FACE atelier Cosmetics Ultra Foundation Review

May 21, 2010

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 is all about.

FACE atelier ultra foundation

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, which is a yellow-based color and a decent match for my NC30 skin.

The texture reminds me a lot of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It is very thin and goes on like second skin. The silicones also give it a very nice slip so it applies easily.

Coverage-wise, it is 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. It makes my combination skin look radiant and polished while keeping shine at bay without highlighting dry patches. I also love that it wears well with no creasing and the color stays true all day.

The only downside is the availability. FACE atelier is currently not widely available in stores, so chances are you will have to rely on color swatches online and pay the $45 price tag + shipping for it. I strongly suggest you purchase a sample from White Rabbit Beauty before you splurge on the full size.


  • Reply Kaitlynn May 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Great post, Phyllis!

    But I am afraid this one I will choose to skip on, it just doesnt seem reliable with the online buying part. Thanks though! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply MakeupLady May 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Nice Topic Thank you

  • Reply Liz May 23, 2010 at 12:43 am


    I just stumbled upon your review and I love this foundation too! I’m a MAC NC15/20 and wear #2.

  • Reply Kathy May 31, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout! Lovely review 😀 ~Kathy

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