FACE atelier ultra foundationI 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 lotta pros in the industry are fans so I finally gave it a shot to see what the buzz is 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, which is a yellow-based color and a decent match for my NC30 skin.

Like every other beauty addict, I am always on the hunt for the one product that will make my skin look flawless in the easiest, quickest way and recently, I discovered a gem at my local Wal-mart to achieve just that – Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 from Hard Candy!

The Sheer Envy tinted moisturizer is a sheer, lightweight formula with a hint of color you can use in place of foundation for a natural finish and a healthy glowing complexion. Active ingredients include Octinoxate (6%), a common ingredient used to block out UV-B rays and Octisalate (4%), for further UV-B protection.

The new and limited edition Mineralize Blush Duo ($23) from the latest MAC Too Fabulous Collection combines 2 complementary colors that swirl into an abstract pattern to deliver “sheer colour and a soft, dimensional pearl finish”.

Two Virtues is a cool-based light pink paired with a light violet, which are both really pretty. The pink is identical to that in the Love Rock Mineralize Blush Duo.