Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.I’ve been quite averse to powder products for the longest time (just recently warmed up to the idea). That’s no secret. I seem to enjoy sporting the ‘dewy’ (treading oily territory) look even if my combination skin is begging for some dusting of powder already. An overly matte face just isn’t my cup of tea. This Ellis Faas Powder Compact* is anything but.
The LowdownI’ll get right to it – the powder is very lightweight with light coverage – almost as if it’s a blot powder in terms of weight with coverage that’s of a light foundation. It’s super smooth and creamy to touch. See how it melds into my skin on the swatch above? That’s nothing yet. It doesn’t look special when you get it, especially since it comes in a tin pan refill which you buy separately from the Ellis compact. But oh God does it transform on the face. The Ellis compact, since we’re on the topic comes in a sleek, silver circular case and a screw-on top. It has a substantial heft to it, but not so much at all that it feels like you’re carrying a boulder in your bag. The tin pan comes with a double sided tape underneath that it’s easy to stick onto the case. A powder puff that perfectly sits on top of the powder is also included. Back to the powder itself – I’m amazed that it manages to cover up a bit without looking the least bit powdery. My sister was mind-fucked for a good minute and tried to assess if I had liquid foundation or powder on because I told her I wasn’t wearing anything except concealer on my undereyes to which she replied, “no way“. So she inspected. A minute after, she goes “K fine. So what skincare are you using? Gimme some of that.” Told ya, it’s virtually undetectable. The powder doesn’t hide pores, though. As I said, the coverage is light – so if you need full coverage, you’d have to wear medium-full foundation underneath this. This is perfect as a setting powder for those who wear a minimal base (just sunblock or tinted moisturizer or light BB cream). Not to mention, this is a great touch-up powder as well – the small compact makes it extra convenient to lug around. A definite change in my daily makeup routine, this powder made. Mainly reserving powders for highlighters, blushes and eyeshadows – I can say I’m a changed woman having used this compact more often this month alone than I have in the entire year. And that’s not an exaggeration.
Final ThoughtsSee what I mean? I definitely need a little powder in my life. The photo without is how I usually look 90% of the time – using sweat/natural oils as highlighter. I don’t know why I feel that looks good. Natural, yes – but begging for a blot of paper towel as well. After a layer of patting on the Ellis Faas powder, I get that natural-looking mattifying effect. You can zoom in if you want, I assure you no caking happened. No photoshop, either – even though the after looks airbrushed, no? But nope, that is all Ellis Faas powder. I also have to note that I’ve used this almost daily this month but I haven’t broken out from this at all. And because I was intrigued by this addition in the ingredient – I gotta share it. It contains brown seaweed extract to provide fatty acids to the skin – giving it suppleness and firmness. More plus points about Ellis Faas – their brand conscience. They do not test on animals, only on supermodels (Ellis Faas products are runway favorites!). They also have a playful and creative recycling program called War Child Organization – where they recycle their famous pen/bullet packaging and collaborate with artists/designers to give back life to these bullets by their artworks which they will then exhibit and auction off. Excited to try out more products from the brand. You can find Ellis Faas products at their website, Selfridges, Beauty Bay. Have you tried any Ellis Faas products?
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