If there’s one word that’s synonymous with Jennifer Aniston’s image over the years, it’s consistency. Shiny locks, a toned figure and radiant, red-carpet-ready skin have become her trademarks ever since the iconic Rachel days (30 years ago, but who’s counting?). We can’t help but wonder how Aniston, who just reunited with Friends' castmate David Schwimmer for a Super Bowl commercial, manages to look so picture-perfect, even now at 54. We have three words for you: Westman Atelier Foundation.
The Morning Show star's longtime and world-renowned makeup artist Gucci Westman told Marie Claire Australia that one of the secrets to the star’s permanently dewy glow is the Westman Atelier Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation, a face essential from Westman's own luxury makeup line that's available at Nordstrom in 20 diverse skin shades. Westman said she was inspired by the radiant 54-year-old celeb to create the skin booster as part of her meticulously formulated beauty products — and she even used it on Aniston for that jaw-dropping Allure cover in 2022.
Westman Atelier Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation isn’t your typical foundation; it’s more of a tinted moisturizer. Westman herself refers to the product as “drops,” because it just takes a few drops to get the job done — and they glide on like a serum to provide both coverage and hydration while minimizing pores and improving your skin’s texture. Is it makeup? Is it skin care? Well, it’s both.
It might have been Aniston’s famously healthy lifestyle that served as a muse for Westman Atelier Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation, or it may have been Westman’s long-standing affinity for clean beauty (probably a healthy dollop of both). Whatever the genesis, the process of formulating the complexion drops required patience, but it paid off.
“It was something I wanted to do from the get-go but I couldn’t create that luxurious texture and performance without silicones at that time,” she said. But once she found clean ingredients that mimicked silicones, these complexion drops were born — and Westman now calls the cosmetic “my pride and joy.” All Westman Atelier products are free of silicone as well as sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil and talc.
Ultimately, Westman is in the business of making women feel beautiful, she says. And that’s just what Westman Atelier Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation is designed to do — boost your complexion by evening out your skin tone and covering up imperfections and discoloration without providing the full coverage that makes your face look “done.”
Nearly 1,000 five-star reviews for the product at Nordstrom reveal that customers are feeling the radiance that Westman Atelier Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation promises to deliver — especially the ones who eschew conventional foundation and prefer more of a nourishing tint and natural look. “As a brown-skinned woman, I was skeptical that these drops would work. But I was wrong. It provides you with that sun-kissed glow and is wonderful,” one fan wrote.
Another shopper in Aniston’s age range is also ready for her closeup. “I’m 52 and in the throes of perimenopause. With all the hormone shifts, my skin has changed quite a lot,” she shared. “I’ve tried many brands searching for the lightest coverage but highly moisturizing. ... After several weeks, I noticed my whole face feels firmer and more hydrated. ... It all feels so natural and luxurious! I look forward to putting on makeup every day.”
This Westman convert said: "I have been using these every morning for about a month now, either under [the brand's] Vital Skin Foundation Stick or simply by itself. My skin feels so nourished and has a wonderful natural glow. ... At 66, I have made a complete switch to the Westman Atelier line of products. Excellent decision!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.