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ELLIS FAAS Cosmetics

Posted on 11/03/2011

It has been a long wait but we finally have added ELLIS FAAS Cosmetics to b-glowing.com! All us gals have been bursting at the seams here at the office, waiting on pins and needles for the shipment to arrive. Picture Christmas like atmosphere but for beauty junkies:) One of the reasons we've been so excited is because ELLIS FAAS is one of those brands that really is what cosmetics should all be about. From chic, thoughtful packaging to textures that just melt into your skin, this brand is going to have our makeup lovers in a frenzy.

Blush      Powder      Holder

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Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes

Posted on 11/22/2011

Your and my search for the perfect eyeshadow has ended thanks to one of our latest brands, Ellis Faas. This product range's shades are influenced from the colors found within the human palette. Which translates to: all of the shades throughout the entire range are universally flattering on any ethnicity or skin type.

One of their standout products that has become a staff favorite is Creamy Eyes. Erika & Kelsey have both fallen for E104 which has a dark brown/grey hue to it. All of the Creamy Eyes go on liquid but dry to a powder, matte finish. You can slowly build your color by continually sweeping the brush over your eyelid. Best of all, no eyelid creasing! You can layer and layer and still not worry about it sitting within your eye's creases. The color is long lasting as well as stays true all day long. This is a great product option for people wanting to easily shape and countour the eye area because of the fabulous brush application. You can literally draw on your eyes and blend out with your fingerips to create more of a smokey look.

If you don't want to take our staff's word for it, then will you trust Gwyneth Paltrow's makeup artist? Emma Lovell, used Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E107 in her GOOP makeup tutorial, which has a mushroom/taupe hue to it. Great for everyday wear and looks even better teamed up with an Ellis Faas Eyeliner!

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Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes E107

Posted on 12/27/2011

If you struggle with the effects of eyelid creasing even after using primers, potions and concealers then this might be your lucky day. I'd come to deal with the fact that no matter if I used cream based or powder eyeshadows, in t-minus two hours I was going to have the tell-tale signs of that product embedded into my eyelids. It wasn't until a month ago that a fab-fab-fabulous new cosmetics range joined the b-glowing family that I realized there was hope.
And that product line my friends is Ellis Faas.

The entire product range is to die for but one of the stand outs for me was their eye shadow products. It must be all in the formulation, in particular Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes. It's has a miracle consistency and transforms from a wet to matte powder upon application. The brush shape and thickness makes it easy to apply and direct exactly where you want it to go. The only other step is blending the color out if you desire for more of a smoky look. Truthfully, I can wear this product for 8 hours and when I get home and look in the mirror it looks exactly like I just put it on! It says put and the results look fresh even through heat, rain and other environmental elements known to be makeup's worst enemy.

One of my personal favorites is the Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes E107 because of it's wearble mushroom/taupe shade which keeps it's cool, wearable factor from summer to winter. This shade was also recently featured in Gwyneth Patlrow's Goop E-newsletter where her makeup artist fell in love with it during a day to evening makeover. Another favorite around the office is Creamy Eyes E104 as we find it the perfect sexy, smoky eye color.

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Fashion Week Fall 2012 Beauty Trends

Posted on 02/14/2012

As the days roll on during the countdown of Fashion Week as always each brand has created a key look that represents what the brand is trying to exude for that season. BCBG was all about the low maintenance girl. Throw your hair in a low pony, whip on some gloss and you're out the door yet still dressed fabulously. From totally minimalist down to a rocker edge there seems to have been a bit of bi-polar-esque looks across the runways...

At the Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 show the girls looked like they were straight out of the 'school of hard knocks' with black, punk rock eye makeup. As a black eyeliner junkie and fan of beauty icon's Bridget Bardot and Marianne Faithful I really fell in love with this makeup although it's not for everybody. This looks focus was meant to draw attention to the eye area and they definitely drew you in with a clearly defined sideways v that was drawn on thin towards the eye's inner crease and then blended out to a tip with more shading around the lash line. This look could be created very easily, all you need is a great neutral beige-pink eyeshadow such as Kevyn Aucoin's Single Eyeshadow in Blush and Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eye Pencil which will allow you to create the definition. Grab your favorite set of lashes or Ellis Faas Mascara and your eyes are done! Keep the rest of the look minimal by sweeping a soft bronzer across the apples of your cheeks such as Jouer's Mineral Powder Bronzer and a seductive and neutral beige lip with Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Edie.

Voila! If all went well, accessorize with your fav motorcycle jacket and you should look like a girl straight out of the 60's-70's with a bit of a modern edge. If not....thank god for eyemakeup remover.

