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.
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.
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?
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.