Every now and then a product line comes along that is truly, truly spectacular.
Ellis Faas is one of the most amazing product lines I have ever worked with.
I am in love. I am obsessed…
Ellis is a dutch born makeup artist, who’s work you have seen over and over.
Vogue Paris cited Ellis Faas as ““one of the most influential make-up artists of her time”. And indeed, she has worked with the world’s most pre-eminent fashion designers, photographers, stylists, hairdressers and models. Ellis’ work has been published on the covers of the world’s best-known fashion magazines. Additionally, Ellis has worked for make-up brands, such as Clinique, Lancôme and MAC Cosmetics – and she was asked by L’Oréal to create a make-up line for their skin care brand, Biotherm. After the contract with L’Oréal ended in 2007, the way was paved for her to create her own brand: ELLIS FAAS.
For the past month I have been on a steady stream of shoots, including three magazine covers, and throughout I have been using Ellis Faas products, both on the shoots, and wearing them myself.
Putting them through their paces.
As a makeup artist, my prime concern is the quality of the complexion. I want to see gorgeous, fresh, radiant skin. I want the skin to look healthy and alive, not smothered in makeup. I want it to glow.
That’s where Ellis Faas first got me. Their Skin Veil foundation does exactly that. It is super sheer, so you don’t look or feel like you’re wearing a foundation mask, but also super concentrated and highly pigmented, so you have a flawless coverage.
Its great for street wear and for professional use. And it photographs amazingly.
You can buy Skin Veil Foundation in a bottle, or in these cool bullet style pens.
Each foundation shade has its own matching concealer – there’s no guess work involved. It comes in a bullet pen too.
I carry an Ellis Faas concealer pen in my handbag for touch ups after a long day, before I head out to an evening event/dinner/drinks. It gives the under eye area an instant lift and doesn’t cake into existing makeup. Fab.
Ellis offers a couple of different eye shadow formulations, that also come in the pens. They are liquid to powder formulations that are super easy to apply, layer into and work with, and that quite literally last all day.
There is a variety of fabulous colors to choose from, all designed to be universally flattering to skin tone, so you won’t get home and find the fabulous color you just bought looks less than fabulous on you.
Ellis Faas lips come in three formulations, creamy, milky and glazed.
There are 27 colors to choose from, all of which are paraben free and full of Vitamin E. They keep the lips beautifully hydrated, don’t bubble up or get tacky, and the color lasts and lasts. You can build it as intensely as you want, or wear it as a soft, sheer lip. Lots of options.
The lips come in the bullet pens too, making them very easy to use, as well as convenient to carry around in your handbag.
To streamline your entire makeup process, and to do away with that messy makeup drawer and all its broken and dusty contents, Ellis developed this clever holder.
All your products sit neatly inside, you can see at a glance which product you’re reaching for. And its all incredibly neat and tidy, and very effective. (as well as looking cool)
To learn more about Ellis Faas products, check out her amazing website EllisFaas.com
There are even how to videos taught by Ellis herself, that show you just how quick and simple these products are to use.
Guarantee you love them like I do!