You want smoking hot lips? You can get them with Ellis Faas Hot Lips ($35), a fantastic liquid lip gloss/stain with excellent lasting power.
Like other Ellis Faas lip products, Hot Lips comes in the iconic silver bullet shaped applicator which has been tweaked so it’s better than ever. Hot Lips has a sponge tip and I am happy to say the packaging is terrific – you still twist the bottom, but the lip gloss comes out evenly and one twist gives the perfect amount of product for lips. I adore how you can see the color on the bottom of the applicator, it makes finding the shade you want super easy.
I will admit, at first I didn’t realize that with this super pigmented opaque liquid lip gloss/stain (sorry that’s clunky…it’s hard to describe because it’s so many things in one!) less is more. You really only need one twist for perfect coverage and a vibrant, matte color. Staying minimal actually helps the lasting power. What I love the most, though is that Hot Lips don’t dry out your pucker. Typically anything matte and long wearing is also very drying, but not these babies.
Nine different shades are available, and Ellis sent us three shades to review: L406, L407, and L408.
L406 is a rose violet shade.
This sophisticated shade is wonderfully easy to wear and so perfect for the season. I think it would look amazing on darker skin tones.
L407 is a deep pink shade.
I love this shade. It’s a very grown-up pink, but still quite vibrant.
L408 is a baby pink shade.
This has become my go-to shade for daytime. It’s a lovely shade that really brightens up your look.
Overall, I think the three shades are all very flattering and this is the most comfortable, easy to wear matte stain I have ever tried. No question, Hot Lips is a home run.
In addition to the three shades reviewed there are six more shades: L401 bright red, L402 bright orange, L403 bright fuchsia, L404 fluo pink, L405 bright coral, and L409 pink nude. There is definitely a shade for every preference and every skin tone. I absolutely love Hot Lips and think everyone should have at least one shade in their collection. Which shade do you think is for you? - Lisa