Evermore, I find my clients educating themselves on good cosmetic practices, and healthy ingredients. A lot of makeup lovers are tossing their mascara tested on bunnies, and red eyeshadows made with Carmine (crushed beetles.) While I could go down a rabbit hole on the subject of vegan and cruelty free brands, I will only be touching on my favourite long-wearing bridal foundation from the brand Face Atelier. Peta and Leaping Bunny approved, they are also completely fragrance free, for all you sensitive skin ladies! Majority of their products are vegan, and they are consciously brining the rest in that direction.
Another plus of this innovative brand is that they are Canadian, and owned by a strong female CEO Debbie Bondar. Who doesn’t LOVE that?! She avidly promotes the “genuine girl,” who uses makeup for self-empowerment. To confidently, and fearlessly, step up to the plate and meet her goals. I love the message behind this brand. But, what I love even more, is that all you pro makeup artists out there can snag it up for 40% off with your Preferred Pro Program.
The Ultra Foundation has a buttery skin-like finish. This is because it’s a silicon base which blurs fine lines and pores. With this formula, no primer is necessary. Additionally, because of its base, it’s resistant to sweat, tears and water! “OMG, this looks like my real skin,” “This feels SO lightweight!” are typical responses I get when applying it on my clients. This “barely there” foundation feels flexible on the skin, while providing seamless coverage. You can build it up (let it dry between layers,) or leave it as a medium coverage. Mature skin- no problem, acne textured skin- no problem, dry patchy skin- no problem!
This foundation look SO good over many different skin concerns. But, like every foundation, it look best over exfoliated and moisturized skin! With its dewy formula, and skin like integrity, all my brides faces photograph beautifully. Although it is self-setting and lasts 10+ hours, I would still recommend to set with a powder (even if it’s just strategically in problem zones.) Lastly, a final setting spray sprits with your fav spray and you have got yourself the best long-wearing bridal foundation out there.
It is abundantly clear the Ultra Foundation is made for every girl. The line comprises of 14 shades, but more importantly, 5 adjusters. Just one drop of an adjuster can help you shift the tone (more pink, or more yellow.) You can change the depth too. Just one drop of white, or off-black to bump the concoction to a 100% accurate shade. When I first bought the Ultra Foundation, I started with .5, 1, 3, 6, 8, and the adjusters.
At this time, I own every shade. I find each shade in the line leans a bit more pink-neutral, or yellow-neutral. Olive-tones is one area this shade range, and most other brands, are majorly lacking. I would love to see Face Atelier (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) come out with an olive adjuster my ladies with slightly green undertones. Before you go to use it, make sure you shake the bottle. This is because, I have noticed some separation in mine when left for a few hours. I find it works well with all the moisturizers in my kit, however, the finish of the moisturizer typically affects the finish of the foundation.
Face Atelier is perfect for the bride who wants breathable, smooth skin on her wedding day. But, I wouldn’t stop there. Because of the finish and formula of this foundation, I also love using it on editorial and beauty shoot as well!
Hope you enjoyed my first review! If you are curious to try it on, email me to book an 15 minute appointment at my studio.