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!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 21st, 2011 in Ellis Faas, Eye shadow, Lipstick | 18434commentsEllis+Faas+Autumn+Set+2011%3A+review+and+swatches2011-10-21+05%3A53%3A46myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1843
I was delighted to discover an Ellis Faas Summer Set in my mail a few weeks ago. The winter here has been long and bitterly cold so I was so glad to see a little glint of summer, even if it came in the form of makeup (who am I kidding- especially when it comes in the form of makeup!)
The Summer 2011 Gift set is a selection of products that aims to ‘create a bronzed summer look’
– Light E303
– Blush S303
– Glazed Lips L309
availability: MECCA Cosmetica (Australia), Bergdorf Goodman (US) www.ellisfaas.com (international)
note: last time I checked, shipping to Australia from the Ellis Faas website was $7.50.
E303 is a gorgeous bronze-gold with a highly metallic finish.
Although I have lots of bronze-gold eye products already, E303 is worlds apart from the products in my collection due to the intensity of the colour as well as it’s incredible wear time and resistance to both fading and creasing with no need for primer!
In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen anything perform on the eye quite like it.
The packaging is my only issue with this product. I find it a little awkward to use, especially if you are trying to blend the product on your eye with the applicator- the more you blend, the more product oozes out and you just end up with way too much. I think the best way to get around this problem is to apply the product with the brush applicator and then use a separate brush to blend.
note: the photo of E303 on my lids really does not do this product justice. The eyeshadow is 100x more intense in real life.
Tags: Red Lipstick
I had a lot of fun doing this look for Sara May‘s May FOTD Challenge series. Check out her blog for her Challenge FOTDs (which are both inspiring and very humbling for me).
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on May 5th, 2011 in Ellis Faas, FOTD, Inglot, NARS | 1773commentsMay+FOTD+Challenge%3A+Geisha2011-05-05+07%3A55%3A00myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D177
When I first saw the gorgeous Inglot Matte 382 (a vibrant reddish pink) I bought it because it reminded me of Geisha makeup (which I absolutely LOVE). I knew it would come in handy! Like all Inglot shadows that I own, it is very pigmented but applies like silk and blends like a dream- so it can easily be used as a blusher.
And of course, I must mention that the Ellis Faas creamy lips in Ellis Red (L101) is a red lipstick lover’s wet dream. TMI?
-NARS Smudgeproof eye shadow base
– Inglot e/s 382 (matte reddish pink) on lids and temples ( see review/swatches here )
– Bobbi Brown gel eye liner black
– Smashbox single eye shadow ‘champagne’ on inner third of top lid, and inner corners.
– MAC Carbon for brows
– MAC Mylar e/s (I scraped some off and used a powder brush to apply to my face, mostly in the centre)
– NARS Sheer Glow ‘Fiji’
– Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 to draw dots above eyebrows.
– NARS Sheer Glow ‘Fiji’ to erase lips
– Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 (Ellis Red) drawn in exaggerated pucker
– MAC pigmented ‘Jardin Aires’ highlight cupid’s bow.
On Tuesday I did the ‘Rock Chic’ challenge, and coming up we have ‘Crazy Cat Lady’, ‘Cleopatra’, ‘Pin Up’, ‘Bold Lips’ and lots more so stay tuned!
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