Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Beauty Tuesday - Ellis Faas, and an inspired mani #TMSOrlando
Out of allll the amazing things I saw at The Make Up Show Orlando, one of my favorites was the Ellis Faas booth.
In my blogger pack, I was given a sample of Ellis Faas mascara to try, but I couldn't leave without buying the 'Ellis Red' lipstick. I was so impressed with both items, I knew they had to be my first review for you.. and I had to do an inspired mani!
I wanted to incorporate both the black mascara and the red lipstick, so I did a 'framed' mani using Finger Paints Black Expressionism and a red holo from Above The Curve called, Prototype Red.
Here's the bottle shot: Above The Curve Prototype Red and Finger Paints Black Expressionism.
On to the Ellis Faas lovelies - I dig the packaging. Everything comes in these elongated silver bullet cases.
The end of the tubes tells you what the product is, though, so you don't have to open everything up to see what's what.
L101 is the Creamy Lips Ellis Red. The applicator is a sponge, and the product comes out when you twist the barrel. My only complaint about this packaging is that when I had this lipstick in my work bag, some of the product would invariably leak out of the sponge. Fortunately, it's a thicker formula, so it didn't run anywhere, but I don't want to waste a drop!
Ellis Red mimics the color of natural blood. The idea is, because everyone's blood looks the same, this color red won't clash with anyone's skin tone. I find it very wearable, and have truly fallen in love with this color. I find myself picking certain outfits just so that I can wear this lipstick.
The Ellis Faas mascara has also become my absolute favorite mascara to use. The only downside for me is the extra-long wand. If I'm not careful, I usually get a dab of mascara on my cheeks! I'm pretty uncoordinated, though!
The formula on this mascara is the best I've ever used. Not only does it cover well with no clumps, it feels amazing all day long. My lashes never get crunchy or flaky.
At the end of a long day, my eyeliner is smudging, but my mascara isn't budging. No dotty spots, no flakes. Comes off with my makeup remover wipes!
Lipstick and mascara both by Ellis Faas.
On EllisFaas.com, the Creamy Lips retails for $35, and the mascara retails for $34.
Have you tried Ellis Faas? What did you think?