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ELLIS FAAS at VPL Autumn 2012 Runway Show

Posted on 02/20/2012

Makeup brand ELLIS FAAS was the cosmetics brand behind the dewy skin and natural lips seen at the VPL Autumn/Winter runway show at this February's New York Fashion Week. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani used an assortment of the products to create an approachable and natural look, with the focus being on the eyes. Romy used ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation to createa a dewy base, then ELLIS FAAS Eye Lights in E301 to highlight the inner corners of the eye as well as the upper cheekbones and finished off the look with ELLIS FAAS Concealer in S201 to lighten the lips. Romy said, "The overall effect was an ethereal skin, and the highlight of the cheek created a flash as the models walked down the runway."

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Top Beauty Trends for 2012

Posted on 02/28/2012

Jemma Kidd Makeup SchoolJudging from the spring and summer fashion shows, 2012 will be a year of fascinating duality. For instance, while some designers selected bright, pop-art lips, others chose to apply just lip conditioner for a natural look. Certain trends (cat eyes, 1950s glamour) will carry over from 2011, while others (full eyebrows, 3D cosmetics) are newly popular. Here are the top beauty trends for 2012, along with product recommendations that can help you stay ahead of the curve:

1. Retro Cat Eyes

This is one trend that’s here to stay. Feline eyes graced the Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Louis Vuitton shows. It takes a steady hand and plenty of practice to draw sharp cat eyes on one’s eyelids – not to mention an exceptional product that won’t smudge and leave you looking more like an alley cat. ELLIS FASS eyeliner is excellent for this application; it transforms from a liquid to a matte powder. You get the best of both worlds: liquid for easy application, and powder for staying power.

If you’re especially daring, choose a bright hue for your cat eyes. The Derek Lam show showed how this retro eye style can be edgy if you choose an eye-popping shade of eyeliner. Jemma Kidd Makeup School’s Crushed Jewel Gel liner is a great product. It’s available in diamond, onyx and azure tones, each of which contains glitter, so there’s really no way to ignore a bright stripe of this liner.

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New Shades Of Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes!

Posted on 06/12/2012

Shop the full Ellis Faas collection here!

If you love Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes as much as we do you'll be pleased to know that seven new shades of this cult favorite formulation have just landed at b-glowing! These inspiring and colorful shades are perfect for summer as they come in pastel colors as well as darker hues like red and navy blue for those who like a little more drama. 

 

If you haven't tried Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes and struggle with eye lid creasing or color fading then you will find this product a beauty miracle. Upon application, it transforms from a liquid to dry, velvety texture and can be used as an all over shadow or an eyeliner. I love that it has a weightless feel and manages to stay crease free all day long. Totally serious. No budging.

 

From left to right: E113 (navy blue), E114 (bordeaux red), E115 (Purple), E116 (Lilac), E117 (Mint Green), E118 (Light Blue), and E119 (Ochre).

 

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Foundation Salvation!

Posted on 07/23/2012

A lot of people underestimate how hard it is to find a foundation. It's like a second skin so you want it to feel like a part of you and finding that perfect facial companion is trickier than it seems. Although choosing a foundation is totally based on personal preference I've gathered a few of my favorite standouts to help you navigate through the endless choices of a woman's go to cosmetic product:

Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen has made it through my checklist for numerous reasons. For one, the silky smooth, barely there formulation covers up flaws and leaves skin looking incredibly radiant. Secondly, for those who don't want to use fingers or a sponge, the application of this product is made so efficient due to it's applicator brush that allows you to get in between nostril curves and facial contours. Minerals diffuse light across the skin's surface reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

 

Although I'm not technically able to call it a foundation, Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint is more like a tinted moisturizer but gives great coverage if you have unproblematic skin. It evens out uneven skin tone and also camouflages fine lines with light diffusing ingredients while also protecting from harmful UV rays with SPF 20! 

 

Christened the makeup foundation for dummies, By Terry's Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush is an anti-blemish, anti-shadow and anti-dullness formulation that instantly illuminates the face. It's featherweight texture can be deceiving because it actually gives deceptive coverage and hyaluronic acid microspheres work to plump up wrinkles for an instant lifting effect.

 

For those who like a thicker coverage, a staff favorite as well as Kim Kardashian's is Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer. Housed in a tiny jar, we prefer to apply this product with fingertips rather than a sponge due to it's thicker consistency and ability to warm it up by massaging it through your fingertips for better application. It can be used as a concealer or for the perfect highlighter as well! One thing you can rely on is complete coverage at all times. Our suggestion is that less is more with the Sensual Skin Enhancer. Apply to a freshly moisturized and primed skin and apply more as desired.

 

Skin Veil Pen Luminizing Moisture Tint Light Expert- Perfecting Foundation Brush     The Sensual Skin Enhancer

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Enter our New York Fashion Week Themed Giveaway!

