You know that Face Atelier foundation?

(68 Posts)
HowlyBabblyBansheeeeeee Fri 05-Jun-15 11:51:08

On the strength of THIS thread I ordered 2 samples, porcelain and ivory. It goes on beautifully and feels really nice although I'm not sure if I need more coverage or if either of these colours a right for me but I didn't want to hijack that thread.

All of my long life I've been a minimalist with make up, any old foundation, some mascara and a dab of lippie, however that approach doesn't cut it any longer. I now have quite pronounced cheek wrinkles which I swear appeared overnight and more crow's feet than I thought was possible. Since my mother has the same pattern of wrinkles I guess I've been unlucky with the genes I've inherited. As well as all that I've a broken vein on my cheekbone, just under my eye so it's really visible.

So my questions, if any of you more experienced though probably decades younger, S&B peeps care to help a clueless wumman, are:

1. What colour foundation do you think? - I'm fair skinned but quite a pink with very blue eyes, hair colour originally dark now a horrendous dyed blonde (but my hair appt tomorrow should sort that out to a more sophisticated ash).

2. How do I cover the vein? I didn't know that was what it was till the beautician lady on the Dior counter told me as she sold me a foundation which I later realised made me look as though I'd been embalmed.

3. Other than polyfilla, is there anything I can do about the wrinkles?

Thanks for getting this far. smile

Greengardenpixie Fri 05-Jun-15 13:01:18

I got my tester through too. Its really runny!!! Just didnt expect it to be that consistency. I havent really tried it yet as i had got a new bb cream and have been using that.

daftyburd Fri 05-Jun-15 15:06:16

When my skin is very bad I use Dermablend concealer. It can cover scars and tattoos so would cover the vein really easily. If the vein is very near the eye I would be wary though. I never used the Dermablend near the eyes as I was worried it would sit in and emphasise any lines. Then again it might not as I never tried it. I may give it a go on a day I'm staying indoors.

Greengardenpixie Fri 05-Jun-15 15:35:12

Tried it and didnt like it at all. Thank god it was a sample. Although runny, really needs to be applied quickly. Far to heavy and cakey.

Greengardenpixie Fri 05-Jun-15 17:20:06

Reading the reviews is it just me that it doesnt suit? When i looked in the mirror it had settled into all my pores which are barely visible without!!! I looked like i had aged 5 years. Not a look i was hoping for. Is everyone else having great success with it?
I bought misha m bb cream and its beautiful. My skin looks literally flawless. I am a convert. Its a little on the light side so plan to order the darker colour. Its fantastic smile So much better than this foundation. I looked at myself in the mirror after washing the Atelier foundation and my skin looked soooo much better :/

tethersend Fri 05-Jun-15 17:36:55

Blimey, I'm LOVING the atelier foundation. It hides all my pores and has just the right amount of coverage and dewiness. Has lasted all day today, too.

Sorry OP, not a very helpful post grin

cashmerecardigans Fri 05-Jun-15 17:53:50

i got mine and am still a bit undecided. I too thought it was a bit cakey first time but actually I've found it gives lovely even coverage, not too heavy. Makes me look like I'm not wearing foundation, but with better skin, so a really good result for me. It's not as obviously fab as I thought it wold be, but does give a very good natural look.

cashmerecardigans Fri 05-Jun-15 17:54:55

by the way the porcelain was way too light for me, so if anyone wants my tester pot, just PM me and I'lll send it on.

prettywhiteguitar Fri 05-Jun-15 17:59:49

I had a vein zapped on my face by a beautician, best £30 I ever spent, and the glycolic stuff I've been using is the best thing I've ever used for wrinkles.

mayflowermay1 Fri 05-Jun-15 19:06:54

I think the trick with the face atelier foundation is to use such a weeny amount. As its so pigmented if you apply it in your usual way it can look a little heavy. I use it with my fingers, and literally a dab, and tend to do that in the summer, with a brush for the winter.

I'm no spring chicken myself (keep having those moments where I look in the mirror and see my mother!) and love love love this foundation, but wouldn't love it as much if I didn't use a light touch. In fact when I first bought it I didn't use it, then found it at the back of my make-up drawer (ok I've got more than one drawer of make-up, but who's counting), tried it again, and fell in love, by using it in a much lighter way. It layers well too if I'm having a 'heaven help me' skin week.. you know the ones.

