I’m always curious to try out a new makeup brand particularly when it comes from one of the most renowned makeup artists but largely the prices of Westman Atelier kept me away at first. Then, I kept hearing about a few of them over and over again so I decided to try a few. Once I tried a few of the products, I found myself wanting to try everything. I was blown away by the clean formulas and absolutely loved the glow-y, radiant and rather natural looking “me but better” effects the products had on my makeup routine.
Westman Atelier Review:
Gucci Westman is the makeup artist behind some of Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow and she finally launched her own line of clean cosmetics in 2018.
The line combines botanical-powered formulations with biomimicry technology and is designed to cater to those looking to enhance their complexion while elevating their routine. The line comes in beautifully designed, very unique and luxurious packaging with thoughtful details like clicking lids and magnetic tops and are all designed to be gorgeous enough to leave out on your vanity.
But it’s the formulas that really are worth it. What I love personally about the line is that the products all really work to make your skin look more radiant.
I have, at this point, largely tried the entire line of Westman Atelier and today am sharing my thoughts on each of those products. Also I am wearing a full face of the products featured here in these photos so you can really get a sense of how they perform.
The line is free of silicones, uses no parabens, no PEGs, no talc, no phthalates, no synthetic fragrances and is vegan and cruelty free. I appreciate that the brand is completely transparent about their formulations which meet the European Union’s rigorous standards for clean beauty.
It took me several tries at applying this stick foundation to really fall in love with it. (I finally settled on applying it with this Artis brush for the best finish). It really melts beautifully into your skin so your skin will look healthier and more glowy upon application. It’s got a really creamy texture so you can use it as both a foundation or a concealer.
It’s made with active ingredients to soothe (phytosphingosine), moisturize (vegetable-derived squalane, camellia-seed oil, coconut oil) and protect (antioxidant plant compounds like Berryflux Vita) skin. It’s available in 18 shades for most skin tones and I wear shade Atelier 1. I now understand why I kept hearing about great this product is – it’s your skin but better.
Baby Cheeks Blush, $48
Hands down, my favorite Westman Atelier product. I’ve tried a lot of cream blushes before and never found one I loved. But this Baby Cheeks Blush – this blush is magic. I first bought the blush stick in Petal and then bought Chouchette and absolutely love both shades. The blush is a gorgeous, multipurpose cream color for cheeks, lips, and even eyes and it gives the most flattering flush of color. It’s ultra-buildable but a little goes a long way. I love the matte powdery finish on it so much- the perfect flush. I apply it with my fingers but you could use a brush or sponge to blend it out further.
I always get asked about what blush I am wearing when I have this on! If you want to try one product by the brand to see how you feel – this should be it.
Lip Suede, $85
Four shades in one cute compact! The brand’s Instagram convinced me to buy this Lip Suede and I have to say – it’s super unique. The shades are highly pigmented but also nourishing. Inside the compact is: Bright tomato, Brick red, Dusty rose (my personal favorite!), and Deep fuchsia. The shades are made with cold-pressed antioxidant cherry oil, collagen-boosting peptides, and a super cushy vegetable-derived base to nourish lips and leave lasting color.
I do recommend you also purchase the brand’s Lip Brush to go hand in hand in applying this as it’s not possible to apply the colors as seamlessly or precisely with your fingers (although you definitely could for a more lived-in lip color).
It’s pretty pigmented, intense colors though so if you’re not big on high-impact lips- skip this product.
Behold – a contour stick that won’t leave you looking like you don’t actually know how to contour. This makes giving yourself a more defined face shape so easy. This creamy contour stick subtly sculpts and defines the face and blends out beautifully thanks to the formula made with moisturizing organic jojoba oil and mattifying China clay. Unlike other contouring products I have tried, this one doesn’t leave rough lines on your face or give any sort of ash-y finish.
I absolutely love this handy stick and reach for it daily! It comes in two shades and I use shade Biscuit. I hope they’ll extend shades soon.
Eye Love You Mascara, $58
This mascara is for mega-watt lashes that’ll last. This hydrating mascara is clean and free of shady and toxic chemicals. I love that lashes become the blackest of blacks and you can get lift + color in just a single coat. The mascara features larch tree extracts which hydrate and condition lashes, chicory root extract which helps boost volume and thickness for fullness and sunflower seed, carnauba, and beeswax to keep the long-lasting inky-black mascara from clumping, smudging or flaking. It is one of my favorite clean mascaras with good reason.
Eye Pods Eye Shadow, $88
These eyeshadows are a velvety, cream-powder-that give a really lovely, natural finish without loads of work. They come in a darling chocolate-box set of three pots and I love that they snap together magnetically to create a chic, travel-friendly palette. Pro tip: you can use the darkest shade in either trio as a smudgy liner, too. Shown here are the shades in the Les Jours trio which features Chocolat, a rich brown; Tabac, a warm bronze and Neige, an iridescent ivory. I apply them using an eye shadow brush but you could also dab a shade on with your fingers.
This barely there stick highlighter leaves a refreshed, dewy glow that’s so pretty on skin. The shade Lit has a unique, iridescent undertone that brightens skin for a lit-from-within glow. You can use it hand in hand with the Face Trace Contour Stick to accentuate cheekbones. I have the original color Lit but the brand just newly released two additional shades that look gorgeous – Brulee and Nectar. I’ll likely buy one of the new shades next.
If you don’t love traditional highlighters – definitely try this one out.
This tinted highlighter gives mega wattage (don’t use a heavy hand with it!) It’s infused with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid so you get a hydrated glow and I personally love to layer it over the Lit Up stick.. Pro tip? You can use it on your cheeks but also your eyes. Shown here is the shade Peau De Rose but I also just purchased Peau De Peche. There’s also a third shade: Peau De Soleil. I use a dense makeup brush to apply this.
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I also highly recommend checking out the brand’s Instagram – Gucci has some amazing videos that teach you how to seamlessly and effortlessly use the products and I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks for application from watching them!
Two of the products from the line I loved so much that they made it into my Favorite Beauty Products I tried in 2020 post!
I’ve yet to try the Beauty Butter Bronzer but it’s next on my list – it was largely sold out the last few months so I wasn’t able to include it in this review but I’ll be purchasing it soon to try out!
And I’m hopeful the brand will release a setting powder, eye liner and concealer soon!
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Wearing: Sezane Blouse (size 8)