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Ellis Faas 302 blush

After playing with this a few times, I’m finally reviewing Ellis Faas blush in 302. It’s in the signature silver bullet shape. The color is a warm dusty rose, I can’t quite describe the shade because I currently don’t have a similar shade personally. It has very pretty multi-dimensional glitter.

Packaging: I like the packaging in terms of the silver bullet, but the actual applicator? I personally hate it. It does nothing for me in terms of ease of application on my face. In order for me to apply the blush,  you have to rotate the bottom and have it click several times in order for product to come out. Ok and my personal gripe with click type items, if you click too much, then you have too much product out there and it’s not like you can put it back in the bullet. Once it’s out, I have to apply it on the back of my hand and then put it on.
Formula and lasting power: Formula is a bit hard to work with in the sense that I have to keep working with it with my fingers. Why you ask? Because a sheer layer can go on a bit uneven, but then when you layer it on a bit, it goes on evenly. The finish is really pretty and the lasting power on the other hand, is awesome. What makes this really great overall, is the lasting power. This color is unique enough to have in my personal collection, but still.
Ok onto the pictures:
From top to bottom:
Ellis Faas 302
GA Blushing Fabric in #3
MAC Springsheen
Is this worth having? The color is gorgeous and the lasting power is it’s only saving grace for me personally. The lack of ease of use for me personally does not make me want to buy another blush from the line.  If I run out of this color, will I buy it again? Probably, but if there’s a similar shade in powder form, I’d rather get that instead.

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Ellis Faas Milky Lips 201

In light of the Christmas season, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite reds: Ellis Faas Milky Lips 201. It’s a makeup line where all the products are bullet shaped, brush tip or sponge applicator as seen below:

This is definitely a line that has GREAT products, but the standout items are their lipsticks and concealer. Now, for those of you who know me, I’m a die hard fiend (yes, fiend) for red lipsticks. Now, every line has a nice red, but most of the mainstream lines have a blue based red. As much as I love a blue based red, the mainstream lines have the same blue based red l/s and it does get a bit…well, boring. To those out there who love red lipstick, we are always looking for a unique shade. You know, that shade that people can’t help but ask, “What color are you wearing !??!” That shade of red that stops traffic, that people pause and look at you. Unfortunately for people like me, there aren’t many lines that have that kind of red. 
Ok so back to Ellis Faas, she’s known for her awesome shades of red. She actually has 9 lipsticks, but they come in different finishes: Creamy, Milky, and Glazed. As much of a skeptic as I am, I had to try them out. Yes, she has awesome reds, my favorite being Milky Lips 201 (aka ELLIS RED). Can we discuss how gorgeous it is? Well, I’d rather just show the picture: 

From top to bottom:
Ellis Faas Milky lips 201
MAC Russian Red
NARS Trans Siberian
NARS Fire Down Below
It’s a glorious blood red. It’s not a blue red, it’s a true blood red. I can’t even explain how gorgeous it is. Definitely one of a kind shade and worth buying if you have the opportunity. The lasting power is great, but I do recommend wearing a lipliner with this one since it’s definitely a bit milky in texture. It wears off to a nice stain too. I’ve worn the shade once and some guy walked into a wall when he saw me. 🙂 Fortunately for a lot of people, Ellis Faas is now sold at Space NK, as well as Bergdorf Goodman.
Seeing Lauren’s good question to see how 201 looks in comparison to Chanel Dragon, they’re can say Dragon is the blue/burgundy not as unique sister of 201. Why you ask? Dragon’s undertone is blue/burgundy based, whereas 201 is a true blood red. They’re both pretty, but 201 is the winner (it lasts longer, slightly nicer texture and a more unique shade). 
My conclusion: RUN, do not walk to your nearest Space NK or Bergdorf whether it’s in store or online.
Ellis Red from the Ellis Faas website