I have the concealer too, which is one in a little pot with two shades. its really pigmented too and it covers a kind of purpley mark I have above an eyebrow, which is really dark and a little raised, so it might be worth trying that. I'm pale with blue eyes too and use the Light one.

My advice,: persevere. Also for anyone who's not tried it, the Porcelain is 'proper pale' not like those supposed to be pale enough for Celtic skin like mine but they look like you've been tangoed when you use them. Hope this helps Howly

thetropicmama7 Fri 05-Jun-15 19:17:48

Sorry to be clueless, but where can I order a sample please?

daftyburd Fri 05-Jun-15 19:24:26

I love it too. It doesn't sink in my pores at all and because it lasts without powder it's not cakey

mayflowermay1 Fri 05-Jun-15 19:33:03

From cocobeau. it lets you choose a couple i think

Greengardenpixie Fri 05-Jun-15 19:57:44

Maybe i will try it again with a lighter touch. I tried it twice but it just settled ito my skin. i am lucky and have fairly good skin for 47 with very few wrinkles but when i applied it, it just looked awful, like you could see the foundation almost a bit like putting foundation and powder on and it settling into every single pore on your face!! I hadnt put powder on!!!

mayflowermay1 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:07:52

I put a little dab on my cheek then blend that with my finger, then a little dab lower/higher etc, blending each time. I don't put dabs all over then work in as I do when I use other liquid foundations. I find that way I tend to use less naturally, whereas if I dab bits around my face first, all at once I always seem to have on more than I need and get a heavier finish than I need.

daftyburd Fri 05-Jun-15 21:10:18

I did put mine on with the real techniques version of the beauty blender sponge. It went on quite sheer with that. Don't know if that helped it not settle in pores. I have big pores too. Still eagerly awaiting a delivery of Laneige BB air cushion compact. I have ordered the pore control one

MsBojangles Fri 05-Jun-15 22:46:42

It's silicone based so make sure you give it a good shake first before you apply it.

Greengardenpixie Sat 06-Jun-15 00:35:20

Going to try again tomorrow or oops later today!!!

14575 Sat 06-Jun-15 07:18:40

I'm going to order today, do you have to pay for samples?

Greengardenpixie Sat 06-Jun-15 09:30:41

yes, there 2.50 each

DurhamDurham Sat 06-Jun-15 09:39:46

I use BB creams and I've just started with a tube of Rimmel BB as I like to experiment and am always on the look out for a better version of what I'm using. I have to say I'm impressed, it was only £4.99 and covers well but looks very natural and not at all heavy.
I might even stick with it and buy a second tube smile

Greengardenpixie Sat 06-Jun-15 09:41:01

That sounds good Durham. Has it and spf in it?

HowlyBabblyBansheeeeeee Sat 06-Jun-15 09:44:40

Mayflower I'll give the concealer a go and if it doesn't work I'll check out the dermablend (my iPad changed that to dream land which probably says it all!) which dafty mentioned.

I never for a moment thought I'd be one of those women who fusses about the signs of ageing but OMG I'm not liking what I see in the mirror. Thanks for your help.

Greengardenpixie Sat 06-Jun-15 09:46:24

other than polyfilla, is there anything I can do about the wrinkles?

You can use Alpha H liquid gold at night. Its a kind of serum, very runny like water that you apply on a cotton pad at night on to your face. It has glycolic acid in it. You dont need to put it on every night. For best effect i put it on every second night without moisturiser. In the morning my skin feels tight. I love it.
Basically hunt around for anything with retinol or glycolic acid. They remove dead skin cells and allow your skin to regenerate [or something like that!] Improves cell turnover leaving fresher skin.
Some will also suggest botox.....--not me--

DurhamDurham Sat 06-Jun-15 09:51:37

The Rimmel BB cream has SPF 25, it's supposed to be a 9-in-1 product, it apparently primes, moisturises, conceals,covers, smoothes, modifies, protects, brightens and minimise pores. Although to me cover and conceal is the same thing smile

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