FACE atelier Facade review and swatches

I think FACE atelier is one of the coolest cosmetics lines out there.  They have all kinds of innovative products – I get goosebumps just reading about them. Visiting their website is like being in a cupcake bakery after a three-day fast.

FACE atelier Facade

FACE atelier Facade

Facade ($27, or you can buy a sample for $1) is a unique silicone-based gel-to-powder cream blush. It’s one of their fabulous products that is different from anything else on the market and it’s a great multi-tasker because you can use for lips too.  

On the cheeks it’s terrific because it sets without having to use powder over it. On the lips it gives a matte stain that lasts and lasts. Because I have thin lips I put a clear, shimmery gloss over it and it wears beautifully.

FACE says Facade is ‘moisture, heat, and sebum resistant’ and I certainly found it to be extremely long-lasting. Kelly Clarkson recently tweeted how much she loves Facade because it’s the first blush she didn’t sweat off during her concerts (FACE is the official makeup sponsor of her STRONGER tour). Facade has translucent but buildable matte shades that give a natural flush.  You can buff them down to an extremely light color, or layer to build intensity. There are five shades available:

Chameleon

Chameleon

Livid

Livid

Arabesque

Arabesque

Cha Cha

Cha Cha

Godiva

Godiva

The texture is super soft with lots of slip initially so you can really work with it. It takes a little longer to dry than most cream blushes, which is great for experimentation and adjusting your look. You can also mix the shades to make your own colors. I got little sample jars so I can’t personally speak to the applicator but FACE atelier says it has a ‘pro-friendly slant tip that allows for easy application.” I just scoop out a little product onto my steel palette and apply it with my fingers.

I was very happy when FACE sent the BIZ two sample jars and I got my hot little hands on Arabesque and Chameleon.

Arabesque

Arabesque

Arabesque is a peachy pink that leans more peach than pink.

Chameleon

Chameleon

Chameleon is a beautiful rosy pink that is especially luscious as a lip shade.

swatches

swatches

I swatched them heavy so you could see the colors but trust me these blend out to as light or as dark of a shade as you want. They are also oil free, fragrance free, flavor free, non-comedogenic, and vegan. Yay!

Unless your skin doesn’t react well to silicones, Facade is dream product that pros and regular folks alike will swoon over. I also love how FACE sells samples for just a dollar so it’s totally worth it to try all the shade to see what works best for you before investing in a full size product. Which shades look interesting to you?  – Lisa

 *pr sample jars

Comments

  1. Those are some gorgeous shades!!

  2. No question — Chameleon knows my name and wants to follow me home! How gorgeous!

  3. beautyin says:

    Aren’t they beautiful? And I really love how you can get samples so you can try before you buy.

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