Monday, 3 May 2010

ELLIS FAAS: ELLIS LIPS Milky Lips Review


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.

Product
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.


Ingredients
The list of ingredients for each product can easily be found on the ELLIS FAAS website.

Packaging
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.

Contents
Fluid lip colour with medium opacity. Colour L203 is a dark vampy brownish red shade.


My Thoughts
Application
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.

Pigmentation
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.

Very lightly applied by dabbing a few dots of Milky Lips with finger and then blend


Applied thickly with the brush applicator to intensify colour

All images were taken in daylight.

Texture
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.

Durability
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.

Conclusion
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.

21 comments:

polishsis said...

Great review! Beautiful pictures. Almost makes me want to buy this product, but I hardly ever wear lipstick, I usually wear coloured lipgloss. Love the design of the packaging though!

Evil Angel said...

I love the color.

Mz. More said...

That lipstick looks lovely on you, such a sexy shade of red! :)

lelo said...

i want this. don't think they hve it in canada..

Naoko said...

Hi girl! How are you doing? You're right, your readers know a lot about Ellis Faas products, even if we have never tried them, like me. Someday this wil change, but it's hard to decide between all that textures and colors. I loved your review about creamy lips and I was pretty sure about what to choose in the case I buy it, but now, I feel confused! haha. Great review, as you always do!

Bebo said...

Ooh, beautiful color and finish!

Monica @ Beauty Parler said...

I really want to try this brand, can't wait for them to come to Canada.

tris1978ton said...

You are right, the color is very intense. It's a beautiful shade of red.

Dina (XYYan) said...

another awesome review! :) The colour is very pigmented!

Skulda said...

I think a very important thing to note would be this little piece of info I got from the FAQ page:
"Do you test on animals? No, of course not!!! And our factory guarantees us that they haven’t done any animal testing since 1990, so way before it became a law. So that’s we are saying Only Tested On Supermodels."

Thank the GODS! Too many brands test on animals.

Witoxicity said...

@polishsis
Thanks! Well, if you prefer lipgloss, then perhaps you could try its Glazed Lips. I have yet to try that myself though. :)

@Evil Angel
Oh yes, this is certainly just the lip shade for you!

@Mz. More
Thank you, my dear. :)

@lelo
Yeah, as far as I know, ELLIS FAAS is not yet available in Canada.

@Naoko
Hola, guapa! I know exactly what you mean. Three textures in a total of twenty-seven shades. It can be very difficult to make up your mind on which one to choose. :P Anyway, I hope my reviews are of some help. :)

@Bebo
Yes, it is!

@Monica
I hope it'll be available there soon.

@tris1978ton
Yup, this is one vampy shade.

@Dina
Thanks, Dina. :)

@Skulda
It's certainly a plus point that they don't test on animals. I had mentioned about this fact and about their witty tagline in my very first article on ELLIS FAAS. :)

Yi said...

That is lovely red!! I love it!!!Good one luv:)

Shop N' Chomp said...

They should call it "Kissable Lips" instead b/c that's what your lips look like! :D Love the color on you.

Witoxicity said...

@Yi
It's a really vampy red, I must say! :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Ha ha! You're so cute, Lisa! :D

Natalie Nguyen said...

Argh.. blogger just messed up and deleted my comment! Here I go again..
Though I can't see much, you seem to carry darker lip colours very well. Not only that but it also doesn't seem like you're 'wearing' anything. Must be your application skills and nicely moisturized lips~! =)

Witoxicity said...

@Natalie
Gosh, you're way too kind to say that! But I certainly do like red/dark coral lip colours. :)

The Beautifier said...

Hey Hun :) I am LOVING everything about the Ellis Faas Lipsticks, from the colour pay-off to the finish to the ease of application, everything is so perfect! Great review! xoxo

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Gorgeous color! And it does look very pigmented.
I'm loving the first pic :)

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
Thank you. Yeah, the ELLIS FAAS lip products and the eyeshadows are amazing! :)

@Cynthia
Thanks, Cynthia. Well, it is very pigmented indeed! :)

The Diva's Polish said...

Stunning colour! So neatly applied. I need lessons ...

Witoxicity said...

@The Diva's Polish
All credit goes to the pen's brush applicator, really. :)