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Ellis Faas Blush – Swatches and Review
Imagine a world where a perfect flush is just the click of a pen away. Imagine that perfect blush is a universally flattering pop of color with just the right amount of shimmer that blends like a dream. Lucky for us, Ellis Faas imagined the same thing!
As some of you may know, Ellis Faas is a photographer/makeup artist that has created a line of cosmetics that is inspired by the colors that naturally occur in the human body, delivering products that flatter each and every skin tone. The line is housed in sleek, silver bullet-like click pens (except for their compact powder and bottled foundation).
There’s no need for separate applicators or clutter, just a need for streamlined beauty at its most luxurious. This line is a favorite of mine because it’s truly foolproof. Best of all, it’s cruelty-free. As Ellis Faas claims “these gorgeous products are only tested on supermodels.”
Tip: As with all Ellis Faas products (and most click pen cosmetics), store this point-side down. It helps cut down on the clicks needed to dispense the product, saving you time. (The more you know!)
As a blush-o-phile (yes, I made up a word, but I’m going with it), I was excited to test two of the four shades of Ellis Faas blush ($32):
S301 – shimmering peachy nude
S302 – shimmering rosy coral
The blush itself is the consistency of an opaque gel with a pearl-like shimmer. The applicator tip is a small brush (an update from their former slanted, sponge tip) which is really only used to deposit the blush; you use your fingers to blend it.
I will say that I do feel their color descriptions are a tad bit off. I’m not sure if the blush appears differently on different skin tones, but I did not feel the shade descriptions truly matched the blushes. S301 is described as a “warm, dusty pink”, but it appeared to be a peachy nude with a hint of bronze on me. While S302 is described as “fresh coral”, I found that this appeared as more of a rosy nude shimmer on my pale skin.
Both are still very natural and flattering on me. There is no discernible fragrance, which is nice as I hate anything too perfume-y. The wear time is excellent: I got a solid 5 hours on my oily skin, which is fantastic for a liquid gel formula. Also worth noting: this didn’t cause my sensitive skin to breakout. Huzzah!
- • Designed to flatter every skin tone and delivers
• The shimmer imparts an ethereal glow without being over the top
• Blends easily and then sets quickly without staining fingertips or leaving streaks on cheeks
• Extremely portable and perfect for touch ups and travel
• I wish there were more shades to choose from (four is not enough blush for this girl)
• Shade descriptions are a little off
we heartsters – have any of you lovely ladies tried blush from Ellis Faas? Has anybody tried the S304 shade (Mulled Wine) and if so, do I need it? Chime in and enable me, loyal readers!
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush