Review: the Ellis Faas bullet


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It’s a pen!

It’s a laser pointer!


Even though I’ve seen pictures of the Ellis Faas bullets online, seeing one in person is still a revelation. The design is sleek and modern, with a slight retro vibe. Bullet is indeed a fitting name, as the cap, at least, really resembles one. The size is also a good one; see comparison below with a Milani eyeliner pencil that is of standard size.

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Ellis Faas blush S301 8Number S301 is called ‘warm dusty pink’ and the website swatch is pretty accurate. There is a slight rose-y tone to it, when swatched on my inner arm. On cheeks, the color is a very sheer brownish rose, almost bronze-y. I like it. I don’t have anything of this color, and it should be useful for a variety of looks.

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The lasting power is average, although I haven’t really played around with this to reveal its full potential. I had only tinted moisturizer for the picture above – I could not wait to try this out right away upon receiving the package. [Note also the absence of lip product].

Who or what is Ellis Faas? She’s a Dutch makeup artist who catapulted to the big time through her work with photographer Mario Testino. Or so according to the website. The brand is relatively new, but there’s an old world vibe to the products and colors. I would not be surprised to see Ingrid Bergman wielding one of these bullets.

The Ellis Faas website is awesome, by the way. It’s the most interesting beauty brand website I’ve ever seen. There’s so much creativity on every page, in terms of looks, products and accessories. Check out the Ellis Holders! Also, the look below is one of the most interesting I’ve seen in a long time (and the final push I needed to click the ‘purchase’ button).

Bottom line: a very satisfactory purchase which will lead to more.

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