisturizer. 

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!

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. Powdering often accentuates the look of fine lines or wrinkles and every makeup artist knows that’s aging!

The silicones in the formula ensure a long lasting, moisture, heat and oil-resistant finish that doesn’t crack, settle or fade.  That’s because the silicone molecule is bigger than human pore, enabling it to float on the skin without settling into pores, fine lines or wrinkles.  It also has soft focus properties that create optical blurring, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and gives the illusion of smoother, more uniform skin. Ultra Foundation stands up in the most humid and dry environments.

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. More importantly, SPF isn’t effective in cosmetics! 

Dermatologists report that a silicone-based foundation is the ideal makeup for rosacea, in part because of the silicone in the formula creates skin-barrier protection.  Shades 1 – 8 are yellow-based, and will cancel out much of the red caused by rosacea or other skin conditions. 

Key Ingredients 

Cylcomethicone l 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 moisturizes while helping skin heal, reduce associated skin conditions as well as enhance the skin’s natural protection. It also helps skin cells mature properly and may heal wounds more quickly.