MAKE-UP  complexion

  • The natural complexion of the skin results from several components:
  • The natural complexion of the skin
  • The thickness of the skin and epidermis
  • The transparency of the stratum corneum
  • The regularity of the skin texture
  • The dry or oily type of the skin surface
  • The greater or lesser sensitivity of the skin Skin aging


Colored products based on insoluble pigments intended to unify the complexion and modify natural skin tone either by lightening the complexion in the case of Asians, or to strengthen the tone of the complexion in Europe, or to lighten the complexion by providing a pink note for African women.

Embellishment does not only go through coloring but can be accompanied by various optical effects that help to give either a matte finish or illumination of the complexion or the camouflage of imperfections, fine lines and wrinkles, the blurring of facial contours or even the uniformity of the skin texture: peach skin appearance.


  • Color adaptable to each skin tone
  • Ease and speed of application
  • Coverage to hide imperfections and unify naturally
  • Give shine and luminosity without shine
  • Lightness and comfort
  • Soft, velvety, soft-touch finish
  • Long lasting matte finish
  • Long lasting effect, without turning or staining (non transfer)
  • Moisturizing and protective properties without excess occlusivity
  • Anti-aging properties: soft focus to hide wrinkles, firming


It consists of mineral or organic powders which aim to confer to foundations of cosmetic characteristics and makeup results.

Their particle size is a few microns.

These fillers are not colored and have more or less coverage important. They make it possible to reduce the impression of fat in the backgrounds of off.


The usual antioxidants: they limit the oxidation over time of colored textures: BHA, BHT, tocopherols …

Preservatives : These are those traditionally used in cosmetics White.

Perfumes :They have either neutral notes or precise notes adapted to a specific range of products.

Silicones :Dimethicone (dimethylpolysiloxane), cyclomethicone, dimethicone copolyols

polymers: Polyvinylpyrrolidone amaron V216

The active ingredients: The treating properties are nowadays classically claimed.The same types as those used in the emulsions white cosmetics: hydration, sun protection, tightening or anti-wrinkle effects …


According to consumer requirements for complexion products, the offer marketing is now broad in terms of textures and presentations packaging.

Aqueous suspensions Tinted face and body

gels H / E emulsions Fluid foundations Tinted creams

H /E emulsions Cream foundations

I / O emulsions

Anhydrous fatty products Compact foundations

Aerosol foams Powder foundations For dry use

two-way Cake Shapes foundations for wet or dry use


The powders are intended to perfect make-up in order to provide a matte finish, uniform, satin, soft and velvety. Powders are dry forms that exist in two presentations: free and compacted


Component particles separated from each other

Degree of coverage or transparency

Application characteristics

Softness on application and comfort over time Matte

properties Product volatility or density


Component particles held together by a binder

Ease of compaction Shock

resistance during transport

Crumbling just good without too much or not enough

Good adhesion to the skin

Good resistance over time;

The constituents of the powders will be chosen according to their properties:

Hide imperfections : Coverage

Bring transparency: Lightness

Enhance the radiance of the complexion: Coloring

Ensure and maintain a matte finish: Absorbance

Give a velvety finish to the skin: Softness

Ensure good resistance over time : Adhesion

The specificities of compact powders will be:

Do not do d e packages: Anti-caking

Do not dry out the skin: Anti-dehydrating

The qualities are more, in the choice of constituents of the white base, than in the pressing conditions. The main components of the powders will be:

Mattness : Nylon, kaolin, microcrystalline celluloses, silicas, carbonate magnesium, calcium carbonate, modified starches, acrylates cross polymer …

Coverage: Kaolin, titanium oxide, zinc oxide, Mg stearate, phosphate dicalcic …

Slippery: Talc, silica, calcium carbonate, boron nitride, gums silicone, polymethylmetacrylates, PTFE (teflon), PE powders, HDI / trimetylolhexyl lactone cross polymer, nylon powders (orgasol), silk powders …

Adhesion: kaolin, metallic soaps: zinc stearate, stearate of magnesium…, polyurethanes, polyethylene, silica powders, polypropylenes, undecylenate zinc…

Sweet: starches, kaolins, silk powders

Cosmetic activity: active ingredients used at least

Microbial protection preservatives: parabens, dehydro-acetic acid, dehydroacetate, between 0.5% and 0.7%

Perfume: cover the over-generated odors of the fillers with preferably the same note as the foundation.

Transparency,shine: natural or synthetic micas … ..

Color: mineral pigments: iron oxides, lacquers organic: azo, nitro, xanthene, quinolines.

Special effects pearl, bismuth oxychloride, mica-titanium, soft-focus pigments that diffuse light in all directions and hide wrinkles, photochromes: transparent in the absence of light and colored in the presence of light, this which allows color uniformity between inside and outside…..

Spread and comfort: fatty esters, MIP, isopropyl isostearate, propylene glycol dipelargonate



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