As some of you may recall, we were fortunate enough to feature the eponymous makeup line from Amsterdam-born makeup artist Ellis Faas before. If you read my previous post, Lips, Prepare to be Wowed, on this up-and-coming brand, you will have read that not only did I adore their lip products, but I was anxious to try out their cream blush. Well, the powers that be were kind enough to humor this poor blush addict and sent me one of their cream blushes to try out (Woo-hoo!) To say I was ecstatic, is pretty much an understatement…
Like their lip products and every other product they offer (except for their face powders), Ellis Faas’ blush ($32) is packaged in a silver, bullet-shaped click pen. And as I discovered with my lip colors, the click pen packaging makes their product wonderfully portable, so you can pop it in your purse wherever you go (Am I the only person who doesn’t leave her house without extra blush? Probably.). The pen has a sponge-tipped applicator which can be used to apply the blush directly. The product inside is a creamy liquid that has the consistency of a thick lip gloss.
The color we received was S302, a warm, pearl coral rose. I say pearl instead of shimmery because you cannot detect noticeable shimmer, only a glowing quality reminiscent of a pearl. This effect makes for a really different blush and adds to the natural appearance of this flush. The end result is dewy and youthful, which is something most of us work hard to achieve, and this blush delivers with the click of a pen.
I believe the coral (still the “it” shade of the moment) hue of this blush is universally flattering and would complement all skin tones, which was the intent of the line’s creator – the colors from this collection are inspired by colors that occur in the human body and the theory is that these shades will flatter everyone. The cherry on top is that this formula contains vitamins C and E, essential oils, and rosewater – thus this blush not only makes you look good, but it’s good for your skin, too.
Besides the good for you, super flattering hue (as seen here on Stef), this blush blends superbly. It is fool-proof. You only need a dab for each cheek and the color looks very natural – like you’re not wearing any makeup at all and just look like you’re blushing from within.
The color also has great longevity for a creamy liquid blush – I only needed one touch up in 12 hours (this is huge). The Ellis Faas website recommends that you dab a small amount in the middle of each cheek using the sponge applicator and then blend, but I found that the click pen didn’t seem to dispense product evenly with every click. I had better results just clicking up a small amount of product, swiping it on my middle finger, dabbing it on the other middle finger and then applying it to both cheeks and blending well. I found that I didn’t waste as much product that way and I got a more even application.
I have to say that so far, I’m loving Ellis Faas. I judge most makeup companies by their blush and based on this gorgeous product, I have to say I am officially impressed.
Is anybody else out there officially impressed with this cosmetics line? Should we organize a parade or some other celebratory event in Ellis Faas’ honor? (and am I the only person out there that needs blush more than oxygen?)
Don’t forget to check the comments for more reviews on the Ellis Faas Blush from members of the we heart this review team.
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skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush
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