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Ellis Faas Ellis Red (L101) Creamy Lips Review & Swatches

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Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101

One of the brands I was excited to check out at The Makeup Show was Ellis Faas; I had heard so much about this brand (and it’s somewhat controversial applicators), but hadn’t tried any of its products.  I’ve already reviewed the concealer I purchased (which I love!).  In that review, I mentioned that I also received another Ellis Faas product to try out, and that’s what I have for you today: Creamy Lips in the brand’s signature shade, Ellis Red.

For general thoughts on the bullet packaging / applicator system, please see my prior post.  Instead of a brush, the Creamy Lips applicator is a sort of hard sponge tip; it’s covered in a soft material, but it’s firm and not dentable.  I find that the applicator works quite well with the texture of this specific product – I can apply the lipstick straight from the applicator if needed.  However, I prefer a crisper line on my upper lip than I can achieve with the applicator, so I’ve been using a lip brush most of the time.

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips Applicator

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips Applicator

The Creamy Lips product feels to me like a lightweight lip cream rather than a traditional lipstick. I keep wanting to repeat the word lightweight – I can barely feel it on my lips once applied. The texture just disappears into my lips, and (aside from the vivid color), it almost looks like I don’t have on any lip product at all; the texture of my lips is just the texture of my lips.

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 Ellis Red Swatch

L101 Ellis Red

Part of Ellis Faas’s premise is that all of its products are “human colors”  — colors that naturally exist in the human body.  The shade of Creamy Lips I have is L101, Ellis Red,  and is described as a blood red. On me, it’s a neutral medium red; not too dark, not too bright – very wearable and classic.  I’ve heard that some people find the wear time of Cream Lips to be fantastic, but I found it to be fairly average – if you’ve tried these products, how was it for you?

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 Ellis Red Swatch-2

L101 Ellis Red

Overall, this is a really lovely product, but I’m not sure I would pay full price for it.  Don’t get me wrong – it’s a high quality product, I’d just rather choose something else to splurge on.  The applicator works, but I prefer a regular lipstick or a tube-style liquid lipstick.  The color is really lovely – a great neutral red – but not unique.  I do really love the texture, and if it were a bit longer lasting on me, I would be quite tempted to pick up another shade.

Creamy Lips retails for $35 and is available at Ellisfaas.com or Sephora.com; if you’re in Los Angeles, none of the Sephora stores carry the line, but Nigel Beauty (in North Hollywood) sells it in-store.

*I received the featured product for free courtesy of Ellis Faas and The Makeup Show.  This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.