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Monday, July 11, 2011

Ellis Faas – Are You Down with the Click?

ELLIS FAAS just put out Summer Set - an eye, blush and a lippie. The Eye Light (shadow) is E303 bronze, the Blush is S303 bronze and the Glazed Lips is L309 clear. I’m just focusing on the eye and lip since the lippie is just clear.

Pros: I. Love. Their. Shadows! I wrote about this one before and I have to say that this is one of the most pigmented cream shadows I have ever come across and the staying power is bomb. The E303 color is like spun gold so I would use a brush to apply it instead of right from the dispenser.

Ellis-Faas-Light-and-Blush And with the blush, they advise putting a dot of color in the center of the cheek and blending out with fingers. But act quick because it dries quickly!

Ellis-Faas-swatches Cons: I must confess, I am not a fan of these click pens and I know this is part of their whole thing. The blush one took me forever to get going. Click, click, click, must have turned it 80 times before anything finally came out and when it finally did, it spewed up way too much product at one time and it’s not like I can put the product back in to use later. I had this problem last time.

Summer Set is $85 @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Swatch Heaven with Ellis Faas

Ellis-Faas-container-and-shadows It was love at first site with this ELLIS FAAS Milky Eyes shadow in E205 ($36 @ Not only is it thee perfect mushroom grey color but the staying power is ta-dow!

First, a little about the line as it’s pretty unique. Ellis Faas is a professional makeup artist that wanted to solve the “handbag jumble” by creating a portable makeup holder with each product, with the exception of the powders, coming in a pen or bullet type form. And all of them fitting in a custom overall container shown here. Coolio!

They call the Milky Eyes shadow colors a more translucent shadow than the Creamy Eyes ones but I can’t imagine the one I tried anymore creamy, really. Like I said above, this E205 is really nice and stays on quite a long time. And while it is great to use the spongy tip to apply this one to the lid, I would use another small eye Ellis-Fass-Milky-Eyes-swatch brush to work it in and fade it at the brow bone.

The only downside seems to be the clickers on these pens. You’re probably familiar with the basics of one of these as they use them a lot in concealers. At first you have to click-click quite a bit to get it to come up to the top and you’re never really sure when it is going to seep through. I’ve used this shadow a few times and it is quite unpredictable in that I click-it a few times and nothing but wait more than 20 seconds or so and through one of the 5 pin holes, a half inch line of color will come spewing out. Eh, the things we go through for beauty!

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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