Face Atelier Ultimate Foundation Review

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Very dewy, great for close beauty shots

Time efficient – Skips primer (as it”s silicone based) great for MUA”s/people tight on time

– Awesome for mature skin (fills in lines/wrinkles)

– Awesome for uneven surfaced skin (fills in cracks)

– Awesome pigment

– you get SMOOTH skin given the proper technique

– Can order samples at faceatelier.com for just $1

– Very versatile, mix in moisturizer to sheer it out or buildable coverage.

Lower shipping costs to Canadians! It”s about time a Canadian invents something genius, YAY!

*- Tested by Stars like Fergie and Lady GaGa”s, now their favorite foundation


Colors are a bit off, especially if you”re Asian, they are missing a more “yellow” shade. You have to mix some yellow pigment into it.
Colors are more neutral based. See my swatch below to see what I”m referring to.

Lacking darker colors too! More colors are launching this 2010 year however.

– The samples you order have this serious leak problem. Make sure you keep it in a seal bag to prevent it getting everywhere.

Everyday wear?

No, I personally don”t use it for everyday wear, my skin doesn”t require it. This isn”t the best choice for my skin. My t-zone is oily and especially if I”m working I don”t have time to blot it and keep it from over shining. The color is very pink/neutral on my skin.

I would recommend it if you:
1) Have a lot of discoloration uneven skin (see first picture below).
2) Don”t require a yellow base (“non-asian” skintone)
3) Your skin is dry/flaky, it will make it so smooth! If your skin secretes a lot of oil on a regular basis, don”t add more shine.
4) Mature skin, gives you a youthful glow

Overall Score:



Yes! Will purchase again. Excellent pigment coverage, saves on time. Can be great on camera with right technique.

Face Atelier Foundation Swatches

face atelier swatch asian skin

Some Before and Afters with the Face Atelier Foundation Line

face atelier foundation before and after

face atelier dark foundation
face atelier dark foundation after

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face atelier foundation before and after
face atelier foundation before and after

face atelier before and after
face atelier before and after

face atelier before and after
face atelier before and after

face atelier before and after
face atelier before and after

Fragrance: No added fragrance
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, water, glycerin, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, hexyl laurate, cetyl dimethicone copolyol, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, quaternium-18 hectorite, propylene carbonate, cellulose gum, nylon-12, tribehenin, lauroyl lysine, tristearin, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben
May also contain: ci77891/titanium dioxide, ci77492 ci77491 ci77499/iron oxides, mica ci77019

Let me know if this was helpful for you, if you have other questions – or why you like Face Atelier.
If you have any pictures using Face Atelier, feel free to share : )

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4 Responses

  1. Joslynn
    | Reply

    What is the technique you recommend in applying this foundation? I currently stipple with a 130 MAC brush.

    • Olivia
      | Reply

      The technique I used for this foundation in the above pictures was a regular foundation flat brush that’s rounded at the edges. I blended it out afterward with a beauty blender sponge and set it with powder.

      However if you wish to save on product, I highly recommend stipple brushes but do make sure you moisten your brush first.

      Spray your stipple brush with a spray bottle of water or a charged water (not a setting spray) and dip the top fibers into the product.
      Keep dabbing until you spread the product in the area you wish it to be in.
      Then to even out the edges and buff out the product, spray your brush again if it started to feel dry and swirl until the product blends out smoothly along the edges and surface area.

      You can use sponges too but make sure they’re moistened the same way with a spray bottle. However with sponges they absorb more product than the stipple brush.

      Hope that helps!

  2. Kel
    | Reply

    Hi, I think these ladies look so perfect. I really want to try this foundation, what shades did you use on the last two women? I’m thinking I’m either one of those shades. Thanks!

  3. olivia
    | Reply

    Hi Kel!
    Thank you for your comments, I used shade #2 on the last two girls, I mixed in a bit of #1 for the last girl.

    on the Face atelier website, you should order in a sample for $1 (for a pretty generous amount of product!) so that you can try out for yourself which one matches you best first!

    Hope this helps 🙂

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