This review is for Ellis Faas Blush S304 ($32). I'll review the other two items at a later date.
I own two other Ellis Faas blushes, S301 and S302. Blush S301 is a beige-peach, with an emphasis on beige. It does not flatter my skin tone, so I never wear it as blush, but it looks pretty good as an eyeshadow. I like S302, a rosy peach, very much--even if it is a hint too warm for me. For months, I have wanted to try S304. Based on the online swatch on the Ellis Faas Web site, it looks cooler than the others. Doesn't the following swatch look like a cool-neutral plummy rose?
|Image from Ellis Faas|
Like the other Ellis Faas blushes, S304 has the showerhead applicator. I have never had problems with the blush pen clogging, but I have had issues with Creamy Lips and Milky Eyes pens. (I wrote tips on dealing with clogged pens in the Ellis Faas Products overview I wrote a couple weeks ago.). Here's what a virgin applicator looks like. If you enlarge the photo you can see shadows from the little holes beneath the felt:
The color number is stamped at the base of the pen (the part you twist-click):
Here's what it looks like when the pen is primed and ready to apply (I overdid the clicking just a bit):
And here it is swatched on my hand. On the left, I applied it straight from the pen, and on the right, I blended it out. The texture is smooth and blends very easily. Color lasts all day.
Unfortunately, S304 is not the best color choice for me. The day I took the pictures, it was overcast so the photos are not shown in the best light, but it's too dark and warm for me to wear as blush, so I tried it on my lips.
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