I can’t say enough about Face Atelier’s Ultra Foundation. It is a makeup artist’s dream. Let’s start with the consistency of this foundation. Its a light weight hydrating liquid foundation that applies so naturally on the skin it looks like your skin is naturally flawless, even and glowy. But not glowy in the “greasy by noon” way that some other glowy foundations leave your skin.
This foundation wears so beautifully throughout the day that for most people with dry and normal skin types, you may not feel the need to touch up with powder. It offers medium/full coverage and won’t look heavy or thick whatsoever.
I discovered this foundation years ago at the Makeup Show NY which is an annual expo for makeup artists where all the professional artist driven lines come together to sell to and educate makeup artists. While you’ll find brands like MAC and Makeup Forever at this shows, you also find a lot of indie, smaller brands that you wouldn’t otherwise know of. This was the stand out brand for me.
It retails on their website for $52 for the full size or $36 for the “Pro” size which is what I always buy and it lasts me a very good while. If you are someone who doesn’t wear the same foundation every day like myself, go with the pro size. You can also purchase a sample for $1 which is a pretty cool feature.
As far a shade range… I can wear a #4, #5 or #6. The shades are very forgiving so as long as you get in the right ballpark of shades, you should be fine. Be sure to get the Ultra and not the Ultra SHEER. I have not tested that foundation and this post is not representative of how the Sheer will wear.