Ellis Faas cosmetics

The Ellis Faas Human Colours Collection looks to the human palette for makeup range that complements and flatters all skin tones.  The premise is that the colours that exist naturally in our bodies are universal; shared by each of us. 

Who is Ellis Faas?  I admit, I wasn't familiar with the name, but was intrigued by the concept of the cosmetics line.  Ellis Faas is an Amsterdam-based makeup artist who was named one of the most influential makeup artists of her generation by Vogue Paris.  She has worked extensively with Mario Testino, one of the most sought-after photographers in the world.

The Ellis Faas Human Colours Collection includes 27 lip products and
that range has recently been expanded with 14 eye shadows, 2 mascaras,
2 eyeliners, 8 foundations, 8 concealers, 4 blushers, 3 powders plus an
ingenious and stylish Holder to contain and easily carry around the
various products.

I had an opportunity to try one of the Creamy Eyes eye shadows and a Milky Lips lip colour.  The products are contained in a pen-like applicator with a brush at one end.  To dispense the product, you turn the top of the applicator.  I tried Creamy Eyes eye shadow in E105, a richly pigmented medium-to-dark brown shade.  After applying and blending, you can build coverage for a variety of looks.  

I also tried Milky Lips in L201, a classic red shade.  As with the eye shadow, this lip colour is very pigmented and I didn't need alot of product to get rich colour.  I tried the lip colour in a variety of ways–by applying and then blotting off to a stain, as well as applying with the brush and then adding a coat of clear gloss on top. 

The Ellis Faas Human Colours Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in the US and at Liberty in London.

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