15 August 2012

Ellis Faas Cosmetics: Overview, FOTD, and Skin Veil Foundation Review



I've written about Dutch beauty brand Ellis Faas on the blog before (see here and here) and each time, people seem fascinated. And hey, no wonder. These are gorgeous, unique and innovative products that we don't hear too much about, so I'm happy to help spread the word.

Created by Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas, hailed by Vogue Paris as "one of the most influential make-up artists of her generation", it's strikingly obvious that a lot of love, thought, creativity and hard work has been poured into the range. Aside from the powder, each product is liquid and comes in a shade found naturally in the human body - " from the tawny peach of a freckle to the most vivid red of a vein".



And as you can see, the packaging is striking - all products are housed in these sleek silver bullets that can be clipped together, or stored in a cannister style holder.

Last week I wore almost nothing but Ellis Faas products - the details are all here - and there isn't a single one that I wouldn't recommend. I particularly like the foundation, Skin Veil - it looks really pretty on the skin, dewy and natural, but with decent coverage. It spreads and blends really easily and it lasts for the whole day, keeping a bit of a glow but without looking shiny (always a fear with a t-zone as oily as mine is). It comes in pen form or a pump bottle, and I was sent the latter.

My one reservation is the price: the pump bottle is €65, which is incredibly expensive, but look - all that innovation does not come cheap. The eye and lip products are a touch more affordable and my eye is on the Lights eyeshadow range, €32 each - they're the most gorgeous looking metallic shadow pens. I really think the Ellis Faas brand is a classic in the making - I'd urge you to check 'em out now!

Buy Ellis Faas through their website -which ships internationally - or, in Ireland, at Harvey Nichols Dundrum.

20 comments:

Felicity said...

Hi Emma, I'm pretty sure Ellis Faas is also available from Mise Beauty here in Dundalk. They also have a website. The eyeshadow looks gorgeous on you!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Girl, you always come up with those great brands I never heard from! Well done! Love the natural look on you a lot!

Art Donatella said...

You look sooo pretty :) x

fluff and fripperies said...

Ah thanks Andreea - it's all the products, believe me! xo

Not Just On The Inside said...

€65.. there Armani prices

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks like great products, not sure on the price either..goodness. Hope your having a great day flower xx

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

ooh - pretty make-up Emma - obviously the gorgeous subject helps too !

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

Sarah Lanagan said...

I'm so intrigued by these and really like the look of the foundation too. Will have to check them out next time I'm in Dundrum - after all with a price tag like that you wouldn't want to just be ordering off the internet and hoping for the best!!

fluff and fripperies said...

Actually that's what I did the first time Sarah when I bought the lip and eye colour I'm wearing here - I wasn't disappointed!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that foundation looks awesome on you! very smooth. not cakey! when i read about the items coming in silver bullets i had a good chuckle. very nice post!
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E V E L Y N said...

Not heard of this brand before, but the foundation sounds (and looks) really impressive! x

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MissGreenEyes said...

The price would put me off but the products look really nice and your skin looks amazing Emma, the foundation really suits you to a T x

ElsaD said...

Great review, darling! As always...It's a bit out of my price range for a foundation, but I'll keep this brand in mind. XOXO

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Emma Farrell Makeup said...

Really love the look of these, think they would be great for my handbag as they wouldn't take up that much space!

Bravoe Runway said...

Emma, I think you should get a job working for Glossybox. You know of so many brands and introduce it to so many of us! This looks like another great line!

Leslie said...

..never heard of this! great color and fun packaging. thanks for keeping us posted on all these great lines :)

Coco said...

I find the concept fascinating, though the price is really high!I'm getting in touch soon for the swap :-x

Anya adores ☆ said...

I love this stuff :) It is amazing and the colours great - have a sunny day,
Ax

Roxy said...

This stuff sounds amazing! looks great on you too.