I’ve got an exciting new makeup brand on the blog today – well new to me anyway! In fact, it turns out that Makeup Atelier Paris isn’t actually new at all, I was quite surprised to hear that they’ve been around since the early 90’s! They kindly sent me an amazing bundle of products to try out, and rather than write about everything individually, I thought it’d be a good idea to put this post together focussing solely on my favourite products. I’m aware that Makeup Atelier Paris isn’t the best known brand on the market, so I thought this could be handy starting point for those looking to try some lesser known beauty brands…
So firstly, a bit of background… Makeup Atelier Paris provide a massive range of cruelty free cosmetics, with an even larger range of shades. They actually offer over 50 shades of foundation and 20 shades of concealer and loose powders, which really is amazing!
Unlike many beauty brands, Makeup Atelier Paris also have their very own laboratory and manufacturing facility, which gives them a great advantage when it comes to innovation and responding to the latest trends. Makeup Atelier Paris’ laboratory is constantly working to increase the variety, quality and performance of their products.
Ok so here’s a little overview of some of my favourite products –
Starting with the bases (swatched from top to bottom above)
Waterproof Liquid Corrector and Concealer in FLWA1 Ivory – This is a great little concealer for medium coverage of blemishes. The tube is actually pretty substantial holding 8g of product, so you’l get a lot of use out of it. And the formula is also waterproof and contains light reflecting pigments. I found this didn’t give me quite the coverage I needed for my major under-eye bags, but it was great for general touch ups over the rest of my face.
Waterproof Liquid Foundation in FLW2B – Ok so I’m officially in love with this foundation. It’s long wearing, water resistant and gives fantastic medium to full coverage. It suits my normal to dry skin really well, and gives my complexion a beautifully flawless yet luminous finish when used over the primer. The shade FLW2B is also perfect for me, it’s just makes me look alive and healthy!
Eclat Makeup Base Primer – I do like a primer, but I must admit I’m a bit lazy and don’t use them on a day to day basis – I just don’t have the time! This primer though, is perfect for dull and lifeless complexions (which unfortunately describes my face pretty well) it contains light enhancing and reflecting pigments to brighten and illuminate, and just gives skin a gorgeous glow without any sparkle or shine. This teams up perfectly for me with the Waterproof Liquid Foundation.
Iridescent Highlighter in Naked – This is a gorgeous silvery pink high shimmer highlighter, very much like Benefit’s Moon Beam, this product is perfect for highlighting the cheekbones and brow bones, and it’s also easy to build up the intensity if you fancy practicing a bit of strobing!
Eyeshadow Palette in T22 – Makeup Atelier Paris also have a massive selection of eyeshadow palettes on offer – 23 of them in fact! So there should really be something to suit everyone, whether you prefer neons or neutrals! The T22 palette contains five neutral shades, ranging from white to nearly black – unfortunately you can’t see the lighter shades too well on my super pale arms! All the shades in this palette have a matte finish, though other palettes also include glitter and pearl finishes too. The eyeshadow formula includes silicone and fatty acids to allow for smooth application, and Mica powder to create a soft focus, light reflecting appearance.
And lastly the Longwear Lip Colours in Beige Rose and Rouge Franc – As you may have noticed, liquid lipsticks are everywhere at the moment, and Makeup Atelier Paris have their own range of 12 rich and intense shades. These Longwear Lip Colours have amazing pigmentation and give a velvet matte finish once dry. Beige Rose is a beautiful nude beige shade that’s slightly on the pink side so it’s easy to wear, and Rouge Franc is the most intense red, perfect for a statement lip. Both shades have fantastic pigmentation and are super long lasting.
Well, you won’t be surprised to hear that I’m SO happy to have discovered this brand! Apart from the fact that I’ve found the most amazing foundation and primer combo for my skin, the other products are all fantastic too, and I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of them. If you’re looking to try out some new beauty products – especially bases – I’d highly recommend you check out Makeup Atelier Paris.
I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx
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