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    Brands not in Foundation???

    Hello,
    Please help explain the sentence below. I am translating a beauty product, and there are some sentences as below which I don't understand the meaning:
    1. Fluid Foundation (Brands not in Foundation)
    2. Makeup base - SPF 30 (Brands not in Foundation)
    3. Perfecting Moisturiser (Brands not in Foundation)


    I don't understand what "Brands not in Foundation" means?
    Can anyone help me?
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    It's not a standard phrase that I have come across. Could it mean that the brand name is not given?

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's not a standard phrase that I have come across. Could it mean that the brand name is not given?
    Or maybe it could mean the brands of those products are not in the collection.... There is no online reference, thus I am so confused with this phrase

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    Is the collection called Foundation?

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Is the collection called Foundation?
    No, it's not. It's Diorsnow, the name of the collection.

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    You could still be right about it being the brands not in the collection.

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could still be right about it being the brands not in the collection.
    Thank you! I will go for it.

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    #8

    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    Is 'Foundation' with a capital F mentioned previously in the text?

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Is 'Foundation' with a capital F mentioned previously in the text?
    Yes, it is. In all cases that phrase appears, the word Foundation comes with a capslock F

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    Re: Brands not in Foundation???

    "Foundation" is what goes on the face beneath other products.
    Some foundations are just foundations - they don't have moisturizers, they don't have sun protection. It sounds like they listed those basic products first, and then the other products that are "foundation plus something else."

    However, I would have said that "base" and "foundation" were the same, so that one confuses me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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