What are different make up product forms?

Whats the difference between a BB cream and a foundation? When is a foundation water or oil based? And what is a contourer compared to a bronzer and highlighter? This list looks at the different types of make up you can create and common product forms. The rest is up to you!

Blush – loose powder

Loose mineral powder to apply to the cheeks for blush colour.

Bronzer – loose powder

Loose mineral powder to add bronze to golden-bronze colour. Can be used on the face, shoulders or body for an instant bronzed effect.

Bronzer – stick

An instant bronzing product in stick form, to add bronze to golden-bronze colour. Can be used on the face, shoulders or body for an instant bronzed effect.

Concealer - stick

A strongly opacifying stick product to cover blemishes or hide imperfections.

Contourer – loose powder

Loose mineral powder to add depth, shadows and contours to face shape or body features. Can be used on the face, décolletage or body areas for a contoured effect.

Contourer – stick

An instant contouring product in stick form to add depth, shadows and contours to face shape or body features. Can be used on the face, décolletage or body areas for a contoured effect.

Eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner to emphasise the eyes or create ‘cat’s eye’ lines.

Eyeshadow – loose powder

Loose mineral powder you can create a variety of colours with.

Foundation – crème set

Good coverage solid foundation that applies easily with a sponge, to suit a variety of skin tones.

Foundation – liquid – BB cream

Light coverage water based liquid foundation with actives added.

Foundation – liquid – water based

Good coverage water based liquid foundation for a variety of skin tones.

Foundation – liquid – oil based

Good coverage oil-based liquid foundation for a variety of skin tones.

Foundation – loose powder

Good coverage mineral powder foundation for a variety of skin tones.

Highlighter – loose powder

Loose mineral powder to highlight and enhance features. Adds white, golden or rosy pearl tones to suit a variety of skin tones. Can be used on tops of cheeks, around eyes or on the body to accentuate and highlight key features.

Highlighter – stick

An instant highlighting product in stick form, to highlight and enhance features. Adds white, golden or rosy pearl tones to suit a variety of skin tones. Can be used on tops of cheeks, around eyes or on the body to accentuate and highlight key features.

Lipgloss

Liquid lip colour that feels luscious on the lips with a variety of colourants that can be added to alter the look and colour.

Lipstick

Solid lip colour that feels creamy on the lips with a variety of colourants that can be added to alter the look and colour.

Mascara

Lash building mascara that coats lashes to enhance their volume and appearance.