Cinema Secrets 5-in-1 Ultimate Foundation palette for fair skin

Product: 5-in-1 Ultimate Foundation Palette

Company: Cinema Secrets




Very slim acrylic case topped with a clear snap lid.

Color description:

Five highly pigmented foundations suitable for highlighting, shading and contouring. The palette can also be used to adjust foundation colors for a custom match. The palette comes in a range of colors for all undertones ranging from light to dark.

Skin Type:

Suitable for all skin types.




Matte.  I would consider this foundation to be high coverage, but the finish is quite soft and natural on the skin especially if sheered out with a sponge.

What I Like:

I had the chance to speak with Maurice Stein, the founder of Cinema Secrets at IMATS Toronto in 2011 and he gave me the run down on why the foundation is one of the most coveted products in the industry. I tried the foundation on his recommendation and was absolutely thrilled by the smooth application and high coverage formula. I’m always a bit skeptical when a foundation is described as being a natural finish because I often like to invest my money in products that are diverse and have the option of being full coverage. I was definitely surprised to find that although it has the effortless ability to cover most flaws and discoloration; it looks absolutely beautiful on the skin. It neutralizes red and doesn’t look thick or cakey like some other high coverage foundations tend to be.  The ultimate foundation is also waterproof, sweat proof and can withstand the heat in more humid climates. This makes it a great choice for brides, performers, or anyone that may live in a hot climate or that is going on vacation that may require the staying power with minimal touch ups. Another great aspect is its size. If you’re a makeup artist or someone who travels a lot, this palette offers 5 similar shades in one very compact, sleek package. It’s easy to carry in your purse or store in your kit. Overall, I think the ultimate foundation palette is a great product for any artist or amateur and is worth a try.

  •  Contains no mineral oil or lanolin
  •  Features the most highly pigmented components
  •  Waterproof and long-lasting
  •  Not tested on animals

What I Don’t Like:

The only thing I would say that I don’t like is the relatively small size of each shade in the palette. This is hardly a deal breaker, as you can purchase each individual shade in a 50. Oz container for only $22 USD.  Most high quality foundations retail for $35-$70.

Tips for Application:

  • Start by moisturizing your face. If you find your skin is particularly dry, exfoliate beforehand.
  • For a smooth canvas apply a primer. This will also help to improve longevity of your foundation.
  • Dampen a sponge with Cinema Secrets moisture spray and dip sponge into the product.
  • The added moisture will sheer out your foundation slightly and apply more smoothly.
  • Begin applying the foundation from the centre of your face and blending outwards.
  • Next, take a powder puff and dip it into some translucent powder. Take the puff and gently use a pat and roll motion it over your face to set your foundation.

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