Foundation makeup is used almost everyday by thousands of girls around the world.Foundation is skin colored cosmetic used on the face and surrounding areas to create even skin tone and cover flaws. It can be oil based, alcohol based, powder based, water based, silicone based, or mineral based. However, the question is how is this possible? How can there be makeup that perfectly covers flaws and evens skin tone? The answer lies in chemistry. That is why I chose foundation as my project theme becaåuse I was curious to know what goes into something that I use almost everyday.
Composition of ...
The composition of foundation makeup consists of a variety of different chemicals mixed together to form either powder, liquid, or oil to use on skin to cover flaws, and even skin tones. Some of these chemicals used include
Main Chemicals, Compounds, Components
Chemistry plays a role by finding the perfect balance necessary for creating the prime mixture of ingredients to make the makeup. Both of the main components of foundation makeup, talc, and titanium dioxide, are naturally occurring in nature. Talc is mined from metamorphic belts and within whiteschist and blueschist metamorphic terranes, including the Franciscan Metamorphic Belt of the western US, the western European Alps especially in Italy, and in the Himalayas. And titanium dioxide is found as a mineral in magmatic rocks and hydrothermal veins. Foundation makeup is man made, and made by mixing the ingredients together to form the perfect texture and smoothness that is wanted (whether it be liquid, or powder).
Different kinds include:
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