I was super excited about trying the Face Atelier Ultra Foundation. A makeup artist I met recently raved about it. Needless to say when they sent this over for me to try I was doing cartwheels in my apartment lobby.
About: The Face Atelier Foundation Ultra Foundation is described as a silicone based emulsion that floats on top of the skin creating a second skin. It is light weight, oil free, breathable, moisturizing, and is non comedogenic, recommended for troubled or mature skin. The foundation comes in 10 shades plus 2 base shades.
Price: $44 for 1oz or 30ml, push pump container
Thoughts: I was really impressed by this foundation. I had a certain expectation in my head and it did live up to it. The formula is semi runny, easy to apply, and gives you a nice natural dewy finish (I'm a fan of the dewy finish). The website described the finish as sheer but it's definitely buildable to medium. I find that it lasts up to 8 -10 hours no problem, I haven't had it on longer than that. The push pump is handy and keeps it sanitary. Overall a great foundation and I recommend this to those that love the natural dewy look. I have before and after pictures below.
Rating: 4 out of 5
- If you're unsure of which shade you are or want to try out the foundation they offer samples for $1
- They offer discounts to pro makeup artists
- The Face Atelier site has great suggestions listed under the PRO tips here
Where To Purchase: Sold online at FaceAtelier.com or at retailers listed under their locator section.
Swatch on hand, the shade I have is #3 Wheat
I only have the foundation on the right side of the picture here. You probably notice the biggest difference around the under eye area
close-up of the finish
Before and after on the whole face, it covers up small to medium blemishes very well. I didn't even use a concealer yet.
Here's a bigger picture of the after look, a subtle glow
If you want to see more, I used this foundation in my Fall Smokey Look tutorial posted here and in my foundation basics tutorial here.
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