Today, we’re taking a closer look at FACE atelier, a cult favorite of makeup mavens since 2003 that quickly made a meteoric rise to the upper echelons of the beauty industry. Word of mouth and behind the scenes buzz propelled this high quality line of wearable color to the top of everyone’s Must Have list. From locked-in lip colors to highly pigmented, shimmering eye shadows to a dream-coverage foundation; beauty junkies spread the word of this coveted line. Soon even Madonna was a convert and tapped the line to be the official sponsor on her 2006 Confessions Tour.
What a ride for this upstart company! FACE atelier was founded by “niche retail expert” Debbie Bondar, a divorced mother of two grown daughters. She dreamed of empowering woman by helping them look their best and she strove to create an easy, effective line of makeup. The result? This “carefully edited collection of versatile, sophisticated makeup and tools that simply work. And work simply.”
This philosophy is apparent in the FACE atelier Ultra foundation. I was ecstatic to try the most buzzed about foundation in years (see my personnel review in the comments). For now, I’ll say that this silicone-based foundation can be found in the toolboxes of makeup artists around the world for three reasons:
• The long lasting, stay put coverage (you can skip the primer) that glides over the skin without sinking into pores and fine lines.
• The blendable, wearable, medium-weight coverage that looks and feels as light as most moisturizing/foundation combos (and there’s plenty of time to blend, blend, blend for a flawless look).
• The amazing versatility and customization of shades to match all skin colors. You can choose a shade that’s your best match – then mix with a dab of Zero Plus to go a shade darker, or a dot of of Zero Minus to lighten. Genius – one foundation (with a “mixer”) to wear all year – from the depths of your winter pale to the height of your summer color.
Additionally, we were thrilled check out items from the whole catalog of FACE atelier products. Our we heart this review team will be along shortly to leave their thoughts and experiences on the following from FACE atelier:
Lip RX – this moisturizing, tinted balm is packed with anti-oxidants and essential oils to help prevent (or soothe) chapped lips and offers organic ultra-violet protection.
Lip Lock – is this the answer to disappearing lip color? Lip Lock is a clear liquid that is brushed over lipstick, liners etc., and forms a long lasting protective “shell” over lip color.
Transforming Gel – this miraculous gel “transforms any loose or pressed powder into a pool of easily applied, lasting color.” Turn your favorite shadows into stay put, intense eyeliners or use to shape and define brows.
Eye Shimmer – Highly pigmented, ultra fine and shimmering loose powders in gorgeous colors that can be used wet or dry. Or combine with the Transforming Gel for the ultimate in intense, locked in color. Add some to your favorite body moisturizer for a sexy, sparkling look (appropriate for all ages – not just the tweens).
Ultra Blush – finish it off with a sweep of color over the checks. FACE atelier offer five shades of sheer colors guaranteed to layer without creasing.
I know some of our beauty obsessed readers have tried the latest “It” foundation and make up line. What do you love about FACE atelier? Testers – let’s hear your reviews!