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making faces :: a valentine's look with ellis faas [and friends]

ok, first of all, i'm sorry about my expression in these pictures. i know i look like someone who's just been sentenced to jail time, but, really, i was in a good mood. for me at least. if my mood gets too good i can be dangerous, so it's better to keep a cap on things.

second, i decided to go ahead and post this without doing a complete review of the brand new product i'm featuring, because i did think that it fit with the overall theme of the day, although i was actually wearing it yesterday. i'll be posting a review of this and more from ellis faas in the very near future.

the new thing is, of course, one of ellis' new "hot lips" lipsticks. these new, creamy, satin-matte shades get away from the brand's emphasis on "human colours" [i.e., colours found already in the human body]. at least, i think it gets away from that. or dutch people look significantly different than i'd been led to believe.

each of the shades is very saturated and most are extremely bright [there are a couple of more muted colours hidden in there somewhere]. i personally opted for shade 304, "bright fuchsia". as you can see just after the break, it lives up to its name.



although the lips are a statement and a half by themselves, i wanted to add a little sparkle to a neutral eye, so i opted for one of the ellis faas "eye lights" to bring a little life to the inner part of my eyes. the rest is pretty basic, because, well, look at those lips. they don't need embellishment.




here's the complete breakdown:

the base ::
marcelle cc cream "light/ medium"
nars smudgeproof eye shadow base
nars radiant creamy concealer "vanilla"
urban decay naked skin foundation "1.0"
nars light reflecting setting powder

the eyes ::
ellis faas eye light "301" [sparkly light silver/ pewter]
rouge bunny rouge e/s "sweet dust sereima" [mauve grey]
rouge bunny rouge e/s "alabaster starling" [shimmery silver-white]
urban decay 24/7 e/l "smoke" [medium-deep grey]
hourglass film noir mascara

the cheeks ::
illamasqua velvet blush "peaked" [cool plum]
hourglass ambient lighting powder "radiant light" [soft bronze- used to contour]
hourglass ambient lighting powder "luminous light" [shimmery candlelight]

the lips ::
ellis faas hot lips l/s "bright fuchsia" [deep, cool fuchsia-pink]

that's it! pretty simple, really, which allows you to get on to good valentine's day stuff like the kind of thing that would get a warning slapped on this blog if i mentioned it.

the picture at the top of this post comes from the ellis faas web site, where you can order any of their products and experience their first-rate customer service.

Comments

Lani said…
Wow! I love the fuchsia lip on you and the eye light really does sparkle beautifully.
Kate MacDonald said…
Thanks Lani! If you're going to start anywhere with the brand, I'd recommend the eye lights. They are truly remarkable products.

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