Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ellis Faas Winter Glow Review


Ellis Faas has unveiled their Winter Glow Collection ($90) for the upcoming holiday season!

What is it?

A gift set box of Ellis Faas' best sellers!

Each item comes in it's own little box, packed in another box for easy gift giving!


Creamy Lips “Ellis Red” L101
- Ellis Eyes Light E305
- Black Mascara E401









This set is unique to other beauty products because the shadow and lipstick comes in "pens" instead of a tube or container.




The Mascara included in the set is a long thin brush which I found good for separating lashes and lengthening. It's not much for thickening, but that's quite alright with me,when it comes to length or thick, I choose length! It's a good mascara though, and it looks great along with the lipstick and eyeshadow combo. It's easy to use, and it comes a tube similiar to the lipstick and eyeshadow, however the wand is the same as other mascara, there is no button at the bottom to click with it. I used about 3 coats of this mascara before I got to my desired look.










The Creamy Lips Lipstick was my favorite. I prefer lighter pink shades vs the red dark shades, plus I'm super pale so this deep red is not the color for me. The applicator is a "showerhead" which, per Ellis Faas is for the texture and applying. I'm unsure how I feel about the showerhead. I'm so used to a typical lip "stick" that this will take some getting used to. If you're not careful, this can create a mess if you pump too many times. Only 1 or 2 pumps and you should have enough color to cover your lips.





I know I turned away once while pumping the lipstick to view the TV, and I had a mess on my hands, so as long as you're careful. this lipstick is pretty awesome. Although the color is wrong for me, the actual color is very moisturizing and it creates a "wet" look so no lipgloss is required. The only thing I found difficult was applying it so that I didn't mess up the outline of my lip. After a couple tries though, I think I got the hang of it.





So the set also comes with an Eyeshadow Pen, however I instead received another lip color, which is fine with me! I'm up to my neck in eyeshadows!
Although liquid, they dry upon application to create the illusion of metallic eyes. The texture appears moist whilst being perfectly dry with a smooth finish, so you won't feel any stickiness and you'll avoid those pesky eyelid creases. The Lights are available in five shimmering shades: warm silver, green-gold, bronze, lilac and holographic Bordeaux. I like the high pigment, and I'm sure this would make for a fabulous holiday color!



Here's a couple of looks you can create with the Winter Glow Kit:

Party look:

* use the Light in holographic Bordeaux-green as an overall eye shadow. Apply liberally onto the eyelids and also underneath the eye in a bold shape. Soften the edges with your finger for a dramatic smokey eye.

* apply the mascara in several coatings. Because the mascara stays flexible you can easily layer it and even curl the lashes afterwards - do wait a few minutes between layers.

* load the applicator of the lipstick with a little bit of product and outline the lips. Reload and apply a thicker coat of lipstick to create a sumptuous, deep sexy red mouth.



Subtle look:

* use the Light as a highlighter - either over your usual eye shadow or on its own. Apply a dot inthe middle of your eyelid and in the corner of your eye. Dab lightly.

* use one coating of mascara for a natural look.

* load the applicator of the lipstick with a little bit of product and apply on the lips. Fade a little with fingers, to create a very chic blood-red stain.




The Ellis Faas Winter Glow Set is available at Ellis Faas for $90. I really love the collection, although the colors are a bit dark for me. Visit Ellis Faas for tutorials on how to use their makeup, and to view all their different colors.

I received product for the purpose of this review only. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received for this posting.

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