Ellis Faas Cosmetics. Human Colors, Bulletproof Beauty
BulletProof Beauty/Human Colors:
Photographer and Makeup entrepreneur Ellis Fass calls Ellis Faas makeup “Bulletproof Beauty.” Maybe that’s why the silver cases look like bullets. The makeup colors are called: “Human Colors.”
They seem to magically work on everyone of every age and complexion. That certainly has been true for me ass even more challenging colors seem to magically just “work” with whatever skin tone they’re applied to!
As a former image consultant, I always advised my clients to wear colors that they find in nature that fit their skin tone (e.g. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall)). If you wear nature’s colors, they will naturally fl
Ellis Faas believes that this philosophy goes with the colors that exist naturally in our bodies, a well. These colors may change in intensity and tone but they are also “universal,” shared by each and every one of us
. If these colors exist within us, it makes sense that they will flatter each of us, if a bit differently.
Ellis Fass Lip Colors:
In 2014 the Advice Sisters loved this avant-garde makeup line (read advicesisters review). Back then, it was the lipsticks that caught our eye.
Fast forward a few years to today. Now there are four different lip product formulas: Creamy, Milky, Glazed, and Hot.
Hot Lips are intensely pigmented.
Creamy Lips offer full coverage. (* in 2014 I tried the Creamy Lips formula #L101 Ellis Red. It looked like blood in the tube but surprisingly, it looked reasonably natural and nice on my lips thanks to Ellis Faas “Human” colors).
Milky Lips are slightly more transparent but still have a fair amount of color payoff.
Glazed Lips are essentially lip gloss.
Testing Ellis Faas Milky Lips:
This year, I’m testing out the slightly lighter Milky Lips. I was sent two Milky Lips lipsticks: “L204” and “L203” They’re $33 each.
I am not sure why these are called “Milky Lips” as there is nothing “milky” or watered down with these lipsticks. Use them at full intensity or blot them as a lip stain.
Ellis Fass says that this formula is especially popular with women who really don’t like the feel of lipstick on their lips. Another thing to like is that Milky Lips have brush tips, not sponge tips. A brush tip makes it much easier to control the application.
The actives include Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Candelilla Wax, Prune Seed Extract. There is no scent and no taste, no parabens and no testing on animals.
The moist and slightly glossy formula is a beautiful way to color lips with intense tones that still look daytime-appropriate.
“L203) is a deep plum. Personally, I might not have chosen this plum color, but it really looked quite nice, not to bright, not boring either.
I also tried L”204) . This lipstick/lip stain in burnt orange that might be a bit daunting–at first–but once I tried it I loved the warmth and the lift the color gave my complexion.
For those love natural lipsticks, good to know that there are 5 different tones: light peachy, beige, brownish flesh natural colors, plus two stunning reds (Ellis Red/blood red and dark blood red)
Ellis Faas Eyes:
The Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes Shadows ($34) had a brush tip back in 2015 but now they have a slender flocked sponge tip which makes it much easier to apply the shadow.
There are some really nice skin-loving ingredients in this eye shadow: Para Cress flower extract stimulates natural skin-lifting capabilities. The coffee extract helps boost collagen and elastin production while also increasing natural skin defenses.
I tried “E 105” which looked like milk chocolate on the applicator but colored my lids with a soft deep taupe on lids.
You can use it like a thick pencil to line eyes or in the crease. Or, swipe it all over your lids and brush out the edges with a fingertip. Ellis Faas suggests layering colors together for more drama.
The silky shadow covers completely in one coat. Once dry it stays true to color for hours, thanks to synthetic filming polymers in volatile oils. If you apply creamy eyeshadow formula and it creases, it’s disappointing, and this shadow won’t let you down.
If I counted correctly there are 21 Ellis Faas makeup creamy eyes shadows to choose from ranging from light to dark.
Check out a “how-to Videos” on the Ellis Faas website and see how to apply various products and make some suggested looks.
ellis faas cosmetics eyeliner and shadow photo by alison blackman for advicesisters.com
In 2014 we reviewed the Ellis Faas Mascara, but this time I checked out one of the Ellis Faas Eye Liners ($33/each).
This is also housed in the silver bullet packaging, but the fine line tip dispenses a perfect line of inky black or milk chocolate brown.
What’s great about this liner is that is morphs from a liquid to a very matte powder so the liner lasts much longer. It will last so long in fact, you’ll need a cleanser (I like Micellar Water) to get if off your lids1
The Bottom Line:
There are so many exciting products to explore on the Ellis Faas Website. These are pro-style and yet, reasonably priced. And for those who care, they’re also (mostly) vegan and all cruelty-free.