I first came across FACE atelier Ultra Foundation when professional makeup artist Kathy Aragon raved about it at The Artist Summit Chicago. Then I read that both Fergie, Lady Gaga and a WHOLE lot of pros in the industry are fans too so I finally gave it a shot to see what the buzz was all about.
The Ultra Foundation comes in 12 different shades along with 4 color adjusters to suit a variety of skin tones. I was sent a sample of #4 Sand, a yellow-based color and a decent match for my NC30 skin.
The texture reminded me a lot of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It was very thin and went on like second skin. The silicones also gave it a very nice slip so it applied easily.
Coverage-wise, it was medium to high so you do have to start with a light hand. I like to put a few drops of product on the back of my hand then apply with a brush in a stippling motion to sheer it out. The foundation made my combination skin look radiant and polished while keeping shine at bay without highlighting dry patches. I also loved that it wore well with no creasing and the color stayed true all day.
The only downside was the availability. FACE atelier is not available in stores so you will most likely have to rely on online color swatches online and pay the $45 price tag + shipping for it.
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