ELLIS FAAS CREAMY LIPS L108 & MILKY LIPS L206 REVIEW & EXAMPLES
ELLIS FAAS CREAMY LIPS L108
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★☆(9/10)
PRICE DETAILS: .09oz for $35 (Twist automatic pen dispenser with showerhead tip) (♦♦♦♦♦)
SHADE REVIEWED: L108** (Light rosy beige)
QUICK ROAR: Pretty color, moisturizing formula and easy-to-use applicator makes Creamy Lips one of my favorite Summer colors. Fresh and light.
the REVIEW (07/06/2011): Creamy Lips by Ellis Faas is not a long lasting lipstick – but the effects of color L108, that can best be described as a natural baby lips rosy beige, are so subtle that a heavy opaque coat wouldn’t do it justice. Its paraben-free formula is enriched with Vitamin E and features a “showerhead” applicator that makes it easy to apply to the natural contours of the lip.
Since I prefer a weightless and transparent look to my lips, I really like Creamy Lips – and the color, which may not have been my first choice, gives my lips a sweet, truly natural look that I’ve come to adore. While it may not last very long – about 2-3 hours depending on your “lip activity”, since it has a transparent finish it doesn’t look like your lipstick is coming off.
At $35 a pop, Ellis Faas Creamy Lips is one of my more pricey lip colors (the most expensive being Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick $52, and I prefer Creamy Lips) – but I think its worth it since I’m likely to use it up vs. it sitting forgotten in my makeup drawer. Both Ellis Faas Lip products I own (this and Milky Lips L206) are my current favorite lip products which is saying a lot. I would love to try this in Ellis Red (L101) which is a blood-red – and likely to change my penchant for nude lips.
EDIT (08/26/2011): I’m not a fan of the showerhead applicator. Its too difficult to distribute an even amount of product – but the color is so pretty that I just put some on my fingertip to apply.
ELLIS FAAS MILKY LIPS L206
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★(10/10)
PRICE DETAILS: .09oz. for $35
SHADE REVIEWED: L206 (Medium nude brown with a touch of pink – a Your-Lips-But-Better shade)
QUICK ROAR!: This is MY lip perfection! Easy to use brush tip, incredibly natural looking color and slightly plumping formula makes this one of my favorite lip products of all time.
the REVIEW: Milky lips L206 is my current favorite lip color. For my particular taste, it is the perfect texture and color. It is literally my lip color amplified, doesn’t make my lips look dry or “made up” but ads enough color and definition to prevent me from looking washed out. Its perfect to pair with a natural look or a smokey eye.
This formula also has added oils which are very moisturizing, which is always a plus, and give the lips a smoother more plump appearance. Milky Lips has a very fluid texture – almost like a glossy sheer lipstick and does not last on the lips for very long. Personally, this doesn’t bother me since I dislike the feel of traditional lipsticks and lip glosses and lean heavily (and fondly) in the direction of tinted balms – so these are a nice option for me.
While $35 is a little steep for a lip stick of any kind, Ellis Faas Milky Lips (and Creamy Lips) have an outstanding lightweight texture and natural appearance that make the price tag forgivable. While similar colors (like L’Oreal Aishwarya’s Beige, Linda’s Beige or Beige – all the same color) may be able to re-create the overall look, Ellis Faas Milky Lips L206 is still my all time favorite lip color and may be the first lip product I use up and replenish.