Following the gorgeousness that is the Ellis Faas Summer Set 2011(I reviewed this here), I was very excited to hear about the recently released Autumn 2011 Set which contains:
- the petrol Milky Eyes E204
- the black Mascara E401
- the deep-cherry Creamy Lips L102
Price: $80 USD (shipping to Australia is $7.50 USD the last time I checked)
Availability: www.ellisfaas.com (this particular set hasn’t been released in Australia yet, but will probably make it’s way to Mecca Cosmetica sooner or later)
Creamy Lips L102 is a burgundy/cherry colour, which you can deepen with a second layer to create an ultra dramatic vampy lip. Those that know me won’t be surprised at all to hear that I LOVE. THIS. COLOUR.
The Creamy Lips are somewhere between a lip stain, and a liquid lipstick. It glides on and feels completely weightless on the lips.
L102 has terrific staying power, and will last about 4hrs before any significant fading (average for a lipstick on me is about 2.5hrs).
However, it is NOT a low maintenance lip. You really need to prep your lips before using this product- L102 stains flaky dead skin on the lips and can also accentuate lip lines if your lips are particularly dehydrated. If you have dry lips like I do, make sure you exfoliate your lips and let some lip balm sink in before you use this.
Creamy Lips L102 is totally worth the extra prep work though- it’s so beautiful.
Keep reading after the jump!
Deep satin finish forest green. It can be blended to a sheer layer on the lids, or worn opaque. A really lovely autumnal colour to wear.
It’s a liquid eyeshadow, somewhere between cream and gel. It’s very easy to blend on the lid and you’ve got about 30secs until it sets. When it dries, it forms a lightweight layer of colour on the eyelid.
All the Ellis eyeshadows I’ve tried have unbelievable staying power and this one is no exception. After it sets on the eyes, it is completely budgeproof and will not crease or fade all day.
note: you need to clean the brush applicator after each use, otherwise the next time you use it there’ll be crusty dried product on the applicator which can block the fresh product from coming through.
The Ellis Faas E401 mascara gives me softly defined lashes for a natural look. It doesn’t add as much thickness or length on my lashes as I was hoping for in a high end product; however, it seems to work really well on other reviewers (see this review on Witoxicity).
The E401 mascara is packaged in the silver Ellis Faas bullet pen, and has a really long wand (which takes a little bit of getting used to). As always, the packaging on this is a work of art.
Overall these are great products for Autumn. If I finished these products I would not hesitate to repurchase the Ellis Faas Milky Eyes E204 and Creamy Lips L102 as they are such unique and beautifully formulated products. I would probably purchase them on their own rather than in this set of 3 because although the mascara E401 is an object of beauty- it doesn’t do that much for my lashes.
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 21st, 2011 in Ellis Faas, Eye shadow, Lipstick | 18430 comments. Ellis+Faas+Autumn+Set+2011%3A+review+and+swatches2011-10-21+05%3A53%3A46myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1843
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