17 July 2012

FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation - Review, Photos, FOTD

Want to know what other products I'm wearing here? It's all laid out for you in this post.

There is nothing more tempting than the prospect of faking your way to fabulous skin. Unless you are one of those very lucky people who already have fabulous skin - in which case, please leave; you don't need the extra help!

For the rest of us, a good foundation is like finding the holy grail. I'm ever excited about trying something new, and this one excited me more than most. FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation is a cult product, loved by celebrities and beauty insiders for its lightweight but highly pigmented ways.

Once tricky to track down, it's now accessible via Cloud 10 Beauty, my favourite of the Irish online beauty boutiques - and not just cos they sent me this bottle! A silicone based formula in a functional 30 ml pump bottle, this is a great little multi-tasker. It sets without powder and the silicone means there's no need for a separate primer, either - it works hard for its €38 price tag!

Though it's semi matte, there's a dewiness to it which gives a flattering, youthful effect. You get a near flawless finish, and it's reasonably long lasting, too. On my combination skin, I get about 9 hours wear - it holds up till the end of the working day, but needs topped up after that.




Most skin types will get along well with this - if you're very oily, it might not last as long on you, but if you fall between dry to combination I'd say this is ideal.

Another plus point? This is a brand that knows the importance of shade matching. Cloud 10 offer sample pots free with any order - or for a small €1 fee without. You could also try their innovative Zero Plus product to darken any foundation you own, or Zero Minus to lighten.

Have you tried this? If you're tempted you can check it out on Cloud 10 Beauty, here - or why not read about some other foundations I really rate

21 comments:

Adele said...

I've never tried this brand, it looks great on your skin Emma :)
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dreafashionista said...

I've been wanting to try this brand. Looks really nice on you

bernien said...

Will defo try out, as me pale face too

LauraLou said...

I tried this in porcelain, lucky I only got the sample pot. Its far too dark! :(

fluff and fripperies said...

@bernien, @LauraLou, sounds like you need to check out Zero Minus :)

Giancarlo said...

un caloroso saluto...ciao

Sarah Lanagan said...

Sounds great I think I'll be having a look at those sample pots :)

Andie Willows said...

i totally agree with you!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i've never heard of them before, so i appreciate you doing this post. foundation is very important to me and it's hard to find the right shade and consistency. i'll check out their site. thanks!
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I'm loving the way this looks on you Emma--I've heard really good things about FACE, so I'm curious to try it.

p.s. I do ship to Ireland, thanks for asking :)

xo Mary Jo

Sam said...

Ohh you are so right, a good foundation is like a holy grail! I like how you described this one, it sounds very luxurious and still light and very natural looking.

MissGreenEyes said...

How pale do they go, Emma? Almost every foundation makes me look orange! Great that you don't need a primer, I haven't heard any negative reviews of FACE products at all. The sample pots are a great idea, I wish more companies would do them!x

fluff and fripperies said...

The shade range looks decent - there are 12 on the Cloud 10 websie (Check 'em out here)

http://www.cloud10beauty.com/ultra-foundation-html.html

If almost every foundation is too dark for you then investing in Zero Minus might be an idea? xo

Makeup Over Mind said...

Don't tempt me Emma, I just bought the YSL one! :)

makeup monster said...

I loved the look of this on but still found is looked quite obvious, but my skin is quite dry, if you've normal enough skin say this is a dream! For me, the lightest shade has to be mixed with Zero Minus and then it works a treat!

little t said...

Interested enough to try this- do you think it is better than the YSL one you blogged about recently?

fluff and fripperies said...

Hmm. Good question T. The YSL one is more glowy and therefore, more youthful looking. But it's not as long lasting...so it really depends what you're looking for. If I were you I'd get a sample of both and try before you buy xo

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Believe it or not,I have never ever tried on foundation. Your skin looks absolutely flawless here!

*Erin

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Never heard of that brand! I am very intrigued to try out Benefit´s new Oxygen wow make-up but I am always bummed to see that there are not a lot of shades to choose from....

the "please leave" comment made me laugh out loud ;)

Eimear Mc Keown said...

I've never heard of this brand, must be living under a rock! It looks lovely on you Emma. Thinking of splurging on the YSL foundation after I got my sample in BTs, I love it!

miss rhea said...

nice review :D
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