28 February 2012

Beauty crush: Ellis Faas products, with review, swatches and pictures of Milky Lips in L206


Guess what I'm holding in this picture? Go on, guess. Oh alright then, I'll tell you: in my grubby little paws and unpainted nails (the shame!) I am clutching two lipsticks and an eyeshadow, from Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas. 


Don't they look amazing? All the products in the range come packaged in these sleek silver bullets, from foundations and concealers to lip and eye products in a variety of textures. A lot of thought has gone into every aspect of this brand, from the packaging to the colours to the texture. All of the products are based on colours found naturally in the human body; the idea is that they'll be universally flattering and suit pretty much everybody. And they're all cream products because they melt into the skin instead of sitting on top of it, and are easier to blend. 

Swatches, bottom left, L-R: Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes eyeshadow in E107, Milky Lips in L205 and L206

Lip products are usually €25 but I scored two for that price as part of a Valentines Day promotion. They sent you a surprise with every  lip product purchased, and I received L206 when I bought L205. (I love these products so much that I'm not even going to whinge that they're numbered, not named. Much.) Today I'm going to focus on the former; I talked about the eye product in this post on beaut.ie and I'll show you L205 in a later post. 

If I'm honest, I wasn't sure about this shade at first as it's more of a brown toned nude than I'm used to, but I actually love it. It's such a nineties colour, and all things nineties are suddenly very now again. It's more flattering on than I thought it would be and I think the colour looks quite expensive, somehow. And the texture is DIVINE. The product isn't scented or flavoured and feels really comfortable to wear; it really does sort of melt into the lips.

I'm delighted I discovered this brand and I'll definitely be back for more; I have my eye on the signature Ellis Red shade next and am just trying to decide which texture I want it in first!

You can buy through the brand's website, from Mise Beauty or from Harvey Nichols in Dundrum. Have you tried any Ellis Faas products?

21 comments:

little t said...

I hadn't even read your review and I was already sold on that packaging- such a sucker, I know. It's good to know that you liked the product too though!

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Wow - I love these - they look slick

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

Sarah Lanagan said...

Love the packaging but also, after seeing the colour on your in person I can vouch that the lippy looks beautiful!

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks guys, they're great products - the packaging is just the icing on the cake!

@Sarah, it was actually the other shade I was wearing when we met, which is more peach toned, but thanks! xo

Megan said...

The packaging is so modern and sleek! I like it!

:) Have a great day.

just tututiny said...

I really love that shade on your lips, very different than the usual nude but looks gorgeous, thanks for sharing this brand with us!

Bonnie said...

That packaging is way too awesome. I love it for that alone.

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MakeupOverMind said...

I am a sucker for a ninties lip...and the packaging is futuristic...happy days! :)

JenJen said...

Where can I buy these?!?!?

fluff and fripperies said...

Hi Jen, you can buy through the Ellis Faas website, or Irish online beauty store Mise Beauty - links to both are at the very end of the post. The products are also carried in Harvey Nichols Dundrum. xo

Emma said...

Ohh, I'm so excited to see you review the Ellis Faas make up! I've been dying to try these for the packaging alone! The colours are gorgeous and they look so pigmented too!

Lovely review1

Emma x

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I have never seen that brand here yet but I'm wondering if it's available via the internet. Looks really great!

xo Mary Jo

Bravoe Runway said...

This is a really cool line of cosmetics! We don't have this brand in the US, it is quite pricey GBP 25 but the design and the colours are awesome!

Laura said...

Ooh the packaging is very cool! Colours look really nice too :)

Laura xo

Emmy said...

Love love love the packaging of these products! And that lippie looks fab on you. I tend to gravitate to colours like this myself. Great score:)

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What Sadie Did said...

Love the packaging - they look super sleek in the metal bullets. I've not heard of the brand but will keep my eye open to see if it's around down here too!

Sadie xx
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QT said...

So nice! :)

Karen said...

Ooh I love the packaging! I remember seeing the Pixiwoos using these in a video a while back, they'd a big canister of products, looked amazing! That creamy eyeshadow looks gorgeous, x

Anonymous said...

oh waht pretty shades x

Victoria said...

I love the packaging and the ethos of the brand. I really need to try these as I have heard so many raves about them. Sounds like you got a great deal on them too.
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