Today I bring you my entire Ellis Faas Glazed Lips collection. The formula of these is pretty excellent. They're extremely moisturizing, and decently long lasting when taken in context (they are lip glosses after all). But what I really love best about these glosses is the color range. The colors are so unique, and look soooooo right with my skin. Ellis Faas's philosophy is "human color." She bases all of her products on pigments and colors found in the human body. Want to rock the orange lip that's been featured on the runways, but don't know how you could possibly pull it off in real life? Ellis Faas Glazed lip in L304 is your answer (which is the third swatch from the left). I own Mac morange, and that shit is damn hard to wear, it really does look like clown mouth, but not Ellis's take on orange. Her take on the orange lip is so easy. Think Prada Spring 2010.
Another very wearable color is L301. This is the "glaze" version of the notorious "Ellis Red." This color makes your lips look like you were just tearing a carcass apart with your teeth, while lying in the tall grass of the savanna, but in a good way.
L303 is a dark pink color that looks excellent by itself or layered over another lip color. That's pretty much all I have to say about it. It's awesome.
Full sunlight. From L to R: L301, L303, L304, L305, L306, L307, L308
An unusual, yet complementary color, is L304. This is very brown in base, and is probably the product they're referring to when they say "tawny peach of a freckle." I like to wear this color with warm fall colors, like reds and ochre.
Two brights that's just right are L305 and L306. They're both coral shades that really look much different in real life. I don't know why they insisted on looking so similar in the swatch photo.
L308 is a surprisingly opaque neutral lip shade. When I wear this it's not quite concealer lip extravaganza, but not that far off. This is a good color to combine with other shades to make them more pink. If you have difficulty with overly pigmented lips, and would like a gloss with fuller coverage, I would highly recommend this shade.
Shade, same order.
The Ellis Faas website has some of the best swatches I've ever seen. The color is very true life, at least on my screen. Although, be aware that the lip swatches are extremely heavy on the website. None of the lip products really look quite that even or vibrant in real life, because there's just no way a normal person could walk around with that much product on their lips.
One last note for those of you ordering sight unseen, beware of the color L309! It's just clear, the color in the photograph is the model's natural coloring! Although it appears that the swatch is plainly labeled these days. Good for them.
Example of the tip, L301
To learn more about Ellis Faas and her philosophy, visit ellisfaas.com.