I’ve tried numerous brands of foundation over the years, only to have them go to waste sitting in a drawer. I’m never thrilled with the results, plus the feel of makeup on my face annoys me. I prefer a natural look for my skin and most foundations create the exact opposite effect. I’m not interested in full coverage. I want a magical potion to even out skin tone, minimize pores, and quietly mask brown spots and signs of rosacea.
Enter the Westman Atelier Vital Foundation Stick. I’m hooked. It provides a finish that allows my skin to look natural while subtly masking imperfections. This is exactly what I’ve always dreamed a foundation should do. I’ve tossed every other I was holding on to without a second thought.
I was matched to a single color, although more than one is often recommended, especially if dealing with contouring, additional coverage or evening out variations in tone. With seasonal changes in my skin, I have no doubt I’ll want another shade.
I don’t know which ingredients make the application and finish so good, but I do know the products are silicone, paraben, PEG, talc and phthalate free. Loaded with botanical-powered formulations that nurture the skin, it feels as if I’m applying a treatment rather than a layer of makeup.
Since I’ve been on the hunt for a product like this forever, the foundation stick is a game changer and my favorite product in the Westman Atelier lineup. But, I have equally high praise for the Blush Stick, the Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer (again, so natural looking), the Lit Up Highlight Stick (with hylaronic acid filling spheres), and three compatible handcrafted brushes. That’s pretty much the tightly curated line, so essentially I’m a fan of the entire Westman Atelier collection.