Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Ellis Faas: Some Eye Looks


This is the Ellis Holder that was specially designed to hold the Ellis Faas pens. Last week, this cool canister earned Ellis Faas an Astir Award for 2009.

Every year, The Association of Beauty Journalists in The Netherlands holds an Astir Awards ceremony to honour the best beauty products of the year. The winners are chosen by a panel consisting of 47 Dutch beauty journalists. The awards are divided into two categories, the Luxury Segment and the Mass Market Segment but for the first time this year, there was an Astir Award for the best cosmetics launch in a specially created category: the Niche Segment, for exclusive products that are available only at the most selective stores. It was this Astir Award in the Niche Segment that the Ellis Holder (right, image owned by Ellis Faas) won. Congratulations!

Anyway, I mentioned at the end of my review of the Milky Eyes that I might show some eye looks created with the Ellis Faas pens that I have. I have only three of the eyeshadow pens:

• Creamy Eyes E103 (black)
• Creamy Eyes E104 (dark brown)
• Milky Eyes E207 (rust/terracotta orange)

It’s not many to play around with but there are enough combination possibilities. Remember, quick fingerwork for blending is necessary.

Combination No. 1: Creamy Eyes E104 + Milky Eyes E207

This is a slightly smokey look with the rust-coloured E207 all over the lid and the dark brown E104 blended in on the outer corner for depth. I used the half-dried shadow of E104 to line the eyes (the lining of the lower lash line is more noticeable in the photos).


Combination No. 2: Creamy Eyes E103 + Milky Eyes E207

Here, the E207 gives the lid an all-over rust orange colour and the black E103 is used as an eyeliner. I have two looks here with some subtle differences. I couldn’t decide which one to show, so here are both.

(a) The rust-coloured E207 has been layered on on the outer corner. With a clean finger, I quickly ‘pulled’ a little bit of colour over to the inner corner. The end effect is a tinge of colouring on the inner corner and the colour gradually intensifying towards the outer corner.

The eyelining for this look is perhaps different from the norm. The black of E103 here is bold and thick. It begins at the inner 2/3 section of the lid and gradually thickens towards the outer corner. The end is stumpy but it ends precisely where my eyelid fold ends on the outer corner. This gives the eye a different kind of depth. Since I haven’t got deep-set eyes, this ‘weird’ eyelining is hardly noticeable when my eyes are fully open. You will only see it as the eyelid starts to close.


(b) This second variation is similar but I’ve used a lighter hand with the rust colouring. The eyelining is more even, less bold and is wing-ed ever so slightly.


Combination No. 3: Creamy Eyes E103 + Creamy Eyes E104 + Milky Eyes E207

This is an amalgamation of Combinations No. 1 and No. 2.

The brown of E104 on the outer corner, followed by the rust-coloured E207 for the rest of the eyelid. The black of E103 is again used to line the eyes. The end is wing-ed for this one.


I used my fingers to apply the lid colours and for blending. The other products used for these looks were:

• an angled eyeliner brush
• an eyelash curler
• Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost (waterproof) mascara.

That's it for now. If I come up with any other inspirations with these colours, I’ll be sure to share them with you again.

29 comments:

Michèle said...

What a lovely package! And I adore the way you do your eyeliner, looking good!!

Monica said...

I so want to try this line! Can't wait for them to get to Canada:)

Danielle said...

The looks are beautiful! I love the fact that you've used neutral tones. The black highlight just adds the extra emphasis. Gorgeous. Typically my speed, now it's just practice for me with black eyeliner! :) xx

Golden said...

I love the eye makeup sis. They're all pretty but I think eye makeup #1 is my favorite. :)

Lots of love,

sunniipinky said...

Thanks for sharing these looks.

I am already aware that many people draw their eyeliner differently because there are so many different shapes of eyes (I have an inner fold so I have to draw a LOT of eyeliner only for it to almost all disappear when I open my eyes xD).

But this looks gorgeous and definitely flatter your eyes. ^___^ Thanks for sharing the versatility of these pens~

Lavender said...

