One of the things I love about blogging is that you often get to discover new brands that you wouldn't necessarily hear of otherwise. Makeup Atelier Paris is a brand that I'd read about on other blogs, but had never tried myself, so was really excited to test out a few products from across their range.
Makeup Atelier Paris is a professional makeup brand made in France and exported all over the world. The brand was created by Helen Quille, and prides itself on offering a wide range of professional quality products, in numerous shades, catering for every skin tone.
The products fall into the mid-price range - HD liquid blushers are £14, eye shadows start at £8.50 and foundations cost around the £20 mark.
I was really impressed with the eye shadow* I've been using, the pigmentation is excellent and it blends really well with other shadows in my collection. There are 72 shades to choose from in total, in a range of matte and shimmer shades, so not matter what colour you're looking for, I reckon they'll have the one you want!
The HD blushers* take a little bit of getting used to. Again, these are highly pigmented and come in 11 shades, but the liquid formula and pump bottle means that it's quite hard to dispense the right amount to use. You only need a tiny amount to get a lovely soft flush on the skin, so be gentle when pushing the pump down as it's very easy to get enough out to last you an entire week. That aside, the finish to these is fantastic and they last really well throughout the day. I've applied the blusher with both a stippling brush and my fingers and they both work well, although I do find that the stippling brush gives the more flawless finish.
Another product I've been testing is a cake liner*. Cake liners are traditionally meant for use in between your lashes to help make them look lovely and thick, but without an obviously lined eye. Now, I found this one pretty tricky to use on myself as the application method involves brushing the product on right at the roots of your lashes. The colour was jet black and definitely filled in the gaps between my lashes nicely, however it's not one for me as I just can't seem to apply it without ending up with it all over my face! I'll be sticking to my trusty felt pen liners instead...
Last, but definitely not least on my list is the pigment pots*. These are pure pigments and can be used over the top of cream or powder shadows or on their own on top of a primer. These are really versatile and i'm also tempted to see how these might work added to a clear nail varnish to create a custom shade. They come in metallic, fluorescent and super sparkly shades and will be great for experimenting with.
At the moment Makeup Atelier Paris has a few counters dotted around the UK, but for many of us, ordering online will be the easiest way to buy. You can order direct from the Makeup Atelier Paris website.
Have you tried anything from this brand before?