I’m pretty sure that, by now, most of you are familiar with the ELLIS FAAS brand and their sleek pens. I’ve featured the pens here several times, so even if you’ve never used them before, you would already have an idea of what to expect.
Here’s a quick recap of its lip products. ELLIS FAAS offers lip colours in three finishes: Creamy, Milky and Glazed, with Creamy Lips being the most opaque (like liquid lipstick). Glazed Lips is like lipgloss while Milky Lips is somewhere in between. For each of the three finishes, there are nine shades available.
Today, I’m featuring Milky Lips L203. This will be a quick-ish review as there are many similiarities with the pens that I have already featured here. While the other three pens that I have previously reviewed were my own purchases, this pen was very kindly sent to me by the folks at ELLIS FAAS.
Name: ELLIS FAAS – ELLIS LIPS Milky Lips No. L203
Volume and Price: 2.8ml / 0.095 US fl oz for €25.00
According to ELLIS FAAS (excerpts)
ELLIS LIPS products are lightweight, long-lasting and easy to apply. Paraben-free and loaded with Vitamin E, they also blend into the lips without leaving a sticky residue, leaving the lips soft and conditioned.
For a more fluid and translucent appearance, try Milky Lips. For a subtle look with just a trace of colour, either apply a feather-light layer all over the lips or apply Milky Lips to the middle of the lips and fade it with the fingertips.....Additionally, emollient oils within the product will also make your lips appear fuller and enhance their 3D effect.
The list of ingredients for each product can easily be found on the ELLIS FAAS website.
The same as the other silver ELLIS FAAS pens. Please use my extensive review of the Creamy Eyes E104 as a point of reference. This Milky Lips pen has a brush applicator just like the one for Creamy Eyes.
Fluid lip colour with medium opacity. Colour L203 is a dark vampy brownish red shade.
I have mainly been using the brush applicator to apply directly on my lips. If the pen happens to dispense too much fluid on to the applicator, I would then use my finger to transfer colour to my lips. That same technique would be employed if I want only subtle colouring.
It’s got excellent pigmentation, so even with just a little dab using my finger, my lips would already have enough colour. Coverage is buildable.
All images were taken in daylight.
As mentioned above, the texture of Milky Lips is somewhere between that of a lipstick and a lipgloss. It imparts intense colouring with more sheen (I wouldn't call it shine) than the velvety texture of Creamy Lips, but sometimes, it’s quite difficult to tell them apart. Of course, it’s not sticky and the best part is that it keeps my lips moist. I’ve been applying it directly on my bare lips, ie. requiring no lipbalm base, and have had no problems with chapped lips.
There will be some lip colour transfer with this one too. You will need to re-apply after a meal or after a few hours, unless you layer it thickly.
You know I’m already biased where ELLIS FAAS lip products are concerned. Blame it on the Creamy Lips E106 that made me go “Wow!” that first time. Milky Lips feels light on the lips, it's paraben-free and highly pigmented, the colour intensity is buildable and it moisturises the lips. Hmm, tell me, how can I not love Milky Lips too?
More information can be found on the ELLIS FAAS website. My previous articles on this brand can be found here.