When I did my Shop My Stash poll back at the start of June, I had quite a few options open for which complexion product I was going to test out. And unsurprisingly, the most expensive option I had available was the one y’all wanted me to talk about the most. That being the Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops.
These launched at Mecca a few months back now. And to be honest, I haven’t heard that many people chatting about these. So, I was quite happy to give these a shot. I’ve spent the last fortnight testing them and I have thoughts! Let’s get into the review.
WESTMAN ATELIER VITAL SKINCARE COMPLEXION DROPS – $109.00 – mecca.com.au
(20 shades available)
The Vital Skincare Complexion Drops are housed in the sleekest, smallest packaging I’ve ever seen for a foundation/skin tint. Like, this bottle is tiny tiny. I almost wish I still had a zippo lighter just so I had something to compare it to. The bottle is an extremely firm plastic that is light beige in colour. And the cap is an off white. This is the kind of packaging that would be perfect in an overnight bag. The Vital Skincare Complexion Drops are vegan, cruelty free, and contains 30ml of product.
The product is distributed via a dropper that is attached to the bottle. I almost wish that the hole was maybe half a millimetre wider. Because between the firm plastic and the small dropper hole, it can be a little difficult getting product out. Having said that, I’ve also never wasted product when I was dispensing this.
The Vital Skincare Complexion Drops comes in 20 shades. With a pretty decent gradient from light to deep shades and a good array of undertones featured. Now, because this is a more of a skin tint than it is a foundation, there is quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to the available shades. I wear Atelier II. Which is described as being Light with Warm Undertones. And I find it to be quite a good match for me.
Now, I want to spend a second talking about the formula of this. Because it is truly unlike any skin tint or foundation that I’ve ever tried before. There are quite a few interesting skin loving ingredients included in this formula like Ginseng, Pomegranate, Ginger Root, and Tsubaki Oil. All of which are good for hydration, firming, soothing, and overall supporting the skin while I wear it.
The consistency itself is very thin and serumy. But there is a surprising amount of pigment there. I was shocked the first time I tried it because it did give me some coverage. You definitely have to shake it before using it because the pigment does settle. It’s also extremely glowy. I’d go as far as saying that it walks right up the the line of looking oily on the skin. (yeah, oily skin folks should check out now. This isn’t for you). But fortunately, I can powder it down without it bunching up and feeling cakey.
The Vital Skincare Complexion Drops are described as being a medium coverage with a dewy, natural finish. I talked about the finish a moment ago. But the coverage, again, surprised me. It covered my dark spots and some whiteheads on my jawline. But it kept my freckles visible. It really did give the finish of super glowy skin. And as far as application went, I had the best results with my fingers. Blending it all over the face and then finishing with a sponge. Because of how serumy the formula is, I didn’t like it with a brush. As I found it became very streaky.
Which brings us to the all important wear test. And I have to say, I’m floored! I’m so dang impressed by how well this wears. Especially when you consider how thin and oily this consistency is. I only lost a little bit on my nose throughout the 9 hours I was wearing this (Em’s note: I was getting a cold when this wear test was done.). But otherwise, it stayed put! The only not that I’ll give it is that I did get glowy towards the 7-8 hour mark. But nothing broke down. It didn’t sink into my lines or my pores. Y’all, I don’t know what else to say!
So, yeah. God help me. The Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops are pretty fantastic. I get that they are pricey. And that’s the main reason why I’m not giving them my full endorsement. But this is such a unique formula that I do recommend at least getting a sample. Especially if you’re dry/combo dry. Because I think this will become your obsession. Have you tried the Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops? Let me know in the comments below.
Cheers and love