Monday, December 13, 2010

FACE atelier Reviews: Ultra Foundation, Ultra Blush, Lip Glaze

Look at what came in the mail!

These sample jars are from FACE atelier, a Canadian-based company. They believe in sophisticated, versatile makeup that simply works. And works simply. Many celebrities are fans of this brand including Fergie and Lady Gaga!

Ultra Foundation

Name: FACE atelier Ultra Foundation
Price: US$ 45 for 30 ml

My normal shade is in between #1 Porcelain and #2 Ivory. #2 Ivory is more beige and the slightest bit more tanned compared to #1 Porcelain. I can go with either one since their shades are extremely close, but for this FOTD I decided to go with #1 Porcelain.

It melts into my skin and feels really lightweight on. I can take my own sweet time to blend it out, it won't look streaky or patchy at all as some foundations are wont to do (Maybelline Angelfit I am talking about you!).

The coverage is medium, it evens out discolouration and also conceals part of my scars. I still need to use concealers but I can forgo them if I want. It does not hold up against oil, I had to blot twice but other than that, I am loving it especially the dewy finish ♥♥

I am utterly charmed by this foundation, and I have only used it for a week! This calls for a full sized bottle!! Is there an IMATS taking place soon?

Ultra Blush

Name: FACE atelier Ultra Blush Pink Satin
Price: US$ 25 for 7.5 g

The compact contains a mirror – it feels pretty durable and sturdy.

There is a lot of hype on matte blushes and I never quite understood why as I am a fan of shimmers in my blushes. Well, I am a convert after using Pink Satin on my cheeks! Matte blushes are so easy to wear plus they suit every skin type - shimmery ones tend to maximise facial shine.

Pink Satin is silky smooth and soft to the touch. It has fairly good pigmentation, but it is rather light. I don't see it working for darker skinned babes but it will certainly flatter those with more porcelain complexions.

All in all, I absolutely love the pastel pink colour! It gives me the perfect natural flush The amazing non chalky texture and colour payoff is drawing me towards the other shades!

Lip Glaze

Name: FACE atelier Lip Glaze Peach
Price: US$ 24 for 15 ml

Peach, an orange with flecks of gold shimmer, has sheer-medium pigmentation. It has a nice high shine effect, non sticky consistency and it feels comfortable on! It is also quite moisturising.

For those of you who dislike fragrance and flavouring, you will be relieved to hear that it is both fragrance and flavour-free.

FACE atelier products applied.

For more details and to buy online, do take a look at their website or pop into retailers where there will be testers for you to experiment with.

Disclosure: Press samples.