Thanks dear for showing us the various looks. I like the packaging. Looks classy.

Evil Angel said...

Those are all fabulous! you have such pretty eyes!

Izzy Bizzy said...

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I also like putting eyeliner on my upper lid but lately I felt that it looked heavy. I really didn't know that I can experiment. Thanks for these great ideas. I am now practicing on my lids. LOL

bowsnhearts said...

I love the creamy eyes look! You get so many unique and fun products to try out over there, not fair!!!

twinsouls888 said...

I like combination no. 1 but I like combination 3 more, soooo lovely. I love Earth colors. I love browns especially in eye makeup.

You have very beautiful chinky eyes. I love it! ^_^

Bethany Haitch said...

OMG! Your eyes are super pretty! =)

http://bethanyoox.blogspot.com/

witoxicity said...

@Michèle
Why, thank you! I'm glad you like this. :)

@Monica
I hope it will be soon! :)

@Danielle
Thank you, my dear! I'm pleased that you like these neutrals. The eyelining? Oh, it took me a lot of time and practice too! :D

@Golden
Thank you, sis. I thought Look #1 was the easiest to do. I'm glad you liked this one! :)

@sunniipinky
Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your thoughts here.

I've always thought it so funny that we make so much effort with the eyelining and then, when we open our eyes, the effect is gone! Ha ha! It's both frustrating and hilarious when I look at myself in the mirror afterwards. :D

@Lavender
My pleasure! :)

@Evil Angel
Aww, thank you! You're so sweet! :)

@Izzy Bizzy
You're most welcome! And thank you for dropping by. I'm pleased that this article has been of some help to you. Good luck with the experimenting! :D

@bowsnhearts
Hey, Ellis Faas is already available in Australia! Just drop by your nearest Mecca Cosmetica store. :)

@twinsouls888
Thank you! I had to laugh at your description of my eyes. :D I like Look #3 best too.

@Bethany Haitch
Thanks! It's the camera that did the trick, really. ;)

Mz. More said...

That canister is too cool and I love your eye looks hon. I must try this brand. It has been getting some buzz in the fashion magazines here.

kimber doll said...

Oooh, what pretty shaped eyes you have! Perfect almond shape =)

Naoko said...

I love all the combinations and also the Ellis holder :-) Thank you for sharing your look ideas! xx

witoxicity said...

@Mz. More
Thank you. I hope you'll get something from this brand soon. I would love to see your FOTDs with these products. :)

@kimber doll
Oh, thank you! :) [blush]

@Naoko
You're most welcome! I'm glad you like these looks. :)

Asami said...

You apply liner SO perfectly! I wish I had your eyelining skills.

Dina (XYYan) said...

the Ellis Holder looks so pretty! no wonder it won the award.
love your eye looks, you did a great combination :)

Grace London said...

I love these eye looks, particularly the ones with the creamy eyes used as eyeliner. You have beautiful eyes.

witoxicity said...

@Asami
Thank you! I started off as a novice but I'm come to realise that anyone can do this eyelining. It just takes a lot of practice. Even then, I still don't consider myself an expert yet. :D

@Dina
Thanks, my dear! :)

@Grace London
Thank you! You're very kind. I'm pleased you like these looks. :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I can see why the Ellis Holder won that award...so cool! Wonderful EOTDs, girlie! =D

witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
Thank you, my dear! :)

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

All nice n different. I like the third one best
♥XX♥

witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
The third one is my favourite too. :)

Beauty Vibes said...

Combination No. 2 is my favourite, looks great with you eyes!

Shifa said...

wow great stuff

witoxicity said...

@Beauty Vibes
Thank you! The thicker eyelining certainly gives more depth. :)

@Shifa
Yes indeed. I hope you'll be able to try out Ellis Faas soon. :)

London's-beauty said...

Should give bio oil a try :) and plus i love love your eye shape! are you korean by any chance?

witoxicity said...

@London's-beauty
Aww, you're very sweet! No, I'm not Korean. :)