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Westman Atelier Vital Pressed Skincare Powder

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A complexion-improving powder made from active skin care ingredients that reduces shine and blurs imperfections.

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Westman Atelier has set the bar pretty high indeed, creating best-selling, clean complexion products that not only look beautiful, but contain nourishing, calming ingredients that actually improve skin while you wear them. This makes the fact that they now seem to have outdone themselves by producing a powder that doesn’t just feature skin care ingredients, but is actually made from texture-refining, oil-regulating actives that protect against free radicals and environmental damage, all the more impressive–like a top athlete who beats their own personal best. 

Discovering the Vital Pressed Skincare Powder was, for VIOLET STAFFERS, akin to coming across the Holy Grail. Let’s face it, makeup can be tricky. The wrong one can look dry or cakey and draw attention to fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. But this powder, we were told, isn’t makeup. It is literally micro-milled skin care ingredients like vitamin C and probiotics that are pressed into a sheer setting-powder that sweeps away unwanted shine and sets makeup with a texture-blurring, invisible, featherweight finish. This, we had to see to believe.


Immediately upon their arrival, STAFFERS popped open Westman Atelier’s signature luxe compacts and went about selecting our preferred shade. Dusting on this ultra-fine powder, imperfections and oiliness were quickly diminished with no trace of chalkiness or dehydration, as though someone had very subtly retouched our skin. After using it religiously for several weeks (and carrying it in our bags to whip out as a super-chic hand mirror) STAFFERS noticed that the texture and tone of their bare skin had improved, and that the regulation of sebum production helped their makeup stay flawless all day. Obviously, we needed The Committee of Industry Experts to weigh in, ASAP.

“So luxurious! This pressed powder is smoothing, hydrating, and shine-eliminating. I use it as a finishing powder and it makes the skin look poreless. A must-have for those with dry skin and for anyone who usually dislikes pressed powder.”
—HANNAH BIDDLE, Makeup Artist 

“If you want a subtle mattifying/filtered effect without the look of heavy powder, this is the formula for you! It’s lovely on bare skin or to set makeup and gives a slightly diffused look while blurring imperfections. Due to its extremely fine mill, it even works under the eyes without creasing.”
—ROBIN BLACK, Makeup Artist & Photographer

“This weightless pressed powder instantly smooths pores and imperfections for a flawless finish that is invisible to the eye and holds my makeup in place all day.”


With 100% of Committee Members loving the feel and finish of Vital Pressed Skincare Powder, this gold-standard achievement by Westman Atelier is officially (and unanimously!) VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES.

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