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I have to say that until I started reading blogs I’d never heard of Ellis Faas cosmetics. And indeed, I still don’t hear about them very often. Being down here in Devon, the more exclusive brands are never heard of at all! So I gathered that it was a high end brand, that produced lipsticks, eyeshadows, foundations, concealers (and I now know blushers and concealers) nearly all of which come in a pen format which looked very swanky but had mixed reviews. The signature product is Ellis Red. A red lipstick, the colour of blood, from the Human Colours collection which is supposed to flatter all women, as it is neither too orange, nor too blue. When I surfed the net for images of Ellis Red, it was so blood like it actually made me feel faint (being a blood phobic). Anyway, more on that later.

Ellis FaasLips

Lets first talk about the packaging. It really does look spectacular. Like an elongated bullet, or a pen, irs shiny silver metal that feels heavy and expensive in your hands and handily, inlaid in the end of each lipstick is a swatch of the colour contained within so you can easily see which one you’ve picked up. Handy!

The lipsticks are available in 27 colours and three finishes, with Ellis Red being available in all three finishes. I was sent one of each finish in three different colours so lets have a closer look.
L-R: Creamy Lips L106, Milky Lips L201 and Glazed Lips L308

Ellis Faas Lips

Now then, I won’t lie, I tried all of these a couple of days ago and I couldn’t make any of them work on me, they were streaky, or they bled or just looked awful. However I sat down to have another go today and used a lipliner and a lot more care and I’m really pleased with the results. So lets have a look at them all individually starting with Creamy Lips L106.

The Creamy Lips formula is a classic lipstick finish which you can build up  in degrees from a stain effect to full coverage. L106 is a gorgeous orangey brown colour, the finish is beautiful too and although I haven’t actually worn this kind of shade for years (1990 Boots No17 Toffee Apple) I can see me getting a lot of wear out of this one.

Ellis Faas L106
Ellis Faas L106

Next is Milky Lips L201, aka Ellis Red. I really struggled to apply this without streaks previously but actually, this is a brush not a sponge and I just had far too much product. The Milky Lips formula is less opaque than the creamy and I have just read in the catalogue some suggestions for wear which I plan to try next time, namely a feather light layer all over your lips or applied to the centre of your lips and blended out with fingertips. I just went for blanket coverage in these pics. Turns out that although this is incredibly like blood, I’m not squeamish about it at all. It’s lovely, but very full on here. Oh and excuse the blurry pic, sadly it was the best of a bad bunch.

Ellis Faas L201
Ellis Faas L201

Lastly is Glazed Lips L308. Ultra glossy and I found it not sticky and pretty long wearing, these can also be blotted for a stain effect. L308 is a great nude for me, not too pink or too pale. I don’t think the lip swatch does it a huge amount of justice because it really is gorgeous on.

Ellis Faas L308
Ellis Faas L308

So there we have it, my first foray into Ellis Faas cosmetics and it’s overwhelmingly positive. These all retail at £21 so they have to be good and they really are, beautiful finishes, stunning packaging and unfortunately for my purse I now want the holder, skin veil, powder and a whole host of the eye products.

Ellis Faas L106

Gorgeous, covetable stuff!

*Disclosure – PR Sample *

0 responses to “A Look at the World of Ellis Faas Lips”

  1. They look gorgeous on!
    I am squeamish about blood too… remind me to tell you a story about it x

  2. emmalou says:

    They look great on you Charlie!…. The First one creamy lips is gorgeous!!!… I want it now!!…:)

  3. Emma says:

    These all look great on you! But I love the first on you especially xx

  4. Ms. Wedgie says:

    I’m the opposite of you…the idea of a blood coloured lippie makes me want to jump up and down with glee. I’ve been lusting after it for ages now! 🙂 Oh and the holder…is beautiful. I’m such a greedy little monkey…I want it all! lol

    The first one really suits you. Definitely a winner there!

  5. DesignerSpray says:

    They really suit you, Charlie! Especially L201. I love the look of all 3 shades! xx

  6. Charlie says:

    Thank you all for the comments. I’m glad you all like them! They are totally lovely.

    Ms Wedgie, I went on the site this morning and filled an imaginary shopping basket. It came to over £340! oops!

  7. Get Gawjus! says:

    wow all the lip colors are stunning!

  8. ModestyBrown says:

    I’ve just had a Homer moment! These are all gorgeous. They all look beautiful on you. I have a creamy eyes EF eyeshadow and I do find application tricky, I do think that it takes a while to get used to the applicators. However, the colours in the collection are stunning, so feminine and wearable. You have reminded me that I wanted to try a blusher shade and one of the lip colours.

    And you were right, I do love that nude!
    Jane x

  9. Charlie says:

    I know aren’t they gorgeous! I do want to try the eyes at some point. xx

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