Choosing The Right Foundation for Your Skin


Synergie Skin's makeup range, Synergie Minerals, includes 4 types of foundations. While the choice of foundation often comes down to personal preference, there are distinct benefits across each type in our range that are worth considering when deciding on the one best suited to you.

Cream foundation

Dewy finish, medium-full coverage

MineralWhip provides long lasting, flawless coverage for your face throughout the day. This antioxidant cream foundation has been formulated to provide high sun protection as it contains Synergie Skin’s signature zinc oxide. Pair with the Airbrush for best results. Boasting a whopping SPF 40 PA++++, MineralWhip is a 4-in-1 primer, antioxidant foundation, concealer and UV/Blue light protector. The cream foundation can effectively cover acne blemishes, pigmentation and redness, with its dewy finish minimising fine lines. 

MineralWhip can be applied to all skin types as the oils are non-comedogenic (not pore-clogging) but I find it great for dry skin and winter climates. It provides fuller coverage compared to your typical liquid/powder foundations, which means a little goes a very long way. The creamy consistency is buildable and easy to blend. The whip foundation contains beneficial ingredients which stimulate collagen production, promote skin healing and contain antioxidants that reverse free radical cell damage. If you suffer from rosacea or have dry, sensitive, sun damaged or ageing skin, MineralWhip is perfect for you!

BB liquid foundation

Matte finish, light-medium coverage

BB-Flawless is a truly revolutionary BB liquid mineral foundation which harnesses the cosmeceutical power of niacinamide (vitamin B3), aiding in the regulation of oil production. Offering the lightest coverage in our range, BB-Flawless is ideal for those who want a luminous finish without heavy coverage. 

Pair with the Airbrush for best results. Vitamin B3 also helps to promote hydration, reduce uneven skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Tomato skin extract, lycopene, acts as a powerful antioxidant to combat those damaging environmental free radicals. And of course, the minerals including zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and natural iron oxide pigments protects against UV and infrared damage.

Loose mineral foundation

Semi-Matte finish, light-medium coverage

Consider Second Skin Crush your second skin! This loose powder foundation is extremely versatile as you can build it up in layers from a one layer light base to a three-layer full airbrushed coverage. Second Skin Crush has the highest level of UV/infrared protection offering over 50% zinc, non-nanoparticle titanium and iron oxides for SPF 40 PA++++ protection. I have also added hydrating liposomes to replenish skin moisture in warmer climates.

For best results pair with the Kabuki Brush. Its high density, non-shedding vegan fibres provide a natural semi-matte finish. Finish with our Hydromatt setting powder with oil absorbing properties to make it last all day. Although all skin types can use Second Skin Crush, this loose mineral foundation is oil-free and is a particularly good choice for acne sufferers and those with oily skin. The high levels of zinc oxide help to reduce acne blemishes and skin irritation. It’s also a great choice for hot and humid climates.  

Pressed powder foundation

Matte finish, medium coverage

SkinPressive is a featherlight powder offering beautiful natural coverage and complete environmental defence. This ‘skintellectual’ pressed powder contains high levels of zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxides for total solar protection against the four damaging wavelengths: UVA, UVB, HEV (Blue Light) and infrared (IR). Pure licorice extract has also been added for calming redness, sensitivity and helping to address uneven skin tone. SkinPressive is suitable for all skin types and is ideal for those wanting a convenient compact for on-the-go touch-ups. Its formula is geared to those with sensitivity and pigmentation concerns. From first use, apply SkinPressive with a soft brush such as our Kabuki Brush. A sponge pad is included for on-the-go touch ups but not intended for regular usage.

Always remember to wash your makeup off at night with a good cleanser. This allows your pores to breathe and removes the dirt and grime that they have collected during the day. Click here to find out which cleanser is ideal for your skin

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