By Erin Williams


Neon green and pink eyeshadows, bright orange lipgloss – how many times this spring have you seen colors like these and wondered, “how am I supposed to wear THAT?” There’s something to be said for a classic look. Debbie Bondar developed FACE atelier in her search for the ultimate line, “I wasn’t interested in complicated or trendy makeup. I could care less about the newest cosmetic craze. I wanted a line with versatile, multi-use products in shades that were wearable and stylish, rather than fashionable or hip.” Debbie’s mission became seeing that dream line come to life and FACE atelier is the result.

One of the star products is the Ultra Foundation. Silicone acts as the miracle base filling in tiny lines and pores, maintaining a fresh look all day with no creasing. Though oil free, it isn’t dry on the skin, but rather has a hydrating quality. For a more sheer look you can add a drop to your face cream to have a tinted moisturizer. Stacie Simmons, owner of , raves about the entire line and this is one of her favorite products, “you just don’t have to look any further!”

Ultra Foundation has some really great siblings too – Zero Plus and Zero Minus. As your skin gets darker through the summer it’s not practical to have to continue to purchase a new foundation every month or so. A drop of Zero Plus gives a deeper cast to your color while Zero Minus lightens. The ultimate in cost effective custom blending!

Another fun product to throw in the “face mix” is the Ultra Sheer. Silicone is once again our friendly base and you can mix the Ultra Sheer, which comes in five colors, with your foundation for a subtle all over glow, or use it afterwards as a highlight. Bronze is perfect for summer to warm everything up and White Gold makes a beautiful highlight.

Eyes are another strong suit for the line. Shadows are sold as pans with a micronized formula that is crease-free and long-lasting. The result is a very subtle marriage between matte and sheen in the finish. Four and twelve well palettes are available to fit both eye shadows and cake liners.

The Shimmers, great for a little more pop, however, are not geared towards a youth market, but a more chic one. Available loose in small jars, these talc free mica powders are a makeup artist’s dream! You can use them dry as shadows and used with FACE atelier’s Transforming Gel. These emulsify into a paint-like consistency for more intense color. Mix with clear gloss to create your own shade or add to body cream to discover an all over shine.

FACE atelier is becoming a fast favorite of makeup artists around the globe and celebs like Scarlett Johansson and Kate Beckinsdale are becoming big fans as a result. If you’re looking for a quality line that gives you the opportunity to get creative in a user-friendly setting, FACE atelier is the line for you. FACE Atelier is among a cornacopia of the highest end niche beauty products offered today that you can find, along with other treasures, at, as well as at for the complete line.

Originally published July 2005



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