Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Round up of Ellis Faas thoughts so far
The first thing to say is that this is one of the very few lines that we've actually got a good deal on - the UK is definitely the place to buy Ellis Faas.
A Milky Lips is:
€25 in Europe
$35 in US
...and I'm not even going to say how much these cost in Australia. To you Aussies, I weep for you and the prices you get charged for cosmetics generally.
There is a learning curve with the products, and even when you've got the hang of it, it is easy to waste product, particularly if you haven't used an item for a while. Ideally, I think this line would be suited to someone who uses the same products very regularly. I do find particularly with the slanted flocked applicators (creamy lips, blush, milky eyes) that these tend to dispense from one or two of the holes rather than all of them, and can dispense too much at once if I haven't used them for a while. I'm willing to put up with this because I love the colours and the textures, and the eyeshadows and the blush wear incredibly well.
Creamy Lips - liquid lipstick.
Milky Lips - semi-matte, semi-transparent lipstain.
Glazed Lips - gloss.
All of the lip products I have bought have been non-shimmery, but I'd need to check again when the counter launches to absolutely confirm there are no shimmers in the lip ranges.
Creamy Eyes - opaque, matte (but not dry.) Can be blended out, but you need to work relatively quickly. Basic neutral spectrum of colours.
Milky Eyes - sheerer than Creamy Eyes, brighter colours, more of a sheen. Think of these as stained glass, and the Creamy Eyes as smoked glass.
Blush - water based tint which gives a polished sheen to the skin. Ellis Red lipstick is the item that catches the eye, but I suspect Blush S302 will be the item that's a constant sell-out. It's a perfect peachy pink, very flattering.
My previous posts on this line, including swatches and FOTDs, can be found here.
Image is from Ellis Faas website, of Look 3.