The recent easy, breezy days with beautiful blooming lilac bushes have inspired me to do a summer look using Ellis Faas Cosmetics. Using my Ellis Faas stash is always total fun. I have a ball playing with the colors and feeling like a kid and an artist all rolled into one. The iconic bullet shaped pen applicators squeeze out color for mixing, playing, and experimenting. For those who prefer a traditional container, Ellis Faas has exactly what you want with their Foundation.
My look started with a few items that Ellis Faas sent us to test: S204 Concealer, Skin Veil Foundation in S104L, and E301 Eyeshadow.
The Concealer ($40) is fantastic. You can either paint it on using the brush, or else pump some out onto a steel palette and use your own brush. It gives me terrific coverage that is natural looking and it doesn’t settle into fine lines. It covers my dark under eye circles and stays put all day. Love this. I also love this tip from Ellis Faas: The secret to seamless concealer coverage lies in its relation to the foundation colour: darker skin demands more contrast between concealer and foundation, while lighter skin requires foundation and concealer that are more similar in colour.
Speaking of love….love love love the Skin Veil Foundation ($90)!! I have the bottle version, but the same foundation can be found is available in the Ellis Faas Pen for $65. Oh my goodness is this amazing. The creamy liquid foundation applies like a dream. It offers medium to full coverage and blends so beautifully…it really looks like your skin, only better. I actually like to apply this with my hands. I put two pumps into my palm, rubs my hands together, then smooth onto my face. It gives a truly flawless appearance. I can’t get over how much I love this foundation. My color is S104L, which is actually my summer shade when I am faux-tanning. It is great for medium skin. There are 8 shades available with great options for darker skin.
The Lights E301 Eyeshadow is one of the five dazzling ‘Light’ eyeshadows that offer a shimmery metallic effect. Light E301 is a stunning silver that really opens the eye. I use this on the inner corner of the mobile lid for a great effect that is particularly terrific for deep-set eyes.
Beginning with these three winners from Ellis Faas, I built a perfect summery look. I started with the Skin Veil Foundation using my hands, followed by the Concealer in a scalene triangle shape under my eyes.
Next I added S304 Blush, which is a mulled wine shade that gives a great glow from within look, as well as Glow Up in S503 for a little bronzing.
For my eyes, I used Lights E301 Eyeshadow on the inside half of the mobile lid. Then I used Creamy Eyes E106, a lilac taupe (how perfect!) for the crease and outer corner; and Eyeliner E502 which is a milk chocolate shade. I wish I had the Ellis Faas Mascara but I’m out…it’s my favorite mascara of all time.
I finished with Hot Lips 408, a baby pink, topped with a little Glazed Lips L309, a clear lip gloss – my holy grail clear lip gloss.
Then I headed outside and took some pics with my favorite lilac bush. So so happy that summer is almost here!!
If you haven’t tried Ellis Faas Cosmetics yet, I really encourage you to do so. And if you have some Ellis Faas already, break it out and play! – Lisa
*items reviewed sent for editorial consideration