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. I actually really like to combine it with a BB Cream and use the stick for where I need additional coverage (particularly of redness).
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 0.
I now understand why I kept hearing about great this product is – it’s your skin but better. But I would stay away if you have really dry skin.
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 most often 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 original Lip Suede 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. It’s also not the most practical as you can’t really throw it in your purse and reapply.
And if you prefer nude shades – there’s also the Lip Suede Les Nudes option.
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 three shades now and I use shade Biscuit. Absolutely one of my favorite products from the brand.
A newer launch for the brand, I looooove these drops. The brand calls this a “supercharged lightweight complexion enhancer” but I just love the instant, ethereal glow that a few drops give to your cheeks and other high points of your face.
It comes in three shades and I have the Soft Cool Rose tone which I love on fair skin.
I can’t believe how much I love this lip product! I bought one and then wore it so much that I bought two more shades pretty immediately. It’s super plush, super velvety and really hydrating. It makes lips look so gorgeous and the tints are just beautiful.
They’re made with naturally derived pigments and a unique gel-oil system to give you the perfect shine with zero stickiness. Organic jojoba, almond, and argan oils work to hydrate and soften lips, shea butter soothes and nourishes, while plant based seed oil offers a pillowy sensation.
I first bought Chou Chou which is a great punchy pink to pair with summer-y skin, then got Nana (my current favorite) and then also bought Garconne which is such a beautiful just-bitten berry shade.
See my Squeaky Clean Lip Balm Try On.
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.
Then the brand launched a newer mascara that I think I actually prefer?
Eye Want You Mascara, $45
What I like about this mascara is how buildable it is. It’s easy to apply and lashes look natural but magnified. It was designed to lengthen, define and volumize using the safest ingredients for the sensitive eye area.
This mascara uses a creamy, plant-based wax blend and Shea Butter to deliver a volumizing and nourishing payoff without clumping, flaking or transferring.
This one is available in both black and brown.
Not sure why the price difference between the two mascaras however…
Eye Pods Eye Shadow, $88
These eyeshadows are a velvety, cream-powder-that give a really lovely, natural finish without loads of work but I will say they take some getting used to applying.
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 now own all the shades and use Nectar the most.
If you don’t love traditional highlighters – definitely try this one out.
If you’re a fan of skin tints, you’ll like these drops that are meant to boost your complexion to improve the appearance of your skin. Packed with skincare ingredients this formula is very cushion-y and blends out easily. I actually think it combines well with the Vital Foundation Stick, too. After application, skin appears firmer, more hydrated and brighter.
Available in 20 shades. I wear the lightest atelier N.
This is such a gorgeous bronzer. It really does apply like butter despite its powder appearance. This bronzer is a clean, velvety matte bronzer that leaves skin looking healthy, natural, and authentically bronzed. I was so impressed with how it applied and really love how it warmed up my skin. And even better? There’s absolutely no shimmer.
It only comes in three shades at the moment – I wear Coup de Soleil.
This kôhl formula effortlessly glides intense pigment without dragging. I like the subtle smokiness of it and am grateful for the Jojoba and Shea butter that ensure it applies smoothly.
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 – the Merit Blending Brush being my preferred one.
Skin Activator, $150
I’m not going to lie, the price point of the brand’s first skincare product had me blinking quickly. So it wasn’t until it went on sale that I purchased it. I failed to use it until an employee at Credo Beauty told me she and the staff were all obsessed. Then, once I used it I think I remarked “wow” with how good my skin looked following applying my makeup. It’s some sort of wizardy I’m sure but I’ve never really used a product like this before.
It’s a serum so you apply it as part of your skincare routine. For me that means post moisturizer as I like to think of it almost as a primer. Then I let it dry and begin my makeup routine beginning with my favorite primer. The formula has 12 actives including hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacinamide to visibly soften fine lines, boost firmness, and hydrate. It should improve skin’s tone and texture over time.
At $150 this product doesn’t come cheaply but it is in fact really special. And thankfully you really only need 1-2 pumps per use!
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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!
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