A Natural-Looking Red If There Ever Was One: Ellis Faas Ellis Red Milky Lips

Ellis Faas L201 Milky Lips (Ellis Red)

One thing I forgot to mention in my first Ellis Faas post last week is that all the shades in the line-up are “human colors,” namely they are based on colors that the human bodies naturally produce. What would be the inspiration of the brand’s signature “Ellis Red?” You guessed it, blood! The theory behind human colors is that since they are universal, they should be flattering across all skin tones. While I cannot confirm that, *Ellis Faas L201 Milky Lips is indeed one unusually natural-looking red liquid lipstick! [Read more…]

The Dior Golden Shock Lips & Tips

Dior Golden Shock & Shock Diorific Vernis

I am feeling a sense of urgency to wrap up the holiday posts, as in a little more than a week Christmas will be officially upon us ! As the last installment of Dior Golden Shock, we’re taking a look at *Dior Gold Rain Dior Addict Gloss, Dior *Shock and *Golden Shock Diorific Vernis! [Read more…]

#PerfumeMonday: Kenzo Jeu d’Amour

Kenzo Jeu d'Amour EDP review

I was talking with some beauty buffs the other day when we came to the joint conclusion that Kenzo is one of the very few brands that can do fashion, skincare, and fragrance all while maintaining a consistent image. One way or another, you see some kind of well thought-out “Oriental” touch in their skincare and fragrances. While I definitely wouldn’t call their latest fragrance launch, *Jeu d’Amour Eau de Parfum, an Oriental creation, one particular note does still convey that vibe in an otherwise woody floral.

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The Beauty Spotlight Team Round-Up for 14th December, 2014


This week’s Instagram highlights:

1. Things that make me feel badass, maybe a lot more badass than I actually am!

2. Part of my Black Friday haul. You’ve got to be a skincare nerd or a brow freak to find it exciting!

3. Does Givenchy spring 2015 look mind-blowing or what?

4. A delicious hot chocolate with marshmallow at the Christmas market. Hmm marshmallow…

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is obsessed with the holiday beauty gifts at Nordstrom, and put together a Holiday Gift Guide Extravaganza to drool over!

Prime Beauty has the low down on the latest and greatest beauty subscription box–L’occiBox from L’Occitane! Take a look at what you can get for just $15, but hurry these boxes are available just once a season!

Phyrra has tried a ton of subscription boxes over the years. She shares her picks for the Best Subscription Boxes, as well as which ones to skip!

What would you think a makeup organizer brought to you by QUIRKY would be like? Check out Beauty Info Zone to see it and why Marcia is in love with it.

15 Minute Beauty is upping her makeup game with new brushes! Here are some of her favorite makeup blending brushes! Did your favorite brush make the list?

An epic pile of loot has landed at Rogue HQ recently – mostly in the form of incredibly adorable lip-product minis! The Painted Rogue needs your help wrangling the Ballet Monster away from it all…and wants to know what you’d like to see reviewed first, as she has a huge number for new brands to try out!

Find out why Pammy Blogs Beauty is falling head-over-heels for the super whimsy and pretty Winter/Holiday polish collection from KB Shimmer!

Perilously Pale shares with us some great face and hand products to help combat winter dryness.

Still looking for the perfect gift? polish insomniac has the perfect stocking stuffers and gifts under $25.

Crossed Off My To-Try List: Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes & Milky Lips review

Ellis Faas products might not be the easiest to come by, but there is definitely a cult of fans out there. The namesake brand founded by a Dutch makeup artist is known for its exquisite textures as well as the unique bullet packaging. I’ve had the opportunity to put some products to the test. Let’s start with *E118 Creamy Eyes today!

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