Thursday, 24 February 2011

ELLIS FAAS: Eye Look With Light IX



This is a neutral look that has been gently spiced up with a very thin layer of shimmer from the Light. It's something new for me, but I thought it would be worth a try.

The ELLIS FAAS products used:

L-R:
Milky Eyes E207 (rust orange)
Creamy Eyes E104 (matte dark brown)
Light E301 (metallic light beige)
Eyeliner E501 (black)
Mascara E401 (black)

The first two pens were my own purchase. The other three were provided to me by ELLIS FAAS last year to review/try.



L-R: Milky Eyes E207, Creamy Eyes E104 and Light E301

Here's what I did:

1. Applied with finger a modest layer of the rust orange of E207 on the area above the eyelid fold, concentrating more on the outer corner. Faded out the edges, as usual.

2. Applied the dark brown of E104 in the area under the rust orange, ie. precisely where the eyelid folds inwards.
I don't often do this but I applied this directly using the brush applicator. As the eyeshadow is very pigmented, I didn't need to apply a very thick layer.

3. Tightlined with the black eyeliner using an angled eyeliner brush.

4. Used the dried up bits on the applicator brush of E104 to directly line the outer two-thirds of the lower lash line.

5. Now, for that very thin layer of Light
Note:
Milky Eyes (the rust orange) and Creamy Eyes (the dark brown) are waterproof.
Light is not waterproof.
This is where I took advantage of these characteristics.


Starting from the inner corner of the eye, dabbed with finger the metallic eyeshadow of E301, bit by bit, on top of the rust orange and dark brown colours already applied. As I went along, I thinned out the layer of heavy-shimmer particles by smudging it with a damp finger. The shimmer particles spread out, but the rust orange and the dark brown stayed put. I used this method so that the thin layer of Light would look less blotchy.

6. Applied a thin line of Light E301 on the lower lash line.

7. Curled lashes and applied two coats of mascara.

This gives the whole eye look a very subtle shimmer. I hope you like this dressed up neutral, ladies. It's really simpler than it sounds.

10 comments:

sugar sugar said...

i am on a neutral phase with eyeshadows right now and this is such a gorgeous eyelook! :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

What a gorgeous look! I so want to get my hands on Ellis Faas now, these look like such handy eyeshadows and look luxe too :)

The Girlie Blog said...

Love the coppery color!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful eye look. I think it would be a great party look with the shimmer.
Take care, Nicole x

Paulina said...

it's a very nice look :)

Witoxicity said...

@sugar sugar
Thank you! I'm pleased you like this look. :)

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thanks, Shivani. Well, if you really want to get the pens, you could order through their online shop. ELLIS FAAS has a distribution centre in New York, so shipping is now more convenient. :)

@The Girlie Blog
Thanks! :)

@Nicole
Thanks, Nicole! Everything seems amplified because these photos are huge close-ups. In real life, the shimmer is actually subtle. :)

@Paulina
Thank you, Paulina! :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

Yes, I would want to do that. Do you have any color recommendations I should look into?

Witoxicity said...

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Hmmm, colour choice is such a personal thing, and I can't say I've tried every shade ELLIS FAAS has. What I've tried and are my personal favourites are: Creamy Eyes E104 (matte dark brown - always useful) and E106 (matte light brown/lilac, taupey); Milky Eyes E203 (dark blue with slight shimmer - gorgeous); Light E304 (metallic lilac) and E305 (holographic Bordeaux - intriguing); Creamy Lips L106 and Milky Lips L203.

If you have time, have a look at my previous ELLIS FAAS posts (sidebar). There are eye looks, reviews and swatches that you can check out. I hope those would be helpful for you. :)

Lolipop said...

That's absolutely gorgeous!! I'll definitely try that look someday!! I am Asian and my eyes are pretty small, that's why I've never really known how to apply makeup to my eyes properly, coz it always looks kinda "overdone" on me >_< thanks a lot!

Witoxicity said...

@Lolipop
You're most welcome, my dear. I'm very happy to hear that! I can totally relate to your problem and many of the usual application techniques out there don't quite work for our eyes. I keep experimenting and, perhaps you've noticed, I tend to stay fairly close to the lash line and the eyelid fold. :D