Thursday, July 15, 2010
Check out an introduction to Ellis Faas here.
What it is: Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L201 and L207 (the “L” notes that it’s a lip product, and the “2” that it’s part of the Milky range.)
The applicator: I’ve never been a huge fan of the click-pen. And, as with any pen, this just doesn’t do it for me! While it makes the actual application a total dream (the bristles used for these tips are just so soft,) I never seem to be able to click up the right amount of product.
The wear: The Milky Lips formula lasts for a good two or three hours without needing re-application, is never sticky nor drying, and the darker shades (obviously, I have L201 in mind,) leave behind a nice stain. Though the site describes the formula as being sheer, I’d say that (while being more sheer than the Creamy Lips formula,) these certainly don’t fit my idea of being truly sheer — in fact, they tout medium coverage, and a very natural finish.
L201 (also known as Ellis Red) :
I had such hopes for this! However, for some strange reason, this lovely red seeps right into my dry lines and is there to stay. It just kills me, because the colour is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a true blood-red, just as the site says, and though much warmer than what I’d regularly reach for, it’s quite versatile. I’ve read many positive reviews (and no negative ones, so far,) for this product, so I’m not knocking it… yet. I’ll give it a few more tries and update you if I can get it to work!
Re-review of Ellis Red here! Hint: I found a way to make it really, really work.
L207: A shade or two darker than my natural lip colour, 207 would make a great MLBB shade if I wasn’t quite so cool-toned. It certainly isn’t so orange that I couldn’t wear it (and I do reach for it, a lot!) but I wish it was more pink-peach and less orange-peach. The finish is absolutely divine, and the colour stays just where it’s put.
Buy it if…
- You’re a lip product junkie, a packaging junkie, or even if you’re just a hardcore makeup junkie ;)
- You can justify the $35 price tag. Perhaps as a planned “reward buy,” after a round of tests or a work project is completed?
- You normally buy expensive lipsticks. The gorgeous Ellis packaging would definitely be even more of a “statement piece” in your makeup bag than a Rouge Coco!
Skip it if…
- You’re on a low-buy, or even just on a budget. You could buy three or for drustore lipsticks for this price!