left to right: Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E113, E119, E118
In light of recent developments (moving! Ahhh!), this Ellis Faas post has fallen by the wayside. But just the other day, when I almost tripped over one of these little tubes while attempting to fold my clothes and walk at the same time, I was reminded of just how much I adore them.
Although I didn’t realize it at the time, the colors I was lucky enough to test out remind me of one of my favorite paintings, Lépine’s The Pont Neuf, Paris. This happy coincidence only serves to increase my love for these new (‘new’ on this blog tends to be a relative term) shades of Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes.
Although blue eyeshadow tends to scare me, I decided to take a chance on E118, a pale blue with a generous dose of grey.
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Maybe I’ve sniffed one too many nail polish fumes, but I swear, the first thing I thought when I put on this eyeshadow was wow, that makes me look really wise.
It also makes me feel sophisticated. And I think my gaze looks especially piercing when I wear it with a touch of gray liner and mascara. But again, this could just be the fumes talking.
The surprises kept coming with the sultry, dark blue E113.
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Whereas the first blue I chose was pale and somewhat neutral, this one looked much more intimidating upon first swatch. I thought it would take some getting used to. But with some smudged black liner, a touch of gold on the lower lashline, and some digital false lashes, it made my eyes look dramatic without being over the top. Love. Again.
The final color to cross my desk was E119, a matte yellow ochre.
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I worried this particular color would be too warm for me, but if you look at the swatch, you’ll see it also has a somewhat cool undertone (more evidence for my theory that Ellis Faas products really are universally flattering). Out of the three, this was probably my least favorite, only because I prefer my neutrals with some shimmer or sheen. It’s still quite pretty on though, see it in action on the gorgeous Danielle here. In the picture above, I’m wearing it as a base under some Shu Uemura eyeshadows.
I’ve never included application instructions with these posts, mainly because I figured everyone has their own way of doing things. But just in case you were wondering, I use only the tiniest bit each time. I find that using my fingers works best; I put a dab of shadow on my ring finger and pat it all over my lid. If it’s not as opaque as I’d like, I simply go back and add another layer.
Ellis Faas Cream Eyeshadows are one of those products I think everyone should try at least once, budget allowing of course. They stay on all day without primer, have a gorgeous texture, and come in a beautiful array of shades. Even the colors that may seem scary somehow work for me. I can’t explain it. My reservations are, as always, the price tag ($36 per tube) and the packaging (see here because I’m too depressed to get into this again). That said, if you’re an Ellis Faas fan or just someone who’s curious about the brand, these new colors are definitely worth a look. I can’t wait to use all three to create a Lépine-inspired masterpiece on my eyes…hmmm, perhaps that will be my next EOTD.
Do you own any makeup that reminds you of certain works of art? What’s your favorite cream eyeshadow? Would you wear these shades?
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