Thursday, May 20, 2010

Makeup Show Product Recap: Face Atelier and IMYB

While at The Makeup Show NYC, I picked up Face Atelier's new Ultra foundation for women of color. I was so impressed! It comes in 3 shades and 2 color correctors. I used this foundation on a shoot yesterday (Pic Shown here) and the foundation went on so smoothly! Did I forget to mention the primer is already in the foundation! Loved it! It gave me the perfect "dewy look" without the work. I contoured her face using only Face Atelier liquid foundation. Because I mixed and matched colors it gave the perfect "glow" effect I was looking for. The only powder product used was blush from a nameless palette. We shot 3 looks and the product held up great!

I also picked up Some of Danessa Myricks products and loved how highly pigmented they were. I used her liner gel to boost the color on the model's lids and one of her paint pots in brown to create the shape of the eye.
(On a side note I found these lashes at the dollar store, don't sleep on the dollar store you can find a few gems in there too!)

Bombshell Tip: It is important to prep the skin with a great moisturizer before applying any products. If possible apply moisturizer then wait 5 minutes and let the product absorb into the skin.

What is the last makeup line you used for your foundation? Did you love it or simply like it? I'd love to hear.

Check out the Face Atelier colors below. This is a great buy for your makeup kit!Ultra Foundations


  1. I've got to try this new line for African-Americans. A primer built-into the foundation sounds genius!