Posted on 09/25/2012

Every season I look forward to seeing the latest fashion and beauty trends seen on the runways at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. From the crazy monobrows, sultry cat eye, to the big bouffant hair, there's always a certain look that catches my eye and I know I'm going to be attempting to recreate it at home. However, with that comes its trials and tribulations if you don't have the exact brands that were made to take these models from ordinary (ok, not all of them) to extraordinary. Our latest giveaway answers all those problems by giving alway the very same products used to create some of the hair, nails and makeup looks seen at the Spring 2013 runway shows. Without further adieu, these are the items one lucky winner will take home in this $400 prize:

Butter London was responsible for many of the gorgeous nails at Erin Featherston, Kaleen, Band of Outsiders and more. Our favorite look was the cosmic inspired nail seen at VEDA. A mix of Sloane Ranger, Toff, Knackered and Union Jack Black worked together to create a celestial effect with a sharp, glossy black stripe for a geometric effect. All of these are part of the prize!

 

T3 hair tools are well respected by hair professionals and customers alike so it's pretty easy to surmise that  it's the go-to brand to create gorgeous hair at the shows. This was the case at the J. Mendel Spring 2013 show which was all about the strong female with polished and shiny hair with dented waves. The first step to create this was the T3 Featherweight 2 hair dryer. One lucky winner will win this before its even launched on b-glowing! It delivers lightening fast drying while reducing frizz and amplifying body and shine.

 

If there's a makeup brand that's meant to be seen on the runway its Ellis Faas. Highly pigmented shades and bullet style packaging makes it convenient for a busy model or everyday woman on the go. Used at indie fashion designer Keo's show, you'll be able to win three of the items used: Creamy Eyes in E107 in neutral greige, Ellis Faas Eyeliner in E501 and Milky Lips in L205.

 

Skyn Iceland's natural skincare range is perfectly suited to prep models skin before makeup application for it's ability to instantly soothe and revive stressed skin. One of the items that is a before the runway staple is their Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. A favorite of stylist Rachel Zoe and "The Doctors' tv show, these eye pads are an efficient way to de-puff and reduce premature eye wrinkling in just ten minutes!

 

The beautyblender is pretty much guaranteed to be seen in the hand of every single makeup artist at every show or photoshoot. This simple egg shaped sponge allows for a photoshop worth foundation finish and it's dome like shape also allows for easy contouring of the nose and under eye area. It creates the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup. 

 

The 'Before The Runway' giveaway will run from Monday, Sept 24th 2012 through October 1st, 2012 at 9am PST. Enter the giveaway by clicking here. Each person who enters the giveaway will be subscribed to the b-glowing newsletter via the email address they  provide at entry. Prize cannot be returned for exchange, credit, gift certificate, etc. Only one entry per person is counted and only open to USA residents.

 

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New Ellis Faas Powder Case!

Posted on 10/22/2012

Shop Ellis Faas makeup here!

Ask and you shall receive. At least that's the case with Ellis Faas cosmetics and the arrival of their new powder case! Sold separately from the actual powder, the Ellis Faas Case comes with a built-in mirror and is designed to contain both the chosen powder and sponge. A light magnet inside the case holds the powder in place as well as can be easily removed and replaced by a new powder. 

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Staff Holiday 2012 Gift Picks - Lisa

Posted on 12/07/2012

She's a lover of travel, great wine, furry companions and just so happens to know a thing or two about beauty. Today I'm pleased to showcase our fearless leader and b-glowing founder Lisa's holiday picks! Lisa started b-glowing with the first and foremost love of the beauty industry and a select few brands and years later has seen the company grow and grow to feature items that have become trusted favorites and luxury staples. She has an uncanny knack for finding the next big thing so needless to say her holiday picks have been tried and tested by her for approval…

Clarisonic Aria - Candy Apple Red "Clarisonic is simply a game changer in skincare! It has transformed my skin and my skincare routine forever. Ever since I started using Clarisonic my skin is smoother, clearer, the tone is more even, less redness and smaller pores. I couldn't ask for more."

Kai Travel Set "Perfect for my holiday travels. I love the scent of Kai and it's always so fresh and pretty- any time of year."

Ellis Faas Eye Lights "Seriously? You can't go to an holiday party this year without wearing a little Ellis Faas Eye Light. That is what this product was designed for! It is an instant dose of shimmer and glamour with easy application. These colors are simply gorgeous and I've never experienced colors and formulations like these before."

Rodin Olio Lusso Perfume "A grown up floral that works for day and night. It's refreshing, elegant and oh-so-chic making it an instant classic!"

Bkr bottle - "My absolute new fav, so much so that I keep one at the office and one at home because water just seems to taste better in it. The glass bottle is covered with a super fashionable silicone sleeve (you choose from an assortment of great shades) and I love that I'm not adding plastic bottles into landfills. The best part is the health benefit - I no longer have to worry about chemicals in plastic bottles leaching into my drinking water."

 

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