Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Face Atelier Ultimate Foundation & Lip Glaze Review

Hi Bellas,

I was so excited, I recently had the opportunity to review some products from the Canadian based company Face Atelier.  This is one of the makeup lines that has been hitting the IMATS and Makeup Shows and people have been buzzing about it.




















I first heard about this foundation from the KJ Bennett (lead artist for Makeup Forever) website www.inmykit.com where as a celebrity makeup artist, he gives a breakdown of his favorite products in every category.  I refer to this site many times because I really trust his opinion as an amazing makeup artist.  He also praises both drug store as well as high end department store brands.  He praised their foundation as well as their lip glaze.

Check out my video review!


I want to try so many products from Face Atelier but I got a little sampling of their line to test out.

Ultimate Foundation
This product is a liquid foundation that contains silicone.  It is highly pigmented and can be worn sheered out with a moisturizer for light coverage, or built to almost full coverage.  Since it contains silicone, it has an airbrushed finish that doesn't require primer or powder to set.  The silicone fills in the lines and pores to give a flawless finish.  I love how they offer these in full size bottles at $45 as well as the pro bottles at $32.  If you're a makeup artist, they sell the pro size version in sets that fit perfectly in your kit since they are smaller and have plastic packaging.  I used to not like using liquid foundations in my kit because they are too bulky and cumbersome, but Face Atelier has solved this problem by their Makeup Artist geared pro sizes.

PROS
  • airbrushed finish
  • built in silicone covers imperfections, lines and pores
  • no need to set foundation
  • buildable coverage
  • great color match
  • high pigment/high quality foundation
  • convenient pro sizes for makeup artists
  • love the pump applicator - more sanitary
  • zero plus and zero minus foundation adjustors - great idea!
CONS
  • color range is limited and doesn't go into darker shades (but the website states they are coming up with the Women of Color Ultimate Foundation range in 2010!)
  •  pricey
  • not a huge amount of product in the bottle
Here is a shot of zero plus and zero minus.  This was an ingenious product idea.  You use one drop of each to lighten or darken an existing shade.  No worries about not finding a color match if you have these foundation adjusters.  Great for makeup artist kits or for those of you who have problems maintaining your foundation shade in summer and winter months.



Lip Glaze
I was also lucky enough to test out their amazing lip glazes at $20.  KJ Bennett mentioned these and said that the #7 shade looks good on everyone!

PROS
  • a ton of product
  • slanted tip applicator is great for makeup artists - let's you dispense product on a palette and it's more sanitary
  • not sticky - smooth texture
  • buildable - can be sheered out or has more color when layered
  • shades are versatile for a variety of skin tones
  • easy to apply
CONS
  • not a lot of shades available
  • doesn't have brush applicator
  • pricey
 Here I am wearing the the Foundation in #7 all over as well as zero plus and zero minus as a contour and highlight.  I'm also rocking the lip glaze in peach - great everyday color!



In sum, I think this makeup line is really slept on.  They have amazing products that are really great for your own personal collection.  I also love how they cater towards makeup artist by providing products in smaller size versions and palettes.  The products are a little pricey but honestly it's worth it.  You can check these products out at http://www.faceatelier.com

P.S. if you're a makeup artist, you can apply for the Face Atlier pro discount to get 40% off.  It's actually a really simple proces.  Go get it!

FTC Disclosure:  These products were sent to me at no charge by the company.  I am not affiliated with the company.  No monetary compensation was received for this video review.  This is an honest,unbiased review.

Atlanta Makeup Artist

8 comments:

SanTara said...

Thx for the review Ren!! I've using FA for a year now. I love it! it is excellent for brides. they do offer sample of their products for a $1. that is how i tried the product before making a hefty investment.

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Olya BB said...

I think this a great review :)! I was actually looking into a new foundation that I can use on myself and when I do other's makeup - so this seems like a good investment. I looked at the site and they are out of colours like wheat though

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

i have only read about this brand during my birthday giveaway. and now i see you have the foundation already. this is so nic eon you. i wish we had it.

Rhia Amio, Make-up Artist www.artistrhi.com said...

agreed! I absolutely love these foundations. Kit essential!

Winnie said...

I heard about them a long time ago but I have always been leery of silicone products because smashbox primer broke me out like no other. I wonder if i should give this a try.

Sara Reid said...

I have all the whole collection in their pro size bottles. I love these foundations because it is silicone based. It makes the skin look amazing and sits on the skin without settling into fine lines or pores.

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