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Debbie Bondar

FACE atelier founder, President + CEO, entrepreneur and mother

Debbie Bondar - FACE atelier founder, president, and most importantly the mother of two grown daughters - knows empowerment comes in many forms. She experienced first-hand the positive effect that cosmetics can have on a woman’s sense of self. With this is mind, she developed FACE atelier, sophisticated, versatile, age and race neutral makeup that simply works and works simply.
Emphasizing innovation over imitation, FACE atelier is known for its easy-to-use products that are driven by quality, performance and originality. Designed to be the first consumer brand truly good enough for professional makeup artists, from its inception FACE atelier was embraced as their ‘secret weapon’. Thanks to its high-performing and innovative products and unwavering pro support, FACE atelier was soon catapulted to the forefront of the industry. Ultra Foundation - the line’s star product - has its own cult following, beloved by A-List makeup artists, celebrities and consumers worldwide.

FACE atelier - official makeup sponsor for Kelly Clarkson's Stronger Tour, the current Broadway revival of On The Town, numerous New York Fashion Week shows and Madonna’s Confessions Tour - also has a host of celebrity fans that include Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Tony nominated actor Shalita Grant. The brand is a kit staple on numerous television shows such as Hannibal, The Goldbergs, The Voice, Rules of Engagement, Community and The Originals, as well as networks that include MTV, PBS, CNN and the news departments of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

FACE atelier received PETA’s highly coveted approval of its animal testing policies shortly after the company was launched. PETA later honoured Debbie with their Trail Blazer award in recognition of her commitment to cruelty-free products. FACE atelier is also recognized by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, and is listed as an approved manufacturer on CCIC’s Caring Consumer website.

FACE atelier is available at and at over 100 select retail outlets worldwide. Its diverse appeal is evidenced by its recent launch at New York’s legendary, ultra-hip makeup chain, Ricky’s NYC, shortly after it was chosen to be the only makeup brand offered within Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay flagship Toronto bridal salon.

Debbie received an LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) after graduating Cum Laude from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University with a B.Sc. in Journalism and a B.A in English Literature. She lives in Western Canada with her third child, FACE atelier.
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